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TV best bets with final season of 'Sons of Anarchy,' series finale of 'Kitchen Nightmares,' Ken Burns' 'Roosevelts'

FX rolls out the seventh and final season of the violent family drama "Sons of Anarchy" Tuesday while Gordon Ramsay finishes up "Kitchen Nightmares" after seven seasons on Friday night.

Two reality shows return with Atlanta ties: former local trainer Dolvett Quince returns on "The Biggest Loser" Thursday while Ramsay's 13th season "Hell's Kitchen" includes a La Grange chef.

And two new series of very different ilk have Georgia connections.

First, Tyler Perry's latest OWN series "If Loving You Is Wrong," shot in Atlanta, debuts Tuesday. Then on Sunday, Ken Burns' latest documentary series "The Roosevelts" arrives in seven parts and 14 hours covering the lives of Teddy, Eleanor and FDR. Teddy's mother grew up in Roswell and FDR spent time at Warm Springs.


“Bachelor in Paradise” 8 p.m. ABC (first season finale) — They must leave the island unless they can see their relationships continuing in their daily lives.

“Masterchef ” 8 p.m. Fox — The five remaining chefs create dishes inspired by loved ones.

“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta ” 8 p.m. VH1 — Joseline discusses her fightin’ ways.

“Running Wild With Bear Grylls ” 9 p.m. the CW — Former Falcon Deion Sanders goes to the Utah for his first ever camping trip.

“American Ninja Warrior ” 9 p.m. NBC (sixth season finale) — The top finishers compete in a course modeled after a Japanese mountain.

Dallas ” 9 p.m. TNT — Ewing Global goes public and everyone races to claim ownership.

Atlanta Exes ” 9:30 p.m. VH1 — Torrei invites the women to a weeklong getaway to the Cayman Islands.

Love Prison ” 10 p.m. A&E (new series) — Couples who began dating online meet in person for the first time and spend a week living together in a house on a deserted island.

“Under the Dome ” 10 p.m. CBS — Sam and Rebecca try to save the residents of Chester’s Mill when the temperatures plummet inside the Dome.


“Extreme Weight Loss” 8 p.m. ABC (fourth season finale) — A 423-lb. 55-year-old dad and his 265-lb. 15-year-old daughter attempt to lose weight.

“Food Fighters” 8 p.m. NBC (first season finale) — A retired fashion executive from California competes against professional culinarians.

America’s Got Talent” 9 p.m. NBC — The top 12 perform, including three magicians.

“Fashion Rocks” 9 p.m. CBS — Featured performers include the Band Perry, Duran Duran, KISS, Miranda Lambert, Jennifer Lopez and Usher.

“Hotel Hell ” 9 p.m. Fox (second season finale) — A Northern California landmark has succumbed to a raucous party atmosphere that is preventing guests from getting any rest.

“If Loving You Is Wrong ” 9 p.m. OWN (new series) — An affair is revealed in this new Tyler Perry series.

“Finding Carter 10 p.m. MTV — Carter's loyalty to her family is tested.

“Sons of Anarchy 10 p.m. FX (seventh and final season debut) — Jax seeks vengeance.

“Sullivan & Son 10 p.m. TBS (third season finale) — Steve and Melanie try to keep their relationship under wraps, but her snoopy neighbor (John Michael Higgins) has a habit of spilling secrets.


“Hell's Kitchen” 8 p.m. Fox (13th season debut) — Janai Simpson of La Grange is one of 18 competitors.

“America's Got Talent” 8 p.m. NBC The top six are named.

“Casino Secrets” 8 p.m. Discovery A behind-the-scenes look at how casinos operate, including the secrets of cheaters and the hidden realm of high rollers, is featured.

“Legends” 9 p.m. TNT— Martin is put on leave in the wake of a confrontation with the Colonel.

“Love Thy Neighbor” 9 p.m. OWN (first season finale) Lina is pregnant.

“The Bridge” 10 p.m. FX — Fausto makes an irreversible decision.

“Extant” 10 p.m. CBS — Molly comes face-to-face with her not so warm and fuzzy offspring.

Franklin & Bash” 10 p.m. TNT Peter and Jared defend a high-school newspaper reporter accused of running a smear campaign.

