TV Gord’s WHAT’S ON for the week of September 16th to 22nd, 2018

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The Emmy Awards are generally a signal that the fall network TV season is beginning, but other than CBC, most networks are easing into the new season with a trickle of new shows. One special event that This Is Us fans will want to check out is the tribute paid to the series by America’s Museum of Radio and Television, the Paley Center. Happy viewing!

All times eastern; PBS time slots may vary on your station.

Sunday

Treasure Quest: Snake Island – 8 to 9pm on Discovery – 3rd Season Premiere

Gone – 9 to 10pm on Bravo – Series Premiere

Chris Noth stars as FBI Agent Frank Novak, who hires a child abduction survivor (Leven Rambin) to work on his special task force on missing persons cases. Danny Pino and Andy Mientus co-star in this series, which is based on Chelsea Cain’s novel, One Kick.

Monday

The 70th Annual Emmy Awards – 8 to 11pm on NBC/CTV

SNL Weekend Update co-anchors Michael Che and Colin Jost host this year’s biggest night in television (which is bumped to Monday this year because of NBC football). The awards show is preceded by red carpet coverage at 7:30. Also, E! has coverage starting at 4:30, as well as an after party at 11pm.

Tuesday

The Great American Read – 8 to 9pm on PBS – 3rd Installment

Still Standing – 8 to 8:30pm on CBC – 4th Season Premiere

22 Minutes – 8:30 to 9pm on CBC – 26th Season Premiere

Wrench’d – 9 to 10pm on Velocity – Series Premiere

This reality series follows Justin Nichols and his crew at the Nichols Paint and Fab auto shop.

Baroness Von Sketch Show – 9 to 9:30pm on CBC – 3rd Season Premiere

Hang Ups – 9:30 to 10pm on CBC – This British version of Lisa Kudrow’s Web Therapy comedy series stars Stephen Mangan as Dr. Richard Pitt, who starts practicing therapy online after his practice collapses.

The Paley Center Salutes This Is Us – 10:01pm to 11pm on NBC

The phenomenon that is This Is Us is featured in this special with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the series, interviews with cast and creators, and a look at what’s coming up in season three.

Tosh.0 – 10 to 10:30pm on Much – 10th Mid-Season Premiere

Wrecked – 10 to 10:30pm on Comedy – 3rd Season Premiere

Sweet Home Sextuplets – 10:03 to 11:06pm on TLC – Series Premiere

This reality series follows the Waldrop family, Courtney, Eric and their three boys, who are in for the shock of their lives when they find out Courtney is pregnant with sextuplets.

Wednesday

The Great Canadian Baking Show – 8 to 9pm on CBC – 2nd Season Premiere

The Amazing Human Body – 8 to 9pm on PBS – Series Premiere

This documentary series begins at the beginning, where a human begins its life with one cell, and over a lifetime, grows to contain 37 trillion cells.

Vanity Fair – 9 to 10pm on CBC – Series Premiere

Olivia Cooke stars as Becky Sharp in this adaptation of the William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel about a woman who crawls from poverty to the heights of English society.

Stan Lee’s Lucky Man – 9 to 10pm on Space – 3rd Season Premiere

I Feel Bad – 10 to 11pm (two episodes) on NBC/Global – Series Preview/Premiere

NBC is giving this new comedy a fighting chance with this double dose following the finale of America’s Got Talent. The sitcom stars Sarayu Blue as Emet, a wife, mother and career woman who “feels bad” (hence the title) whenever she feels she is letting one part of her life down to focus on another. Amy Poehler is one of the executive producers. (NBC repeats these episodes on Friday from 8 to 9pm.)

Below Deck Mediterranean – 10 to 11pm on E! – 3rd Season Premiere

CBC Music First Play Live – 11:30pm to midnight on CBC – 2nd Season Premiere

Thursday

The Investigators with Diana Swain – 7 to 7:30pm on CBC – 3rd Season Premiere

Dragons’ Den – 8 to 9pm on CBC – 13th Season Premiere

The Detectives – 9 to 10pm on CBC – 2nd Season Premiere

Get Shorty – 9 to 10pm on Superchannel Fuse – 2nd Season Premiere

andPOP – 10:30 to 11pm on CHCH – 2nd Season Premiere

Friday

marketplace – 8 to 8:30pm on CBC – 46th Season Premiere

In the Making – 8:30 to 9pm on CBC – Series Premiere

This series profiles musicians and their creative process, kicking off with a look at singer-songwriter Lido Pimienta, who returns to her home country of Colombia to create new music and find some balance in her life.

CBC Docs POV – 9 to 10pm on CBC – 2nd Season Premiere

Art in the Twenty-First Century – 9 to 10pm on PBS – 9th Season Premiere

CBC Arts: Exhibitionists – 11:30pm to midnight on CBC – 2nd Season Premiere

Saturday

W5 – 7 to 8pm on CTV/10pm on CTV Two – 53rd Season Premiere