Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s picks for Aug. 14-20
Sun., Aug. 14, 2016
DON’T MISS: Summer Olympics, Week 2 – Haven’t had your fill of Bob Costas just yet? The competition in Rio de Janeiro continues with more drama, more patriotic fervor and, yes, many more commercials. The week’s prime-time schedule kicks off with track and field finals, including the marquee men’s 100-meter race. Also, more women’s gymnastics, diving and beach volleyball. 7 p.m. Sunday, NBC.
SUNDAY: In the new drama series “Chesapeake Shores,” a high-powered career woman (Meghan Ory) returns to her hometown, where she comes face-to-face with her past, including her high school sweetheart (Jesse Metcalfe), her headstrong father (Treat Williams) and her esteemed grandmother (Diane Ladd). 9 p.m., Hallmark.
SUNDAY: The summer’s most mesmerizing new drama, “The Night Of,” continues as prosecutor Helen Weiss (Jeannie Berlin) prepares for trial. Meanwhile, on Riker’s Island, the alliance between Naz (Riz Ahmed) and Freddy (Michael Kenneth Williams) grows stronger. 9 p.m., HBO.
MONDAY: On “The Fosters,” Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) and Jesus (Jake T. Austin) compete in a robotics tournament. But when Mariana gets too competitive under the stress, Lena (Sherri Saum) grows alarmed. 8 p.m., Freeform.
MONDAY: Brace yourself for more tantrums and tears, and some occasional music, as “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” returns for its third season. Joining the cast is Jamaican producer and rapper Safaree Samuels. 8 p.m., VH1.
TUESDAY: Didn’t make it to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics? You can at least get a feel for some of country’s rich and diverse culinary experiences in the opening episode of the new series “Driven By Food.” Andrew Zimmern is our guide. 9 p.m., Travel Channel.
WEDNESDAY: The laughs just keep coming on “Another Period.” Tonight, Lillian (Natasha Leggero) mourns her mother’s death by drinking too much and Dodo (Paget Brewster) challenges Chair (Christina Hendricks) to a duel. 10 p.m., Comedy Central.
WEDNESDAY: The hacker hit “Mr. Robot” continues as Elliott (Rami Malek) actually tries to make nice with the hallucinatory title character (Christian Slater). Something tells us that won’t work out well. 10 p.m., USA.
THURSDAY: “Big Brother” is for wimps. On Season 2 of “60 Days In,” eight innocent civilians posing as inmates enter an Indiana jail and attempt to adapt to their scary new surroundings. 9 p.m., A&E.
FRIDAY: It’s quite also right to watch “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” as Guy delves into real-deal diners and classic comfort food. Please, just don’t lick the TV screen. 9 p.m., Food Network.
SATURDAY: “Make It Pop” returns with a special that finds the MacKendrick Prep and XO-IQ band members spending their summer as the house band at an exclusive resort hotel. But tempers flare when the resort manager tries to steer them in a new musical direction. 8 p.m., Nickelodeon.
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