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Around the remote: Lucious, ‘Empire’ ready to strike back

Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “Empire” – The wickedly entertaining hip-hop soap opera finally returns with the second half of its second season. After losing the company he built, Lucious (Terrence Howard) announces that he will stop at nothing to regain his power, but Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) has her own way of handling things. Meanwhile, the title of the episode has us worried: “Death Will Have His Day.” 9 p.m. Wednesday, Fox.

Other bets

SUNDAY: The wild and weird first season of “Vinyl” continues with a road trip that takes a newly sober Richie (Bobby Cannavale) to Las Vegas. There, he tries to lure Elvis to his label. That’s Presley, not Costello. 9 p.m., HBO.

SUNDAY: “Mr. Selfridge” returns for its fourth and final season. Before it’s over, Harry (Jeremy Piven) will meet Jazz Age icons the Dolly sisters, a pair of scandalous showgirls who will prove to be a drain on his wallet. 9 p.m. KSPS and KCDT.

MONDAY: Epic crossover alert: On “Supergirl,” Kara (Melissa Benoist) gains a new ally when The Flash (Grant Gustin) blazes into National City and helps her put the beat-down on Siobhan, aka Silver Banshee, and Livewire. 8 p.m., CBS.

MONDAY: On the new home-improvement show “Listed Sisters,” identical twins Alana and Lex LeBlanc help clients renovate their dwellings into hot properties so they can sell them for a premium and move to their dream location. 8 p.m., HGTV.

TUESDAY: James Corden brings his wildly popular late-night bit to a wider audience during “The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special.” Our host invites Jennifer Lopez on a new musical ride-along and relives some of his most memorable moments from the past year. 10 p.m., CBS.

WEDNESDAY: Nearly nine years after his ABC sitcom went off the air, George Lopez returns to prime time in a new semi-autobiographical cable comedy. It is aptly titled “Lopez.” 10 p.m., TV Land.

THURSDAY: TV again takes a cue from the big screen with the new drama “Rush Hour.” Inspired by the 1998 action film, it follows a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong detective (Jon Foo) who finds himself in Los Angeles working with an LAPD maverick (Justin Hires). Of course, cultures clash and tempers flare. 10 p.m., CBS.

THURSDAY: The Jennifer Lopez vanity project known as “Shades of Blue” caps off its first season as Harlee scrambles to devise a Plan B after her scheme to turn over Donnie (Michael Esper) and Linklater (Stephen Lang) to the FBI fails. Of course, she continues to look perfect through it all. 10 p.m., NBC.

FRIDAY: “Dead 7” is the boy-band nightmare we’ve all been waiting for. Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys wrote and stars in the campy Western about a ragtag group battling a zombie plague. The cast includes Carter’s bandmates A.J. McLean and Howie Dorough, along with members of ’N Sync, 98 Degrees and O-Town. 8 p.m., Syfy.

SATURDAY: Grace and athleticism make for a dazzling combination at the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships in Boston. The competition includes women’s and men’s single, ice dance and pairs. 9 p.m., NBC.