All Times Eastern.
Saturday, May 12
Showtime’s new limited series is based on the wildly popular British book series written by Edward St. Aubyn, and based loosely on his fascinating life. In a tour de force, Benedict Cumberbatch plays the titular character, who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and a mother who passively condoned it. Each episode is devoted to one of the five novels in the book series and hilariously skewers the upper class. From childhood trauma, to wild substance abuse as an adult, and ultimately toward recovery, the humorous and jaw-dropping saga encompasses the South of France in the 1960s, New York in the ’80s and Britain in the early 2000s.
“Patrick’s life is a nonstop madeleine cake of horrors.” -Benedict Cumberbatch.
— Patrick Melrose (@SHOLtdSeries) May 11, 2018
Verizon IndyCar Series: INDYCAR Grand Prix
ABC, 3:30pm Live
Top IndyCar drivers Josef Newgarden, Alexander Rossi, Sebastien Bourdais and others take to the road course that incorporates part of the oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the INDYCAR Grand Prix on ABC.
Abuse of Power
Oxygen’s latest foray into juicy true crime could be called Men Behaving Badly. Lauren Sivan hosts this look at prominent figures’ misdeeds that kicks off with a spotlight on Atlanta lawyer Fred Tokars, who hired a hit man to kill his wife in the 1990s.
In the new episode “Legacy,” Eric (Luke Roberts) fights to save his mother, renowned surgeon Annette Beaumont (guest star Maria Ricossa), after she is kidnapped and ordered to perform heart surgery on a dangerous crime boss. Eric soon realizes he needs help from his estranged father, Phillip Hingston (guest star John Bourgeois).
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kansas 400
FS1, 8pm Live
Top Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer take on Kansas Speedway’s 1.5-mile tri-oval in this primetime race on FS1.
Saturday Night Live: “Amy Schumer/Kacey Musgraves”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Comedian/actress Amy Schumer, now starring in the feature film I Feel Pretty, returns to SNL for her second time as host. She is joined by country music singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves, who is making her first appearance as musical guest.
Sunday, May 13
Seen through the eyes of the titular “mum,” a woman named Cathy (Oscar nominee Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread), Season 2 of this British comedy continues to follow the 60-year-old as she finds herself at a crossroads following the death of her husband. Over the course of one year, Cathy must navigate the realities of this new phase in her life alongside the good intentions of her lovably baffling family. Peter Mullan (Ozark) also stars. Season 1 of the acclaimed hit is also available on BritBox if you need to catch up.
The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale
Joel McHale ends the first season of his new talk show.
Mother’s Day Marathon: The Best of Edith and Florida
getTV, beginning at 1:30pm
Spend Mother’s Day laughing with Mom at the first ladies of TV’s funniest families, Edith Bunker and Florida Evans. To celebrate, getTV will air classic back-to-back episodes of All in the Family and Good Times showcasing the talents of Jean Stapleton and Esther Rolle. View the complete marathon schedule at get.tv.
NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Finals, Game 1
ABC, 3:30pm Live
The Cleveland Cavaliers visit the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on ABC. Games 2 through 7 (if necessary) of the best-of-seven-game series will air on ESPN.
Killing Eve: “Take Me to the Hole!”
BBC America, 8pm
When a female assassin is taken into custody in Moscow, Eve (Sandra Oh) and Carolyn (Fiona Shaw) try to gain access to interview her, while Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is also in Russia to execute her own plans.
Legends & Lies: The Civil War: “Jefferson Davis: The Black Flag”
FOX News Channel, 8pm
On the eighth episode of FOX News Channel’s Legends & Lies: The Civil War “Jefferson Davis: The Black Flag,” host Brian Kilmeade examines the story of Jefferson Davis as he resigns his seat in the Senate to take command of the Confederate States of America. Throughout the transition, Davis finds himself sharing much in common with President Abraham Lincoln, but in the crucible of war, only one president will rise to the challenge.
Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance
Days before the wedding event of the year, Lifetime takes viewers inside the lives and love of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, diving into the challenges that each has faced and the events that ultimately brought them together. Parisa Fitz-Henley stars as the actress turned future royal and shares that getting swept up in “Harry & Meghan-mania” has had an unexpected effect. She laughs, “One of the surprising things about this experience for me is that now I have actual wedding jitters, and it’s not my wedding!”
