TV picks for Aug. 1-3:  "The Killing,” "Family Game Night,” "Hell on Wheels,” Hercule Poirot

  • Updated: July 31, 2014 - 1:43 PM
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Mackenzie Porter and Anson Mount in the fourth season of “Hell on Wheels.”

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Never say die

Netflix is definitely in the resurrection business, first with “Arrested Development” and now with “The Killing,” which was canceled twice by AMC. This final season will consist of six episodes with guest star Joan Allen on board as the headmaster of a military school. Now streaming at netflix.com.

My turn! My turn!

A night out with Mom and Dad may consist of pizza and ice cream — unless you’re the kid of a celebrity. Then there’s a chance you’ll be competing on a TV show. For this season of “Family Game Night,” folks like Joey Lawrence, Marlee Matlin, Niecy Nash and Lorenzo Lamas will recruit their children to join them in playing variations of everything from Jenga to Monopoly. 6 p.m. Sunday, Hub

Workin’ on the railroad

“Hell on Wheels” would have been a great alternative title for “Sons of Anarchy.” Instead, it’s an equally riveting drama about the early days of the U.S. railroad system. The series, which may be the closest thing we’ve got right now to a classic western, returns for its fourth season. 8 p.m. Sunday, AMC

Mysterious ways

David Suchet is hanging up his cane as Hercule Poirot — sort of. He has one last case on PBS, “Dead Man’s Folly,” which is part of “Masterpiece Mystery.” But three bonus episodes will be available on Acorn TV, the subscription-based streaming service, sometime in November. 8 p.m. Sunday, TPT, Ch. 2

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