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Around the remote: ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ makes her return

Rachel Brosnahan accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. (Chris Pizzello / Chris Pizzello/AP)
Rachel Brosnahan accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. (Chris Pizzello / Chris Pizzello/AP)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” – All this 1950s-era dramedy did in its sensational first season was capture eight Emmys, two Golden Globes and a Peabody Award. Now comes the Season 2 encore. After Midge’s (the vivacious Rachel Brosnahan) triumph at the Gaslight, our budding standup comedian appeared to be getting her act – and life – together. Of course, new obstacles will arise, making her climb up the comedy ladder more challenging than ever. (Wednesday, Amazon Prime).

Other bets

SUNDAY: Are you ready to rock out? In “Garth: Live at Notre Dame,” country music superstar Garth Brooks hits the stage for the first-ever concert at the home stadium of the Fighting Irish. (8 p.m., CBS).

SUNDAY: “Nightflyers” is a trippy new drama series based on George R.R. Martin’s novella of the same name. It follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath as they embark on a journey to the edge of the solar system with hopes of making contact with alien life. (10 p.m., Syfy).

MONDAY: Will the new reality series “Unanchored” leave you feeling seasick? It follows eight friends who set sail through the Bahamas on a “life-changing journey filled with wanderlust and self-discovery.” (10 p.m., Bravo).

TUESDAY: In “Legends of the Lost with Megan Fox,” the “Transformers” star travels the globe to re-examine age-old mysteries. The opener has her looking into a bold new theory that powerful female warriors played a role in helping the Vikings become the most feared army of their time. (8 p.m., Travel Channel).

TUESDAY: “Lethal Weapon” offers up a holiday episode called “Bad Santas.” It finds Murtaugh and Cole pursuing a group of diamond thieves dressed up as – you guessed it – Kris Kringle. (9 p.m., Fox).

WEDNESDAY: Break out the cash-filled briefcases. Nearly a decade after “Deal or No Deal” left the air, the high-stakes game show returns with host and executive producer Howie Mandel presiding over all the nail-biting tension. (8 p.m., CNBC).

WEDNESDAY: With immigration debates in the national conversation, “Border Live” arrives. It’s a six-part series that will document the work of law enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border as well as the “real lives, real moments and real stories” of those who live and work along its remote stretches. (9 p.m., Discovery).

THURSDAY: Good grief, we can’t overlook this one: “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” the beloved holiday special that taught us that it’s perfectly OK to bond with a scrawny little tree, returns for another airing. (8 p.m., ABC).

THURSDAY: For its 16th season, “Top Chef” heads to Kentucky, where 15 new contestants will engage in culinary battles that reflect the flavors of the Bluegrass State. The finale, however, will be held in Macau, China. (9 p.m., Bravo).

FRIDAY: Brace yourself for “RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular.” The special has eight fan favorite female impersonators from past seasons of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” competing in holiday-themed challenges. (8 p.m., VH1).

SATURDAY: Expect a few fish jokes as “Aquaman” star Jason Momoa hosts “Saturday Night Live” for the first time. The musical guest is Mumford & Sons. (11:30 p.m., NBC).

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