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TV best bets with 'Killing Reagan,' 'Supergirl,' 'Supernatural,' 'Fresh Off the Boat'

This post is from the AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

By RODNEY HO/, originally filed Sunday, October 9, 2016

It's hard to believe that Ronald Reagan almost didn't survive his first term thanks to Jodie Foster-obsessed John Hinckley Jr. Bill O'Reilly's book "Killing Reagan" has been adapted into a film that was shot in Atlanta earlier this year. It debuts on NGC on Sunday at 8 p.m. featuring Tim Matheson as Reagan and Cynthia Nixon as his devoted wife Nancy.

The CW brings back its longest-running show "Supernatural" for an impressive 12th season Thursday while "Supergirl" arrives Monday on the network from CBS.

ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat" earns a trip to Taiwan Tuesday while Spike TV brings back "Lip Sync Battle" for a third season with an Oscar-winning actor on stage.

This covers Monday, October 10, 2016 through Sunday October 16, 2016.


“The Big Bang Theory” 8 p.m. CBS — Sheldon and Amy decide to move in together when her apartment floods.

“Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — Two musicians who hit it big in the 1990s with nicknames got cut last week: Vanilla Ice and Babyface.

“Gotham” 8 p.m. Fox — Penguin narrows in on the mayoral nomination.

“Supergirl” 8 p.m. the CW (second season debut) — This show moves over from CBS.

“The Voice” 8 p.m. NBC — The battle round kicks off. Here, team members face off in dueling duets. The advisers are Joan Jett, Sammy Hagar, Bette Midler and Charlie Puth.

“2 Broke Girls” 9 p.m. CBS (sixth season debut) — Max and Caroline put the finishing touches on their newly converted Dessert Bar.

“Too Close to Home” 9 p.m. TLC (first season finale) — J.B. catches up with Shelby.

“Timeless” 10 p.m. NBC — Terrorist Garcia Flynn connects with notorious assassin John Wilkes Booth.

“Conviction” 10:01 p.m. ABC — Wallace's career-making case is reexamined by CIU team, but there are unforeseen complexities in this rape and robbery case.

“Scorpion” 10 p.m. CBS (time slot debut) — Walter's accidentally launched into space, where he hallucinates about Paige as his oxygen runs low.


“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” 8 p.m. Fox — A crossover event that concludes on "New Girl" begins with Jake enlisting Jess' help with a case during her visit to New York.

“The Middle” 8 p.m. ABC (eigth season debut) — Frankie and Mike meet Axl's new girlfriend, who has a quirky personality trait.

“NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — Gibbs, Quinn and Palmer travel out to sea and board a destroyer after the body of a navy lieutenant is discovered during a tiger cruise.

“The Voice” 8 p.m. NBC — The battle rounds continue.

“New Girl” 8:31 p.m. Fox — In a crossover episode with "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," Jess and friends visit New York, where she meets that series' Det. Jake Peralta, helps out on a case and has an interesting encounter with two from the 99th Precinct.

“American Housewife” 8:30 p.m. ABC (new series) — An average wife and mother raises her flawed family in a town of seemingly perfect people.

“Bull” 9 p.m. CBS — The murder of a star athlete brings about jury bias when the accused is a woman who publicly claimed he assaulted her.

“Fresh Off the Boat” 9 p.m. ABC (third season debut) — Louis and family travel to Taiwan in an effort to make things right with Gene; and Louis doubting the life he's built for himself in Orlando after seeing how well Gene lives

“This is Us” 9 p.m. NBC (new time slot) — Rebecca and Jack take their new babies home from the hospital and struggle to cope with the loss of a child

“Halt and Catch Fire” 9 p.m. AMC (special time) — Donna envisions a new future for the Internet and attempts to bring everyone together at Comdex. Meanwhile, Gordon takes on a strong-willed Joanie.

“Atlanta ” 10 p.m. FX — Montague makes an appearance.


“Blindspot” 8 p.m. NBC — A politician is nearly killed by an assassin for the Irish mob during a rally, so the team join forces with U.S. Marshal Allie Knight to hunt down a mob leader.

“The Goldbergs” 8 p.m. ABC — Murray and Pop-Pop wage a war of words after the Goldbergs get their first-ever answering machine.

“Lethal Weapon” 8 p.m. Fox — A string of burglaries hits close to home when one occurs in Murtaugh's neighborhood and another ends in a casualty.

“Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS — The first reward challenge of the season takes place. Meanwhile, two castaways are out for revenge after being blindsided by their allies.

“Criminal Minds” 9 p.m. CBS — Emily Prentiss returns to the BAU team when they are called to investigate the disappearance of three women.

“Empire ” 9 p.m. Fox — Lucious takes notice as things heat up between Cookie and Angelo.

“Law & Order: SVU” 9 p.m. NBC — An athlete is raped, but she has a hidden double life.

“Lip Sync Battle” 9 p.m. Spike (third season debut)— Ben Kingsley vs. John Cho.

“Modern Family” 9 p.m. ABC— Phil is thrilled when he's asked to appear in a real-estate story on a local newscast.

“Black-ish” 9:31 p.m. ABC — A situation at work leads Dre to discuss how black people are perceived differently than during his youth.

“Chicago PD” 10 p.m. NBC — Platt is sent to the hospital after a vicious attack outside her father’s house.

“Code Black” 10 p.m. CBS — Willis defies Campbell's orders when he helps Mario and Heather perform a radical procedure on a maintenance man trapped under a boiler that exploded.

