TV column for Sunday, Aug. 12


TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE:
“Teen Choice 2018,” 8-10 p.m., Fox.

Mostly, teens choose
fun things – action movies, active music, youthful TV shows. Here
are awards in all three fields; Nick Cannon hosts, Internet star Lele
Pons co-hosts and Khalid does a medley.

And the awards? In
TV, the drama nominees are “This Is Us,” “Riverdale,” “The
Fosters,” “Famous in Love” and the music-based “Empire” and
“Star.” The comedy nominees are “The Big Bang Theory,”
“Modern Family,” “Black-ish,” “Fuller House,” “The Good
Place” and “Jane the Virgin.”

TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE
II: Ray Liotta shows, 7:30 p.m., Fox, and 10 p.m., NBC.

First, we hear
Liotta's unnervingly commanding voice on “The Simpsons.” This
rerun has Homer and Marge trying to settle a years-old fight between
Moe and his dad.

Later, there's a new
hour of the taut “Shades of Blue,” with Wozniak (Liotta) trying
to negotiate with the crooked Intelligence Unit. Also, Harlee
(Jennifer Lopez) uncovers a betrayal and Cole scrambles for a way to
be out of Ramsey's reach.

TONIGHT'S
ALTERNATIVE: “Garage Sale Mystery: The Mask Murder,” 9 p.m.,
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

If you and I bid
blindly on the contents of a storage locker, we might get some VHS
tapes, a Twister game and a Scott Baio poster. Jennifer (Lori
Loughlin) finds antiques, including desk masks.

And speaking of
death, there's also a body in one of the lockers, launching her
latest mystery. It's a fairly good one, tying in some other crimes
and, as always, some likable people.

Other choices
include:

“Get Shorty”
(1995), 7:15 a.m., Epix. A marathon begins with the terrific movie
and, at 9 a.m., its so-so sequel (2005). Then the series – a good
one, with Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano -- reruns its first season,
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; the second season follows, with new hours at
9 and 10.

“Murder on the
Orient Express,” 7 p.m., HBO. A day after its HBO debut, here's
another chance to see Kenneth Branagh's crack at Agatha Christies's
best story. As an actor, Branagh is no Hercule Poirot; as a director,
he's made a great-looking film with a top cast, ranging from Judi
Dench to Johnny Depp.

“Fear the Walking
Dead,” 7:50 p.m., AMC. A marathon concludes with this special
(including new footage) that brings us up-to-date. Then the show
returns at 9 p.m., with Morgan (Lennie James) trying to lead he
group, as a storm nears. At 11:04 p.m. (after “Preacher” at
10:04), “Talking Dead” returns.

“Celebrity Family
Feud,” 8 p.m., ABC. One game has the families of star running
backs, past (Emmitt Smith) and present (Craig Robinson). The other
has comedy actors Craig Robinson and Casey Wilson.

“NCIS: Los
Angeles,” 9 p.m., CBS. In a rerun, stolen weapons end up at an
upscale charity event. Now Mosley (Nia Long) gets added to the guest
list, with Sam and Callen as her security detail.

“Claws”
season-finale, 9 p.m., TNT. Weddings rarely go smoothly on TV, so
we're worried about Desna's, tonight: The guy is a sneak, crime
forces are converging ... and a hurricane is on the way.

“Chesapeake
Shores,” 9 p.m., Hallmark. The season's second episode adds new
people, as Bree welcomes an old friend and Mick (Treat Williams), who
has just inherited a sailboat, meets his brother. Also, Nell (Diane
Ladd) tries to save the town's “wishing fountain.”

“Elementary,” 10
p.m., CBS. When a religion professor is murdered, Holmes and Watson
probe a killer connected to the occult.