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Around the remote: ‘Dancing With the Stars: Athletes’ hits the ballroom

James Cameron talks about “James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction” during the AMC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in January in Pasadena, California. (Willy Sanjuan / Associated Press)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “Dancing With the Stars: Athletes” – Over the years, sports stars have performed impressively in the ballroom, so why not do a special all-athletes edition? We’re expecting the competitive juices to flow as former standouts such as Tonya Harding and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar do their best to keep up with recent Olympians Adam Rippon, Mirai Nagasu, Chris Mazdzer and Jamie Anderson, among others. They’ll all have to get up to speed quickly because this will be an abbreviated four-week season. (8 p.m. Monday, ABC).

Other bets:

SUNDAY: Another gripping season of “Homeland” comes to a close. Can Carrie and Saul get out of it alive? Our money is on them. (9 p.m., Showtime).

SUNDAY: Forget the royal wedding. As “Good Witch” returns for Season 4, Sam is busy trying to find the perfect, spell-binding engagement ring for Cassie. (9 p.m., Hallmark Channel).

MONDAY: The documentary “For Our Lives: Parkland” follows student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., through the aftermath of the mass shooting that claimed the lives of their friends, classmates and teachers. (10 p.m., Freeform).

MONDAY: On the Season 6 premiere of “Elementary,” Holmes confronts a medical diagnosis that threatens both his career and sobriety. Also, he’s hired by a reformed party girl heiress to find her missing partner in a years-old sex tape that just leaked online. (10 p.m., CBS).

MONDAY: “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction” is a six-part documentary series that has the filmmaker exploring the evolution of sci-fi from its origins as a small cult genre to the blockbuster phenomenon it is today. Included: Interviews with Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Sigourney Weaver and more. (10 p.m., AMC).

TUESDAY: The latest installment of “Frontline” examines the humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and looks at how the federal response, Wall Street and years of neglect have left the island struggling to survive. (9 p.m., KSPS; 10 p.m. KCDT).

WEDNESDAY: Season 3 of “Colony” begins six months after the Bowmans escaped from the Los Angeles bloc in the wake of an alien invasion. Now, Will and Katie struggle to rebuild their family in the world beyond the walls. Good luck with that. (10 p.m., USA).

THURSDAY: There’s drama brewing on “The Big Bang Theory.” When Sheldon learns that his mother won’t attend his wedding unless he invites his brother, Georgie, he and Leonard travel to Texas to end a family feud. (8 p.m., CBS).

FRIDAY: Cultural appropriation. Sex and gender norms. Fake news. Salty grits. The acclaimed satire “Dear White People” returns to cover all this and more. (Netflix).

SATURDAY: Crank up the volume on your TV and bust some moves in your living room. Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe are the honored artists at the “2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.” (8 p.m., HBO).