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What to watch on TV for the week of May 14-May 20: Pageants, talking dogs, Ponzi schemes and much more

May 14, 2017 Updated: May 14, 2017 at 2:08 pm
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2017 MISS USA®: The 2017 MISS USA® 2017 airs live Sunday, May 14 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber (Pictured) will crow her successor. Julianne Hough returns as host, and Ashley Graham returns as backstage host. CR: FOX. © 2017 FOX Broadcasting.

Sunday 
“Miss USA Pageant” (7 p.m., Fox) - The 66th annual competition is presented from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Julianne Hough is the host with Ashley Graham reporting backstage. 

“Veep” (8:30 p.m., HBO) - Selina settles on a location for her library; Dan gets a gossip column; Mike helps Selina with her book; and Jonah tries to nail down a big donation. 

Monday 
“Quantico,” (9 p.m., ABC, Season Finale) - In the season two finale, Alex and the team make a last stand against the Collaborators at the Constitutional Convention, where a new amendment to the Constitution threatens every American’s freedom. 

“Scorpion” (9 p.m., CBS, Season Finale) - Three weeks after crash landing on a deserted island, tensions run high for the team when they must battle to overcome their relationship issues in order to be rescued. 

Tuesday 
“Victorian Slum House” (7 p.m., PBS) - When curious upper class visitors are permitted to visit the slums as tourists, the participants realize how precarious their situation truly is. 

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (9 p.m., ABC, Season Finale) - In the season finale, Ghost Rider emerges and Coulson and the team attempt to stop Aida from ending the world. 

Wednesday 
“I Am Heath Ledger” (8 p.m., Spike) - An immense and generous talent who burst upon the Hollywood scene, Heath Ledger quickly rose to the heights of fame before his tragic death. This 90 minute documentary looks at the life and work of the actor and artist. 

“Downward Dog” (8:30 p.m., ABC, Series Premiere) - In the series premiere a lonely dog tries to understand 21st century relationships. You can check out my review of this adorable new series right here.  

Thursday 
“The Blacklist” (8 p.m., NBC, Season Finale) - In the two hour season four finale, Red faces a siege on his criminal organization as he tracks a high end thief who’s enlisted by Mr. Kaplan for a shady assignment. 

“The Amazing Race” (8 p.m., CBS) - The race continues in this two hour episode as the contestants head to Vietnam. Amazingly all three contestants from Colorado are still in the race. Although just barely as Team Fun was almost eliminated last week. 

Friday 

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 

“Unbreakable Jimmy Schmidt” (Netflix, Season Premiere) - The third season of this popular irreverent comedy is available for streaming on Friday. 

“12 Monkeys” (6 p.m., Syfy, Season Premiere) - Season three begins with the birth of the Witness, who has the potential to bring on the end of the world. 

Saturday 
“Twin Peaks” (4 p.m., Showtime 2) - Prep for Showtime’s new “Twin Peaks: The Return” by binge watching the original series. A “Twin Peaks” marathon runs from 4 p.m. Saturday until 7 p.m. Sunday.

“The Wizard of Lies” (6 p.m., HBO) - An adaptation of journalist Diana B. Henriques’ account of financier Bernie Madoff’s orchestration of one of the largest frauds in U.S. history. Stars Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer. 

Gazette media columnist Terry Terrones is a member of the Television Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. You can follow him on Twitter at @terryterrones.

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