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TV picks for Aug. 22: ‘The Story of the Royals,’ ‘Mr. Mercedes,’ ‘Jeopardy!’

August 21, 2018

Game of thrones

The Story of the Royals explores the history of the English monarchy with a whos who of royal observers, including Minnesota-raised journalist Rebecca Jarvis. The four-hour documentary, coproduced by People magazine, will conclude Thursday.

8 p.m., KSTP, Ch. 5

Fit for a King

Stephen Kings dominance over pop culture continues with the second season of Mr. Mercedes, one of the more captivating TV adaptations of the authors work. Give Brendan Gleeson much of the credit for making this series work. Hes terrific as a retired detective who just cant seem to put his most haunting case to bed. Jack Huston joins the cast.

9 p.m., DirecTV/ATT

AQ

Now you can play Jeopardy! whenever you want and were not talking about blowing the dust off the cover of your box set. Hulu has picked up repeats of the most popular quiz show of all time with specially curated collections that revolve around College Championships and Kids Week. Superfans can indulge in watching the rise and fall of host Alex Trebeks mustache.

Now streaming on Hulu

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