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Around the remote: ‘Black Monday’ makes Showtime debut

Don Cheadle stars in “Black Monday,” which premiers tonight. (Chris Pizzello / AP)
Don Cheadle stars in “Black Monday,” which premiers tonight. (Chris Pizzello / AP)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “Black Monday” – This new, 10-episode dark comedy whisks viewers back to Oct. 19, 1987, and attempts to imagine the cocaine-fueled shenanigans that triggered the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. The story follows a group of outsiders who took on the establishment and ended up wreaking havoc upon the world’s largest financial system. Don Cheadle heads the cast as maverick stockbroker and trading firm boss Maurice “Mo” Monroe. Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall and Paul Scheer also star. (10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime).

Other bets

SUNDAY: The amusing, marijuana-laced “High Maintenance” moves to a new night for its nine-episode third season. The series continues to follow a weed dealer named Guy and his various customers in New York City. (10:30 p.m., HBO).

MONDAY: “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition,” the weird reality competition that makes human lab rats out of semi-famous people, returns for another go-around. Among the houseguests are Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci and Kato Kaelin. (8 p.m., CBS).

TUESDAY: The latest installment of “Frontline” focuses on “Coal’s Deadly Dust.” It examines the rise of an aggressive form of black lung disease plaguing thousands of coal miners across Appalachia and how federal regulators and the industry failed to respond. (9 p.m., KSPS; 10 p.m., KCDT).

WEDNESDAY: When we last left “The Magicians,” the memories of our heroes were wiped and they were living magic-free lives in the boring real world. But that needs to change soon because a seemingly unstoppable monster is on the rampage. (9 p.m., Syfy).

WEDNESDAY: In the new crime drama “Pure,” a Mennonite pastor (Ryan Robbins) seeks to rid drugs and corruption from his community. Unfortunately, he gets drawn into the very drug ring he is fighting. (10 p.m., WGN America).

THURSDAY: When Season 2 of the fantasy-action series “Siren” begins, more mermaids are landing on Bristol Cove’s shores. But are they seeking revenge, or is something catastrophic driving them out of the ocean? (8 p.m., Freeform).

THURSDAY: In the final season of “Broad City,” Ilana starts her own business and learns about her ancestors, while Abbi turns 30 and … tries to pull off a hat. Guest stars include Alan Cumming, Mark Consuelos and Amy Sedaris. (10 p.m., Comedy Central).

THURSDAY: Uh, this should be terrifying: “Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes” is a documentary that uses exclusive audio recordings made on death row to paint a searing portrait of America’s most notorious serial killer. (Netflix).

FRIDAY: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” returns to finish off its fourth and final season. That makes us want to find a dark bunker and curl up into a ball – but not until after we binge the last episodes, of course. (Netflix).

SATURDAY: The puck stops here. Some of the world’s best hockey players take the ice in San Jose, Calif.’s SAP Center for the 64th “NHL All-Star Game.” (5 p.m., NBC).

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