TV best bets with ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ reboot of sorts, returns of ‘Glow,’ ‘Succession,’ ‘Bachelor in Paradise’

Originally posted Sunday, August 4, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

The surviving actors from “Beverly Hills 90210” have reunited 19 years after the show’s decade-long run ended to create something that is sort of like a reboot but not exactly on Fox Wednesday.

They will play heightened middle-aged versions of themselves doing a reboot of the show in a totally meta kind of way. Is Jason Priestley a rage-filled human being like he is on this show? (Unlikely.) We’ve already seen Tori Spelling in financial trouble in real life so why not make that a story line here? And is Brian Austin Green married to some Cardi B-type super star? (No. He’s actually married to superstar actress Megan Fox so close enough.) Will this whole idea even hold water? 

And they are calling it “BH90210” for whatever that’s worth.

Several returning shows are back including the cousin of “Love Island,” “Bachelor in Paradise,” along with Netflix’s fun wrestling show “Glow” and HBO’s Emmy-nominated “Succession.”

This covers Monday, August 5 through Sunday, August 11, 2019.

MONDAY

“Bachelor in Paradise” 8 p.m. ABC (sixth season debut) — Bachelor Nation members arrive at the Mexican resort, where they're greeted by host Chris Harrison.

“So You Think You Can Dance” 9 p.m. Fox — The Top Ten men will take the stage, each partnered with an All-Star girl, for a choreographed duet, outside their own style.

“Divorce” 10 p.m. HBO (series finale)  The divorce is final. 

“Legion” 10 p.m. FX  The beginning of the end.

“Grand Hotel” 10:01 p.m. ABC  The Mendozas begin to recover after an accident disturbs the family, and Danny discovers a bombshell that would jeopardize his relationship with Alicia.

TUESDAY

“Designated Survivor” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (series finale) — This show was cancelled - again. 

“Animal Kingdom” 9 p.m. TNT — Pope grows suspicious of J when Angela reveals the circumstances of her disappearance.

“The Real Housewives of Orange County ” 9 p.m. Bravo (14th season debut) — The newest housewife is 41 with seven kids. 

“Ambitions” 10 p.m. OWN — Stephanie and Irene conspire against Rondell; Titus takes matters into his own hands.

“Blood & Treasure” 9 p.m. CBS (first season finale) — Secrets are exposed, fates are sealed, and Danny and Lexi's lives will never be the same after Farouk's master plan is put into action.

“The Detour” 10:30 p.m. TBS — Nate and Robin chase their kids around the world.

WEDNESDAY

“The Handmaid's Tale” 3:01 a.m. Hulu — June delves deeper into her plan to get the children of Gilead out of the republic. 

“Bulletproof” 8 p.m. the CW (new series) — Partners Aaron Bishop and Ronnie Pike attempt to get in good with a crime ring in order to catch them in the act but they find themselves over their heads.

“MasterChef” 8 p.m. Fox — The top 10 contestants test their speed in a special team challenge at: Irwindale Speedway.

“Hypnotize Me” 9 p.m the CW (new series) Jane and Rafael finally get ready for their big day, but Rafael’s desire to help Jane’s writing dream lands him in trouble.

“BH90210” 9 p.m Fox (new series) The "Beverly Hills, 90210" cast reunites at a 30th anniversary fan convention in Las Vegas, causing old flames, feuds and feelings to reignite.

Suits” 9 p.m. USA — Faye takes action against Harvey and Donna's relationship, as Harvey looks to impress Donna's father.

“The Inbetween” 10 p.m. NBC — Cassie, Tom and Damien investigate the cold case disappearance of Millie and soon realize that her disappearance may involve an old acquaintance, Ed Roven.

“Yellowstone” 10 p.m. Paramount — All I could find is the tile "Resurrection Day."

THURSDAY

“Masterchef” 8 p.m. Fox  The chef-testants return to the kitchen ready to face yet another Mystery Box Challenge.

“Chasing the Cure” 9 p.m. TBS/TNT  Anchored and executive produced by Ann Curry, the project will bring together a weekly 90-minute television broadcast with a 24/7 global digital interactive experience to fully harness the power of crowdsourcing in an effort to help people who are suffering from undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or uncured medical mysteries.

“Hollywood Game Night” 9 p.m. NBC — Lamorne Morris, Sara Foster, Lil Rel, Mike Colter, Erin Foster and Thomas Middleditch.

“Atlanta Falcons preseason football” 7:30 p.m. CW 69 — They play the Dolphins. 

“Alone” 10 p.m. History — As the weather gets colder and even less forgiving, the participants struggle to obtain basic resources.

“Elementary” 10 p.m. CBS — Tech billionaire Odin Reichenbach inadvertently provides Holmes and Watson with a lead that could give them evidence that brings him to justice.

FRIDAY

“Glow” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (third season debut) — The wrestling ladies move to Las Vegas. 

“The Family” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series) — An enigmatic conservative Christian group known as the Family wields enormous influence in Washington, D.C., in pursuit of its global ambitions.

“WE Day” 8 p.m. ABC  Mahershala Ali, Chance the Rapper, Selena Gomez, Joe Jonas, Bill Nye, Natalie Portman, Lilly Singh, Hailee Steinfeld, Pentatonix, Meghan Trainor and Eddie Vedder.

“Love After Lockup” 9 p.m. WE (first season finale)  Michael drops a bombshell and blindsides Sarah; Andrea's plan backfires and her marriage crumbles.

“What Would We Do?” 10 p.m. ABC (15th season debut)  John Quinones is back!

WEEKEND

“A Taste of Summer: Summer Nights” 8 p.m. Saturday Hallmark — Sous-chef Gabby opens a restaurant and must contend with former high school baseball hero Caleb (Winter), the competitive owner of a popular eatery. A star in culinary school, Gabby is unconcerned until opening night, when her restaurant has few customers due to Caleb's wings promotion. Deciding to enter the Taste of Summer to win $10,000 and stellar reviews, Gabby is stunned when Caleb enters a similar dish, but heartened when he helps after her sous-chef burns himself. With the contest winner still unnamed, there's lots of competitiveness in the air, but now it's mixed with a hint of romance.

“Teen Choice 2019” 8 p.m. Sunday Fox — Lucy Hale and David Dobrik host. 

“U.S. Gymnastics” 8 p.m. Sunday NBC — Women's second session from the U.S. Championships in Kansas City, Mo. Simone Biles has won five of the last six all-around titles.

“City on a Hill” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — When an unlikely source confides in Decourcy, the Massachusetts State Police hatch a plan that promises arrests without the help of the FBI.

“Claws” 9 p.m. Sunday TNT (third season finale) — Just when the crew thought that they could boss up, fate takes a turn on Desna and Roller.

“Fear the Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — The group, traveling in a convoy, doubles-down on their mission to help survivors. In an effort to encourage more survivors to reach out, Al, Luciana, and Charlie document Morgan and the gang on a dangerous mission to help a reclusive survivor.

“Instinct” 9 p.m. Sunday CBS — Dylan and Lizzie go undercover in New York's erotic underworld when they investigate the murder of a high-powered public relations rep.

“Succession” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO (second season debut) — Still addled from the events in England, Kendall tries to make amends with his dad for his takeover attempt betrayal.

“To Tell the Truth” 10 p.m. Sunday ABC — Weird Al Yankovic, Rob Riggle, Jesse Williams and Sherri Shepherd.

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Rodney Ho
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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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