Radio & TV Talk

The TV/Radio blog features behind-the-scenes coverage of Atlanta’s stations, along with the hottest new TV shows.

TV best bets: 'The Americans' series finale, returns of 'America's Got Talent,' 'Queen Sugar,' 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'


Posted Sunday, May 27, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Five of the bigger summer reality shows return this week: ABC's "The Bachelorette," NBC's "America's Got Talent," "American Ninja Warrior" and "World of Dance" and Fox's "MasterChef."

And a few well-respected shows are back this week including season three of "Queen Sugar" on OWN, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" on Netflix and "Animal Kingdom" on TNT. HBO has a documentary about ailing John McCain and FX concludes "The Americans" while introducing Ryan Murphy's "Pose."

This covers Monday, May 28 through Sunday, June 3, 2018.

MONDAY

“The Bachelorette” 8 p.m. ABC (14th season debut) — Becca Kufrin has 28 men to choose from, including Alpharetta's Alex Templeman.

“John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls” 8 p.m. HBO — A portrait of the legendary politican, who is dying of cancer.

“Lucifer” 8 p.m. Fox — As Lucifer and the team investigate the murder of a child psychiatrist, Ella thinks about a big childhood secret that she's been hiding.

“Man v. Food” 9 p.m. Travel (seventh season debut) — Casey Webb will be passing through Atlanta later in the season.

“Elementary” 10 p.m. CBS — Holmes and Watson retrace Holmes' steps after he finds himself in possession of a severed head and no memory of the past six hours or why he has it.

“The Crossing” 10:01 p.m. ABC — A grisly discovery in camp leads to the arrest of an unlikely suspect, and a risky move by Jude may be the only way to expose the truth.

TUESDAY

“America's Got Talent” 8 p.m. NBC (13th season debut) — Same judges, same host, more talent.

“Beat Shazam” 8 p.m. Fox (second season debut) — More "name that tune" mayhem with Jamie Foxx.

“Animal Kingdom” 9 p.m. TNT (third season debut) — Baz fights for his life as the Cody boys figure out what their next move is in the aftermath of the shooting.

“Love Connection” 9 p.m. Fox (second season debut) — Two singles are sent on three blind dates each, with the hope of finding a love connection.

“Queen Sugar” 10 p.m. OWN (third season debut) — Ralph Angel finally learns the truth about his biological connection to Blue; Charley exposes her hidden plan for Landry Enterprises; Nova is propositioned by book publishers.

“World of Dance” 10 p.m. NBC (second season debut) — Dancers from all ages have one chance to showcase their artistry, precision, and athleticism.

WEDNESDAY

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (fourth season debut) — Kimmy has a new job and Titus tries to find a gig to impress his ex boyfriend.

“American Ninja Warrior” 8 p.m. NBC (10th season debut) — Dallas qualifiers.

“MasterChef” 8 p.m. Fox (ninth season debut) — Forty-three of America's finest home cooks compete in the Battle of the Apron challenge, during which they will face off against each other to earn a spot in the Top 24.

“Code Black” 9 p.m. CBS — Over the radio, Leanne and Jesse talk a young girl through how to use the supplies on board a small plane to build a makeshift defibrillator when her mom, the pilot, loses consciousness mid-flight.

“Brockmire” 10 p.m. IFC — Jim takes a new gig as an Atlanta major league announcer.

“The Americans” 10 p.m. FX (series finale) — The Jennings face a choice that will change their lives forever.

“Colony” 10 p.m. USA — Will, Katie, and Snyder struggle to protect their secrets while under interrogation.

“Reverie” 10 p.m. NBC (new series) — Former hostage negotiator Mara Kint is hired by tech company Oniratech to save people who have lost themselves in a sophisticated virtual reality program called Reverie.

THURSDAY

“Jersey Shore Family Vacation” 8 p.m. MTV — Angelina is back in Miami and the house is on full tilt.

“Swamp People” 9 p.m. History — Troy pushes his luck; Willie races the clock; and Frenchy goes back to the future.

“Citizen Rose” 10 p.m. E! (first season finale) — Rose and her aunt Rory have an emotional reunion with Rose's sister in Paris before heading to Italy to meet up with Asia Argento and participate in an International Women's March.

“Nobodies” 10 p.m. TV Land (second season finale) — Hugh, Larry, and Rachel star as three lesser known comedians who are trying to land their famous friends for a feature film script, looking forward to improve their own careers.

FRIDAY

“Quantico”  8 p.m. ABC (new time slot)  — When a physics professor at a major U.S. university steals weaponized uranium, the team scrambles to find the professor and the missing uranium before it can be used against an important international summit meeting in New York City.

“Undercover Boss”  8 p.m. CBS  — Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders goes undercover to find amazing football coaches.

“Bridezillas”  10 p.m. WE-TV (11th season debut)  — Runaway Zilla Veronica erupts over details and may flee the wedding, sending her bride tribe over the edge. WineZilla Liz's cold feet prompts a drinking binge.

“C.B. Strike”  10 p.m. Cinemax (new series)  — A British drama based on detective novels written by J.K. Rowling.

WEEKEND

“Marry Mr. Darcy” 9 p.m. Saturday Hallmark — A schoolteacher feels an imbalance marrying businessman/philanthropist Donovan Darcy.

“Instinct” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS — When Celia Baxter, a successful author, is almost killed in her home, Dylan and Lizzie's suspect list includes several people who may have held a grudge as she rose in stature in the publishing world.

“Billions” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Taylor and Axe argue over Taylor's worth at the firm.

“Fear the Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — Madison's decision to help an adversary has unintended consequences.

“Pose” 9 p.m. Sunday FX (new series) — Blanca pursues her dream of becoming a house mother after receiving a devastating medical diagnosis, and Damon moves to New York City with aspirations of joining a dance company in the series premiere of this drama about the ball-culture world in the 1980s.

“Westworld” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — No descriptive, just a show title “Les Ecorches."

“Wrong Man” 9 p.m. Sunday Starz (new series) — Profiling three different inmates who have been incarcerated for decades and claim they are innocent.

“Succession” 10 p.m. Sunday HBO (new series) — Tracking the lives of the Roy family as they contemplate their future once their aging father (Brian Cox) begins to step back from the media and entertainment conglomerate they control.


Reader Comments ...


About the Author

Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.