‘Suits,’ ‘Snowfall’ and ‘SharkFest’ among top viewing choices

July 15, 2018

‘Suits,’ ‘Snowfall’ and ‘SharkFest’ among top viewing choices

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The sixth annual “SharkFest,” along with returning cable series “Suits,” “Snowfall” and “Wynonna Earp,” are among the viewing choices for the week:

“SharkFest” (8 p.m. Sunday, July 15, Nat Geo Wild): The sixth annual “SharkFest” gets a jump on that older summer shark-a-thon, Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” (which begins Sunday, July 22), then goes for a bigger bite of the audience by expanding to two weeks of shark-centric programming. “SharkFest” begins with three shows on Sunday, July 15: “When Sharks Attack: Mayhem in Mexico,” a look at the 2011-13 shark attacks in Cancun, at 8 p.m.; “Shark vs. Tuna,” which explores clashes between two of the ocean’s apex predators, at 9; and “The Whale That Ate Jaws,” a study of fatal attacks on Great White sharks by killer whales, at 10.

“Suits” (9 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, USA): The stylish legal show’s seventh season ended with Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) and Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle) getting married and moving to Seattle to run a law firm specializing in class-action suits. So without popular series regulars Adams and Markle (who, of course, has a royal reason for not returning), the cable drama-comedy mix moves into its eighth season with Dule Hill (“The West Wing,” “Pysch”) and Amanda Schull (“12 Monkeys”) promoted to series regulars and Katherine Heigl joining the cast as new Specter Litt partner Samantha Wheeler.

“Trial & Error” (9 p.m. Thursday, July 19, WKYC Channel 3): NBC’s surreal culture-clash mockumentary sitcom finally returns for a second season but without former Akronite John Lithgow. With the case against eccentric poetry professor Larry Henderson (Lithgow) resolved at the end of the first season, New York lawyer Josh Segal (Nicholas D’Agosto) finds himself back in East Peck, South Carolina, to defend heiress Lavinia Peck-Foster (Kristin Chenoweth), suspected of killing her husband.

“Snowfall” (10 p.m. Thursday, July 19, FX): Exploring the devastating effects of the crack cocaine epidemic on a Los Angeles neighborhood and the culture, writer-executive producer John Singleton’s drama launches its second FX season. The story picks up in 1984. Among those trying to gain power, money and influence are: Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), a young street entrepreneur beginning to experience the perils of success; Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), a CIA operative who finds that his off-book drug-funded operation may be threatened from unexpected personal and professional sources; and Gustavo “El Oso” Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta) and Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios), the drug-running couple who discover the potency of crack and aim to exploit it.

“Wynonna Earp” (9 p.m. Friday, July 20, Syfy): The 12-episode third season of this spirited supernatural blend of Western drama and horror begins with Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano) and Doc (Tim Rozon) having been driven further apart by the absence of their daughter. The road to reconciliation isn’t going to be made any smoother by the return of the demon Bulshar.

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