Monday TV: Mobsters Return Again

mob_lf_1120_0175edIt’s the 25th anniversary of “Goodfellas” (AMC, 7 p.m.), one of the perfect gangster movies. So it’s accompanied by a new eight-part series “The Making of the Mob: New York” (AMC, 10 p.m.) which features the backstories of a number of famous old names, from Lucky Luciano, whose tale begins the run, to Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, Frank Costello and Vito Genovese.

It combines re-enactments with old footage and new interviews with people from Frankie Valli and Lansky’s grandson to frequent mob actors Chazz Palminteri and Joe Mantegna. If they had any sense, they’d use a lot of clips from “Boardwalk Empire.” But at least Ray Liotta, star of “Goodfellas,” gets to narrate.

What else Liotta been in? “Texas Rising” (History, 9 p.m.), which reaches its finale tonight, finally.

A second season starts for “Murder in the First” (TNT, 10 p.m.), the crime saga that concentrates on one case per season returns with Kathleen Robertson and Taye Diggs. It accompanies more new “Major Crimes” (TNT, 9 p.m.).

The travails of Filipino-American Richard Adams and Australian Tony Sullivan, one of the first gay couples granted a wedding license in Boulder County, Colo., in 1975, is recounted in Thomas Miller’s film “Limited Partnership” On “Independent Lens” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings).

“Where I’m From: Jay Z” (Fusion, 10:30 p.m.) follows the rapper’s preparations for a stint of concerts in Brooklyn.

Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals has Tampa Bay at Chicago (NBC, 8 p.m.).

Now that they’re traveling around, “The Bachelorette” (ABC, 8 p.m.) moves from New York to San Antonio, where the final dozen have to two-step and sing mariachi.

The auditions for “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox, 8 p.m.) moves to Los Angeles.

It’s Father’s Day on “The Fosters” (ABC Family, 8 p.m.).

Linda Hamilton was a tough fighter in “Terminator,” so she’s host of a new series “Over My Dead Body” (Investigation Discovery, 10 p.m.) about other tough women who fight their way out of attacks.

Turner Classic Movies salutes Don Ameche tonight with six of his films: “Heaven Can Wait” (8 p.m.), “The Story of Alexander Graham Bell” (10 p.m.), “That Night in Rio” (11:45 p.m.), “The Feminine Touch” (1:30 a.m.), “So Goes My Love” (3:30 a.m.) and “Slightly French” (5 a.m.).

Baseball includes Atlanta at Boston (ESPN, 7 p.m.). In the College World Series, it’s Arkansas vs. Miami (ESPN2, 3 p.m.) and Florida vs. Virginia (ESPN2, 8 p.m.).

In the FIFA Women’s World Cup, it’s Thailand vs. Germany (Fox, 4 p.m.), Ivory Coast vs. Norway (Fox Sports 1, 4 p.m.), Netherlands vs. Canada (Fox Sports 1, 7:30 p.m.) and China vs. New Zealand (Fox Sports 2, 7:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly & Michael: Taylor Schilling, Alan Rickman, Erin Andrews. The View: Kyra Sedgwick, Jennifer Beals. The Talk: Zoe Saldana, Jenny Hutt, Chi-Lan Lieu, Melissa Rivers. Ellen DeGeneres: Cate Blanchett, Matthew Rhys (rerun). Wendy Williams: Stephanie Bauer. Meredith Vieira: Lance Bass, Elle Macpherson, Isaiah Washington, Mally Roncal (rerun). Queen Latifah: LL Cool J, David Walton (rerun).

Late Talk

Jimmy Fallon: Aziz Ansari, Taylor Schilling, Adam Lambert, Larry Campbell. Jimmy Kimmel: Kit Harrington, Chris Gethard, Dwight Yoakam (rerun). Seth Meyers: Martha Stewart, Laura Prepon, Jamie XX. James Corden: Meloda Hardin, Amy Landecker, Jack Antonoff. Carson Daly: Henry Winkler, Mike Attie, Meghan O’Hara (rerun). Tavis Smiley: Kevin Johnson, Zoe Saldana. Jon Stewart: Judd Apatow. Conan O’Brien: Jeff Garlin, Angie Harmon, Tim Minchin.

 

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