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TV best bets with 'Better Call Saul,' the Bee Gees tribute, 'The Leftovers,' 'Girls' series finale

This was posted on Sunday, April 9, 2017 by Rodney Ho/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Reality TV has had a hard time coming up with fresh ideas and hits. Three reality shows are a bit long in the tooth but are all returning for new seasons this week: "Pawn Stars" on History for a 19th season Monday, "Deadliest Catch" on Discovery for a 13th season Tuesday and "Storage Wars" on A&E for a 10th season Wednesday.

Two notable scripted shows return: the third seasons of AMC's "Better Call Saul" on Monday and HBO's "The Leftovers" on Sunday.

Two shows are gone forever after this week: Freeform's "Switched At Birth" Tuesday and HBO's "Girls" on Sunday."

And with two thirds of the Bee Gees gone (R.I.P. Maurice and Robin), remaining Bee Gee Barry Gibb holds the fort during a massive tribute concert airing on CBS Sunday.

This covers Monday, April 10 through Sunday, April 16, 2017.


“Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — Could Mr. T be the next one out?

“24: Legacy” 8 p.m. Fox — Andy uncovers important information about a high-ranking government official, leading Carter and Donovan to team up and find out more.

“APB” 9:01 p.m. Fox — A serial rapist is on the loose.

“Bates Motel” 10 p.m. A&E — Mother uses tough love to protect Norman.

“Better Call Saul” 10 p.m. AMC (third season debut) — Jimmy and Chuck's relationship deteriorates.

“Help My Yelp” 10 p.m. Food (new series) — Barbecue Street is an old-school Georgia BBQ joint stuck in its ways. With their business dwindling, restaurant consultant Monti Carlo and a group of Yelp reviewers step in with hidden cameras to see what's really going wrong. The reviews are shocking and so is the surveillance footage, which reveals the reason Barbecue Street's 'cue is tough, dry and inedible.

“Scorpion” 10 p.m. CBS — The team must defy the orders of a foreign government after they retrieve an asteroid from space containing DNA strands that could have deadly consequences once exposed.

“Pawn Stars” 10 p.m. History (19th season debut) — Any reality show that makes it to season 19 should get kudos.

“Quantico” 10:01 p.m. ABC— One of Alex's friends is framed for a domestic terror attack.


“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” 8 p.m. Fox — With the crime rate lowered, Brooklyn is permanently shutting down one of its precincts.

“Deadliest Catch” 9 p.m. Discovery (13th season debut) — The crabs have vanished, igniting a hunt to save the fleet's way of life.

“Fresh Off the Boat” 9 p.m. ABC — Louis worries that Grandma's new motorized wheelchair gives her too much freedom.

“Unprotected” 9 p.m. Oxygen (new series) — A poor online review of the family car wash results in Richard and Lauretta tracking down the culprit.

“iZombie” 9 p.m. the CW— Liv, Clive and Ravi investigate a fatal car accident and suspect foul play was involved.

“Prison Break” 9:01 p.m. Fox — As Lincoln and C-Note search for the "Sheik of Light," Michael and his cellmate, Whip, attempt an escape from Ogygia.

“Switched at Birth” 9 p.m. Freeform (series finale) — Kathryn realizes it has been five years since the switch was discovered and uncovers a long-buried family secret.

“The Americans10 p.m. FX — Gabriel stuns Philip and Elizabeth with a sudden announcement and a crushing revelation about Philip's past.

“Chrisley Knows Best10 p.m. USA (fifth season spring finale)— Todd and Julie find themselves at odds about Grayson growing up when he's invited to his first tween dance.


“Shots Fired” 8 p.m. Fox — Cory opens up about what he witnessed the night of Joey Campbell's murder and Ashe and Preston try to link Joey's murder with Jesse Carr's.

“Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS — The Queen is gone. Sandra ousted! Is Debbie next?

“Underground” 8 p.m. WGN (special time) — Harriet Tubman reflects on a life with conviction, compassion and courage.

“Return of the Mac” 8 p.m. Pop (new series) — New Kids on the Block star Joey McIntyre plays a version of himself joining a Pop-like network as a talk show host. Very meta.

“Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” 9 p.m. CBS (special time) — The International Response Team investigates when two American flight attendants go missing while in Singapore.

“Exposed with Deborah Norville” 9 p.m. Reelz (new series) — A man under investigation for rape and murder threatens to expose the secrets of those working the case.

“Major Crimes” 9 p.m. TNT (fifth season finale) — Sharon and the division discover the identity of a bomber, but they struggle to determine his next target.

“Storage Wars” 9 p.m. A&E (10th season debut) — The buyers visit the city of Orange where Ivy scores an unusual landscaping tool.

“Empire” 9 p.m. Fox — Hakeem throws an epic 21st birthday party and live-streams it all on Empire Xstream.

“Archer” 10 p.m. FX  — A mysterious woman hires Archer to fake her death, but he's unable to rise to the occasion.

“Greenleaf” 10 p.m. OWN — When Basie hears about the injunction filed to stop construction of Triumph Two, he stages a sit-in at Calvary in an attempt to force Bishop's hand.


