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6:00AM

Sanford & Son

Matchmaker, Matchmaker

Lamont's Uncle George dies and in his will he gives Lamont $7,000 if he weds and has a child and names it after his uncle and he has a year to do all this. Lamont has decided not to get married any time soon but blinded by dollar signs, Fred sneaks down to a dating service to match Lamont up with an available woman. Lamont catches on to Fred's plan and makes up a plan of his own to intervene.

6:30AM

Sanford & Son

A Little Extra Security

Grady is getting too many Social Security checks in the mail and he is contemplating on whether or not he should be honest about reporting them or not. He finally decides the latter and keeps them, gambling them away in Las Vegas. Aunt Esther hits the ceiling when she learns of the situation and just then a phone call from the Social Security office comes into the Sanford residence.

7:00AM

News One Now (Roland Martin)

20160831

8:00AM

Unsung

Teddy Pendergrass

9:00AM

Unsung

Fat Boys

10:00AM

Unsung

Zapp & Roger

11:00AM

Unsung

Heavy D

12:00PM

Empire

The Devil Quotes Scripture

When Kidd Fo-Fo signs with rival label Creedmore, Lucious wants to hit back at the label. Meanwhile, Detective Walker tells Lucious that he has a lead on a possible eyewitness to the murder case the family is involved in. Anika reveals to Lucious a dangerous secret about Cookie; when Cookie learns of the tip, she schemes to throw Lucious off her trail. At a funeral in Philadelphia, Lucious delivers a heartfelt eulogy and has Gladys Knight sing. Continuing to try and push Jamal’s career, Cookie seeks out Puma, a now-retired songwriter who wrote hits for Empire, appealing to her personal connection with him to ask for a song. Lucious throws an elaborate dinner for Hakeem and new girlfriend Tiana, but when Cookie insists on inviting Jamal and his boyfriend Michael too, Lucious makes a scene. Harry Jackson arrives to deliver Lucious some bitter news about Empire’s star Veronica, while after the party, Hakeem doesn’t go home with Tiana, but another woman. Elsewhere, Detective Walker questions a homeless man who may have witnessed the murder being investigated... by showing him a picture of a famous potential suspect. Late that night, Lucious confronts Jamal at his loft, causing Jamal to vow to Michael that he’ll go after his father’s empire.

1:00PM

Empire

False Imposition

Lucious reveals his prognosis to Anika. With Empire's reputation being threatened by the Creedmore label, he makes poaching their star rapper, Titan, his priority. Meanwhile, Jamal and Michael move into a tiny apartment to begin a new life together. Discovering that the media is lit up over the romance between Hakeem and Tiana, Lucious books them to perform a duet on the Teen Choice Awards nominations show at Leviticus. Seeking to lure Titan over to Empire, Lucious and Anika meet with his managers and get caught up in street violence. Separately, Cookie appeals to Titan's strict Muslim family, who reveal information about the shooting Titan was involved in. The police question Lucious, and Andre lies to provide an alibi for him. When word gets out that Anika approached Titan in jail, Creedmore label head Billy Beretti confronts Lucious. Tension rises between Anika and Cookie about her intervention into the duet between Hakeem and Tiana, and Lucious is forced to side with one of them. Tiana makes a startling discovery about Hakeem that puts their duet in jeopardy. Lucious visits Titan in jail to convince him to join Empire, and later thanks Cookie for her help... but when she seeks validation from Hakeem, his response is surprising.

2:00PM

Empire

Dangerous Bonds

Lucious surprises Anika with an ovation, though he warns her to be cautious about announcing the news. Meanwhile, Jamal spends what money he has to spend a day recording at an impoverished studio. Agent Carter orders Cookie to testify in a seventeen year old criminal case; when she does, she realizes her life is potentially in danger. Hakeem proposes an elaborate music video for his new song that Andre balks at, but Lucious greenlights the project. When Andre asks Cookie if Tiana can appear in Hakeem’s video, Cookie agrees only if she can have something in return. Andre seeks to sabotage Hakeem’s video by posting a scandalous picture online, which throws the shoot into chaos and sends an enraged Hakeem storming off the set. Elsewhere, Jamal’s session is interrupted when a group of thugs rush the studio and threaten to end the session. After Cookie finds a gift on her doorstep, she believes someone from her criminal past has come back to haunt her. Back at the Empire offices, Lucious asks Anika’s father, Dr. Calhoun, to sign a document to help secure Empire’s financial future. Working together to put the video shoot back on track, Cookie advises Tiana, while Lucious must try and convince Hakeem to resume work. Later, Jamal confronts Hakeem, and the brothers come to blows. That evening, Cookie learns that she was mistaken about who left the gift on her doorstep — and that the blood of an innocent man is potentially on her hands.

3:00PM

Empire

Out, Damned Spot

Cookie and the rest of the family are surprised after Lucious makes an announcement about himself and Anika. Later, Cookie vows to Jamal she will aggressively promote his new song, while Michael worries that Jamal’s newfound drive will alienate his boyfriend from him. Privately, Vernon confronts Lucious about Bunkie, causing a rift between Vernon and Andre. When Cookie complains about Anika threatening to drop Empire star Elle Dallas from the label, Lucious asks her to manage the strung out diva. Meanwhile, Vernon goes to lawyer Lamont Harris to arrange a shady deal. Increasingly concerned about Empire’s security, Lucious meets with Malcolm Devreaux, an ex-Navy Seal. Soon after, Lucious takes a meeting with physician Dr. Luther Mason, who has an enticing offer for him. At Leviticus, Cookie schemes to turn Jamal’s song into a hit. Promoting the new single at a radio interview, Jamal dodges the question of his dating status, which upsets an already vulnerable Michael. Meanwhile, an angry Hakeem tries his hand at recording his own new track. Just when Jamal’s fortunes seem to be turning, someone from his past shows up with shocking news that could cripple his career.

