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“Halt And Catch Fire,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” The 2016 VMAs: TV THIS WEEK

Plus: "The Strain" returns and PBS airs "I Miss 'Downton Abbey'"

Let’s check out this week’s TV highlights.


At 10pm, Lifetime debuts Wild Oats, starring Shirley MacLaine as a retired widow who mistakenly gets a check for five million dollars, and goes on an amazing adventure in Spain with her best friend (Jessica Lange). Demi Moore co-stars as MacLaine’s daughter.

At 8pm, it’s the second-to-last episode of The Fosters as Jude and Noah debate where to take their relationship.


AMC kicks off the third season of Halt And Catch Fire at 9pm. Mutiny is moving its offices from Texas to Silicon Valley and tech exec Joe McMillan (Lee Pace) is starting a new chapter in his life, one that brings him back to his former Cardiff Electric colleagues.

A&E’s original docuseries Born This Way gives us honesty, humor and heart as it explores the relationships, struggles and dreams of a group of young adults with Down syndrome.


At 10pm, ABC celebrates The View: 20 Years in the Making, with Barbara Walters and guests.

At 8pm on Freeform, Pretty Little Liars sets things up for its summer finale. Now that Paige is back in Rosewood, Emily has another love triangle to manage.

At 9pm the counselors of Dead of Summer grapple with the big revelation from last week.


At 8am, Logo’s “Road To All Stars” marathon continues with all of Season 4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, a.k.a. Phi Phi O’Hara’s season. At 9:30pm, it’s Season Five, when Rulaskatox was born and Coco and Alyssa faced off.


At 10pm on Viceland’s Gaycation, Ellen Page and Ian Daniel travel to Orlando following the Pulse nightclub shooting.

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NBC’s The Night Shift continues at 10pm as gay Army medic Drew’s adoption plans hit a major snag.

Also at 10pm, TV geezers Henry Winkler, Terry Bradshaw, George Foreman and William Shatner travel through Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Thailand on NBC’s travel-adventure series Better Late than Never.

The war with the caliphate continues on Tyrant, 10pm on FX.


At 8pm, it’s the premiere of RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race Season 2 on Logo. Ten alumni from five seasons return to snatch the crown and build their legacy!

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Cartoon Network
Steven and Connie must concentrate more to take their training to the next level, on Steven Universe at 7pm on Cartoon Network.


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At 9pm on Syfy, the Killjoys team faces an angry mob who have issues with the plan to free Old Town.


NBC’s 1960s drama Aquarius moves to Saturdays at 9pm with this two-hour episode.


At 10pm, Oprah: Where Are They Now? catches up with “Ginger Spice” Geri Haliwell and Family Affair star Kathy Garver.


At 9pm, it’s the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards, featuring Britney Spears’ return to the VMA stage.

A few months after the season finale, PBS airs a I Miss Downton Abbey special, promising a look back at the addictive period drama.

At 10pm, FX fights off the vampire apocalypse as The Strain kicks off its third season. So far, bisexual hacker Dutch has survived the battle for the earth, keep your fingers crossed that continues.

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If you prefer a zombie apocalypse to vampires, Strand leads his group on a search for a new home on Fear the Walking Dead at 9pm on AMC.


Young & Hungry’s Rex Lee battles Bridget Moynahan on $100,000 Pyramid at 9pm on ABC.

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