TV best bets with ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Archer,’ ‘The Path,’ George Lopez, ‘Rush Hour’

Aaron Paul stars in a new Hulu series "The Path" on March 30. CREDIT: Hulu

Aaron Paul stars in a new Hulu series “The Path” on March 30. CREDIT: Hulu

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Sunday, March 27, 2016

Aaron Paul returns to scripted TV after “Breaking Bad” starring in a new Hulu series “The Path,” which debuts Wednesday. He plays Eddie, a man with a traumatic, self-destructive past who has found healing and purpose in what looks like a cult.

After his most recent FX sitcom failed, George Lopez tries a new comedy on TV Land Wednesday, this time playing a fictional version of himself facing “Curb Your Enthusiasm”-style issues.

FX does bring back Atlanta-produced “Archer” for a seventh season Thursday and the crew, now booted from the government, starts a P.I. agency.

And CBS is trying to mine the popularity of the three “Rush Hour” movies by creating a reboot for TV on Thursday, starring Clark-Atlanta University graduate Justin Hires and British martial arts star John Foo.

Plus, the blockbuster 90-minute season six finale of “The Walking Dead” ends Sunday with an anticipated major death (or more.)

This covers Monday, March 28 through Sunday, April 3, 2016.

MONDAY

“Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC —Two women with Georgia ties, Kim Fields and Marla Maples both danced well last week.

“The Voice” 8 p.m. NBC— The knockout rounds start with four metro Atlantans in the running.

“Supergirl” 8 p.m. CBS — The Flash arrives in National City from an alternate universe.

“Bates Motel” 9 p.m. A&E — Norman goes on an adventure with a new friend.

“Only the Dead See the End of War” 9 p.m. HBO — After seven years of reporting from Iraq, journalist Michael Ware examines the effect the Iraqi War had on soldiers, civilians, states and individuals.

“Scorpion” 9 p.m. CBS — The team’s mission to recover the remains of marines in Vietnam is compromised when they find themselves in the path of a dangerous tornado.

“Recovery Road” 9 p.m. Freeform (first season finale) — Maddie reaches her 30th day in rehab.

“NCIS: Los Angeles” 9:59 p.m. CBS — The team members search for a North Korean spy when they are assigned to protective details for the commander of the Pacific Command.

“Better Call Saul” 10 p.m. AMC — Mike’s growing frustration shows when his hand is forced

“Damien” 10 p.m. A&E — Damien and Rutledge hinder Shay’s investigation.

“Blindspot” 10:01 p.m. NBC — A painting is stolen from an art gallery.

TUESDAY

“Fresh Off the Boat” 8 p.m. ABC — Louis leaves it to Jessica to battle a lice infestation; and Eddie tries to back out of a bet he made with a teacher.

New Girl” 8 p.m. Fox — Jess’ application for a job at a progressive new school may be jeopardized after she learns the principal is dating her ex-boyfriend.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine” 9 p.m. Fox  — Rosa asks Jake to help her change Terry’s disapproving opinion on her relationship with Adrian Pimento, but her romance is put on hold when Pimento believes someone from his past is attempting to kill him.

Chicago Med” 9 p.m. NBC — Nurse Lockwood gets arrested when she takes a stand.

Like a Boss” 9 p.m. Oxygen (new series) — A focus on assistants to Nick Cannon, Big Tigger and others.

“American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” 10 p.m. FX — Johnnie Cochran and F. Lee Bailey go in search of the Mark Fuhrman tapes and Judge Ito decides if they’re admissible.

“The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Show” 10 p.m. CBS — James Corden celebrates the first year of his “Late Late Show” with a new Carpool Karaoke with Jennifer Lopez as well as highlights from past segments.

“Chicago Fire” 10 p.m. NBC — Severide and Cruz find a child’s remains inside a chimney while investigating a possible carbon monoxide leak inside a home.

WEDNESDAY

“The Path” 3:01 a.m. Hulu (new series) — A  family at the center of a controversial cult struggle with relationships, faith and power.

“Rosewood” 8 p.m. Fox Rosewood goes to a convention for forensic pathologists.

“Heartbeat” 8 p.m. NBC Alex takes on the case of a young man who, due to neurological damage, speaks sentences backwards in order to test new technology.

“Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS Peter is gone but will be sorely missed by viewers.

“Criminal Minds” 9 p.m. CBS — When former BAU team member and current Interpol agent Emily Prentiss tracks an international serial killer, she enlists the help of her friends at the BAU.

“Law & Order: SVU” 9 p.m. NBC — A homeless man is a suspect in several neighborhood rapes.

“Empire” 9 p.m. Fox — Lucious announces he will stop at nothing to be at the top of his company again.

