Formula One Racing
Wimbledon and the British Open aren't the only major events happening in the U.K. this month. This race, the ninth on the 2015 Formula One schedule, is run on the 18-turn, 3.66-mile Silverstone Circuit, a permanent road course built on the site of a deserted World War II-era airfield. Native son Lewis Hamilton came from the sixth position to take his second career win here a year ago. A field including Nico Rosberg, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel will challenge him this year.
The heat is on -- literally -- as the Sprint Cup makes its annual summer stop at Florida's Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero 400. Aric Almirola took his first career Cup win a year ago on the 2.5-mile tri-oval in a race shortened 48 laps by rain. A field including Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex Jr. and Joey Logano will go at it under the lights in an effort to take his championship away.
Celebrity Family Feud
It's surely a family affair as siblings Penny and Garry Marshall head a team in the first contest of this new episode. The movie directors and several relatives compete against Dr. Phil McGraw and his clan -- including wife Robin, a staple of his syndicated weekday show. Then, "Glee" alum Kevin McHale leads family members against some of veteran comedy actor Fred Willard's, who's been recurring lately on "Modern Family." Steve Harvey is the host.
One of TV's most popular TV progamming "stunts" returns with a total of 19 hours of primetime shark-themed shows, the most in its 28-year history. The Florida Department of Tourism probably won't like this season opener, which follows Massachusetts marine biologist Dr. Greg Skomal as he tags Great White Sharks off Cape Cod to study their swim patterns. He discovers the Florida coast is the new Great White hotspot in the Atlantic, but with no tasty seal population there to rival that of Massachusetts, Skomal struggles to figure out why.
Two underachieving teams go at it tonight in the nation's capital as Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals conclude a three-game series against Buster Posey and the San Francisco Giants. Despite assembling arguably the most talented pitching staff in baseball, the Nats' team ERA sits around 4 and ranks in the bottom half of the league in many major categories. The defending champion Giants' main problem has been playing at home, where they're under .500.
Last Tango in Halifax
Alan's (Derek Jacobi) decision to come clean with Celia (Anne Reid) isn't well-timed in the new "Episode 2" of the series' third season, since his revelation about Gary (Rupert Graves) prompts her to take out her emotions on Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) ... on the latter's wedding day. Gillian (Nicola Walker) is suddenly jobless after an encounter with Cheryl (Rachel Leskovac), and Robbie's (Dean Andrews) reaction also proves to be questionably timed.
In a new episode, Laura's (Katherine Parkinson, "The IT Crowd") suspicions about Anita (Gemma Chan) continue to mount, despite -- or perhaps because of -- the latter's perfection as a mother figure. George (William Hurt), meanwhile, is horrified when he receives a new female Synth, Vera (Rebecca Front, "Inspector Lewis"), to replace his beloved but malfunctioning Odi (Will Tudor).
Island of the Mega Shark
Celebrated shark experts Andy Casagrande, Jeff Kurr and Dickie Chivell travel to Guadalupe, a volcanic Pacific island off the west coast of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. It's a region that serves as home to some of the biggest Great White sharks on Earth, which makes it a logical spot for this trio to conduct their search for one of the largest Great Whites ever recorded, using new technologies and innovative methods.
Food Network Star
Any bona fide Food Network star is expected to command an expansive knowledge of ingredients across a variety of culinary styles, so the new episode "The Perfect Match" finds the remaining finalists swapping what are their usual favorite ingredients with each other, then preparing a dish for Bobby and Giada using somewhat less familiar items and seasonings. Next, the contestants are paired up to collaborate on dishes to serve 40 couples on their first date via an online matchmaking service.
Poldark on Masterpiece
Ross (Aidan Turner) certainly has his hands full where relationships are concerned in the new "Part 3" of this drama's update. Needing to make a decision about Elizabeth (Heida Reed), who gives birth but is dissatisfied with her marriage, he's drawn closer to Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) -- who has concerns about his ongoing ties to Elizabeth. As if that isn't enough for him to think about, he's also occupied with getting the family business back on its feet.
Big Crazy Family Adventure
Bruce Kirkby, Christine Pitkanen and their two young sons find themselves on a 27-hour train ride from China to Tibet, a course that takes them along the highest railway in the world. At the Drepung Monastery, 7-year-old Bodi surprises his parents with a lively interest in Buddhism and the youngster learns how to meditate for the first time. Next, their route takes them to a small Tibetan town known as the gateway to Mount Everest in the new "Leg 4: Barley Beer, Everest and Expiring Visas."
Ever get an e-mail claiming a member of foreign royalty wants to cut you in on a fortune? Moe (voice of Hank Azaria) did, and he wants to reclaim the money that was scammed from him in "The Princess Guide." He thinks the Nigerian princess (voice of Yaya DaCosta, "Whitney") being guarded by Homer (voice of Dan Castellaneta) can help. Joe Mantegna reprises his voice role as Fat Tony. Entrepreneur Richard Branson voices his animated likeness.