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TV best bets with Shaq, season finales of 'Greenleaf,' 'Pretty Little Liars'

By RODNEY HO/, originally filed Sunday, August 28, 2016

This is the quiet week entering Labor Day weekend as a handful of summer shows end their runs and the broadcast networks get ready for their fall seasons.

OWN's hit show "Greenleaf," shot in Atlanta, has already been guaranteed a second season. It concludes its first season Wednesday.

Other shows finishing up this summer: Freeform's "Pretty Little Liars" Tuesday, NBC's 'The Night Shift' Wednesday and FX's "Sex & Drugs& Rock n Roll"Thursday for a second season.

And Shaquille O'Neal tries to prove his wilderness mettle with Bear Grylls on NBC Monday.

This covers Monday, August 29 through Sunday, September 4, 2016.


“America Ninja Warrior” 8 p.m. NBC — The national finals in Vegas.

“Bachelor in Paradise” 8 p.m. ABC — The cast welcomes a hotly anticipated arrival who asks a desperate bachelorette for a date.

“Rizzoli & Isles” 9 p.m. TNT — Jane and Maura sharpen focus on two murders.

“Tyler Perry’s Too Close to Home” 9 p.m. TLC — Shelby makes a mistake that could endanger her and Bonnie's lives.

“Major Crimes” 10 p.m. TNT — A murder investigation has a personal impact on Sanchez and also leads to a much larger criminal operation.

“Running Wild With Bear Grylls” 10 p.m. NBC — Shaquille O'Neal joins Bear in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, where they deal with dense forest, leeches and steep cliffs.

“Mistresses” 10:01 p.m. ABC — Karen fires Lydia when she uncovers her deception.


“America’s Got Talent” 8 p.m. NBC — The first semifinal show.

Pretty Little Liars” 8 p.m. Freeform (seventh season summer finale) — The ladies engage in an altercation against old foes that ends fatally.

Bachelor in Paradise” 8 p.m. ABC — A bachelorette decides to leave Paradise after a confrontation with a jealous woman.

Facing” 9 p.m. NGC (new series) — Each hourlong episode will tackle the myths, legends and truths behind powerful headline-makers. Week one: Pablo Escobar.

The Have and the Have Nots” 9 p.m. OWN — Benny learns what Candace did to finance his property.

Zoo” 9 p.m. CBS — Mitch and Jamie find themselves in the middle of an animal attack at the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Halt and Catch Fire” 10 p.m. AMC — Tensions rise at the office, as Gordon and Donna's personal life spills into work.

“Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman ” 10 p.m. Science (seventh season debut) — What makes a terrorist?

“Chrisley Knows Best ” 10 p.m. USA — Todd faces his mortality by having the family plan his funeral.


“Masterchef” 8 p.m. Fox — Three basic utensils are used by the Top 7 contestants in a mystery-box challenge.

“America’s Got Talent ” 9 p.m. NBC Live results.

“Suits ” 9 p.m. USA Harvey rebuts Cahill's star witness.

“Greenleaf ” 10 p.m. OWN (first season finale)  Lady Mae confronts Mavis. Expect fireworks!

“Mr. Robot ” 10 p.m. USA  Angela wants more from E Corp than they want to give; and Elliot and Darlene seek answers.

“The Night Shift” 10 p.m. NBC (third season finale) — An intensifying wildfire surrounds Scott and Jordan as they try to perform surgery in the field in the conclusion of the two-part Season 3 finale.

“Tyrant” 10 p.m. FX — Chaos reigns in Abuddin and Daliyah asks Fauzi to leave and takes a stand against Barry.

“You're the Worst” 10 p.m. FXX (third season debut) — Jimmy and Gretchen adjust to life after saying "I love you."


“Battlebots” 8 p.m. ABC (two-hour second season finale) — Eight teams compete in the quarterfinals. Then, four teams enter the championship round for a final shot at the Giant Nut.

“60 Days In 9 p.m. A&E — The final participant enters the Clark County Jail.

“Holy Hell 9 p.m. CNN — A glimpse inside the Buddha Field, a West Hollywood cult founded in the 1980s, includes candid footage and interviews with former members.

“Ground Zero Rising: Freedom vs. Fear 10 p.m. CNBC — A look at the rebirth of the World Trade Center 15 years after the 9/11 attacks includes a tour of the new security command center and interviews with individuals who have connections to that tragic day in southern Manhattan.

“Sex & Drugs & Rock n Roll 10 p.m. FX (second season finale) — Gigi goes in a new direction and Johhny tries a solo project.


“Narcos” 3:01 a.m. Netflix — Escobar is on the run again. Who will capture him?

“Love Thy Neighbor” 9 p.m. OWN (third season finale) — Danny can't take anymore of Sam's annoying behavior.

“Killjoys 9 p.m. Syfy (second season finale) — The Killjoys and an old enemy join forces in a desperate attempt to thwart Level Six's plans for the Quad.

“Cheer Squad” 10 p.m. Freeform (first season finale) The Sharks compete in Orlando in hopes of winning their third world title and the twins take on an Orlando-themed bucket list.


“Backstabbed8 p.m. Saturday  Lifetime — A struggling housewife poses as a potential buyer to help a real-estate agent sell houses, but she soon discovers the dangerous tactics he'll resort to in order to close a deal.

“Fear the Walking Dead 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — Travis struggles to connect with Chris while searching for shelter. Meanwhile, Alicia meets a lonely woman with a bloody past.

“The Last Ship 9 p.m. Sunday TNT — Chandler returns to America in a bid to find answers to what has truly been happening all along.

Murder in the First” 10 p.m. Sunday TNT (third season finale) — Terry and Hildy scramble to resolve one of their most puzzling cases.

“The Strain” 10 p.m. Sunday FX — The Master plagues Eph when he offers to return Zack.

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