‘Mars,’ ‘Good Behavior,’ David Blaine, ‘American Horror Story’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week.


Mars: Ron Howard’s exploration into the colonization of Mars is half scripted miniseries, half documentary. And bonus! For those of you who went to highschool with me, our pal Jonathan Silberberg is an executive producer. Series premiere. 8 p.m., NGC

Mars: The Secret Science: Apparently, The Science Channel has decided to piggyback on this Mars hype and do their own series about the effort to colonize the red planet. Series premiere. 8 p.m., Science

Jane the Virgin: No particular reason. I just wanted to remind you that it’s a really charming, heartfelt series and that you should be watching. 8 p.m., The CW


David Blaine: Beyond Magic: David Blaine is back to freak out you and a bunch of celebrities. 9 p.m., ABC

Good Behavior: Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary from Downton Abbey) stars in this new drama about a con artist who tries to go straight. Two-hour series premiere. 8 p.m., TBS

Shooter: Ryan Phillippe is a talented sniper who is recruited to protect the President from assassination and finds himself in the middle of a conspiracy. Series premiere. 9 p.m., USA

Billy on the Street: BILLY IS BACK TO SCREAM IN YOUR FACE. Season premiere. 9:30 p.m., TruTV


American Horror Story: A remarkably coherent season comes to an end with the trial of Lee. Season finale. 9 p.m., FX

You’re the Worst: Will Gretchen and Shitty Jimmy break up? One hour season finale. 9:00, FXX

Nova: An examination into fossil fuels. I AM NOT GOING TO SAY ANYTHING POLITICAL BUT I AM THINKING IT. 8 p.m., PBS


How to Get Away with Murder: We finally learn who is under that sheet in the fall finale. 9 p.m., ABC

Grey’s Anatomy: Victims of a building collapse pour into the hospital in the fall finale. 7 p.m., ABC

Dog Day Afternoon: This Al Pacino, John Cazale classic is more poignant today than ever. 8 p.m., HBO Signature East


The Grand Tour: Jeremy Clarkson’s new car show finally premieres to my teenage son’s great excitement. Amazon

Hawaii Five-o: The Five-0 investigate JFK’s assassination. LOL, OK OK. 8 p.m., CBS

The Manchurian Candidate: You need to watch this brilliant classic conspiracy thriller RIGHT NOW if you’ve never seen it. BUT I MEAN IT.  7 p.m., Retro


Saturday Night Live: Kristen Wiig and xx. 10:30 p.m., NBC

Harry Potter marathon: Because we all need a little magic and hope that evil can be defeated right about now. 6 a.m., Freeform

Zombies in America: I don’t know if this is scripted or if it is some reality nonsense or if it is scripted reality nonsense, but it’s about reports of zombie sightings in America. Do with it what you will. Series premiere. 9 p.m., Destination America


The Affair: The depressing sexytimes show is back. Season premiere. 9 p.m., Showtime

The 2016 American Music Awards: Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah host. Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Twenty One Pilots, Green Day and Sting will appear.  7 p.m., ABC

The Librarians: The librarians take on the Egyptian God Chaos. Welcome to TrumpWorld, everyone! Season premiere. 7 p.m., TNT

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