Louie Anderson returns for the fourth season of FX's "Baskets."

TV best bets with returns of ‘Jessica Jones,’ ‘Pose,’ ‘Queen Sugar,’ ‘Younger,’ ‘The Real World,’ ‘Baskets’

Originally posted Sunday, June 9, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Several critical favorites return this week including season two of FX’s “Pose,” season four of FX’s “Baskets,” the fourth season of OWN’s “Queen Sugar” and the last remaining original series on TV Land “Younger” for its sixth season.

And “The Real World” is back but this time not on MTV but on Facebook Watch and the seven 20-somethings will hang out in a house in Atlanta for the first time in 33 seasons. 

On Netflix, the final Marvel series “Jessica Jones” returns for its last season. There is also a game show in which contestants are kept awake for 24 hours before taking part in a series of challenges for $1 million. 

Nickelodeon resurrects “All That” while Alyssa Milano does a Lifetime movie. 

This covers Monday, June 10 through Sunday, June 16, 2019.

MONDAY

“Beat Shazam” 8 p.m. Fox — Teams of New York City musicians, a brother-sister duo from South Carolina and a pair of best friends.

“The Code” 9 p.m. CBS — Abe and Harper's investigation into a Marine recruiter's alleged misconduct may be derailed when the key witness refuses to testify.

“Kate Plus Date” 10 p.m. TLC (new series)  Kate Gosselin is well past her 15 minutes but she needs to make a buck. Here's the selling point: the mother of eight kids has been single for almost a decade, and she's finally ready to give love a chance.

“Gentleman Jack” 10:15 p.m. HBO (first season finale) — Following a four-week journey from Paris to Copenhagen, Lister finds acceptance and appreciation in Danish high society, stepping out of her sartorial comfort zone to attend a birthday ball hosted by Queen Marie.

TUESDAY

“The Bachelorette” 8 p.m. ABC (special night) — Hannah pulls two bitter rivals aside to try to get to the truth behind the bad blood between them.

“Ice on Fire” 8 p.m. HBO — Visionaries and scientists work to mitigate climate change and minimize climate-related events, despite a rapidly warming planet.

The Haves and the Have Nots” 9 p.m. OWN — No one is safe from the danger looming in the city of Savannah

Animal Kingdom” 9 p.m. TNT — Joshua Cody moves in with his relatives, but is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess.

“Blood & Treasure” 10 p.m. CBS — An unlikely ally reveals to Lexi that an Egyptian official has files that could lead her to Farouk.

“Pose” 10 p.m. FX (second season debut) — Convinced Madonna's "Vogue" will lead to mainstream acceptance, Blanca encourages the House of Evangelista to follow their dreams despite putting her own on the backburner.

“Songland” 10:01 p.m. NBC — Kelsea Ballerini comes to "Songland" to hear unknown songwriters pitch their original material to be her next hit song.

WEDNESDAY

“The Amazing Race” 8 a.m. CBS — Teams take a bumpy ride in Split, Croatia and try not to get tongue-twisted reciting poetry while in motion

American Ninja Warrior” 8 p.m. NBC — The Oklahoma City auditions. 

“Masterchef” 8 p.m. Fox — Competition kicks off for the Top 20 with a culinary boot camp to weed out the cooks from the chefs. Two Georgians are in the mix. 

“Catfish” 8 p.m. MTV (eighth season debut) — Nev and co-host Kamie Crawford help Mathan find Leah, a girl he's been talking to for a decade

“First Responders Live” 9 p.m. Fox (new series) — A play off A&E's successful "Live P.D."

“Card Sharks” 9 p.m. ABC (new series) — The road to glory and riches begins with two players facing off in a head-to-head elimination race where the winning player claims a $10,000 cash prize.

“Queen Sugar” 9 p.m. OWN (fourth season debut) — The Bordelons find themselves continuing their fight to save their family farm and preserve their father’s legacy as they navigate their own personal journeys.

“Match Game” 10 p.m. ABC (fourth season debut) — Jason Alexander, Sheryl Underwood, Gabriel Iglesias, Constance Zimmer, Michael Che and Bridget Everet.

“Younger” 10 p.m. TV Land (sixth season debut) — Kelsey makes her debut as publisher, quickly realizing that the company is in trouble. 

THURSDAY

“The Real World” 12 p.m. Facebook Watch (33rd season debut)  The MTV staple moves to Facebook and for the first time, places its house in Atlanta.

“Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” 9 p.m. WE (third season debut)  Newspapers spread the news of Bow Wow's arrest; R. Kelly faces a child support battle against his ex-wife; Waka Flocka and wife Tammy Rivera test their new wedding vows.

“Project Runway” 9 p.m. Lifetime (17th season finale)  Hester has the most wins among the three finalists while Sebastian has never been considered for elimination. 

“Life in Pieces” 9:30 p.m. CBS  When Tim gets a toupee, the family tries their best to hide their horrified reactions.

“Baskets” 10 p.m. FX (fourth season debut) — Susan nearly kills Ronald Reagan.

“Elementary” 10 p.m. CBS — An explosion at a traffic stop puts Holmes and Watson on two separate tracks of investigation as they try to determine whether the attack was gang related or a terrorist attack.

FRIDAY

“Awake: The Million-Dollar Game” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series) — Sleepless for 24 hours, contestants in the comedy game show stumble through challenges both eccentric and everyday for a chance at a $1 million prize.

“Marvel's Jessica Jones” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (series finale)  Jessica starts the season trying to get her act together and more of a functioning private investigation.

“Too Old to Die Young” 3:01 a.m. Amazon (new series) — A grieving police officer who, along with the man who shot his partner, finds himself in an underworld filled with working-class hit men, Yakuza soldiers, cartel assassins sent from Mexico, Russian mafia captains and gangs of teenage killers. Billy Baldwin and Miles Teller star.

“Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” 8 p.m. ABC— Sarge has May; Altarah has Daisy, Enoch and Simmons; and now, two planets need saving

“16 Shots” 9 p.m. Showtime  A documentary examining the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke and the cover-up that ensued

“Jett” 9 p.m. Cinemax (new series) — Fresh out of prison, world-class thief Daisy "Jett" Kowalski is forced back into doing what she does best by a cast of morally ambivalent, dangerous and eccentric criminals determined to exploit her skills for their own ends.

WEEKEND

“Tempting Fate” 8 p.m. Saturday Lifetime — Mother-of-two Gabby (Alyssa Milano) whose picture-perfect marriage to Elliott (Steve Kazee, "Shameless") is jeopardized when she meets Matt (Zane Holtz, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"), a handsome younger man who seemingly ignites a fire and desire within her.

“All That” 8 p.m. Saturday Nickelodeon (new series) — The crew returns with a new cast and a few familiar faces.

Good Witch” 8 p.m. Sunday Hallmark — Cassie and Sam celebrate their honeymoon at a country winery, where they help their hosts deal with a dilemma.

“Big Little Lies” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO —Renata (Laura Dern) faces an uncertain future when Gordon (Jeffrey Nordling) lands in legal trouble. 

“Claws” 9 p.m. Sunday TNT — Claws follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures.

“Fear the Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — June and Dorie take shelter to hide from a threat, but a misunderstanding with a desperate survivor leads to trouble.

“The Chi” 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime (second season finale) —Brandon is faced with a life-altering decision. Emmett takes a step toward adulthood and Kevin tries out a new look

“Euphoria” 10 p.m. Sunday HBO (new series) —Rue is a teenage girl who experiences, along with her high school classmates, the ups and downs of love and friendship in a world of drugs, sex, violence and social networks.

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