TV best bets with ‘Master of None’ return, season finales of ‘Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Shark Tank’

Aziz Ansari starts in “Master of None.” CREDIT: Netflix/Barbara Nitke

This was originally posted Sunday, May 7, 2017 by Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Netflix’s popular comedy “Master of None” starring Aziz Ansari is back for a second season this Friday.

And broadcast network shows are starting to finish up their seasons, including CBS’s “Criminal Minds” Wednesday and WGN’s ‘Underground” Wednesday, “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS Thursday and ABC’s “Shark Tank” Friday.

This covers Monday May 8 through Sunday May 14, 2017.

MONDAY

“Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — Former Brave David Ross is in the top five.

“Gotham” 8 p.m. Fox — Some of Gotham’s most unhinged villains band together while the Riddler continues his conquest of the city.

“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” 8 p.m. Bravo — Stevie adjusts to being a new dad.

“The Voice” 8 p.m. NBC — The top 10 perform.

“Superior Donuts” 9 p.m. CBS (first season finale) — The gang discover that Maya has been studying them all year for her dissertation when they find her open laptop unattended.

“Better Call Saul” 10 p.m. AMC — Kim and Jimmy face off with an unforgiving adversary.

“Scorpion” 10 p.m. CBS — The team’s plane crash lands on a remote desert island while en route to Toby and Happy’s honeymoon, leaving them all with little hope for rescue.

“Southern Charm Savannah” 10 p.m. Bravo (new series) — Atlanta native Hannah Pearson is featured on the show.

“Dear Mama” 10 p.m. VH1 — Anthony Anderson and La La Anthony host a celebration in which celebrities honor their mothers.

“Quantico” 10:01 p.m. ABC— A flood of new proposals shines a light on the final stages of the Collaborators’ plan.

TUESDAY

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” 8 p.m. Fox — In this combined episode, the precinct head to the Tri-State Police Officers’ annual Cop-Con.

“The Voice” 8 p.m. NBC — Live results.

“Victorian Slum House” 8 p.m. GPB  — A dire economic depression is heightened by the arrival of Irish migrants seeking work.

“NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — The stress of McGee and Delilah’s imminent wedding takes its toll.

“Prison Break” 9 p.m. Fox — As Michael, Lincoln and the remaining Ogygia gang try to escape Yemen, they find themselves racing though the desert from a vengeful Cyclops.

“Fresh Off the Boat” 9 p.m. ABC —Eddie graduates from middle school; Jessica sets her sights on a new private school for Evan and explores the idea of moving the family to a new upscale neighborhood.

“The Americans10 p.m. FX — Paige’s snooping leads Philip and Elizabeth to make a choice that could shift the balance of their lives forever.

“Chicago Fire10 p.m. NBC — Cruz finds himself in a bad spot when an off-duty incident begins to unravel.

“NCIS: New Orleans10 p.m. CBS — Pride is spotted tracking one of Mayor Hamilton’s accomplices.

WEDNESDAY

“Blindspot” 8 p.m. NBC — The team finally crack a member of Sandstorm, which leads to a huge breakthrough in uncovering Phase Two of Sandstorm’s plan.

“Shots Fired” 8 p.m. Fox — A potential murder weapon surfaces in the Joey Campbell case, which escalates pressure on Preston and Ashe to find out who is behind Joey’s death.

“Law & Order: SVU” 9 p.m. NBC — The squad investigate a charismatic spiritual healer after a client claims he incapacitated her and assaulted her while using hypnosis.

“Modern Family” 9 p.m. ABC — A desire for time alone sends Mitch and Jay on separate retreats to the same resort.

“Criminal Minds” 9 p.m. CBS (12th season finale) — Derek Morgan returns and brings the BAU a lead in a case against serial killer and escaped convict Mr. Scratch.

“Empire” 9 p.m. Fox — The Lyons fear that the Dubois family is to blame for their latest family crisis.

“Black-ish” 9:30 p.m. ABC (third season finale) — Dre throws Bow’s baby shower and wants it to be unforgettable.

“Designated Survivor” 10 p.m. ABC — President Kirkman’s first international summit is derailed when journalist Abe Leonard publishes an explosive article.

“Underground” 10 p.m. WGN (second season finale) — Third season is still up in the air.

“Fargo” 10 p.m. FX — Emmit and Sy try to figure out what they’ve gotten themselves into; Nikki and Ray track down some collateral; and Gloria learns more about Maurice.

