You can tell the regular network television season is over by all of the new and returning reality and game shows. There are a few scripted shows to consider, though. Happy viewing!
all times eastern
The Fourth Estate – 7:30 to 9pm on TMN – Series Premiere
This documentary looks at the competition for scoops by The New York Times and Washington Post as Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.
1968 – 9 to 11pm (two episodes) on CNN – Series Premiere
CNN has examined full decades in its documentary series, but now they are singling out one specific year, 50 years ago, 1968. The first hour examines the state of the Vietnam War, while the second looks at how the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. touched off a tense period in American race relations. The remaining two episodes follow on Monday night, dealing with the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, and the tumultuous election that ushered in the Nixon years.
Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You – 9 to 11pm on Superchannel
Celebrating five decades in the music business, this documentary examines the public and personal life of Olivia Newton-John.
The Bachelorette – 8 to 10:01pm on ABC/City – 14th Season Premiere
Brother vs. Brother – 9 to 10pm on HGTV – 6th Season Premiere
Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby – 9 to 10:15pm on BBC Canada – 2nd Season Premiere
SIX – 10 to 11pm on History – 2nd Season Premiere
Cults and Extreme Belief – 10 to 10:57 on A&E – Series Premiere
This series examines the world of cults, starting with the multilevel marketing self-help group NXIVM, which is also a destructive sex cult led by a man named Keith Raniere. This cult is making headlines now because former Smallville star Allison Mack has been swept up in its illegal activities.
America’s Got Talent – 8 to 10pm on NBC/City – 13th Season Premiere
Beat Shazam – 8 to 9pm on Fox/10 to 11pm on City – 2nd Season Premiere
Love Connection – 7 to 8pm on City/9 to 10pm on Fox – 2nd Season Premiere
World of Dance – 10 to 11pm on NBC/CTV – 2nd Season Premiere
American Ninja Warrior – 8 to 10pm on NBC- 10th Season Premiere
Master Chef – 8 to 10pm on Fox/CTV – 9th Season Premiere
Reverie – 10 to 11pm on NBC/Global – Series Premiere
Former hostage negotiator Mara Kint (Person of Interest’s Sarah Shahi) takes on a new challenge to save people lost in a virtual reality program called Reverie. Also stars Dennis Haysbert.
The Americans – 10 to 11:30pm on FX – Series Finale (extended time)
Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night – 8 to 8:31pm on ABC
Once again this year, Jimmy Kimmel precedes the NBA Finals with star-studded comedy heading into each game.
Dog Tales Rescue – 8:30 to 9pm on Gusto – Series Premiere
Dogs in King City, Ontario, find their “forever homes” in this ten-episode reality series, which also includes stories of horse sanctuary.
Nowhere Fast – 9 to 9:45pm on BBC Canada – Series Premiere
Irish comedian Alison Spittle stars in this six-part sitcom about a woman moving back home after losing her radio show in Dublin after a high-profile libel case.
Hawaii Life – 9:30 to 10pm on HGTV – 10th Season Premiere
The League of Gentlemen – 9:45 to 10:30pm on BBC Canada – 4th Season Premiere
Sounds Like Friday Night – 10 to 11pm on BBC Canada – Series Premiere
This series featuring music, comedy and variety kicks off with singers Charlie Puth and Jessie Ware, and there’s a special appearance by Dave Grohl.
Burgers, Brew & ‘Que – 10 to 10:30pm on The Food Channel – 3rd Season Premiere
C.B. Strike – 11pm to 12am on HBO – Series Premiere
An injured war veteran and his secretary try to solve the mysterious death of a supermodel in this drama. Based on a series of detective novels written by J.K. Rowling (under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith).