Tuesday, December 12, 2017
TV and Media

On TV this week, Feb. 25-March 1

On TV this week


Dallas, 9 p.m., TNT Christopher and Pamela try to settle their divorce. Unfortunately, it keeps getting tripped up by wondering about J.R.'s fate like the rest of us.

Mike & Molly, 9:30 p.m., CBS The couple get into an argument at the mall and Molly goes on a shopping spree to get back at Mike. She'll have to change her name to Mall-y.

Castle, 10 p.m., ABC This week we resolve that kidnapping plot. And strain to see the alleged family resemblance between Nathan Fillion and James Brolin.

Deception, 10 p.m., NBC Mia's biological father wants to meet with her, but only because he has ulterior motives. Is he that desperate to win the corporate picnic three-legged race.


MINISERIES PREMIERE Parade's End, 9 p.m., HBO Ford Madox Ford tetralogy of novels about post-WW I British society gets the five-part treatment. Plus, we get to write tetralogy (quadrilogy isn't a word, folks). See Page 38

SERIES PREMIERE Armed & Ready, 10 p.m., Travel Skateboarder Kevin Michael Connolly heads out into the countryside with a team of scientists and engineers to do things like climb trees with lumberjacks, go whitewater rafting and try zorbing (rolling downhill in a giant inflatable ball). The catch is that he was born without legs. Yeah, complain about not being able to find the remote now.

SERIES PREMIERE Golden Boy, 10 p.m., CBS The youngest police commissioner in NYPD history thinks back on how he got where he is in a new scripted series. He's so young, he doesn't remember a time when there weren't reams of reality shows on TV.

Robot Combat League, 10 p.m., SyFy Eight-foot-tall robots battle in a ring hosted by Chris Jericho. Your testosterone shot up just reading that sentence.


Guys With Kids, 8:30 p.m., NBC Keshia Knight Pulliam shows up as Tempestt Bledsoe's sister, and suddenly starts shouting about something some guy named Theo did. Are you old enough to get that one?

SERIES PREMIERE Boston's Finest, 9 p.m., TNT Donnie Wahlberg gets all nostalgic and produces a reality series about Boston cops. We wonder if any of those cops arrested his brother Mark.

SERIES PREMIERE Stranded, 10 p.m., SyFy Another haunted house show, with a found-footage twist, as teams of ghost hunters are stuck at supposedly haunted locations and film their exploits. That doesn't count as a twist anymore, we're thinking.

SEASON PREMIERE Psych, 10 p.m., USA Shawn seeks revenge for his dad's shooting and a main character gets married. Oh, please, don't let the person getting married be the one who shot Shawn's dad.


SERIES PREMIERE Hacking the Planet, 8 p.m., Weather Scientists look to prevent, weaken or redirect weather systems in a reality show that sounds like the plot of a James Bond movie. Just you wait until they try to deal with the hot hail.

SERIES PREMIERE The Ben Show, 10 p.m., Comedy As in Ben Hoffman, not Ben Stein. Ben seeks to try something new, then enlists expert help to accomplish that goal. You could do that, too, but you'd have to pay the people.

Archer, 10 p.m., FX Anthony Bourdain is a guest voice on tonight's episode. Just when you thought the show's humor couldn't get any more sarcastic.

Nathan For You, 10:30 p.m., Comedy Nathan Fielder hits the road to help small-business owners turn their faltering firms around. First: Try opening a business you know how to do.


Undercover Boss, 8 p.m., CBS Mitchell Modell of Modell's Sporting Goods works in one of his stores. He soon realizes how frustrating it is that there are no jackets in size Large and adult soccer balls are not size 3.

Nikita, 8 p.m., CW Ari tells Nikita and Owen that Amanda is working with a terrorist, but they've got to pay to find out where they are. P'shaw. Just wait until next week's episode and find out with the rest of us!

Spartacus: War of the Damned, 9 p.m., Starz Spartacus tries to gain the upper hand on Crassus, but there's a betrayal in the works. It's by the creators of this show, who have already elected to not have another season. Curses!

Banshee, 10 p.m., Cinemax Gordon begins to check into Carrie's past, which is kind of a no-no in this neck of the woods. You may as well just assume people have done something dark and secretive at some point.

— Joshua Gillin [email protected]


Wednesday’s sports on TV/radio

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Published: 12/12/17

Tuesday’s sports on TV/radio

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Published: 12/11/17
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Published: 12/11/17

Monday’s sports on TV/radio

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Published: 12/10/17

Sunday’s sports on TV/radio

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Published: 12/09/17

Saturday’s sports on TV/radio

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Published: 12/08/17
This week’s pop culture winners and losers: Tonya Harding edition

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Published: 12/08/17

Thursday’s sports on TV/radio

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Published: 12/06/17
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Published: 12/06/17