“Grey’s Anatomy” 8 p.m. ABC — Meredith and Nathan have to confront their feelings when they are stuck sitting next to each other on a plane.

“The Big Bang Theory” 8 p.m. CBS — Attempts to find single Raj a woman prove challenging.

“60 Days In Atlanta ” 9 p.m. A&E — The male participants in 500 suspect each other of being in the program while the women struggle to continue, and one considers dropping out.

“Chicago Med ” 9 p.m. NBC — Family matters unfold for the doctors.

“Mom ” 9:01 p.m. CBS — Christy annoys everyone when she adopts her new boyfriend Brad's healthy lifestyle.

“Scandal ” 9:01 p.m. ABC (100th episode) —With the ugly truth of Frankie's assassination revealed, a torn Olivia wonders how different her life—and the country—would be if she, Mellie and Cyrus had never rigged Fitz's election.

“The Catch ” 10 p.m. ABC — Alice and Val reexamine the cold case that brought them together as partners.

“The Amazing Race ” 10 p.m. CBS — The race continues in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

“The Blacklist: Redemption” 10 p.m. NBC (first season finale) — Scottie and Howard clash for control of Halcyon and the dangerous technology connected to Whitehall.


“Fortitude3:01 a.m. Amazon (new series) Dennis Quaid joins the ensemble cast.

“MacGyver8 p.m. CBS (first season finale)  — Murdoc moves forward with his plans for revenge against MacGyver by recruiting his recently released former cellmate to infiltrate the Phoenix Complex as a "lab technician" and kill every agent inside.

“The Toy Box8 p.m. ABC  — Inventions include a double-sided book; a twist on the party piñata; and fruit-scented plush toys.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race8 p.m. VH1  The queens join the cutthroat morning talk-show wars. Naya Rivera ("Glee") and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman ("UnREAL") guest judge.

“Hawaii Five-O9 p.m. CBS — McGarrett investigates the murder of one of the last survivors of the USS Arizona and learns about his grandfather's important role at Pearl Harbor.

“Shark Tank9 p.m. ABC  — Two Chicago entrepreneurs bring a live guard llama into the Tank to demonstrate their product.

“Blue Bloods 10 p.m. CBS  — Erin's help is sought by a witness in one of her old cases.


“The Son” 9 p.m. Saturday AMC  — Young Eli trains as a warrior, but makes enemies in 1849.

“Killer Mom” 9 p.m. Saturday Lifetime — When 14-year-old Allison loses her father in a plane crash just two years after her adoptive mother died, she is devastated. At the funeral, she is shocked to finally meet her birth mother, Jessica--who had an affair with Alison's father, but gave up custody of her baby daughter. Now, Jessica tells her daughter she's ready to step in and be the mother Allison needs. But unbeknownst to Allison and her half-sister Sydni, Jessica has nefarious plan in store for her new family.

“Saturday Night Live” 11:29 p.m. Saturday NBC — Jimmy Fallon hosts.

“Stayin' Alive: a Grammy Salute to the Bee Gees” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS — Performers include remaining "Bee Gee" Barry Gibb, John Legend, Stevie Wonder and Celine Dion.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 8 p.m. Sunday Bravo — Part one of a four-part reunion extravaganza.

“The White Princess” 8 p.m. Sunday Starz (new series)— A sequel to "The White Queen" chronicles the power grab among the women vying for the English throne.

“The Leftovers” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO (third and final season debut) — Three years after the Guilty Remnant descended on Miracle, Texas, Kevin is now chief of police.

“Jesus CSI” 10 p.m. Sunday History — Does any DNA exist?

“Iron Chef Gauntlet” 10 p.m. Sunday Food (new series) — For the first Chairman's Challenge, Alton jump-starts the proceedings by serving up an array of wild ingredients and the chefs must use their expert techniques to make a top-tier dish right out of the gate. Then, the bottom-rated chef is thrown into the deep end for a Secret Ingredient Showdown against a competitor chosen by the winner.

“American Crime” 10 p.m. Sunday ABC — Nicholas is distraught with the reality of his failing business and takes his frustration out on Clair.

“Girls” 10 p.m. Sunday HBO (series finale) — Hannah embarks on a new chapter.

“Iron Chef Eats” 10 p.m. Sunday Food (new series) — The stars from the world of Iron Chef are ready to share with viewers where they chow down on their days off from the kitchen.

“Into the Badlands” 10:25 p.m. Sunday AMC — Sunny and Bajie get help from an unlikely source, but it comes with a price.

“Feud: Bette and Joan” 10 p.m. Sunday FX — With production of "Hush...Hush Sweet Charlotte" underway, the feud is intensified when Joan learns of a new producer on the project.

“Shades of Blue” 10 p.m. Sunday NBC — After Harlee's confession that she has been informing for the FBI, the crew grapples with Harlee and Wozniak's betrayal.

“Veep” 10:30 p.m. Sunday HBO (sixth season debut) — One year after losing the presidency, Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) attempts to secure her legacy. Dan (Reid Scott) tries to ingratiate himself at his new job. Amy’s (Anna Chlumsky) brash D.C.-style personality proves too much for her new co-workers.

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