TV best bets with Paul Rudd, ‘Watchmen,’ ‘Treadstone,’ the Statue of Liberty

Originally posted Sunday, October 13, 2019 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

On Friday, Paul Rudd plays two versions of himself in the Netflix comedy  series “Living With Myself,” including a perfect clone version. 

And if the Jason Bourne film series wasn’t enough for you, USA is offering “Treadstone,” a prequel of sorts. It debuts after the second season debut of “The Purge,” yet another film-inspired series.

HBO is going super ambitious with the high-budget  superhero drama series based on the DC Comics called “Watchmen,” which shot in metro Atlanta. It has a star-studded cast including Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson and Lou Gossett Jr. 

HBO also offers a documentary about the Statue of Liberty. 

And NBC’s Dick Wolf does one of his cross-over specials where all three Chicago dramas will deal with the same epidemic. 

Amazon’s “Modern Love” anthology includes Catherine Keener, Dev Patel, Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey and John Slattery

This covers Monday, October 14 through Sunday, October 20, 2019. 


“The Voice” 8 p.m. NBC — Battle rounds begin.

“Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — It’s Disney night and Sean Spicer remains.

“The Terror: Infamy” 9 p.m. AMC (second season finale)  Henry and Asako look to the past to provide answers to their current turmoil.

“Prodigal Son” 9:01 p.m. Fox  Malcolm realizes his father’s killing spree may not have been a surprise to everyone in his family.

“Bull” 10 p.m. CBS  Bull helps a famous social media influencer take her father to court to overturn his legal guardianship over her empire.

“The Good Doctor” 10 p.m. ABC  A conspiracy theorist questions Dr. Neil Melendez about his liver damage.

“Lodge 49” 10 p.m. AMC (second season finale)  The scrolls are found! But for what?


“NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — The NCIS team links a bizarre crime scene at Arlington National Cemetery to a string of attacks on homeless veterans.

“The Conners” 8 p.m. ABC — Desperate for more income, Becky seeks a bartending position at Casita Bonita, causing major concern for Dan due to her struggle with alcoholism.

“The Resident” 8 p.m. Fox — Devon's patient, who was pronounced dead, suddenly revives. Conrad is left doubting Devon's judgement and wondering what happened.

“Arrow” 9 p.m. the CW (eighth season debut) — Oliver returns to Starling City, where he encounters familiar faces while trying to decipher the Monitor's mission.

“Empire” 9 p.m. Fox — A happy family occasion brings the Lyon family back together, but it becomes apparent that no one seems to see eye-to-eye.

“This is Us” 9 p.m. NBC — Kevin reflects on his past. Rebecca visits Randall at college. Beth's mom comes to visit.

“The Purge” 9 p.m. USA (second season debut) — Four interconnected characters navigate the aftermath of the Purge over the ensuing year.

“Mayans M.C.” 10 p.m. FX— EZ and the MC fight fire with fire, careful to not be burned in the process.

“NCIS: New Orleans” 10 p.m. CBS — The NCIS team uncovers a sinister plot by a private detention center contracted by the government to house undocumented immigrants.

“Treadstone” 10 p.m. USA (new series) — From the world of Jason Bourne, agents across the globe are "awakening" to resume deadly missions.


“Chicago Fire” 8 p.m. NBC — A three-show crossover event: A deadly bacteria takes its toll on numerous victims around the city, leaving Chicago's finest first responders to work together alongside the CDC to resolve the dangerous situation.

“Survivor 8 p.m. CBS — Is a showmance about to blossom? 

“Chicago Med 9 p.m NBC  An entire apartment complex is forced into quarantine when cases of the deadly virus turns into an epidemic. P.D. chases a lead that could point to a case of bioterrorism and Will gets dangerously close to the suspect..

“Modern Family 9 p.m ABC  Mitch and Cam help Lily overcome her insecurities about wearing a bathing suit to a pool party but discover their own.

“Seal Team 9 p.m CBS  Bravo Team is on a mission in Azerbaijan to help retake a power plant in order to avoid political instability in the area.

“Almost Family” 9 p.m Fox  Julia's dirty laundry is aired for the world to see when a video goes viral and she is forced to team with Isaac to combat the situation.

“American Horror Family” 10 p.m FX  As twilight broaches, the survivors brace for a final brawl.

