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Tuesday, May 12
The Happy Days of Garry Marshall
In this special, Garry Marshall’s family and friends share their favorite memories of the creative genius behind some of the most memorable series in television history. In a one-of-a-kind, heartfelt tribute to a Hollywood legend, the stars of some of TV and film’s most iconic titles — including Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries — come together to celebrate his life and achievements.
The Flash: “Success Is Assured”
The CW, 8pm
Barry (Grant Gustin) considers a risky plan to save Iris (Candice Patton) from the Mirrorverse. Ralph (Hartley Sawyer) attempts to stop Sue (guest star Natalie Dreyfuss) from making a grave mistake that could destroy her life.
Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back: “Save Our Town”
In this special two-hour episode, Gordon Ramsay takes on his biggest makeover challenge yet, revitalizing three local business in Ellicott City, Md., which was hit by massive floods in 2016 and 2018. Ramsay has called in some expert help, including esteemed interior designer Nate Berkus, Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr., former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith and the Maryland National Guard to offer helping hands to the community, ahead of the largest relaunch in the show’s history.
The Voice: “Live Top 9 Results”
NBC, 8pm Live
In the live semifinal results show, three of the nine artists who performed last night will be revealed as safe by America’s votes. After these finalists are revealed, the bottom three artists will be eliminated, while the middle three artists compete in the Instant Save for the last spot in the finale.
Asian Americans: “Good Americans; Generation Rising; Breaking Through”
Learn how Asian Americans were targeted as perpetual foreigners during the Cold War. A younger generation fights for equality in the fields, on campuses and in the culture, and new immigrants and war refugees expand the definition of “Asian American.” Finally, revisit the turn of the millennium, as Asian Americans are empowered by growing numbers and rising influence, but face a reckoning of what it means to be an American in an increasingly polarized society.
Special Theme: Wonder Women: “Activists & Humanitarians”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Turner Classic Movies’ Tuesday salute to films about strong real-life women continues, with tonight’s lineup featuring movies about women who worked for change. The evening starts with 1962’s The Miracle Worker, the biopic about Anne Sullivan (Best Actress Oscar winner Anne Bancroft), who was the blind tutor to Helen Keller (Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner Patty Duke). Other films include A World Apart (1988), Blossoms in the Dust (1941) and Marie: A True Story (1985).
Step up to the Plate
This 15-episode competitive cooking series aired on CBBC, the British children’s channel owned by the BBC. In the energetic show, a “Kitchen Crew” made up of children ages 10 to 14 runs a busy restaurant, dealing with obstacles they would face in the real world. Themed menus, including diner, zombie, tropical, medieval and magical, stretch their imaginations.
Jeff’s Homemade Game Show
Created and hosted by Second City alum Jeff Rogers, this 10-episode series turns a visit to a family’s home into an instant game show using common on-site household objects, locations and activities. Family members can win cash and prizes by participating in homegrown challenges such as stacking cans from their kitchen into a pyramid, returning items that have been removed from their living room to their correct locations, catapulting cereal into a milk-filled bowl, collecting as much loose change as possible, and guessing the expiration date of a condiment in their refrigerator.
For Life: “Fathers”
When Maskins (Boris McGiver) and Cyrus Hunt (Chance Kelly) try to thwart Aaron’s (Nicholas Pinnock) attempt at a retrial, Aaron is forced to attempt a desperate move, risking the wrath of a powerful new adversary. The election comes to a head as Safiya (Indira Varma) tries to warn Aaron that he is now a marked man.
The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch: “Poking the Nest”
The ranch reacts in dangerous ways when the team begins to dig.
Wednesday, May 13
The Wrong Missy
When Tim Morris (David Spade) meets his dream girl and their relationship quickly escalates through texts, he throws caution to the wind and invites her to his company’s corporate retreat at an island resort. However, when a past blind date from hell shows up at the airport for the weekend getaway instead, Tim learns too late that he’s been texting the wrong woman. Sarah Chalke, Lauren Lapkus and Nick Swardson also star in this comedy.
The Goldbergs: “Pretty in Pink”
Adam (Sean Giambrone) and Brea (Sadie Stanley) decide to go to prom together, but when Adam worries he won’t be prom king, Beverly’s (Wendi McLendon-Covey) actions jeopardize the event. Meanwhile, Barry (Troy Gentile) teaches Erica (Hayley Orrantia) how to be compassionate and caring when Geoff’s (Sam Lerner) dad is in the hospital.
The Big Interview With Dan Rather: “Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson”
AXS TV, 8pm
Musician Ian Anderson, of the classic rock band Jethro Tull, stops by to talk with host Dan Rather.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: “Let the Mouse Go!”
