TV This Week, March 6 - 12: ‘Downton Abbey’ series finale and more

Michelle Dockery in “Downton Abbey” on KOCE

The final episode of “Downton Abbey” airs on “Masterpiece Theater.” With Michelle Dockery.

(Nick Briggs)


Those not already suffering election-year fatigue might enjoy the historically minded series “Race for the White House” narrated by “House of Cards’” Kevin Spacey. 7 p.m. CNN

The fantasy drama “Once Upon a Time” offers a magical midseason premiere. 8 p.m. ABC

Cousin Matthew returning to reveal he faked his own death three seasons earlier is the thing least likely to happen when “Downton Abbey” wraps up with a two-hour series finale on “Masterpiece Classic.” 9 p.m. KOCE


Caitlyn Jenner’s “I Am Cait” is back for a second season. 9 p.m. E!

A mother tries to right a cyber-wrong perpetrated against her daughter in the TV movie “Break-Up Nightmare.” 9 p.m. Lifetime

Phil’s (Will Forte) astronaut brother (“SNL’s” Jason Sudeikis) is in for a rough landing on the return of “The Last Man on Earth.” 9:30 p.m. Fox

Adoptees and others are desperate to find “Long Lost Family” in this new reality series. 10 p.m. TLC



The mother-and-child reunion is only a motion away on the fourth-season premiere of the creepy drama “Bates Motel.” With Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore. 9 p.m. A&E

Get your motor runnin’ with the new three-part series “James May’s Build a Car in 24 Hours.” 9 p.m. BBC America

The Oscar-winning 2015 documentary “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” looks at the tragedy of so-called honor killings in Pakistan. 9 p.m. HBO

Your hostess should have a little extra spring in her sashay when “RuPaul’s Drag Race” hits the 100-episode mark with the show’s eighth-season premiere. 9 p.m. Logo

The Antichrist has a first name, and it’s “Damien” in this new drama based on the 1976 supernatural thriller “The Omen.” With Bradley James and Barbara Hershey. 10 p.m. A&E


Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow are ready for their close-ups on the season finale of “Finding Your Roots.” 7 p.m. KOCE


Jess (Zooey Deschanel) returns from jury duty just in time for the sitcom “New Girl” to hit the 100-episode mark. 8 p.m. Fox

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” are back in the field in the action drama’s midseason premiere. 9 p.m. ABC

Kids display the darnedest talents in the new Steve Harvey-hosted series “Little Big Shots.” 10 p.m. NBC

Better call Saul, and the prophet Samuel, the shepherd-turned-hero David, and the other Old Testament figures portrayed in the new series “Of Kings and Prophets.” With Ray Winstone. 10 p.m. ABC

“Last Comic Standing” winner Iliza Shlesinger is your hostess with the mostest for the new relationship-based quiz show “Separation Anxiety.” 10 p.m. TBS


It’s fight or flight for the African Americans trying to escape the horrors of slavery in the new period drama “Underground.” With Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Christopher Meloni and Jessica Elise De Gouw. 7 p.m. WGN America; repeats at 8, 9 and 10 p.m.

Supermodels strut their scantily clad stuff on the beaches of St. Barth’s in “The Victoria’s Secret Swim Special.” Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas perform. 9 p.m. CBS


Some who’ve found themselves caught in the tangle of the World Wide Web share their true-life cautionary tales in the new series “The Internet Ruined My Life.” 10 p.m. Syfy


“60 Days In” an Indiana jail should be more than enough time for undercover activists, posing as prisoners, to expose the correctional facility’s failings and fault-lines in this new docu-series. 9 p.m. A&E

See which pint-sized smarty-pants takes home the top prize on the second-season finale of “Child Genius: Battle of the Brightest.” 10 p.m. Lifetime


“Bosch” is back on the beat for a second season. “Deadwood’s” Titus Welliver stars at the titular LAPD detective in this streaming series based on Michael Connelly’s novels. Any time, Amazon

“Arrested Development’s” Will Arnett has matured, kinda-sorta-maybe, in the new Venice-set comedy-drama “Flaked.” With Kirstie Alley. Any time, Netflix

“Jane the Virgin’s” Jenna Ortega plays a tween who’s “Stuck in the Middle” of a rather large family in this new sitcom. 9 p.m. Disney Channel


Who’s a good boy? A former Marine Corps service dog named “Max,” that’s who, in this 2015 drama. With Josh Wiggins, Lauren Graham and Robbie Amell. 7 p.m. HBO

Perhaps disappointed that no one ever gets slimed on “The Voice,” Blake Shelton has taken a side gig as host of Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards.” 8 p.m. Nickelodeon

Loud is not only allowed, it’s encouraged at the “School of Rock” in this new sitcom based on the hit 2003 comedy. 9:30 p.m. Nickelodeon

Fox, the former home of “MADtv,” gets back into the Saturday-night sketch-comedy game with the new series “Party Over Here” co-produced by the Lonely Island. 11 p.m. Fox

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