By RODNEY HO/ email@example.com, originally filed Sunday, March 6, 2016
There are some intriguing new shows coming up this week, including a WGN series about the Underground Railroad fictionally set in Georgia, a violent Bible series on ABC and a reality series where seven people voluntarily spend 60 days in a prison to ferret out abuse.
ABC’s “Of Kings and Prophets” shows up Tuesday. “Underground” on WGN debuts Wednesday. And on Thursday, A&E’s “60 Days In” arrives.
Lifetime is also throwing out an Agatha Christie miniseries Sunday called “And Then There Were None.”
Some older series return such as the fourth season of A&E’s “Bates Motel” and Logo’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” for an eighth season, both on Monday. USA’s Atlanta-based “Chrisley Knows Best” comes back for a fourth season Tuesday. Amazon Prime brings back ‘Bosch” for a second season Friday. Discovery’s ‘Naked and Afraid” comes back for a sixth season Sunday.
Two shows hit 100 episodes: Fox’s “New Girl” Tuesday and NBC’s “Grimm” Friday.
And Nickelodeon offers its kid-friendly take on “School of Rock” Saturday after the Kids’ Choice Awards.
Part-time Atlantan Steve Harvey, as if he isn’t busy enough, hosts a new NBC show Sunday called “Little Big Shots” featuring kids with massive talent.
This covers Monday, March 7 through Sunday, March 13, 2016.
“The Bachelor” 8 p.m. ABC —The rejected women talk about Ben.
“Gotham” 8 p.m. Fox — Penguin meets Hugo Strange.
“The Voice” 8 p.m. NBC— Two metro Atlantans made the cut last week: Nick Hagelin and Angie Keilhauer.
“Bates Motel” 9 p.m. A&E (fourth season debut)— Norma searches for Norman.
“Major Crimes” 9 p.m. TNT — Additional information flows in about victims from the past and their ties to present murders.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” 9 p.m. Logo (eighth season debut) — The former Atlantan seeks the next great drag queen.
“Lucifer” 9:01 p.m. Fox — An unlikely ally helps Lucipher find the contents of his stolen container.
“Blindspot” 10 p.m. NBC — A discovery in the Black Sea is made thanks to one of Jane’s tattoos.
“Better Call Saul” 10 p.m. AMC — Jimmy’s actions unexpectedly create waves for Kim.
“Damien” 10 p.m. A&E (new series) — Acclaimed war photographer Damien Thorn realizes he is the Antichrist following a traumatic event while on assignment.
“Castle” 10:01 p.m. ABC — Castle returns to Los Angeles in search of info about the missing time related to his abduction.
“Finding Your Roots” 8 p.m. GPB (third season finale) — Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow, whose families share a history of tragic deaths that helped shape future generations.
“Fresh Off the Boat” 8 p.m. ABC — The network gave this show a third season last week. Jessica encourages Louis to find friends of his own.
“New Girl” 8 p.m. Fox (100th episode) — Jess returns from jury duty and tries to uncover the real identity of a juror sequestered with her.
“Rizzoli & Isles” 9 p.m. TNT — The team scrambles to crack a murder case with explosive consequences.
“The Grinder” 9:30 p.m. Fox — Dean is asked to film a spinoff of his “The Grinder” TV series that will provide closure for his popular role.
“Teen Wolf” 9 p.m. MTV (fifth season finale) — Scott and his friends try to stop the Beast before Beacon Hills is razed to the ground.
“American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” 10 p.m. FX — Marcia Clark faces public scrutiny for her appearance.
“Chrisley Knows Best” 10 p.m. USA (fourth season debut) — Todd plans a party to celebrate Savannah’s being crowned Miss Tennessee Teen USA. (She is going to college in Tennessee.)
“Separation Anxiety” 10 p.m. TBS (new series) — Iliza Shlesinger hosts what seems like a basic low-budget “Newlywed Game” but the stakes are much higher.
“Of Kings and Prophets” 10 p.m. ABC (new series) — A bloody, bawdy serial about the Old Testament.
“Rosewood” 8 p.m. Fox — Villa must pick a new partner, but instantly butts heads with the person assigned to her.
“Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS — Brutal heat and dehydration cause one castaway to be medically evacuated from the game.
“The Victoria Secret’s Swim Special” 9 p.m. CBS — A not-very-subtle play to men’s shallowest desires.
“Hell’s Kitchen” 9 p.m. Fox — Two contestants swap teams prior to a challenge.
