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7 shows for your radar this week (Aug. 28-Sept. 3)

7 shows for your radar this week (Aug. 28-Sept. 3)

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Oh, dear. The TV situation is dire this week, and the above headline is a lie. There are not "7" shows worthy of your radar this week. Leading into Labor Day weekend, there are so few premieres, this space almost had to appear blank.

I've soldiered through, however, and come up with some shows that at least are new this week, if not necessarily as scintillating as those I usually present.

Think of this as good news, though. You'll have time to trim down your DVR recordings or catch up on those streaming shows you've meant to get to.

"Fashion Police," 7 p.m. Monday on E!

The squad reviews the always entertaining ensembles from Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards.

"POV: Raising Bertie,"10 p.m. Monday on PBS

The documentary series explores the lives of three African-American boys coming of age in rural North Carolina.

"Black Love," 8 p.m. Tuesday on OWN

A new unscripted series from husband and wife filmmakers Codie and Tommy Oliver "highlights love stories from the black community and seeks to answer the burning question, what is the secret to making a marriage work?"

"Little Evil," Friday on Netflix

A movie mixing comedy and horror stars Adam Scott and Evangeline Lilly as parents of a 6-year-old Antichrist. Clancy Brown, Tyler Labine, Donald Faison and Chris D’Elia also star.

"Narcos," Friday on Netflix

Season 3 focuses on the rise of the Cali cartel in Colombia.

"Mighty Trains," 8 p.m. Sunday on Smithsonian

A new series offers a chance to "ride the rails to witness the world's mightiest trains in action," promising "challenging missions, high-speed thrills and cross-country adventures aboard these fast and powerful marvels of design and engineering."

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Gail Pennington is the television critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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