ELVIS ALL-STAR TRIBUTE -- -- Pictured: (l-r) Post Malone, Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)
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TV best bets with Elvis tribute, ‘Boomerang,’ Olivia Newton-John, Lorena Bobbitt

Originally posted Sunday, February 10, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

The offerings this week are a bit all over the place but certainly nostalgia is in the air. 

There’s a Lifetime movie about 1970s/1980s star Olivia Newton-John. There’s an Amazon series about Lorena Bobbitt, the woman who cut off her husband’s penis in the 1990s. There’s an NBC tribute to Elvis Presley 50 years after his famous 1968 special. And BET gives the 1992 film “Boomerang” a 2019 spinoff. 

Netflix explores another comic-book offering with “The Umbrella Academy” and DC’s first streaming show “Doom Patrol” (shot in Atlanta) comes out as well. 

Also, Oprah interviews some big celebrities and not-as-famous celebrities finish up their time in the Big Brother house on CBS.  

This covers Monday, February 11 through Sunday, February 17, 2019. 

MONDAY

“America’s Got Talent: The Champions” 8 p.m. NBC — It’s the finals!

“The Bachelor” 8 p.m. ABC— Oneyka and Nicole's shattering showdown continues as Colton tries to find an escape from the ordeal.

“The Neighborhood” 8 p.m. CBS — Dave convinces Calvin to hold a yard sale, but when longtime neighborhood resident Miss Simpson makes a purchase Calvin quickly regrets, he enlists Dave to help him get the valuable object back.

“I Am the Night” 9 p.m. TNT — A visit from Billis and the LAPD leaves Jay wondering how close he's getting to the truth.

“The Passage” 9 p.m. Fox — A high-ranking official arrives at Project Noah; Brad and Amy strategize an escape plan with the help of an unlikely accomplice.

“Bull” 10 p.m. CBS — Bull aims to raise reasonable doubt among the jurors in his friend Nathan's trial when the man is tried for his wife's murder and the prosecution's case is based on circumstantial evidence.

TUESDAY

“NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — A malnourished and confused 9 year old is found hiding in a storage unit, causing NCIS to reopen an old missing persons case when the girl is believed to be the daughter of a Navy recruit who disappeared 10 years ago.

“Lethal Weapon” 8 p.m. Fox —Cole and Murtaugh investigate a case involving a father and daughter crossing the Mexican border and end up uncovering a major issue with California Boarder Patrol.

“Black-ish” 9 p.m. ABC — Dre and Bow struggle with the changing times of identity politics and gender neutrality.

“FBI” 9 p.m. CBS — Maggie and OA are on a mission to find a couple who are behind a spree of violent armed robberies that resulted in the death of an off-duty police officer.

“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” 9 p.m. Bravo (ninth season debut) — Denise Richards joins the crew. 

“Boomerang” 10 p.m. BET (new series) — A reboot of the original 1992 movie featuring the kids of the main stars and no, you won't see Eddie Murphy or Halle Berry.

“The Rookie” 10 p.m. ABC — The most dangerous day of the year—Valentine's Day—has the team on high alert, and Officer Nolan invites everyone over for a party now that he is single.

“New Amsterdam” 10:01 p.m. NBC — Max continues to work to solve underlying problems within the hospital despite his continuing struggles with treatment.

WEDNESDAY

“Chicago Med” 8 p.m. NBC — Will's personal issues continue to interfere with his relationship with Natalie and his life at the hospital.

“The Goldbergs” 8 p.m. ABC — With Geoff's help, Erica and Valley Erica find a new band member to replace Lainey, but Barry convinces Geoff the new band member is trying to steal Erica from him.

“Celebrity Big Brother” 9 p.m. CBS (second season finale) — Can super fan Tamar Braxton win it all?

“The Masked Singer” 9 p.m. Fox — Ricki Lake was the Raven last week.

“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” 9 p.m. Bravo (ninth season finale) — Dolores makes an important decision about Frank. Melissa makes a shocking discovery in her search for her sister.

“Match Game” 10 p.m. ABC — Jason Alexander, Niecy Nash, Judah Friedlander, Constance Zimmer, Michael Che and Erika Christensen are the panelists.

“Suits” 10 p.m. USA — Harvey's forced to choose a side when Samantha and Scottie go toe-to-toe.

THURSDAY

“Grey’s Anatomy” 8 p.m. ABC  A sea of patients flood Grey Sloan Memorial after gunfire goes off at a parade.

“Gotham” 8 p.m. Fox Gordon assembles an unlikely team to protect Gotham from Eduardo Dorrance and his Delta Force.

