Summer’s wave of reality TV continues this week with the return of a show that continues to escape cancellation: So You Think You Can Dance. Season 15 kicks off tonight (Fox, Mondays at 8), and appears to be staying with the same format that made last season so great.
A show that did not escape cancellation is Face Off, which returns for a final season with all-stars competing against each other (Syfy, Tuesdays at 9).
The Four: Battle for Stardom (Fox, Thursdays at 8) returns after losing one of its judges to sexual harassment claims. Diddy, DJ Khaled, and Meghan Trainor return to mentor contestants in the second season of this new singing competition, which aired its first season earlier this year.
Food Network Star is back (Food Network, Sundays at 9) to find another guest judge for Food Network’s other competitions.
Also on Sunday, ABC brings back Sunday Fun and Games, its block of rebooted game shows: Celebrity Family Feud, The $100,000 Pyramid, and To Tell the Truth (Sundays at 8, 9, and 10).
Tuesday, Martha Stewart becomes a judge on Chopped (Food Network, Tuesdays at 9), and Monday, Who’s Line is it Anyway? is back with more improvised comedy (The CW, Mondays at 9).
For grittier reality TV, Netflix is reviving The Staircase on Friday. The streaming service will have all 10 episodes of the original true-crime mystery series, and add three new episodes that follow up on the case of a crime novelist accused of killing his wife, who was found bloody and dead at the bottom of a staircase.
A&E’s hit Live PD spins off a show on a sibling network, Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol (Lifetime, Mondays at 9), which focuses on female officers on patrol, and Intervention returns (A&E, Tuesdays at 8).
There’s also the self-explanatory People Magazine Investigates: Cults, which of course is on ID (Mondays at 9), and Escaping Polygamy (Lifetime, Mondays at 10).
People who were imprisoned for crimes they didn’t commit are the subjects of Evidence of Innocence (TV One, Mondays at 10), while journalist Maria Elena Salinas searches for evidence in famous cases on The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas (Oxygen, Mondays at 10).
A stand-up comedian from the UK moves his family to the US and documents the results on Just Another Immigrant (Showtime, Fridays at 9).
Also this week:
- Swamp Mysteries with Troy Landry (History, Thursdays at 10)
- Beach Bites with Katie Lee (Cooking Channel, Thursdays at 10)
- Another house flipping show, Music City Fix (HGTV, Thursdays at 11)
- Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (TLC, Saturdays at 8)
- I Want That Wedding (TLC, Saturdays at 9)
- Dodo Heroes (Animal Planet, Saturdays at 9)
- Vet Gone Wild (Animal Planet, Sundays at 8)
- Extinct or Alive (Animal Planet, Sundays at 9)
- Breaking the Band (REELZ, Sundays at 10)
A reality TV version of The Americans
FX’s The Americans aired its season finale, so now A&E is picking up with two specials about Russian spies in the U.S.—including one about American kid of a Russian spy.
The Plot Against America (A&E, Monday, June 4, at 8) “follows former FBI Special Agent Dennis Franks as he tracks down enemy ‘sleepers’ who have been strategically placed throughout America, and builds a case to expose them.”
After that, The Spy Who Raised Me (A&E, Monday, June 4, at 10) follows Chelsea Barsky, “the U.S. born daughter of a former American-based Russian spy.”
Also tonight, RFK: The Kennedy Family Remembers (History, Monday, June 4 at 10) looks back at Robert Kennedy’s death 50 years ago with “rare archival footage and exclusive new, emotional interviews with the Kennedy children,” according to the network.
And this weekend, A&E has a new four-hour Biography that spans two nights: Gotti: Godfather & Son is billed as “the complete and definitive father and son story of two men who were raised in the mob and became the reigning king and heir apparent,” and A&E says it has John Gotti Jr.’s “most extensive on-camera interview to-date.”