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TV best bets with hurricane telethon, Emmy Awards, Vietnam War doc

This was posted on Monday, September 11, 2017 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

This covers Monday, September 10 through Sunday, September, 16, 2017.

Stephen Colbert hosts this year's Emmy Awards on CBS Sunday, which includes two Atlanta-produced series in the running in the big categories: Netflix's "Stranger Things" in drama and FX's "Atlanta" in comedy.

The series finale of "The Strain" on FX is on Sunday as well while Ken Burns tackles the complexities of the Vietnam War on Sunday on PBS.

Monday will be dominated by Irma on Atlanta TV, probably with lots of pre-emptions. And Tuesday night, celebrities are doing a telethon to raise funds for victims of both Harvey and Irma.

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WARNING: Irma is expected to pass through Atlanta as a tropical storm this day so some of the broadcast shows may end up getting pre-empted. 

“America Ninja Warrior” 8 p.m. NBC — The National Finals continue in Las Vegas, where the season's top competitors tackle a four-stage course.

“Bachelor in Paradise” 8 p.m. ABC (fourth season finale) — Three couples still survive when Chris Harrison returns to send them on their overnight dates. What will they find? Will forever love be in the cards for these final couples?

“Preacher” 9 p.m. AMC (second season finale) — The trio prepare for a new life, as Jesse questions the path ahead.

“Meet the Putnams” 10 p.m. TLC (new series) — At the Putman house, no one leaves home, not even when they get married and have their own kids. Three Generations, 10 adults, 15 kids; 25 people.

“Midnight, Texas” 10 p.m. NBC — A faceless supernatural makes a pilgrimage to Midnight to usher in the arrival of a demon from the veil to Hell.

“Thou Shall Not” 10 p.m. TV One (new series) — Individuals who commit the gravest of sins: breaking The Holy Bible's Ten Commandments.

“People of Earth” 10:30 p.m. TBS — The group attends an alien experiencer convention.


“The Mindy Project” 8 p.m. Hulu (sixth season debut) — This is the comedy's final season.

“Hand in Hand” 9 p.m. ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CMT — A celebrity telethon to support hurricane victims for both Harvey and Irma.

“America’s Got Talent” 9 p.m. NBC — More semifinals, including a performance by Johns Creek's Angelica Hale.

“The Haves and the Have Nots” 9 p.m. OWN (fourth season finale) — Veronica turns on Jeffery and Officer Justin.

“American Horror Story” 10 p.m. FX — Don't be afraid of the dark.

“Chrisley Knows Best” 10 p.m. USA (fifth season fall debut) — When Todd refuses to celebrate anyone but Faye for Mother's Day, Julie and Lindsie make their own plans.

“Manhunt” 10 p.m. Discovery (first season finale) — When Ted fails to have the evidence against him invalidated, Fitz makes one last appeal to him to plead guilty.

“The Murder of Laci Peterson” 10 p.m. A&E — A jury wrestles with the facts in the Peterson case and produces a verdict that is cheered by thousands.

“According to Chrisley” 10:30 p.m. USA (new series) — Todd Chrisley gets his own late-night talk show.


“Masterchef” 8 p.m. Fox — The family members of the Top 6 join them in the kitchen.

“Salvation” 9 p.m. CBS — Darius, Grace and Harris join forces to prove the president was murdered.

“Suits” 9 p.m. USA (seventh season fall finale) — Mike and Harvey's power move is countered, putting their backs up against the ropes.

“Marlon” 9:30 p.m. NBC (first season finale) — The first wedding anniversary since their divorce leads Marlon and Ashley to rehash the details of their first date.

“Greenleaf” 10 p.m. OWN — Lionel returns and drops a bombshell on Bishop and Lady Mae.

“The Sinner” 10 p.m. USA — Cora journeys into the past, finally remembering the night in question.

“South Park” 10 p.m. Comedy (21st season debut) — This will be the 278th episode!

“Younger” 10 p.m. TV Land (fourth season finale) — Liza and Maggie meet Josh in Ireland; Kelsey is forced to play nice with a new colleague.

“Broad City” 10:30 p.m. Comedy (fourth season debut) — How Abbi and Ilana met for the first time on a spring day in 2011.


“Project Runway ” 9 p.m. Lifetime — Drawing inspiration from the film "Descendants 2", the designers visit Lyndhurst Castle and are tasked with creating a look that represents good or evil.

“Truth & Lies: The Murder of Laci Peterson ” 9 p.m. ABC  — In case you haven't been watching the A&E series.

“Love Connection ” 9 p.m. Fox (first season finale) — Fox has given this show a second season.

“Flip or Flop Atlanta ” 9 p.m. HGTV — Ken and Anita get a lead on a small property in the up-and-coming neighborhood of East Atlanta.

“Better Things ” 10 p.m. FX (second season debut) — Sam has people over.

“Zoo ” 10 p.m. CBS — The team's plane suffers a catastrophic accident in the hybrid zone.


“American Vandal” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series)   A half-hour true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left 27 faculty cars vandalized with phallic images.

“11th Annual ACM Honors” 9 p.m. CBS — Performers include Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley and Thomas Rhett.

“Million Dollar Matchmaker” 9 p.m. WE   Patti faces off against social-media addict Christopher Lourdes, who picks up women by flashing his wealth on Instagram.

“Evil Things” 10 p.m. TLC (new series)   A camping trip turns terrifying for the new owner of a used camcorder.


“Halt and Catch Fire” 9 p.m. Saturday AMC — Donna struggles with suspicion; Bosworth hits a breaking point; Joe unburdens to Gordon; and Cameron faces past mistakes.

“The Orville” 8 p.m. Sunday Fox — When Ed and Kelly are tricked by a hologram of a ship in distress and find themselves prisoners in a replica of their former home, Alara must step up in her first command of the Orville and attempt a heroic rescue.

“Outlander” 8 p.m. Sunday Starz — Title is called "Surrender" At the time I'm writing this, I have no synopsis available. 

“69th Primetime Emmy Awards” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS — Stephen Colbert hosts. 

"Objectified," 8 p.m. Sunday Fox News    Harvey Levin hosts a new interview show where he discusses prized objects with various celebrities. The first episode is focused on Judge Judy Sheindlin. 

“The Vietnam War” 8 p.m. Sunday GPB (new series) — The first installment of a 10-part, 18-hour history of the Vietnam War, courtesy of Ken Burns. 

“The Deuce” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Vincent's failing marriage forces him to move into a seedy Times Square hotel.

“Fear the Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC— Following the rekindling of an old friendship, a mission is launched to replenish the Ranch's water supply by seeking the help of another community.

“Ray Donovan” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Abby makes a shocking decision that reverberates throughout the family.

“The Last Ship” 9 p.m. Sunday TNT — With an enormous storm on the horizon, Nathan James must navigate an equally terrifying threat in order to make it to safety.

“The Strain” 10 p.m. Sunday FX (series finale) — Quinlan devises a desperate plan, but the costs are enormous..

“Vice Principals” 10:30 p.m. Sunday HBO (second season debut) — Neal Gamby is miraculously out of the hospital and back to work but he suspects every single person around him.

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

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