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‘The Strain’

This new thriller comes from the mind of Guillermo del Toro (“The Devil’s Backbone,” “Pan’s Labyrinth”). He co-wrote and directed the pilot, which aired last Sunday, and serves as executive producer. The pilot was chock-full of his signature creepy touches: a “dead” plane full of outbreak victims, wormlike creatures burrowing under the skin — and I’m still trying to get that morgue scene (set to the strains of “Sweet Caroline”) out of my head. Corey Stoll (“House of Cards”) plays the head of a CDC branch investigating the outbreak. 10 p.m. Sunday, July 20, on FX (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff

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“MLB Baseball,” 12:30 p.m. (ROOT): Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Live).

“Last Tango in Halifax,” 8 p.m. (KCTS): Sad news inspires Alan and Celia to have another wedding ceremony; Caroline whisks Kate off on a romantic weekend; a revelation changes everything between Gillian and Robbie.

“Unforgettable,” 9 p.m. (CBS): Carrie is forced to make an admission that could threaten her career when she recognizes a murdered city official from an underground casino.

“Flipping the Block,” 9 p.m. (HGTV): Four teams must renovate a dilapidated condominium complex in eight weeks; the master bedroom renovations.

“The Lottery,” 10:01 p.m. (Lifetime): A young scientist fertilizes 100 human eggs; the government takes control of Dr. Lennon’s laboratory; the Chief of Staff persuades the President to hold a national lottery to determine who will carry the embryos.

“Falling Skies,” 10:01 p.m. (TNT): Tom encounters mysterious strangers in the woods; Hal tries to lead the remaining Volm and 2nd Mass to a place of safety; Lexi and Anne have a difference of opinions.

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