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SUNDAY 6 p.m. on CNN American Style
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 that included the introduction of the bikini and the zoot suit. Another episode immediately follows.
7 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards
Actress Claire Foy (“The Crown”) and writer-producer Chuck Lorre (“The Big Bang Theory”) receive special awards during this annual gala ceremony by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, hosted by Taye Diggs. Foy’s award acknowledges her work to push boundaries on changtimportance of authentic portrayals of women. Lorre is being honored for his vast body of TV comedy work. Among film categories, the historical dramedy “The Favourite” leads the field with 14 nominations, followed by “Black Panther” with 12 nods.
9 p.m. on 18.1 KVPT Victoria on Masterpiece
Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman) is pregnant with her sixth child, but she’s also distracted by current events in Europe as this historical drama opens Season 3 with two back-to-back episodes. A spirit of revolution is sweeping across the continent as downtrodden commoners start agitating against aristocratic rule. In England, that discontent manifests itself as Chartism, a set of demands for universal male suffrage, the secret ballot, equal representation for voters and other reforms that once had been dismissed as radical.
9 p.m. on E! Total Bellas
As Season 4 opens, Nikki Bella takes a step forward in her new life as a single woman by deciding to move to Los Angeles, but those plans are put on hold when WWE invites Nikki and Brie to compete in Evolution, the network’s first-ever all-female pay-perview event. As a result, Nikki decides to make her new start in San Diego, where she can train with Brie. Brie and Bryan discuss having a second child, but he doesn’t know she has some reservations.
9 p.m. on HBO True Detective
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 (“Moonlight”) 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. Stephen Dorff and Carmen Ejogo also star.
9 p.m. on NGEO Valley of the Boom
This hybrid of scripted drama and documentary interviews presents an inventive examination of the gamechanging 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.
9:30 p.m. on 26.1 KMPH Rel
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.
MONDAY 9 p.m. on 26.1 KMPH The Passage
Based on novelist Justin Cronin’s best-selling trilogy, this thriller series focuses on a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease but also has the potential to wipe out all human life. Saniyya Sidney (“Fences”) and MarkPaul Gosselaar (“Franklin & Bash”) star; Jamie McShane, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Henry Ian Cusick also are featured. Filmmaker Ridley Scott is among the executive producers.
9 p.m. on 47.1 KGPE Magnum P.I.
Magnum and Higgins (Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks) are understandably shaken when one of her former MI6 colleagues abruptly turns up nursing a fresh gunshot wound in the new episode “Day of the Viper.” They’re even more alarmed, however, by the news he has to deliver: The assassin who killed Higgins’ true love has resurfaced on Oahu. While he and Higgins spring into action, Magnum asks Rick (Zachary Knighton) to take over a case, which unfortunately soon goes sideways. Ian Pryce guest stars.
9 p.m. on BRAV Vanderpump Rules
Embarrassed by her birthday meltdown, Stassi tries to find a way to make things up to Beau, while James, newly sober, starts taking steps to mend his old friendship with Lala in the new episode “Love Thy Mother.” Jax stirs things up at a SUR staff meeting, while Kristen celebrates the relaunch of her t-shirt line and the Toms pitch some cocktail ideas to Lisa. Elsewhere, Katie, Stassi and Kristen are reminded that age doesn’t always bestow maturity when their mothers come to town.
10 p.m. on 30.1 KFSN The Good Doctor
The hospital is still under quarantine, and the chaos and noise of the emergency room threaten to overwhelm Shaun (Freddie Highmore) as this hit medical drama returns with the new episode “Quarantine Part Two.” Elsewhere, while Morgan (Fiona Gubelmann) struggles against long odds to keep her patients alive, Dr. Lim (Christina Chang) fights for her own life. Despite the quarantine, Dr. Melendez and Claire (Nicholas Gonzalez, Antonia Thomas) desperately search for a way to complete their patient’s bone-marrow transplant.
TUESDAY 9 p.m. on 24.1 KSEE This Is Us
The midseason finale promised to deliver some answers fans were jonesing for, but wound up raising plenty of new questions in the process, among them more unresolved details about Jack’s (Milo Ventimiglia) brother, Nicky (Michael Angarano). As the series returns tonight to begin the rest of Season 3, viewers will be hoping the writers fill in a few more of those blanks, along with examining the toll Randall’s (Sterling K. Brown) new political career may take on his marriage. Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz also star.
