All Times Eastern. PBS programming varies regionally.
Thursday, May 27
Friends: The Reunion
HBO Max celebrates the one-year anniversary of its launch with this special in which Friends stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer return to the iconic 1994-2004 sitcom’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank for a real-life unscripted celebration of the beloved show. The reunion will feature a variety of special guests including David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Larry Hankin, Kit Harington, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon and Malala Yousafzai.
This documentary recounts the final months of the war in the Pacific with never-before-seen, raw color film footage and the voices of 24 men who lived through the events. It documents events from the flag-raising at Iwo Jima in February 1945, to the harrowing kamikaze attacks and vicious ground combat at Okinawa in April of that year, and more. For this film, the National Archives opened its vaults and allowed previously denied access to over 700 reels of footage covering the harrowing expanse of the final months of the Pacific War.
This anime series is set thousands of years in the future, where a city known as Eden 3 is inhabited solely by robots whose former masters vanished a long time ago. On a routine assignment, two farming robots accidentally awaken a human baby girl from stasis, questioning all they were taught to believe — that humans were nothing more than a forbidden ancient myth. Together, the two robots secretly raise the child in a safe haven outside Eden.
Rugrats: Part 1
In this all-new series from Nickelodeon Animation Studio, the reimagined babies of the classic 1990s series continue to explore their world in brand-new adventures that will both complement and evolve the original show’s beloved stories. The first set of episodes of the Rugrats debut season drop on Paramount+ today, with the rollout of additional episodes to be announced at a later date. The series will also air on the linear Nickelodeon channel in the future. Reprising their original voice roles are E.G. Daily (Tommy Pickles), Nancy Cartwright (Chuckie Finster; Cartwright provided the voice from 2002-06), Cheryl Chase (Angelica Pickles), Cree Summer (Susie Carmichael) and Kath Soucie (Phil and Lil DeVille).
TCM Morning & Afternoon Movies: I Miss … the Theatre
TCM, beginning at 6:15am
Catch a Classic!
Another social gathering place that many people have missed going to over this pandemic year-plus has been the theater. Turner Classic Movies has you covered this morning and afternoon, allowing you to vicariously live out a night at the theater through various films, without worrying about standing-room-only crowds. The lineup begins nice and early with Tea for Two (1950). Set in the 1920s, the musical comedy is based on No, No, Nanette and stars Doris Day (in her first role with top billing, and the first film in which she danced as well as sang) as a would-be stage singer seeking backing for her Broadway show. Next is 42nd Street (1933), the toe-tapping, Best Picture Oscar-nominated film that follows the backstage goings-on of a Broadway musical. The day rounds out with Stage Struck (1958), a Broadway-set drama starring Henry Fonda, Susan Strasberg and Christopher Plummer in his film debut; the Oscar-nominated Kiss Me Kate (1953), with Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson as once-married musical theater actors who find themselves performing opposite each other as Petruchio and Kate in a production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew; The Producers (1967), Mel Brooks’ uproarious, Oscar-winning comedy about a Broadway producer and his accountant (Zero Mostel and Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Gene Wilder) scheming to bilk investors by staging what they think will be a certain flop; the Best Picture Oscar-nominated musical biopic Funny Girl (1968), starring Best Actress Oscar winner Barbra Streisand as famed Broadway/film star and comedian Fanny Brice; and, finally, Vincente Minnelli’s Oscar-nominated, Broadway-set 1953 musical comedy The Band Wagon, starring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse. — Jeff Pfeiffer
2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards
FOX, 8pm Live
The eighth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards air live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Top nominees include Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, Blake Shelton, Cardi B, Drake, Dua Lipa, H.E.R., Harry Styles, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Megan Thee Stallion, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd.
No Demo Reno: “Mid-Century Modernized”
A young couple with a baby on the way ask Jenn Todryk to make their beautiful mid-century modern home more functional while staying true to its original 1950s style.
The Wall: Red Nose Day Edition
Chris Hardwick hosts this special episode of the game show tied in with the Red Nose Day fundraising campaign to combat child poverty. A deserving Houston family will play the high-stakes game to try to earn life-changing cash for themselves, while Hardwick cheers them on and raises money for Red Nose Day by testing his own skills on the wall. Viewers will have the chance to join in to help raise money for the cause during the show and learn how Red Nose Day funds help underserved children. The episode will also feature surprise celebrity guests.
United States of Al: “Birthday/Kaleeza”
Hazel (Farrah Mackenzie) learns that Al (Adhir Kalyan) doesn’t know when his birthday is as she begins planning her own party in the new episode “Birthday/Kaleeza.”
Flip or Flop: “Prickly Flip”
Tarek El Moussa and Christina Haack get a lead on a property overrun with cacti in Lakewood, California, but they can’t see inside because tenants are still there! The duo returns to find a leaky water bed creating a huge mess that may endanger their profits.
Swamp People: “Bayou Blowout”
Troy and Pickle’s tagout hangs in the balance; Don and Jacob make a big mistake; Willie and Little Willie battle to the end; and Ronnie and Ashley take it down to the wire.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “What Can Happen in the Dark”
Garland (Demore Barnes) asks Benson (Mariska Hargitay) to investigate an unusual domestic violence case when his neighbor is found injured.
Against Rebel’s advice, Cruz turns to a familiar source to help dig up proof that proves the Stonemore valve is faulty. Elsewhere, Rebel, Cassidy and Grady come together to help Ziggy after learning that her friends have been unjustly expelled from school. Meanwhile, Lana continues to search for more information about Angela and instead is confronted with a shocking revelation.
Law & Order: Organized Crime: “Everybody Takes a Beating Sometime”
A new episode of Christopher Meloni’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit spinoff series premieres tonight.
Joseline’s Cabaret: Miami: “We’ll Always Have New Girls”
WE tv, 10pm
Season 1 of the activities of the “Puerto Rican Princess” closes tonight.
Friday, May 28
Amazon Prime Video
This 10-episode young adult drama series is written and created by Lauren Oliver, based on her novel. It takes place in a small Texas town, where every summer the graduating seniors compete in a series of challenges, winner takes all, which they believe is their one and only chance to escape their circumstances and make their lives better. But this year, the rules have changed — the pot of money is larger than ever and the game has become even more dangerous. The players will come face-to-face with their deepest, darkest fears and be forced to decide how much they are willing to risk in order to win.
Disney+ with Premier Access
Feature Film Exclusive!
Originally intended as a theatrical release only, this live-action prequel film that serves as an origin story for Cruella de Vil (Emma Stone), the iconic and fashionable villainess from 101 Dalmatians, now will also premiere on Disney+ with Premier Access the same date it hits theaters. Set in 1970s London amid the punk rock revolution, Cruella follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman (Emma Thompson), a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute. But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.
The first season of this collection of live-action short films from a new generation of dynamic storytellers features six shorts available on the launch date. The goal of Launchpad is to diversify the types of stories that are being told and to give access to those who have historically not had it. The filmmakers, all from underrepresented backgrounds, were selected from more than 1,100 U.S. applicants and were given an opportunity to share their perspectives and creative visions with audiences around the world. Each filmmaker was assigned executive mentors from the various divisions of the company as they created short films based on the theme of “Discover.”
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: “State of Play”
The present-day-set follow-up series to the hit Mighty Ducks feature film franchise of the ’90s concludes its first season. Lauren Graham and Emilio Estevez star.
After a regrettable first sexual encounter, a straight-laced high school student (Kuhoo Verma) and her slacker best friend (Victoria Moroles) have 24 hours to hunt down a Plan B pill in America’s heartland.
The Kominsky Method
In the six-episode third and final season of this Golden Globe-winning Chuck Lorre-produced comedy, Sandy Kominsky (Michael Douglas) has to navigate what aging looks like without his longtime friend Norman Newlander (Alan Arkin) by his side. Life only becomes more complicated with the arrival of Sandy’s ex-wife, Roz Volander (Kathleen Turner). The pair’s famously volatile relationship is further inflamed when she comes to L.A. to spend time with their daughter Mindy (Sarah Baker) and her boyfriend Martin (Paul Reiser). Lisa Edelstein, Emily Osment, Graham Rogers and Haley Joel Osment reprise their guest-starring roles this season.
