TV best bets with returns of ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ ‘Fargo,’ ‘Bosch,’ ‘Silicon Valley’

This was originally posted Sunday, April 15, 2017 by Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Three popular dramas are back this week: “Pretty Little Liars” on Freeform gets a seventh season Tuesday, “Fargo” on FX for a third season Wednesday and “Bosch” for a third season on Amazon Prime Friday.

And HBO brings back comedy “Silicon Valley” Sunday.

For folks who want to revisit the 1992 L.A. riots,  there are retrospectives on A&E on Tuesday (“L.A. Burning”) and Showtime on Friday  (“Burn MotherF***** Burn”).

Season enders include CBS’s “2 Broke Girls” Monday, Fox’s “24: Legacy” Monday and Syfy’s “The Magicians” Wednesday.

This covers Monday April 17 through Sunday April 23, 2017.

MONDAY

“Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — Former Atlantan Erica Jayne could be next to go.

“24: Legacy” 8 p.m. Fox (first season finale) — Rebecca’s deal to save Donovan doesn’t go as planned.

“Basketball Wives” 9 p.m. VH1 (sixth season debut) — Andy uncovers important information about a high-ranking government official, leading Carter and Donovan to team up and find out more.

“The Voice” 9 p.m. NBC — The playoff round opens with top artists performing and battling for a coveted spot in the Top 12.

“APB” 9:01 p.m. Fox — Gideon’s life is in danger, so Conrad sends him home to get away from District 13.

“2 Broke Girls” 9:30 p.m. CBS (sixth season finale) — Max and Caroline contemplate their future at the diner and the states of their love lives.

“Bates Motel” 10 p.m. A&E — Norman’s legal problems worsen.

“Better Call Saul” 10 p.m. AMC — Jimmy and Kim hire an assistant.

“Scorpion” 10 p.m. CBS — The team get trapped inside a failing and dangerous biodome designed for Mars while trying to extract a pair of scientists inside.

“T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” 10 p.m. VH1 (sixth season debut) — The Harris family returns as an even bigger brood as Tip and Tameka’s baby girl, Heiress Diana, is introduced.

“Quantico” 10:01 p.m. ABC— A despondent Clay meets with the President to discuss the future of the task force.

TUESDAY

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” 8 p.m. Fox — Terry’s ex replaces Teddy in evaluating the precinct.

“NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — Torres must rely on old case notes and contacts after a Marine’s murder is linked to a former dirt bike gang he joined for a year-long undercover operation.

“The Voice” 8 p.m. NBC — First live results of the season.

“Pretty Little Liars” 8 p.m. Freeform (seventh season debut) — Spencer learns more about her connection to Mary Drake.

“Fresh Off the Boat” 9 p.m. ABC — Upon learning that Tiger Woods is half Thai, Louis and Jessica get inspired to groom Eddie and Evan into becoming the next great Asian golf prodigies.

“L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later” 9 p.m. A&E  — The L.A. riots are spotlighted on the 25th anniversary.

“Bull” 9 p.m. CBS — Bull helps a high-powered attorney on trial for his fiancée’s murder and takes advantage of his client’s penchant for courtroom theatrics by letting him defend himself.

“Prison Break” 9:01 p.m. Fox — When T-Bag ambushes Sara, he warns her that two of Poseidon’s henchmen, Van Gogh and A&W, may be following her.

“Famous in Love” 9:02 p.m. Freeform (new series) — A college student working on her business degree is convinced to go to an open-casting call for an upcoming movie franchise and unexpectedly books the starring role.

“The Americans10 p.m. FX — As Paige becomes even more enmeshed in her parents’ world, tensions with Matthew Beeman come to a head, Philip and Elizabeth’s honeytraps take surprising turns, and Stan faces the consequences of overplaying his hand at the FBI.

“Cooper’s Treasure10 p.m. Discovery (new series) — Treasure hunter Darrell Miklos sets out to find shipwrecks originally located by astronaut Gordon Cooper from space in 1963.

“Problematic with Moshe Kasher10 p.m. Comedy (new series) — The weekly series invites viewers to bring their online outrage into the studio for a raucous discussion of today’s most polarizing topics from social media with the help of experts, comedians and the studio audience.

WEDNESDAY

“Shots Fired” 8 p.m. Fox — Cory reveals key details about the night Joey Campbell was murdered.

“Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS (back-to-back episodes) — Will last week’s revelation about Zeke make any difference with the merge?

“The Magicians” 9 p.m. Syfy (second season finale) — Quentin, Eliot, Julia, and Margo enact a risky plan to protect Fillory.

“Underground” 10 p.m. WGN — Rosalee and Noah learn that family betrayal cuts the deepest.

“The Expanse” 10 p.m. Syfy (second season finale) — The Roci crew are forced to fight to save the ship.

“Fargo” 10 p.m. FX (third season debut) — A petty sibling rivalry between two brothers escalates and brings chaos to a small Minnesotan community.