“The Americans” 10 p.m. FX — Paige faces new burdens due to her family’s secret.

“Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” 10 p.m. CBS — The team heads to Cairo to uncover who is behind a gas attack there.

“Lopez” 10 p.m. TVLand (new series) — George is auctioned off at his daughter’s school fundraiser.

“Nashville” 10 p.m. ABC — Luke regrets being hasty about planning a tour with Riff and thinks Riff’s not ready for the road.

THURSDAY

“American Idol” 8 p.m. Fox — Top four perform. Keith Urban will sing as well.

“The Big Bang Theory 8 p.m. CBS — Sheldon shocks Amy with a startling revelation after she buys him a new laptop.

“You, Me & the Apocalypse 8 p.m. NBC (first season finale) — The end of the world approaches and the race to the bunker begins.

“Life in Pieces 8:31 p.m. CBS (first season finale) — Tim dons a “Cinderella” dress in order to bring his alma mater luck during March Madness.

“Grey’s Anatomy 8 p.m. ABC — Meredith gets closer to Will

Scandal 9 p.m. ABC — Damaging info on an opponent falls into Olivia’s hands after the first Republican debate.

The Eighties 9 p.m. CNN (new series) — An exploration of news and events in the 1980s.

Archer 10 p.m. FX (seventh season debut) — Archer breaks into a mansion to repair a Hollywood starlet’s honor.

The Catch 10 p.m. ABC — Alice is hired by a man wrongly imprisoned for killing his wife.

Shades of Blue 10 p.m. NBC (first season finale) — Harlee makes a deal with Stahl to spare her crew in exchange for her immunity.

Rush Hour 10 p.m. CBS (new series)  — A TV adaptation of the big-screen hit about a by-the-book Hong Kong police detective teaming with a maverick black cop in Los Angeles.

FRIDAY

“The Ranch” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series) — Set in present day on a Colorado ranch, this multi-camera comedy series stars Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Sam Elliott and Debra Winger.

“The Amazing Race” 8 p.m. CBS  The race continues in Yerevan, Armenia.

“Sleepy Hollow” 8 p.m. Fox  A risky journey is undertaken by Abbie and Ichabod to save the world.

“Hell’s Kitchen” 9 p.m. Fox The seven remaining chefs try to identify different ice cream flavors during a blind taste test.

“Hawaii Five-O” 9 p.m. CBS Five-0 uncovers a deadly slave trade operating aboard an illegal fishing vessel.

Grimm” 9 p.m. NBC A beauty regiment proves deadly for a young woman.

“Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse” 9 p.m. OWN (fifth season debut) Richard faces consequences for his short temper.

“Banshee” 10 p.m. Cinemax (fourth season debut) Lucas gets involved with a vicious serial killer.

“Wynonna Earp: Purgatory” 10 p.m. Syfy (new series) Wyatt Earp’s great granddaughter celebrates her 27th birthday.

WEEKEND

“All Yours” 9 p.m. Saturday Hallmark — A busy single mom hires her male friend to be her nanny.

“Saturday Night Live 11:29 p.m. Saturday NBC Peter Dinklage hosts.

The Real O.J. Trial 9 a.m. Sunday Esquire — Twelve hours from the actual O.J. Simpson trial two-plus decade ago.

51st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS — Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley host.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 8 p.m. Sunday Bravo — The third and finale reunion episode of the year.

2016 IHeartRadio Music Awards” 8 p.m. Sunday TBS, TNT, truTV — Top music artists and songs are honored at the annual gala.

Shameless 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime (sixth season finale)  — The arrival of Fiona’s wedding day.

Story of God With Morgan Freeman” 9 p.m. Sunday NGC (new series) — Freeman takes viewers on a trip around the world to explore different cultures and religions on the ultimate quest to uncover the meaning of life, God and all these big questions in between.

Vinyl 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Richie reaches out to Galasso for a loan when he’s desperate for cash; Lester gives Kip a lesson in the blues.

The Walking Dead 9 p.m. Sunday AMC (sixth season finale) — Evil Negan arrives and it won’t be pretty.

Who Do You Think You Are? 9 p.m. Sunday TLC (eighth season debut) — Aisha Tyler learns about a brave ancestor and the story of a politician who tried to hide an illegitimate son.

“Billions 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Axe loses big on a bad trade.

“Hollywood Game Night 10 p.m. Sunday NBC (fourth season finale) — The celebrity players are Natalie Morales; Julia Stiles; Bellamy Young; Meredith Vieira; Raven-Symone; and Hannah Davis.

“Quantico 10 p.m. Sunday ABC — The trainees are given a difficult exercise that hits too close to home for Shelby; and, in the future, Alex finds an unlikely ally in Hannah.


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