Season 5 of this series starring Tom Ellis as the devil, who abandons hell to take up in Los Angeles, returns with its remaining new episodes. In the first part of the season, Lucifer’s twin brother Michael had secretly taken the devil’s place on Earth while he is back in hell. The series, also starring Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro and D.B. Woodside, has been renewed for a sixth and final season.
The Dick Van Dyke Show — Now in Living Color!
CBS presents two recently colorized episodes of the classic sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show, featuring 1962’s “Where Did I Come From?” and 1965’s “Never Bathe on Saturday.”
Chopped: “Competition Italiano”
Cooking Channel, 8pm
The appetizer includes pasta dough, but time issues lead to some big problems. The tasty trend continues with veal chops and bottarga in the basket. Desserts made with figs are the final two dishes.
Love and Monsters
A toxic fallout has killed most of humanity and created huge, mutated animals — and Joel (Dylan O’Brien), safe but sad underground, hasn’t seen his ex-girlfriend (Jessica Henwick) in seven years. So he works up the courage to go find her in this charming “hor-rom-com” reminiscent of Zombieland (and Oscar-nominated for its visual effects). Some postapocalyptic advice: A grizzled guide (Michael Rooker, terrific) is important, but a great dog is essential.
My Lottery Dream Home: “So Young, So Rich”
David Bromstad visits Charlotte, North Carolina to help his youngest lottery winner yet, 22-year-old Hadleigh. She won $25,000 a year for 20 years, but took a lump sum payment of $390,000 in the Lucky for Life lottery so she could buy her first home. There aren’t many 22-year-olds with a property portfolio, but David is thrilled to help Hadleigh find a dream home she can share with her mom and sister. Apart from the regular three-bedroom, two-bathroom minimum requirements, these two youngsters are looking for a home with sturdy banisters for sliding down, a pretty room to livestream from and, of course, room to roll!
Annabelle and Gabriella are twins, and Annabelle is ready to see their dad, Tim, start dating again after years as a widower. Gabriella, however, fears Annabelle is rushing their dad by setting up a secret dating profile for him. When transfer student Bethany joins their soccer team, Annabelle realizes Bethany’s mom, Caroline, has matched with their dad on his dating profile. Tim and Caroline immediately hit it off, but Gabriella is suspicious of how quickly Caroline and Bethany have inserted themselves into their lives. Determined to prove the women are up to no good, Gabriella must find out the truth before Caroline can become their evil stepmom. Tara Spencer-Nairn, Julia Lalonde, Randy Thomas and Hannah Vandenbygaart star.
The Blacklist: “Balthazar ‘Bino’ Baker”
Hoping to move some precious cargo quietly, Red (James Spader) enlists the assistance of an enforcer who specializes in transporting items through an underground network.
Memorial Day Marathon
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!
Beginning tonight, and running all the way through Memorial Day (Monday, May 31) and into the early morning hours of June 1, Turner Classic Movies remembers those Americans who have lost their lives in military service with an extensive lineup of some of the greatest war/military movies ever made. The schedule for tonight and early tomorrow morning includes, in order: Pride of the Marines (1945), Till the End of Time (1946), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Wings for the Eagle (1942) and Above and Beyond (1952). — Jeff Pfeiffer
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: North Carolina Education Lottery 200
FS1, 8:30pm Live
The big Memorial Day weekend of NASCAR racing begins with the primetime Camping World Truck Series 200-mile race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Inside the Met: “Love and Money”
See how the Metropolitan Museum of Art faces a new financial reality following its fall 2020 reopening, with philanthropists and art collectors stepping in to help keep the museum alive.
A Black Lady Sketch Show
The sketch comedy takes on tough first-date questions and the struggle of friends splitting the bill after
a meal. Surely you’ve experienced one of these scenarios.
Saturday, May 29
90 Day: Foody Call
The 90 Day universe serves up its latest entry with this series in which couples from the franchise invite you into their kitchens and dish on recipes for relationship success, all while preparing traditional meals from their home countries. During each episode, things get a little saucy when fans get a peek into what it’s like to hang out at home and cook with these beloved duos.
Memorial Day Marathon Continues
TCM, all day
Catch a Classic!
Turner Classic Movies’ remembrance of Memorial Day continues all day long (and into early tomorrow morning) with the following military-/war-related films, in order: Thunder Afloat (1939), Destination Tokyo (1943), No Time for Sergeants (1958), Darby’s Rangers (1958), Up Periscope (1959), Imitation General (1958), 36 Hours (1964), Nazi Agent (1942), Act of Violence (1948, airs as part of TCM’s Saturday late-night “Noir Alley” block), Journey Into Fear (1942), Merrill’s Marauders (1962) and Dark of the Sun (1968). — Jeff Pfeiffer
Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out
Food Network, 12pm
Fire up the grill and get ready for more alfresco ideas as Iron Chef Michael Symon unveils a new season of self-shot episodes featuring easy-to-follow tips for outdoor eats. Joining him for the weekly feasts are his wife, Liz, and, of course, Staffordshire bull terrier Norman.
NASCAR Xfinity Series: Alsco Uniforms 300
FS1, 1pm Live
Austin Cindric, Ty Gibbs, Myatt Snider and other emerging stars of the NASCAR Xfinity Series compete for 300 miles at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Major League Baseball
Viewers will see either the Milwaukee Brewers at the Washington Nationals, the San Francisco Giants at the L.A. Dodgers or the Atlanta Braves at the N.Y. Mets in FOX’s Saturday night regional MLB broadcast window.
Israelis and Palestinians try to give peace a chance in a film version of the Tony-winning play about the secret negotiations that led to the historic 1993 Oslo Peace Accords. Over an unexpectedly emotional two hours of back-channel meetings, adversaries lighten up by sharing meals and jokes in a manor. “It’s only in the sharing of the private that we can see each other for who we truly are,” says their host, sociologist Terje Rød-Larsen (Flea bag’s Andrew Scott), who devised the risky mission with his diplomat wife, Mona Juul (The Affair’s Ruth Wilson). This is history told on a refreshingly human scale.
Proud American: Tunnel to Towers Special
FOX News Channel, 8pm
FOX News’ Proud American series returns with special programming honoring Memorial Day. Veteran and FOX & Friends Weekend cohost Pete Hegseth from Liberty State Park with the Freedom Tower as a backdrop. Sponsored by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the special will provide viewers with a look inside the history of the charitable organization, introduce the audience to families that Tunnel to Towers has impacted and spotlight the upcoming 20th anniversary of 9/11.
Storm of Suspicion: “Dead of Winter”/“Sweltering Sorrow”
The Weather Channel, 9pm
Season 2 of the true-crime series that investigates murders where weather played a central role in solving or covering up the crime concludes with two back-to-back hourlong episodes tonight: “Dead of Winter” and “Sweltering Sorrow.”
Sunday, May 30
Evil Lives Here: Shadows of Death: “Mother’s Day Murder”
2011: Mother’s Day looks a little different this year for high school freshman Tony Gana. His mother, Annamaria Gana, is battling stage 2 breast cancer. She says she’s fine, but Tony can tell the medicine and the chemo are taking their toll. Then, Officer Todd Hylton is called to the scene of an alleged shooting; just moments earlier, the caller told dispatch that his mom shot him.
Memorial Day Marathon Continues
TCM, all day
Catch a Classic!
Turner Classic Movies’ remembrance of Memorial Day continues all day long (and into early tomorrow morning) with the following military-/war-related films, in order: The Hook (1963), The Clay Pigeon (1949), Act of Violence (1948), The Devil’s Brigade (1968), Kelly’s Heroes (1970), The Green Berets (1968), The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944), The Great Escape (1963), Where Eagles Dare (1968), The Dirty Dozen (1967) and Hell to Eternity (1960). — Jeff Pfeiffer
Tennis: French Open: Early Rounds
Tennis Channel, 5am Live
Spain’s Rafael Nadal tries for his fifth straight (and 14th overall) French Open title at Roland Garros in Paris. Poland’s Iga Swiatek is defending women’s singles champion. Tennis Channel and NBC air the tournament through June 13.
