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5 Best Bets on TV This Week: ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Solves Problems With Violence While Charlotte Rampling Plays a Spy

5 Best Bets on TV This Week: 'Sons of Anarchy' Solves Problems With Violence While Charlotte Rampling Plays a Spy

Sure, Sunday is incredibly overcrowded with high-end TV, including “Homeland,” “The Walking Dead,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “The Good Wife,” “Treme” and “Dexter,” but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

Sons of Anarchy”: Season Finale
Tuesday, December 4 at 10pm on FX

“Sons of Anarchy” wraps up a season of blockbuster ratings with “J’ai Obtenu Cette,” directed and co-written by series creator Kurt Sutter. The episode promises, ambiguously, to look at how Jax (Charlie Hunnam) “strikes a new deal while ridding himself of old problems.” Given that his ex Wendy (Drea de Matteo) and his stepdad Clay (Ron Perlman) are two of those old problems, this process could get a little rough.

“In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye”: Broadcast Premiere
Thursday, December 6 at 9pm on HBO

Following in the steps of “The September Issue,” this HBO documentary from Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (“Inside Deep Throat,” “Party Monster”) celebrates the magazine’s 120th anniversary by looking at some of its most famous images and the people involved in creating them. The film includes interviews with past and present Vogue editors, including Grace Coddington, Polly Allen Mellen, Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele, Camilla Nickerson and, natch, Anna Wintour.

Parks and Recreation”: “Ron and Diane”
Thursday, December 6 at 9:30pm on NBC

In a very entertaining bit of casting, “Parks and Recreation” brings supermodel Christie Brinkley in to play the wife of the continually abused and always maligned Jerry (Jim O’Heir) in this episode, which also sees the return of Megan Mullally as Ron’s (Nick Offerman) second ex-wife, Tammy II.

“Restless”: US Broadcast Premiere
Friday, December 7 at 9pm on Sundance Channel

Sundance Channel’s new UK miniseries airs in two parts, with the second half premiering on December 14th. This spy story flashes between the ’70s, where Ruth (“Downton Abbey” star Michelle Dockery) learns her mother Eva (Charlotte Rampling) has been hiding a secret about her past, and World War II, where a young Eva (Hayley Atwell) is recruited as a spy by a man named Lucas (Rufus Sewell). The series, a BBC coproduction, is based on the novel by William Boyd.

“You Don’t Know Bo”: Broadcast Premiere
Friday, December 7 at 9pm ET/6pm PT on ESPN

The final film in the fall season of ESPN doc series “30 for 30” is a portrait of former pro baseball and football player Bo Jackson, the first athlete to be named an All-Star in two major American sports. The film’s directed by Michael Bonfiglio, producer of “Crude” and “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory.”

Also worth a look: The Paul Scheer-created procedural spoof “NTSF:SD:SUV:” (that’s “National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle”) wraps up its second season of crime-solving spoofing on Adult Swim on Thursday, December 6th at 12:15am (technically Friday morning); Cinemax’s Melissa Leo-led private security action series “Hunted” ends its first season on Friday, December 7th at 10pm.

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