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Sunday, Sept. 17

69th Primetime Emmy Awards
CBS, 8pm Live

Stephen Colbert hosts the Primetime Emmy Awards, honoring the year’s top achievements in television, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Top nominated shows include NBC’s Saturday Night Live, HBO’s Westworld, Netflix’s Stranger Things, FX’s FEUD: Bette and Joan and HBO’s Veep.

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Verizon IndyCar Series: GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma
NBCSN, 6:30pm Live
The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season comes to a close tonight as the champion is crowned at Sonoma Raceway in California.

The Orville: “Command Performance”
FOX, 8pm
Tonight, catch Part 2 of the special series premiere of FOX’s hourlong comedy from Family Guy creator/star Seth MacFarlane. When Ed (MacFarlane) and Kelly (Adrianne Palicki) are tricked by a hologram of a ship in distress and find themselves prisoners in a replica of their former home, Alara (Halston Sage) must step up in her first command of the Orville and attempt a heroic rescue. Meanwhile, Bortus (Peter Macon) and Klyden (Chad L. Coleman) receive some happy, yet unexpected, news.

The Vietnam War
PBS, 8pm
New Series!
This 10-part documentary event series from directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick chronicles the human tragedy of the Vietnam War, one of the most politically and socially divisive events in American history. The premiere episode, “Déjà Vu,” traces the history of foreign occupation in Vietnam and the origins of conflict. It also reveals how the violent end to French colonialism in Vietnam in the 1950s set the stage for American intervention in the 1960s.

Fear the Walking Dead: “La Serpiente”
AMC, 9pm
After an old friendship is rekindled, a mission is launched to replenish the Ranch’s water supply by seeking the help of another community.

Chesapeake Shores: “All Our Yesterdays”
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Mick receives damaging information about Thomas and considers whether to use it in their town hall debate over the family land trust. Jess plans a special meal to win David over but is fearful to take the next step in their relationship.

The Strain
FX, 10pm
Series Finale!

After four seasons, FX’s action/horror series The Strain comes to a close tonight. Will the Master reign supreme, or will the heroes of humanity have what it takes to save our species?

Vice Principals
HBO, 10:30pm
Season Premiere!
School’s back in session, Vice Principals fans — and revenge is in the lesson plan! Neal Gamby’s back at work following the brazen attempt on his life in the Season 1 finale. In the nine-episode final season, it’s the spring semester at North Jackson High, and Gamby (series co-creator Danny McBride) and his frenemy Lee Russell (Walton Goggins) get further schooled in the fact the only thing harder than gaining power is keeping it.

Monday, Sept. 18

Black Widows
Acorn TV
Season Premiere!
Season 2 of the Scandinavian drama follows three girlfriends who conspire to kill their husbands.

The Commander
Acorn TV
Amanda Burton (Silent Witness) stars as the ambitious Commander Clare Blake, the head of the elite Murder Review Team and the highest-ranking woman officer in New Scotland Yard. Guest stars include Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), James D’Arcy (Broadchurch), Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones’s Diary) and Simon Williams (Upstairs, Downstairs).

Dancing With the Stars
ABC, 8pm Live
Season Premiere!
The new celebrity cast members are dusting off their dancing shoes for tonight’s two-hour live premiere. This season’s lineup includes a “Shark,” a “Pretty Little Liar,” a “Property Brother,” an ’80s pop icon, a WWE Superstar, an NBA champion and many more.

American Ninja Warrior
NBC, 8pm
Season Finale!
The Season 9 winner — and $1 million winner — will be decided in tonight’s episode.

The Vietnam War: “Riding the Tiger”
PBS, 8pm
President Kennedy and his advisers wrestle with how deeply to get involved in South Vietnam. As the increasingly autocratic Diem regime faces a growing communist insurgency and widespread Buddhist protests, a grave political crisis unfolds.

The State: Parts One and Two
National Geographic, 9pm
New Miniseries!
This new four-part drama begins with two hourlong episodes tonight, and concludes with the same tomorrow. It follows the experiences of four British men and women who leave their lives behind to join the extremist ISIS group in Syria. In tonight’s premiere episodes, the new recruits take oaths of allegiance to ISIS, but are soon confronted by the harsh realities of their new lives, which do not match their expectations.

