Best shows on TV this week

Tonight

“Valentine Road” is a documentary that revisits the shocking 2008 murder of Lawrence “Larry” King, a 15-year-old Southern California resident who had begun exploring his gender identity. The film raises issues about the safety of LGBT teens. 9 p.m., HBO.

Tuesday

“Second chances” is the theme as “The Biggest Loser” returns to deal with more weighty issues. Among the contestants: Season 2 “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard and Olympic weightlifter Holley Mangold. 8 p.m., NBC.

Wednesday

“American Horror Story: Coven” is an outlandish scare-fest returns for Round 3 and this time the setting is New Orleans, where Jessica Lange runs a finishing school for witches. She’s an all-powerful spell-caster is trying to fend off multiple adversaries. The cast also includes Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett and Sarah Paulson. 10 p.m., FX.

Stephen Amell — and his highly acclaimed abs — are back for Season 2 of “Arrow.” The saga picks up five months after our hero failed to halt Malcolm Merlyn’s destructive assault on the Glades district. 8 p.m., The CW.

“The Tomorrow People” has Stephen’s cousin, Robbie Amell, starring in a reboot of a British sci-fi series, as a teen who’s part of a secret group possessing supernatural powers. 9 p.m., The CW.

Thursday

“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” is lavish spin off of “Once Upon a Time” that whisks viewers down the rabbit hole to a psychedelic fantasyland. 8 p.m., ABC.

We’re expecting a mix of tears and joyous memories in tonight’s “Glee” episode, a farewell tribute to Finn Hudson, who was played by Cory Monteith, who died of a drug overdose in July. 8 p.m., Fox.

Friday

Jorge Garcia drops in on former “Lost” co-star Daniel Dae Kim during tonight’s edition of “Hawaii Five-0.” He plays a conspiracy theorist who helps the team solve a double murder. 9 p.m., CBS.

Saturday

Bruce Willis joins the fun on “Saturday Night Live,” serving as the show’s host for a second time. Katy Perry is the musical guest. 11:30 p.m., NBC.

Chuck Barney

Contra Costa Times

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