Falling Skies (10 p.m., TNT) – In the series finale, the final standoff brings the Masons, the 2nd Mass and their new allies into the bowels of an iconic American location, wrought with unpredictable obstacles.
Also on . . .
NC Bookwatch (Noon, UNC-TV) – Katy Simpson Smith talks about her book “The Story of Land and Sea.”
Warlords of Ivory (8 p.m., National Geographic) – An in-depth look at the devastating effects of the illegal ivory trade, with veteran reporter of the wildlife trafficking wars Bryan Christy.
Show Me a Hero (8 p.m., HBO) – In the two final installments of David Simon’s Yonkers-set miniseries, Nick Wasicsko plans his political comeback and residents take possession of their new townhomes.
Sunday Best (8 p.m., BET) – The season finale of this gospel music competition series reveals a winner and has performances by Mary Mary and Kirk Franklin.
MTV Video Music Awards (9 p.m., MTV, VH1, Comedy Central) - Expect Miley Cyrus, The Weekend, Nick Jonas and much more.
Fear the Walking Dead (9 p.m., AMC) – Madison tries to keep Nick from withdrawal, and Travis sets out to locate his son before Los Angeles falls to zombies.
Great Food Truck Race (9 p.m., Food) – The competition, which still includes Raleigh food truck Pho Nomenal Dumplings, heads to Sedona, Ariz., where cooks must make a dish incorporating a local delicacy: rattlesnake and rabbit sausage.
Who Do You Think You Are? (9 p.m., TLC) – Tom Bergeron (“Dancing with the Stars”) tracks his family history in the season finale.
Save My Life: Boston Trauma (10 p.m., ABC) –Another finale. In this one, orthopedic doctors try to repair a rock climber’s broken foot. Also treated, a man who tried to prevent his wife from falling down a flight of stairs but fell down them with her.