TV best bets with ‘Survivor’s Remorse,’ ‘Being Mary Jane,’ Barney Frank

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By RODNEY HO/, originally filed Sunday October 18, 2015

This is a fairly quiet week.

Starz brings back “Da Vinci Demons” on Saturday for its third and final season while both “Blunt Talk” and Atlanta’s “Survivor’s Remorse” wrap for the year. Netflix, too, rolls out its final third season of “Hemlock Grove.”

On Tuesday, BET brings back its successful Gabrielle Union drama set in Atlanta “Being Mary Jane” for a third season.

And Showtime profiles Barney Frank on Friday night.


“The Big Bang Theory” 8 p.m. CBS The guys want to learn to be better at sports so Barry Kripke teaches them fencing.

“Gotham” 8 p.m. Fox — Galavan and Penguin join forces with a dangerous family; and the rivalry between the Waynes and the Galavans resurfaces.

“Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — Alexa PenaVega scored the first perfect score of the season last week.

“Atlantis Found” 9 p.m. History — Examining the legend of the lost continent.

“Jane the Virgin” 9 p.m. the CW — Kesha guests.

Minority Report” 9 p.m. Fox — Season order was but from 13 to 10. Series looks all but dead.

Scorpion” 9 p.m. CBS — The team goes undercover on the set of a superhero movie in Kazakhstan to dismantle a nuclear missile being sold by terrorists.

NCIS: Los Angeles” 9:59 p.m. CBS — An “NCIS” crossover featuring Michael Weatherly’s character Tony DiNozzo.

Blindspot” 10 p.m. NBC — The CIA and FBI butt heads after a hostage crisis goes wrong.

Fargo” 10 p.m. FX — The Gerhardts get an unexpected offer and two surprising murderers try to clean up their mess.

Castle” 10:01 p.m. ABC — A priceless work of art is stolen.


“NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — Abby leaves her lab and becomes a hostage.

“Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris” 10 p.m. NBC — This show is dopey but charming thanks to the host. Reba McEntire will be guest host.

“The Grinder” 8:30 p.m. Fox Stewart and Deb wonder if a new couple is befriending them just to get close to Dean.

“The Flash” 8 p.m. the CW Barry and the team learn Captain Cold has been kidnapped.

“It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” 8 p.m. ABC — Wait, is Linus still in the pumpkin patch?

Marvel’s Agents of Shield” 9 p.m. ABC —Coulson and team share information with Rosalind and search for an Inhuman that kills other Inhumans.

“Being Mary Jane” 9 p.m. BET (third season debut) After Mary Jane’s car accident, the truth about Lisa and David’s relationship comes out

“Scream Queens” 9 p.m. Fox — Chanel makes an unexpected decision in order to remain safe.

NCIS: New Orleans” 9 p.m. CBS — Special Agent Pride teams up with the Australian equivalent after an Australian lieutenant is murdered.

“Bastard Executioner” 10 p.m. FX — An innocent man is condemned to death.

“Chicago Fire” 10 p.m. NBC —Boden’s job is on the line pending an internal investigation.

“Public Morals” 10 p.m. TNT (season finale) — The west-side war comes to a head.


“Rosewood” 8 p.m. Fox — Former Atlantan Nicole Ari Parker guest stars.

“The Middle” 8 p.m. ABC — Mike seems more distant and quiet as usual.

“The Mysteries of Laura” 8 p.m. NBC — The wife of a media baron is driven off the road.

“Criminal Minds” 9 p.m. CBS — Restaurant workers are murdered in Las Vegas.

“Empire” 9 p.m. Fox — Part-time Atlantan Ne-Yo guests.

“Law & Order: SVU” 9 p.m. NBC — Rollins’ family gets entangled in a rape case.

“Black-ish” 9:31 p.m. ABC — Dre agrees to go to church on Sunday.

“American Horror Story” 10 p.m. FX — Alex is pushed to her breaking point.

“Nashville” 10 p.m. ABC — Rayna pushes back on Layla’s romantic relationship with Jeff.


“Bones” 8 p.m. Fox — Betty White guest stars.

“The Vampire Diaries” 8 p.m. the CW — A flashback to 1863.

“Heroes Reborn” 8 p.m. NBC — Masi Oka’s Hiro returns from the original series.

“The Blacklist” 9 p.m. NBC — Red and Liz try to clear Liz’s name.

“Project Runway” 9 p.m. Lifetime — The designers land in Los Angeles to create red-carpet looks.

“Scandal” 9 p.m. ABC — Olivia needs backup to handle the latest crisis.

“Sleepy Hollow” 9 p.m. Fox — Abbie and Jenny work together when Sleepy Hollow’s children are preyed upon by a monster.

“How To Get Away With Murder” 10 p.m. ABC — Asher has more questions than answers when it comes to working with Annalise.


“Hemlock Grove” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (third season) — This drama’s third and final season.

“The Amazing Race” 8 a.m. CBS — The race continues in Zimbabwe.

“Truth Be Told” 8:30 p.m. NBC — Mitch tries to negotiate a car deal for Russell.

“Dr. Ken” 8:31 p.m. ABC — Ken meets Allison’s ex, now a well-regarded doctor.

“Hawaii Five-O” 9 p.m. CBS — Five-0 interrogates members of a stunt biker gang.

“Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank” 9 p.m. Showtime — A profile of the first openly gay congressman.

“Shark Tank” 9 p.m. ABC — The sharks bid over the asking price for one product.

“The Knick” 10 p.m. Cinemax  — Dr. Thackery makes a move to return to the Knick.

“Satisfaction” 10 p.m. USA — Neil and Grace further explore the escorting business.


“Da Vinci’s Demons” 8 p.m. Saturday Starz (third season debut) — This is the first Starz series to last three seasons.

Blunt Talk” 9 p.m. Saturday Starz (season finale) Walter makes an appointment to see an unconventional specialist.

Survivor’s Remorse” 9:30 p.m. Saturday Starz (season finale)  Reggie second-guesses himself about representing Jupiter.

“The Simpsons 8 p.m. Sunday Fox The 26th annual Treehouse of Horror episode.

Oprah’s Master Class 8 p.m. Sunday OWN (fifth season debut) Oprah talks with Ellen DeGeneres

“The Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC Are we due for a big name death?

“Homeland” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime Answers elude Carrie.

“The Leftovers” 9 p.m. HBO An earthquake rocks Miracle in the middle of the night.

“The Good Wife” 9 p.m. CBS Alicia clashes with a bond court judge.

“The Affair” 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Helen makes an innocent mistake that leads to outrageous consequences.

“Quantico” 10:01 p.m. Sunday ABC — The trainees leave campus for the first time for an undercover assignment.

“CSI: Cyber” 10 p.m. Sunday CBS — The team investigates a child-abduction case based on an online myth.

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