November 18, 2018

Today’s Best Bets


Ghost Adventures

TRAVEL | 9:00 pm
This new four-part Halloween-friendly miniseries follows Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley as they travel to a particularly treacherous nautical region of the Pacific Northwest that has earned the nickname "Graveyard of the Pacific" for the thousands of shipwrecks here. In the opener, "Astoria Underground," the crew begins its investigation into the tragic history of this region in Astoria, Ore., exploring the port city’s infamous Shanghai tunnels and learning how the works of H.P. Lovecraft figure into this lore. […]

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Madam Secretary

CBS | 10:00 pm
Real-life former U.S. secretaries of state Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright and Gen. Colin Powell guest star as themselves in the Season 5 premiere, "E Pluribus Unum," which opens in the aftermath of a terrorist attack on the White House. As a manhunt for the assailants brings the nation’s capital to a standstill, Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) scrambles frantically to keep a critical nuclear disarmament deal from falling apart. Accordingly, she turns to some predecessors for their advice. Linda Lavin and Christine Ebersole also guest star. […]

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Shark Tank

ABC | 10:00 pm
The Emmy-winning business-oriented reality show caps what its producers call "a decade of dreams" as it returns for its milestone 10th season, which sees the addition of three new guest Sharks: NBA legend Charles Barkley, RSE Ventures CEO Matt Higgins and Jamie Siminoff, who appeared on this show as an entrepreneur back in 2013. Products pitched in tonight’s season premiere include a device designed to protect packages from thieves and a kid-friendly non-permanent adhesive. […]

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Alaska: The Last Frontier

DISCOVERY | 9:00 pm
Bolstered by his family’s perseverance and fierce commitment, Yule Kilcher’s homestead legacy has stood against the harsh assaults of the Alaskan wilderness for more than 80 years, although the past winter months brought unexpectedly brutal conditions, with accompanying damage to the property. As this hit series returns for Season 8, the arrival of spring offers an opportunity for the Kilchers to explore new Alaskan terrain that might provide new and different game to restock their depleted stores. […]

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Game Night

HBO | 8:15 pm
John Francis Daley ("Bones") co-directed this pitch-black comedy about some friends whose regular game night goes off the rails when one in their group gets kidnapped by apparent burglars. Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams star as a hyper-competitive married couple going through a rough patch; the first-rate ensemble also includes Kyle Chandler, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Michael C. Hall and Lamorne Morris. The movie was both a critical and commercial hit, earning back three times its production budget. […]

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