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“True Detective” (8 p.m., 10 p.m., 12:30 a.m., HBO): An Arkansas community is rocked by the unsolved murder of two schoolchildren as this acclaimed crime drama returns for Season 3 after an extended hiatus. Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali stars as West Finger, Ark., police detective Wayne Hays, who remains haunted by the case more than three decades later. The story plays out in three timelines: the 1980 crime and subsequent investigation, new developments that arise in 1990, and 2015, as Hays reflects on the mystery.
“24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards” (6 p.m., CW): Actress Claire Foy and writer-producer Chuck Lorre receive special awards during this annual gala ceremony by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, hosted by Taye Diggs. Among film categories, the historical dramedy “The Favourite” leads the field with 14 nominations.
“Best Friend’s Betrayal” (7 p.m., 11:01 p.m., Lifetime): Katie and Jess have been BFFs for a long time, but when Jess gets serious about a new “perfect” guy, there’s something about Nick, a celebrated crime writer, that raises red flags with Katie. Up to a point, Katie’s concern for her best friend is only natural, but as the story unfolds, she moves into obsessive feelings about Jess that have Nick struggling to find a way to make Jess see the truth. Mary Grill, Vanessa Walsh and Jaime M. Callica star in this new thriller.
“American Style” (8 p.m., 10 p.m., CNN): Tim Gunn, Donna Karan, Andre Leon Talley, Christie Brinkley and Diane von Furstenberg are among the style and fashion icons appearing in this new four-part docu-series, which uses archival footage and interviews to highlight the most memorable moments from fashion and pop culture. The opener, “1940s/50s: War Boots to Work Suits,” explores how World War II and Hollywood helped establish a sense of an American fashion identity.
“Emma Fielding Mysteries” (8 p.m., HMM): Courtney Thorne-Smith returns as archaeologist-sleuth Emma Fielding in the new “More Bitter Than Sweet,” which opens with her character hosting an annual conference for her professional peers. Things get off to a rocky start at the opening night dinner, however, when the association’s president (Janet Kidder) abruptly drops dead at the podium just as she’s about to name her successor.
“Valley of the Boom” (8 p.m., 10 p.m., NGEO): This hybrid of scripted drama and documentary interviews presents an inventive examination of the game-changing birth of Silicon Valley, starting with the “browser wars” of the early 1990s through the catastrophic 2001 implosion of the dot-com bubble. In the series premiere, “Part 1: Print (Hello, World),” Marc Andreessen (John Karna) and his team hit the road trying to get investors for their Netscape browser. The series cast also includes Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn and Lamorne Morris.
“Rel” (8:31 p.m., FOX): Alerted that his daughter has gotten into some trouble at school, Rel (Lil Rel Howery) immediately hits the road to resolve this pressing family matter in the Season 1 finale, “Cleveland.” Meanwhile, in Chicago, Brittany (Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore) tries to help Nat (Jordan L. Jones) set some personal goals by showing him how to create a personal vision board. Leah Jeffries and Che Tafari guest star.
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