Graceland” 10 p.m. USA (second season finale) The agents' plans begin to fall apart as the arrests of Sid and the Solanos approaches.

Hot in Cleveland” 10 p.m. TV Land As tradition dictates, the ladies celebrate their birthdays with blind dates they set up for one another

“I Heart Nick Carter” 10 p.m. Vh1 (new series) — Singer Nick Carter, of the Backstreet Boys, prepares to tie the knot while focusing on his career.

“Top Chef: Duels” 10 p.m. Bravo — Dale Talde battles Tiffani Faison.

“Taxi Brooklyn” 10:01 p.m. NBC (first season finale) — Leo's son arrives with his wife, but the trip takes an unfortunate turn.


“Rebuilding the World Trade Center” 6 p.m. History — The arduous 13-year process of starting over.

“The Biggest Loser” 8 p.m. NBC (16th season debut) — Former athletes try to lose weight.

“9/11 Rescue Cops” 8 p.m. Discovery — Recalling the actions of the New York City Police Department on 9/11.

“Haven” 8 p.m. Syfy (fifth season debut) — Nathan and Duke cope with the loss of Audrey.

“Project Runway” 9 p.m. Lifetime — The designers create avant-garde styles that must stand up to the elements.

“Rush” 9 p.m. USA — Sarah's desire to find a sperm donor complicates things with Rush

“Satisfaction ” 10 p.m. USA — Neil and Grace must confront Anika's future in addition to examining their own.


“48 Hours” 8 p.m. CBS  — A look at the Oscar Pistorius verdict.

“Utopia 8 p.m. Fox — Will viewers still find this fascinating in a year?

“Kitchen Nightmares 9 p.m. Fox (series finale) — Chef Ramsay checks in on restaurants he's helped, including La Galleria in Boston; the Olde Hitching Post in Hanson, Mass.; and Prohibition Gastropub in Everett, Wash.

“The Knick 10 p.m. Cinemax — Barrow can alleviate a debt if he treats one of Collier's wounded men and also urges Capt. Robertson to buy one of Thomas Edison's new inventions.

“Z Nation 10 p.m. Syfy (new series) — A ragtag team come together to transport the only known survivor of a zombie virus across post-apocalyptic America to a lab that's waiting for his blood.


“Cedar Cove” 8 p.m. Saturday Hallmark — Olivia uncovers a secret being hidden by the new ADA.

“Doctor Who” 9 p.m. Saturday BBCA Ghosts of the past and future crowd into the lives of the Doctor and Clara, and send them on an adventure that takes them to the end of the universe.

“Outlander” 9 p.m. Saturday Starz Claire is thrown for a loop when her surprise meeting with a British general is interrupted by the dangerous Capt. Jack Randall, who suspects she is harboring secrets.

“Hell on Wheels” 9 p.m. Saturday AMC Cullen attempts to reconnect with Elam upon his return.

“Iyanla Fix My Life” 9 p.m. p.m. Saturday OWN — She helps a man with 34 kids with 17 women.

“The Roosevelts” 8 p.m. Sunday GPB (new series) — The Ken Burns documentary series about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.

“Boardwalk Empire” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Nucky visits Johnny Torrio in New York City.

Miss America” 9 p.m. Sunday ABC — Lara Spencer and Chris Harrison host the American institution.

“Oprah’s Lifeclass” 9 p.m. Sunday OWN — Steve Harvey answers questions from the audience.

“Ray Donovan” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Ashley's stalker, Bob Lepecka, returns and makes trouble for Steve Knight.

“The Lottery” 10 p.m. Sunday Lifetime — Alison follows up on the evidence James uncovered.

“Manhattan” 10 p.m. Sunday WGN — Both Charlie and Frank face serious questions as to the future of their projects.

“Masters of Sex” 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Johnson tries to find a cure for Masters' sexual difficulties.

“The Strain” 10 p.m. Sunday FX — Eph investigates Kelly's disappearance.

“Unforgettable” 10:30 p.m. Sunday CBS (third season finale) — Carrie is unable to utilize her perfect memory after an assassin slips her a potentially fatal dose of poison that attacks her brain.

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