All Times Eastern. PBS programming varies regionally.
Monday, June 20
Miz & Mrs
USA Network, 11pm
This week on the reality show we learn how WWE star Mike “The Miz” Mizanin handled being ousted from Dancing With the Stars last fall — and took advantage of wife Maryse’s sympathies.
Don’t Forget the Lyrics!: “I Just Want to Be Sure That You Are Sure …”
A returning contestant faces two life-changing decisions, and a baker finds that remembering lyrics is not a piece of cake in the new episode “I Just Want to Be Sure That You Are Sure …”
Special Theme: LGBTQ Directors
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Turner Classic Movies continues its June Monday night celebration of Pride Month dedicated to lineups of notable productions directed by LGBTQ filmmakers from across Hollywood history. Tonight’s schedule: the network premiere of the Best Documentary Feature Oscar-nominated How to Survive a Plague (2012, directed by David France), which chronicles the early years of the AIDS epidemic and is dedicated by France to his partner, Doug Gould, who died of AIDS-related pneumonia; Desert Hearts (1985, directed by Donna Dietch), one of the first wide-release feature films to offer a positive depiction of a lesbian relationship; Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990, directed by Pedro Almodóvar); The Watermelon Woman (1996, directed by Cheryl Dunye), the first feature film directed by an out Black lesbian; the network premiere of Mala Noche (1986, Gus Van Sant’s feature-length directorial debut); Born in Flames (1983, directed by Lizzie Borden); and News From Home (1977, directed by Chantal Akerman).
The American Presidency With Bill Clinton
Former President Bill Clinton hosts and executive produces this series that explores the history of the American presidency and how presidential action across a wide range of critical moments helped to promote — or delay — the creation of a more perfect union. The first of tonight’s two episodes, “We the People,” examines presidential decision-making in the face of the turning points for many citizens who have been left out of our story — the enslaved, Indigenous Americans, women, immigrants. The second episode, “Becoming a Superpower,” traces the rise of America’s place on the world stage. How well have we exercised our own power?
Who Killed Vincent Chin?
Forty years after the slaying of a Detroit engineer by two white autoworkers, POV reairs this searing 1988 Oscar-nominated documentary on the rise of a national Asian American civil rights movement.
Tuesday, June 21
The Future Of…
What if we could look into the future to see how every aspect of our daily lives — from raising pets and house plants to what we eat and how we date — will be impacted by technology? This docuseries will reveal surprising and personal predictions about the rest of our lives, and the lives of generations to come. The first six episodes are available today; the remaining six are available next Tuesday, June 28.
Joel Kim Booster: Psychosexual
Writer/actor/comedian Joel Kim Booster makes his Netflix comedy special debut with this performance filmed in Los Angeles. The three-act set finds Booster discussing topics ranging from his preference for threesomes and his general fascination with human sexuality, to the cultural nuances of being Asian and more.
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This acclaimed, Best Picture Oscar-nominated 1946 adaptation of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ Pulitzer Prize-winning 1938 coming-of-age novel has become as much of a beloved, and tear-jerking, family classic as the book itself. Set in the backwoods of Florida in the late 19th century, the drama follows pre-teen Jody Baxter’s (Claude Jarman Jr.) introduction into adult responsibilities and the often harsh “world of men” through his special relationship with a fawn that he discovers. The film won Oscars for its color cinematography and its art direction (interior decoration, color), and among its other nominations were Best Actor and Actress for Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman as Jody’s parents.
TBS & FS1, beginning at 7pm Live
Tuesday primetime MLB action features the San Francisco Giants at the Atlanta Braves on TBS and the St. Louis Cardinals at the Milwaukee Brewers on FS1.
The Muppets continue their residency at our favorite extreme mini golf show. This week, commentator Rob Riggle confesses his feelings for Miss Piggy.
