Monday TV: At the Pyrotechnic Festival

BrimstoneBefore you light up your own fireworks this week, get a load of the work at the annual National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, the basis of Viktor Jakovleski’s explosive documentary “Brimstone & Glory,” making its bow on “POV” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings), and which looks into the often dangerous lives of pyrotechnicians.

A more troubling documentary tonight is “The Rape of Recy Taylor” (Starz, 9 p.m.) about the rape of a 24-year-old sharecropper in 1944 by six white men who were never prosecuted. Filmmaker Nancy Buirski interviewed Mrs. Taylor about her experience weeks before her death at 97.

Turner Classic Movies begins July with a comprehensive American road trip covering 50 states in 50 movies Mondays and Tuesdays all month. They begin in New England with “A Summer Place” (8 p.m.) set on an island in Maine; “Lolita” (10:30 p.m.) which begins with Humbert Humbert’s visit to the fictional Ramsdale, N.H., “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town” (1:15 a.m.) which originates in fictional Mandrake Falls, Vt; and  “Little Women” (3:30 a.m.) about life for a family in Concord, Mass.

Earlier today on TCM, it’s all about Joan Blondell in “God’s Gift to Women” (6 a.m.), “Colleen” (7:30 a.m.), “Smarty” (9 a.m.), “The Kid from Kokomo” (10:15 a.m.), “Traveling Saleslady” (noon), “Broadway Gondolier” (1:15 p.m.), “The King and the Chorus Girl” (3 p.m.), “Illicit” (4:45 p.m.) and “Stage Struck” (6:15 p.m.).

John Noble returns as Holmes’ father on “Elementary” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

“The Bachelorette” (ABC, 8 p.m.) travels to Richmond, Va., for a politically-tilted episode. Then comes the politically incorrect “The Proposal” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

A distraught Plum seeks refuge on “Dietland” (AMC, 9 p.m.).

“Cultureshock” (A&E, 9 p.m.) looks at the legacy of “The Osbournes” reality series.

Greg Proops guest stars on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (CW, 9 p.m.).

The barbershop comedy “In the Cut” (Bounce, 9 p.m.) returns for its fourth season.

Looking for White House spokesmen to show up on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (CW, 8 p.m.).

“In Defense Of” (Oxygen, 8 p.m.) looks back at the Waco siege.

A new scientist with a mysterious past is on board to stop the meteor on “Salvation” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

The daughter of Warren Jeffs reaches out for help in rescuing her sister on “Escaping Polygamy” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.).

Not surprised 50 Cent’s mansion hasn’t sold yet on “Million Dollar Listing New York” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

Beach cakes are the challenge on “Wedding Cake Championship” (Food, 9 p.m.).

“Teen Mom OG” (MTV, 10 p.m.) looks back to past ex-boyfriends; “Chopped” (Food, 10 p.m.) looks back to its best dessert competitions.

“Man vs. Food” (Travel, 9 p.m.) goes to Orange County, Calif.

The World Cup round of 16 had Brazil vs. Mexico (Fox, Telemundo, 10 a.m.) and Belgium vs. Japan (Fox, Telemundo, 2 p.m.).

Baseball includes Detroit at Toronto (MLB, 1 p.m.) and Boston at Washington (ESPN, 7 p.m.).

First round play begins at Wimbledon (ESPN, 7 a.m., noon).

In the NBA summer league, it’s Atlanta at Memphis (NBA, 7 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Rachel Bilson, Omari Hardwick, Joey Graceffa, Rosanna Pansino. The View: Jake Tapper (rerun). The Talk: Sanaa Lathan, Jennifer Finnigan, Carnie Wilson. Harry Connick: Jessie James Decker, Stephanie Humphrey (rerun). Steve Harvey: Tracey Edmonds, Deion Sanders (rerun). Ellen DeGeneres: Adam Levine, Maroon 5 (rerun). Wendy Williams: Milly Almodovar, Nikki Boyer.

Late Talk

All reruns: Stephen Colbert: Mandy Moore, Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban, Meghan Trainor. Jimmy Kimmel: Jon Hamm, Lil Rel Howery, G-Eazy with Yo Gotti & YBN Nahmir. Jimmy Fallon: Emilia Clarke, Matt Bomer, cast of “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.” Seth Meyers: Jake Tapper, Jane Krakowski, Devin Dawson, Brian Frasier-Moore. James Corden: Adam Devine, Zoey Deutch, the Voidz. Carson Daly: The Russo Brothers, Neck Deep, Elle Duncan. Conan O’Brien: Jeff Daniels, Lauren Ash.


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