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Around the Remote: Disney takes viewers ‘Under the Sea’ with live ‘Little Mermaid’

Auli'l Cravalho, shown at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards, will star as Ariel in the live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid.” (Jordan Strauss / Associated Press)
Auli'l Cravalho, shown at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards, will star as Ariel in the live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid.” (Jordan Strauss / Associated Press)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “The Wonderful World of Disney Presents: The Little Mermaid Live!”: This should be interesting. Producers hope viewers are ready to go under the sea via a magical adventure that combines footage from the 1989 animated classic with live performances from the film and Broadway musical. Performed in front of a live studio audience, the hybrid production features Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”) as love-struck mermaid Ariel, Queen Latifah as Ursula and reggae musician Shaggy as Sebastian the crab. Will you want to be part of their world? (8 p.m. Tuesday, ABC).

Other bets

SUNDAY: The soapy, angst-ridden drama on “The Affair” mercifully concludes. In the series finale, it’s Whitney’s wedding day, and the Solloways return to Montauk, Long Island, where all the trouble began. (9 p.m., Showtime).

MONDAY: Dafne Keen stars in the fantastical adaptation of Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy “His Dark Materials.” The epic series follows Lyra, a brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. The cast also includes Ruth Wilson, Lin-Manuel Miranda and James McAvoy. (9 p.m., HBO).

TUESDAY: Brothers Rick and Marty Lagina return for another season of “The Curse of Oak Island.” After seismic testing revealed a possible sunken ship buried in the swamp, the team will use sonic core drilling, strategic dives and a historic big dig to find out what could be buried below. (9 p.m., History Channel).

TUESDAY: “Mayans M.C.” wraps up its second season. Will E.Z. and Angel finally get clear-cut answers regarding their mother’s death? The need for justice provokes tough decisions for the Reyes brothers and the club. (10 p.m., FX).

WEDNESDAY: The stress level on “Riverdale” never really subsides. Veronica is caught between Hiram and Hermione’s double trial and grapples with what the future might hold for her very wealthy family. (8 p.m., the CW).

THURSDAY: Put me in, Coach! Craig T. Nelson, who once headlined the sitcom “Coach” (1989-97), is back on the sidelines – this time on “Young Sheldon” as a chauvinistic Little League instructor who balks when Missy wants to try out for the team. (8 p.m., CBS).

THURSDAY: On “Will & Grace,” Will discovers a way to finally get back at Jack for years of relentlessly mocking his hairline. Meanwhile, Grace is determined to prove she’s strong enough to handle the challenges of being a single mother. (9:30 p.m., NBC).

FRIDAY: Can you really make a TV series based on “Green Eggs and Ham”? We’re about to find out. Based on the beloved book by Dr. Seuss, the animated story follows opposites “Guy” and “Sam” as they venture out on a road trip to save an endangered animal from a far-off zoo. The voice cast includes Michael Douglas, Adam Devine and Keegan-Michael Key. (Netflix).

SATURDAY: The early holiday flicks continue with “Radio Christmas.” It follows a disc jockey (Keshia Knight Pulliam) who discovers the true meaning of Christmas while broadcasting from the town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (8 p.m., Lifetime).

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