TV best bets with ‘Into the Badlands,’ ‘This is Us,’ ‘Greenleaf,’ ‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’

This was posted Sunday, March 12, 2017 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Several shows end their seasons this year, including the biggest newcomer of the year “This is Us” on Tuesday. We may finally find out how Milo’s character dies.

Nick Viall picks his lady he probably won’t really marry on “The Bachelor” Monday and Atlanta’s “Star” ends its first season Wednesday but will be back season two. Two shows shot in Atlanta return for their second seasons: OWN’s ‘Greenleaf” and Sundance’s “Hap & Leonard” at the same time on Wednesday.

Fox’s “Lethal Weapon,” which has been renewed, ends season one as well on Wednesday while Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” concludes its seven-season run the same night. The CW’s “The Originals” will return for a fourth and possibly final season Friday a week after “Vampire Diaries” ended. And AMC’s ‘Into the Badlands” gets a sophomore year Sunday.

Later in the week, Netflix introduces yet another Marvel’s show “Iron Fist,” which is getting dismal early reviews.

MONDAY

“The Bachelor” 8 p.m. ABC (21st season finale) — Nick picks between Raven and Vanessa.

“24: Legacy” 8 p.m. Fox — Carter enlists Andy’s help to regain crucial evidence and Rebecca seeks outside help after CTU’s regular techniques lead to a dead end.

“Hip Hop Squares” 9 p.m. VH1 (third season debut) — Tyson Beckford and Don Benjamin answer trivia questions about pop culture.

“APB” 9:01 p.m. Fox — Gideon’s dad is in trouble and turns to his son for a helping hand.

“Bates Motel” 10 p.m. A&E — Norman examines his loyalties as he guards his secrets and Romero struggles to find safety.

“Cries From Syria” 10 p.m. HBO — An examination of the Syrian civil war, as recounted by activists, protesters and even former members of the military who have risked their lives to fight against a 40-year dictatorship.

“Humans” 10 p.m. AMC — Mia risks falling into the wrong hands.

“Scorpion” 10 p.m. CBS — The team searches for an endangered monkey hiding in the Amazon in hopes of uncovering a cure for a dangerous virus.

“Taken” 10:01 p.m. NBC — A suspected terrorist is abducted and the team find a deeper plot within their own government.

TUESDAY

“The Middle” 8 p.m. ABC — Axl wonders if the universe has a message for him about his love life after he runs into all of his exes at the same party.

“NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — Gibbs honors a sailor’s dying wish and re-investigates a closed case that was originally deem an accidental death and discovers it was actually murder.

“Fresh Off the Boat” 9 p.m. ABC— Louis’ plans for a guys’ weekend with Eddie leads to a disappointment when Eddie invites his buddies over for a sleepover instead.

“Bones” 9:01 p.m. Fox — The battered and burning body of an up-and-coming filmmaker lands on a moving car, opening an investigation of unusual locations and characters linked to his movie.

“This is Us” 9 p.m. NBC (first season finale) — Jack heads to Cleveland to make things right with Rebecca on the night of her first big gig with the band.

“The Have and the Have Nots” 9 p.m. OWN  (fourth season finale) — Warlock looks for Candace.

“Adam Carolla and Friends Build Stuff Live10 p.m. Spike (new series) — Comedian Adam Carolla sits down with celebrity guests and works on home carpentry and construction projects with them.

“Being Mary Jane10 p.m. BET — Justin cooks up a plan to get Mary Jane in the anchor chair while she and Lee decide whether or not they should have a baby together.

“Chrisley Knows Best10 p.m. USA — Chase accepts Todd’s challenge to market the juice bar, but quickly realizes that selling juice is hard.

“The Americans10 p.m. FX  — Stan and Oleg wrestle with the harsh consequences of their complicated history as Philip and Elizabeth face a new mission with devastating implications for their country.

“Trial & Error10:01 p.m. NBC (new series) — Poetry professor Larry Henderson (John Lithgow) is arrested for the murder of his wife.

WEDNESDAY

“Lethal Weapon” 8 p.m. Fox (first season finale) — Riggs makes an unsettling discovery about Miranda’s death.

“Criminal Minds” 9 p.m. CBS — A mother steps forward with valuable information for the BAU to aid in their investigation of an unsub known as the Bone Crusher.

“Modern Family” 9 p.m. ABC — Mitchell knocks over an urn filled with the ashes of Cameron’s beloved pet pig Lilly while exercising in the garage.

“Major Crimes” 9 p.m. TNT — A heavy body is discovered 40 feet up a tree.

“Star” 9:01 p.m. Fox (first season finale) — A troubled Star deals with the aftermath of Hunter’s actions.

“Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” 10 p.m. CBS — When two American casualties resemble the M.O. of the most notorious killer in Italian history, the International Response Team is called to Italy to investigate.

“Designated Survivor” 10 p.m. ABC — Circles must tighten as a new discovery within the conspiracy emerges.

“Greenleaf” 10 p.m. OWN (second season debut) — The Greenleaf family reels from the aftermath of Mac’s release.

“Hap & Leonard” 10 p.m. Sundance (second season debut) — Hap and Leonard discover something ominous under Uncle Chester’s floor.

“Underground” 10 p.m. WGN — Rosalee, desperate to discover who took Noah, finds herself pursued by a new threat.

“Workaholics” 10 p.m. Comedy (series finale) — The guys become party gods after an energy drink company starts paying them to throw ragers.

THURSDAY

“Grey’s Anatomy” 8 p.m. ABC — Jackson and April must travel to Montana to operate on a young patient who requires a complex surgery.

“60 Days In” 9 p.m. A&E — The participants are on edge due to inmate suspicions and power-plays in Fulton County Jail.

“Braxton Family Values” 9 p.m. WE (sixth season debut) — Tamar faces tabloid rumors about her marriage.

“Chicago Med” 9 p.m. NBC — A suicide shakes the staff.

“Kicking and Screaming” 9:01 p.m. Fox — An allergic reaction threatens one team’s fate.

“Scandal” 9:01 p.m. ABC — Rowan is caught off guard by someone from his past.

“The History of Comedy” 10 p.m. CNN— The origins of topical humor are traced, from the invention of the monologue to the “fake news” shows of today.

“The Catch” 10 p.m. ABC — The AVI team take on a difficult and unlikely client who’s being hunted by a sharpshooting assassin.

“The Blacklist: Redemption” 10 p.m. NBC — Ruthless terrorists escape from a black-site prison in Manhattan.

“Colony” 10 p.m. USA — Will, Katie, and Broussard search for a way out of the colony.

FRIDAY

“Marvel’s Iron Fist3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series) — Billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy.

“You are Wanted3:01 a.m. Amazon (new series) — Lukas Franke (Schweighöfer), a young hotel manager and father who is brutally torn out of his everyday life when his personal data is hacked and he finds the story of his life beginning to be rewritten.

“Grimm8 p.m. NBC — A mysterious portal takes Eve and Nick on a surprising journey.

“The Originals8 p.m. the CW (fourth season debut) — On the fifth anniversary of Klaus’ defeat, Marcel is king of the city and welcomes the un-sired vampires to New Orleans.

“Trues and Lies: The Family Manson9 p.m. ABC A look at Charles Manson.

“Sleepy Hollow” 9 p.m. Fox — A mysterious woman’s identity and allegiances test the team’s cognitive abilities when she wanders into the vault.

“The Rap Game” 10 p.m. Lifetime — Kelly Rowland and her personal trainer visit the five young rappers.

WEEKEND

“Mommy’s Little Boy” 8 p.m. Saturday Lifetime — When ten-year-old Eric’s older brother Max drowns, Eric’s mother Briana takes the death of her favorite son especially hard and spirals into a dark depression.

“NCIS: Los Angeles” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS — The U.S. Treasury Department is hacked, and Neil and Eric go undercover inside a couple’s retreat to track a tech-savvy husband and wife who are linked to the crime.

“The Circus” 8 p.m. Sunday Showtime (second season debut) — Trumpland arrives.

“Making History” 8 p.m. Sunday Fox — Deborah suspects that Dan may not be the clever inventor he claimed to be back in 1776.

“Big Little Lies” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Madeline gets encouraging news about the play from her director.

“Chicago Justice” 9 p.m. Sunday NBC — An ex-Navy SEAL is murdered when he plans on exposing the truth about a top-secret military mission.

“Homeland” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Carrie catches a break; Keane makes a plan; Max goes undercover.

“The Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — The Saviors pay an unexpected visit to the Hilltop, catching everyone by surprise. This time, they’re planning on taking more than just supplies.

“American Crime” 10 p.m. Sunday ABC — Jeanette grows suspicious of her family’s intentions surrounding a devastating fire that killed several of their undocumented workers.

“Elementary” 10 p.m. Sunday CBS — The police call in Holmes and Watson to consult on a homicide “heard” by a cutting edge gunshot detection system when they can’t find any tangible evidence that a crime was committed.

“Into the Badlands” 10 p.m. Sunday AMC (second season debut) — Sunny finds a new foe, as well as a new, unexpected ally.

“Feud: Bette and Joan” 10 p.m. Sunday FX — As the production of Baby Jane reaches its climax, the feud becomes physical.

“Shades of Blue” 10 p.m. Sunday NBC — After Wozniak refuses to play ball with the FBI, Stahl turns up the heat on Harlee.


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