Lisa and Teddi butt heads over Kyle’s emotional meltdown. Garcelle celebrates a milestone in her sons’ lives, while Lisa struggles to stay in the shadows as her daughters launch their clothing line. Dorit and Sutton get into a cat-and-mouse game over a misunderstanding, and Erika notices the cracks in Denise’s laid-back facade when Denise is pushed to a new breaking point.
Survivor: Winners at War
Survivor’s 40th season concludes tonight as host Jeff Probst will crown one castaway the winner who will take home the $2 million prize — the largest in reality show history — and earn the title of Sole Survivor for the second time. During the three-hour finale, Probst will also remotely connect with all 20 players to discuss the highlights of the season.
The Masked Singer: “A Day in the Mask: The Semi Finals”
Special guest Jay Pharoah joins the panel as the remaining four singers compete. One singer will be unmasked at the end of the new episode “A Day in the Mask: The Semi Finals.”
Spy in the Wild: A Nature Miniseries: “The Islands”
Explore the islands of the South Pacific with creatures like the spy koala, who captures breeding behavior in Australia, or the spy crab, who joins an army of red crabs on their march to the sea to deposit their eggs.
TCM Spotlight: Asian Americans in Classic Hollywood
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Tonight’s celebration of Asian American actors and filmmakers begins with the forward-thinking film noir The Crimson Kimono (1959). This is followed by another noir, House of Bamboo (1955); the romantic drama Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955); Song of India (1949), an adventure film starring Sabu; and the Korean War drama The Steel Helmet (1951).
Lainey (AJ Michalka) has a difficult choice regarding her relationship with Barry (Troy Gentile) and her friendship with CB (Brett Dier). Meanwhile, Coach Mellor (Bryan Callen) and Julie (Valerie Azlynn) are put in a tough parenting position when Toby (Mason McNulty) is invited to prom as a freshman by a senior.
NOVA: “Decoding COVID-19”
NOVA’s new one-hour special, “Decoding COVID-19,” is a scientific investigation into the coronavirus that has caused an international public health crisis and turned the world upside down. The film reveals the biology of the tiny pathogen devastating lives from Wuhan, China, to Brooklyn, N.Y., and follows the unprecedented global collaboration among scientists racing to develop a vaccine. The special also presents harrowing, humanizing chronicles from the frontlines, following the health care providers, patients, and families battling the disease.
American Housewife: “Prom”
Katie (Katy Mixon) confronts a classmate’s mom when she suspects Anna-Kat (Julia Butters) is being bullied at school. Meanwhile, Taylor (Meg Donnelly) sets out to complete the final item on her life skills checklist — teaching Greg (Diedrich Bader) to shoot a three-pointer — so that she can attend her senior prom. At the same time, Oliver (Daniel DiMaggio) is sympathetic when a caller at the Teen Help Line confides that no one asked her to prom.
Single Parents: “No. Wait. What? Hold On.”
Angie (Leighton Meester) struggles to recall the events of a wine-filled night of packing with Will (Taran Killam), while Poppy (Kimrie Lewis) secretly encourages Will to share his true feelings. Meanwhile, Derek (guest star Adam Brody) arrives to gather Angie and her belongings, while Rory (Devin Trey Campbell) and Miggy (Jake Choi) are enlisted to find a hot guy to sublet the house.
Celebrity Ghost Stories
Taye Diggs goes back to his stage roots, revisiting New York Theatre Workshop to recount a “magical, mystical experience” he had there a few years ago to medium Kim Russo. Wait, why are the basement lights flickering?
Deadly Recall: “Stopwatch”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Pat is called to the Days Inn off Interstate 24 to investigate the murder of the night clerk. He’s greeted at the scene by the Metro PD robbery division, which signals that greed was at play in this homicide. Pat finds the victim has been killed with a single gunshot to her back, and after uncovering critical footprints and finding the murder weapon, he follows the evidence of the case across multiple states, leading him to vital comparisons that reveal the profile of the killer.
Expedition With Steve Backshall: “Greenland — Ice Mountain”
Follow Steve Backshall as he tries to summit a remote and unclimbed mountain in Greenland’s Stauning Alps. After Steve faces quicksand, a river and a glacier to reach base camp, the climb gives him a unique insight into a fast-changing environment.
Tonight on the traveling trivia show — with host/NYC taxi driver Ben Bailey quizzing passengers for cash prizes — Below Deck Mediterranean’s Capt. Sandy Yawn shares some of the rides and offers her brainpower.