Spend Mother’s Day with Marmee, one of classic literature’s most beloved matriarchs and mom to spirited teen sisters Amy, Beth, Meg and Jo March, the “little women” of Louisa May Alcott’s masterwork. As part of its Masterpiece anthology, PBS tapped the folks who brought you Wolf Hall, Call the Midwife and Upstairs Downstairs to create this delicious, faithful rendition of the classic tale that stars Emily Watson as Marmee, Angela Lansbury as Aunt March and splendid newcomer Maya Hawke (Uma Thurman’s daughter) as feisty, faithful Jo. Part 2 airs May 20.
Fear the Walking Dead: “Laura”
The arrival of a wounded visitor in John Dorie’s (Garret Dillahunt) life forces him to change his ways.
NCIS: Los Angeles: “Venganza”
NCIS investigates the murder of a federal prison inmate who was the adopted daughter of a notorious counterfeiter. Guest star Bar Paly returns as Anna Kolcheck in the new episode “Venganza.”
Timeless: “The General/Chinatown”
Two back-to-back episodes round out the time-traveling series’ second season. In “The General,” the Mothership jumps to South Carolina in 1863, where they partner with a courageous Union spy and military leader — Harriet Tubman — to thwart Rittenhouse’s plan to alter the outcome of the Civil War. Then, in “Chinatown,” when Jiya (Claudia Doumit) makes a daring escape from Rittenhouse that strands her in San Francisco’s Chinatown in 1888 with no way home, the fractured Time Team goes back to save her.
Madam Secretary: “Protocol”
In the new episode “Protocol,” terrorists threaten to cause a flood in the Middle East that could kill millions of people, and Elizabeth’s (Téa Leoni) hopes of getting a neighboring country to close the dam fade after the government suddenly goes dark during a coup.
Breaking Homicide: “The Honolulu Strangler”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Hawaii’s capital city is the location of Derrick and Kris’ latest case. It’s been over 30 years since a brutal serial killer terrified this tropical paradise, savagely murdering five young women. Can the team find the perpetrator who committed these heinous crimes?
Monday, May 14
Lucifer: “A Devil of My Word”
Having spent most of this season sorting out her missing time in Hell, Charlotte (Tricia Helfer) may finally be headed for redemption — and an actual romance with Det. Dan Espinoza (Kevin Alejandro) — in what sounds like one hot finale.
The Voice: “Live Semifinal Performances”
NBC, 8pm Live
The top eight artists perform in front of the coaches. Plus, the artists team up for competitive mashup duets.
NBA Playoffs: Western Conference Finals, Game 1
TNT, 9pm Live
The Golden State Warriors are at the Houston Rockets for Game 1 of the best-of-seven-game Western Conference finals series. TNT has exclusive coverage of the series.
Superior Donuts: “Donut Day Afternoon”
An armed robbery at the shop inspires some soul-searching. Employee Franco (Jermaine Fowler) and food-trucker Sofia (Diane Guerrero) find themselves acting on their long-brewing attraction. But what about his girlfriend, Tavi (Shamikah Martinez), and their summer-in-Italy plans?
The Resident: “Total Eclipse of the Heart”
On the season ender, Conrad (Matt Czuchry) tries to save on-and-off love Nic (Emily VanCamp) from corrupt Dr. Hunter (Melina Kanakaredes) — once and for all.
Evil Talks: Chilling Confessions: “The Killer Collective”
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
After a violent home invasion near Grand Rapids, Mich., ends in murder, Detectives Marty Albert and Marcus Glover have six men in six interrogation rooms. One is the mastermind; one is the murderer. The only way to find out who’s who is to get them to talk — or they may all get away with murder.
Elementary: “Pushing Buttons”
In the new episode “Pushing Buttons,” Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) enter the world of rare antiquities when they investigate a case in which a victim was killed during a Revolutionary War re-enactment.
Food Paradise: “Mac N’ Cheese Paradise”
Cooking Channel, 10pm
Warning: This episode is devoted to hot spots serving the gooiest, guiltiest versions of mac and cheese you can imagine.
