All Times Eastern.
Saturday, May 6
Horse Racing: Kentucky Derby
NBC, 2:30pm Live
The 143rd Kentucky Derby takes place today from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., for the first leg of horse racing’s elusive Triple Crown (sweeping the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes).
Batman & Bill
Everyone thinks that Bob Kane created Batman, but that’s not the whole truth. One author makes it his crusade to seek justice for Bill Finger, a struggling writer who was the key figure in creating the iconic superhero, from concept to costume to the very character we all know and love. Bruce Wayne may be Batman’s secret identity, but his creator was always a true mystery.
The Son: “The Buffalo Hunter”
In 1849, Young Eli (Jacob Lofland) makes a choice with dangerous consequences. In 1915, the McCulloughs deal with a tragedy, while Jeannie (Sydney Lucas) tries to save the family.
Training Day: “Tunnel Vision”
In the new episode “Tunnel Vision,” the hunt for a suspected terrorist takes an emotional toll on Kyle (Justin Cornwell), who is convinced that he encountered the suspect during his service in Afghanistan.
Chris Gethard: Career Suicide
Chris Gethard adapts his one-man, off-Broadway show of the same name into a comedy about unfunny things like depression, alcoholism and suicide. One of the freshest voices in comedy today, Gethard holds nothing back as he lays bare his experiences with mental illness and psychiatry and how he found hope in the strangest places.
Sunday, May 7
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: GEICO 500
FOX, 2pm Live
Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Kyle Busch are among the top NASCAR stars taking on the famed Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.
Snapped: “Notorious: Scott Peterson”
The 20th season of the true-crime franchise launches with a two-part special focusing on the trial and conviction of Scott Peterson in the 2002 murder of his wife Laci and their unborn son. While Peterson sits on death row and appeals his conviction, the special analyzes evidence that was never divulged to the jury and interviews with investigators on the case, former jurors, and people close to the case — including Scott’s ex-girlfriend, Amber Frey.
Bob’s Burgers: “Mom, Lies and Videotapes”
Guest Star Alert!
Molly Shannon and Sarah Silverman return as guest voices in this special Mother’s Day episode. Linda comes down with a nasty cold just in time for the Mother’s Day show at school. When Bob’s outdated camcorder malfunctions, the kids perform a reimagined version of the pageant for Linda back at home.
Once Upon a Time: “The Song in Your Heart”
The Disney-centric fantasy Once Upon a Time airs an all-musical episode this week — set on the day Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) is due to marry Emma (Jennifer Morrison) — and boasts an entirely original score by Broadway composers Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. The hour kicks off with a rousing number by mother of the bride Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin) and her man Charming (Josh Dallas). But the venomous Black Fairy (Jaime Murray) is out to ruin the nuptials and create mass chaos in Storybrooke.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Part 4 of the RHOA reunion dives into the aftermath of the notorious “lesbiangate” drama. The cameras capture behind-the-scenes moments, tears and tense conversations as the ladies try to move forward after an explosive season.
Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings
Before Bachelor lovebirds Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell tie the knot, they give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the magical weddings and engagements that take place at Disney Destinations around the globe.
2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards
MTV, 8pm Live
This year, MTV’s annual awards expands to include television, and the two media will face off in several categories. Workaholics actor Adam Devine will host the fan-voted awards, which hands out popcorn-shaped statues in categories including “Best Kiss,” “Best Fight Against the System” and “Tearjerker.”
The Last 100 Days of Diana
Martin Bashir leads this two-hour ABC News special examining the final days of the People’s Princess. Get an intimate peek into the private life of Princess Di through rare interviews with her close friends and staff.
Madam Secretary: “The Seventh Floor”
Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) and her team work to secure the release of an American journalist held hostage in the Sudan in the new episode “The Seventh Floor.”
The Last Man on Earth: “When the Going Gets Tough/Nature’s Horchata”
In the hourlong season finale, the long-term consequences of surviving an apocalypse start to have a major impact on the group.
Good Witch: “Without Magic for a Spell”
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
The Middleton Merriwick is still not in bloom and the effects are being felt around town; an old friend and colleague of Abigail’s (Sarah Power) checks into Grey House claiming to want a relationship; and with help from Cassie (Catherine Bell), Ben (Jefferson Brown) stumbles upon the old Middleton Theater and is motivated to get the place running again.
