Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Night 28° Clear
A&E >  TV

Around the remote: ‘The Great American Read’ reaches finale

Meredith Vieira, from left, Eliyannah Yisrael and Jane Root participate in the “The Great American Read” panel during the TCA Summer Press Tour in July. (Richard Shotwell / Richard Shotwell/Associated Press)
Meredith Vieira, from left, Eliyannah Yisrael and Jane Root participate in the “The Great American Read” panel during the TCA Summer Press Tour in July. (Richard Shotwell / Richard Shotwell/Associated Press)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “The Great American Read” – Book lovers, rejoice. For several weeks, this literary-minded series has led us on a fascinating journey through the pages of the nation’s 100 favorite tomes. Now comes the finale, in which host Meredith Vieira at long last reveals America’s best-loved novel, as determined by viewer votes. So what will it be? At last glance, “Charlotte’s Web,” by E.B. White, was at the head of the pack. If that lead holds up, it would really be some pig. (8 p.m. Tuesday, KSPS/KCDT).

Other bets

SUNDAY: “The Lover in the Attic: A True Story” is the bizarre 1930s-era saga of a married woman named Dolly (Molly Burnett) who has an affair with her repairman, Otto (Kevin Fonteyne). She then moves Otto into the attic to be her sex slave and things get weirder – and more violent. (8 p.m., Lifetime).

MONDAY: “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” returns for a new season. After the Legends defeated Mallus and wiped the final anachronism from time, they find themselves in unfamiliar territory with the Time Bureau. All that changes when Constantine informs Sara of a new magical threat that leads the team to Woodstock. (9 p.m., The CW).

TUESDAY: Break out the peanuts and Cracker Jack. It’s time for the World Series. Joe Buck and John Smoltz call the action as the American League and National League champions square off. (5 p.m., Fox).

TUESDAY: “The Guest Book,” an anthology comedy, returns for Season 2 with a new town (Mabel Beach) and a new tourist destination (the Bare Feet Retreat). But as always, the guests arrive with plenty of personal baggage. (10 p.m., TBS).

WEDNESDAY: The 37th season of “Nature” introduces viewers to the planet’s “ultimate cats.” The list covers everything from the famously fast cheetah to the lonesome snow leopard. (7 p.m., KSPS/KCDT).

WEDNESDAY: In a turbo-charged, two-part “SEAL Team” story line that begins tonight and concludes next week, the Bravo Team is in Mumbai to rescue a U.S. Foreign Service officer being held hostage by radicals who attacked the city. (9 p.m., CBS).

WEDNESDAY: The new drama series “Legacies” is a follow-up to “The Originals.” It’s about the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted – including Hope Mikaelson, played by Danielle Rose Russell. (9 p.m., The CW).

THURSDAY: “Deutschland 86,” the sequel to the German series “Deutschland 83,” sends undercover agent Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay) on a dangerous new mission. This one leads him to South Africa, Angola, Libya, Paris, West Berlin and finally back to East Berlin, where he faces an impossible decision. (11:59 p.m., Sundance TV).

FRIDAY: Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men”) stars as the title character in “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” The series imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. (Netflix).

SATURDAY: In the Oscar-nominated film “The Post,” Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep deliver strong performances as Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Katharine Graham. Set in 1971, the movie recalls the newspaper’s attempts to publish the Pentagon Papers. (8 p.m., HBO).

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe to the Spokane7 email newsletter

Get the day’s top entertainment headlines delivered to your inbox every morning.