“Designated Survivor” 10 p.m. ABC — The prospect of war hangs over Kirkman when he learns who is behind the attack on the Capito Capitol.

“Younger” 10 p.m. TV Land — Liza tries saving a bookstore in her hometown and Kelsey starts dating again.


“Grey’s Anatomy 8 p.m. ABC — Alex attempts to do the right thing, but he finds no respite.

“Rosewood 8 p.m. Fox — A booze cruise carrying a who's who of Miami's young elite is rocked by the discovery of a body,

“Superstore 8 p.m. NBC — Glenn grows concerned that he doesn't know enough about his employees after Cloud 9's spokesman is accused of a crime. Dina exploits.

“The Good Place 8 p.m. NBC — Eleanor is enlisted to help Michael with a crucial mission that could decide her destiny in the Good Place. Also: Chidi helps a friend by agreeing to be a third wheel.

“Pitch 8:59 p.m. Fox — Mike sustains an injury that threatens his spot in the MLB All-Star Game.

“Chicago Med” 9 p.m. NBC — A same rare infection plagues several patients, resulting in a medical investigation by Dr. Charles' epidemiologist daughter.

“Chopped” 9 p.m. Food (31st season debut) — Food Network churns these episodes out like fast food.

“Growing Up Hip Hop” 9 p.m. WE (second season debut) — No Limit is threatened by a lawsuit from Romeo's mother.

“Supernatural” 9 p.m. the CW (12th season debut) — Dean becomes overwhelmed when he comes face-to-face with his mother, Mary Winchester.

“Notorious” 9 p.m. ABC — A college football player's murder gets Jake's attention when he realizes the suspect is the son of an old friend.

“The Blacklist” 10 p.m. NBC — Tom takes matters into his own hands as the task force tracks an eco-terrorist with intriguing ties to Alexander Kirk.

“How to Get Away With Murder” 10 p.m. ABC — A young client's fate is up in the air after potentially incriminating evidence about Annalise is revealed to the Philadelphia Bar Association disciplinary board.

“Falling Water” 10 p.m. USA (new series) — The premiere of mind-bending drama about three disparate people who discover that they share a subconscious link via a dream.


“Golliath3:01 a.m. Amazon — Goliath stars Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby and Maria Bello in the ultimate David vs. Goliath battle fought in the 21st century American legal system.

“Caught on Camera With Nick Cannon” 8 p.m. NBC (third season debut) — Wild weather videos and the people who experienced the stormy moments are featured.

“Last Man Standing” 8 p.m. ABC — Boyd turns 10 and Mike wants to buy him a shotgun and take him hunting as part of a family tradition.

“MacGyver” 8 p.m. CBS — The guys try to shut down a warhead in Moscow and need help from a Russian bomb programmer and his estranged handler, but a problem arises when the computer needed to disable the warhead malfunctions.

“Dr. Ken” 8:30 p.m. ABC — Ken learns D.K. is divorced and starts to worry that the end is near for his own marriage.

“Shark Tank” 9 p.m. ABC — A modern-day Willy Wonka pitches his family's patented chocolate candy with a toy inside.

“Hawaii Five-O” 9 p.m. CBS — FBI profiler Alicia Brown is forced to join McGarrett in the hunt for the chess-piece killer when she finds a body in her bed.

“Blue Bloods” 10 p.m. CBS  — Lt. Gormley is beaten by a mob outside of his home and the Reagans want justice for this crime


“Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge and Michel'le” 8 p.m. Saturday Lifetime — Recounting the life story of R&B songstress Michel'le, who rose to stardom alongside N.W.A. and was involved in tumultuous relationships with both Dr. Dre and Suge Knight. Narrated by Michel'le

“Saturday Night Live” 11:29 p.m. Saturday  — Emily Blunt hosts.

“Killing Reagan” 8 p.m. Sunday NGC — Tim Matheson plays Reagan in this take on how he almost was assassinated by John Hinckley Jr.

“The Simpsons” 8 p.m. Sunday Fox (600th episode) — "Treehouse of Horror XXVII" features Mr. Burns organizing a Hunger Games-style contest pitting Springfield children against each other.

“Family Guy” 9 p.m. Sunday Fox — Quagmire takes a job as a gigolo after the airline pilots go on strike, and asks for Peter's help collecting his fees when clients begin to stiff him for payment.

“Madam Secretary” 9 p.m. Sunday CBS — Elizabeth cautiously negotiates a regime change in Algeria in an attempt to prevent a civil war.

“The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC— The cast and producers of "The Walking Dead" recount the epic journey that the characters have experienced through the first six seasons of the show.

“Westworld” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Dolores finds herself alone in Sweetwater when Teddy chases a new villain.

“Elementary” 10 p.m. Sunday CBS — Holmes is kidnapped by the leader of a local street gang who wants Sherlock to find the person responsible for a hit on the gang.

“Divorce” 10 p.m. Sunday HBO  — Frances hurries to stop Robert before he tells their kids about her plan to divorce him.

“Eyewitness” 10 p.m. Sunday USA (new series) —The crime drama opens with teenagers Philip and Lukas meeting to share a kiss—and witnessing a murder, which they don't report out of fear being outed.

“Quantico” 10 p.m. Sunday ABC — At the Farm, the CIA recruits focus on assessment.

“Master of Sex” 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Johnson looks to get her relationship with Masters back on track.

“The Strain” 10 p.m. Sunday FX — The Master's voice emerges and proves overwhelming.

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