NTT IndyCar Series: 105th Indianapolis 500
NBC, 12:30pm Live
Scott Dixon, Josef Newgarden, Colton Herta, Will Power and 2020 Indy 500 champion Takuma Sato return to famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway to compete in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.
NASCAR Cup Series: Coca-Cola 600
FOX, 6pm Live
Top Cup Series stars Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and defending race champ Brad Keselowski compete in NASCAR’s longest event, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Biography: Mick Foley
Follow the unique, multifaceted career of Mick Foley, a 2013 WWE Hall of Fame inductee better known as “Mankind.” A fan favorite during WWE’s “Attitude Era,” Foley shocked audiences in 1998 during a career-defining match as he was thrown off the top of the Hell in a Cell by Undertaker.
Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre
It’s been a century since the neighborhood of Greenwood in Tulsa, known as Black Wall Street, was destroyed and hundreds of Black people massacred by the surrounding white community and police. Now, this informative documentary shows, there is finally an investigation into the May 31-June 1, 1921, attack — set in motion when a Black teen was accused of assaulting a white woman — as the city excavates mass graves filled with victims. Against a moving score, the story unspools through interviews with historians, descendants, community activists and, via revelatory older footage, survivors themselves. The film leaves us with the sense that the public reckoning is only beginning, and that what happened then in some ways reflects the reality of race relations now. As the Rev. Robert Turner says, “Black people, a generation out of slavery, built a mecca for themselves. And how did their government respond? They burned it to the ground.”
National Memorial Day Concert
PBS, 8pm Live
Tune in to the 32nd annual broadcast of America’s national night of remembrance, honoring the military service of all our men and women in uniform, their families and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Johnny Cash: The Man in Black
Johnny Cash was one of the most accomplished and influential artists of the 20th century. But he was also one of the most self-destructive and deeply conflicted, with roots from a religious upbringing that would collide with the temptations of fame. In this two-hour special, rare archival interviews allow viewers to hear Cash in his own words describing how much he despised drugs and their consequences on his own life, but how his addictive cravings crushed him. Sharing her experiences of her father is Rosanne Cash, and Cash’s friend Johnny Western and sister Joanne Cash Yates also relate stories about the Man in Black. Michael Darlow, who directed Cash’s famous concert at San Quentin prison, offers additional commentary.
The Girlfriend Experience: “The Embrace”
Buying time, Iris (Julia Goldani Telles) escapes the messy leftovers of her double life and takes time off the grid. Georges (Oliver Masucci), a former client, takes Iris into his world, but reality has a way of catching up.
The Story of Late Night: “Late Night Makes the News”
As the 2000s unfold, Jay Leno’s monologue mastery captivates mainstream America. But his succession struggle with heir-apparent Conan O’Brien is no joke, making waves across the late-night landscape and bringing Jimmy Fallon’s fresh voice to the front. Thanks to cable’s rise, diverse voices like Chelsea Handler, Andy Cohen and George Lopez get their seat behind the late-night desk, while Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert take the news into their own hilarious hands.
In the two-part series finale, which airs an hour earlier than last week’s episode, Robin Murphy comes forward to tell her story for the first time, in a prison interview. Her revelations paint a picture of corruption. An additional murder is revealed, previously thought to be unconnected to the case.
Worst Cooks in America: “Final Test and Celebrity Caterers”
Food Network, 9pm
Chefs Anne Burrell and Michael Symon teach their final two recruits how to make a three-course meal, and the judges choose a winner. Then, former recruits react to an episode with celebrities, an hors d’oeuvre cook-off and Chef Tyler Florence.
Signs of a Psychopath
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
The series returns for Season 2 with two back-to-back half-hour episodes. First, in “I Didn’t Do Anything,” a former escort hires a hitman to kill her husband. She thinks she’s committed the perfect crime when officers notify her that he is dead. Little does she know that the police have been watching and recording her every move. Next, in “Fantasy Over Family,” a troubled 29-year-old son gets kicked out of his parents’ house after spending the family fortune on a web-cam model. But when his mother, father and brother are found murdered, the young man insists he is innocent.
Mare of Easttown
Detective Mare Sheehan (Kate Winslet) and the residents of this economically depressed Philadelphia suburb learn the truth behind the murder of an ill-fated young single mother and the disappearance of several other girls in the community in the season finale episode “Sacrament.” Jean Smart, Julianne Nicholson, Guy Pearce and Angourie Rice also star in the miniseries.
Modern Warriors: Reflections
FOX News Channel, 10pm
FOX News’ Proud American franchise continues with special programming honoring Memorial Day. Veteran and FOX & Friends Weekend cohost Pete Hegseth hosts this Modern Warriors special honoring four American warriors who have bravely served our nation. Proud American coverage will continue through FNC’s primetime programming on Memorial Day with various programs highlighting the franchise.
Monday, May 31
Memorial Day Marathon Continues
TCM, all day
Catch a Classic!
Turner Classic Movies’ remembrance of Memorial Day comes to an end with the following military-/war-related movies airing all day long (and into early tomorrow morning), in order: Ace of Aces (1933), Sergeant York (1941), Flying Leathernecks (1951), The Naked and the Dead (1958), The Steel Helmet (1951), Target Zero (1955), The Red Badge of Courage (1951), Battleground (1949), Run Silent, Run Deep (1958), The Enemy Below (1957), Battle of the Bulge (1965) and War Nurse (1930). — Jeff Pfeiffer
Teen Titans Go!: “Space House”
Cartoon Network, 6pm
This four-part, hourlong animated special is a crossover event between Teen Titans Go! and DC Super Hero Girls. It follows the teen superheroes from each series as they accept a mysterious invitation to enjoy a vacation getaway among the stars. The Space House is equipped with enough state-of-the-art technology that even Batgirl takes notice, but where is it headed, and who invited them on this vacation in the first place? Robin, Wonder Woman, Raven, Supergirl and the rest of the crime-fighting heroes join forces to solve this ultimate intergalactic mystery.
The Wonderful World of Disney: The Princess and the Frog
Set in the great city of New Orleans, this is a modern twist on a classic tale featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana (voice of Anika Noni Rose), a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.
Hell’s Kitchen: Young Guns
The hit culinary competition returns for its landmark 20th season as Chef Gordon Ramsay puts aspiring chefs — all age 23 or younger — through rigorous culinary challenges at Hell’s Kitchen in Las Vegas.
The Food That Built America: “A Game of Chicken”
This episode of The Food That Built America airs on a special night, just ahead of the premiere of History’s latest entry in the That Built franchise, The Titans That Built America. This episode looks back at the 1970s, when McDonald’s CEO Ray Kroc is far ahead of his fast-food competition. But when a burger chain claiming to be king poaches his third-highest ranking executive, Don Smith, it’s war. Smith re-engineers the emerging rival, using the best ideas of his former franchise to modernize the brand. In an unprecedented move, Kroc brings on a world-renowned chef to develop the chicken nugget and breakfast, and tries to crush the would-be king once and for all.
People Magazine Investigates: “Red Christmas”
Investigation Discovery, 8pm; also streaming on discovery+
On Dec. 11, 2003, police receive a mysterious 911 call for a home in the tony Walnut Estates neighborhood of Mansfield, Texas. Officers are dispatched to investigate, and when they enter the home they encounter a horrific scene — the bloodied bodies of homeowners Rick and Suzy Wamsley. The couple was highly regarded around the neighborhood and thought to have the perfect family life, so detectives are left with a big question mark: Who and why would anyone want to kill the Wamsleys? When detectives launch an investigation to find out, the myth of the Wamsleys’ perfect life begins to unravel. It turns out that underneath the polished exterior, there are deep, dark secrets.
A Party Gone Wrong
Inspired by a true story, this film follows April (Shellie Sterling) as she finds herself fighting for her life after attending a party with her best friend, Brittney (Kate Edmonds). After drinking too much, April stumbles into a suspicious ride share to take her home, but quickly realizes the driver has other plans in mind — stealing her organs to sell them on the black market.
American Ninja Warrior
Matt Iseman, Akbar Gbajabiamila and Zuri Hall are back to call the action for Season 13 of this athletic competition series, which is set to take place in Seattle, Los Angeles and Las Vegas for the finals. The new season will feature more than 400 competitors. For the first time in ANW history, the age limit to compete is being lowered to 15 years old, and in some cases, teenagers will compete against adults. A top prize of $1 million will go to the winner if they can conquer all four stages at the National Finals in Las Vegas.
Dreamland: The Burning of Black Wall Street
CNN & CNN en Español, 9pm; streams live for subscribers on CNNgo and on CNN mobile apps
LeBron James is an executive producer of this cinematic documentary that celebrates the Black cultural renaissance that once existed in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and investigates the race massacre committed in that neighborhood 100 years ago by a mob of white vigilantes that left an indelible, though hidden, stain on American history. As present-day Tulsa seeks reconciliation and accountability for this century-old crime, this film blends archival media, animation, narrated letters and diary entries with contemporary interviews to tell its story, and also examines the findings of the current archeological search for mass graves.
Featuring the voices of Lisa Kudrow, Nat Faxon, Tony Hale and Will Forte, this new animated comedy follows a group of neighborhood pets and stray animals as they work through their issues inside and outside their therapy group. Honey (Kudrow), a standard poodle, opens her living room for the group to come and support each other through the misery, mayhem and majesty that is being a pet.
The Titans That Built America
This three-night miniseries (continuing tomorrow and Wednesday) chronicles the incredible rise and fierce rivalries of industrial heavy-hitters Henry Ford, William Boeing, Walter Chrysler, J.P. Morgan Jr. and Pierre Du Pont. The ruthless, innovative and cunning titans battled each other — and FDR — to create entirely new industries at a time when America was in absolute peril. Out of the rubble of the Great Depression, this new group of robber barons emerged to help lift America to new heights — from revolutionizing the automobile and erecting monuments and skyscrapers, to conquering human flight and helping fuel victory in World War II.
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
This three-part docuseries that originally premiered on discovery+ explores the explosive and devastating aftermath of the 2003 murder of Burbank police officer Matthew Pavelka after a routine traffic stop. His murder puts into motion an international manhunt, millions of dollars seized, multiple homicides, exposure of government corruption, a multistate wiretap investigation and the discovery of the Mexican Cartel’s infiltration of a United States street gang.
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted
Nat Geo, 9pm
Gordon Ramsay laces his boots, grabs his knives and buckles up as he hits the road to embark on exhilarating adventures exploring world cultures through food. Under the guidance of local experts and food legends he meets along the way, Ramsay partakes in culinary customs, learns about delicious delicacies and tastes fresh flavors unique to each region. In Season 3, Ramsay goes off the grid and off recipe as he feasts his way through Texas, Portugal, Croatia, Puerto Rico, Iceland, Maine, the Smoky Mountains and Mexico.
Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten
One of the worst incidents of racial violence in American history occurred 100 years ago, May 31-June 1, 1921. Known as the Tulsa Race Massacre, the attack saw a mob of white residents set fire to “Black Wall Street” — hundreds of Black-owned businesses and homes in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma — killing an estimated 100-300 Black residents and leaving an estimated 10,000 Black residents homeless. This documentary examines the deadly assault on the 100th anniversary of the crime in the context of other racial massacres and police killings.
Everyone’s favorite sMothered — mamma and daughter — pairings from the series’ freshman season are returning, along with some brand-new extreme duos who will leave jaws on the floor. Extreme? Well, some of these new pairs share underwear and joint showers and exchange Brazilian waxes. These outrageous moments add to the shocking relationships that viewers were exposed to from past seasons. Back this year are Sunhe and Angelica, Kathy and Cristina, and Dawn and Cher.
Duncanville: “Who’s Vroomin’ Who?”
Duncan (voice of Amy Poehler) starts racing stock cars to get away from his mom (also voiced by Poehler), but it turns out they make a great racing team in the new episode “Who’s Vroomin’ Who?”
The Good Doctor
The St. Bonaventure surgical team is pushed to their limits when they head to Guatemala on a medical mission in Season 4’s two-part finale (concluding June 7). “Putting them in an even more intense environment, living together, gives us an opportunity to explore emotional connections and challenges in a way we haven’t before,” explains showrunner David Shore. Expect to see “the heart-wrenching process” of choosing which locals get one of the limited number of surgeries — and also what happens when the power goes out mid-procedures. This experience may also help heal Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) and his love, Lea (Paige Spara), as they grieve — in very different ways — her recent miscarriage.
The Secrets She Keeps
Despite her mother Diane’s (Zoe Cramond) disapproval, 16-year-old Amara (Emily Miceli) gets on a dating app with hopes to find a boyfriend. When she matches with Shane (Keller Fornes), everything is initially fantastic, but soon, Diane and Amara are being stalked and harassed. At first, they’re unsure who it could be, but when Diane digs a little deeper into Shane’s past, she discovers that he’s every mother’s nightmare — and she’ll have to use all her cunning and courage to save her daughter.
Breaking Bobby Bones
Nat Geo, 10pm
Radio/TV personality and bestselling author Bobby Bones crisscrosses the country to meet everyday heroes who have extraordinary jobs, hobbies and abilities, where they welcome him with open arms and give him a crash course in their specialized skills. Bobby accepts the challenge of living a day in their lives and attempting the tricks of their trades, which often means pushing past his own comfort zone, like dangling over the Grand Canyon 4,000 feet above the Colorado River despite his greatest fear in life — heights. Along the way, Bobby is able to make a personal and compassionate connection with each person’s unique life story.
This eight-episode game show hosted by Lil Rel Howery is based on a popular U.K. format. In each episode, teams of three from various backgrounds work together to earn a shot at competing for the $250,000 cash prize in the finale game. To get there, each team must prove their skills on miniature playing fields from a shrunken sushi conveyor belt with tiny chopsticks to a mini Ellis Island. Challenges will require considerable dexterity and intense focus because with games this small, there’s no room for error as the slightest miscalculation or tremble may result in losing tens of thousands of dollars.
Tuesday, June 1
TCM Morning & Afternoon Movies: Summer Camp
TCM, beginning at 6:15am
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Kick off your summer of classic movie viewing with this morning and afternoon lineup of some of the kitschiest and campiest cult favorites ever made. The lineup begins with Trog (1970), a British sci-fi/horror film about a living caveman who is discovered by an anthropologist (played by Joan Crawford in what would be her final film appearance). Next is The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962), another sci-fi/horror flick, about a mad doctor who keeps his fiancée’s severed head alive. (You may be familiar with this movie from when it was mercilessly mocked on Mystery Science Theater 3000.) After that, Laurie Mitchell plays Yllana, the titular ruthless ruler of Venus in 1958’s Queen of Outer Space, which also features Zsa Zsa Gabor and whose content was found quite objectionable by the now-defunct National Legion of Decency, so it’s got that going for it. The day of summer camp also includes Hercules, Samson & Ulysses (1963), one of the many Italian sword-and-sandals flicks of the ’60s; The Prodigal (1955), a biblical epic led by Lana Turner; Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958); Dead Ringer, a 1964 horror film with Bette Davis, Karl Malden and Peter Lawford; and The Bad Seed (1956), featuring Patty McCormack as the quintessential cinematic problem child. — Jeff Pfeiffer
Mike Tyson: The Knockout
The second and final part of this inside look at Mike Tyson’s career and personal life examines what the legend has learned and how events have inspired him to go forward in his life.
A new batch of builders compete in Season 2 of LEGO Masters, featuring ambitious challenges like an earthquake tower challenge, a demolition derby and a LEGO fashion show. The winning team carries away $100,000, the ultimate LEGO trophy and the grand title of LEGO Masters. Will Arnett returns as host.
America’s Got Talent
The 16th season of AGT features a new set of aspiring performers looking to compete for the ultimate $1 million prize. Executive producer Simon Cowell returns to the star-studded judging panel with Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofía Vergara. Terry Crews also returns as host. This season promises some of the wildest acts to ever grace the stage after an unprecedented number of submissions poured in from across the country.
Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer: “Behavior”
Understand the importance of persuading the public to protect themselves during health crises. History shows that handwashing, social distancing and grassroots campaigning all play important roles in helping to shift behavior and save lives.
The Haves and the Have Nots
OWN’s long-running Tyler Perry drama will be concluding its eight-season run with these remaining new episodes. In the dramatic final eight episodes with a finale no one will see coming, the wealthy residents of Savannah, Georgia, are involved in a true-to-life Greek tragedy as Judge Jim Cryer (John Schneider) and his rich friends find out what happens when personal flaws go unchecked. Karma has not been kind to the elite 1 percenters.
Superman & Lois: “Holding the Wrench”
The CW, 9pm
Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) encourages Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) to reach out for help after noticing her reaching a breaking point. Meanwhile, Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) finds himself in a dangerous situation. Lastly, Kyle (Erik Valdez) encourages Sarah (Inde Navarrette) to audition for the musical revue at school.
Unsellable Houses: “Rough Rental Reno”
Selling their rental house is the only thing stopping Ted and Teresa from starting a college fund for their daughters, but it’s in rough shape. Leslie Davis and Lyndsay Lamb step in to transform the worn-out home into a sophisticated showplace that will attract first-time home buyers.
The Titans That Built America: “Titans vs. FDR”
As the nation descends into the Great Depression, a new leader emerges — a president proposing a bold “New Deal” for America. As the Titans struggle to save their businesses from collapse, the federal spending enables a new generation to rise up, build bigger than ever and rescue the economy.
Philly D.A.: “Episode 8”
Krasner recruits law students to join the next generation of prosecutors leading reform from within. Meanwhile, activists who campaigned for Krasner’s election warn him of consequences if he doesn’t accelerate plans to phase out cash bail.
True Hollywood Story: “Transgender in Hollywood”
A new generation of transgender actors, writers, producers and directors including Candis Cayne, Angelica Ross, Trace Lysette and Ian Alexander speak on breaking down barriers and pushing for new industry standards in storytelling.
New Amsterdam: “Fight Time”
Sharpe (Freema Agyeman) offers help to a reluctant Mina (Nadia Affolter); Max (Ryan Eggold) is faced with a tough decision about Luna; Bloom (Janet Montgomery) and Casey (Alejandro Hernandez) treat a patient who has been hiding a lifelong secret; Iggy (Tyler Labine) finds himself in a very dangerous predicament; Reynolds (Jocko Sims) treats a young heart transplant patient with astonishing symptoms.
Frontline: “The Jihadist”
A powerful Syrian militant called a terrorist by the United States seeks a new relationship with the West. In his first interview with a Western reporter, former al-Qaida commander Abu Mohammed al-Julani says his fight is with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, not the U.S.
Doubling Down With the Derricos
There is never a dull moment for this family comprised of 14 children — including four sets of naturally conceived multiples and singletons. In the new season, the Derricos face unforeseen challenges that catapult them into the most challenging year of their lives. This season continues to highlight how much heart and soul this family has, as Karen and Deon work through an incredibly tumultuous time with grace, love and humor.
Wednesday, June 2
This series introduces viewers to cases of dire obesity with oversized personalities to match. Seven desperate hopefuls, each weighing between 400 and 800 pounds, seek the help of renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Charles Procter as they attempt to lose weight and change their lives forever. New episodes are available Wednesdays. The special two-hour series premiere introduces best friends Meghan and Vanessa. Despite their fun-loving energy and wit, both women are plagued by health problems. Weighing in at 496 pounds, Meghan is tired of living her life connected to an oxygen tank and wants to inspire Vanessa to join her in having bariatric surgery. However, at 440 pounds, Vanessa is not convinced by looking at the intense diet and exercise changes they need to make in order to meet Dr. Procter’s weight loss requirements prior to the surgery.
Season Premiere/Series Finale!
The fifth and final season of this Canadian sitcom drops on Netflix for U.S. viewers today. The series follows members of a Korean Canadian family who deal with customers, each other and the evolving world around them while running a convenience store in Toronto. The cast includes Simu Liu, who stars in the title role of Marvel’s upcoming film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
TCM Morning & Afternoon Movies: Let’s Go to the Beach
TCM, beginning at 6:45am
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As summer begins, many people’s thoughts might be turning toward the beach. If you can’t get there in person, Turner Classic Movies will bring the beach to you through a lineup of various film titles. But be warned: The beaches in these movies aren’t the idyllic paradises you might be dreaming of, but often feature beach-related horror, monsters or melancholy, and no lifeguard on duty to help you. The lineup begins with Ebirah, Horror of the Deep, a 1966 production from Japan’s Toho Studios that pits Godzilla against the titular threat, which is basically a giant shrimp/lobster sort of thing. Next is another monster movie, Creature From the Haunted Sea (1961), a Creature From the Black Lagoon knockoff directed by Roger Corman. The rest of the day at the beach includes The Sea Bat (1930); Doctor X (1932); Tormented (1960); The Pack (1977); Summer of ’42 (1971); Death Curse of Tartu (1966); and Bloodlust (1961). — Jeff Pfeiffer
Press Your Luck: “We Got Robots”
Host Elizabeth Banks is back to help contestants try to win those big bucks. The stakes have never been higher as contestants try to avoid the iconic and devilish whammy for a chance at life-changing cash and prizes. Banks is joined by contestants Josh Coleman (hometown: Bakersfield, California), Lacie Armstrong (hometown: Glendale, California) and Cassandra Willis (hometown: Riverside, California).
Season 11 of MasterChef promises to be the most intense in the series’ history. Chef Gordon Ramsay, chef Aarón Sánchez and renowned restaurateur Joe Bastianich have invited culinary legends Emeril Lagasse, Paula Deen, Roy Choi, Nancy Silverton and Morimoto to raise the “steaks” of the competition. Only 15 home cooks will have the chance to impress the legends with all-new challenges, including a head-to-head battle with Ramsay.
Property Brothers: Forever Home: “Heart of the Family”
Family means everything to professional musician Josefina, and her Los Angeles home is where they all come together. However, the cramped flow and uneven floors make it tough for her sister, who uses a wheelchair, to move around, so Drew and Jonathan Scott open things up to create the perfect layout.
Life at the Waterhole: “Episode 3”
Learn how rain transforms the area into a lush grazing pasture, creating an abundance of food. Moderate weather makes it harder for predators, as prey can migrate further. With plenty of food available, mating and birthing seasons have arrived.
The $100,000 Pyramid
This week, Saturday Night Live stars Rachel Dratch and Chris Redd compete for the winner’s circle, and Dr. Mehmet Oz squares off against his daughter Daphne Oz.
Bravo’s critically acclaimed series returns to explore the personal journeys of nine young Indian American friends trying to navigate life, friendship, careers and family. Their traditional parents and grandparents offer no shortage of unsolicited advice wrapped in love.
Nancy Drew: “The Echo of Lost Tears”
The CW, 9pm
Carson (Scott Wolf), Ryan (Riley Smith) and the Drew Crew work together to help Nancy (Kennedy McMann).
Discovery Channel, 9pm
The lost city of Atlantis has fascinated philosophers and historians for nearly 2,400 years. Now, with a new trail of evidence, expert Stel Pavlou and volcanologist Jess Phoenix set out on a quest to solve the greatest archaeological mystery of all time — the rediscovery of Atlantis. Pavlou is the author of the groundbreaking new theory on the date for Atlantis’ destruction near the beginning of the fifth millennium BCE. Phoenix’s expertise is in volcanic hazards. In this series, they travel around the world exploring ancient sites and uncovering clues in search of the legendary lost city.
