TV best bets with ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ ‘Atlanta Plastic,’ Shaquille O’Neal

Marla Maples (left) and Kim Fields (right) in their sequined dresses. CREDIT: ABC

Marla Maples (left) and Kim Fields (right) in their sequined dresses. CREDIT: ABC

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Sunday, March 20, 2016

“Dancing With the Stars” is back Monday for its 22nd incarnation with the likes of “O.C.” star Mischa Barton, Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, Donald Trump’s ex Marla Maples and “Facts of Life” and “Real Housewives of Atlatna” star Kim Fields.

Otherwise, it’s a pretty quiet week. A couple of Atlanta-based shows are back: truTV’s “The Carbonaro Effect” Wednesday and Lifetime’s “Atlanta Plastic” Friday.

Oxygen’s “Preachers of Atlanta” ends its first season Wednesday.

Also on Thursday: a new Shondaland offering called “The Catch” at 10 p.m. about a corporate PI (“The Killing” star Mireille Enos)and her ex-fiance (Peter Krause).

This covers Monday, March 21 through Sunday March 27, 2016.

MONDAY

“Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC (22nd season debut) —Two women with Georgia ties are competing: Kim Fields (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”) and Dalton native Marla Maples, who was married to Donald Trump.

“Gotham” 8 p.m. Fox — Gordon and Bullock investigate a museum robbery.

“The Voice” 8 p.m. NBC— The battle round continues. The advisers are Sean “Diddy” Combs, Tori Kelly, Patti LaBelle and Gwen Stefani.

“Supergirl” 8 p.m. CBS — J’onn J’onzz reveals the details of meeting Kara and Alex’s father.

“Bates Motel” 9 p.m. A&E — Norma and Romero take a big step.

“Scorpion” 9 p.m. CBS — The team must save Cabe after he’s captured during a secret mission in Djibouti, Africa.

“Everything is Copy” 9 p.m. HBO — Honoring storyteller Nora Ephron.

“Lucifer” 9:01 p.m. Fox — A priest who suspects a drug operation has been set up at a local youth center seeks Lucifer’s help

“NCIS: Los Angeles” 9:59 p.m. CBS — Callen tries to connect with a boy in imminent danger who has been brainwashed by a terrorist cell.

“Better Call Saul” 10 p.m. AMC — Jimmy finds comfort in a familiar place.

“Damien” 10 p.m. A&E — Damien advises an old friend about Rutledge’s intentions.

“Lost Girl” 10 p.m. Syfy (series finale) — Bo and her allies face off against the ultimate threat.

“Blindspot” 10:01 p.m. NBC — Zapata goes undercover during a death-row investigation.

“Castle” 10:01 p.m. ABC —The team head to the NYPD Academy for an investigation involving a murdered recruit.

TUESDAY

“Fresh Off the Boat” 8 p.m. ABC — Jessica has a run-in with another mom and worries she’s why Evan was uninvited to a birthday party for his best friend.

NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS  — A Navy Public Affairs officer is murdered, and the victim’s wife and mistress accuse each other of the crime.

Heartbeat” 9 p.m. NBC (new series) — Heart-transplant surgeon Alexandra Panttiere, who’s as unorthodox in the OR as she is with the two men in her life, takes on a new case.

NCIS: New Orleans” 9 p.m. CBS — The team discovers a surveillance van filled with photos of Agent Pride after Laurel’s attacked on campus and put in protective custody.

You, Me, Her” 9 p.m. DirectTV (new series) — What would you do if your marriage was losing it luster? If you’re Jack and Emma, you get a private escort, and then fall in love with her!

“American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” 10 p.m. FX — The jurors grow stir crazy after spending months away from their families.

“Chrisley Knows Best” 10 p.m. USA — Savannah brings a puppy home when she returns for Jackson’s third birthday; and finances drive Chase to try and bond with his dad.

“Limetless” 10 p.m. CBS — Brian’s double life unravels when Senator Morra makes contact just as Brian’s placed under 24-hour surveillance by the FBI following his rogue trip to Russia.

WEDNESDAY

“Rosewood” 8 p.m. Fox — Joo Joo is a prime suspect in Rosewood.

