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Around the remote: ‘Feud’ examines a vintage rivalry

Susan Sarandon, left, plays Bette Davis and Jessica Lange portrays Joan Crawford in FX’s limited series, “Feud: Bette and Joan,” premiering Sunday. (KURT ISWARIENKO/FX / Photos by FX)
Susan Sarandon, left, plays Bette Davis and Jessica Lange portrays Joan Crawford in FX’s limited series, “Feud: Bette and Joan,” premiering Sunday. (KURT ISWARIENKO/FX / Photos by FX)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “Feud: Bette and Joan” – You don’t have to be a vintage film buff to enjoy this rollicking new anthology series, but it helps. Over eight lovingly crafted episodes, it recalls the legendary rivalry between Hollywood icons Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) while also exploring the ageism and sexism they endured in the twilight of their careers. The marvelous cast includes Alfred Molina, Stanley Tucci, Judy Davis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates. 10 p.m. Sunday, FX.

Other bets

SUNDAY: What is it with all the time-travel plot lines these days? In the new comedy “Making History,” a nerdy dude (Adam Pally) transports himself back to the 1700s to hang out with his latest crush – Paul Revere’s daughter (Leighton Meester). Funny things apparently happen. 8:30 p.m., Fox.

SUNDAY: Here’s another one: The new drama “Time After Time” has Jack the Ripper (Josh Bowman) stealing a time machine built by H.G. Wells (Freddie Stroma) and taking off to terrorize present-day citizens in New York. Wells, of course, goes after him. But will it be worth our time? 9 p.m., ABC.

MONDAY: “Origins: The Journey of Humankind” is an eight-part series that celebrates the story of how we earthlings came to be so darn civilized. Part 1 looks at the way man harnessed fire. 9 p.m., National Geographic.

TUESDAY: The new limited series “People Icons” is a collaboration between ABC News and People magazine. Hosted by Lara Spencer, it examines different topics and personalities each week. First up: celebrity love stories, including the Obamas, Prince William and Kate, and others. 10 p.m., ABC.

WEDNESDAY: Let the back-stabbing begin. “Survivor” returns for a new season, starting with the – gasp! – 500th episode of the series. Yeah, we can’t believe it either. 8 p.m., CBS.

WEDNESDAY: The valiant struggle for freedom resumes on “Underground” as the emotionally powerful drama series returns for Season 2. Joining the cast is Aisha Hinds as Harriet Tubman, the fabled abolitionist who helped to rescue scores of slaves. 10 p.m., WGN America.

THURSDAY: As “The Catch” launches its second season, Ben is forced to reckon with his criminal past while in jail. Meanwhile, Alice and her team try to come to terms with getting in bed with the bad guys. 10 p.m., ABC.

FRIDAY: This could be fun: “MacGyver” does a crossover episode with “Hawaii Five-0.” It has Mac and the team heading to Oahu to aid in earthquake relief efforts and rescue government scientists trapped in a building. 8 p.m., CBS.

FRIDAY: Sigh. Prepare to say farewell to Mystic Falls as “The Vampire Diaries” ends its eight-season run. Stefan and Damon must fight their greatest enemy in one last battle – and Elena (Nina Dobrev) returns. 9 p.m., The CW.

SATURDAY: WWE superstar John Cena is our host for the “2017 Kids’ Choice Awards,” the show that celebrates kids’ faves from the worlds of TV, film, music and pop culture. Among the performers are Little Mix, Machine Kelly and Camila Cabello and the Chainsmokers. 5 p.m., Nickelodeon.

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Tags: entertainment, TV

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