Crime Scene Kitchen
Another mouthwatering dessert has disappeared in tonight’s new episode, and it’s up to the contestants to use the crumbs, flour trails and a few elusive clues to decode what was made. Teams must then re-create the recipe for celebrity judges, chef Curtis Stone and cake artist Yolanda Gampp, who will determine how closely their sweet treat matches the missing dessert — and how good it tastes! Joel McHale hosts.
Bargain Block: “Pride and Weird”
Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas take some major risks with their next houses, but Keith isn’t one for conformity and isn’t going to temper his passion. He goes all out for a house dedicated to the best of Detroit, and a colorful abstract imaginative home.
The Titans That Built America: “United They Stand”
The same businesses whose quest for power and profit led the country into a depression must now use their industrial might to build America’s war machine. To confront a global threat, the Titans must choose patriotism over profit and hand their factories over to the government.
NOVA: “Ship That Changed the World”
Five centuries ago, the Age of Exploration and Europe’s imperial colonization of far-off lands was launched by a revolution in ship design that made long-distance ocean voyages practical. But exactly how this momentous innovation happened eludes historians. Now, the excavation of a rare intact wreck discovered off the coast of Sweden offers vital new clues to a maritime mystery.
VICE VERSA: The Neglected Pandemic, 40 Years of HIV & AIDS
Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye) narrates this two-hour documentary that takes a comprehensive look at what it is to be HIV-positive in America in 2021. Through personal accounts and insights from different communities, organizations, races, genders and sexual orientations, the program showcases the front lines of scientific advancements in the field and the reality of the experience. Exploring the truth behind the statistics, viewers will be taken across the United States to meet those living with HIV/AIDS, such as Hamilton star and activist Javier Muñoz, and the advocates fighting for better civil rights for the affected communities.
Court Cam Presents Under Oath
It is incredibly rare for a defendant to take the stand during a trial in their own defense, and in this new series, viewers are given an unprecedented look at defendants fighting for their freedom with their words. Hosted by Dan Abrams, each episode will cover everything from firsthand defendant testimony, juxtaposed with contentious cross-examination, to the final verdict.
A Million Little Things: “No One Is to Blame”
When Gary once again acts as the glue that keeps this friend group together, he discovers that it is taking a toll on his relationship with Darcy. Meanwhile, Sophie leans on Rome to process her dad’s struggles and choices and how they might influence her own life.
Married at First Sight: Unmatchables
Momma’s boy Frank is an over-thinking perfectionist who’s not confident with himself or the men he dates; Sam is an eccentric wildflower who is all over the place. Dr. Viviana and Pastor Cal have to rein Sam in, while pushing Frank to let loose.
Human: The World Within: “React”
Discover how the technology of the brain and nervous system shapes our experience of the world. Through the stories of a boxer, a first responder, a cell tower climber and a man with a bionic limb, this episode goes deep into the universe of the most powerful machine on earth: the human brain and the vast nervous system it controls.
Thursday, June 3
Yellowstone: Super Volcanoes
Yellowstone, one of America’s most famous national parks, has long been a source of wonder and mystery. Epic both in scale and natural wonder, the park is perhaps best known for its hyperactive geological makeup. Hidden deep beneath the park is an unseen terror — a fiery time bomb slowly building up to its next eruption with the potential to become a modern Pompeii and the biggest natural disaster to ever hit the modern world. This super volcano is a mysterious danger that has left experts and scientists on edge … and it’s not the only one of its kind. With access to world experts, this documentary explores the global phenomenon of super volcanoes and the threats they pose to the rest of the world.
This Swedish comedy centers around Dylan Pettersson (Molly Nutley), a 23-year-old woman from a small island in the Bohuslän archipelago with big dancing aspirations. When she is talked into cleaning at the struggling drag club Queens, the clubʼs star dancer and choreographer (Fredrik Quiñones) accidentally discovers Dylan’s talent. She desperately wants to be a part of the show, but she’s a woman — and it’s a drag show. However, where there’s a will, thereʼs a way.
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie
This film featuring the latest adventures of the popular anime characters is set as Tokyo celebrates the largest total solar eclipse of the century. As the new moon obscures the sun and gradually dims its light, a mysterious troupe called the Dead Moon Circus appears with a plan to scatter the nightmare incarnations known as Lemures, seize the Legendary Silver Crystal, rule over the moon and the Earth, and eventually dominate the entire universe. To battle this dark power, the scattered Sailor Guardians must reunite to bring light back into the world.
Why Women Kill
Creator Marc Cherry’s (Desperate Housewives, Devious Maids) anthology series returns for Season 2. The dark comedy’s 10-episode arc features a new ensemble cast and storylines set in 1949 that will explore what it means to be beautiful, the hidden truth behind the facades people present to the world, the effects of being ignored and overlooked by society, and, finally, the lengths one woman will go in order to finally belong. Season 2 stars Allison Tolman, Lana Parrilla, B.K. Cannon, Jordane Christie, Matthew Daddario, Veronica Falcón and Nick Frost. New episodes are available Thursdays.
Woman in Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and the Remaking of NASA
This feature-length documentary details the remarkable and inspiring true story of how renowned Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols pioneered the NASA recruiting program to hire people of color and the first female astronauts for the space agency in the late 1970s and 1980s. The film chronicles how Nichols transformed her sci-fi television stardom into a real-life science career when, in 1977, she embarked on a campaign to bring diversity to NASA. Nichols formed the company Women in Motion, Inc., and recruited more than 8,000 African American, Asian and Latino women and men for the agency.
We Are Lady Parts
This six-episode series (all episodes are available today) is an anarchic, joyful and irreverent music comedy following a Muslim female punk band called Lady Parts who are on a mission to find a lead guitarist and maybe, just maybe, get a proper gig. The series is written, created and directed by Nida Manzoor, who has drawn on her own experiences and taken inspiration from the rich and diverse cultural collectives and artists in London. The series is packed with original punk songs and surprising cover tracks, written and adapted by Nida and her siblings Shez Manzoor, who also scored the show, Sanya Manzoor and Benni Fregin.
Throughout June, July and August, Shudder — the streaming service for all things horror, thriller and supernatural — will debut 12 original and exclusive films in a programming event it is calling Summer of Chills. The Summer of Chills begins with the original title Caveat. In the film, lone drifter Isaac accepts a job to look after his landlord’s niece, Olga, for a few days in an isolated house on a remote island. It seems like easy money, but there’s a catch: He must wear a leather harness and chain that restricts his movements to certain rooms. Soon, a game of cat and mouse ensues between the trapped Isaac and the increasingly erratic Olga.
Promiseland takes a fresh, visceral approach to exploring the intimate journey and personal evolution of Ja Morant, a remarkable athlete who comes of age during his rookie season in the NBA. The story unfolds in real time, shining a spotlight on the evolution of an extraordinary young man working hard to achieve his dreams of basketball superstardom. A small-town kid is thrust into a brave new world, made up of big business, power players, a small-market NBA franchise and a ravenous public spotlight, all while the radically unprecedented twists and turns of the 2019-20 season come into focus.
In “Forever and Ever, Amen,” Maya addresses some unresolved family issues, and the crew takes matters into their own hands when faced with a life-or-death moment. Meanwhile, Andy and Sullivan’s marriage is put to the test.
Season 10 of the reality series digs deeper into the unique abilities it takes to create and sustain a livelihood in some of the most remote — and dangerous — corners of the United States. In the season premiere episode, “Hunt to Survive,” Tom and Nancy face the challenges of isolation at the onset of winter; Jake hunts pronghorn antelope and faces down a deadly rattlesnake; Eustace has new neighbors and begins teaching them his mountain man ways; Mike takes a perilous sea journey in search of better hunting grounds; and Martha puts her off-road capability to the test while traversing Alaska’s toughest terrain.