“Heartbeat” 8 p.m. NBC Alex suggests risky surgery for conjoined twins with cancer; and she questions her relationship with Pierce.

“Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS People can’t seem to trust surgeon Peter.

“Criminal Minds” 9 p.m. CBS — An UnSub targets the BAU and the team goes into action to find out who is responsible.

“Law & Order: SVU” 9 p.m. NBC — A squad member is implicated in a cover-up for a sex-trafficking operation involving high-ranking government and church officials.

“Modern Family” 9 p.m. ABC — Phil and Claire take an impulsive trip to Paris even though they’re both suffering from extreme fatigue.

“The Americans” 10 p.m. FX  — Philip and Elizabeth face the fallout from their previous actions.

“Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” 10 p.m. CBS — An American attending a festival in Mumbai wakes up missing a kidney and his friend gone.

“The Carbonaro Effect” 10 p.m. TruTV — Shaquille O’Neal guests.

“Nashville” 10 p.m. ABC — PLuke asks his old pal Riff Bell to accompany him on tour.

“Preachers of Atlanta” 10 p.m. Oxygen (first season finale) — The pastors hit the streets by hosting a block party in an effort to ease tensions among them.

“Younger” 10 p.m. TV Land (second season finale) — Tragedy strikes and Liza wonders if she should end her 26-year-old life forever.

THURSDAY

“American Idol” 8 p.m. Fox — Two five perform. Katharine McPhee sings.

“Grey’s Anatomy 8 p.m. ABC — A complex triple-organ transplant gets underway.

Scandal 9 p.m. ABC — Mellie makes a public blunder.

The Catch 10 p.m. ABC (new series) — Alice is conned out of millions by her fiancé and begins her mission to get payback.

Portlandia 10 p.m. IFC (sixth season finale) — A ramen creature terrorizes Portland; the mayor enlists Fred and Carrie to help impress a major brand visiting the city.

Shades of Blue 10:01 p.m. NBC — Harlee and Wozniak face the fallout from the heist.

FRIDAY

“Sleepy Hollow” 8 p.m. Fox — Ichabod digs into his past with Betsy Ross to discover a way to stop The Hidden One from becoming even stronger.

“Second Chance” 9:01 p.m. Fox (first season finale) Gracie’s life is in danger unless Pritchard and Duval can reach her in time and rescue her from Connor and Otto’s experiment.

Grimm” 9 p.m. NBC A forgotten Wesen disease makes a terrifying return, as Nick and Hank learn while investigating a brutal attack in the woods.

“Atlanta Plastic” 10 p.m. Lifetime (second season debut) Mimi Harris from “Bring It!” enlists Dr. Crawford’s help; and Dr. Jones’ client is a comedienne who’s hoping to get rid of her baggage.

WEEKEND

“The Perfect Daughter” 8 p.m. Saturday Lifetime — A father struggles to restore his relationship with his young daughter after finding her drunk and disoriented.

“Black Sails 9 p.m. Saturday Starz (third season finale) — Flint acquires an unlikely ally; Vane’s crew seeks a sea change; and Silver makes a sacrifice.

Madam Secretary” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS — Elizabeth holds peace talks between the prime ministers of India and Pakistan.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 8 p.m. Sunday Bravo — Kandi and Phaedra address the cracks in their relationship.

The Family 9 p.m. Sunday ABC — Hank is attacked and names a Warren as the prime suspect.

The Good Wife” 9 p.m. Sunday CBS — Alicia and Diane defend the privacy rights of a therapist whose neighbor flies a drone over his home office.

Shameless 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Frank offers to pay for Fiona’s wedding reception.

Vinyl 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Richie and Zak go to Las Vegas with a plan to woo Elvis Presley.

The Walking Dead 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — Alexandria is alerted after realizing someone is missing.

Girls” 10 p.m. Sunday HBO — Marnie goes for a walk to blow off steam after a major quarrel with Desi.

“Billions 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Axe and Wendy do some soul searching

“Elementary 10 p.m. Sunday CBS — A survivalist doctor goes missing.

“Quantico 10 p.m. Sunday ABC — Miranda and Liam pay a deadly price when a terror cell tries to infiltrate Quantico.


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