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This weekend on TV: ‘Twin Peaks’ restarts, but keep your expectations in check

First Published      Last Updated May 19 2017 11:29 am

"Twin Peaks" returns on Sunday (10 p.m., Showtime), and I can't tell you if it's good. I can't tell you what's going on. I can't tell you much of anything.

Showtime and series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost haven't screen any episodes for anybody. They haven't told us what characters the new cast members are playing. And here's all the info we have about the content of the first eight episodes:

Part 1 • My log has a message for you.

Part 2 • The stars turn and a time presents itself.

Part 3 • Call for help.

Part 4 • …brings back some memories.

Part 5 • Case files.

Part 6 • Don't die.

Part 7 • There's a body all right.

Part 8 • Gotta light?

Honestly, my expectations aren't high. I loved the first season of "Twin Peaks" way back in 1990, but Season 2 was a mess. It was clear that Lynch and Frost had no idea what they were doing and no plan.

They've had 26 years to figure it out, and I hope I'm pleasantly surprised by Season 3. We'll see ...

Friday on TV …

• "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (streaming, Netflix): In Season 3 of this crazy comedy, Kimmy (Elle Kemper) goes to college — and has to deal with the fact that she's still (sort of) married to cult leader Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Jon Hamm, "Madmen").

• "Undercover Boss" (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson goes under cover at a cooking class, a culinary institute, a food truck and a soup kitchen. (Season finale)

• "The Toy Box" (7 and 8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Toy inventions include a rocket, a party game, a wooden robot and a plush ladybug that can record messages. (Series finale)

• "First Dates" (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): One dater talks about her insecurities; a medium wants to meet someone who understands his talents; a couple discusses dating after a divorce.

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