“Greenleaf” 10 p.m. OWN — Kevin and Charity begin divorce proceedings, but the circumstances are exacerbated when Lady Mae learns the truth about Kevin; and Grace and Darius’s relationship reaches a stalemate.

THURSDAY

“60 Days In Atlanta” 9 p.m. A&E — The Bloods continue their rise to power in the 500 block as the participants learn that small mistakes can have big consequences.

“The Blacklist” 9 p.m. NBC (fourth season spring debut) — The task force at last gets a lead on Dembe’s whereabouts when Aram goes missing. Meanwhile, Dembe takes a risk as Red closes in.

“Scandal” 9:01 p.m. ABC —Olivia and the team are determined to bring down Peus, but as the electoral college vote nears, the fight for power claims another victim.

“The Catch” 10 p.m. ABC — Alice is caught off guard when someone from her past resurfaces and is in need of her help.

“Lip Sync Battle” 10 p.m. Spike TV — Ricky Martin vs. Kate Upton.

“Soundtracks: The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.” 10 p.m.CNN (new series) — Music tied to iconic moments in history are explored. In the opener, the music that kept the spirit of the civil rights movement alive following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. is the focus.

FRIDAY

“Bosch3:01 a.m. Amazon (third season debut) Titus Welliver returns as crime-solving LAPD detective Harry Bosch, but it’s a new world for him after solving the mystery behind his mother’s death. Now there’s a new murder on his hands: Bystanders claim a cop threw a man off a balcony to his death, and Bosch is a suspect.

“Bill Nye Saves the World3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series) Each episode will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims.

“The Toy Box8 p.m. ABC Inventions include sinkable building blocks for pools; a life-size construction toy; and a therapy doll designed to help kids express their emotions.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race8 p.m. VH1  Todrick Hall directs the queens in Broadway’s newest mega-sensation, a reality stars-themed musical. Singer Meghan Trainor guest judges.

“Shark Tank9 p.m. ABC — Newlyweds and bodybuilders from Dallas create a fitness apparel line that caters to the woman who loves building her booty.

“You the Jury9 p.m. Fox The Indiana pizza parlor owner who refused to cater a gay marriage gets his time in “court.”

“Tanked9 p.m. Animal Planet (12th season debut) Pro wrestler Chris Jericho wants a tank that resembles a championship belt and contains his List of Jericho.

WEEKEND

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” 9 p.m. Saturday HBO — Aided by a young journalist, a woman searches for clues about her mother, who died of cancer in 1951 but not before samples of healthy and cancerous tissues were secretly harvested from her and subsequently used for medical research for decades to come. Shot in Atlanta.

“The Other Mother” 9 p.m. Saturday Lifetime —Jackie McClain tries not to let it bother her when her ex-husband Mitch suddenly remarries Tiffany, a much younger woman who bonds quickly with Jackie’s 16-year-old daughter, Brooke. When Tiffany starts to turn Brooke against her mother, Jackie finds herself cut out of her daughter’s life. But when Tiffany begins to lead Brooke down a dark and treacherous path, Jackie must find a way to reconnect and save her daughter before it’s too late.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 8 p.m. Sunday Bravo — Shereé reveals more heartbreaking details surrounding her tumultuous marriage with Bob.

“NCIS: Los Angeles” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS — Hetty’s former Vietnam war colleagues partner with NCIS after a former Navy commander kidnaps a corrupt Veterans Affairs administrator who has been siphoning funds.

“The Leftovers” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Nora goes to St. Louis on business for the Department of Sudden Departure to investigate a possible scam that involves convincing family members of The Departed that they can see their loved ones again.

“American Crime” 10 p.m. Sunday ABC — Dustin’s life is in danger following a fatal altercation at the Webcam house

“Mary Kills People” 10 p.m. Sunday Lifetime (new series) — An ER doctor who secretly helps terminally-ill patients end their lives faces numerous obstacles after the assisted death of a famous football player goes awry.

“Into the Badlands” 10:25 p.m. Sunday AMC — Sunny and Bajie encounter an unexpected friend, but must also confront an unbeatable enemy from their past. Meanwhile, the Widow makes an unholy alliance.

“Feud: Bette and Joan” 10 p.m. Sunday FX (first season finale) — Joan accepts a leading role on a new film despite her deteriorating health.

“Shades of Blue” 10 p.m. Sunday NBC — Wozniak goes after Bianchi for breaking their agreement.

“This is Life Live” 10 p.m. Sunday TLC (new series) — Watch families across the country go on a personal journey and share the joy, elation and surprise of once-in-a lifetime transformative moments.

“Silicon Valley” 10 p.m. Sunday HBO (fourth season debut) — The guys struggle to find funding for Pied Piper’s video-chat app to keep up with their rapidly growing user base.

“Veep” 10:30 p.m. Sunday HBO  — Selina visits President Hughes’ library, which gets her thinking about one of her own.


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