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Thursday 23

Godzilla vs. King Kong (TCM 6pm) Giant monsters rule! TCM celebrates the recent release of Kong: Skull Island (be sure and stick around after the credits) with a double-feature of 1954’s Japanese-language Gojira (6pm) and 1933’s King Kong (8pm).

Friday 24

An American Girl Story—Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance (Amazon streaming anytime) Chinese-American gal Ivy must choose between celebrating Chinese New Year and going to her best friend Julie’s gymnastic tournament. As if that weren’t cruel enough, it’s 1976 and everyone is wearing bellbottoms.

“Ingobernable” (Netflix streaming anytime) Kate del Castillo (“La Reina del Sur”) stars as a politically and personally troubled First Lady in Netflix’s second drama series out of Mexico.

“Tangled: The Series” (Disney 8:30pm) Wonder what happened to Rapunzel, her hair and that Prince guy after 2010’s Tangled? Wonder no more. Voice actors Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi are back. (But the 3D computer animation is not.)

Saturday 25

American Jihad (Showtime 7pm) Producer Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) and director Allison Ellwood (Gibney’s longtime editor) take a look at good old, homegrown, American terrorism, its causes and its possible solutions.

“The Making of Planet Earth II” (BBC America 8:11pm) The BBC wraps up its newest run of nature porn with another jaw-dropping look behind the scenes to see how filmmakers got their shots.

Sunday 26

Barbie: Video Game Hero (Nickelodeon 10am) Barbie goes full-on Tron in an attempt to seem contemporary.

“Roanoke: A Mystery Carved in Stone” (History 6pm) Sorry, History. “American Horror Story” already solved this last season. Serial killer ghosts.

“To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters” (KNME-5 8pm) Charlotte, Emily and Anne—the 19th century answer to the Kardashians—finally get their own stint on “Masterpiece.”

Monday 27

“Hip Hop Squares” (VH1 7:30pm) It’s the ’90s all over again as Kid ’N Play battle Naughty By Nature for the center square.

Tuesday 28

“Bones: The Final Chapter” (KRQEDT2 8pm) FOX’s increasingly preposterous crime-solving forensic investigator show finally gives up the ghost with a series-ending finale.

“Jungletown” (Viceland 8pm) In the depths of the Panamanian jungle, an American entrepreneur and hundreds of young people attempt to build the “world’s most sustainable” modern town.

“Rebel” (BET 8pm) This extended pilot kicks off BET’s newest drama about African American police officers and the “unique and conflicted relationships” they face on the job. John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood) co-writes, executive produces and directs.

Wednesday 29

“Imaginary Mary” (KOAT-7 7:30pm) A fiercely independent career woman (Jenna Elfman) falls for a guy with three kids—and finds herself visited by her imaginary childhood friend (voiced by Rachel Dratch).

“Duck Dynasty: End of an Era” (A&E 7pm) Apparently America has had its fill of duck call-manufacturing rednecks. Be sure to stop by Walmart and pick up some deeply discounted “Duck Dynasty” beer Koozies to celebrate this series finale.

“Nobodies” (TV Land 8pm) Melissa McCarthy and her husband, actor Ben Falcone, executive-produce this new sitcom about three struggling actors trying to make it in Hollywood.
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