Sunday, December 17, 2017
TV and Media

Top TV week of May 5: 'Rosemary's Baby', 'New Girl', 'Nashville', ‘24: Live Another Day'

MONDAY

SEASON PREMIERE 24: Live Another Day, 8 p.m., Fox

Jack Bauer is back in this 12-episode revival of Fox's real-time show that ended in 2010. Four years later, he's exiled in London, but still trying to protect the U.S. president. And yet no matter how many times you prove your heroism, Jack, we still have the same question: When in the heck do you find time to use the loo?

TUESDAY

SEASON finale New Girl, 9 p.m., Fox

Oscar Nunez, who played, uh, Oscar on The Office, is one of the guest stars in this season finale episode, in which recently broken-up couple Jess and Nick take a cruise they booked while they were still dating. New rule for next season, New Girl: No more guest stars! Give the handful of crazy talented cast members you already have more to do.

SEASON finale The Mindy Project, 9:30 p.m., FOX

Oh, Mindy and Danny, while The Mindy Project is wise not to get you two together too quickly and risk imploding the show, we long for your reunion. This season 2 finale seems like the perfect time!

SEASON PREMIERE Freakshow, 10 p.m., AMC

This Venice Beach, Calif.-set reality series starts its second season with sideshow ringleader Todd Ray holding auditions for new performers. One of those looking for a spot is Garry Stretch Turner, who claims to have the stretchiest skin in the world. Man, sure seems like a stretch that he won't get in. ... Yeah, I'll show myself out.

WEDNESDAY

Nashville, 10 p.m., ABC

First Lady Michelle Obama makes a guest appearance on this episode set in Fort Campbell, Ky., where Rayna (Connie Britton) has organized a charity concert after finding out Luke was injured in Afghanistan. Hope they've got the First Lady signed up to perform — did you see her mom dance with Jimmy Fallon?

Restaurant: Impossible, 10 p.m., Food

For the show's 100th episode, chef and host Robert Irvine sits down with his rotating team of designers and workers to discuss the process of making over a troubled restaurant in two days. It's about time he gave those people some credit.

THURSDAY

American Comedy Awards, 9 p.m., NBC

Nope, we've never heard of these awards either, but get a load of the comics nominated: Bill Burr, Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan, Patton Oswalt and Amy Schumer. Surely a few of them will show up.

FRIDAY

Whose Line Is It Anyway?, 8 p.m., CW

Comedian Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele) is the guest star in this new episode of the improv comedy game show. Man, talk about range. Key also pops up with his comedy partner Jordan Peele on FX's dark comedy Fargo later this season.

SATURDAY

Mom's Day Away, 8 p.m., Hallmark

In honor of Mother's Day, why not settle in for a nice, sappy Hallmark movie with your mom? The premise of this new one: A happily married woman with two children is feeling unappreciated at home and regrets about all the things motherhood kept her from achieving. So all she wants for Mother's Day is to forget that she's a mom. Whoa. That took an unexpectedly dark turn.

SUNDAY

SEASON PREMIERE Rosemary's Baby, 9 p.m., NBC

It's the first of this two-part miniseries, about a woman (Zoe Saldana, sporting a Mia Farrow-esque pixie haircut) and her husband who move to Paris for a fresh start and encounter all manner of horrifying things, including the possibility they're having a Satanic baby. As if pregnancy wasn't already trying enough.

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