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Originally posted Tuesday, March 3, 2020 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

I’ve been dealing with some personal issues so I apologize for literally being two days late on this. Yes, Monday and Tuesday picks? Totally useless. Sorry!

But you still have five days left to peruse including the returns of FX’s “Better Things” and Netflix’s “Ugly Delicious” and the season finales of HBO’s “The Outsider” and Showtime’s “Kidding.”

There is also a documentary of Hillary Clinton on Hulu and a Netflix film starring Mark Wahlberg "Spenser Confidential." And Apple TV+'s is launching "Amazing Stories" with Steven Spielberg's imprimatur.

Oh, and Nick Wallenda will walk over a volcano on ABC.

Plus, BET has a new hot show called "Twenties" based on the life of Lena Waithe.

This covers Monday, March 2 through March 8, 2020.

MONDAY

"9-11 Lone Star" 8 p.m. Fox — Owen, Michelle and the 126 crew race to a rattlesnake infestation at a young family's home, and attempt to rescue a man with dementia from a dangerous scene that he created.

"The Voice" 8 p.m. NBC — More blind auditions.

"The Bachelor: Women Tell All" 8 p.m. ABC — Peter's dramatic and emotional journey is about to come to an end. But first, he must come to grips with Madison turning away from the strong relationship they have developed until the fantasy suites.

"The New Pope" 9 p.m. HBO — Sofia sets out to bring an ashamed Brannox back to the Vatican from the Dolomites.

"Breeders" 9 p.m. FX (new series) — The children won't sleep. Paul and Ally thought these nights were over. Paul spends the night fighting his own anger and his children's inability to go to sleep.

"McMillion$" 10 p.m. HBO — Focusing their attention on Dwight Baker, the FBI intercepts a call with "Uncle Jerry" that leads them to capture crucial evidence of a game piece exchange.

"Dispatches From Elsewhere" 10:15 p.m. AMC  The game continues as Simone and Peter follow the clues and explore the city; the gang discovers that the game runs deeper then they thought and they have to make an important choice.

TUESDAY

"The Resident" 8 p.m. Fox — When Nadine's father comes to town for her birthday, Devon enlists the help of the whole staff, as well as one of his patients, to ensure that he makes the best first impression.

"Super Tuesday coverage" 8 p.m. ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN — Will this be the day Bernie Sanders locks up the nomination or will surprises emerge?

"Empire" 9 p.m. Fox — The Lyons' world is turned upside down as they face a loss, which forces one Lyon to deal with an unresolved trauma from the past.

"Cherish the Day" 10 p.m. OWN — Evan takes a day away from his new tech company to help Gently make as many wedding decisions as possible, but they soon realize they have wildly different expectations for their big day.

"Miracle Workers" 10 p.m. TBS — Al and Maggie head to a music festival; Prince Chauncley work with a fickle rock star.

WEDNESDAY

"Volcano Live! With Nick Wallenda" 8 p.m. ABC — Nik Wallenda will risk his life on live television with a highwire walk over a volcano in Nicaragua.

"Survivor" 8 p.m. CBS — Castaways are on the edge of breaking down when faced with a grueling opportunity at the Edge of Extinction.

"SEAL Team" 9 p.m. CBS — Following a mission failure, Bravo Team conducts a high-stakes After Action Review to identify who's responsible for a possible career-ending mistake.

"Chicago Fire" 9 p.m. NBC — Boden is on edge after starting a new fad diet.

"Lego Masters" 9:01 p.m. Fox — The remaining contestants are given the challenge of making a city block that will be brought together as a huge city at the end of the episode.

"Dave : The Gander" 10 p.m. FXX (new series) — Dave meets GaTa for the first time and gets educated on the social dynamics of the rap world.

"Twenties" 10 p.m. BET (new series) — Aspiring screenwriter Hattie finds herself evicted, jobless, and down on her luck before she runs into famed writer and producer Ida B whose show "Cocoa's Butter" Hattie has shaded on social media.

THURSDAY

"Love is Blind" 3:01 a.m. Netflix (reunion special)  Two couples made the cut but we get to hear from those that didn't get hitched either.

"Station 19" 8 p.m. ABC  Ben's doubt on Sullivan and the missing Fentanyl increases.

"Last Man Standing" 8 p.m. Fox  When Mandy worries about Kyle passing his first college exam, she secretly enlists Vanessa, Jen and Ryan to help tutor him.

