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George Takei Brings Authenticity to Season 2 of AMC's The Terror

ALSO: Our Boys, Family Pictures USA, Straight Up Steve Austin, Lodge 49 and more
  • George Takei plays Yamato-san in The Terror: Infamy (AMC)
    George Takei plays Yamato-san in The Terror: Infamy (AMC)
    Primetimer's editors break down what's new and noteworthy on television today.

    If tonight's shows have anything in common, it's the way people connect through unexpected circumstances. From internment camps, to The Middle East, to struggling communities and go-cart recliners, each of these locations is the setting for something unexpected. Here are the highlights.

    SEASON PREMIERE: The Terror returns to blend more real life history with spine-chilling horror in its second season. The Terror: Infamy is set in an internment camp for Japanese Americans during World War II, and follows the community as they search for the truth behind a series of mysterious deaths, all while living through one of the darkest chapters in American history. Star Trek's George Takei, who lived through internment as a child, consulted on the project and plays one of the season's key characters. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on AMC

    SERIES PREMIERE: Based on true events, Our Boys follows the investigation of a series of murders that ignited the war in Gaza. Filmed in Israel, this ten-part mini-series tells the stories of those involved on all sides. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    SERIES PREMIERE: In a time when Americans seems more divided than ever, a series like Family Pictures USA is as an eye-opening reminder of just how much we all have in common, and the experiences and milestones that unite us. Using photo sharing events, family stories, and visits to the communities of North Carolina, Detroit, and South Florida, this PBS series unearths and preserves the stories behind our family photos. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on PBS

    SERIES PREMIERE: If your Mondays need more testosterone, Straight Up Steve Austin just might be the antidote. This interview show has no desk for the host and no couch for the quests, but it does have go-cart recliners, muscle cars, and frank conversations, as when tonight's first guest, Holey Moley's Rob Riggle, discusses helping out at Ground Zero after 9/11. Watch the preview. 11:00 PM ET on USA Network

    ALSO TONIGHT

    • Lodge 49 returns for a second quirky season. Watch the preview.10:00 PM ET on AMC
    • Kids Baking Championship returns for its seventh season 8:00 PM ET on Food Network

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: The Terror, AMC, George Takei