TV best bets with 'Under the Dome' series finale, Miss America, 'Longmire' return

Credit: Rodney Ho

Credit: Rodney Ho

By RODNEY HO/, originally filed Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015

The dome finally comes down on "Under the Dome" Thursday after three seasons on CBS.

A&E's "Longmire" is revived by Netflix for a fourth season that day.

And several summer shows finish up for the year, including ABC's "Bachelor in Paradise" Monday and NBC's "Last Comic Standing" and CBS's "Extant" on Wednesday.

If you want to go old school, you can gaze at women in swimsuits and evening wear on The Miss America pageant on ABC Sunday.

This covers Monday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 13.


"American Ninja Warrior" 8 p.m. NBC — In Las Vegas, the remaining finalists take on Stage 1 of the four-stage course modeled after the Mount Midoriyama course in Japan.

"My Giant Head " 8 p.m. TLC — This is not about Fred Flintstone.

"So You Think You Can Dance " 8 p.m. Fox — Finale part one. The top 4 perform.

"Bachelor in Paradise " 9:01 p.m. ABC (second season finale) — Season 2 ends with the final four couples still reeling from a shocking breakup that makes each of them question the stability of their own relationships before they go on their final fantasy suite dates.

"My Son's Face Won't Stop Growing " 9 p.m. TLC — This is where the title says it all.

"Awkward " 9 p.m. MTV — Jenna causes an accident at school; and Matty deals with the aftermath of his confrontation with Jake.

"Faking It " 9:30 p.m. MTV— Lauren is helped by Shane and Amy in her quest to get revenge on Theo.

"Running Wild With Bear Grylls " 10:01 p.m. NBC (second season finale) — Drew Brees joins Bear for a journey into a jungle in Panama


"America's Got Talent" 8 p.m. NBC — Part two of the semifinals.

"Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" 8 p.m. Fox (fourth season finale) — The season comes to an end with a physician testing his elementary school knowledge in hopes of winning $1 million.

"Cake Boss" 8 p.m. TLC (two-hour seventh season debut) — "Labor Games" host Lisa Arch helps kick off the seventh season with a live event at Carlo's Bakery that features never-before-seen moments.

" Zoo " 9 p.m. CBS (back-to-back new episodes) — An injured Jackson undergoes emergency surgery at a hospital in Zimbabwe.

"Extreme Weight Loss " 10 p.m. ABC (fifth season finale) — A 310-pound woman strives to lose weight after doctors inform her that she's too heavy to have children.

"Public Morals " 10 p.m. TNT — Mr. O's wake is held, bringing together Muldoon and the west-side Irish Mob.

"Hollywood Game Night" 10:01 p.m. NBC (third season finale) — The celebrity players are Pete Wentz, Niecy Nash, Ming-Na Wen, Kevin Nealon, Cedric the Entertainer and Mel B.

"Drunk History " 10:30 p.m. Comedy — The cocaine trade in Miami is taken over by Griselda Blanco.


"America's Got Talent" 8 p.m. NBC — The second set of finalists are named.

"Masterchef " 8 p.m. Fox — The Top 4 cooks pair off to create an appetizer and an entrée.

"Extant " 9 p.m. CBS (two-hour second season finale) — Molly reveals disturbing details about Shepherd's death to the GSC.

"Home Free " 9 p.m. Fox (first season finale) —The winner is revealed.

"The Carmichael Show " 9:30 p.m. NBC (first season finale) — Maxine finds a gun that belongs to Jerrod, triggering a family debate about gun control and power dynamics in relationships.

"The Jim Gaffigan Show " 10 p.m. TV Land — Jim buys a Bible for Jeannie on his way to perform stand-up, but creates a media frenzy when the paparazzi snap a photo of him.

" Last Comic Standing " 10 p.m. NBC (ninth season finale) — Atlanta's Clayton English is among the final five who could win $250,000.

" The League " 10 p.m. FXX (seventh season debut) — Marshawn Lynch is in town for the Taco Corp Annual Board Meeting.


"Longmire" 3:01 a.m. Netflix (fourth season entire season) — This former A&E show moves over to Netflix.

"Big Brother" 9 p.m. CBS — With just six left, alliances are constantly shifting. Are the twins in danger?

"Last Hope With Troy Dunn" 9 p.m. Up — Loved ones are tracked down and reunited.

"Project Runway" 9 p.m. Lifetime — The designers are tasked to create lingerie for host Heidi Klum's fashion line.

"Documentary Now" 10 p.m. IFC — The wrongful conviction of a man sentenced for a 1986 murder is investigated.

"Graceland" 10 p.m. USA — The feud between the Sarkissians and a local gang heats up; Briggs' motives are revealed; and Mike hunts for the sarin gas.

"Under the Dome" 10 p.m. CBS (series finale) — The Dome comes down and the Resistance tries to protect the outside world from the infected townspeople.


"Think It Up" 8 p.m. ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC — The inaugural show will encourage viewers to support student-powered, teacher-led projects via crowdfunding on Among those participating: Kristen Bell, Stephen Colbert, Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey.

"Kendra on Top" 9 p.m. WE — Kendra questions whether traditional married life is right for her.

"Cold Justice: Sex Crimes" 9 p.m. TNT— Casey and Alicia arrive in Utah to investigate a serial rapist.

"Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse" 9 p.m. OWN (fourth season debut) — Marcus and Angela learn more about Pam, the teenager who claims to be Marcus' daughter.

"Atlanta Plastic" 10 p.m. Lifetime — A stylist visits Dr. Jones to get rid of his man-boobs

"Z Nation" 10 p.m. Syfy (second season debut) — Moments have passed since Murphy triggered the launch of tactical nuclear weapons and it's every man/woman for themselves as the group split up and try to outrun the impending blast.


"Cedar Cove" 8 p.m. Saturday Hallmark — Olivia gives Paul advice on romance, but her relationship with Jack is plagued by uncertainty.

"Blunt Talk" 9 p.m. Saturday Starz   Walter's attempt to be a better father to his youngest son takes a hit when news comes that his former wife is dating a rock star.

" Survivor's Remorse" 9:30 p.m. Saturday Starz — Cam feels the pressure on his first game back in Boston, while on a cultural tour of a plantation, M-Chuck delves into ongoing racial tensions.

"The 2016 Miss America Pageant" 9 p.m. Sunday ABC —  Brooke Burke-Charvet and Chris Harrison host the legendary pageant, not to be mistaken for Donald Trump's Miss Universe pageant.

"Fear the Walking Dead" 9 p.m. Sunday AMC The family tries to escape L.A. but it's not traffic that hinders them.

"Ray Donovan" 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime Ray comes up with a fix to help Mickey; Bridget gets into a fight..

"Masters of Sex" 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Johnson objects to Masters' program, due to missteps in protocol.

"Project Greenlight" 10 p.m. Sunday HBO (fourth season debut) — After a long break, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck again seek a new great filmmaker.

"The Strain" 10 p.m. Sunday FX — Justine gets in trouble with the mayor.

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