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What to watch on TV for the week of June 12 - June 17: Vladimir Putin is interviewed, a Denver comedian has an HBO special and much more

June 12, 2017 Updated: June 12, 2017 at 3:12 pm
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photo - TJ Miller. Photo via HBO.
TJ Miller. Photo via HBO. 

Monday 
“The Putin Interviews” (7 p.m., Showtime, Special Debut) - Part one of director Oliver Stone’s interview with Russian president Vladimir Putin airs tonight. 

“Super Human” (8 p.m., Fox, Series Premiere) - Individuals with extraordinary skills and abilities compete for a $50,000 grand prize. If you like frog calling, yes, frog calling, this show is for you. 

Tuesday
“Oh, Hello on Broadway” (Netflix) - The hit Broadway show featuring comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney makes its way to the small screen today.  

“Face Off: Divide and Conquer” (7 p.m., Syfy, Season Premiere) - The 12th season of this special effects makeup competition begins tonight. This series is both gross and fascinating, so yes, it’s worthy of your time. 

Wednesday 
“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu, Season Finale) - One of my favorite series of 2017 ends today. Will Offred be able to escape the Republic of Gilead? Tune in to find out.

“Blood Drive” (8 p.m., Syfy, Series Premiere) - A good cop gets caught up in a cross country death race where the cars run on human blood. Ewww, gross. I’m referring to driving cross country. That sounds horrible. 

Thursday 
“AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton” (8 p.m., TNT) - The American Film Institute’s 45th Life Achievement Award is present to actress/filmmaker Diane Keaton.

“Alone” (8:05 p.m., History, Season Premiere) - In the season three premiere, seven family member pairs are dropped miles apart on North Vancouver Island, where they must locate each other. And you thought I-25 could get confusing. 

Friday 
“Galaxy Quest” (6 p.m., Starz Comedy) - By Grabthar’s Hammer it has been a long week. Relax with the family while watching this fun spoof of sci-fi films. Tim Allen does the best parody of William Shatner since William Shatner was a parody of himself in last summer’s NBC reality travel series, “Better Late Than Never.” 

“The Great British Baking Show” (9 p.m., PBS, Season Premiere) - In the season four premiere 12 bakers tackle a back-to-basics British classic, a popular cake with a fatless sponge and tricky chocolate work. It’s likely called a Cho-flockynoggin. My mom’s from Liverpool so I’m legally allowed to make all the jokes about English culture that I want. 

Saturday 
“TURN: Washington’s Spies” (7 p.m., AMC, Season Premiere) - Benedict Arnold rounds up spies in New York and Abe plots to destroy essential British supplies. Spoiler alert: America wins!

“T.J. Miller: Meticulously Ridiculous” (8 p.m., HBO) - Colorado native T.J. Miller’s first HBO special, which was filmed at the Paramount Theater in Denver, covers a wide range of topics. Life, death and everything in-between are part of this unorthodox comic’s set. 

Sunday 
“American Gods” (7 p.m., Starz, Season Finale) - The season finale of this odd, yet intriguing series airs tonight. As the war approaches, Mr. Wednesday needs to recruit one more Old God. 

“Grantchester on Masterpiece” (8 p.m., PBS, Season Premiere) - In the season three premiere, an impossible situation distracts Sidney from his Christmas duties. Then, a would-be groom is found dead with the wedding rings lodged in his mouth. Eek! 

Gazette media columnist Terry Terrones is a member of the Television Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. You can follow him on Twitter at @terryterrones.

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