Baz Lurhmann’s “The Get Down,” “UnReal” Season Finale, “Truffault/Hitchcock”: TV THIS WEEK

Plus: The season finale of "Animal Kingdom," and "Triumph's Summer Election Special"

It’s time to take a look at the TV highlights for the upcoming week.


At 9pm, HBO debuts Hitchcock/Truffault, which focuses on a lengthy interview between iconic filmmakers Francois Truffault and Alfred Hitchcock and how it influenced future directors.

Lifetime delivers the second season finale of UnReal at 10pm, as the Everlasting producers continue to scheme against each other to shape the show.

On Freeform’s The Fosters at 8pm, Mariana decides to steal some of her brother’s ADHD medication to keep going on her science project.

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If you’re not getting enough Lynn Whitfield on Greenleaf, she returns to ABC’s Mistresses at 10pm, playing April’s mother, who has some strange health issues.


At 10pm, the first season of Animal Kingdom wraps on TNT: Following their big score, the Codys have a missing family member to deal with as well as an unscrupulous police detective looking to make a big score.

After killing off another queer female, Freeform airs a new Pretty Little Liars at 8pm. At least there’s a “storm cellar full of clues,” so PLL’s sense of camp survives.

At 9pm, Deputy Skyes has a plan to stop all the killings on Dead of Summer, while the the identity of the mysterious “Teacher” will be revealed.


At 9pm, Debra Wilson and Aries Spears returns to Fox’s Mad TV.


At 10pm, Catfish kicks off its summer season on MTV, as Nev and Max track down a catfish devious enough to photoshop snapchats.

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At 11pm, Freedia launches an app, opens a restaurant figures out her futuer in the season finale of Fuse’s Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce.

CW Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Rachel Bloom
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator Rachel Bloom guests on The CW’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? at 9pm. (Keep your fingers crossed for a musical challenge.)

Barry adds “peaceful elections” to his list of failures on FX’s Tyrant at 10pm.


Debuting today on Seeso, Take My Wife gives us a very autobiographical (and very funny) look at the careers and relationship of married lesbian comics Rhea Butcher and Cameron Esposito,.

The world’s most inappropriate canine is back as Hulu streams Triumph’s Summer Election Special 2016.


Friday, Netflix debuts Baz Luhrmann’s new musical series The Get Down, focusing on a group of South Bronx teens in the 1970s during the birth of hip-hop, punk and disco. Will Luhrmann’s knack for spectacle be a good fit for such a pivotal moment in music history?

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At 9pm on Syfy, the Killjoys interrogate a Level Six agent, unraveling more clues about Dav’s condition.


At 9pm, OWN’s Oprah: Where Are They Now catches up with Barbara Eden and Kevin Jonas.

tom hiddleston Night Manager
And at 11pm, find out what all the fuss is about during AMC’s Night Manager marathon, starting at 8pm.


At 8pm on the History Channel, 50 Years of Star Trek explores most influential science fiction franchise of all time, featuring interviews with Jonathan Frakes, Nichelle Nichols, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Fuller and the late Leonard Nimoy.
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At 9pm on PBS, Lewis and Hathaway search for a link between a corpse found in a well and the death of a young artist, on Inspector Lewis.

Chris Hardwick Talking Dead

At 10pm, AMC gets us ready for more zombies and internal strife with The Walking Dead Season 7 Preview Special.

Lyle Masaki is a fan of obscure superheroes, video games, adorkable guys and that show you loved that got cancelled way too soon.