THURSDAY

“The Big Bang Theory” 8 p.m. CBS (10th season finale) — Sheldon’s former admirer, Dr. Ramona Nowitzki, turns up while Amy is visiting Princeton, and the gang is extremely concerned.

“Grey’s Anatomy” 8 p.m. ABC — The doctors encounter a difficult case involving a dangerous patient.

“American Race” 8 p.m. TNT (new series) — Charles Barkley looks at race.

“Chicago Med” 9 p.m. NBC (second season finale) — The new doctor arrives and sparks a competition with Dr. Rhodes.

“Scandal” 9:01 p.m. ABC — President Fitz considers his legacy.

“Mom” 9:01 p.m. CBS (fourth season finale) —Bonnie gets into trouble with the IRS.

“60 Days In Atlanta” 9 p.m. A&E (third season finale) — The season comes to a close with the remaining volunteers leaving the prison.

“The Catch” 10 p.m. ABC (second season finale) — Alice and Ben are forced to face their pasts..

“Lip Sync Battle” 10 p.m. Spike TV — Bellamy Young vs. Matt McGorry.

“Soundtracks” 10 p.m. CNN — Music related to Hurricane Katrina.

“Inside the FBI” 10 p.m. USA —The cyber division takes down a Russian national.

FRIDAY

“Master of None3:01 a.m. Netflix (second season debut)  After traveling abroad, Dev (Aziz Ansari) returns to New York to take on challenges in his personal and family life, a new career opportunity, and a complex, developing relationship with someone very meaningful to him.

“I Love Dick” 3:01 a.m. Amazon (second season debut) — Adapted from Chris Kraus’ 1997 cult classic, combining feminist art criticism, memoir, and epistolary novel, I Love Dick is a bold new series from the team that brought you Transparent. Chris (Kathryn Hahn) is a frustrated New York filmmaker who finds herself marooned in Marfa, Texas, where her academic husband, Sylvère (Griffin Dunne), has a writing residency. Amid the dusty silence, art snobs, and tumbleweeds, she meets renowned scholar Dick (Kevin Bacon).

“The Toy Box8 p.m. ABC — Inventions include a candy press; a doll with curly hair; and a simple game with a nostalgic feel.

“Undercover Boss8 p.m. CBS John Carona, founder and CEO of Associa, works undercover to meet the employees who keep his condo and HOA management company’s foundation strong.

“Hawaii Five-O9 p.m. CBS (seventh season finale) McGarrett gets a tip that someone is plotting a terrorist attack on Oahu.

“Shark Tank9 p.m. ABC (eighth season finale) — A male model is brought into the Tank to demonstrate how a franchised art studio works.

WEEKEND

“Saturday Night Live”11:29 p.m. Saturday NBC — Melissa McCarthy hosts. Sean Spicer will be watching, right?

“NCIS: Los Angeles” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS (eighth season finale) — Sam goes rogue from the NCIS team in an attempt to stop Tahir Khaled from targeting his family again.

“Miss USA 2017” 8 p.m. Sunday Fox — Julianne Hough is the host.

“Once Upon a Time” 8 p.m. Sunday ABC (sixth season finale) — Emmais slated to face the long-awaited Final Battle.

“Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” 9 p.m. Sunday CNN — Bourdain visits Laos and experiences its enchanting scenery, distinctive aromas and exceptional food.

“The Leftovers” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Matt heads to Australia to bring Kevin home when he’s convinced he should be in Miracle for the seventh anniversary of the Departure.

“Elementary” 10 p.m. Sunday CBS — Holmes and Watson investigate a murder that puts them in the crosshairs of one of New York City’s deadliest gangs.

“Into the Badlands” 10 p.m. Sunday AMC — Sunny relies on an unlikely person to help him defeat a common foe.

“Shades of Blue” 10 p.m. Sunday NBC — Harlee and Wozniak lead the crew on a dangerous mission to steal Bianchi’s secret ledger and take down the mobster once and for all.

“United Shades of America” 10 p.m. Sunday CNN — W. Kamau Bell heads to the Dakotas to shed light on the indigenous people mistakenly called Native Americans.

“Silicon Valley” 10 p.m. Sunday HBO —Jared worries about Richard when he reaches out to an unlikely ally.

“Veep” 10:30 p.m. Sunday HBO — Selina settles on a location for her library.

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