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Around the remote: ‘America’s Got Talent’ makes its return

Heidi Klum, from left, Simon Cowell, Mel B and Howie Mandel, judges in the NBC television series “America’s Got Talent,” poses during the 2018 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day on May 2. (Chris Pizzello / Chris Pizzello/Associated Press)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “America’s Got Talent” – Dust off that Golden Buzzer. Summer’s hottest reality show returns with more incredible show-biz savvy – and over-the-top weirdness. Singers? Magicians? Ventriloquists? Sword swallowers? They’re all welcome here. Judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel return for Season 13, along with host Tyra Banks. (8 p.m. Tuesday, NBC).

Other bets

SUNDAY: Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise host the “National Memorial Day Concert.” The annual tribute to military veterans features performances by Charles Esten (“Nashville”) and Megan Hilty (“Smash”). (7 p.m., KSPS; 8 p.m. KCDT).

SUNDAY: How do you cover a president who has declared you to be “the enemy of the people”? The compelling documentary series “The Fourth Estate” spent a year with journalists at The New York Times, revealing their challenges, triumphs and pitfalls along the way. (7:30 p.m., Showtime).

MONDAY: After her heartbreaking experience with Arie Luyendyk Jr. on “The Bachelor,” a brave Becca Kufrin is ready to test the TV dating waters again as “The Bachelorette” begins anew. Let the hate-tweeting begin. (8 p.m., ABC).

TUESDAY: The hilariously dysfunctional Bluth family returns in Season 5 of “Arrested Development,” which picks up in the aftermath of Cinco de Cuatro. The first half of the season – eight episodes – premieres today, and the remaining eight will launch at a later date. (Netflix).

TUESDAY: “The Chinese Exclusion Act” is a revelatory two-hour documentary that examines the origin, history and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens. (7 p.m., KSPS; 8 p.m. KCDT).

TUESDAY: Back for its second season, “World of Dance” begins its search for the best dance act with Round 1 of “The Qualifiers.” Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough and Ne-Yo are the judges poised to crush their dreams. (10 p.m., NBC).

WEDNESDAY: Ellie Kemper returns as the sunny title character in Season 4 of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Alas, we only get six episodes now and will have to wait for more later this year, so pace yourself. (Netflix).

WEDNESDAY: The new drama “Reverie” follows Mara Kint (Sarah Shahi), a former hostage negotiator and expert on human behavior who is called on to save people who have lost themselves in a highly advanced immersive virtual-reality program. Dennis Haysbert also stars. (10 p.m., NBC).

THURSDAY: Hoop dreams are on the line as pro basketball’s two top teams clash in the NBA Finals. Mike Breen calls the action, along with analysts Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy. (6 p.m., ABC).

FRIDAY: “C.B. Strike” is a seven-episode adaptation of crime novels written by J.K. Rowling (“Harry Potter”) under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger star. (10 p.m., Cinemax).

SATURDAY: Gentlemen (and women), start your power saws. “Renovation Realities: Dale Jr. & Amy” is a new, four-part home makeover series starring NASCAR champ Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife, Amy, who is an accomplished interior designer. (9 p.m., DIY).