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Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s TV picks for July 17-23

By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “Vice Principals” – And you thought the war for the Iron Throne was vicious. In this madcap new comedy, Danny McBride and Walton Goggins play high school administrators who shift into attack mode when longtime principal (guest star Bill Murray) retires. But their battle for the top spot takes an unexpected twist when an outsider (Kimberly Hebert Gregory) nabs the job. Now the rival lunkheads team up to take her down. Game on. 10:30 p.m., HBO.

Other bets

SUNDAY: Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rhonda Rousey and more star athletes are set to grace the “Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports Awards.” Quarterback Russell Wilson is our host for all the fan-demonium. 8 p.m., Nickelodeon.

SUNDAY: Season 3 of “Power” finds nightclub owner James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) out of the drug game and in a rekindled relationship with Angela (Lea Loren) – the assistant U.S. attorney sworn to bring him down. Oh, this can’t end well. 9 p.m., Starz.

SUNDAY: The stakes are raised in Season 2 of “Ballers” as Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson) takes a risky go-big-or-go-home approach to his fledgling business. Will he score a touchdown or get sacked? 10 p.m., HBO.

MONDAY: On the season finale of the time-traveling drama “12 Monkeys,” Cole and Cassie (Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull) try to find peace living in 1959. But you just know that’s not going happen. 9 p.m., Syfy.

MONDAY: Apparently every body has a story. In the true-crime series “The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead,” viewers are taken inside the work of Pennsylvania coroner Graham Hetrick as he deals with murder cases and complex forensic work. 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery.

TUESDAY: “Containment,” the limited series about a bioengineered viral epidemic in Atlanta comes to a merciful end tonight. Let’s hope someone finally comes up with a cure. 9 p.m., The CW.

WEDNESDAY: The laughs keep coming on the zany historical farce “Another Period.” Tonight, Lillian (Natasha Leggero) is quarantined with the servants when a contagious disease spreads downstairs. 10 p.m., Comedy Central.

THURSDAY: The fourth and final night of the Republican National Convention features the acceptance speech from the presumptive presidential nominee, Donald J. Trump. Live coverage starts at 4:30 p.m. on CSPAN, 6 p.m. on CNN.

FRIDAY: The new animated series “Elena of Avalor” introduces Disney’s first Latina princess (voiced by Aimee Carrero). In the opener, she must rescue her sister from shapeshifting creatures. (7 p.m., Disney Channel).

SATURDAY: Fans of the canceled series “Looking” get some closure with a movie that wraps up the saga about three gay pals in San Francisco. The plot has Patrick (Jonathan Groff) returning to the Bay Area and dealing with unfinished business. 10 p.m., HBO.

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