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Around the Remote: "Deadwood: The Movie", "The Hot Zone", more

Chuck Barney, East Bay Times on

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DON'T MISS: "Deadwood: The Movie" -- When David Milch's searing Western left the air after three seasons in 2006, it was denied a proper ending. Now, 13 years later, the show's frustrated fans finally get the closure they craved with a film that reunites us with saloon owner Al Swearengen (Ian McShane), sheriff Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant) and others as they gather to celebrate South Dakota's statehood. In the story line, former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds reopened. Returning cast members include Molly Parker, Paula Malcomson, Anna Gunn, Dayton Callie, Robin Weigert, Kim Dickens, Gerald McRaney and more. (8 p.m. Friday, HBO).

Other bets:

SUNDAY: In Season 2 of "Vida," Lyn and Emma begin the daunting task of rebuilding their mother's business in East Los Angeles while navigating financial constraints, competing developers and the growing anti-gentrification movement. (8 p.m., Starz).

SUNDAY: Joe Mantegna and Mary McCormack host the 30th anniversary broadcast of the National Memorial Day Concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Performers include Patti LaBelle, Gavin DeGraw, Alison Krauss, Amber Riley and more. (8 p.m., PBS).

MONDAY: Julianna Margulies returns to television in "The Hot Zone." It's a thriller set in 1989 that follows courageous U.S. scientists and soldiers battling to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. (9 p.m., National Geographic).

TUESDAY: The summer reality sensation "America's Got Talent" returns for a new season with several new faces. Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough join the judges panel, while Terry Crews takes over as the show's host. (8 p.m., NBC).

TUESDAY: The ruthless Cody crime family returns in Season 4 of "Animal Kingdom." As the new episodes begin, Smurf (Ellen Barkin) is back on top and reminding her boys who's boss, no matter whom she hurts in the process. (9 p.m., TNT).

TUESDAY: "Songland" puts a new twist on the talent competition genre. Undiscovered songwriters are challenged to pitch their original creations to recording artists and a panel of music producers in the hopes of creating the next big hit. (10 p.m., NBC).

WEDNESDAY: "The InBetween" is a new drama series starring Harriet Dyer as a woman who has a strange ability to see events that have previously occurred or will happen. This being a TV show, she, of course, helps cops solve crimes. (10 p.m., NBC).

 

THURSDAY: Hoop dreams are on the line in basketball's game of thrones -- the NBA Finals. The two teams that survived the league's brutal playoff grind meet in a best-of-seven series. Mike Breen, along with Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy, call the action. (6 p.m. PT, ABC).

FRIDAY: Created by Ava DuVernay, "When They See Us" is a four-part drama series about the notorious case of five teenagers of color -- labeled the Central Park Five -- who were convicted of a 1989 rape they did not commit. The cast includes Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman and Niecy Nash. (Netflix).

SATURDAY: The captivating series "Dodo Heroes" returns with more stories of animals in need and the people who go to extraordinary lengths to help them. The opener takes viewers to Ireland, where volunteers work to rehabilitate orphaned baby seals. (9 p.m., Animal Planet).

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(Email Chuck Barney at cbarney@bayareanewsgroup.com.)

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