Bradley James stars in "Damien," which premieres tonight. The child from "The Omen" is all grown up into a torn war photographer.

Bradley James stars in "Damien," which premieres tonight. The child from "The Omen" is all grown up into a torn war photographer.

Ben Mark Holzberg

Welcome back, friends, to the place where there's always too much screen time. What to watch, and when.


Damien states its intentions early.

Our old demonic friend Damien Thorn (Bradley James, looking haggard) is all grown up, now a war photographer. 

You know the ride you're in for when he straggles into a church and says, "What did I ever do to you?" Indeed.

The series updates the child we came to know and fear in The Omen (1976, R, 111 mins.). Damien takes a leap of faith -- ignore the holes, nothing to see here, keep it moving -- but it can enthrall with its darkness that's both foreboding and compelling. You know what type of jam this is by the iconography and the camera's long, slow glances. I'd watch for the opening credits alone.

As old family friend Ann Rutledge (Barbara Hershey) says, "It's so exciting to see how much you've grown."

The series premieres tonight at 9 on A&E.

Also on A&E, Bates Motel  returns at tonight at 8 for its fourth season. 

This season promises Norman Bates' descent into madness, what everyone watching has been waiting for

The Voice: It's part 3 of the blind auditions, two hours of it. So far, Christina's kissed a girl; the other judges all tried to be Blake; and Pharrell has worked his mojo to get singers on his team that he didn't even try for. 7 p.m. NBC (KXAS-TV, Ch. 5)

Castle: If you've been pining away for a Firefly reunion, get a taste when Summer Glau shows up as a detective. 9 p.m. ABC (Ch. 8)


The Haves and the Have Nots: Because I want you to see what John Schneider's been up to these days. Also, because this soap opera is everything. 8 p.m. on OWN

Finding Your Roots: The season finale features Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow. 7 p.m. on PBS (KERA-TV, Ch. 13)


American Crime: The second-season finale continues its deep dive into a sexual abuse case and its ramifications on the families involved in a Midwestern town. 9 p.m. ABC (Ch. 8)

The Carmichael Show: Tonight's a two-fer, with the second-season "sneak preview" and a poignant episode from the six-episode first season. 8 and 9 p.m. NBC (KXAS-TV, Ch. 5)


American Idol: Our very own Dalton Rapattoni was the first contestant through to the final eight. Let's see how he does during the two-hour live show Thursday night. 7 p.m. on Fox (Ch. 4)

Scandal: Perhaps absence makes the heart grow fonder. After taking a week off, which I think the viewers needed more than the show, Olivia is back. This time, she's actually working to help out some Secret Service agents who found some trouble. 8 p.m. on ABC (Ch. 8)


Grimm: The 100th episode finds Wesen hunter Nick and his friend, Monroe, in trouble. This time, in Germany. The main lure to this show is there's excitement, usually involving blood, around every corner. 8 p.m. NBC (KXAS-TV, Ch. 5)


The 2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards: Blake Shelton hosts the 29th edition of the awards show. 7 p.m.  on Nickelodeon, TV Land and CMT

Saturday Night Live: Ariana Grande pulls double duty, serving as host and the musical guest for tonight's episode. 10 p.m. on NBC (KXAS-TV, Ch. 5)


Little Big Shots: Steve Harvey is one of the producer and also the host of this new series about prodigies from all over the world. 7 p.m. on NBC (KXAS-TV, Ch. 5)

The Carmichael Show: The network is burning through these episodes, showing two new episodes back to back on Sunday. Up first is "Fallen Heroes," in which Jerrod surprises Maxine gets tickets to a Bill Cosby show. Discussion ensues, with each member of this funny family taking sides. 8 p.m. on NBC (KXAS-TV, Ch. 5)

Once Upon a Time: Always. And forever. 7 p.m. on ABC (Ch. 8)

This week in home entertainment

That didn't take long. Grease: Live! is available Tuesday after premiering on Fox at the end of January. And The Peanuts Movie is yours for the keeping; there's also a special edition that comes with a plush Snoopy.

Other releases include: Community: The Complete Sixth SeasonIn the Heart of the Sea; MacBethUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season One; and Victor Frankenstein.

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