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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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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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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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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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My Cat From Hell

ANIMAL | 8:00 pm
In "My Pup From Hell," Jackson tries to forge a connection with Sydney, a Bengal who is demonstrating how "overjoyed" he is to be welcoming a new stepmother — oh, and a new pitbull stepbrother as well — into the household by spraying every piece of furniture in the home. Another segment features a hyper cat named Stella, whose high-energy manner inadvertently poses a threat to a toddler in the home. […]

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Criminal Confessions

OXYGEN | 8:00 pm
From Executive Producer Dick Wolf (Law & Order) comes a new season of the show that gives viewers an inside look at actual police interrogations around the country with detectives who will stop at nothing until they find justice. […]

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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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The Cool Kids

FOX | 8:30 pm
Confronted with her 65th birthday, Margaret (Vicki Lawrence) is definitely in no mood to celebrate in the new episode "Margaret Turns 65." Her friends Hank, Sid and Charlie (David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan, Martin Mull) are having none of that, however, and they insist on showing her a properly festive time — which means attempting a "young person’s night" at a local club. Predictably, that just leaves them feeling hungover and older than ever before. […]

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Last Man Standing

FOX | 8:00 pm
After avoiding expressing emotion after his dad died, Mike finally has the heart-to-heart with Bud that he never had while he was alive; Kristin proposes a new business venture; Mandy gives Kyle a makeover to fit his new corporate job. […]