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Around the remote: New episodes of ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ are almost under our eyes

Elisabeth Moss in “The Handmaid’s Tale.” (George Kraychyk / Hulu)
Elisabeth Moss in “The Handmaid’s Tale.” (George Kraychyk / Hulu)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “The Handmaid’s Tale” – When the Emmy-winning dystopian drama ended last season, Offred, aka June (Elisabeth Moss), was on the verge of escaping from Gilead to Canada. But she shocked many viewers when she instead decided to stay behind to find her daughter Hannah and sent her newborn, Nichole, off with Emily (Alexis Bledel). So now what? As Season 3 begins, June is determined to resist the oppressive regime and strike back against overwhelming odds. Praise be. (Wednesday, Hulu).

Other bets

SUNDAY: Idris Elba returns for another highly anticipated season of “Luther.” And now, a fresh spate of seemingly indiscriminate murders poses a major challenge for our self-destructive London detective. (8 p.m., BBC America).

SUNDAY: As Season 5 of “Fear the Walking Dead” begins, the group’s mission is clear: locate survivors and help make what’s left of the world a slightly better place. Of course, that’s easier said than done. (9 p.m., AMC).

SUNDAY: Zachary Quinto stars in the new horror series “NOS4A2” (pronounced Nosferatu). He plays Manx, a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children and deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – a twisted place of his imagination where every day is Christmas and unhappiness is against the law. (10:05 p.m., AMC).

MONDAY: It’s time to bust a few more moves as “So You Think You Can Dance” returns for its 16th season. As always, we begin with the audition rounds. (9 p.m., Fox).

TUESDAY: Fans of the Jonas Brothers will be all over “Chasing Happiness.” It’s a new documentary that chronicles the journey of the singing siblings from their childhood in New Jersey, through pop superstardom, their stunning breakup and their eventual reunion and upcoming album. (Amazon Prime).

WEDNESDAY: Because country singers just don’t have enough prizes in their trophy cases, there’s the CMT Music Awards. Performers include Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett. (8 p.m., CMT).

WEDNESDAY: Can things get any worse for Zoey Johnson? As Season 2 of “grown-ish” resumes, she’s dealing with the fallout from getting caught cheating on her exam and being cut off financially by her parents. Oh, and she learns that Aaron and Ana have been hooking up. (8 p.m., Freeform).

THURSDAY: To mark the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, Turner Classic Movies is airing 24 hours of World War II films every Thursday in June. Tonight’s titles include 1962’s “The Longest Day” and 1975’s “Overlord.” (5 p.m. PT, TCM).

FRIDAY: “Designated Survivor” is, indeed, a survivor. Kiefer Sutherland’s suspenseful political drama was axed by ABC after two seasons, but now finds new life in the streaming universe. Season 3 drops today. (Netflix).

FRIDAY: It’s back to 28 Barbary Lane as “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City” begins a new chapter. After a 20-year absence, Mary Ann (Laura Linney) returns to San Francisco, where she is drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis) and a new generation of queer young residents. (Netflix).

SATURDAY: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper make beautiful music together in “A Star Is Born.” The Oscar-winning remake tells the tale of a veteran country musician who struggles with alcoholism as his lover’s career soars to new heights. (8 p.m., HBO).

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