9 p.m. on 30.1 KFSN blackish
When Diane (Marsai Martin) isn’t lit properly for her skin tone in a class photo, Dre and Bow (Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross) see red in the new episode “Black Like Us.” Although Diane begs them not to blow the matter out of proportion, her parents insist on talking to the principal about the importance of using sensitivity when it comes to matters of students’ varying complexions. Meanwhile, Junior (Marcus Scribner) pours more kerosene on the flames by suggesting that the Johnsons practice tacit colorism within their own household.
9 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE Roswell, New Mexico
A young woman (Jeanine Mason, “Grey’s Anatomy”) moves back in with her father in the title town following a professional setback and reconnects with her high-school crush (Nathan Parsons, “The Originals”), only to discover he’s an extraterrestrial — and there are others like him — in this reboot of the 1999-2002 teen sci-fi drama “Roswell.” Michael Trevino, Lily Cowles, Heather Hemmens, Michael Vlamis and Tyler Blackburn also star.
10 p.m. on CMDY Drunk History
The tippling comedy series opens Season 6 with “Are You Afraid of the Drunk?,” a premiere that’s both a recounting of how Mary Shelley created “Frankenstein” and a full-episode parody of the kids’ series “Are You Afraid of the Dark?.” Rich Fulcher narrates, while the celebrity re-enactors include Evan Rachel Wood as Mary Shelley, Elijah Wood as Percy Shelley, Jack McBrayer as Lord Byron, Seth Rogen as Dr. Frankenstein and Will Ferrell as Frankenstein’s Monster.
10 p.m. on TVL Teachers
The rude but smart (and sadly underrated) ensemble comedy returns to finish out its third and final season with the new episode “Thoughts and Bears,” in which Ms. Watson (Kate Lambert) realizes she finally is going to have to confront her on-again, offagain lover, Toby (Tim Bagley). Meanwhile, Fillmore Elementary School has a new neighbor who owns something dangerous, alarming the teachers. Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Kathryn Thomas and Katie O’Brien also star.
10 p.m. on USA Temptation Island
Mark L. Walberg returns as host for a rebooted new version of a relationship game show that somewhat mercilessly takes four couples at a vulnerable stage in their dating relationship and flies them to Maui, where they’ll mingle with two dozen sexy singles likewise looking for love. Ultimately, the main couples must decide whether they’re ready to commit to sharing their lives or elect to give into the temptations around them.
7 p.m. on ID In Pursuit With John Walsh Best known for his long run in the Fox unscripted series “America’s Most Wanted,” TV personality, victim advocate and anti-crime activist John Walsh returns to his roots in this new series, which is being described as a real-time investigation series that mobilizes the Investigation Discovery viewer base and encourages them to “actively engage in the pursuit of justice.” The series draws on Walsh’s own extensive experience in the field, coupled with a call center accepting phone leads in real time.
8 p.m. on 18.1 KVPT Nature
Anthropologist Dr. Niobe Thompson and some equine experts explore the fascinating and even mystical relationship between humans and horses, which is nearly as old as civilization itself, in the new two-part episode “Equus: The Story of the Horse: Origins,” which concludes next week. As its title suggests, tonight’s first part explores the evolutionary journey of the steed, which first appeared as a tiny, forest-dwelling creature known as the Dawn Horse. Scientists continue to work on decoding the extraordinary emotional intelligence of these majestic animals.
9 p.m. on HIST Vikings
Freydis (Alicia Agneson) has a surprise for Ivar (Alex Hogh Andersen), while Hvitserk (Marco Ilso) finds himself sorely tested in the new episode “Baldur.” Elsewhere, Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) makes an astonishing discovery, and Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) enters into negotiations with the three Danish kings who have massed their armies in Reading. Those meetings could well end in peril, however.
10 p.m. on SYFY Deadly Class
Syfy gave viewers a sneak peek late last month at this new series adaptation of a hit graphic novel from Rick Remender and Wes Craig, but the show makes its official series debut tonight with the “Pilot.” Benjamin Wadsworth stars as Marcus Lopez, a streetwise youth who finds himself recruited into Kings Dominion, an exclusive private academy where the next generation of the world’s top crime families are groomed. Benedict Wong, Lana Condor, Luke Tennie, Liam James and Maria Gabriela de Faria also star.
10:03 p.m. on LIFE American Beauty Star
In the new episode “Blasts From the Past,” things get very tense indeed as the artists are forced to work together on the season’s first team challenge, which involves a figurative trip back through time: They’re tasked with creating gorgeous looks that appear thoroughly modern, yet are inspired by designs from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. Ashley Graham is the host, while Sir John plays mentor to the contestants. The judges are Christie Brinkley, Leah Wyar and Yu Tsai.