The Perfect Wedding
Lindsay is about to marry the man of her dreams … until the bachelorette party, where everything spirals out of control. Now the wedding is off! Little does Lindsay know that her “friend” Catherine is responsible for the debacle and will stop at nothing to marry Brandon. Now Lindsay must fight against all odds to clear her name and thwart Catherine’s plan. Stars Tenika Davis, Lydia Zadel, Eric Hicks and Julia Borsellino.
Manifest: “Duty Free”
The consequences of Ben’s (Josh Dallas) actions test his marriage and send Grace (Athena Karkanis) reeling; Michaela (Melissa Roxburgh) makes a difficult decision regarding Saanvi’s (Parveen Kaur) secret; Cal (Jack Messina), following his intuition, provides secret refuge to an outcast.
TCM Spotlight: Juvenile Delinquents: “School’s a Drag”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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School may be out for the summer in many cases, but three months of idle time can lead to trouble for some kids, including the ones seen in the movies featured each Thursday night this month on Turner Classic Movies. The June spotlight is on cinematic juvenile delinquents, with lineups featuring titles that fall into various themes. The initial theme for tonight’s programming block is “School’s a Drag,” with a number of films featuring youngsters who don’t care too much for the classroom or teachers’ authority. The evening begins with the cult classic High School Confidential! (1958), with Russ Tamblyn as a young police officer who goes undercover as a high school student to infiltrate a drug ring. Mamie Van Doren also stars in the film, which features a cameo by rocker Jerry Lee Lewis, who performs the hit title song. Another classic tune of the early rock ’n’ roll era can be heard in tonight’s next film, the Oscar-nominated Blackboard Jungle (1955), whose soundtrack gave Bill Haley and His Comets’ “Rock Around the Clock” more exposure and turned it into a hit. The film also featured a breakout performance by Sidney Poitier as a rebellious but musically talented student. Poitier also stars in tonight’s next feature, To Sir, With Love (1967), this time playing a teacher who tries to win over a classroom of rowdy students at a school in London’s tough East End. The rest of tonight’s (and into early tomorrow morning) curriculum includes: High School Hellcats (1958); Diary of a High School Bride (1959, network premiere); The Careless Years (1957); and Street of Sinners (1957). — Jeff Pfeiffer
The fourth season of this series following the firefighters of Seattle ends tonight.
Jamie Foxx returns as host for Season 4 of the musical quiz show in which teams race against each other and the clock to identify the biggest hit songs of all time.
United States of Al: “Matchmaker/Roybar”
Al (Adhir Kalyan) and Riley (Parker Young) help Art (Dean Norris) get back into the dating scene in the new episode “Matchmaker/Roybar.”
In “Someone Saved My Life Tonight,” it’s wedding day for Maggie and Winston. Meanwhile, Meredith takes on a new role at the hospital, and Jo makes a life-changing decision.
Christina on the Coast
In the season premiere, real estate expert/designer Christina Haack will meet a musician and his wife, who have a strong sentimental attachment to their Spanish-style home where she grew up. The property is in desperate need of a design face-lift, specifically the cramped kitchen. To maximize the space for this young family, Christina will extend the kitchen into an unused living area, adding tons of cabinets, a statement backsplash and reclaimed wood trim on the vent hood and large island that incorporate their desired modern hacienda vibe.
The hit nonfiction survival series returns for Season 8. Ten contestants will fight to survive in the Canadian wilderness on the shores of Chilko Lake, British Columbia — a location with one of the densest grizzly bear populations on Earth. Survivalists are dropped off in undisclosed, remote locations and equipped with just 10 survival tools and enough camera gear to self-document their experiences. The survivalist who endures the longest — facing total isolation, punishing weather and deadly predators — will win the $500,000 grand prize.
Rebel: “It’s All About the Chemistry”
While Rebel tries to convince a key witness to testify in their case against Stonemore Medical, Lana confronts Grady about someone from his past.
Clarice: “Motherless Child”
When Catherine Martin (Marnee Carpenter) escapes to confront Lila Gumb (guest star Maria Ricossa), Clarice (Rebecca Breeds) volunteers to find Catherine before she becomes a monster herself in the new episode “Motherless Child.”
Friday, June 4
Amazon Prime Video
This original crime drama from Brazil tells the story of Pedro (Gabriel Leone), a boy from Rio de Janeiro’s middle class who is introduced to cocaine in his teen years, putting him on the path to becoming the leader of a criminal gang that dominated Rio’s tabloids in the early 2000s: Pedro Dom. Shifting between action, adventure and drama, the series also follows Pedro’s father, Victor Dantas (Flávio Tolezani), who is part of the police intelligence service. Dom shows the journey of father and son living opposite lives, often mirroring and complementing each other, while both confront situations that blur the lines between right and wrong.
This eight-episode limited series from executive producer J.J. Abrams is based on the bestselling novel by executive producer Stephen King, who — in a rare occurrence among the many TV adaptations of his work — personally adapted his novel and wrote each episode for what the author calls “a passion project.” The deeply personal, pensive thriller follows Lisey Landon (Julianne Moore) two years after the death of her husband, famous novelist Scott Landon (Clive Owen). A series of unsettling events causes Lisey to face memories of her marriage to Scott that she has deliberately blocked out of her mind. Joan Allen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Dane DeHaan, Ron Cephas Jones and Sung Kang also star. The first two episodes are available today, with subsequent new episodes available Fridays.
The Mosquito Coast
The drama based on Paul Theroux’s acclaimed novel ends its first season. Justin Theroux (Paul’s nephew), Melissa George, Logan Polish and Gabriel Bateman star.
Marvel Studios: Legends: “Loki”/“The Tesseract”
Ahead of next Wednesday’s premiere of Loki, Marvel’s latest live-action Disney+ series, these two episodes of Marvel Studios: Legends will give you a refresher on the backstories of, and where things left off with, Thor’s mischievous brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston reprises his film role in the series) and the mysterious Tesseract, which Loki was last seen absconding with in Avengers: Endgame.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
Feature Film Exclusive!
Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are back as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren in this latest installment of the chilling Conjuring franchise. Like the other films, this one is inspired by actual events. Here, the Warrens risk their lives to prove the innocence of an accused man and the existence of evil forces in the first U.S. murder trial where demonic possession is being used as a legal defense. The film is rated R and will be available on HBO Max at no extra cost to subscribers for 31 days from its theatrical premiere, which is also June 4.
Ten years ago, “The Great Crumble” wreaked havoc on the world and led to the mysterious emergence of hybrids — babies born part human, part animal. Unsure if hybrids are the cause or result of the virus, many humans fear and hunt them. After a decade of living safely in his secluded forest home, a sheltered hybrid deer-boy named Gus (Christian Convery) befriends a wandering loner named Jepperd (Nonso Anozie). Together they set out on an extraordinary adventure across what’s left of America in search of answers — about Gus’ origins, Jepperd’s past and the true meaning of home. Based on the DC comic book series.
Emergency Call: “Testing Trouble”
Witness the harrowing 911 calls from teenage girls in Austin, Texas, who narrowly escape a possible kidnapper; a mother and her children in Waukesha, Wisconsin, who get stuck on the roof while attempting to rescue their parrot; a woman in Wasilla, Alaska, who goes into anaphylactic shock after getting stung by a bee; and a group of deaf and hard-of-hearing hikers in Austin, Texas, who text the 911 call center to help their injured friend.
My Lottery Dream Home: “Million-Dollar Wonderland”
Rob and Katie have a million reasons to smile! After winning big on a scratch off, the couple are on the hunt for their dream home near Canton, Ohio. The only problem is how to decide where to live. Katie loves the city, while Rob’s a country boy. Braving the cold, David Bromstad helps them find the perfect place in a snow-covered winter wonderland real estate adventure. They might even find bigfoot!
