TV This Week, Sept. 9-15: ‘The Bad Seed,’ ‘The Miniaturist’ and more

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Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Naomi Campbell and Me Too Movement progenitor Tarana Burke are among the honorees for “Black Girls Rock! 2018.” 8 and 10:30 p.m. BET

When she was bad, she was horrid in a new remake of the 1956 thriller “The Bad Seed.” With Rob Lowe and Mckenna Grace. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty, and meet me tonight in Atlantic City for “The 2019 Miss America Competition.” “Dancing with the Stars’ ” Carrie Ann Inaba hosts. 9 p.m. ABC

A young girl in 17th-century Holland finds herself married to an Amsterdam merchant in a three-part adaptation of Jessie Burton’s best-selling novel “The Miniaturist” on “Masterpiece.” With Anya Taylor-Joy, Alex Hassell and Romola Garai. p.m. KOCE

James Franco, James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal return for a second season of the 1970s-set adult-entertainment industry drama “The Deuce.” 9 p.m. HBO

The Chicago-set dramedy “Shameless” is back for a ninth season. With William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum. 9 p.m. Showtime

The post-apocalyptic drama “The Last Ship” sets sail for its fifth and final season. With Eric Dane, Bridget Regan and Adam Baldwin. 9 p.m. TNT

Pop music’s Ashlee Simpson-Ross and her hubby, Evan Ross, are “Ashlee and Evan” in this new reality series. 10 p.m. E!

Hey, “You.” “Gossip Girl’s” Penn Badgley romances/stalks an aspiring writer (Elizabeth Lail) in this new series based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel. John Stamos and “Pretty Little Liars’ ” Shay Mitchell also star. 10 p.m. Lifetime

No “Kidding.” Jim Carrey plays the beloved star of a children’s TV show in this darkly comic new series from Carey’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” director Michel Gondry. Frank Langella, Catherine Keener and Judy Greer also star. 10 and 10:35 p.m. Showtime


The winner will walk away with a cool million on the 10th-season finale of the obstacle-course competition “American Ninja Warrior.” From Las Vegas. 8 p.m. NBC

A winner is also revealed on the 15th-season finale of “So You Think You Can Dance.” Cat Deeley hosts. 8 p.m. Fox

The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are recalled on a new installment of “Days That Shaped America.” 9 p.m. History Channel

Filmmaker Camilla Magid gets up close and personal with three ex-convicts in South L.A. struggling to rebuild their lives in the poignant 2017 documentary “Land of the Free.” 9 p.m. Starz

Christiane Amanpour sits down with movers and shakers both foreign and domestic in the new nightly series “Amanpour and Company.” 10 and 11 p.m. KOCE; also Tue.-Thu., 11 p.m. and Fri., 11:30 p.m.

Modern-day courting and sparking and the new-fangled devices that enable it are examined in the documentary “Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age.” 10 p.m. HBO

The finale of the docuseries “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” looks at the state of race relations in America in the years since the black teenager’s death. 10 p.m. BET and Paramount


Give a hoot, read a book: “The Great American Read” is back with new episodes and host Meredith Vieira. 8 p.m. KOCE

Some who survived the collapse of the World Trade Center revisit that dark day in 2001 in the new special “9/11: Escape From the Towers.” 9 p.m. History Channel

“Frontline” studies a once-thriving Rust Belt city where the post-recession economic recovery has come up short in the new episode “Left Behind America.” 10 p.m. KOCE


Andrew Ross Sorkin looks back to 2008 when financial markets tanked in the new special “Crisis on Wall Street: The Week That Shook the World.” 7 and 10:06 p.m. CNBC

Three mostly deaf families share their struggles and triumphs in the new special “Born This Way Presents: Deaf Out Loud.” 8 p.m. A&E

Jennifer Lopez and company reveal their winner on the Season 2 finale of the talent competition “World of Dance.” 9 p.m. NBC

Istanbul, not Constantinople, is the final stop for the three-part series “Ancient Invisible Cities.” 9 p.m. KOCE

The end is nigh in “American Horror Story: Apocalypse,” the latest iteration of Ryan Murphy’s campy/creepy anthology series. With Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts, Connie Britton and Jessica Lange. 10 p.m. FX


What’s all this then? “Snatch,” the online series inspired Guy Ritchie’s British crime drama, is back for a second season. With Rupert Grint. Any time, Crackle

The 2017 documentary “The Oslo Diaries” tells of an of-the-books effort by some Israelis and Palestinians to bring peace to the Middle East. 8 p.m. HBO

The telenovela-style drama “Queen of the South” ends its third season, and the action-drama “Shooter” ends its three-season run. Alice Braga stars in the former, Ryan Phillippe in the latter. 9 and 10 p.m. USA


The true-crime genre comes in for further mocking in a second season of the satirical series “American Vandal.” Any time, Netflix

Why the long face? Will Arnett is back as “BoJack Horseman” in new episodes of this animated comedy. Any time, Netflix

Is there life on Mars? There will be once “The First” humans arrive in this futuristic drama series starring Sean Penn and Natascha McElhone. Any time, Hulu

“SNL” alums Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen play a Riverside couple who’ve been married for what feels like “Forever” in this new comedy series. Any time, Amazon

A Connecticut man (Ben Mendelsohn) has the mother of all midlife crises in “Friends With Money” filmmaker Nicole Holofcener’s latest domestic dramedy, “The Land of Steady Habits.” With Edie Falco and Connie Britton. Any time, Netflix

“Norm Macdonald Has a Show,” E-I-E-I-O. The comedian chats up some famous folks in this new talker. Any time, Netflix

A three-film salute to the late Neil Simon kicks off with the 1968 adaptation of the playwright’s hit Broadway comedy “The Odd Couple.” With Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. 5 p.m. Turner Classic Movies

“Thor’s” Chris Hemsworth is tasked with routing the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks in the 2018 action drama “12 Strong.” With Michael Shannon. 7:45 p.m. Cinemax

The new special “Sunday’s Best: Celebrating 40 Years of CBS Sunday Morning” salutes the house that Charles Kuralt built. Jane Pauley hosts. 8 p.m. CBS

Who you gonna call? The Tennessee Wraith Chasers, that’s who, in the new paranormal investigation series “Haunted Live.” 10 p.m. Travel Channel

Hail, Atlantis! Zachary Quinto goes “In Search Of” the fabled lost city in this rebooted series’ first-season finale. 9 p.m. History Channel


The trophies they don’t have time to hand out Sept. 17 will get handed out at the “2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.” 8 p.m. FXX

The Bellas are back in the 2017 musical-comedy sequel “Pitch Perfect 3.” With Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and Hailee Steinfeld. 8 and 11:40 p.m. HBO

Christopher Plummer, not Kevin Spacey, portrays billionaire J. Paul Getty in Ridley Scott’s fact-based 2017 drama “All the Money in the World.” Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg also star. 8 p.m. Starz

Danica McKellar plays an HGTV-type host who reconnects with an ex when she returns to her hometown in the new TV movie “Love in Design.” With Andrew W. Walker. 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel

Cillian Murphy and “50 Shades’ ” Jamie Dornan hunt one of Hitler’s top henchman in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in the fact-based 2016 WWII thriller “Anthropoid.” 9 p.m. Showtime

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