October 21, 2017

Today’s Best Bets

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

BBCA | 9:00 pm
Following a happy reunion, Dirk, Todd and Farah (Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Jade Eshete) waste no time in diving headfirst into investigating their case — or at least, what Dirk believes is the case, in the new episode "Fans of Wet Circles." After following some bizarre clues, they discover the body in the car that fell out of the tree has a connection to one of Sheriff Hobbs’ (Tyler Labine) cold cases, this one concerning a couple and their son, all of whom are missing. […]

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Iyanla, Fix My Life

OWN | 9:00 pm
In the first of a new three-part episode called "Beyond Repair: Marriage in Crisis," Iyanla welcomes three couples whose marriages are just one step away from a divorce attorney’s door. She doesn’t waste time identifying and tackling their issues head-on, either, whether they spring from serial infidelities, breakdowns in communication or just plain old personal baggage that should have been discarded years ago. […]

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The Walking Dead

AMC | 9:00 pm
If you haven’t gotten your fill yet via this show’s gigantic marathon of past seasons, then congratulations, you qualify as a superfan of "The Walking Dead." As a cherry on your celebratory sundae, sit back and enjoy this week’s third special presentation, "The Journey So Far," which finds cast members reflecting on the epic journey the characters took together during the show’s first six seasons. It also provides a helpful catch-up segment on Season 7, just in case at this point you find it hard to retain anything else. […]

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Life

STARZ | 8:00 pm
A six-member team on the International Space Station intercepts an unmanned space probe returning from Mars bearing a sample of Martian dirt. The crew is elated when one of them is able to revive a dormant cell in the soil that quickly grows into an organism nicknamed Calvin. Unfortunately, Calvin soon displays a vicious personality that puts his human shipmates at severe risk in this 2017 sci-fi horror flick. Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds star. […]

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John Wick: Chapter 2

HBO | 8:00 pm
Keanu Reeves returns as former assassin John Wick in this 2017 sequel, which opens just four days after the action of the previous film. In the sequel, Wick reluctantly comes out of retirement when a previous associate, Santino (Riccardo Scamarcio), calls in a blood oath Wick made to him. To settle accounts, he wants Wick to kill Santino’s sister so he can claim her seat on a council of high-level crime lords. This taut action film earned mostly good reviews and earned more money than the original. […]

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