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TV best bets with Michael Buble, Rob Lowe, Patricia Arquette

Originally posted Sunday, March 17, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Michael Buble, the modern-day crooner, gets his own NBC special with an explanation point attached “Buble!” this Thursday.

On the same night, Patricia Arquette stars in a horrifically dysfunctional mother-daughter relationship in Hulu’s “The Act” based on a true story. 

And Rob Lowe hosts his first game show focused on brain games called “Mental Samurai” on Fox Monday. 

And HBO’s latest documentary Monday is about a big-time medical sham that snowed Silicon Valley. 

This covers Monday, March 18, 2019 through Sunday, March 24, 2019. 


“American Idol” 8 p.m. ABC — The episode features a surprise audition that no one saw coming, a reunion for judge Luke Bryan, and an incredible story of defying the odds.

“The Resident” 8 p.m. Fox — The surgeons work together to save the life of the Raptor's old mentor.

“9-1-1” 9 p.m. Fox — Bobby meets Athena's parents for the first time and Maddie attempts to end her marriage for good.

“Black Lightning” 9 p.m. the CW (second season finale) — Lynn (Christine Adams) goes head to head with Dr. Jace (guest star Jennifer Riker) once and for all.

“The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley” 9 p.m. HBO — For years, Elizabeth Holmes conned Silicon Valley investors, claiming she'd created a revolutionary medical invention that could perform hundreds of medical tests in minutes from just a drop of blood.

“The Enemy Within” 10 p.m. NBC — Intelligence obtained by Shepherd at the ADMAX prison is linked to a pending attack on U.S. soil.

“Bull” 10 p.m. CBS — Bull and the TAC team represent a teen boy raised in complete isolation when the young man goes on trial for murder after engaging in a deadly shootout.


“Georgia Gamers” 8 p.m. WSB — A look at Atlantans who make a living gaming. (The new episode of “American Housewife,” which includes an “American Idol” crossover plot line, will air at 2:07 a.m.)

“Masterchef Junior” 8 p.m. Fox — The top 20 junior home cooks test their leadership and communication skills in a bold carnival-themed competition.

“Mental Samurai” 9 p.m. Fox (new series) — Hopefuls from all walks of life navigate an obstacle course for the mind. Rob Lowe hosts. 

“This is Us” 9 p.m. NBC — Kevin, back in a drunken spiral, reunites with his ex wife. 

“If Loving You Is Wrong” 10 p.m. OWN (sixth season debut) — Lushion comes to the rescue, but it may be too late.

“The Rookie” 10 p.m. ABC — Officer Nolan gets a lesson in respect after his arrest of a gang member leads to a free-for-all on his life.

“Teachers” 10 p.m. TV Land (series finale)— It's Ms. Bennigan's wedding and everything that can go wrong does.

“Miracle Workers” 10:30 p.m. TBS 

God meets with potential investors for his groundbreaking new restaurant.


“The Act” 3:01 a.m. Hulu (new series) — A seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories. Patricia Arquette and Chloe Sevigny star. 

“Step Up: High Water” 3:01 a.m. YouTube Premium (second season debut) — Bigger dance battles mixed with new relationships and spotlights on family struggles.

“Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS — Back to back episodes means at least two more castmates out. 

“Empire” 8 p.m. Fox — The Lyons strategize on how to clean up Kingsley's mess and introduce a new and improved Empire.

“Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” 8 p.m. Freeform (new series) — The stress of needing to be perfect all the time leads to Beacon Height's first murder.

“Modern Family” 9 p.m. ABC — Haley and Dylan's plan to quietly elope before the babies are born doesn't go smoothly.

“Star” 9 p.m. Fox— Star's situation with the law intensifies, while Noah juggles new priorities.

“Whiskey Cavalier” 10 p.m. ABC — Will and Frankie head to Paris where they must grudgingly pose as a married couple to infiltrate a wedding and capture a genocidal Romanian general.

“Buble!” 10 p.m. NBC — Accompanied by a 36-piece orchestra, Michael Bublé takes the audience on a musical journey through his career and showcases six songs from his new album, "Love," including "When You're Smiling" and "Such a Night."


“Grey’s Anatomy” 8 p.m. ABC  Maggie introduces mood rooms as an alternative approach to medicine.

“Gotham” 8 p.m. Fox On the precipice of Gotham's reunification, Gordon and Bruce face a newly transformed Eduardo, and discover the real mastermind behind the city's current chaos.

“Waka & Tammy Tie the Knot” 8 p.m. WE-TV  Waka Flocka and Tammy Rivera finally get married. 

“Station 19” 9 p.m. ABC — Jack and Maya are called to treat people stuck in a subway train and discover a potential threat to the passengers and themselves.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” 9 p.m. NBC — Charles brings Jake into a case when a therapist reports one of his patient is missing.

“Will & Grace” 9:30 p.m. NBC — Will's and Grace's boyfriends, McCoy and Noah, ask them to move in, and Will and Grace use each other as their excuse to get out of it.

“Law & Order: SVU” 10 p.m. NBC — Defense Attorney Nikki Staines is raped after a police charity event; and Benson reluctantly looks to her own for a suspect.


“The OA 3:01. a.m. Netflix (second season debut) The OA navigates a new dimension, one in which she had a completely different life as a Russian heiress.

“Fresh Off the Boat” 8 p.m. ABC — Jessica starts her college classes, leaving Evan in charge at home as "vice mommy."

“Last Man Standing” 8 p.m. Fox — When Reverend Paul calls on Mike to teach Sunday School, Mike calls on Kyle to take his place.

“Blindspot” 8 p.m. NBC — The FBI is hot on Madeline's heels as Jane seeks help from a familiar enemy.

“Proven Innocent” 9 p.m. Fox — The Injustice Defense Group takes on the case of a girl convicted for the murder of her mother.

“The Blacklist” 9 p.m. NBC — Cooper puts his reputation on the line to appeal to the White House on Red's behalf.


“A Daughter's Deception” 8 p.m. Saturday Lifetime — Forced to give up her daughter for adoption when she's underage, Laura is thrilled to welcome her now adult daughter Bree back into her life. She quickly discovers that Bree is a sociopath with murderous tendencies and poses a clear and present danger to anyone who threatens to get in her way.

“Iyanla: Fix My Life” 9 p.m. Saturday OWN (10th season finale) — Gospel singer Le'Andria Johnson battles with alcohol and her faith; when these two mix, the result is a dangerous cocktail that jeopardizes both her career and life.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 8 p.m. Sunday Bravo — The final episode before reunions. 

“God Friended Me” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS — A package mistakenly shows up on Miles' doorstep, and his search for its importance leads him to a couple grieving the loss of their daughter.

“The Case Against Adnan Sayed” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Part three. 

“The Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — The fair at the Kingdom is underway, with all four communities coming together in celebration for the first time in years; while some pacts are renewed, other deals will come at a much steeper price.

“Good Girls” 10 p.m. Sunday NBC — Rio's new business opportunity for Beth leads to a fracture in her relationship with Annie.

“Into the Badlands” 10 p.m. Sunday AMC — Sunny and Bajie face off with Pilgrim, who lays out his deadly plan for the Badlands.

Shark Tank” 10 p.m. Sunday ABC — Brothers from Richardson, Texas, introduce their decadent breakfast treat, authentic to a European staple.

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