Midnight, Texas: “The Virgin Sacrifice”
NBC, 10pm
Season Finale!
With Fiji (Parisa Fitz-Henley) about to be claimed by the demon who has been tormenting her, Manfred (François Arnaud) leads the Midnighters to take back their home from the evil forces that occupy it. As Bobo (Dylan Bruce) turns his attention to saving Fiji, Olivia (Arielle Kebbel) and Creek (Sarah Ramos) confront the wraiths.

Tuesday, Sept. 19

The Vietnam War: “The River Styx”
PBS, 8pm
With South Vietnam in chaos, Hanoi accelerates the insurgency, sending combat troops to the South. Fearing Saigon’s collapse, President Johnson escalates, authorizing sustained bombing of the North and deploying ground troops in the South.

The Little Couple
TLC, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Bill, Jen, Will and Zoey are back for a new season that sees the Klein-Arnold clan take a European vacation and make the move from Texas to Florida for Jen’s job. The mobile family also heads for Washington, D.C., to host an adoption gala and celebrate Zoey turning 5, then gives the kids their first taste of snow during a ski trip to Vermont for Will’s big day.

The State: Parts Three and Four
National Geographic, 9pm
Miniseries Finale!
The four-hour miniseries concludes with tonight’s two hourlong episodes. Marriage to a foreign fighter proves challenging for Ushna, but she is determined to make it work. Shakira, too, must marry to continue working, but turns down a proposal from Abu Akram, with brutal consequences. Jalal is given a new role by ISIS and witnesses barbaric punishments and mock executions to feed its propaganda machine. With the noose tightening around him, he decides to risk his own safety to help Ibitsam and Narin escape.

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Big Brother
CBS, 8pm
Season Finale!
Find out who will be the last remaining Houseguest and the winner of $500,000 in the Big Brother two-hour Season 19 finale.

FOX, 8pm
Season Finale!
The final three home cooks will each prepare a three-course meal with ingredients of their choosing. After evaluating the final dishes, judges Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi, Aarón Sánchez and guest judge Joe Bastianich will reveal this season’s winner, who will walk away with a MasterChef trophy and a check for $250,000.

America’s Got Talent
NBC, 8pm Live
Season Finale!
The Season 12 winner will be decided tonight.

The Vietnam War: “Resolve”
PBS, 8pm
Defying American airpower, North Vietnamese troops stream down the Ho Chi Minh Trail, while Saigon struggles to pacify the countryside. As an antiwar movement builds at home, GIs discover that this war is nothing like their fathers’ war.

Salvation: “The Plot Against America”
CBS, 10pm
Season Finale!
In the Season 1 finale “The Plot Against America,” Harris (Ian Anthony Dale), Grace (Jennifer Finnigan) and Darius (Santiago Cabrera) must topple the illegitimate government, and Darius makes final plans for the ark.

Are You the One?
MTV, 10pm
Season Premiere!
MTV’s matchmaking competition welcomes actor, host, producer, author, philanthropist and model Terrence J as the series’ new host. This season, he’ll take the contestants to New Orleans, where they will follow their hearts to find their “perfect match” and share in a million-dollar prize.

The Good Place
NBC, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Can Mike Schur’s comedy top its stunning Season 1 finale, where we learned that Eleanor (Kristen Bell) and friends were, in fact, in the Bad Place, not the Good Place? We’ll find out as the comedy begins its sophomore season tonight with a special one-hour episode. The series then moves to its regular Thursday night time slot next week.

Channel Zero: No-End House
Syfy, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Syfy’s second six-hour installment of its anthology series that adapts scary stories from online “creepypasta” stories is inspired by Brian Russell’s tale of Margot (Amy Forsyth), a young woman who visits a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. When she returns home, Margot realizes that everything has changed.

Thursday, Sept. 21

FOX, 8pm
Season Premiere!
When the Scarecrow’s signature MO is used in a series of robberies, Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) fears Jonathan Crane (guest star Charlie Tahan) is still alive and back in Gotham. Meanwhile, the Penguin’s (Robin Lord Taylor) “licensing” of crime in the city backfires during the grand opening of his new Iceberg Lounge.

The Vietnam War: “This Is What We Do”
PBS, 8pm
Enemy body counts and American casualties mount as GIs chase an elusive foe and face deadly ambushes and artillery. While Hanoi lays plans for a massive surprise offensive, the Johnson administration reassures the public that victory is in sight.

