‘True De­tec­tive’ is must-watch view­ing

The Telegraph (Macon) - - Television - BY CHUCK BAR­NEY

Note: All times are Eastern/Pa­cific, un­less noted.

DON’T MISS: “True De­tec­tive” – Fresh off win­ning a Golden Globe for his per­for­mance in “Green Book,” Ma­her­shala Ali head­lines the third in­stall­ment of the gritty an­thol­ogy se­ries. Ali plays re­tired Arkansas state po­lice de­tec­tive Wayne Hays, who seeks to solve a macabre crime that took place years ago in the heart of the Ozarks. Filmed in Arkansas, the story plays out in three sep­a­rate time pe­ri­ods. Stephen Dorff and Car­men Ejogo also star. (9 p.m. Sun­day, HBO). Other bets: SUN­DAY: Re­mem­ber Netscape? “Val­ley of the Boom” is a wildly off­beat, six-part minis­eries that cap­tures the high-stakes drama and mad­cap crazi­ness of the 1990s dot­com bub­ble (and bust). Bradley Whit­ford, Steve Zahn and Lamorne Mor­ris lead the cast. (9 p.m., Na­tional Geo­graphic).

SUN­DAY: Jenna Cole­man re­turns as the ti­tle char­ac­ter in Sea­son 3 of “Vic­to­ria.” As the saga re­sumes, the queen is preg­nant with her sixth child. But she has much else on her mind, mainly the Rev­o­lu­tions of 1848, when Europe’s down­trod­den be­gin call­ing for the over­throw of aris­to­cratic rule. (9 p.m., PBS).

MON­DAY: “The Pas­sage” is a drama se­ries about a se­cret med­i­cal fa­cil­ity where sci­en­tists are ex­per­i­ment­ing with a dan­ger­ous virus that could lead to the cure for all dis­ease. But it might also wipe out the hu­man race. (9 p.m., Fox).

TUES­DAY: TV’s re­boot craze con­tin­ues with “Roswell, New Mex­ico.” It re­calls the 1999-2002 cult se­ries about hu­manalien ro­mance. But now Liz (Jea­nine Ma­son) and Max (Nathan Par­sons) are adults and it might not be nearly as fun. (9 p.m., The CW).

TUES­DAY: Speak­ing of re­boots, do we really need an­other “Temp­ta­tion Is­land”? The re­al­ity se­ries fol­lows four dat­ing cou­ples to Maui, where 24 el­i­gi­ble men and women en­gage them in the “sin­gle life.” Will the cou­ples stick to­gether, or go their sep­a­rate ways? (10 p.m., USA).

WEDNES­DAY: Set in the late 1980s, the new se­ries “Deadly Class” fol­lows a home­less teen (Ben­jamin Wadsworth) who is re­cruited into Kings Do­min­ion. It’s a bru­tal pri­vate academy where the world’s top crime fam­i­lies send as­sas­sins to be trained. (10 p.m., Syfy).

THURS­DAY: Sea­son 2 of “Star Trek: Dis­cov­ery” finds our crew join­ing forces with Capt. Christo­pher Pike on a new mis­sion to in­ves­ti­gate seven mys­te­ri­ous red sig­nals and the ap­pear­ance of an un­known be­ing called the Red An­gel (5:30 p.m. PT; 8:30 p.m. ET, CBS All Ac­cess).

THURS­DAY: Meet the man­sca­pers of “Back­yard Envy.” They’re three best friends and busi­ness part­ners who de­sign lush back­yards and amaz­ing out­door spa­ces in this new home-im­prove­ment se­ries. (10 p.m., Bravo).

FRI­DAY: The duo of Jane Fonda and Lily Tom­lin are back for Sea­son 5 of “Grace and Frankie.” Their story picks up with the di­vorcees in search of a new home after ditch­ing the re­tire­ment com­mu­nity. (Net­flix).

SAT­UR­DAY: Sir David At­ten­bor­ough fol­lows up his “Blue Planet II” and “Planet Earth II” with an­other re­mark­able na­ture se­ries called “Dy­nas­ties.” It fol­lows five of the world’s most highly en­dan­gered species: lions, chimps, tigers, painted wolves and em­peror pen­guins. (9 p.m., BBC Amer­ica, AMC, IFC, Sun­dance TV).

Email Chuck Bar­ney at cbar­[email protected]­yare­anews group.com.


Jenna Cole­man plays Queen Vic­to­ria in the PBS se­ries, “Vic­to­ria,” re­turn­ing for Sea­son 3 on Sun­day.

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