TNT, 12:30am (Late-night)
NBA legend and analyst Charles Barkley has had enough. The America that he knew has lost its way, becoming mired in partisan politics, social divides and entrenched corporate interests. Barkley seeks out the sharpest and most varied viewpoints and then challenges and probes those ideas, even trying them out on himself. “We as Americans never discuss the issue of race in this country and how it impacts everything in our lives until something bad happens,” Barkley said. “I see this project as a way to talk about race, class and cultural differences and challenge everyone’s status quo.”
Monday, May 8
Kevin Can Wait: “Sting of Queens: Part Two”
Kevin James’ former King of Queens costar Leah Remini guest-stars in the second part of Kevin Can Wait’s two-episode Season 1 finale. CBS has renewed Kevin Can Wait for a second season.
The Other Woman
Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton star in this 2014 comedy. Carly (Diaz) is a woman who knows what she wants. She’s got the job, she’s got the man and she’s on top of the world. Only, unbeknownst to her, that perfect man is married. Now his wife and Carly join forces to teach him a lesson.
The Voice: “Live Top 10 Performances”
NBC, 8pm Live
The top 10 artists perform live in front of the coaches for America’s vote. Plus, there will be a special performance from Blake Shelton.
Superior Donuts: “Secrets and Spies”
In the Season 1 finale “Secrets and Spies,” Maya (Anna Baryshnikov) momentarily leaves her open laptop unattended and the gang discovers she’s been studying them all year for her dissertation.
The Great Indoors: “The Company Retreat”
The first season of The Great Indoors ends with “The Company Retreat,” as feelings resurface between Jack (Joel McHale) and Brooke (Susannah Fielding) at the magazine’s notoriously crazy company retreat.
After an impossible choice is made, a flood of new proposals reveals the final stages of the collaborators’ plan. Fractured, but not defeated, the task force enlists the help of old friends to put the pieces together before the collaborators can enact an unthinkable terrorist attack.
Better Call Saul: “Chicanery”
Kim (Rhea Seehorn) and Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) square off with an unforgiving adversary. Jimmy looks to Chuck’s (Michael McKean) past to secure his own future. Jimmy loses one ally, but gains another.
Southern Charm Savannah
The Southern Charm franchise expands to the Spanish moss-draped streets of Savannah, where a group of six lifelong friends juggle the city’s tony social scene, which includes boating, bridge club parties and oyster roasts, while navigating their legacies, love lives and personal relationships.
Independent Lens: “The Prison in Twelve Landscapes”
At this present moment, more people are imprisoned in the United States than in any other time or place in history, yet prisons themselves have never felt further away or more out of sight. This is a film about a prison in which viewers never see an actual penitentiary. A meditation on the prison’s disappearance in the era of mass incarceration, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of ordinary places across the USA where prisons affect lives.
Dear Mama: An Event to Honor Moms
Black-ish star Anthony Anderson and VH1 fan-favorite La La Anthony host this second-annual event which honors mothers and motherhood. Mary J. Blige, Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, Robin Thicke, Maxwell, DJ Khaled and other celebrity guests will pay tribute to their mothers and the women who have shaped their success.
Booze Traveler: “Another Round: New Zealand”
Travel Channel, 11pm
This special version of the trip to New Zealand includes The Green Dragon, stag semen stout and rustling up some grubs.
Tuesday, May 9
MLB: N.Y. Yankees at Cincinnati Reds
FS1, 7pm Live
The N.Y. Yankees visit the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park to close out a two-game interleague series.
In this 2015 action thriller, computer hackers begin to hit a group of targets. One of the world’s best hackers, Nick Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth), is furloughed from prison to help the Chinese and American governments solve the case.
NCIS: “Something Blue”
In the new episode “Something Blue,” the stress of McGee (Sean Murray) and Delilah’s (guest star Margo Harshman) imminent wedding takes its toll and Delilah is rushed to the hospital.
The Voice: “Live Top 10 Eliminations”
NBC, 8pm Live
Seven artists will be revealed as safe by America’s votes. The bottom three artists will then compete for the Instant Save, and two will be eliminated.
Victorian Slum House: “The 1870s”
In this series, a Victorian tenement in the heart of London’s East End has been painstakingly brought back to life, allowing a group of people to move in and to experience the tough living and working conditions of the Victorian poor. Tonight, the series’ second episode demonstrates a dire economic depression heightened by the arrival of Irish migrants seeking work. Daily, the slum dwellers toil to fulfill clothing orders and make artificial flowers for factories, yet some won’t be able to settle their debts.
Great News: “Snowmageddon of the Century”
A snowstorm paralyzes the city and traps the entire Breakdown crew in the studio overnight.