4:00PM

Sanford & Son

Whiplash

After getting in an accident with the truck, Fred thinks that he might have whiplash and Fred's friend Bubba convinces him that he can make big money off of the situation. Lamont is against the whole idea but Fred insists on going through with a lawsuit, but first Fred must identify the person the hit him.

4:30PM

Sanford & Son

Sanford and Son and Sister Makes Three

Fred's old girlfriend Juanita stops by for dinner with her daughter, Alice. Lamont falls for Alice and thinks of asking for her hand in marriage. However, Juanita tells Fred that Alice is his daughter and Lamont is wining and dining his sister.

5:00PM

Sanford & Son

Fred & Carol & Fred & Donna

Fred and Donna's on again off again relationship is back on and he invites her to dinner. Later, Fred gets a visit from a saleslady who peaks his interest and he blindly invites her to dinner, forgetting all about Donna. Thanks to Lamont's manipulations, he makes sure Fred has to juggle the dates around, keeping up appearances.

5:30PM

Sanford & Son

Pot Luck

Lamont pays twenty bucks for a commode that he thinks is a valuable antique.

6:00PM

Sanford & Son

Will the Real Fred Sanford Please Do Something

A woman, whom Fred once had a drunken fling with, stops by and becomes convinced that Grady is Fred. Grady is in shock and Lamont is no help trying to convince her otherwise. But Grady has an even bigger problem: The woman decides to hold him to the promise Fred made - marriage.

6:30PM

Sanford & Son

Tyranny, Thy Name Is Grady

After promising Fred that he will keep certain rules alive while he's in St. Louis, Grady tries to keep the house free of Aunt Esther's Bible meetings as well as not allowing Lamont and Rollo to have a party with a couple of fine ladies. In response, Lamont changes all the locks in the house when Grady goes out to a movie, however, Aunt Esther and the members of her Bible meeting become the next interference.

7:00PM

Unsung

Kelly Price

Kelly Price: Seven time Grammy nominated singer who overcame poverty, homelessness, and teen pregnancy to become one of R&B/Soul’s most prolific voices.

8:00PM

Unsung

Sly and the Family Stone

Among the most influential groups in the history of popular music, Sly & The Family Stone fused funk, soul, rock, and r&b to create a sound that resonated well beyond the charts. Led by the brilliant and charismatic Sly Stone, it was a sound that by turns reflected the idealism of the sixties, and the fracturing of those ideals in the decade that followed. The band’s performance at the Woodstock festival in 1969 showed a group at the height of their powers, while suggesting a future of unlimited musical possibilities. But even while crafting great music, the group gradually disintegrated, torn apart by drugs, personality clashes, and the glare of the public spotlight. Sly Stone himself became deeply reclusive, his recordings increasingly sporadic, while refusing to grant interviews for decades. On this ground-breaking episode of ‘Unsung’, Sly Stone emerges to tell that tale, with the help of bandmates and family members – a unique and remarkable musical journey that, after four decades, is still unfolding.

9:00PM

Unsung

Heatwave

10:00PM

Unsung

Next

Next: Internal strife brought this trio’s meteoric rise to a quick crash and burn after a double platinum debut album. Singles “Butta Love” and “Wifey” were big hits, but success wasn’t enough to keep the band from self-destruction.

11:00PM

12:00AM

Unsung

Sly and the Family Stone

Among the most influential groups in the history of popular music, Sly & The Family Stone fused funk, soul, rock, and r&b to create a sound that resonated well beyond the charts. Led by the brilliant and charismatic Sly Stone, it was a sound that by turns reflected the idealism of the sixties, and the fracturing of those ideals in the decade that followed. The band’s performance at the Woodstock festival in 1969 showed a group at the height of their powers, while suggesting a future of unlimited musical possibilities. But even while crafting great music, the group gradually disintegrated, torn apart by drugs, personality clashes, and the glare of the public spotlight. Sly Stone himself became deeply reclusive, his recordings increasingly sporadic, while refusing to grant interviews for decades. On this ground-breaking episode of ‘Unsung’, Sly Stone emerges to tell that tale, with the help of bandmates and family members – a unique and remarkable musical journey that, after four decades, is still unfolding.

1:00AM

Unsung

Heatwave

2:00AM

Unsung

Next

Next: Internal strife brought this trio’s meteoric rise to a quick crash and burn after a double platinum debut album. Singles “Butta Love” and “Wifey” were big hits, but success wasn’t enough to keep the band from self-destruction.

3:00AM

Justice by Any Means

Janice Clark

One night in December of 2005, Janice Clark wakes up with a sinking feeling that something bad is about to happen… That night she gets word that her best friend, her son Eric Clark, has been shot to death in another state. The case goes cold, but Janice works tirelessly to unravel dark secrets of addiction, infidelity and even fraud. As it turns out, the killer is closer than anyone expects.

4:00AM

Justice by Any Means

Melissa Kountz

Melissa Kountz was just 13-years-old when she discovered her cousin, Melvin Weathers, brutally murdered in her own home. But when suspicion immediately arose around her mother’s ex-boyfriend Bosco Lyles, he completely dropped out of sight. After years pass with still no sign of Bosco, the case grows cold. But Melissa launches her own investigation vowing to track down her cousin’s killer – no matter how long or what it might take.