Running Wild With Bear Grylls: “Keri Russell”
Actress Keri Russell joins Bear on an epic journey to the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. After battling the dangerous, rolling rocks of a massive volcano, the duo descends into a mysterious canyon where they source a meager dinner of undigested seeds from a pigeon carcass, and test their luck with a grappling hook to escape the towering canyon walls. Along the way, Keri reveals her path to fame, her love of family and the playful struggles of costarring in The Americans alongside her partner Matthew Rhys.
X Company: “Night Will End”
Franz Faber (Torben Liebrecht) uses increasingly inhuman techniques to get Alfred (Jack Laskey) to break, while Sinclair (Hugh Dillon), now on the ground in France, leads the team on a daring rescue attempt.
Royal Wedding Watch
Wanna get whipped up into an anticipatory frenzy over you-know-what? Each night leading up to May 19, PBS will air a new special — cohosted in London by Meredith Vieira and the BBC’s Matt Baker — exploring every nook and cranny of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials. (The premiere examines bridal etiquette in the Windsor family.)
Tuesday, May 15
Roseanne: “Netflix & Pill”
After celebrating their 45th anniversary, Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) reveals the whole truth about her bad knee to Dan (John Goodman). Casino waitress Crystal (Natalie West) announces her retirement and Becky (Lecy Goranson) and Darlene (Sara Gilbert) compete for the job and its benefits.
While Gibbs (Mark Harmon) attends the memorial service for a friend who was lost at sea, he discovers that the deceased, Navy Capt. Phillip Brooks (guest star Don Lake), has been hiding in a fallout shelter after his boat was attacked and he swam to shore. Susan Walters also guest-stars in the new episode “Fallout.”
MasterChef Junior: “The Road to the Finale”
Days before the season finale, MasterChef host Gordon Ramsay looks back at his favorite moments from this season.
The Voice: “Live Semifinal Results”
NBC, 8pm Live
Three artists will be revealed as safe by America’s votes. After these finalists are revealed, the bottom two performers will be sent home immediately, while the middle three contestants will compete in the Instant Save for the last spot in the finale.
black-ish: “Dream Home”
Can this marriage be saved? As Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) live separate lives and split time with the kids, they start to realize how much they did rely on each other and how hard it is being on their own. And when Dre gets his sleek, ultra-modern dream house in the canyon, Bow doesn’t think it’s suitable for the kids.
Below Deck Mediterranean
In Season 3, Capt. Sandy Yawn pilots the 178-foot superyacht Talisman Maiton along Italy’s scenic Amalfi Coast. Joining Capt. Sandy are members of her crew from last season, including Hannah Ferrier (chief stew) and Adam Glick (chef), and a new set of “yachties” who must learn to cater to the whims of their exclusive guests and discover the risks of mixing business with pleasure.
NCIS: New Orleans: “Checkmate”
With a name like Pride (Scott Bakula), the ex-NCIS boss isn’t going down easy. Especially not in a finale! On trial for abuse of power (due to a season-long frame-up), he can’t use his old team, so he corrals a new one. We already know some, like scrappy journo Oliver (Mark Gessner) and fan-fave hacker Elvis (Tom Arnold). In addition to saving Pride, they’ll try to stop a (possibly related) threat to the city’s Fleet Week. Also a key player: a deputy chief who’s been sucked into the conspiracy (guest star Lou Diamond Phillips).
New Girl: “The Curse of the Pirate Bride/Engram Pattersky”
Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) make two life-changing decisions, and Winston (Lamorne Morris) and Aly’s (guest star Nasim Pedrad) big day arrives. Then, the gang takes a tour down memory lane and plays one last round of “True American.” Dermot Mulroney, Rob Reiner, Jamie Lee Curtis, June Diane Raphael and Zoe Lister-Jones guest-star.
Rise: “Opening Night”
During opening night of Spring Awakening, personal crises and dilemmas percolate in the wings backstage as Simon (Ted Sutherland) struggles to overcome his biggest fear, Lilette (Auli’i Cravalho) withholds a huge development from Robbie (Damon J. Gillespie), Robbie has a momentous breakthrough and Tracey (Rosie Perez) draws a line in the sand. Over the course of one evening, decisions are made that will change Lou (Josh Radnor) and Stanton Drama forever.
