Tuesday TV: More Bikes, Different Accent

mayans-MCHis first TV project since “Sons of Anarchy,” “The Bastard Executioner,” only lasted one season. So Kurt Sutter is back to writing a series about a Southern California motorcycle gang, this time concentrating on the Latin gang in “Mayans MC” (FX, 10 p.m.). JD Sardo stars as the new prospect to the storied crew, running drugs for a cartel and making use of a well-appointed tunnel to Tijuana.

Among the familiar faces in the series is Edward James Olmos, Michael Irby and the occasional glimpse of the Sons of Anarchy club, including Katie Segal, for a moment, tonight. The 97-minute premiere comes with a few establishing twists. But like the earlier series, this one relies on classical themes of father and son, a lot of riding, and a penchant for particularly sadistic torture.

Another new series springs from the line of horror movies. “The Purge” (Syfy, USA, 10 p.m.) is about trying to survive the latest day when crime is legal.

Because last year’s “The New Edition Story” (BET, 7 p.m.) was such a hit, there’s a new two night miniseries on one its most notorious members in “The Bobby Brown Story” (BET, 9 p.m.). Woody McClain plays the part, and with Brown himself as adviser, some of it, particularly her stormy relationship with his wife Whitney Houston is glossed over.

The new “Model Squad” (E!, 8 p.m.) hopes to find a new Victoria Secret model through a competition.

After three hours of it Monday, if you can stand another two hours of “Bachelor in Paradise” (ABC, 8 p.m.), there is a twist: The couple who go on a date has have to take a baby along.

There are live semi-finals on “America’s Got Talent” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

On the finale of “Making It” (NBC, 10 p.m.), the final three work on a wedding.

On “Hard Knocks: Training Camp” (HBO, 10 p.m.), the Browns face Detroit in the final preseason game.

The second half of Ken Burns’ four hour “Mark Twain” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings) is rerun. It’s followed by the three hour documentary “Ex Libris: New York Public Library” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings).

Teams of siblings play “Beat Shazam” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

A subway hero and a matchmaker from D.C. play “Love Connection” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

“Below Deck Mediterranean” (Bravo, 9 p.m.) has its third season finale.

Also reaching its season finale is “Million Dollar Listing New York” (Bravo, 10 p.m.).

Kids compete on “Chopped” (Food, 9 p.m.).

Matt tries to swim to another part of the island on “Castaways” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

“Hard to Kill” (Discovery, 10 p.m.) looks at surviving avalanches.

Turner Classic Movies joins the African American Film Critics Association to present The Black Experience on Film Tuesdays and Thursdays all month. It begins tonight with “Within Our Gates” (8 p.m.), “Imitation of Life” (9:30 p.m.), “Pinky” (11:30 p.m.), “Daughters of the Dust” (1:30 a.m.) and “A Few Good Men” (3:30 a.m.). Earlier, it’s all about hotels with “Room Service” (7:15 a.m.), “Grand Hotel” (8:45 a.m.), “Holiday Inn” (11 a.m.), “Hotel Reserve” (12:45 p.m.), “Honeymoon Hotel” (2:15 p.m.), “Hotel Berlin” (4 p.m.) and “Weekend at the Waldorf” (5:45 p.m.).

Baseball includes Yankees at Oakland (MLB, 10 p.m.).

It’s U.S. vs. Chile (ESPN2, 10 p.m.) in a women’s international friendly in soccer.

The WNBA semifinals moves to game 5 with Washington at Atlanta (ESPN2, 5 p.m.) and Phoenix at Seattle (ESPNews, 10 p.m.).

And the U.S. Open (ESPN, noon and 7 p.m.) moves to the semifinals.

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Penn Badly, Rosanna Pansino. The View: Sonia Sotomayor. The Talk: Bebe Rexha. Harry Connick: Neil DeGrasse Tyson (rerun). Steve Harvey: Rachel Lindsay. Ellen DeGeneres: Nicki Minaj. Wendy Williams: En Vogue (rerun). The Real: Irv Gotti, Shaunie O’Neal (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: John Krasinski, Yvonne Orji. Jimmy Kimmel: Rami Malek, Jennifer Love Hewitt, the Lemon Twigs. Jimmy Fallon: Ethan Hawke, Lil Rel Howery, Meek Mill, Michael Rubin. Seth Meyers: Chris Cuomo, Jerrod Carmichael, Ruston Kelly, Allison Miller, Pearl Aday. James Corden: Alice Eve, Mark Duplass, Wyatt Cenac, Dorothy. Carson Daly: Laura Harrier, Sofi Tukker, Michael Mando. Conan O’Brien: Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, Thomas Jane, Trevante Rhodes, Alfie Allen, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey, Yvonne Strahovski, Shane Black (rerun).

 

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