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TV This Week, March 26-April 1: 'Bones,' Harlots' and more

SUNDAY Where’d everybody go? The strange disappearance of settlers in Colonial-era Virginia is revisited in “Roanoke: A Mystery Carved in Stone” and the follow-up special “Return to Roanoke: Search for the Seven.” 8 and 9 p.m. History Channel Gothic girls: The fact-based 2016 drama “To Walk Invisible:...

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  • A man of many guises, Chuck Barris was often ahead of his time

    A man of many guises, Chuck Barris was often ahead of his time

    Chuck Barris, who died Tuesday at the age of 87, was an American wildflower genius, a creator and producer of game shows, including "The Dating Game" and "The Newlywed Game," and eventually the host of one, "The Gong Show.” He was also a one-hit songwriter — Freddy Cannon took his “Palisades Park”...

  • ‘Shots Fired’ creators want to ‘put a human face’ on the volatile issue of police shootings

    ‘Shots Fired’ creators want to ‘put a human face’ on the volatile issue of police shootings

    In a small North Carolina town, a white mother grieves. Her teenage son, a college student, has been shot and killed in a confrontation with a black sheriff’s deputy. Her tears fall on the suit she is ironing for him to wear in his coffin. Across town, an African American mother grieves. She has...

  • Fox's 'Shots Fired' lumbers through its big issues but is diverting as a cop show

    Fox's 'Shots Fired' lumbers through its big issues but is diverting as a cop show

    Styled an “event series,” Fox’s “Shots Fired” seems to want to get to something big about Who We Are As a People — to engage, like ABC’s “American Crime” or FX’s “American Crime Story,” with big ideas about race and class and justice. (The credits feature an American flag whose stripes are made...

  • Chuck Barris: The man with the dangerous mind returns

    Chuck Barris: The man with the dangerous mind returns

    Chuck Barris, creator of shows like “The Newlywed Game” and popular host of “The Gong Show,” has died. He was 87. As the 2002 biographical film “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” was set to debut, The Times’ Roy Rivenburg sat down with Barris to talk. After two decades of self-imposed exile in southern...

  • Wednesday's TV highlights: 'Empire' on Fox

    Wednesday's TV highlights: 'Empire' on Fox

    SERIES Underground Unbearable complications threaten to break the will to live of both Ernestine and Rosalee (Amirah Vann, Jurnee Smollett-Bell) in this new episode of the pre-Civil War historical drama. 7, 8, 9 and 10:05 p.m. WGN America Blindspot With some help from Nas (Archie Panjabi), Jane...

  • Tuesday's TV highlights: 'Cosplay Melee' on Syfy

    Tuesday's TV highlights: 'Cosplay Melee' on Syfy

    SERIES The Flash Continuing a crossover storyline that started on “Supergirl,” Barry (Grant Gustin) and his team are taken aback when Mon-El and Hank Henshaw (guest stars Chris Wood and David Harewood, respectively) appear on their Earth with Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), who is comatose after...

  • Fox News pulls Judge Napolitano over his Trump wiretap claims

    Fox News pulls Judge Napolitano over his Trump wiretap claims

    Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano is being kept off the air indefinitely amid the controversy over his unverified claims that British intelligence wiretapped Trump Tower at the behest of former President Obama. Fox News did not respond to inquiries about Napolitano’s status...

  • Despite a move to HBO, 'Sesame Street's' mission remains the same

    Despite a move to HBO, 'Sesame Street's' mission remains the same

    Despite what the theme song might suggest, getting to "Sesame Street" is actually pretty simple — just a 20-minute subway ride from Manhattan to Kaufman Astoria studios in Queens. At the nearly century-old facility — also home to “Orange Is the New Black” — cast and crew are filming a scene from...

  • Monday's TV highlights: The CW's "Supergirl" on KTLA

    Monday's TV highlights: The CW's "Supergirl" on KTLA

    SERIES Supergirl Teri Hatcher (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”) guest stars as a new villain whose arrival in National City puts Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) on high alert. Floriana Lima also guest stars in this new episode. 8 p.m. KTLA Dancing With the Stars Olympic gold medalist...

  • 'Sesame Street' to introduce Julia, a muppet with autism, in April

    'Sesame Street' to introduce Julia, a muppet with autism, in April

    She’s the wide-eyed little Muppet with a big smile who has made it to “Sesame Street.” Her name is Julia and she has autism. Julia was first introduced in 2015, playing alongside Elmo and Abby Cadabby, as part of an online-only Digital Storybook story called “Sesame Street and Autism: See the Amazing...

  • Overrated/Underrated: Bill Irwin's quiet strength on 'Legion' and Ed Sheeran's exhausting nice-guy image

    Overrated/Underrated: Bill Irwin's quiet strength on 'Legion' and Ed Sheeran's exhausting nice-guy image

    UNDERRATED Bill Irwin on ‘Legion’: An early contender for one of the most twisted shows on TV this year (or any other, really), Noah Hawley’s nightmarish reinvention of the superhero origin story is inventive with its visuals, sound and casting, which includes this veteran stage performer. Maybe...

  • TV This Week, March 19-25: 'Bates Motel,' 'Shots Fired' and more

    TV This Week, March 19-25: 'Bates Motel,' 'Shots Fired' and more

    SUNDAY The encore special “Robert Osborne’s 20th Anniversary Tribute” is included in a daylong salute to the late film historian and long-serving Turner Classic Movies host. 9 a.m., 5 and 8 p.m. TCM The second season of the docu-series “The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth”...

  • The Sunday Conversation: Carl Weathers goes from pugilism to procedural

    The Sunday Conversation: Carl Weathers goes from pugilism to procedural

    If destiny had gone a different way, actor Carl Weathers might’ve been an NFL star (he played for San Diego State and logged time on the gridiron as an Oakland Raider). Or we might know the “Rocky” star as an R&B sensation. (He performed in bands as a teen and even released a single— a pleading...

  • Friday's TV highlights: 'Last Man Standing' on ABC

    Friday's TV highlights: 'Last Man Standing' on ABC

    SERIES Grimm Nick and Eve (David Giuntoli, Bitsie Tulloch) are transported to strange surroundings by a mysterious force and Capt. Renard (Sasha Roiz) is recruited by Diana (guest star Hannah R. Loyd) to help get them back. Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Bree Turner and Claire...

  • Julie Andrews shows guests to the 'Greenroom'

    Julie Andrews shows guests to the 'Greenroom'

    Julie Andrews has a show on Netflix, “Julie's Greenroom,” a theater-themed show for small fry. Created by Andrews with Emma Walton Hamilton (her daughter and collaborator on the "The Very Fairy Princess" books) and children's TV veteran Judy Rothman-Rofé ("The New Adventures of Madeline"), it has...

  • TV This Week, March 12-18: 'Marvel's Iron Fist,' 'The Bachelor' and more

    TV This Week, March 12-18: 'Marvel's Iron Fist,' 'The Bachelor' and more

    SUNDAY The auto-centric series “Top Gear” gears up for a 24th season. With hosts Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid and guest James McAvoy. 8 p.m. BBC America Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and kompany kick off a 13th season of their reality series “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” 9 p.m. E! A fresh...

  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'MacGyver' on CBS

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'MacGyver' on CBS

    SERIES MacGyver After an earthquake in Hawaii, Mac, Jack and the team join Chin and Kono (Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, in their roles from “Hawaii Five-0,” also a reboot of a TV classic) in an attempt to rescue government scientists trapped in a building in this new crossover episode. 8 p.m. CBS...

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