For the People: “Extraordinary Circumstances”
Sandra (Britt Robertson) goes the extra mile for a client when she goes up against the FBI and ends up in one of the most unexpected and compromising situations of her young career. Meanwhile, Roger (Ben Shenkman) assigns Kate (Susannah Flood), Seth (Ben Rappaport) and Leonard (Regé-Jean Page) a highly sensitive case after receiving a tip alleging that the governor of New York is trying to illegally sell a Senate seat.
Hunting Nazi Treasure: “Hitler’s Obsession”
Adolf Hitler had a dream to amass the world’s greatest art collection — a dream that became Europe’s nightmare. In this episode, the team investigates how the dictator oversaw the theft of thousands of art treasures from across Europe. Traveling to Austria, Germany and the United States, the team hunts down a 15th-century tapestry that once hung on the wall of Hitler’s dining room
Chicago Med: “The Tipping Point”
Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) second-guesses his decision to remove himself from the team of doctors who work to separate conjoined twins. Dr. Choi (Brian Tee) and April (Yaya DaCosta) make a startling discovery about his sister, Emily (guest star Arden Cho), and Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt) uncovers troubling information concerning Dr. Reese’s (Rachel DiPillo) father.
Wednesday, May 16
The Goldbergs: “Let’s Val Kilmer This Car”
When Lainey (AJ Michalka) moves back to town, Barry (Troy Gentile) asks her to prom. When she says no, he plans a senior prank involving Principal Ball’s (Stephen Tobolowsky) car to get out of going. Meanwhile, Erica (Hayley Orrantia) tells Murray (Jeff Garlin) her final decision about college and it doesn’t make him happy.
Riverdale: “Chapter Thirty-Five: Brave New World”
The CW, 8pm
It’s elevation day in Riverdale and with Fred (Luke Perry) trailing in the polls, Archie (K.J. Apa) steps in to lend a hand in his dad’s mayoral campaign.
The Blacklist: “Sutton Ross (No. 17)”
Liz (Megan Boone) and Red (James Spader) face off in a climactic race to find a Blacklister (guest star Julian Sands) in possession of the duffel bag of bones, forcing the truth about the bones to finally come to light. Filmmaker John Waters (Hairspray) guest-stars as himself.
Alex, Inc.: “The Rube Goldberg Contraption”
A company offers Alex (Zach Braff) money to expand, but he worries the business is ruining his relationship with Rooni (Tiya Sircar) and their kids, and makes an important decision about the future. With the future looking bright for the company, Deirdre (Hillary Anne Matthews) and Eddie (Michael Imperioli) bring on a famous podcast producer.
Modern Family: “Clash of Swords”
Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) sneaks out to “Hero-Con” with fanboy Phil (Ty Burrell), each dressed as their favorite characters from the show Clash of Swords, but Phil ruins their fun when he commits the ultimate fan faux pas. In a clash of another kind, Gloria’s (Sofia Vergara) dinosaur party for Joe (Jeremy Maguire) is ruined when her nemesis, Dr. Donna Duncan (Jane Krakowski), throws a flashier party next door.
SEAL Team: “The Cost of Doing Business”
Season 1 of the action drama series wraps up with “The Cost of Doing Business.” After Jason (David Boreanaz) lies about the severity of his concussion to get cleared for combat, he and the SEALs plan a final mission to avenge Echo Team’s deaths once and for all before they return home from deployment.
NOVA Wonders: “Can We Build a Brain?”
Decode the latest advances in artificial intelligence. AI can interpret emotions, play games, even act as personal companions. How does it actually work — and is it truly intelligent? And are we handing over too much power to machines?
The Expanse: “Immolation”
The final battle between Earth and Mars threatens the very future of humanity. A new monster is unleashed on Prospero Station, while Anna (Elizabeth Mitchell) receives the smoking gun she needs.
American Housewife: “The Spring Gala”
When the spring gala starts to fall apart at the last minute, Katie (Katy Mixon) figures out a new way to make it a success. Meanwhile, Greg (Diedrich Bader) attempts to be a “fun dad” and adopts a dog while Katie is otherwise occupied.
Designated Survivor: “Run”
As President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) continues to deal with the turmoil surrounding the hacker and Congressional investigation, a natural disaster threatens the lives of two White House staffers.
Code Black: “The Same as Air”
Elliot (Noah Gray-Cabey) doubts his ability as a doctor when he’s sued for his role in the death of a SWAT officer in the new episode “The Same as Air.”
