Television’s best bets for the coming week include:


Television is about to unleash a barrage of specials commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing (July 20, 1969). None figure to be quite like “Apollo 11,” an immersive, feature-length documentary that captures the tense, exhilarating days and hours surrounding the “one giant leap for mankind.”

Primarily comprised from newly discovered 70mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of audio recordings, the film offers viewers a you-are-there experience as it whisks them along for the ride to the lunar surface and back. (8 p.m., CNN).

Regina Hall hosts the BET Awards from Los Angeles. This year’s performers include Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Migos, H.E.R., Billy Ray Cyrus, Lizzo and many more. Mary J. Blige will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Nipsey Hussle will be the posthumous recipient of the Humanitarian Award. (7 p.m., BET).

We expect to be gasping for breath while watching “Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda.” Daredevil siblings Nik and Lijana Wallenda will be attempting a high-wire walk 25 stories above the streets of New York City. Yikes. (7 p.m., ABC).


Shaquille O’Neal is our larger-than-life host for the 2019 NBA Awards. Among the honors being handed out are the league’s MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards. Celebrity presenters include Samuel L. Jackson, Tiffany Haddish, Charles Barkley and Issa Rae. (8 p.m., TNT).


In the stand-up special “Mike Epps: Only One Mike,” Epps reflects on the gift (and curse) of raising four daughters, overcoming childhood dyslexia and the mysterious infinite wisdom of old people. (Netflix).

“Big Brother,” the reality series that turns human beings into lab rats, returns for its — wait for it — 21st season. Yeah, we can’t believe it, either. (7 p.m., CBS).


The final season of “Jane the Virgin” continues. When Lina (guest star Diane Guerrero) comes to town, Jane is excited to see her. That is, until Lina asks her for a favor. (8 p.m., The CW).

Thursday (June 27)

Say farewell to “Life in Pieces.” In the sitcom’s series finale, Tim and Heather decide to have another baby. Meanwhile, Jen and Greg want a new house, and Matt gets a job offer in Germany. (8:30 p.m., CBS).

Friday (June 28)

On “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” after finding themselves in yet another gambling dilemma, a stranger offers Enoch and Fitz a ride home where, it turns out, two Shrikes aren’t better than one. (7 p.m., ABC).

Saturday (June 29)

In the stand-up special “Ramy Youssef: Feelings,” the hilarious headliner shares candid anecdotes about his life as an Egyptian-American comedian and riffs on, among other things, his connection to Donald Trump. (9 p.m., HBO).

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