‘Perry Mason,’ ‘Yellowstone,’ ‘NOS4A2,’ ‘Sherman’s Showcase,’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week


The Talk: Race in America: This documentary about how parents of color have to talk to their kids — especially their sons — about how to behave if they are stopped by the police, so as to stay alive, came out in 2017, and here we are, having to dust it off again. Ugh. 9 p.m., PBS

Roswell, New Mexico: Oh no! A deadly threat has infiltrated CrashCon! Season finale. 8 p.m., The CW

Songland: Usher shows up to the season finale. 9 p.m., NBC


Let it Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992: Filmmaker John Ridley’s documentary looks at the decade that led up to the Rodney King riots of 1992. Hey, this also came out in 2017. Huh. 7 p.m., ABC

One Day at a Time: “The Politics Episode.” Because every. single. day. in 2020 is “The Politics Episode.” 8:30 p.m., Pop TV5

Frontline: The Virus: What Went Wrong?: A: Donald Trump. 8:30 p.m., PBS


Love, Victor: In this series sequel to Love, Simon, Victor is a new student at Creekwood High School who reaches out to Simon for help in navigating high school. Series premiere. Hulu

Mr. Iglesias: Season two.  Netflix

Toy Story 3: Listen, it is perfectly understandable if you need a good cry right now. I advise you to watch this and let go. 7 p.m., ABC


Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn: A documentary about the hateful little creep who worked for Senator McCarthy and mentored Donald Trump. 8 p.m., HBO

Top Chef Masters: A winner is chosen. (Go, Melissa!) Season finale. 9 p.m., Bravo

Taste the Nation: And now that her Top Chef duties are complete, Padma Lakshmi can focus her attention on this other show about immigrants and how they have shaped American food. Series premiere. Hulu

The Order: Season two. Netflix

Summer Camp Island: The animated series from one of the Adventure Time creators moves to HBO Max for its second season. Premiere. HBO Max


Sherman’s Showcase: Black History Month Spectacular: OK, so part of the joke here is that Black History Month is February, not June. But Juneteenth is an excellent day for a Black History special — and scheduling this for right now feels eerily prescient. 9 p.m., AMC

Wasp Network: Penélope Cruz, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Édgar Ramirez star in this film about Cuban spies that infiltrated the United States. Netflix

The Politician: Season two. Netflix

Dads: Celebrities talk about their fathers in this documentary directed by Bryce Dallas Howard. Apple TV+

7500: Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in this film as a pilot of an aircraft during a hijacking.  Amazon

Floor is Lava: In this new game show, competitors have to use curtains, tables, and chairs to traverse a room. Series premiere. Netflix


Ford v. Ferrari: Cars go fast. 7 p.m., HBO

Close Encounters of the Third Kind: TAKE ME. 7 p.m., Showtime Beyond


Perry Mason: Matthew Rhys stars in this origin story of the fictional detective. The wonderful Tatiana Maslany co-stars. Series premiere. 8 p.m., HBO

John Legend and Family: A Bigger Love Father’s Day: A Father’s Day tribute to all the dads out there from America’s favorite family. 7 p.m., NBC

United We Sing: A Grammy Tribute to the Unsung Heroes: Harry Connick Jr. drives across the country to thank front line workers with performances and appearances from Sandra Bullock, Drew Brees, Queen Latifah, Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, and Renée Zellweger, who will deliver surprise messages to America’s unsung heroes. The special will also feature performances by GRAMMY winners Harry Connick, Jr., John Fogerty, Jamie Foxx, Herbie Hancock, Cyndi Lauper, Little Big Town, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Matthews, Tim McGraw, and Irma Thomas as well as GRAMMY nominees Jon Batiste, Andra Day, Rockin Dopsie and Trombone Shorty. 7 p.m., CBS

The Chi: Emmett has to juggle work and family in the season premiere. 8 p.m., Showtime

The 2020 Espys: I still think this might be the stupidest awards ceremony. Yes, stupider than even the Golden Globes. 8 p.m., ESPN

Lucy Worsley’s Royal Myths & Secrets: The chief curator at the Historic Royal Palaces walks us through the history of famous royal figures. Series premiere. 7 p.m., PBS

Yellowstone: Beth finds a trespasser on the ranch in the season premiere. 9 p.m., Paramount

NOS4A2: Vic learns alarming news about Charlie Manx in the season premiere. 9 p.m., AMC

Tournament of Laughs: Jason Sudeikis hosts this tournament of comedians, including Jeff Ross, Margaret Cho, Gilbert Gottfried, Judah Friedlander, Michael Rapaport, Jim Norton, Fortune Feimster, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Natasha Leggero, Cameron Esposito, Godfrey, The Sklar Brothers, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Josh Wolf, Clayton English, Yamaneika Saunders, Gina Yashere, Tim Dillon, Moshe Kasher, Jessica Kirson, Paul Rodriguez, Sarah Tiana, Matteo Lane, Beth Stelling, Vladimir Caamano, Ian Edwards, Aida Rodriguez, Megan Gailey, Preacher Lawson, Piff The Magic Dragon and an additional two performers to come. Series premiere. 9 p.m., TBS

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