Chicago Fire: “Sixty Days”
Cruz (Joe Minoso) finds himself in a bad spot when an off-duty incident begins to unravel, prompting Mouch (Christian Stolte) to step in and offer help in hopes of avoiding serious consequences from the CFD. Casey (Jesse Spencer) goes head-to-head with a big politician to get his measure for first responders passed. Lt. Severide (Taylor Kinney) makes life difficult for newest team member Jason Kannell (guest star Kamal Angelo Bolden), and Dawson (Monica Raymund) gets an unexpected visit from her father (guest star Daniel Zacapa).
Frontline: “Poverty, Politics and Profit”
Investigate the billions spent on housing the poor and why so few get the help they need.
Wednesday, May 10
The team finally cracks a member of Sandstorm, leading to a huge breakthrough in uncovering Phase Two.
With the school year over, Maya (Minnie Driver) is excited to spend the summer with JJ (Micah Fowler), but he and Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough) have other plans. Meanwhile, Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) gets special treatment at the most unlikely of places and Dylan’s (Kyla Kenedy) identity within the family is threatened.
Modern Family: “Alone Time”
When Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Jay (Ed O’Neill) each plot a much-needed break from the family and end up at the same resort, it becomes clear just how “related” they really are. Meanwhile, Phil (Ty Burrell) and Claire (Julie Bowen) struggle to enjoy their empty-nester status, and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) — not knowing what to do with himself while Mitch is away — drops in on Gloria (Sofia Vergara) to lend a hand.
Criminal Minds: “Red Light”
Former cast member Shemar Moore reprises his role as Derek Morgan in the Season 12 finale. In the episode, Morgan brings the BAU a lead in the case against serial killer and escaped convict Mr. Scratch, who has wreaked havoc on the team all season. CBS has renewed Criminal Minds for Season 13.
Empire: “Absent Child”
Guest Star Alert!
Fetty Wap guest-stars when the war between the Lyon and DuBois families heats up. Jamal and Lucious reach a breakthrough in a song on which they have been working, and Andre lashes out. Meanwhile, Cookie sets her eyes on a new plan for Empire in Vegas.
Hesitant at first, Dre (Anthony Anderson) decides to make Bow’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) baby shower unforgettable. But his plans are put on hold when Bow stops by her doctor with a headache and discovers she is having complications.
Designated Survivor: “Bombshell”
President Kirkman’s (Kiefer Sutherland) first international summit is derailed when Abe Leonard (Rob Morrow) publishes an explosive article. Meanwhile, Agent Wells (Maggie Q) uncovers the conspiracy’s next target.
World’s Greatest Tribute Bands: “The Fab Four — A Tribute to the Beatles”
AXS TV, 10pm Live
Season 8 ends with a Beatles tribute by the Fab Four out of Southern California.
Chicago P.D.: “Army of One”
A live video is streamed online showcasing a tortured man being beaten and burned alive. Upon further investigation, the victim’s identity is traced back to that of a man who had been previously locked up for statutory rape. When another attack of a similar nature occurs, Intelligence finds a connection between the crimes, suspected pedophiles, and a group named the “Perv Hunters.”
Plants Behaving Badly: “Sex & Lies”
Revel in the ethereal beauty of orchids and examine their exotic flowers, which are shaped for one purpose — to attract pollinators. Many use sex as a lure, impersonating a female bee or wasp.
Thursday, May 11
Grey’s Anatomy: “True Colors”
The doctors of Grey Sloan encounter a difficult case involving a dangerous patient. Meanwhile, Owen (Kevin McKidd) receives life-changing news that pushes Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) to step up and support him, and Alex (Justin Chambers) attends a medical conference after making a shocking discovery.
The Big Bang Theory: “The Long Distance Dissonance”
In the Season 10 finale “The Long Distance Dissonance,” the gang is concerned when Sheldon’s (Jim Parsons) former admirer, Dr. Ramona Nowitzki (guest star Riki Lindhome), resurfaces while Amy (Mayim Bialik) is away at Princeton.
Scandal: “Head Games”
While Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) considers his presidential legacy, the Gladiators wonder what’s next for OPA. Jake (Scott Foley) finally discovers the motivation behind Peus’s and the Mystery Woman’s reign of terror.
Mom: “Lockjaw and a Liquid Diet”
In the Season 4 finale “Lockjaw and a Liquid Diet,” Christy (Anna Faris) tries to help Bonnie (Allison Janney) get out of trouble with the IRS.
Riverdale: “Chapter Thirteen: The Sweet Hereafter”
The CW, 9pm
Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) grow closer and Betty (Lili Reinhart) confronts her mother (Mädchen Amick). Jughead (Cole Sprouse) finds himself in an unexpected situation and Hermione (Marisol Nichols) makes Fred (Luke Perry) an offer that seems too good to be true.
