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“Homeland” (8 p.m., 10 p.m., 12:30 a.m., Showtime): Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is slowly recovering from her brutal months of confinement in a Russian gulag as this Emmy-winning political drama returns for its eighth and final season. It’s her fractured memory, however, that is the primary concern of Saul (Mandy Patinkin), who’s now the national security advisor to President Warner (Beau Bridges), who seeks to end the war in Afghanistan. That will be hard for Saul to pull off without Carrie’s invaluable contributions. Maury Sterling, Linus Roache and Costa Ronin also star.
“The Oscars” (7 p.m., ABC): From the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors the best films of 2019, with no designated host for the ceremonies for the second consecutive year. Among the competitive categories, “Joker” leads the field with 11 nominations, including best picture, best actor (Joaquin Phoenix) and best director (Todd Phillips).
“The Aquarium” (7 p.m., 12 a.m., 3 a.m., ANIM): After eating all his tankmate’s food, Tank the hungry sea turtle finds a space to eat in peace as Season 2 opens with “Big Is Beautiful.” Meanwhile, two beluga whales are welcomed to their new home at the aquarium, and a tourist favorkite, Scarlett the lovable sea lion, turns 2 years old.
“Power” (7 p.m., 9:45 p.m., 12:31 a.m., Starz): Ghost (Omari Hardwick) takes a giant step closer to a fully legitimate life in a world outside the criminal underground as he is declared lieutenant governor in “Exactly How We Planned,” the series finale. He soon discovers, however, that one of his many old enemies already is actively carrying out a plot against him. Fans of this compelling crime drama who mourn its passing can take solace: A spin-off series, “Power Book II: Ghost,” is set to premiere on Starz next summer with Mary J. Blige leading the cast.
“Shahs of Sunset” (8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., 12:32 a.m., 5:58 a.m., Bravo): Reza is at a crossroads in his life when he and his husband, Adam, might not be on the same page with a huge life decision as this hit reality series returns for Season 8 with the premiere “Naked Jenga and Afraid.” Reza also decides to mend fences with GG, even though she hasn’t made amends with Destiney for that ugly scene at the reunion. Elsewhere, Mike has found the love of his life and is telling anyone who will listen that his tomcat days are behind him.
“Wrong Man” (8:51 p.m., 11:37 p.m., 2:23 a.m., Starz): Season 1 of filmmaker Joe Berlinger’s absorbing docuseries had profound repercussion in some of the cases it examined, and Season 2 will look at three new cases, two of them spotlighting female inmates. The premiere, “Vonda Hour 1: The Case Against Grandma,” focuses on Vonda Smith, who was convicted of killing 21-year-old Jessie Morrison, the mother of Smith’s grandchild. Smith maintains she is innocent of the crime and had been close to the victim.
“Kidding” (9 p.m., 11 p.m., 1:30 a.m., Showtime): Jim Carrey returns to this poignant dramedy as out-of-work children’s TV host Jeff Pickles as the sophomore season opens with a premiere called “The Cleanest Liver in Columbus, Ohio.” As the action resumes, Jeff still is dealing with family problems, several of which relate to his now-defunct show, a topic that also troubles his executive producer (Frank Langella) and the program’s chief puppet maker (Catherine Keener).
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