Inside the Royal Wedding: Harry and Meghan
Today co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb host this one-hour special which presents an unprecedented glimpse into the couple’s lives through interviews with close friends of the couple who will share stories of how Meghan and Harry met and fell in love. The special will also reveal wedding details and share the secrets of what it takes to stage an event of this scale.
Science Channel, 10pm
Call this one The Big Prank Theory! Johnny Galecki hosts this new hoot that uses scientific and technical tactics to pull off practical jokes on unsuspecting folks. Sheldon would be so proud.
Seg (Cameron Cuffe) must decide if he is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice in service of the greater good for Kandor.
Colony: “Sierra Maestra”
USA Network, 10pm
Will (Josh Holloway) assesses the Resistance Camp’s safety; Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies) tries to get more involved; and Broussard (Tory Kittles) and Amy (Peyton List) encounter survivors outside the walls.
Thursday, May 17
Grey’s Anatomy: “All of Me”
On tonight’s season ender — and with Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew exiting the series — Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and the Grey Sloan doctors discover that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white terms.
Supernatural: “Let the Good Times Roll”
The CW, 8pm
Two things that probably won’t merit a round of beer: Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) finally meets his mega-powerful son Jack (Alexander Calvert), a fallen angel-human hybrid. And an impulsive decision by heroes Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) could change one of their lives forever.
Gotham: “A Dark Knight: No Man’s Land”
Jeremiah (guest star Cameron Monaghan) warns a skeptical Gordon (Ben McKenzie) of more destruction coming Gotham’s way, and Gordon is forced to make a potentially devastating decision.
Station 19: “Not Your Hero”
Ben (Jason George) reaches a rookie milestone and, per tradition, receives something from the crew. Chief Ripley (Brett Tucker) holds final interviews for the captain position but is interrupted when the team is called to a massive skyscraper fire, leaving several lives hanging in the balance.
Life in Pieces
Season 3 of Life in Pieces comes to an end with a two-episode finale. In “Video Piercing Model Hangover,” Jen (Zoe Lister-Jones) and Greg (Colin Hanks) learn a surprising piece of news. Then in “Sixteen Spanish Car Leak,” a surprise birthday party for Samantha takes an unexpected turn when she doesn’t come home alone.
Arrow: “Life Sentence”
The CW, 9pm
With a new ally on his team, Oliver (Stephen Amell) engages Diaz (guest star Kirk Acevedo) in an epic final battle.
American Ninja Warrior: All-Stars Special
In this two-hour special, hosts Matt Iseman, Akbar Gbajabiamila and Kristine Leahy each put together teams of three ninjas who then compete for time on the stages of the national finals.
A fake 911 call puts Hondo (Shemar Moore) and his team in very real jeopardy after they rush off to stop a white supremacy group from triggering bombs all over L.A.
The Carbonaro Effect
Michael Carbonaro is back with more eye-popping illusions — literally: The mischievous magician takes over a doctor’s office and leaves an unsuspecting receptionist with quite an impression, along with several body parts!
Friday, May 18
13 Reasons Why
Season 2 picks up in the aftermath of Hannah’s (Katherine Langford) death and the start of the characters’ complicated journeys toward healing and recovery. Liberty High prepares to go on trial, but someone will stop at nothing to keep the truth surrounding Hannah’s death concealed. A series of ominous Polaroids lead Clay (Dylan Minnette) and his classmates to uncover a sickening secret and a conspiracy to cover it up.
In this unique take on the zombie genre, Martin Freeman plays an infected father stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic. He desperately seeks a new home for his infant child and a means to protect her from his own changing nature.
Once Upon a Time
Former cast members Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin and Jared Gilmore, all of whom departed when the series rebooted at the end of last season, are back. The reappearance of familiar faces is tied to a menacing Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) from the Wish Realm, where twisted, cracked-mirror versions of the characters reside. “When Wish Rumple shows up,” executive producer Adam Horowitz reveals, “he starts a tidal wave of chaos that spirals out of control, affecting all of our characters.”
Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition: “Idina Menzel”
Broadway star, recording artist and actress Idina Menzel (Frozen) goes undercover to find Broadway’s next amazing talents.
