After eight seasons and nearly 200 episodes, the show that turned things around for the once-struggling Oprah Winfrey Network bids farewell tonight. Tonight's series finale of The Haves and the Have Nots also marks Tyler Perry's final work for the network following an eight year deal. The mega producer moved his shop to ViacomCBS in May of 2019.
Also tonight: America’s Got Talent Season 16 airs its final round of auditions ahead of a two-week break for the Olympics, Pope Francis gets the In Their Own Words treatment, and The Flash faces the villainous Godspeed in Part 2 of the show's Season 7 finale. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Tuesday:
The Haves and the Have Nots: Series finale. Producers have been mum on what to expect from tonight's series farewell, but if the last eight seasons are any guide, the hit soap isn't likely to go quietly. 8:00 PM ET on OWN
NBA Finals: The Milwaukee Bucks hope to defeat the Phoenix Suns and win their first NBA Championship since 1971 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT on ABC
America’s Got Talent: After eight weeks, AGT concludes its audition round as the judges deliberate on which acts will make it to the live shows in August. 8:00 PM ET on NBC
In Their Own Words: Season premiere. The PBS series returns for Season 2 with an episode that looks at the life and career of Pope Francis via archival footage and interviews with ithe first pope from the Americas and the first Jesuit priest to be named pope. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on PBS
The Flash: Season finale. The Flash (Grant Gustin) enlists Iris (Candice Patton) and his children from the future (Jordan Fisher and Jessica Parker Kennedy) to end the speedster war and defeat the treacherous Godspeed (guest star Karan Oberoi). Part 2 of 2 Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on The CW
Man vs. History: Series premiere. History Channel puts our collective memory to the test in this new series. Episode 1 follows storyteller Bil Lepp as reenacts Billy the Kid’s famous escape, attempts Annie Oakley’s most difficult shot, and investigates the validity of the “Tombstone Thunderbird.” 10:00 PM ET on History Channel
Lego Masters: Will Arnett hosts the FOX building competition’s first-ever LEGO Demolition Derby, in which each team must build a remote-controlled car and duke it out against the others. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on FOX
The Oval: Summer premiere. Tyler Perry night continues with the Season 2 return of The Oval, starring Ed Quinn, Kron Moore, and Paige Hurd as the First Family. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on BET
Capital One College Bowl: University of Tennessee and Columbia University students go head to head in the quarterfinals, which introduce a new dropout round challenge. 10:00 PM ET on NBC
Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.