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TV best bets with 'Grey's Anatomy" 300th episode, 'Lady Dynamite,' 'Damnation'

Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2017 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

I am sorry I am a day late (or two) posting this, covering Monday, November 6 (umm.. yesterday) through Sunday, November 12, 2017.

ABC's oldest scripted show "Grey's Anatomy" debuted 12 years ago and celebrates its 300th episode this Thursday. Four of the actors have survived the entire run: Ellen Pompei, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson and

USA debuts its latest attempt at edgy programming called "Damnation" Tuesday. And HBO looks at Rolling Stone magazine during its 50th anniversary, which is bittersweet given its fallen reputation in recent years. And Netflix brings back "Lady Dynamite" for a second season.

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“Kevin Can Wait” 8 p.m. CBS — When Kevin and Vanessa try to land a security gig at a toy store, they get sidetracked practicing their new business pitch and wind up locked in the store after hours.

“The Voice” 8 p.m. NBC — More knockouts.

“Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — As usual, decent female dancers last week left before inferior male ones. It's the way the voters roll.

“Long Island Medium” 9 p.m. TLC (10th season debut) — Readings for celebrities, including Kelsey Grammer, Chrissy Metz, Bob Harper and Mark McGrath.

“The Gifted” 9 p.m. Fox — Determined to find out more about what Sentinel Services did to an old friend of his, Thunderbird spearheads a mission to get answers.

“Scorpion” 10 p.m. CBS — While tracking a device that can prevent a nuclear meltdown through the Los Angeles sewers, Walter learns the nuances of listening and not offering advice to Paige.

“The Healer” 10:08 p.m. TLC (new series)  — A series following Australian Charlie Goldsmith as he practices energy healing and works with the medical community to gain credibility for his work.

“The Brave” 10:01 p.m. NBC — As the team heads to Paris on a mission connected to Amir's undercover past, things get more personal than they would like.

“Living Every Day: Luke Bryan” 10:01 p.m. ABC — Robin Roberts interviews Luke Bryan, who discusses how he balances his career and his family as he gives her a tour of his Tennessee farm.


“The Middle” 8 p.m. ABC — Pat stays with the Hecks after coming down with an ailment, and Frankie's at her beck and call.

“NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — A convicted felon claims NCIS framed him for murder a decade ago, so Gibbs investigates and asks Ducky to conduct a new autopsy.

“Fresh Off the Boat” 8:30 p.m. ABC — Nicole fears disappointment from Marvin, so she struggles with coming out of the closet to him.

“Black-ish” 9 p.m. ABC — Diane experiences a big life event on the road to womanhood and her family's there to support her.

“The Long Road Home” 9 p.m. NGC (new series) — A desperate rescue is launched to save an American platoon that's ambushed in Iraq.

“Major Crimes” 9 p.m. TNT— While the search for the missing boys continues, the squad faces off with an untrustworthy priest, an angry ex-husband, and threats from the FBI.

“This is Us” 9 p.m. NBC — Randall adjusts to the foster system.

“The Mayor” 9:30 p.m. ABC — Courtney dates an old flame with ulterior motives, alerting him to new hidden agendas he faces in his personal life.

“American Horror Story” 10 p.m. FX — "Charles (Manson) in charge" is the title.

“30 for 30” 10 p.m. ESPN — Atlantan and former wrestler Ric Flair is a mess.

“Damnation” 10 p.m. USA (new series) — A farmer's strike in Holden, Iowa, led by local preacher Seth Davenport escalates; and a vicious man from his past named Creeley Turner is sent to restore order.

“Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” 10 p.m. ABC — A desperate man needs work in order to support his family, so Kevin tries to help him.

“NCIS: New Orleans” 10 p.m. CBS — A clinical trial of brain implants in veterans is hacked

“Law & Order True Crime” 10:01 p.m. NBC — With Lyle and Erik's juries both struggling to reach a unanimous decision, the possibility of a mistrial leaves Leslie hopeful for the opportunity to work out a deal with the District Attorney's office.


“The Blacklist” 8 p.m. NBC — Red and the Task Force place Dembe undercover to infiltrate an international human smuggling organization.

“Empire” 8 p.m. Fox— When the secret about Lucious' memory is exposed, Cookie attempts to convince the board that he is fine by inviting the press to watch him produce the first 20 for 20 album.competitor, so Adam offers to make him a commercial starring Marvin, but things go awry.

“Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS — The merger is likely to happen and Atlanta's Desiree is still alive.

“Dynasty” 9 p.m. the CW — Fallon and Cristal vie for the cover of a prestigious magazine; Steven's ex-boyfriend returns to town and upends his life.