Superman & Lois
The CW, 8pm
As Season 2 of the standout superhero saga races to a dramatic close, all hell breaks loose in Smallville. “We kind of went crazy with the spectacle,” showrunner Todd Helbing excitedly admits of the final two episodes. In tonight’s action-packed hour, power-mad cult leader Ally Allston (Rya Kihlstedt) ramps up her plan to fuse the multiple universes at play in the series into one. Having already merged with her Bizarro World self, Ally has also figured out how she can gain even more powers — by draining those of Superman/Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin). “That forces everybody else to step up,” Helbing teases. “He literally can’t do anything.” Clark’s wife Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch), their twin sons Jonathan and Jordan (Jordan Elsass and Alex Garfin), vigilante John Henry Irons (Wolé Parks) and his daughter Natalie (Tayler Buck) run point on saving the day.
“I hear young women planning their lives without ever thinking that they can only stay home and have children — that’s new,” reminds Gloria Steinem in this must-see doc. It looks at Title IX, the landmark 1972 civil rights law prohibiting gender discrimination in education, and the world of opportunity — and controversy — it birthed. Concludes June 28.
MasterChef: Junior Edition: “The Road to the Finale”
Gordon Ramsay recaps the biggest, most exciting moments of Season 8 in the new special “The Road to the Finale.” The episode also includes a countdown of the best bloopers, clips and outtakes of the season.
Life Below Zero: First Alaskans: “The Lone Wolf”
Nat Geo, 8pm
Winter presents both challenges and opportunities for Alaska’s Indigenous peoples. Daniel and Chris Apassingok scour St. Lawrence Island for any food source; Joel Jacko encounters a predator near his homestead; Jody Potts-Joseph sets traps in hopes of sourcing warm fur for the winter; and Tig Strassburg and Louise Moses set out on the hunt for small game.
The Chase: “Gotta Risk It to Get the Brisket”
World’s fastest quizzer, Brandon “The Lightning Bolt” Blackwell, returns as the featured Chaser as he faces off in a trivia battle against a personal stylist, a software consultant, and an executive coach and diversity and inclusion leader.
Celebrity Game Face
Kevin Hart hosts more remote game nights! Tonight it’s with The Neighborhood costars Cedric the Entertainer and Tichina Arnold, Morris Chestnut (Our Kind of People) and Amanda Seales (Insecure).
Jon Stewart: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize
Celebrate the comedic talents of Jon Stewart, this year’s recipient of the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, which is given to individuals who have impacted American society in ways similar to Twain. A star-studded lineup pays tribute to Stewart’s political satire and activism from the stage of the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Who Do You Believe?: “Kill Thy Neighbor”
An up-and-coming Detroit neighborhood appears to be a mini oasis providing a new start for members of a tight-knit community, but not everything is what it seems. When outsider Chaz moves in, he quickly finds himself locked in a war with his next-door neighbor Marc. Lines are crossed, threats are made and egos flare, ultimately leaving one of them lying dead in the street and the other fighting for their life in court. Was it self-defense or murder? In a battle on the block, which side of the fence are you on?
Motherland: Fort Salem
The end of Season 2 left Abigail (Ashley Nicole Williams), Tally (Jessica Sutton), Raelle (Taylor Hickson) and Scylla (Amalia Holm) fugitives on the run. Now without a military or a home, they seek protection alongside the Dodger community in the Cession — but lying low and staying out of trouble has never been their strong suit. With witch hunters working against them from inside the White House, our heroes must call upon ancient forces in the final battle for their right to exist.
Travel Channel, 10pm
In the Season 2 premiere, “The Shapeshifter,” Ben and Melissa follow the trail of a shapeshifting UFO that seems intent on cracking our military secrets. The more they learn about the amorphous aircraft and its link to blue-skinned aliens, the more they realize it’s unlike anything they’ve ever seen.