Chicago Med: “Love Hurts”
A new hotshot doctor arrives at Chicago Med, causing competition for Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell). Dr. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) and Dr. Manning (Torrey DeVitto) work together to diagnose a Syrian refugee without a medical record. When Robin (guest star Mekia Cox) is admitted back into the hospital for more complications, Dr. Reese (Rachel DiPillo) takes a different approach to her treatment. Distracted from work because of Robin’s worsening case, Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt) is challenged by Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson).
The Blacklist: “The Debt Collector”
When Liz (Megan Boone) becomes the target of a mercenary known as the Debt Collector, Red (James Spader) turns to an unlikely source for help. Meanwhile, Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) faces an unexpected complication in his efforts to stay ahead of Agent Gale’s (Enrique Murciano) investigation. Fisher Stevens guest-stars.
Inside the FBI: New York: “The New FBI”
USA Network, 10pm
The cyber division takes down a Russian national, while an openly gay agent struggles with the Orlando nightclub shooting. Agents take a radical approach in dealing with a supporter of ISIS.
Friday, May 12
I Love Dick
From the creative team behind Transparent comes this adaptation of Chris Kraus’ cult 1997 novel. The series follows Chris (Kathryn Hahn), a frustrated New York filmmaker who finds herself marooned in Marfa, Texas, where her academic husband, Sylvère (Griffin Dunne), has a writing residency. Amid the dusty silence, art snobs and tumbleweeds, she meets renowned scholar Dick (Kevin Bacon), and an infuriating and beguiling exchange with this enigmatic, macho character unleashes in her a dramatic awakening.
Anne With an E
This reimagining of the beloved novel Anne of Green Gables stars Amybeth McNulty in the title role, along with Geraldine James and R.H. Thomson. Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad, Flesh and Bone) is showrunner for the drama.
Get Me Roger Stone
This film looks at Roger Stone, longtime confidant and adviser to Donald Trump who also worked with Richard Nixon, and the monumental impact that Stone — the youngest person called before the Watergate grand jury — has made on modern GOP history.
Master of None
Aziz Ansari’s acclaimed comedy returns for Season 2. After traveling abroad, Dev (Ansari) returns to New York to take on challenges in his personal and family life, a new career opportunity and a complex, developing relationship with someone very meaningful to him.
First Dates: “You Wrote a Song About My Plant?”
One dater brings a game on the date to get the questions flowing, and the restaurant seems to be jealous of his tactic. Another dater falls for a girl over their mutual love of the White Sox, and a table bonds over their love of science fiction.
Saturday, May 13
“E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” 35th Anniversary Marathon
Syfy celebrates the anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning 1982 fantasy classic with a daylong marathon of the film.
MLB: Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals
FS1, 4pm Live
NL Central rivals meet this afternoon at Busch Stadium in St. Louis as the reigning World Series champion Chicago Cubs face the Cardinals in Game 2 of a three-game series.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Go Bowling 400
FS1, 7:30pm Live
Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Kyle Busch and other Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars head to Kansas Speedway for the Go Bowling 400 in primetime on FS1.
The Essentials: “East of Eden”
New host Alec Baldwin is joined by special guest David Letterman to introduce and discuss Elia Kazan’s 1955 classic East of Eden, starring James Dean and Julie Harris, and loosely based on part of the John Steinbeck novel.
Training Day: “Elegy”
In “Elegy,” the first part of a two-part Season 1 finale, Kyle’s (Justin Cornwell) trust in Frank (Bill Paxton) is shattered when he learns that Frank has been lying to him about the circumstances surrounding his father’s death.
The Son: “Marriage Bond”
In 1849, Young Eli (Jacob Lofland) must navigate tribal politics. In 1915, a crisis forces Pete (Henry Garrett) and Sally (Jess Weixler) into a decision that will change the family forever.
Class: “Brave-ish Heart”
BBC America, 10pm
BBC America’s Doctor Who spinoff continues with the new episode “Brave-ish Heart.” Battling through the Shadow Kin realm, April (Sophie Hopkins) knows that there is no going back: She must defeat Corakinus (Paul Marc Davis). On Earth, the invasion of the petals is rapidly snowballing.
Saturday Night Live: “Melissa McCarthy/HAIM”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Melissa McCarthy, who has had audiences laughing with her occasional guest appearances this season portraying White House press secretary Sean Spicer, hosts for her fifth time tonight. She’ll be joined by musical guest HAIM, who will release their sophomore album this summer.