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TV best bets with 'Narcos,' 'Power,' 'Twin Peaks'

This was posted on Sunday, August 27, 2017 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

This covers Monday, August 28 through Sunday, September 3, 2017. 

Netflix brings back "Narcos" for a third season Friday as a new drug cartel takes over for Escobar's empire.

In the meantime, Starz concludes the fourth season of its increasingly popular drama "Power" starring former Decatur resident Omari Hardwick on Sunday, the same night that Showtime concludes "Twin Peaks."

And on Wednesday, CMT's long running "Crossroads" series has the Backstreet Boys have it their way with the Florida Georgia Line.

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“America Ninja Warrior” 8 p.m. NBC — The top competitors from the Denver City Qualifier compete.

“Bachelor in Paradise” 8 p.m. ABC  — A virgin arrives with a date card; a couple shop for sexy swimsuits and get wild in the water.

“So You Think You Can Dance” 8 p.m. Fox — Top 8 perform.

“Preacher” 9 p.m. AMC— Jesse's pursuit of God is alienating Tulip and Cassidy; Tulip gets advice about her relationship with Jesse.

“Midnight, Texas” 10 p.m. NBC — When a local girl goes missing, the Midnighters try to find her before law enforcement descends into town.

“People of Earth” 10:30 p.m. TBS — The group copes with a tragedy.


“America’s Got Talent” 8 p.m. NBC — The third live show for the quarterfinals.

“Animal Kingdom” 8 p.m. TNT (second season finale) — Smurf pits her sons against one another when she realizes she may be in jail a lot longer than expected

“The Haves and the Have Nots” 9 p.m. OWN — Katheryn and Jim explode with emotion as Jim pleads with her for retribution.

“Manhunt” 10 p.m. Discovery — In a letter to his brother, Ted recounts the key events from his past that informed his decision to engage in terrorist activities.

“The Murder of Laci Peterson” 10 p.m. A&E — After the bodies of Laci Peterson and her child turn up in San Francisco Bay, police arrest Scott Peterson.

“Shooter” 10 p.m. USA — Bob Lee and Isaac must team up to escape a Mexican prison before Solotov finds them.


“Masterchef” 8 p.m. Fox — The top nine must create a dish that is reminiscent of their favorite family breakfast, using Nutella as the key ingredient.

“Salvation” 9 p.m. CBS — Grace and Darius seek answers from the President; Harris discovers deadly secrets.

“Suits” 9 p.m. USA (100th episode) — Harvey and Mike seek outside help to overcome an impossible situation.

“Marlon” 9:01 p.m. NBC — Feeling that Marley and Zack don't appreciate everything they have, Marlon teaches them a lesson by recreating the projects from his childhood.

“CMT Crossroads” 10 p.m. CMT — Backstreet Boys meet up with the Florida Georgia Line.

“Greenleaf” 10 p.m. OWN — Basie's sermon regarding inclusivity in the church goes viral.

“The Sinner” 10 p.m. USA — The discovery of a body in the woods leads to more questions for everyone.

“Snowfall” 10 p.m. FX — Franklin suffers the cost of his business.

“Younger” 10 p.m. TV Land — Liza is drawn into her author's Upper East Side life, forcing her worlds to collide.


“Project Runway ” 8 p.m. Lifetime — The designers are treated to a private screening of the film "Leap!" and a performance by Hiplet.

“Flip or Flop Atlanta ” 9 p.m. HGTV — Ken and Anita are plagued by issues and repairs in their new estate sale bargain house in a suburb of Atlanta.

“Ice Road Truckers ” 10 p.m. History  — Lisa Kelly finds herself in a jam after jackknifing her truck deep in the backcountry.

“The Night Shift ” 10 p.m. NBC (fourth season finale) — A shooting at a nearby college sends TC, Jordan, Drew and Amira into the field, where they assist Rick with a deadly situation.

“Zoo ” 10 p.m. CBS — Jackson attacks Abigail and the team rushes to save her as her life hangs in the balance.


“Narcos” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series)   Javier Peña (Pedro Pascal) will return for Season 3 as he works to take down the new gang in town which scoop up what remains of Escobar’s narcotic empire.

“Killjoys” 8 p.m. Syfy (third season finale)   The Killjoy militia has everything they need to go to war, but as the battle begins, Aneela changes the entire game.

“Diana, 7 Days” 8 p.m. NBC   A remembrance of the week following Princess Diana's tragic death on Aug. 31, 1997, including the extraordinary outpouring of public mourning.

“Guy’s Family Road Trip” 9 p.m. Food   Guy Fieri and his family rise at dawn in Corpus Christi, Texas to head out on the Gulf in search of snapper.

“Million Dollar Matchmaker” 10 p.m. WE   Patti clashes with poker player Jason Karniol who has yet to play his cards right in his dating life.


“Pit Bulls & Parolees” 9 tonight Animal Planet —  After Tia and Sugar rescue a stray, they are shocked by what they find and race him to the vet.

“Twin Peaks” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime (two-hour series finale) — The past dictates the future.

“Power” 9 p.m. Sunday Starz (fourth season finale) — When tragedy befalls the St. Patrick family, Ghost and Tommy seek retribution.

“The Last Ship” 9 p.m. Sunday TNT — The crew searches for one of their own as enemies close in on all sides.

“Ballers” 10 p.m. Sunday HBO — Spencer does damage control after an incident involving Ricky and a brash high-schooler.

“The Strain” 10 p.m. Sunday FX — The team regroup and try to relocate the Master by tracking him through human collaborators.

“Survivor’s Remorse” 10 p.m. Sunday Starz — M-Chuck has unconventional ideas about closure and Cam sees his father in a new light.

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