Wednesday, June 22
Love & Gelato
This adaptation of Jenna Evans Welch’s romance novel of the same name was filmed in Italy and stars Susanna Skaggs as Lina, an American high school graduate. Lina would rather spend her summer preparing for her first semester at MIT than fly to Rome to fulfill her mother’s last wish. Once abroad, however, she is caught in a whirlwind of new experiences: searching for her long-lost father, learning how to make gelato and maybe falling in love. Anjelika Washington and Owen McDonnell costar.
The Umbrella Academy
In Season 3 of the superhero series, after having put a stop to 1963’s doomsday, the Umbrella Academy return home to the present, convinced they prevented the initial apocalypse and fixed the timeline once and for all. But after a brief moment of celebration, they realize things aren’t the way they left them. Enter the Sparrow Academy, who immediately clash with the Umbrellas in a violent face-off that turns out to be the least of everyone’s concerns. Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda and Emmy Raver-Lampman lead the cast.
Nine to Five
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Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton, in her feature film debut, lead this famed 1980 comedy in which they play put-upon and harassed employees of a sexist and egotistical boss (Dabney Coleman) who find a way to turn the tables on him and get revenge. Parton also wrote and performed the Oscar-nominated title tune, which was one of her biggest hit songs of the ’80s, and together with her winning performance in the film, solidified the already-popular singer as a familiar mainstay across all pop culture.
MasterChef: Back to Win: “Winners Mystery Box — Spirit of Vegas”
The chefs face their first mystery box challenge of the season in the new episode “Winners Mystery Box — Spirit of Vegas.” They have 60 minutes to cook three identical dishes using the spirits they receive in their mystery box.
Into the Wild New Zealand: “Ocean Legacy”
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm
Watch two different breeding seasons unfold on New Zealand’s east coast. Follow the northern royal albatross and the New Zealand fur seal, and witness the immense challenges they face during breeding season.
AXS TV, 9pm
AXS TV’s Black Music Month documentary series, hosted by Steve Harvey, continues with this ode to the sound and struggle of doo-wop artists, featuring interviews with members of Little Anthony & the Imperials, Sha Na Na, the Crystals, the Drifters and more.
The CW, 9pm
For Round 3, this hilariously spooky mockumentary about a New Zealand police squad tasked with taking down supernatural threats finds Officers O’Leary and Minogue (Karen O’Leary and Mike Minogue) facing “some of their most dangerous cases yet,” says cocreator Paul Yates. “First, there’s an invisible entity that’s a little bit ‘handsy’ — at least we thought they were hands!” Future calls include a hairy forest-dwelling beast, a sentient blob of sewage grease, ghosts dressed à la Where’s Waldo? and a meteorite crash. Per Yates: “Just a normal week on patrol for New Zealand’s favorite paranormal cops.”
So You Think You Can Dance: “Girls Night Out”
The journey of a lifetime continues as Group B competes in the studio rounds in the new episode “Girls Night Out.”
Lucky enough to get two houses next to each other on a new block, Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas are stoked to work on their next projects. After an unexpected wall tear-down sets their budgets back, Keith refines his design skills with a 1950s-inspired home with a modern twist and gets funky in the second with a big, bold statement design. And, Shea surprises Keith and Evan with some exciting news of her own.
Buy It or Build It: “A Contemporary Take”
An ambitious couple wants a large home with an income property, game room and pool, and they want it all ready in just five months! Twin brothers Chris and Calvin LaMont have their work cut out for them as they race to deliver their dream home on budget and on time.
This two-part docuseries, concluding next Wednesday, celebrates California’s wildlife and wild places, and their coexistence with the 40 million people who call the state home. The premiere episode, “Rivers of Gold,” shows how California is a land of extremes, and how creatures from whales to cougars adjust to a changing world connected by rivers on land, sea and sky.
Thursday, June 23
This new comedy series follows Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), a young chef from the fine dining world, who comes home to Chicago to run his family’s sandwich shop. Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Lionel Boyce and Abby Elliott also star.
ABC, 8pm Live
The world’s best young basketball players will find new homes in the NBA at the 76th annual draft taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The top available players include Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren, Auburn’s Jabari Smith and Duke’s Paolo Banchero. The Orlando Magic have the No. 1 pick, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets.