Jane Austen Triple Feature
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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The classic works of 19th-century British author Jane Austen are such compelling and witty reads in their own rights, and effectively speak to various elements of the human condition, that it makes sense they have lent themselves to numerous film adaptations. Three of the most memorable movie versions of Austen novels are featured tonight on Turner Classic Movies, beginning with 1995’s popular and acclaimed Best Picture Oscar nominee Sense and Sensibility, a period drama directed by Ang Lee. Star Emma Thompson won an Oscar for her adaptation of Austen’s 1811 novel, and received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her lead performance as Elinor Dashwood. The cast also includes Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee Kate Winslet in an early role, along with Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant and Harriet Walter. Up next is the network premiere of another Austen film made during the 1990s boom of adapting the author’s work, Persuasion (1995). This version of Austen’s 1817 novel stars Amanda Root in her feature film debut as lead character Anne Elliot, with Ciarán Hinds as her romantic interest, Capt. Frederick Wentworth. Tonight’s triple feature concludes with 1940’s Oscar-winning Pride and Prejudice, one of the most famous versions of one of Austen’s most famous novels, published in 1813. Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier lead the cast as Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. — Jeff Pfeiffer
Happily Wherever: “Hot or Hotter”
Los Angeles-loving Vanessa and Terry want to get out of their pricey rental and start a family. But can their budget stretch to buy a home in the city and maintain their lifestyle, or can they embrace a new one in suburbia? The couple seeks an answer by exploring options in L.A., Palm Springs and Phoenix.
Dynasty: “New Hopes, New Beginnings”
The CW, 9pm
With her new position as self-appointed head of the family, Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) finds that with power comes great responsibility. As Fallon works to repair her image, she leaves Alexis (Elaine Hendrix) and Adam (Sam Underwood) in her wake. Jeff (Sam Adegoke) and Dominique (Michael Michele) have a true heart-to-heart as Jeff delivers some unexpected news.
Law & Order: SVU
Could SVU finally have its first onscreen wedding for a series regular after 22 seasons? Sgt. Fin Tutuola (Ice-T) and his fiancée, Phoebe (Jennifer Esposito), are making plans!
American Masters: “Ballerina Boys”
Discover Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (The Trocks), an all-male company that for 45 years has offered audiences their passion for ballet classics mixed with exuberant comedy. With every step they poke fun at their strictly gendered art form.
Angie Harmon (Rizzoli & Isles) narrates this six-episode documentary series that revisits some of the most infamous and headline-grabbing true crime stories. The series provides new insights and information as former friends, guards, cellmates and lovers give firsthand accounts of their time with the famed felons and/or defendants. From Casey Anthony to Drew Peterson, this is an evening of secrets being spilled.
Law & Order: Organized Crime
Tonight, we learn if Det. Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) can bring down his nemesis, Richard Wheatley (Dylan McDermott). The suave CEO of a digital drug company is also the brutal boss of an underground cartel and the man who arranged the car bomb that killed Stabler’s wife, launching this latest L&O spinoff.
Saturday, June 5
Pushing the Line
What is it like to walk on a line, hundreds of feet above the ground, on a one-inch rope that’s thinner than your belt? And why would anyone ever do it? Highlining is the coolest sport that you’ve never heard of — until now. This series follows some of the top highliners and the up-and-comers of the sport, who live together and push each other to take on the craziest places to set lines and break records.
Web of Darkness
Deep beneath the outer layers of the internet is a web of darkness inhabited by the unexplained and the unnerving. Inspired by true events and the internet’s scariest stories, this spine-chilling anthology series brings these terrifying tales to life. Each episode features five stranger-than-fiction accounts of monsters, aliens and encounters from beyond. Among the stories featured in the series premiere episode: A dishonest antiques dealer makes a grave mistake when she summons a vengeful spirit; an aspiring actress gets a ghostly warning while housesitting for a famous producer; and a grad student is caught in a sinister web spun by her friendly landlords. Two other new episodes are also available today.
Kitty Love: An Homage to Cats
Documentary filmmakers capture the daily lives, routines and adventures of a group of Dutch cats — from the cute to the curious.
Before the Naked Gun movies, hilariously serious detective Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) made his name in this 1982 series that was canceled so quickly (only six episodes!), it’s criminal.
Horse Racing: 153rd Belmont Stakes
Another messy Triple Crown season ends with the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.
Major League Baseball
FOX, beginning at 7pm Live
Viewers will see the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Atlanta Braves, the Boston Red Sox at the New York Yankees or the Chicago Cubs at the San Francisco Giants for FOX’s Saturday MLB primetime regional game.
Vikings: The Saga of the Vikings
This hourlong special airs ahead of the return of the acclaimed historical drama Vikings. The second half of the series’ sixth and final season makes its linear History premiere with two new episodes immediately following this special.
Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty
BBC America, 8pm
This new installment of the Emmy-nominated, cult favorite 2005-08 natural history series Meerkat Manor continues the compelling saga of the heartstring-tugging, dramatic tale of survival revolving around three families of meerkats who are descendants of legendary meerkat matriarch Flower. Neighbors and rivals who share a bloodline are forced to compete for food and resources in an environment that is undergoing a great deal of change: the Kalahari Desert in South Africa. Actor Bill Nighy, narrator of the original series’ British broadcasts, returns as narrator, his first time narrating U.S. broadcasts in the Meerkat franchise.
Vacation House Rules
Contractor and real estate expert Scott McGillivray proves that homeowners don’t need a million bucks to own the vacation home of their dreams. Relying on his years of smart real estate and renovation experience, Scott will teach families how to take their vacation property and unlock its full rental potential.
Vikings: “King of Kings”/“All Change”
The second half of this acclaimed historical drama’s sixth and final season begins its linear cable debut with two hourlong episodes tonight. First, in “King of Kings,” in Iceland, Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) learns the truth about Kjetill (Adam Copeland), and has a difficult decision to make. Back in Norway, the battle against the Rus has had grave consequences. But reinforcements have arrived, and Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) has an idea that may save the day. Then, in “All Change,” the mood shifts when the Rus army returns to Kiev and Oleg (Danila Kozlovskiy) isolates Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen). But Dir (Lenn Kudrjawizki) confirms that he’s mustering a force to overthrow Oleg, and Ivar is part of the plan. Meanwhile, Ubbe and a group of settlers depart Iceland in search of the Golden Land.
Cary Grant Double Feature
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!
Beloved British actor Archibald Leach (better known, of course, as Cary Grant) is the subject of a double feature on Turner Classic Movies tonight, and to the network’s credit, they’ve chosen some less obvious but still highly enjoyable titles headlined by the suave and handsome performer, who gives engagingly comedic performances. First up is Monkey Business (1952), a screwball comedy directed by Howard Hawks and featuring Grant as Dr. Barnaby Fulton, an absent-minded research chemist who finds his personal and professional lives turned upside down when one of the chimpanzees in his lab inadvertently creates an elixir that acts as a fountain of youth. Ginger Rogers and Marilyn Monroe also star. Hawks also directed the second comedy on tonight’s bill, 1949’s I Was a Male War Bride. Here, Grant portrays French Capt. Henri Rochard, who marries American Lt. Catherine Gates (Ann Sheridan) in post-war Germany and then seeks to accompany her back to the States under the terms of the War Brides Act. — Jeff Pfeiffer
This Lifetime original was inspired by a true story and shares the story of Jennifer Dulos (Annabeth Gish), who believed she had found her Prince Charming in Fotis Dulos (Warren Christie). The couple married in 2004 and had five children together, but their happily-ever-after disintegrated. The couple were engaged in a contentious custody dispute when Jennifer disappeared. While the police turned the spotlight on Fotis, Fotis claimed Jennifer staged her own disappearance similar to the Ben Affleck thriller Gone Girl.
You Had Me at Aloha
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
When the host of a popular travel show resigns, the network enlists Paige (Pascale Hutton) to step in for the next season set in Hawaii. Unbeknownst to her, they have also hired Ben (Kavan Smith), who likes to push everything to the extreme. As these two new cohosts clash over their opposing ideas for production, they grapple with the fact that not only do they need each other to further their careers, but they also balance each other on and off the screen.