"Young Sheldon" 8 p.m. CBS  Sheldon accuses Dr. Sturgis of plagiarism. Then, Mary looks for a girl trophy for Missy's baseball ceremony.

"Deputy" 9 p.m. Fox — When a rash of home invasions hit West Hollywood, it leads the Sherriff's department to discover a burglary ring, whose members are competing against one another for bragging rights.

"Grey's Anatomy" 9 p.m. ABC — Meredith and Carina question DeLuca's behavior when he performs a life-threatening task during a blizzard.

"Will & Grace" 9 p.m. NBC — When a rash of home invasions hit West Hollywood, it leads the Sherriff's department to discover a burglary ring.

"Mom" 9:01 p.m. CBS — Bonnie suspects that Adam's sponsor has an ulterior motive.

"Better Things" 10 p.m. FX (fourth season debut) —  When one of Charlie's mentees from the local library gets mixed up with a gang, Charlie ropes in the whole team to help save her life .

"Tommy" 10 p.m. CBS — A concert promoter who is accused of defrauding his customers and vendors takes hostages in a restaurant, Tommy sends Cooper and Diaz to manage the situation until she can arrive.

"Law & Order: SVU" 10 p.m. NBC — Benson works with a young woman to help her remember the details and suspects in her rape.

"A Million Little Things" 10:01 p.m. ABC — Eddie's drops by for a visit and causes some tension; Katherine expresses her opinion at work.

FRIDAY

"Amazing Stories" 3:01 a.m. Apple TV+ (new series) — Steven Spielberg's revived anthology shot in metro Atlanta.

"Hillary" 3:01 a.m. Hulu (new series) An intimate portrait of a woman in the public eye, providing unprecedented personal access to the former First Lady and Secretary of State.

"Spenser Confidential" 3:01 a.m. Netflix To unravel a twisted murder conspiracy, a former police detective (Mark Wahlberg) returns to Boston's criminal underworld.

"Ugly Delicious" 3:01 a.m. Netflix (second season debut)  All the flavor. None of the BS. Star chef David Chang leads friends on a mouthwatering, cross-cultural hunt for the world's most satisfying grub.

"MacGyver" 8 p.m. CBS — In an attempt to find the main players in the Codex and cut off their match-fixing funding.

"Shark Tank" 8 p.m. ABC — A way to improve a gardening tool; A product line with a low-carb nut; A safe shaving design; A way to lessen the use of antibiotics

"Hawaii Five-O" 9 p.m. CBS — Five-0 investigates when a rancher is murdered after uncovering human skeletons on his property where legend says that Civil War-era gold coins were buried.

"Blue Bloods" 10 p.m. CBS — Jamie is under investigation after his police vest is found on a perp, and Frank debates whether to aid and protect an old friend, Chuck Kennedy, whose home was invaded.

WEEKEND

"Saturday Night Live" 11:29 p.m. Saturday NBC  Daniel Craig hosts. The Weeknd sings.

"American Idol" 8 p.m. Sunday ABC — In Oregon, a couple wins over the judges during their audition with their version of Shallow.

"God Friended Me" 8 p.m. Sunday CBS — Miles is crushed when Daryl Watkins, a renowned author and atheist, criticizes Miles' podcast.

"Outlander" 8 p.m. Sunday Starz —Claire and Jamie's colonial life in America is under threat, as they're pinned between their ties to the Crown and a rising undercurrent of unrest.

"Homeland" 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Carrie chases answers. Max attempts a rescue.

"The Walking Dead" 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — With the Whisperers coming for Hilltop, the communities must decide whether to run or fight.

"Zoe's Extraordinary Playlist" 9 p.m. Sunday NBC — After hearing her first duet, Zoey gets a little too involved in her brother's marriage.

"The Outsider" 9 p.m. Sunday HBO (first season finale) — In the Season 1 finale, the group finds itself in a climactic showdown in their last-ditch effort to root out El Coco.

"Good Girls" 10 p.m. Sunday NBC — Beth takes a gamble in order to strike a new business deal, but it has consequences that put the women in an unwelcome position.

"The Rookie" 10 p.m. Sunday ABC — Nolan is given some life-changing news and invites Grace over.

"Kidding" 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime (second season finale) — Jeff learns the safest place for him is far away from everyone. Will talks to a mysterious visitor at his school.

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