A look at this week’s talkers on the TV schedule (VIDEO)

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“Robin Williams Remembered: A Pioneers of Television Special”

9 p.m. Tuesday, WTTW-Channel 11

The late Robin Williams is the subject of this touching ode to the Chicago-born comic’s prolific career. The hour-long episode features Williams’ last in-depth television interview interspersed with clips from his work on the big and small screens, as well as his stand-up acts at comedy clubs and overseas, entertaining U.S. troops. Henry Winkler, Louie Anderson, Whoopi Goldberg and former “Mork & Mindy” co-star Pam Dawber are just a few of the stars sharing memories of their friend and colleague, who committed suicide last month at the age of 63.

Rating: [s3r star=3/4]

“Sons of Anarchy”

9 p.m. Tuesday, FX

The final chapter of Kurt Sutter’s riveting, brutal biker drama picks up 10 days after last season’s jaw-dropping finale — an episode that forever changed the way I’ll look at meat carving forks. Gemma (Katey Sagal) is in CYA mode while SAMCRO leader Jax (Charlie Hunnam) is out for blood as he sets off on a vengeance-seeking mission. This has never been a series for the faint-of-heart. But behind the violence is an engrossing story that’s part soap opera, part Shakespearean tragedy —and lots of leather. Marilyn Manson, Courtney Love and Lea Michele (“Glee”) guest star in this final batch of 13 episodes.

Rating: [s3r star=3.5/4]

“The Biggest Loser: Glory Days”

7 p.m. Thursday, WMAQ-Channel 5

Season 16 of NBC’s weight-loss challenge has a cast made up of former athletes, from one-time tennis star Zina Garrison and ex-New York Jet Damien Woody to high school and college standouts, including west suburban Addison native Toma Dobrosavljevic, a one-time soccer phenom who now tips the scales at 336 pounds. The 20 contestants vying for the $250,000 grand prize won’t have Jillian Michaels to whip them into shape this season. The longtime trainer quit the show, making way for Lisle fitness expert Jen Widerstrom to join the cast.

“The Roosevelts: An Intimate History”

7 p.m. Sunday, WTTW-Channel 11

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns wasn’t kidding when he called this an intimate history of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of what was arguably the most influential family in American politics. Only the most avid of history buffs will be glued to the TV for the duration of this exhaustive seven-part series, whose reliance on sepia-tinged photos and interviews with historians has a sleep-inducing quality at such high doses; starting Sunday, it airs every night for a straight week. This is TV That’s Good For You, but unlike some of Burns’ other projects (“Prohibition”), this one never lets you forget it.

Rating: [s3r star=2.5/4]

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