Reasons to Watch: Rush Hour, Aaron Paul's cult, and a boy band zombie western

Empire, Archer, and *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys in a zombie western. It's a damn fine week for television.

click to enlarge Backstreet's back. Nick Carter stars in the boy band revival zombie western Dead 7. - Raymond Liu/The Asylum/Syfy
Raymond Liu/The Asylum/Syfy
Backstreet's back. Nick Carter stars in the boy band revival zombie western Dead 7.

Rush Hour's TV-reboot is finally here. Archer and Trailer Park Boys return. Cookies and season three of Empire is back again. Nick Carter and A.J. McLean act in Syfy's brand spanking new 90s boy band zombie western series. Aaron Paul returns after his Breaking Bad hiatus to star in a new mystical thriller about a cult. Finally, Morgan Freeman – the man who always plays God – tells God's story this Sunday. It's a damn fine week this week in television. Don't miss out. 

Monday
Trailer Park Boys Load up on cheap booze, roll a fat doobie, and Netflix and chill out with Nova Scotia’s finest trailer trash and petty serial criminals Julian, Ricky and Bubbles as they return with more dopey half-baked schemes and a little help from Snoop Dogg in the tenth season of this cult comedy mockumentary. Premieres Mon., Mar. 28 on Netflix. 

Tuesday
Deadliest Catch Rookie skippers test their skills behind the captain’s wheel in the 12th season of this intense docuseries following the life-risking, storm-conquering, wave-crushing crab fishermen working in one of the worlds’ deadliest occupations. Airs Tues., Mar. 29 at 9 p.m. on Discovery.

Late Late Show’s Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special Early sleepers and show fans can catch the best of Late Late Show host James Corden’s hilarious Carpool Karaokes as well as some brand new numbers featuring Jennifer Lopez during a primetime slot special. Airs Tues., Mar. 29 at 10 p.m. on CBS.

Wednesday

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Chuck Hodes/FOX
Reasons to Watch: Rush Hour, Aaron Paul's cult, and a boy band zombie western
Empire Luscious, Cookie and the whole Lyon family empire return with vengeance and power in this hip-hop production musical drama with special appearances from Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Naomi Campbell, Rosie O’Donnell and more. Season three premieres Wed., Mar. 30 at 9 p.m. on Fox. 

Lopez Stand-up comedian and actor George Lopez stars in a new comedy series back by a star-studded array of the executive producers behind Sillicon Valley, King of the Hill, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Arrested Development and more. Series premiere Wed., Mar. 30 at 10 p.m. on TVLand.

The Path A family deals struggles with personal values while at the center a controversial cult movement in this mystery-packed thriller about romance and mysticism starring Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul. Premieres Wed., Mar. 30 on Hulu. 
Thursday
Archer FX’s animated comedy and spy spoof Archer returns with his band of highly skilled and extremely distracted former spy agency turned private eye agency team members. Season seven premieres on Thurs., Mar. 31 at 10 p.m. on FX.

Rush Hour TV reboot of the Jackie Chan and Chris Rock cop-duo action comedy of the same name which was first released in 1998. Rule-breaking LAPD detective teams up with a rule-following Hong Kong detective to fight Chinese triads with pimp ass martial arts whilst cracking ethnic jokes and stereotypes. Premieres Thurs., Mar. 31 at 10 p.m. on CBS.

Friday 
Banshee The final season of Cinemax's action-crime thriller about an ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff, his partner-in-crime and former lover, and local crime bosses in the corrupt Amish town of Banshee, Pennsylvania. Premieres Fri., Apr. 1 at 10 p.m. on Cinemax. 

The Ranch Ashton Kutcher produces and stars as a failed football star who returns home and joins his brother (played by co-producer Danny Masterson) to run his Colorado-based family ranching business. Available Fri., Apr. 1 on Netflix.  
Dead 7 Backstreet's back. *NSYNC says bye bye bye. Syfy is on a roll with this new Western-style series which pits teenage childhood heartthrobs like Nick Carter and Joey Fatone (along characters with purposefully similar personas) against crazy-ass zombies. Our favorite 90s boy bands are still kicking ass. Zombie ass. Did I mention it was a western? Catch the series premiere Fri., Apr. 1 at 8 p.m. on Syfy. 
Wynnona Earp Syfy's takes on the IDW comic book-based series about Wyatt Earp's modern day gunslinging great-granddaughter as she brings justice upon the paranormal. Series premieres Fri., Apr. 1 at 10 p.m. on Syfy. 

Sunday
The Story of God with Morgan Freeman Celebrate this Easter with the story of God as told by a god himself. Premieres Sun., Apr. 3 at 9 p.m. on National Geographic.  http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/the-story-of-god-with-morgan-freeman/videos/story-of-god-trailer/embed/
Ying Lo writes about television for Creative Loafing. She has a blog or you can find her flunking social media @yinglo. Let her tell you how best to binge watch every Monday.

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