Some good bets around the remote this week.
"CEDAR COVE": Andie MacDowell returns as Judge Olivia Lockhart in season 2. It’s the show that proves that soapy, shady shenanigans can happen even in a quaint little coastal town. 8 p.m., Hallmark Channel.
"DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES": On the latest installment, Guy Fieri samples funky foods from coast to coast, starting with a visit to Monterey and a second-generation Italian eatery. 10 p.m., Food Network.
"KIDS' CHOICE SPORTS 2014": Hosted by Michael Strahan, this inaugural awards show is for anyone who’s got game. It’s expected to be one big, slimy celebration. 8 p.m., Nickelodeon.
LOS ANGELES — Even though Rupert Murdoch’s $76 billion bid for rival media giant Time Warner Inc. has been rejected, that doesn’t mean how you watch TV shows and movies will stop changing any time soon.
"SEPARATE AND UNEQUAL": A new installment of “Frontline” looks at the effort by some residents in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to form a new and better school district — one that would be mostly affluent and white. 10 p.m. PBS.
"24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY": Word has it that “lives will be lost” in the finale of “24: Live Another Day.” As the clock ticks down, Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) faces a grave decision while trying to prevent a terror plot of massive proportions. 9 p.m., Fox.
“MASTERS OF SEX” — They say that work and sex aren’t supposed to mix, but in season 2 of this sizzling drama, research pioneers Bill Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) take their mostly academic partnership out of the lab and into the bedroom. Naturally, things heat …
"THE DIVIDE": In the new drama, a caseworker (Marin Ireland) tries to halt the execution of a man she believes was wrongly convicted of murdering a Philadelphia family. This ticks off the district attorney. 9 p.m., WE tv.
Around the remote: A few good bets on TV this week.
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“THE NORMAL HEART” — An A-list cast, including Mark Ruffalo and Julia Roberts, shine in this powerful adaptation of Larry Kramer’s incendiary play about the early days of the AIDS crisis. Directed by Ryan Murphy (“Glee”), the film takes an unflinching look at America’s sexual politics as gay…
Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon, left, admires a pair of sunglasses worn by talk show host Johnny Carson during taping of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Wednesday night, Dec. 17, 1986, Burbank, Calif. McMahon was in California to have surgery, and gave Carson the sunglasses. M…
Richard Pryor holds a chicken while speaking with Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show" at the NBC studio in Burbank, Calif., Oct. 9, 1986. (AP Photo/Tweed)