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Tuesday on TV: ‘House of Cards’ is back on Netflix; ‘Prison Break’ is done

First Published      Last Updated May 30 2017 10:21 am

If you're sick and tired of the scandal-ridden Trump administration, lose yourself in the utterly crazy Underwood adminstration — which returns today as Season 5 of "House of Cards" starts streaming on Netflix.

It isn't easy to compete for fiction to compete with real life, but "House of Cards" does. This is great fun. Great stuff.

• Tonight marks the end of Fox's ill-fated attempt to revive "Prison Break" (8 p.m., Ch. 13) — which required bringing back characters from the dead and a wide variety of utterly ridiculous plot gyrations.

The ratings have not been good, and there are no plans for any additional seasons. Fox execs didn't rule it out complete — never say never — but don't hold your breath.




In tonight's finale, Michael and Lincoln fight to protect Sara and Mike; Michael and the rest of the gang face Poseidon in the ultimate showdown.

Elsewhere on TV ...

• "Downward Dog" (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Nan brings Martin to work with her, and he's not happy with what he learns.

• "America's Got Talent" (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Season 12 begins.

• "Victorian Slum House" (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Social changes of the 1900s; measures are taken to alleviate the plight of the poor.

• "Genius" (7 and 10 p.m., National Geographic Channel): With the outbreak of World War I, Einstein's personal life reaches a breaking point.

• "If Loving You is Wrong" (7 p.m., OWN): Kelly discovers a new way to protect herself from Travis.

• "Animal Kingdom" (7 and 8 p.m., TNT): In the Season 2 premiere, a risky heist misfires and the boys blame Smurf.

• "American Epic" (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): America's diverse cultures contribute to its musical styles; Mississippi John Hurt's blues inspires musicians. (Finale)

• "iZombie" (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): A dungeon master is killed; Blaine's experiment goes awry; Ravi stumbles across some deadly information.

• "Imaginary Mary" (8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Alice sleeps over at Ben's when his kids are in the house.

• "48 Hours: NCIS" (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents NCIS agents reveal their investigations into taking down terrorists, hackers and spies

• "World of Dance" (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Elite dance acts from all ages and dance genres compete in this new show. Jenna Dewan Tatum hosts; Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough and NE-YO are the judges.

• "Pretty Little Liars" (9 p.m., ABC Family): The Liars close ranks tas Detective Furey closes in on uncovering what happened to Archer Dunhill.

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