NFL Football: L.A. Rams at San Francisco
NFL Network, 8:20pm Live
NFC West foes meet at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., as the L.A. Rams visit the San Francisco 49ers on NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football.

The Orville: “About a Girl”
FOX, 9pm
Tonight, the sci-fi series from creator and star Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted) moves to its regular time slot. The Orville crew is divided between cultures when Bortus (Peter Macon) and Klyden (Chad L. Coleman) debate if their newly born offspring should receive a controversial surgery.

Zoo: “The Barrier”
CBS, 10pm
Season Finale!
In the Season 3 finale “The Barrier,” the team races to stop the hybrids from breaching the barrier wall by shutting down the last beacon that draws them in.

American Beauty Star
Lifetime, 10:30pm
New Series!
Glam reaches a whole new level in Lifetime’s new competition series, hosted and executive produced by international icon Adriana Lima. Twelve hair or makeup mavens compete in a series of beauty challenges each week, from creating high-end editorial looks to the most current glam creations for red carpets and runway shows. Only the contestant who proves they have what it takes to revolutionize what’s to come in beauty will be named the winner.

Friday, Sept. 22

Acorn TV
Season Premiere!
This is the final season of the Canadian show that has been hailed as “one of the best cop dramas ever” (Tribune News Service). In Season 4, partners Nick (Adrian Holmes) and Ben (Jared Keeso) work to avenge the death of Nick’s sister and find themselves pulled into an escalating gang war.

Season Premiere!
Amazon’s Emmy-winning dramedy returns for a fourth season that sees the Pfeffermans embark on an epic spiritual and political journey as they explore their family history. When Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) makes a startling discovery while speaking at a conference in Israel, the rest of the family joins her for an explosive adventure. Adrift in the desert, Maura, Ali (Gaby Hoffmann), Sarah (Amy Landecker), Josh (Jay Duplass) and Shelly (Judith Light) forge their own paths to find love, acceptance and truth far, far from home.

Fuller House
Season Premiere!
Season 3 of the sitcom reboot debuts 30 years to the day of the premiere of the original Full House on ABC back in 1987. The new season will be broken into two parts: The first nine episodes will launch today, with the second nine expected to air in December.

Masters of Illusion: “Of Mice, Men and a Kidd”
The CW, 8pm
Season Finale!
Dean Cain hosts the series as magicians including Michael Grandinetti, Naathan Phan, Billy Kidd, Chris Randall, Tommy Wind, Ed Alonzo and Jonathan Pendragon perform amazing and sometimes hilarious feats of magic.

Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus
Cinemax, 10pm
New Series!
Mike Judge, co-creator of HBO’s hit comedy series Silicon Valley, introduces this animated half-hour series chronicling the tales of some of country music’s most eccentric characters.

Saturday, Sept. 23

Disney XD, 7am
New Series!
After last month’s movie, this animated comedy-adventure series premieres with all-new adventures of Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire Scrooge McDuck, his mischievous triplet grandnephews (Huey, Dewey and Louie), temperamental nephew Donald Duck and the McDuck Manor team. The series boasts an all-star cast including David Tennant, Bobby Moynihan and Beck Bennett, and recurring guest voices including Allison Janney and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The Essentials: “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre”
TCM, 8pm
Humphrey Bogart is Fred C. Dobbs in this 1948 John Huston classic about financially desperate Americans who head to Mexico in search of gold. Huston’s father, Walter, also stars.

College Football: Notre Dame at Michigan State
FOX, 8pm Live

FOX airs this primetime college football matchup in East Lansing, Mich., as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Michigan State Spartans.

Falling for Vermont
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
A bestselling author (Julie Gonzalo) decides to escape the media frenzy, but her plan goes awry when she’s caught in a thunderstorm and crashes her car. When she is found wandering with no memory and no ID, the town doctor, a single dad (Benjamin Ayres), offers up his guest house until her memory returns. But as she blends seamlessly into their family life, she must decide if the life she’s been living is the life she wants.

Oprah’s Master Class
OWN, beginning at 9pm
In back-to-back episodes, music legends Usher and Gladys Knight sit down with Oprah for an intimate conversation.