“Chicago P.D." 10 p.m CBS  A crossover with "Chicago Med."

“S.W.A.T.” 10 p.m CBS  The team bumps heads with Lt. Lynch when she signs them up for an off-book undercover operation to take down a local gang printing counterfeit money without giving them enough time to prepare for the mission.

“Stumptown” 10 p.m ABC  Dex faces off against Artie Banks to take down wealthy real estate mogul Randall Tapper.


“Grey’s Anatomy” 8 p.m. ABC  After Meredith inadvertently stirs up negative press for Grey Sloan, she tries to make things right with her former colleagues.

“Superstore” 8 p.m. NBC — The local mall has closed, and while Amy and Dina are excited about the influx of new customers, they quickly realize they're not all there to shop.

“Young Sheldon” 8 p.m. CBS — Sheldon's new obsession with "The Lord of the Rings" leads to an unhealthy habit, forcing him to take a break from science.

“Perfect Harmony” 8:30 p.m. NBC — When Arthur is faced with a choir rebellion, he decides—against Ginny's advice—to take on Adams, the group's alpha, at their annual deer-hunting trip.

“The Unicorn” 8:31 p.m. CBS  Wade changes the password to his online dating profile after his friends become too involved, so Forrest goes to great lengths to keep tabs on him.

“The Good Place” 9 p.m. NBC — Uncertainty abounds when an unexpected visitor arrives.

“Liberty: Mother of Exiles” 9 p.m. HBO — Casts new light on the Statue of Liberty, revealing its little-known history, and celebrating it as an enduring beacon of hope for generations of immigrants

“Mom” 9:01 p.m. CBS  Christy makes some questionable changes at the bar while Bonnie and Adam are away.

“Sunnyside” 9:31 p.m. NBC — Garrett gives Diana some media training as she tries to pass a new bill

“Evil” 10 p.m. CBS — Kristen, Ben and David are hired to evaluate Eric, a seemingly psychopathic 9-year-old boy.

“How to Get Away With Murder” 10 p.m. ABC — The FBI continues to interrogate Conner, which leads him to panic under the pressure.

“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” 10 p.m. NBC — Rollins clashes with the parents of a teenaged runaway. The squad comes together for a special event.


“Living With Yourself” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series) — In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.

“Modern Love” 3:01 a.m. Amazon (new series) — An American romantic comedy antholog television series, based on the weekly column published by The New York Times. 

“Hawaii Five-O” 8 p.m. CBS  Five-0 enlists imprisoned hacker Aaron Wright to help when a young girl is reported kidnapped.

“The Blacklist” 8 p.m. NBC  Aram goes undercover to infiltrate a secret society of wealthy thrill-seekers whose entertainment hinges upon spectacular acts of violence.

“Blue Bloods” 10 p.m. CBS  Frank takes a case to heart when it involves the suspicious death of a friend's terminally ill wife.


“God Friended Me” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS Miles, Cara and Rakesh support Joy when the God Account sends her a friend suggestion that brings up painful memories for her. Also, Arthur is tempted by a professional opportunity.

“The Affair” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime Controversy swirls around Noah; Helen and Whitney must decide where their allegiances lie.

“NCIS: Los Angeles” 9 p.m. Sunday CBS While Callen and Sam are aboard the USS Allegiance, the ship is placed under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure.

“The Walking Dead ” 9 p.m. Sunday ABC —Hordes of zombies keep coming at Alexandria. 

“Shark Tank” 9 p.m. Sunday ABC— Entrepreneurs from Malibu have modernized an age-old craft by offering knife sharpening by mail.

“Watchmen” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO (new series) —In an alternate America where police conceal their identities behind masks to protect themselves from a terrorist organization, Detective Angela Abar (Regina King) investigates the attempted murder of a fellow officer under the guidance of her friend and Chief, Judd Crawford (Don Johnson). Meanwhile, the Lord of a Country Estate (Jeremy Irons) receives an anniversary gift from his loyal servants.

“Madam Secretary 10 p.m. Sunday CBS  Elizabeth must decide whether to use autonomous unmanned weapons or send U.S. soldiers to bring the mastermind of the UN gas attack to justice.

“The Rookie 10 p.m. Sunday ABC  Officer Nolan gets off to a rocky start after being introduced to his new training officer, Nyla Harper, who has an unconventional approach to police work after her stint as an undercover detective.

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