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Also on Sunday: New ‘Outlander’ Season

The time traveling romance “Outlander” (Starz, 8 p.m.) is back for its third season, with Claire, now pregnant, adjusting to 1940s life in Boston with Frank, while Jamie is at the mercy of the British victors following the Battle of Culloden. Will their love ever be reunited over the centuries? Also back, with a two [...]

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Saturday TV: ‘Con Man’ Comes to Syfy

The web series “Con Man” (Syfy, 10 p.m.) migrates to cable, starring Alan Tudyk portraying a washed-up former sci-fi celebrity who can only revisit his glory days at comic conventions. It’s loosely based on his experiences on “Firefly,” so it also features Nathan Fillion, who was also on “Firefly,” playing a guy who co-starred on [...]

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Friday TV: The Artist Behind ‘Bambi’

Until he died last year at age 106, Tyrus Wong was the oldest living Chinese American artist, whose work in film began in designing the bucolic, evocative scenes of Walt Disney’s “Bambi,” released 75 years ago. As recounted in Pamela Tom’s film tonight on “American Masters” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings), Wong then spent [...]

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Thursday TV: NFL Season Crashes In

There’s no stopping it now: The NFL season starts in earnest with Kansas City at New England (NBC, 8:30 p.m.), preceded by the first “Football Night in America” (NBC, 7:30 p.m.) of the season. In much lesser sports, there are two episodes of “Battle of the Network Stars” (ABC, 8 and 9 p.m.). The first [...]

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Wednesday TV: ‘You’re the Worst’ Returns

Jimmy was rattled enough by his proposal to Gretchen at the end of last season of “You’re the Worst” (FXX, 10 p.m.) to have spent the last three month in oblivion — or in his case a senior trailer park. On the two-episode fourth season premiere, we see how they are each coping, as well [...]

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Tuesday TV: Political ‘Horror Story’

Yes, Election Night unfolded as a horror story for many last November, but it ham-handedly becomes the theme on the seventh  iteration of “American Horror Story: Cult” (FX, 10 p.m.). It rattles the returning Sarah Paulson so much, it triggers her killer clown-phobia (which was kind of in the news last year as well). The [...]

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Monday TV: Reliving It All Again

Now that the Princess Diana documentaries appear to be over, it’s time for all of the annual documentaries about 9/11 — which was 16 years ago a week from today. The three-night “Road to 9/11” (History, 9 p.m.) aims to take a wider view, going back at least in 1990s with the earlier bombing of [...]

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‘Twin Peaks:’ I Am Not Your Finale

A new two hour David Lynch film premieres on cable tonight, and we should welcome it with all of the promise that might bring us. That it is also the two-hour season finale of “Twin Peaks: The Return” (Showtime, 8 p.m.) should not dampen enthusiasm a whit. Sure, there have been many people — alleged [...]

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Also on Sunday: ‘Power’ Shuts Down

There’s a season finale as well on “Power” (Star, 9 p.m.) in which Ghost continues to try to steer clear of his criminal past But there’s a bit of revenge to attend to first. Say what you will about Lifetime Movies, they tend to have pretty good titles. Tonight’s new one is “Psycho Wedding Crasher” [...]

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Saturday TV: College Football Onslaught

The first of the season’s college football Saturdays (largely listed below) is crowned by prime time’s Florida State vs. Alabama (ABC, 8 p.m.) and Louisville vs. Purdue (Fox, 7:30 p.m.). What do other networks to have to play against that? How about two hours of “Candy Crush” (CBS, 8 p.m.) or a rerun of “America’s [...]

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