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TV best bets with Winter Olympics, 'The Walking Dead,' Regina King


Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

We not only get to say goodbye to two weeks of Winter Olympics this Sunday but Carl from "The Walking Dead' gets his chance to wish his dad and Michonne farewell after eight seasons.

Otherwise, it's a pretty quiet week. "Shark Tank" finishes its ninth season and Starz' "Ash vs. Evil Dead" returns while CBS concludes its three-week "Celebrity Big Brother" and the 30th season of 'The Amazing Race."

Over on Netflix, the service tries a crime drama Friday with "Seven Seconds" starring Regina King.

 

This covers Monday, February 19 through Sunday, February 25, 2018.

MONDAY

“The Bachelor” 8 p.m. ABC — Arie meets Kendall's parents in L.A.; travels to Weiner, Ark., where Tia's parents batter him with questions; stops in Prior Lake, Minn., for a romantic afternoon with Becca K.; and endures a tense dinner with Lauren B.'s family in Virginia Beach, Va.

“2018 Winter Olympics” 8 p.m. NBC — Bobsled, freestyle skiing, figure skating.

“Warren Jeffs: Prophet of Evil” 9 p.m. A&E — Featuring extensive interviews with current and former church members, Warren Jeffs' family, and the people who brought him to justice.

“The Alienist” 9 p.m. TNT — The team learns more about the killer. Moore and Sara share an intimate moment. Kreizler seeks advice from an old mentor. Roosevelt takes action.

TUESDAY

“2018 Winter Olympics” 8 p.m. NBC — Snowboarding, bobsled, alpine, figure skating.

“We’ll Meet Again” 8 p.m. GPB —The reunions of people who lost touch after the civil rights movement.

“The Haves and the Have Nots” 9 p.m. OWN — Candace gets released from jail while David fights to get Jeffrey out.

“Baskets” 10 p.m. FX — Bakersfield gets a frozen yogurt machine.

“Death Row Chronicles” 10 p.m. BET (new series) — A former bouncer, Suge Knight pries away talented producer Dr. Dre from Ruthless Records through intimidation and strong-arm tactics.

“Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” 10 p.m. ABC — Desperate to repair his friendship with Tyler, Kevin enlists the help of Kristin to pull off a grand gesture to win him back.

WEDNESDAY

“Celebrity Big Brother” 8 p.m. CBS — Omarosa is still around!

“2018 Winter Olympics” 8 p.m. NBC — Cross country, alpine, bobsled, freestyle.

“The Amazing Race” 9 p.m. CBS (30th season finale) — The race concludes with stops in Hong Kong and San Francisco. Can the Indy car drivers be stopped?

“Channel Zero” 10 p.m. Syfy — Alice has a terrifying encounter in an abandoned hospital; and Luke, Louise and Nathan play cat-and-mouse with Robert Peach.

“Match Game” 10 p.m. ABC (third season finale) — Horatio Sanz, Amy Sedaris, Tim Meadows, Niecy Nash, RuPaul and Leah Remini.

THURSDAY

“2018 Winter Olympics” 8 p.m. NBC — Figure skating, women’s snowboard cross, men’s skeleton.

“Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” 9 p.m. WE — An unwanted guest crashes Reginae & Zonnique's housewarming party.

“Nashville” 9 p.m. CMT — Daphne seeks to establish her career and auditions for a country music singing competition; Scarlett invites Sean to see live music.

“Top Chef” 9 p.m. Bravo — The Voltaggio brothers reunite on the show for the first time since competing against each other.

“Portlandia” 10 p.m. IFC — Sandra discovers she can have it all; Jamie's co-workers help her get over a cold; Fred and Carrie prepare for a natural disaster.

FRIDAY

“Ugly Delicious”  3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series)  — Chef David Chang travels the world with writers and chefs, activists and artists, who use food as a vehicle to break down cultural barriers, tackle misconceptions and uncover shared experiences

“Seven Seconds”  3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series)   After a white cop accidentally hits and critically injures a black teenager, a northeastern city explodes with racial tensions, an attempted cover up and its aftermath, and the trial of the century.

“2018 Winter Olympics”  8 p.m. NBC  — Bobsled, speed skating, snowboarding, alpine.

“Mama June: From Not to Hot”  8 p.m. WE  — June's eye surgery has failed and panic strikes. Sugar Bear finds the DNA results and loses it.

“The Paynes”  9 p.m. OWN  — Nyla's disrespectful behavior is wearing out her welcome at the Payne's house.

“The Rap Game”  10:02 p.m. WE (fourth season finale)  — Street Bud and Rap-unzel are the likeliest to take home the prize.

WEEKEND

“2018 Winter Olympics” 8 tonight NBC — Bobsled, figure skating gala.

“Fear Factor” 7 p.m. Sunday MTV (ninth season debut) — Ludacris is back to torture people.

“2018 Winter Olympics” 8 p.m. Sunday NBC — Closing ceremonies.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 8 Sunday Bravo — The ladies are still at it in Barcelona. 

“Celebrity Big Brother” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS (first season finale) — Could Omarosa win? Probably not.

“Ash vs. Evil Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday Starz (third season debut)  — More gore!

“America's Greatest Threat: Vladamir Putin” 9 p.m. Sunday History  — Or as Donald Trump might call this: #FakeNews.

“Homeland” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime  — Carrie has a distressing realization; Saul negotiates; and Keane and Wellington disagree.

“The Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC  — Carl gets to say goodbye. 

“The Chi” 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Brandon compromises his employment by defending a co-worker.

“Shark Tank” 10 p.m. Sunday ABC (ninth season finale) — An energetic entrepreneur from Key Biscayne, Fla., believes he has the best men's swimwear; entrepreneurs from Alhambra, Cal., present their "better" version of a popular beauty trend.

“A.P. Bio” 10:30 p.m. Sunday NBC (special presentation) — When Jack leaves his class unattended, a student injury sets off an official investigation and lands Jack in "teacher jail."

 


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