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TV highlights: ‘Welcome to Sweden’ and ‘Working the Engels’ premiere on NBC

Bruce Evans (played by Greg Poehler) navigates his girlfriend's homeland of Sweden in the premiere episode of “Welcome to Sweden.” (Benjamin Thuresson/NBC)

The documentary “Kidnapped for Christ” (Showtime at 7:30 p.m.) enters the world of “transformational schools” that specialize in behavior modification for American teenagers whose parents have deemed them troubled, revealing the shocking secrets of the controversial program.

The five remaining chefs use leftovers to create a dish worthy of a Better Homes & Gardens spread on “Hell’s Kitchen” (Fox at 8).

SERIES PREMIERE: The comedy “Welcome to Sweden” (NBC at 9) stars Greg Poehler (Amy’s brother) as Bruce, who agrees to go to Sweden to live with his girlfriend, Emma, but quickly realizes that he has no real clue about what he is getting himself into.

In “The Sixties” (CNN at 9), Smokey Robinson, Dave Clark and Michelle Phillips recall what it was like to make music in the mid-1960s, while Tom Hanks and Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner describe how the Kinks, the Who and many others reinterpreted American music.

On “Rookie Blue” (ABC at 9), 15 Division goes undercover at a bar that is supplying illegal firearms after finding an unregistered gun at a fraternity house.

SERIES PREMIERE: “Working the Engels” (NBC at 9:30) centers on a family that must band together when the father and breadwinner dies, leaving a mountain of debt, and that means working at Dad’s law firm, but there’s one minor problem — daughter Jenna is the only one who is qualified to practice law.

SERIES PREMIERE: “World Food Championships” (FYI at 10) follows talented home cooks and professional chefs from across America as they compete to come up with dishes mouthwateringly creative enough to win their food category.

SERIES PREMIERE: Hosted by comedian Christopher Titus, “Pawnography” (History at 10) features contestants competing against members of the “Pawn Stars” in three fast-paced rounds of trivia to win money and coveted items from a world-famous pawnshop.

Comedian Dana Carvey and actress Hailee Steinfeld stop by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC at 11:35), with Magic! playing musical guest.

Actor Michael Douglas and comedian Paul Morrissey come to the “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), with musical guest Kiesza.

Comedian Roseanne Barr and actor Eric Dane are on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), along with music from Tech N9ne.

Rachel Lubitz



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