The CW, 8pm
Texas Ranger Cordell (Jared Padalecki) revisits a dark, secret part of his past after Walker family foe Gale Davidson (Paula Marshall) drops a bombshell that also stuns her daughter, Geri (Odette Annable).
MasterChef: Junior Edition
Judges Gordon Ramsay, Aarón Sánchez and Daphne Oz determine which pint-sized home cook will take home a trophy and $100,000 in prize money.
Jersey Shore Family Vacation
The second half of Season 5 begins with the squad free to roam as the world opens back up. There’s a road trip to El Paso to watch DJ Pauly D spin and a full-on family vacation in San Diego. Buckle up and brace for drama, as Angelina’s marriage is in crisis and some old grudges have the whole family at odds.
TCM Spotlight: Revisionist Westerns: “Women in Revisionist Westerns Double Feature” & “African Americans in Revisionist Westerns Double Feature”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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One example of how the Revisionist Western subgenre of cinema upended traditional Western tropes was in its occasional inclusion of primary characters not frequently given much prominence in traditional Westerns, notably women and people of color. Tonight’s two double features on Turner Classic Movies show some examples, first with a pair of female-focused Revisionist Westerns: William A. Wellman’s Westward the Women (1951), in which a mid 19th century wagon train of women overcome hardships as they travel from Chicago to California to meet their mail-order husbands; and Nicholas Ray’s Johnny Guitar (1954), starring Joan Crawford as a tough, gun-toting saloon keeper with a sordid past and one of the first feminist Westerns. Following these are two Revisionist Westerns with prominent African American characters. First is Buck and the Preacher (1972), which “bucked” Western traditions with its central cast of Black actors, including star/director Sidney Poitier (his feature film directorial debut), Harry Belafonte and Ruby Dee. After that is Thomasine & Bushrod (1974), a Bonnie and Clyde-like “blaxploitation” Western directed by Gordon Parks Jr. (Super Fly), and starring Max Julien and Vonetta McGee.
Heartland: “Happily Ever After”
Tim (Chris Potter) and Jessica’s (Michelle Nolden) “small party” snowballs; Lou (Michelle Morgan) struggles to hide a revived past relationship from the family; and Amy (Amber Marshall) and Logan (Drew Davis) continue to work with the wild horse.
The blue bloods and bad blood are back in Charleston, South Carolina, where good ol’ boys Shep, Austen and their crew tangle with more messy exes, engagements and some new friends they will eventually treat terribly.
No Demo Reno
Home-renovation expert Jenn Todryk sets out to help a couple make their master bedroom — which they’ve also been using as their home office — more peaceful. Did we mention they have six kids?
The Shore franchise heads to Buckhead, Georgia, to follow a group of longtime friends and former flames making a name for themselves in Atlanta’s “Beverly Hills of the South.” An annual summer getaway to the lake means wild fun, high-drama hookups and a few broken hearts.
Mystic: “The Revenge”
Issie (Macey Chipping) attends a party and humiliates herself by taking her revenge against Natasha (Antonia Robinson) too far. Meanwhile, Dan’s (Max Crean) grandmother may hold the key to Issie’s shipwreck vision.
Chrisley Knows Best
USA Network, 9pm
Season 9 of the family reality series returns with its final seven new episodes beginning tonight. The series has been renewed for a 10th season; its spinoff series, Growing Up Chrisley, has likewise been renewed, for a fourth season that is expected this summer. Patriarch Todd Chrisley will also be hosting a recently greenlit dating series for E! called Love Limo, which is slated to premiere next year.
Starting today, two episodes of the HBO Max animated series starring the wildly charming supervillainess (voiced by Kaley Cuoco) air every Thursday. First up, the 2019 premiere in which a distraught Harley realizes there’s life beyond her ex, the Joker.
