TV tonight: ‘American Horror Story: Cult’ dabbles in politics

TV picks for Tuesday, Sept. 5


“Bachelor in Paradise” (8 p.m., ABC): A new female arrival doubles her odds by liking both sexes; Also, hopeful heartbreakers return to Paradise with their sights set unapologetically on other women’s men; a double-dater bails out to spend more time with the woman he’s serious about; two bachelorettes storm out, cursing the close-knit couples who caused their downfall.

“The Bold Type” (9 p.m., Freeform): Jane gets an eye opening experience when she is tasked with writing a piece about a performance artist/activist who is speaking out about sexual assault. Kat is distracted by thoughts of Adena while trying to throw a memorable NY Fashion Week party for Scarlet. And Sutton gets into an awkward situation with Richard.

“Below Deck” (9 p.m., Bravo): It’s time to batten down the hatches as the sea-faring reality series returns for its fifth season. Captain Lee Rosbach, Kate Chastain (chief stew) and Nico Scholly (senior deckhand) — along with some newcomers — team up again for another Caribbean charter aboard the mega yacht “Valor.”

“American Horror Story: Cult” (10 p.m., FX): The seventh installment of the popular creep-show franchise has a curious jumping-off point: last November’s presidential election. It goes on to track various characters’ responses to the shifting political realities of 2017. Of course, several “AHS” regulars return, including Evan Peters, who plays a scary but charismatic psychopath who incites fear in order to attract followers, and Sarah Paulson, a Donald Trump-hater prone to phobias. As always, expect a wild ride.

“Grave Mysteries” (10 p.m., ID): This new unscripted series revisits homicide cases in which detectives must reconstruct the victim’s final moments using their social media accounts and online history. Whether it be message threads or Facebook posts, detectives must rely on the victim’s digital past to uncover the true killer.

Also on Tuesday:

“America’s Got Talent” (8 p.m., NBC)

“The Fosters” (8 p.m., Freeform)

“WWE SmackDown” (8 p.m., USA)

“Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” (8 p.m., A&E)

“Dance Moms” (8 p.m., Lifetime)

“The Bold Type” (9 p.m., Freeform)

“Game Face” (9 p.m., Syfy)

“Deadliest Catch” (9 p.m., Discovery)

“The Rachel Maddow Show” (9 p.m., MSNBC)

“Inside the NFL: Season preview” (9 p.m., Showtime)

“Somewhere Between” (10 p.m., ABC)

“Being Mary Jane” (10 p.m., BET)

“Manhunt: Unabomber” (10 p.m., Discovery)

“Chopped ” (10 p.m., Food Network)

“House Hunters” (10 p.m., HGTV)

“Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers” (10 p.m., HBO)

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