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TV Notes: HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’ roars into third season

SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2012

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“BOARDWALK EMPIRE” – The Roaring ’20s are just getting under way as this Emmy-nominated gangster drama launches its third season, and the newly married Nucky (Steve Buscemi) is doing his best to put all the recent turmoil behind him (RIP, Jimmy Darmody). But trouble lurks in the form of Gyp Rosetti (Bobby Cannavale), a New York bootlegger with a violent temper and a score to settle. 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO.

Other bets

SUNDAY: Say farewell to pot-peddling soccer mom Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker). After eight seasons of highs and lows, the stoner comedy “Weeds” goes up in smoke with its series finale. 10 p.m., Showtime.

MONDAY: Season 8 of “Bones” begins three months after Brennan (Emily Deschanel), an accused killer, went on the run from the FBI. As she hides out, Booth (David Boreanaz) tries to prove she was framed. The opener is followed by the debut of “The Mob Doctor.” 8 p.m., Fox.

MONDAY: The “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” is a three-hour special jam-packed with country hits. Among the performers: Jason Aldean, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Scotty McCreery, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and more. 8 p.m., ABC.

MONDAY: “Revolution,” the latest murky mystery from J.J. Abrams, takes us 15 years into the future when all the planet’s power has been inexplicably sapped and humans lead a nightmarish life without cellphones and iPads. 10 p.m., NBC.

TUESDAY: “Death and the Civil War” is a compelling documentary from Ric Burns (Ken’s brother) that examines how the war’s death toll – estimated at 750,000 – affected the nation’s psyche and brought about changes in the way we care for the deceased. 7 p.m., KSPS; 8 p.m., KCDT.

WEDNESDAY: Let the back-stabbing begin. “Survivor: Philippines” gets under way with a couple of notable names in the cast: Former baseball star Jeff Kent and actress Lisa Whelchel (“The Facts of Life”). 8 p.m., CBS.

THURSDAY: The “SNL Primetime Election Special” is back to lend a bit of hilarity to the presidential campaign. Included: Some of the most memorable political-themed bits from the sketch comedy series. 8 p.m., NBC.

THURSDAY: The final season of “The Office” begins with the arrival of two new employees (Clark Duke, Jake Lacy) who remind the staff of younger versions of Jim and Dwight (John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson). 9 p.m., NBC.

FRIDAY: Eva Longoria and George Lopez return to host the “2012 ALMA Awards,” a celebration of Latino achievements in entertainment. Presenters include America Ferrera, Michael Pena, Nicole Richie and Wilmer Valderrama. 8 p.m., NBC.

SATURDAY: “Last Hours in Suburbia” is a TV movie that finds a teen girl (Kelcie Stranahan) trying to prove that she’s innocent of causing a car accident that killed her best friend. Trouble is, she has no memory of the fatal crash. 8 p.m., Lifetime.

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