Friday, June 24
Man vs Bee
People who say we need to be kind to the bees never ran into this horror from the hive. Netflix’s nine-episode, short-form series Man vs Bee stars British comedy legend Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean, Johnny English) as a man locked in a struggle of wills against a furry, yellow-and-black foe. Trevor (Atkinson) is a house-sitter at a luxurious mansion owned by Nina (Jing Lusi, Crazy Rich Asians). Trevor’s seemingly sweet job turns into a sticky mess thanks to one uninvited houseguest: a single bee that sticks in his bonnet. Hilarity ensues as Trevor goes to extreme and destructive lengths to vanquish the pesky pollinator. The cast also includes Julian Rhind-Tutt, Greg McHugh, India Fowler, Claudie Blakley and Tom Basden.
Money Heist: Korea — Joint Economic Area Part 1
This crime thriller from South Korea is a remake of the popular Spanish drama Money Heist. The adaptation is set in a fictional Joint Economic Area, in a world where the Korean peninsula faces reunification. As in the original series, the heist here is instigated by a criminal mastermind known as the Professor (Yoo Ji-tae), and his group carries out the operation while wearing masks inspired by treasures, at least one of which is a traditional Korean Hahoe mask that adorned the poster promoting the series. Part 1 of the series consists of six episodes.
Star of the Month: Judy Garland
TCM, beginning at 4pm
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Turner Classic Movies’ monthlong Friday salute to the films of Judy Garland concludes today with a lineup of five films, several of which are from her later career. First up, Garland provides the voice of a Turkish Angora cat named Mewsette in Gay Purr-ee (1962), the only animated feature Garland appeared in. It costars Robert Goulet, in his first film role, as the voice of Mewsette’s boyfriend, an orange tabby named Jaune Tom. The movie was cowritten by Dorothy Jones and her husband, legendary animator Chuck Jones. Next, Garland costars as 1920s-’30s Broadway star Marilyn Miller in Till the Clouds Roll By, a 1946 biopic of composer Jerome Kern (Robert Walker). Garland’s sequences were directed by her new husband, Vincente Minnelli; she was pregnant at the time, and about four months after she completed her scenes, she would give birth to their daughter, Liza Minnelli. Following that is A Star Is Born (1954), the second adaptation of this classic Hollywood tale, a musical drama that earned Garland her first Best Actress Oscar nomination. The day concludes with Garland’s final two film appearances: A Child Is Waiting, a 1963 drama written by Abby Mann and directed by John Cassavetes, and costarring Burt Lancaster; and I Could Go on Singing (1963), a musical drama that featured Garland singing in a big-screen production for the first time since A Star Is Born.
Come Dance With Me
With $100,000 on the line, the final three parent-child dance teams take on tricky new choreography, plus perform an encore of the judges’ favorite routine. But only after the judges and choreographers execute a number of their own.
The Wedding Planners: “A June Wedding” & “The Perfect Wedding”
UPtv, beginning at 8pm
In “A June Wedding,” when an online romance blooms into true love, Paige (Kimberly-Sue Murray), James (Michael Seater) and Hannah (Madeline Leon) back two dancers learning to make room for each other in their busy lives, while a visit from Paige’s estranged mother-in-law runs amok. Then, in “The Perfect Wedding,” Hannah is left feeling lonely after creating the perfect wedding for her former best friend and her former boyfriend; James embraces a fashion business opportunity; and Paige confronts their mother’s (Michelle Nolden) legacy.
The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
CBS, 9pm Live (tape-delayed PT); also streams live and on demand for Paramount+ Premium subscribers, and on demand only for Essential-tier subscribers
This ceremony returns to again recognize outstanding achievement in daytime programming across a variety of categories, including daytime dramas, talk shows, instructional programming, hosting and legal/courtroom programs. There are five nominees in the Outstanding Daytime Drama Series category for the first time since 2014 (CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful, NBC’s Days of Our Lives, Peacock’s Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem, ABC’s General Hospital and CBS’ The Young and the Restless). General Hospital leads the acting nominees, with 10 of its cast members receiving nominations across five categories.