Harry and Meghan: A Love Story
The CW, 8pm
Find out more about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in an intimate and uplifting film about their real-life fairy tale romance.
In the 2-part finale, the final three junior home cooks face one last battle, where they must prepare a three-course meal that will impress judges Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi and Joe Bastianich.
Blindspot: “In Memory”
Jane (Jaimie Alexander) and Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) hunt Roman (Luke Mitchell) back to where it all started. Can they stop him at last? David Morse, Tori Anderson, Kristina Reyes and Gloria Reuben guest-star.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The End”
The team is faced with a life-or-death challenge, and the wrong decision could cause the destruction of Earth.
Hawaii Five-0: “Waiho Wale Kahiko (Ancients Exposed)”
Warm sand. Swaying palm trees. A Russian nuclear attack submarine. One of these things does not belong in paradise, and McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Five-0 spend the season’s last episode trying to get rid of it.
American Masters: “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story”
Discover the story of one of the most beautiful women in the world, who also happened to be an ingenious inventor. Her pioneering work helped revolutionize modern communication, including Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth.
Saturday, May 19
The Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Check Local Listings – Network coverage starts on CBS at 4am, NBC at 4:30am and ABC at 5am
Stations around the world will present live coverage of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Each station will add its own commentary to a pool of cameras providing live footage of the event. Coverage will also show the procession to the castle for the reception and the happy couple’s traditional first public kiss as husband and wife.
Hallmark Channel, 10:30am
In celebration of Meghan Markle’s nuptials, catch the actress in an encore of her 2016 Hallmark movie. Cassandra Barber (Markle) has the habit of picking the wrong type of guy, so she turns to the latest self-help book from relationship guru Dr. Susie to help with her ailing love life. After she follows the advice in Dater’s Handbook to evaluate potential suitors, she must ultimately choose between reliable George (Jonathan Scarfe) and fun-loving Robert (Kristoffer Polaha).
Soccer: FA Cup Final: Chelsea FC vs. Manchester United
FOX, 12pm Live
FOX has live coverage of the Emirates FA Cup Final match from Wembley Stadium in London.
“Star Wars” Marathon
With all the hype surrounding the theatrical release of Solo: A Star Wars Story on May 25, TNT serves up three of the films in the epic space opera franchise beginning with 1999’s Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, which was the fourth film released. Immediately following are 2002’s Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and 2005’s Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
Horse Racing: 143rd Preakness Stakes
NBC, 5pm Live
The second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, takes place today at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, as Kentucky Derby winner Justify looks to continue his run in the history books.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: All-Star Race
FS1, beginning at 6pm Live
NASCAR’s All-Star festivities take place tonight at Charlotte Motor Speedway, beginning with the Monster Energy Open (formerly the Sprint Showdown), which gives drivers one last shot to qualify for the main event. In the All-Star Race, fans will see NASCAR’s top drivers compete in stages to qualify for the final 10-car sprint to the finish and $1 million prize.
Royal Romance: The Marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
This two-hour primetime special will take a look back at the day’s events and present highlights of the wedding between Britain’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle.
Purists may have a bone to pick with filmmaker Ramin Bahrani’s modernization of the Ray Bradbury book-burning classic, but if you’re addicted to your phone, your Snapchat or your smart speaker, it still makes a creepy, timely point. Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan plays go-getter fireman Montag, eagerly torching books and stripping bibliophiles of their very identity until he steals a novel, reads it and realizes how much he has contributed to and sacrificed for an insidious cause. “Bradbury’s biggest concern about the erosion of culture is now,” Bahrani says. “And with the speed at which this is advancing, will we actually be able to get ahead of the dam, or … will [it] be up to some other generation to bring back Bradbury’s heroes?”
Royally Ever After
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
When Sara’s (Fiona Gubelmann) boyfriend Daniel (Torrance Coombs) proposes marriage, she discovers that he’s the prince of a small European monarchy, and the wedding requires royal approval. If Sara wants to become Daniel’s wife, she’ll have to impress her future in-laws and prove she’s got what it takes to become a princess.
Saturday Night Live: “Tina Fey/Nicki Minaj”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
The venerable sketch-comedy series ends its 43rd season with former cast member Tina Fey returning to host for her sixth time. Nicki Minaj makes her third appearance as musical guest.