THURSDAY 7 p.m. on TRAV The Dead Files
The newly enhanced episode “Revealed: Fractured — St. Louis” takes retired cop Steve DiSchiavi and medium Amy Allan to Missouri to lend their assistance — or so they hope, at least — to a terrified woman whose home is being turned upside down by violent paranormal activity. While Amy’s occult exploration leads her to a group of demonic children and a towering, emaciated entity that can influence the living, Steve’s investigation turns up information on a St. Louis business tycoon whose life was tragic.
9 p.m. on LIFE Bring It!
In “No Boys Allowed?,” the first of tonight’s two new back-to-back episodes, some major changes are in the wind inside the Dollhouse as Camryn steps down as captain, and Makya and Crystianna step up to lead. Coach D breaks her biggest rule as she begins a new dance season, sorely shaking up several of the perform- ers. Things only take a more chaotic turn when Marquell, the new assistant coach, tries a wild new experiment that puts a huge competition at risk.
9 p.m. on PARMT Lip Sync Battle
This hit series, which features celebrities going head to head in lip-syncing the song of their choice, opens Season 5 with an epic battle between the “Fab 5” members from the Emmywinning Netflix reboot of “Queer Eye”: Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown and Jonathan Van Ness. LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen return as hosts; future guests scheduled for this season include Andy Roddick, Brooklyn Decker, Darren Criss, Big Bird and Vanessa Morgan.
9:01 p.m. on 30.1 KFSN A Million Little Things
This ensemble drama moves into a new timeslot as it returns for its midseason premiere with “secrets and lies,” which finds Delilah (Stephanie Szostak) forced to lean on her friends after receiving some troubling news — and ironically, that means relying on Katherine (Grace Park) most of all. Over Gary’s (James Roday) strong objections, Maggie (Allison Miller) is determined to run in the Suicide Prevention 5K. Chance Hurstfield guest stars; David Giuntoli and Romany Malco also star.
9:30 p.m. on 47.1 KGPE Fam
Shocked to discover that Clem (Nina Dobrev) doesn’t plan to invite her father to the wedding, Rose and Walt (Sheryl Lee Ralph, Brian Stokes Mitchell) urge her to invite her dad to their home for dinner in a new episode called “Freddy Returns.” Meanwhile, Nick (Tone Bell) tries to get Clem’s sis Shannon (Odessa Adlon) to be more responsible around the home and more considerate of others living there.
10:01 p.m. on BRAV Backyard Envy
James DeSantis, Garrett Magee and Melissa Brasier, who work together at an exclusive exterior design and highend landscaping firm called Manscapers, invite viewers along as they help clients transform their mundane outdoor spaces into something extraordinary. In the series premiere, James lines up a suburban gig for them, but a problem arises almost immediately when Mel and the construction team strike water while building a stone patio. Elsewhere, Garrett creates a beach-inspired rooftop meadow for a couple.
10:03 p.m. on LIFE The Rap Game
The first lesson in storytelling in “The Rap Game” kicks off as the artists entertain preschoolers by rapping classic children’s books. Later, the artists draw from their own early years to write personal stories to record in the studio in this new episode called “Rhyme and Treason.” A battle that has no precedent on this show has one mom taking shots at the rest of the house, while another mother flies off the handle.
FRIDAY 8 p.m. on MAX Movie: Truth or Dare
Three familiar faces from TV — Lucy Hale (“Pretty Little Liars”), Tyler Posey (“Teen Wolf”) and Violett Beane (“God Friended Me”) — star in Jeff Wardlow’s 2018 horror film, which focuses on several college students who begin a round of the Truth or Dare game as they are sharing a Mexican vacation. To their dismay, they start to realize that this pastime carries consequences that can be lethal for any player who doesn’t complete his or her assigned task.
8:30 p.m. on 30.1 KFSN Speechless
Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough) inadvertently ruffles Maya’s (Minnie Driver) feathers when he tries to insert himself into her business plans with Melanie (guest star Sarah Chalke) in tonight’s new episode. As JJ (Micah Fowler) begins pre-production on his next film, Ray (Mason Cook) pleads with his brother to cast him opposite Ray’s latest crush, Izzy (guest star Kayla Maisonet). Meanwhile, Dylan (Kyla Kenedy) finds Jimmy’s (John Ross Bowie) band surprisingly impressive.
10 p.m. on HBO Real Time With Bill Maher
It’s only been two months or so since Bill Maher wrapped Season 16 of his politics-and-comedy chat show, but in the news cycle of President Donald Trump’s America, that’s a veritable epoch. Maher returns tonight to launch Season 17 with guests who are still TBA at this writing, but with a political landscape that in some respects is dramatically different, so expect the conversation to be lively.
