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Around the remote: CBS brings Picard out of retirement

Patrick Stewart arrives at the premiere for “Star Trek: Picard” in London on Wednesday. (Joel C. Ryan / Associated Press)
Patrick Stewart arrives at the premiere for “Star Trek: Picard” in London on Wednesday. (Joel C. Ryan / Associated Press)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “Star Trek: Picard” – Patrick Stewart reprises his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, the character he played for seven seasons on “Star Trek: the Next Generation.” In this latest chapter of the “Trek” franchise, it’s the end of the 24th century and, 14 years after his retirement from Starfleet, Picard is living a quiet life on his vineyard in France. But when he is sought out by a mysterious young woman, Dahj (Isa Briones), in need of his help, he soon realizes she may have personal connections to his own past. (Thursday, CBS All Access).

Other bets

SUNDAY: Rob Lowe headlines “9-1-1: Lone Star,” a spinoff of the turbo-charged hit “9-1-1.” He plays Owen Strand, a New York City firefighter who takes on the daunting task of rebuilding a station in Austin, Texas, that has been devastated by tragedy. (7 p.m. PT; 10 p.m. ET, Fox).

SUNDAY: From “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci, “Avenue 5” is a new comedy set 40 years in the future when traveling the solar system is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fantasy but a booming, multibillion-dollar business. Hugh Laurie plays the captain of a luxury cruise ship that encounters technical difficulties. (10 p.m., HBO).

SUNDAY: Larry David is back – playing Larry David – in a new season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” And once again, expect seemingly trivial details of daily life to precipitate a chain of hilarious misfortune. (10:30 p.m., HBO).

MONDAY: On the new competition series “Spy Games,” 10 contestants live together and are each tasked with gathering intel on their fellow players while facing various challenges. Real-life intelligence experts assess their performances (10 p.m., Bravo).

TUESDAY: Season 2 of the drama series “Project Blue Book” takes a look back at where the UFO conspiracy first began and spotlights real cases that ignited the country’s fascination. The episodes are drawn from actual top-secret investigations conducted by the U.S. Air Force between 1952 and ‘69. (10 p.m., History).

THURSDAY: Season 4 of “Station 19” opens with a crossover event. After a car crashes into Joe’s Bar, Andy and Sullivan lead the team of firefighters as they work to rescue their fellow crew members, Grey Sloan doctors and interns and bar patrons before the building crumbles. The story then continues on “Grey’s Anatomy.” (8 & 9 p.m., ABC).

THURSDAY: The new sitcom “Outmatched” follows a blue-collar couple in Atlantic City, New Jersey, struggling to raise four kids – three of whom happen to be certified geniuses. Maggie Lawson and Jason Biggs lead the cast. (8:30 p.m., Fox).

FRIDAY: Are you ready for more “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”? In Part 3 of the series, our bewitching heroine makes it her mission to free her boyfriend Nick from eternal damnation – under the evil eye of Madam Satan – and bring him back into her arms. (Netflix).

FRIDAY: Aidy Bryant’s Annie begins Season 2 of “Shrill” on a high. She has faced her demons head on – her mom, her boss and her troll – and she’s feeling pretty good. But, of course, new problems soon arise. (Hulu).

SATURDAY: The world’s best hockey players put their skills on display in the 65th NHL All-Star Game. The action happens on the ice at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis. (8 p.m., NBC).

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