ONTVtoday: Thursday August 16 – Trial & Error

The Best Shows on TV


Trial & Error

9 p.m. ET on NBC
Though it appears that Lavinia (Kristin Chenoweth) is in the clear, the murder case isn’t over yet in the new episode “A Family Affair.” Strong suspicion falls elsewhere, and Josh (Nicholas D’Agosto) and his team seek information to continue their efforts — with Lavinia still serving as a needed resource. Jayma Mays, Sherri Shepherd and Steven Boyer also star. Another episode follows.

Lennie James


10 Parks That Changed America

9 p.m. ET on PBS, PBS-HD
The middle installment of a “10 … That Changed America” miniseries, this documentary showcases some of the open spaces designed to let people enjoy the natural surroundings — in certain cases, directly in the middle of urban areas. In that respect, it likely won’t come as a surprise that New York’s legendary Central Park is included here. So are Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, San Antonio’s River Walk and Seattle’s Freeway Park and Gas Works Park.


Queen of the South

9 p.m. ET on USA
“El Diablo” — which, as most viewers probably already know, means “the devil” — is the title of a new episode that finds a ruthless and determined Teresa (Alice Braga) plotting a way to wipe out her “professional” rivals in Phoenix. Realizing she may need someone else with a lot of clout to help her implement her plan, she gets into bed — presumably in every sense of the phrase — with an equally ambitious politician. Peter Gadiot also stars.

Lennie James


Nightwatch Nation

10 p.m. ET on A&E – Series Premiere
A&E has scored with reality-TV enthusiasts over the past four years with its “Nightwatch” series, which took fans on an often breathless ride-along with police, fire and emergency rescue personnel in New Orleans and Tampa, Fla., as they made their rounds between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. This new series takes that same format and formula and goes national, expanding to four new cities across the United States — Yonkers, N.Y., Tucson, Ariz., Austin, Texas and Baton Rouge, La. — to follow local heroes at work.



10:03 p.m. ET on HISTORY – Season Finale
In the season finale, “Cold War,” the mentally and physically exhausted survivalists still in the competition are forced to stand up to the unsparing onslaught of winter in Mongolia. With their hunger pains gnawing relentlessly and temperatures plummeting to savage new lows, only one contender eventually will hang tough enough to claim the $500,000 prize.

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