11 p.m. on AMC Movie: Concussion
Will Smith gives a compelling performance in this 2015 docudrama about forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, who linked pro football injuries to brain damage in some players. Predictably, NFL executives rejected the findings Omalu reached with his coroner boss (Albert Brooks) and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ team doctor (Alec Baldwin). Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays Omalu’s wife in a fine cast that also includes David Morse, Eddie Marsan and Hill Harper.
SATURDAY 6 p.m. on BBC IFC Planet Earth: Dynasties
Celebrated naturalist David Attenborough hosts this new five-part co-production, which also premieres tonight across BBC America’s corporate siblings AMC, IFC and Sundance TV. The miniseries examines five of the world’s most endangered species as they struggle to survive. Tonight’s opener focuses on one of the most famous lion prides in Africa: the Marsh Pride of Kenya’s Masai Mara. As their saga begins, all the adult male have abandoned the pride, leaving just two adult females to feed and protect eight youngsters.
7 p.m. on OXY Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice
This new series follows retired New York Police Detective Kevin Gannon and his veteran team of investigators as they continue their post-active career exploration into a years-long string of “accidental” drownings that they suspect may have been murders. Since 1997, hundreds of college-age men have drowned under mysterious circumstances after a night out drinking with friends. The victims all were athletic as well as academic success stories and their bodies turned up in clusters around the country, many of them near a smiley-face graffiti mark.
7:20 p.m. on HBO Movie: Tully
Charlize Theron snagged a Golden Globe nomination as best actress in a comedy or musical for her performance in Jason Reitman’s 2018 dramedy, which got some glowing critical notices but died at the box office. Diablo Cody’s moving and funny screenplay charts the relationship that blossoms between Marlo (Theron), the mother of a developmentally disabled son, and Tully (Mackenzie Davis, “Halt and Catch Fire”), a night nanny hired to help her. Mark Duplass and Ron Livingston also star.
8 p.m. on BET Movie: Creed
Sylvester Stallone received an Oscar nomination and won a number of other awards for reprising his iconic role as long-retired boxer Rocky Balboa, who agrees to train Apollo Creed’s son, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan, in a criminally underrated performance), to become a fighter. Few people realize the former champ is battling an opponent deadlier than any he ever faced in the ring. Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad and Tony Bellew also star.
8 p.m. on HALL Movie: Winter Love Story
First-time author Cassie Winslett (Jen Lilley) learns the wisdom in never judging a book by its cover when she’s teamed with successful fantasy novelist Elliot Somersby (Kevin McGarry) on a joint publicity tour to promote her new break-up memoir and his latest dragon-centric saga. She’s already insecure and worried about being compared to her mom (MaryMargaret Humes), an award-winning writer, so Elliot’s confident manner rubs her the wrong way. As she gets to know him better, though, love begins to bloom in this 2019 romance.
8 p.m. on LIFE Movie: Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story
Inspired by a true story, this new TV drama stars Christina Ricci as pioneering investigative reporter Nellie Bly, who feigns mental illness to be admitted as a patient at the notorious Women’s Lunatic Asylum, where she hopes to gather research for an expose on the facility. In this fictionalized account of actual events, Nellie’s treatment there leaves her with no recollection of how she came to the asylum or, indeed, even her real identity. Judith Light co-stars as sadistic Matron Grady, while Josh Bowman plays a sympathetic doctor.
9 p.m. on HBO Movie: Brexit
Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this new docudrama, which takes viewers behind the scenes during the events leading up to the summer 2016 referendum that resulted in a decision for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. The “Sherlock” star plays Dominic Cummings, who spearheaded the Vote Leave establishment, so successful that it sent political shockwaves around the world. Among the many other characters, Rory Kinnear portrays Craig Oliver, director of communications for Prime Minister David Cameron and head of the Remain campaign.
Perdita Weeks and Jay Hernandez star in “Magnum, P.I.” Monday on CBS.
Jeanine Mason stars in “Roswell, New Mexico” Tuesday on The CW.
Mahershala Ali stars in “True Detective” Sunday on HBO.
Dmitry Korchak stars in a staging of “Orphee et Eurydice From Lyric Opera of Chicago” on “Great Performances” Friday on PBS.
Ashley Graham hosts “American Beauty Star” Wednesday on Lifetime.
Chrissy Teigen and LL Cool J host “Lip Sync Battle” Thursday on Paramount Network.
Christina Ricci stars in “Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story” Saturday on Lifetime.