The CW, 9pm
While corporate mogul Blake (Grant Show) deals with a mess created by the sudden arrival of his brother Ben (Brett Tucker), daughter Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) discovers that she has a lot more in common with her own problematic sibling, Adam (Sam Underwood). Yeah, they’re both devious!
Vacation House Rules: “Relaxing Retreat”
Two medical professionals find a place on the water to get away from their stressful jobs. However, they may have taken on more than they can handle. They hire contractor Scott McGillivray and designer Debra Salmoni to create the perfect peaceful getaway that will generate some additional cash flow.
The Great American Recipe
Host Alejandra Ramos, a chef and food writer, and a judging panel comprised of chefs Leah Cohen, Tiffany Derry and Graham Elliot, welcome 10 talented home cooks who showcase signature dishes, share heartfelt stories and compete to win the search for the Great American Recipe. In the premiere, “If I Were a Recipe,” the cooks embark on their first challenge: creating a dish that expresses their unique story and talents. Next, they put their original spin on regional dishes and ingredients, and BBQ chicken and Korean tacos are on the menu.
This six-part series celebrates the inspiring efforts of individuals facing extraordinary circumstances with surprise songs written and performed by country music’s biggest stars. Each episode follows a different featured country artist, including Jennifer Nettles, as they turn a local hero’s transformative story into a powerful and deeply personal anthem. These heroes are then surprised with a performance of the original song at an intimate event in their honor. “All heroes may not wear capes,” Nettles says, “but they all deserve their own anthems.”
Antiques Roadshow Recut: “Bonanzaville, Hour 1”
This season’s first half-hour of Recut floors a guest with an appraisal up to $700,000.
Saturday, June 25
USFL Football: Playoffs
FOX & NBC, beginning at 3pm Live
The four USFL playoff teams compete today in the semifinal round. FOX airs the afternoon game and NBC airs the second semifinal in primetime. The winners advance to the championship game July 3 on FOX.
FS1 & FOX, beginning at 4pm Live
The Washington Nationals are at the Texas Rangers in FS1’s Saturday afternoon MLB game. In primetime on FOX, viewers will see either the Cincinnati Reds at the San Francisco Giants or the L.A. Dodgers at the Atlanta Braves.
Murdoch Mysteries: “Finale: Part One” & “Finale: Part Two”
Ovation, beginning at 7pm
Season 15 of the Canadian mystery series concludes with a two-part finale. In Part 1, when a man resembling Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) is shot, the investigator must find the killer before the killer finds him. In Part 2, with his family in hiding, Murdoch tries to find out who is behind attempts on their lives.
Planet Earth: Dynasties II
BBC America, 8pm
In the Dynasties II finale “Macaque,” an alpha female has been in charge of a troupe of Moroccan macaques for many years, but she is nearing the twilight of her reign. A special episode on July 2 reveals how footage for Dynasties II was captured by wildlife documentary crews.
Two Tickets to Paradise
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Two strangers meet on what feels like the worst day of their lives. Hannah (Ashley Williams) and Josh (Ryan Paevey) have both been stood up at the altar. While shocked and devastated, they happen to meet at the park, which turns out to be the morale boost they need to commit to taking their honeymoon vacations. They realize they are going to the same honeymoon resort and keep crossing paths in tropical paradise. Seeing the futility of fighting fate, Hannah and Josh eventually join forces and help one another learn to enjoy their vacations. Also stars Mary-Margaret Humes.
He’s Not Worth Dying For
Inspired by true events, He’s Not Worth Dying For follows the intertwined real and social media lives of Isla (Rachel Boyd), a 19-year-old girl who has established herself as an influencer, and Grace (Hilda Martin), the expected valedictorian of her class with hopes of a veterinary career. Though both are very different, they unknowingly share one thing in common — Jake (Lachlan Quarmby), who is dating them both without their knowledge. When Isla and Grace discover that Jake was cheating on them, the girls turn on each other in a jealous rivalry and use their arsenal of social media platforms to badmouth and attack one another. While their followers take sides and pit them against each other, their hatred for one another escalates into a real-life fight that ultimately turns deadly. Robin Givens stars as Grace’s mother, while Lochlyn Munro stars as the district attorney investigating the case.