“Law & Order: SVU” 9 p.m. NBC — When a teenaged girl is found dead, Rollins goes undercover at a high-end rehab center where the victim was last seen alive.

“Storage Wars” 9 p.m. A&E (11th season debut) — The oldest facility in Los Angeles is where the newest buyers make their debut.

“Seal Team” 9 p.m. CBS — The team must work with Jason's longtime rival to plan a raid, under the watchful eye of top military brass.

“Criminal Minds” 10 p.m. CBS — Several women go missing in Virginia and the BAU must figure out what they all have in common in order to find them.

“Chicago PD” 10 p.m. NBC — A family is shot dead in their home and the team goes in search of a drug dealer with a likely connection.

“The Job Interview” 10 p.m. CNBC (new series) — The interview process at Xendoo, a Florida based accounting firm looking to hire a detail-oriented bookkeeper, is observed in the first episode.

“Mr. Robot” 10 p.m. FX — E Corp is in chaos.


“The Big Bang Theory” 8 p.m. CBS — Sheldon and Bert collaborate on a research project, despite Sheldon's embarrassment.

“Gotham ” 8 p.m. Fox — Grundy and Nygma become main attractions at Cherry's Place in the Narrows.

“Grey’s Anatomy ” 8 p.m. ABC (300th episode) — A roller-coaster accident occurs at the county fair, and the doctors tend to the injured, who wind up sparking memories about ghosts from the doctors' pasts.

“Young Sheldon ” 8:31 p.m. CBS —Sheldon's perspective on faith is shaken when his father is rushed to the emergency room.

“Project Runway” 9 p.m. Lifetime (two-hour episode) — Atlanta’s Kenya Freeman makes it to Fashion Week.

“Scandal” 9 p.m. ABC — Quinn and Charlie's big day is celebrated by the Gladiators. Meanwhile, Cyrus, Mellie and Jake deal with a new crisis in the Middle East.

“Mom” 9:01 p.m. CBS — Bonnie is suspicious when her brother, Ray, returns from rehab and strikes up a friendship with Adam.

“How to Get Away With Murder” 10 p.m. ABC — Annalise's resolve is tested as she works on her class-action lawsuit, and a surprising ally comes to her aid.

“S.W.A.T.” 10 p.m. CBS  — Hondo and the SWAT team spread out across Los Angeles to capture four escaped convicts.


“Lady Dynamite” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (second season debut)  — This season finds our precious Maria embarking on her greatest adventure ever - love.

“Blindspot”  8 p.m. NBC   — While Jane and Weller hunt down a collective of dangerous computer hackers, Patterson and Rich Dot Com must work together to hide an explosive secret from their past.

“Hell's Kitchen”  8 p.m. Fox  — The remaining chefs are given 30 minutes to create a pizza inspired by an assigned country.

“Married to Medicine 8 p.m. Bravo (new time slot)  — The pain of Dr. Jackie's husband's betrayal lingers.

“Hawaii Five-O” 9 p.m. CBS  — The murder of two tourists leads Five-0 to a man suffering from multiple personality disorder.

“Road Less Travelled” 9 p.m. CMT   — Lauren Alaina stars in a film based on her album of the same name.

“The Exorcist” 9:01 p.m. Fox — A visit to the foster home carries deadly consequences, as Marcus and Father Tomas attempt to draw the demon out of hiding.


“Oscar Pistorious: Blade Runner Killer” 8 p.m. Saturday Lifetime — The gold medalist Paralympic champion's murder of a model.

“Saturday Night Live” 11:29 p.m. Saturday NBC — Tiffany Haddish hosts.

“Outlander” 8 p.m. Sunday Starz — Claire and Jamie leave Scotland, sailing to the West Indies on an urgent quest.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 8 p.m. Sunday Bravo — Kenya is confronted with scrutiny about her husband, which turns out to be more than she can handle.

“Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography” 9 p.m. Sunday A&E — On the 15th anniversary of her abduction, Smart tells her story in her own words

“Shameless” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Frank re-lives his 20s and joins the workforce for the first time.

“Shark Tank” 9 p.m. Sunday ABC — Products include a new DNA test; a high-performance problem-solver from a military mechanic; a hi-tech solution for a common household chore

“The Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — Can King Ezekiel escape the ambush?

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” 10 p.m. Sunday HBO —Larry irks a hot yoga teacher; has an auspicious first date; and seethes over an encounter with an unfair ride-sharing driver.

“White Famous” 10:30 p.m. Sunday Showtime — A coked-out Teddy seeks Floyd's help in winning back the rights to "Angry Black."


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

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