“The Top Valentine Movies of All Time” 8 p.m. the CW — Dean Cain ranks the top 14 including films like "Sleepless in Seattle" and "The Notebook."

“Top Chef” 8 p.m. Bravo — Fried chicken is featured. Chef Art Smith guests judges a secret herbs and spices blind taste test ahead of the Quickfire fry-off.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” 9 p.m. NBC — Jake and Rosa must deal with a mother in mourning as they work and rework a crime scene in order to solve a difficult murder case with confusing evidence.

“A Million Little Things” 9:01 p.m. ABC Eddie and Katherine's divorce mediations become complicated, and Rome's brother makes an unexpected visit.

“Mom” 9:01 p.m. CBS  Christy is the only one without plans on Valentine's Day, so Bonnie takes her on a mother-daughter date.

“Will & Grace” 9:30 p.m. NBC  Will discovers Karen's estranged stepdaughter Olivia is a student in his law class, and he attempts to solve their issues with a mock trial.

“The Rap Game” 10 p.m. Lifetime  Hip-hop personality, Killer Mike, visits for a powerful lesson as JD challenges the kids to make a viral video with an important message.

“Law & Order: SVU” 10 p.m. NBC  Fin teams up with an old colleague to track down the proprietor of a pop-up brothel.

“How to Get Away With Murder” 10 p.m. ABC  Annalise and Nate need to ensure Gabriel keeps their secrets.

FRIDAY

“Doom Patrol” 3:01 a.m. DC (new series)  A re-imagining of one of DC's most beloved groups of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane. 

“Lorena” 3:01 a.m. Amazon (new series)  From Executive Producer Jordan Peele, this four-part docuseries investigates the events of 1993, where Lorena Bobbitt sliced off her husband's penis after years of abuse. John and Lorena Bobbitt's stories exploded into a 24-hour news cycle

“The Umbrella Academy” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series)  On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his "children" to save the world.

“Blindspot 8 p.m. NBC  The FBI races to stop Madeline's explosive scheme.

“MacGyver” 8 p.m. CBS — After a surprising introduction to Phoenix’s newest recruit, Desi (Levy Tran), MacGyver and team are assigned to escort and protect an ATF (alcohol, tobacco, firearms) gun-sniffing dog who has a bounty on his head, only to discover they’re not the only ones crashing the weapon drop.

“Last Man Standing” 8 p.m. Fox — Chuck and Carol decide to renew their vows, and Mike plans to take his officiating to the next level.

“Fresh Off the Boat 8 p.m. ABC  On Valentine's Day, the mood is anything but romantic as Jessica competes with Louis to see who can give Evan the best advice on how to celebrate with new girlfriend, Sicily.

“The Blacklist” 9 p.m. NBC — Red and Dembe enlist Glenn's help in stacking the jury to Red's advantage for his upcoming trial.

“Hawaii Five-O” 9 p.m. CBS — As a dangerous hurricane hits Oahu, Five-0 is tasked with protecting El Diablo, a captured serial killer who is being hunted by an assassin.

“Proven Innocent” 9 p.m. Fox (new series) — It’s Reagan versus Reagan when Danny goes against Jamie’s direct order during a hostage negotiation.

WEEKEND

“Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You” 8 p.m. Sunday Lifetime — The film delves into both Olivia’s public persona as well as the private woman behind-the-scenes, including her multiple battles with cancer and her intense fight to survive.

“Oprah Winfrey Presents” 8 p.m. Sunday OWN — Michael B. Jordan, Bradley Cooper and Beta O'Rourke.

“Saturday Night Live” 11:29 p.m. Sunday NBC — Don Cheadle hosts.

“God Friended Me” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS — Miles reconnects with his high school baseball teammate, Cal, when he gets a friend suggestion for a promising young baseball player who Cal is coaching; Arthur feels territorial when the Diocese sends someone to mentor under him.

“The Simpsons” 8 p.m. Sunday Fox — Fox just renewed this for its 31st and 32nd seasons! Krusty reveals the untold story of his past in his movie "The Sands of Space.

“Elvis All Star Tribute” 9 p.m. Sunday NBC — Music superstars celebrate the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley's iconic television special, with performances from Yolanda Adams, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Alessia Cara, and more.

“Victoria” 9 p.m. Sunday GPB — A Georgian ball at the Palace could not come at a worse time as private pictures of the Royal family are made public..ant in the Hobo Loco competition.

“The Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — Luke and Alden have been kidnapped by the Whisperers. 

“True Detective” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Following up on new leads, Wayne and Roland track down a man who left the police force in the midst of the Purcell investigation.

“Black Monday” 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Dawn and Spencer have a lively dinner with Dawn's parents. Keith finds his secret increasingly difficult to hide.

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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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