Best bets this week on TV

Tonight

“50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus” is a documentary that tells the amazing story of a valiant couple who traveled to Nazi Germany in 1939 to save 50 Jewish children. 9 p.m., HBO.

Tuesday

Ready or not, here comes “Ready for Love.” It’s a new dating show that’s produced by Eva Longoria and has three bachelors searching for mates with a relationship expert. 9:01 p.m., NBC.

Wednesday

“Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Awakening” is the latest offering from “Nova.” It’s a four-part series that takes viewers on an journey from the Earth’s origins to the emergence of the world we know today. 9 p.m., PBS.

More country folk with long beards show up in “Deep South Paranormal,” a new series that follows a fun-loving bayou-based team that investigates swamp apparitions and haunted plantation houses to Southern voodoo legends. 10 p.m., Syfy.

Thursday

“The Moment” is an new reality series that gives people a second chance to experience their dream jobs. First up: A wannabe photographer interviews for a post at “Sports Illustrated.” 10 p.m., USA.

Friday

The new, eight-part drama series, “Da Vinci’s Demons” springs from the mind of writer David S. Goyer (“Dark Knight Trilogy”). It’s a rollicking “historical fantasy” that chronicles the life of Leonardo da Vinci (Tom Riley) during his turbulent youth in Florence. 10 p.m., Starz.

Saturday

Louis C.K. takes the stage for his latest stand-up special, “Louis C.K.: Oh My God.” The show has him cracking wise on, among other subjects, the food chain, divorce, strange anecdotes, murder and mortality. 10 p.m., HBO.

Chuck Barney

Contra Costa Times

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