This hourlong special features four teams competing on a “Nick-ified” golf course to reach an unpredictable final round inside the Rose Bowl stadium. One-of-a-kind tee boxes, far-out fairways and greens, physical challenges and slime will challenge players battling it out to win the cup. Participants include professional golfers Collin Morikawa and Lexi Thompson, NFL superstars Saquon Barkley and Justin Herbert, and actor Terry Crews.
Special Theme: Follow the Thread: “’70s Styles”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Turner Classic Movies concludes its Saturday night June salute to fashion in the movies with a double feature of iconic films representing notable styles of the 1970s. Fashion at the start of that decade had begun evolving from the free-flowing, individualistic, hippie trend that dominated the latter part of the 1960s. Bell-bottoms (and bell-sleeves), fringes, tie-dyes and frays were all popular, especially in the early ’70s, when individual expression was the underlying spirit. By mid-decade, disco music — and fashion — started to dominate. And there were other looks as well, like the ones seen in this evening’s titles. Up first is the 1975 romantic drama Mahogany, in which Diana Ross plays an aspiring designer who finds fame and fortune in the world of fashion (Ross also performs the movie’s Oscar-nominated original song “Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To).”) The actress/singer herself had always been interested in design — she even helped create the wardrobe for the Supremes when she was a member of the group — so she pushed director Berry Gordy to let her create her character’s outfits. He hesitated but ultimately relented, and Ross’ designs for the film were an immediate sensation. Some described the clothes as over-the-top, while others loved them more than the movie itself. No matter what, they had an undeniable impact in the world of fashion. When people think of tonight’s second film, Martin Scorsese’s Best Picture Oscar-nominated 1976 classic Taxi Driver, there’s a good chance that Robert De Niro’s Best Actor Oscar-nominated performance as Travis Bickle is the first thing that comes to mind. Or it might be the shocking violence associated with the film, or perhaps the controversy surrounding the casting of Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee Jodie Foster as Iris, a 12-year-old prostitute. And, for many people, it might be the costumes. Ruth Morley designed looks for De Niro and Foster’s characters that continue to inspire on fashion runways and in the streets. Bickle, a mentally disturbed Vietnam veteran, was disillusioned by his country that let him down upon his return. As an act of rebellion, he wore military surplus attire that resonated at the time and continues to be relevant. Iris had a very ’70s look that included a flowery crop top, a studded white belt, hot pants and hat with an upturned brim. And while that attire was definitely of its era, it was also part of a deco revival trend that had started in the late ’60s. A third Taxi Driver character stood out for her clothes, too: Cybill Shepherd’s Betsy. That wasn’t because of Morley’s costumes, though. Instead, it was Diane von Furstenberg’s now-iconic wrap dress worn by Betsy that captured the public’s imagination and became a cultural phenomenon that remains a “must-have” for many women today.
This 10-episode true crime docuseries examines some of America’s most notorious serial killers through the prism of their first known kills to reveal what drove them the moment when violent fantasy and curiosity became a devastating reality. The premiere episode, “Aileen Wuornos: The Damsel of Death, ” covers Florida’s Wuornos, who committed her first murder in 1989 and went on to kill seven people.
Season 3 of the docuseries that uses real audio from 9-1-1 calls to let viewers experience every harrowing and terrifying moment of the callers’ ordeals kicks off with “I’m Dying,” which tells three stories. A woman fights for her life when her estranged husband starts shooting at her through the front door; the brakes on a young mother’s vehicle suddenly stop working on a busy highway; and a family returns home from vacation to hear a frightening sound coming from the woods.