“American Crime” 10 p.m. ABC (second season finale) — Sebastian is blindsided when he learns that someone else is releasing damaging information about Leyland families.
“Underground” 10 p.m. WGN (new series) — An historical drama partly set in Georgia about the Underground Railroad. (Reminder to Porsha Williams: not a real railroad.)
“The Carmichael Show” 10 p.m. NBC (second season debut) — Cheating and consequences are discussed by the family when Cynthia sees her friend’s husband with another woman.
“Younger” 10 p.m. TV Land — Liza joins an assistants’ networking group where she learns more than she wants to about Thad.
“American Idol” 8 p.m. Fox — Two more are cut with famous “Idol” songs in the past.
“The Big Bang Theory” 8 p.m. CBS — Howard, Sheldon and Leonard seek a patent for their infinite persistence gyroscope.
“Grey’s Anatomy” 8 p.m. ABC — Several of the doctors visit a military hospital to perform a risky operation on a veteran
“60 Days In” 9 p.m. A&E (new series) — Sheriff Jamey Noel sends seven volunteer civilians into jail to serve as undercover inmates.
“Scandal” 9 p.m. ABC — Some Secret Service agents get into trouble and seek help from Olivia’s team.
“Top Chef” 9 p.m. Bravo — The chefs land in Las Vegas and participate in a high-stakes challenge of cards and cuisine.
“Mom” 9:01 p.m. CBS — Bonnie has suspicions that Christy still has feelings for her former husband.
“Colony” 10 p.m. USA — Will wants his family out from under the occupation.
“Elementary” 10 p.m. CBS — Holmes and Watson investigate the bizarre death of Henry Baskerville’s brother.
“How To Get Away With Murder” 10 p.m. ABC — The Keating 5 are questioned by an assistant DA about the night Emily Sinclair died.
“Shades of Blue” 10:01 p.m. NBC — Harlee and Wozniak learn more about the big score.
“Bosch” 3:01 a.m. Amazon (second season debut) — Season two will be drawn from Connelly’s bestselling novels “Trunk Music” and “The Drop.”
“Sleepy Hollow” 8 p.m. Fox — An FBI team-building day tests Abbie and Sophie’s survival skills when they confront a monster that could expose them to Reynolds.
“The Amazing Race” 8 p.m. CBS — The race continues in Chamonix, France.
“Last Man Standing” 8 p.m. ABC — Mike builds a shed for Vanessa in the yard after she takes over too much space in the house.
“Shark Tank” 8 p.m. ABc — Products include a motion-activated toilet light.
“Grimm” 9 p.m. NBC (100th episode) — Nick and Monroe find trouble in Germany after discovering a treasure that has been hidden for centuries.
“Hawaii Five-O” 9 p.m. CBS — Five-0 hunts a Russian spy who stole a flash drive containing classified NSA information that puts one of their own at risk.
“Blue Bloods” 10 p.m. CBS — Jaime and Danny clash over how to deal with a brash rookie cop who is the son of Danny’s pal.
“The 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards” 8 p.m. Saturday Nickelodeon— Blake Shelton hosts.
“School of Rock” 9:30 p.m. Saturday Nickelodeon (new series) — The Jack Black movie is converted into a Nickelodeon sitcom.
“Saturday Night Live” 11:29 p.m. Saturday NBC — Ariana Grande hosts.
“Little Big Shots” 8 p.m. Sunday NBC (new series) — Young prodigies impress Steve Harvey.
“And Then There Were None” 8 p.m. Sunday Lifetime (miniseries) — In this Agatha Christie-based miniseries, ten people are drawn to a beautiful island and then picks them off one by one.
“The Family” 9 p.m. Sunday ABC — An FBI agent joins the investigation.
“Vinyl” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Richie visits a close relative in order to leverage a favor to his advantage.
“The Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — AMC is so secretive about spoilers, the network isn’t even releasing a descriptive a week in advance.
“Girls” 10 p.m. Sunday HBO — Hanna and Fran disagree about their teaching methods.
“Life or Debt” 10 p.m. Sunday Spike (new series) — Atlanta financial advisor Victor Antonio helps people get out of debt.
“Naked and Afraid” 10 p.m. Sunday Discovery (sixth season debut) — More bug bites where the sun don’t shine.
“Quantico” 10 p.m. Sunday ABC — The agent wannabes try to source info from confidential informants.