TV tonight: ‘Game of Thrones’ homes in on the endgame

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TV picks for Sunday, July 16

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“Kids’ Choice Sports 2017” (8 p.m., Nickelodeon): Warriors superstar guard and two-time NBA champ Steph Curry will be one of several standouts feted tonight in the event that celebrates the best athletes and epic sports moments — as chosen by America’s kids. Other top nominees include Serena Williams, Tom Brady, Cristiano Ronaldo, Stanford swimmer Katie Ledecky, LeBron James, Kris Bryant and Simone Biles. Also, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps with the Legend Award. Returning to host the show is Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

“The Nineties” (9 p.m., CNN): Tonight’s installment of the documentary series, “Clinton: The Comeback Kid,” recalls Bill Clinton’s presidency, which began and ended with controversy spanning from an inability to reform America’s health care system to a sex scandal that led to impeachment proceedings.

“Game of Thrones” (10 p.m., HBO): Pay no mind to the calendar, winter has arrived. As the beloved epic fantasy returns for its seven-episode penultimate season, all eyes are on the Iron Throne. Daenerys Targaryen has finally set sail for Westeros with her armies and dragons. Jon Snow is now King in the North after surviving the Battle of the Bastards. And in King’s Landing, Cersei Lannister has seized control by incinerating the High Sparrow and her arch enemies. But as old alliances fracture and new ones emerge, an army of dead men marches on the Wall, threatening to cause major havoc. 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO. (For more, see our spoiler-free preview story: “Who will win the Iron Throne?”).

“The Strain” 

“The Strain” (10 p.m., FX): As the fourth and final season of this creep show begins, nine months have passed since Zack detonated a nuke. The world has fallen into darkness, and the strigoi are in control. Haunted by the atrocities committed by his son, Eph abandons New York City for Philadelphia. His solitude is cut short when he encounters new fighters who rekindle his drive to fight back. Tasked by Setrakian, Fet and Quinlan search for a new means of stopping the Master.

“Remember Me” (10 p.m., PBS): This chilling, three-part British drama follows Tom Parfitt (Michael Palin), a frail and elderly Yorkshire man seemingly alone in the world. His eventual admittance to an assisted-living facility triggers a series of inexplicable events — including a social worker who falls to her death.

 

Also on Sunday:

“Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly” (7 p.m., NBC)

“The History of Comedy” (7 p.m., CNN)

“Big Brother” (8 p.m., CBS)

“Celebrity Family Feud” (8 p.m., ABC)

“My Mother and Other Strangers” (8 p.m., PBS)

“Shahs of Sunset,” season premiere (8 p.m., Bravo)

“Guys Grocery Games” (8 p.m., Food Network)

“Claws” (9 p.m., TNT)

“Power” (9 p.m., Starz)

“Grantchester on Masterpiece” (9 p.m., PBS)

“Candy Crush” (9 p.m., CBS)

“Steve Harvey’s Funderdome” (9 p.m., ABC)

“Twin Peaks: The Return” (9 p.m., Showtime)

“Food Network Star” (9 p.m., Food Network”)

“The $100,000 Pyramid” (10 p.m., ABC)

“Bar Rescue” (10 p.m., Spike)

 

Contact Chuck Barney at cbarney@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow him at Twitter.com/chuckbarney and Facebook.com/bayareanewsgroup.chuckbarney.



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