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Sun., June 18, 2017

DON’T MISS: “Fargo” season finale – We’ve witnessed an Emmy-worthy, dual-role performance by Ewan McGregor, along with all the delirious mayhem and unfathomable “pinheadery” we can handle. Now, Season 3 of the riveting snow-capped crime saga comes to an end as Gloria follows the money, Nikki plays a game and Emmit learns a lesson about progress from the despicable Varga. Do we want the latter to receive some brutal comeuppance? You betcha. 10 p.m. Wednesday, FX.

Other bets

SUNDAY: “America’s War on Drugs” is an eight-hour, four-night series that explores how the secret alliances of drug traffickers and covert government operations had unexpected effects on our culture, institutions and politics over the past 50 years. 9 p.m., History Channel.

SUNDAY: The bizarre first season of “American Gods” calls it a wrap. On the eve of war, Mr. Wednesday needs to recruit one more Old God: Ostara, aka Easter, Goddess of the Dawn. Our advice? Just go with it and act like it makes sense. 9 p.m., Starz.

MONDAY: “Real Boy,” the latest offering “Independent Lens,” is the coming-of-age story of a transgender teen boy with dreams of musical stardom. As he navigates his journey, his mother struggles to understand and accept her child’s choice, and provide him with the support he needs. 10 p.m., PBS.

TUESDAY: The addictive family drama “Queen Sugar” returns for its sophomore season with a two-night premiere. Naturally, we expect to see more strains put upon the Bordelon siblings as they struggle to move forward with their lives and strive to honor the legacy of their late father who left behind an 800-acre sugarcane farm. 10 p.m., OWN.

WEDNESDAY: On TV, a ratings hit usually leads to a spin-off. Hence, “Little Big Shots: Forever Young.” It’s just like the original, but with talented senior citizens instead of children. Steve Harvey hosts. 8 p.m., NBC.

THURSDAY: Brace yourself for “Boy Band.” It’s a new talent competition show that, over 10 episodes, sets out to create the next all-male supergroup. Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and Spice Girl Emma Burton serve as mentors. 8 p.m., ABC.

THURSDAY: Adapted from a Stephen King novella, “The Mist” is a 10-episode series that tells the story of a foreboding veil of fog that smothers one small town. It brings a terrifying new reality for its residents, who become “blinded” by fear and have their humanity put to the test. 10 p.m., Spike.

THURSDAY: Retro game shows seem to be all the rage these days, so it’s no surprise that “The Gong Show” is back. Adding to the weirdness: Host Tommy Maitland is a made-up character played by Mike Myers. 10 p.m., ABC.

FRIDAY: Emma and Maggie (Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham) are back for another season of the buddy comedy “Playing House.” And now, the tables are turned as Maggie comes to Emma’s rescue when their friendship faces its biggest challenge yet. 11 p.m., USA.

SATURDAY: As the period drama “Turn: Washington’s Spies” continues its final season, it’s becoming clear that winning our independence from England is no cakewalk. But – spoiler alert – things will turn out OK. 9 p.m., AMC.



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