I think family is important, and I'm blessed to have a close-knit one. If even one person, especially a young one, watches "The Fosters" and either finds him or herself reflected positively in it or becomes more accepting of different types of families because of it, I think that's worth it.
Series premieres: "Miss U Much," 10 p.m. Friday, VH1 (a look at former stars' lives now); "City Girl Diaries," 9 p.m. Sunday, Style Network (follows five NYC friends); "Breaking Amish: LA," 10 p.m. Sunday, TLC (Amish and Mennonite youth in the big city); "Supermarket Superstar," 10 p.m. Monday, Lifetime (home chefs vie to have their products launched nationally); "The Vineyard," 10 p.m. Tuesday, ABC Family (young adults in Martha's Vineyard for the summer); "Spell-Mageddon," 9 p.m. Wednesday, ABC Family (contestants try to spell words while facing distractions).
Season premieres: "Project Runway," 9 p.m. Thursday, Lifetime (preview special at 8 p.m.); "Money From Strangers," 11 p.m. Thursday, MTV; "Breaking Pointe," 9 p.m. Monday, CW; "Top Chef Masters," 10 p.m. Wednesday, Bravo.
Sneak previews: "Liv & Maddie," 9:45 p.m. Friday, Disney (a teen TV star returns home, complicating her twin's life; premieres in the fall); "Axe Cop," 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Fox (an axe-wielding cop who sleeps two minutes per night and eats only cake; premieres July 27); "High School USA!" 9:45 p.m. Sunday, Fox (an overly optimistic group of high schoolers face their problems; premieres July 27).
Season finales: "Showville," 10 p.m. Thursday, AMC; "House of Curves," 10 p.m. Thursday, WE; "Treehouse Masters," 10 p.m. Friday, Animal Planet; "Pregnant & Dating," 9 p.m. Saturday, WE; "Insane Coaster Wars," 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Travel Channel; "Top Hooker," 10 p.m. Sunday, Animal Planet; "Chef Roble & Co.," 8 p.m. Wednesday, Bravo.
Specials: "Mandela: Freedom's Father," 8 p.m. Thursday, BET (special marking his 95th birthday talks to celebrities and insiders about his life and legacy); "Teen Beach Movie," 8 p.m. Friday, Disney Channel (throwback to Annette Funicello/Frankie Avalon beach movies finds teens transported into an old surf musical); "The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All," 8 p.m. Monday, ABC; "Comic-Con All Access," 11 p.m. Monday, Spike.
Of note: "America's Got Talent" first live show, 9 p.m. Tuesday, NBC.
Of note on Syfy: Miss the cheesy badness of "Sharknado" last week and all the chatter it inspired? Check it out again at 7 p.m. Thursday. Also, a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" marathon runs 9 a.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.
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