Thursday, May 14
Katy Keene: “Chapter Thirteen: Come Together”
The CW, 8pm
Katy (Lucy Hale) is starting to see things a little more clearly and needs Gloria’s (Katherine LaNasa) help to make her plan work and it leads her to unexpected opportunities. Pepper (Julia Chan) finds a way to make it right with Jorge (Jonny Beauchamp) and Josie (Ashleigh Murray), but she must also try to let go of people in her past. Meanwhile, Josie is worried about Alexander (Lucien Laviscount) and turns to someone unexpected for help.
Council of Dads: “The Sixth Stage”
Robin (Sarah Wayne Callies) contemplates romantic life after Scott (Tom Everett Scott). Luly (Michele Weaver) and Evan (Steven Silver) make a risky investment with their loan money. Anthony (Clive Standen) prepares for the transition of the Crab Shack and develops a surprising friendship with the new owner’s representative, Margot (guest star Hilarie Burton). Larry (Michael O’Neill) confronts his past failures and tries to make amends with his new family.
Star of the Month: Edward G. Robinson: “Funny Guy Roles”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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In tonight’s celebration of Edward G. Robinson, viewers can start to see a more diverse side to the actor beyond the tough-guy roles for which he remains famous with a lineup of films that includes comedies (or crime films with comedic elements) in which he starred, including The Whole Town’s Talking (1935), A Slight Case of Murder (1938), Larceny, Inc. (1942) and Brother Orchid (1940).
Man With a Plan: “Stuck in the Middle With You”
In the new episode “Stuck in the Middle With You,” Adam’s (Matt LeBlanc) mother-in-law, Alice (returning guest star Nancy Lenehan), makes an unexpected visit and reveals some shocking news.
Station 19: “Louder Than a Bomb”
Andy (Jaina Lee Ortiz) becomes painfully suspicious of the circumstances surrounding her mother’s death and goes to her aunt looking for answers. Meanwhile, the members of the crew work to evacuate a doctor from Pac-North hospital and find themselves in a life-threatening situation; and Sullivan (Boris Kodjoe) undergoes surgery for his chronic leg pain.
Blindspot: “We Didn’t Start the Fire”
Jane (Jaimie Alexander) and the team reach out to Patterson’s (Ashley Johnson) father to gain access to a high-level conference in Finland where they hope to bring Matthew Weitz (Aaron Abrams) to their side. Bill Nye reprises his role as “Bill Nye.”
Ghost Adventures: “Bloodshed in the Bordello”
Travel Channel, 9pm
Zak Bagans and the Ghost Adventures crew travel to Globe, Ariz., to investigate a former bordello that was a hive of sinful behavior in the early 1900s. Two unsolved murders and a deadly shooting may have been fueled by the dark energy that surrounds the historic building.
Broke: “Daddy Issues”
When scrappy single mom Jackie (Pauley Perrette) visits her incarcerated dad (tough-guy character actor Jack McGee, Rescue Me), Javier (Jaime Camil) tags along. Seems her brother-in-law is hoping to lift the “curse” on his marriage by finally getting his father-in-law’s blessing.
How to Get Away With Murder: “Stay”
Annalise (Viola Davis) discovers there’s a surprise witness that threatens her case. Meanwhile, Connor (Jack Falahee) tries to persuade the K3 to go along with a new plan. Elsewhere, a lie between Frank (Charlie Weber) and Bonnie (Liza Weil) threatens their relationship as Annalise’s killer is finally revealed.
Top Chef: “Cabin Fever”
The chefs head to the mountains where they are challenged to an outdoor grilling Quickfire for Padma and Top Chef Kentucky winner Kelsey Barnard Clark. Before the sun rises, the chefs get to work on an upscale brunch buffet for 200 moms vacationing at the camp using a very limited stock pantry. It’ll take more than s’mores and a round of kumbayas to impress the moms, the judges Tom, Padma and Gail, and guest judge Top Chef Charleston winner Brooke Williamson.
Yum and Yummer
Cooking Channel, 10pm
The temperature is rising, and some folks like it really hot! Eddie Jackson shares hot and spicy dishes that give a little sweet, a little savory and a whole lot of spice.
The Misery Index
Welcome back to The Misery Index, where Jameela Jamil and the stars of the hit show Impractical Jokers unite the world in celebrating each other’s misery. In this episode, Joe and Q “make love,” they prove why online dating is dead, and surgery leaves a man with a really teenie weenie. An office flasher and a clumsy partier battle to be masters of misery, in hopes of winning the $30,000 grand prize.