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TV best bets with David Cassidy, Gordon Ramsay, ‘The Affair,’ ‘Shades of Blue’

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

This is a relatively quiet week in TV.

1970s heartthrob David Cassidy’s sad death last November is chronicled Monday on A&E.

Gordon Ramsay debuts his seemingly100th new show on Fox Wednesday after “Masterchef.” The man is one impressively durable presence on the network since “Hell’s Kitchen” debuted in 2005. 

Showtime’s “The Affair” returns for a fourth season and NBC’s third and final season of Jennifer Lopez’s “Shades of Blue” comes back Sunday as well. NBC’s ‘Marlon” and History’s “Alone” are back Thursday. Syfy’s “12 Monkeys” and Netflix’s “Queer Eye” and “The Ranch” bring back fresh seasons Friday.

This covers Monday, June 11 through Sunday, June 17, 2018.


MONDAY

“The Price of Duty” 8 p.m. Oxygen (new series) — The show follows dedicated detectives from across the country as they recount their stories of complex cases that have emotionally impacted and changed their lives forever.

“David Cassidy: The Last Session” 9 p.m. A&E — A look at Cassidy's final days before his death last November related to liver disease from excessive drinking. 

Dietland” 9 p.m. AMC — Plum goes through withdrawal as she works on her new writing assignment; Jennifer rampages, leaving the country a fearful, bloody mess.

Whose Line Is It Anyway?” 9 p.m. the CW — Andrea Navedo makes a guest appearance.

Elementary” 10 p.m. CBS — Holmes and Watson hunt a serial killer after a murder rocks their inner circle.

TUESDAY

“The Bold Type” 8 p.m. Freeform (second season debut) — Jane is excited to publish her first big piece for Incite, especially since she's writing about a female CEO she admires, and she knows Jacqueline will be reading it.

“Animal Kingdom” 9 p.m. TNT — Smurf navigates prison politics in pursuit of a potential job.

“Humans” 10 p.m. AMC — Max faces the consequences of his decision.

“In Contempt” 10 p.m. BET (first season finale) — A young black man kills a white police officer. Try defending that situation!

“Legion” 10 p.m. FX (second season finale) — David fights the future.

WEDNESDAY

“MasterChef” 8 p.m. Fox — In the first skills test of the season, Gordon Ramsay teaches the home cooks how to properly break down a crab, before the contestants must replicate his work.

“Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours To Hell and Back” 8 p.m. Fox (new series) — Ramsay assesses and tries to fix a failing restaurant in a single day. It's like "Kitchen Nightmares" on steroids.

“Archer” 10 p.m. USA (ninth season finale) — Archer and the gang enter a deadly temple in search of an even deadlier treasure.

“Queen Sugar” 10 p.m. OWN — Darla is determined to be in Blue's life.

“Colony” 10 p.m. USA — Will follows clues that may expose a dangerous secret about the Seattle Colony.

THURSDAY

“The Four” 8 p.m. Fox — Atlanta’s rap singer Sharaya, who is battling breast cancer, didn't perform last week but will get her chance tonight.

“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” 8 p.m. Freeform — Tandy is on the run as Detective O'Reilly closes in on her, but the detective may not be after her for the reasons Tandy thinks

“Marlon” 8 p.m. NBC (second season debut) — Marlon convinces Ashley to let Zack model for a kids' athletic line after he is approached in a mall.

“Alone” 10 p.m. History (fifth season debut) — Ten survivalists from previous seasons return for redemption, as they will face the dangers of Northern Mongolia.

“American Woman” 10 p.m. Paramount — Suddenly responsible for her own finances for the first time, Bonnie enlists the help of Diana and Kathleen in her search for stability.

“Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce” 10 p.m. Bravo (fifth season debut)  Abby is ready to take her relationship with Mike to the next level by blending their families but she and Jake still have their moments together.

FRIDAY

“Goliath” 3:01 a.m. Amazon (second season debut) — Billy Bob Thornton will reprise his role as Billy McBride who, after winning a huge verdict in the Borns Tech case, is reluctantly pulled back into the law when his friend's 16-year-old son is arrested for a double homicide.

“Queer Eye” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (seventh season debut) — Another season in metro Atlanta (shot last year) features a woman, a transgender person and the mayor of Clarkson Ted Terry. 

“The Ranch” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (third season debut, part one) — This will be the last time you'll see Danny Masterson in this series, ousted after accusations of raping four women in the early 2000s. 

“12 Monkeys” 8 p.m. Syfy (fourth season debut) — The final conflict with the army begins when the Witness returns to Project Splinter.

“Mama June: From Not to Hot” 8 p.m. WE (second season summer debut) — Pumpkin has a baby. 

WEEKEND

“Love at First Dance” 9 p.m. Saturday Hallmark — Hope has to teach Manhattan's former "Most Eligible Bachelor" how to dance for his wedding.

“Claws” 9 p.m. Sunday TNT — Desna, now pinned under the stiletto-tipped nail of Riva's sister, Zlata, must come up with an idea to generate more customers for the clinic.

“The Affair” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime (fourth season debut) — Every character is involved in a new relationship, forcing them each to decide if they’re ready and willing to leave the past behind for good.

“Westworld” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — No descriptive, just a show title “Vanishing Point."

“Into the Badlands” 10 p.m. Sunday AMC — Sunny and Bajie arrive at Pilgrim's Fortress, only to face an angry M.K. The Widow enlists Gaius.

“Shades of Blue” 10 p.m. Sunday NBC (third season debut) — Harlee and Wozniak, still dealing with the fallout from their near-death experiences, discover a grisly crime scene riddled with mystery.

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