Tuesday, May 17: ‘Lionel Richie: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song’ on PBS
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Tuesday, May 17
Lionel Richie: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
The Gershwin Prize annually honors a living musician’s lifetime achievement in entertaining, informing and inspiring cultural understanding through their music. This year’s honoree is legendary singer-songwriter Lionel Richie who, with the Commodores and in his solo career, has sold over 125 million albums and racked up numerous No. 1 hits. The ceremony honoring Richie with the Gershwin Prize was recorded in March and features an all-star concert celebration of his songs by Gloria Estefan, Boyz II Men, Luke Bryan and more.
The Future Diary
The Japanese reality series returns for Season 2. In the show, singles who have never met before are cast to live out a romantic story by following a diary featuring a rough outline of a story. Will the scripted adventures lead to real romance? Season 2’s theme is a love triangle, and the diary will demand cruel trials with higher barriers.
Emmy winner Gabrielle Schonder (segments on Frontline and 60 Minutes) and Oscar nominee Zach Heinzerling (Cutie and the Boxer) directed this three-part documentary coproduced by Time Studios. It’s about the coverup of the century, a decades-long conspiracy by the oil industry and others to alter the public perception of climate change in order to keep making money as the world burned.
TCM Spotlight: Around the World in 80 Movies
TCM, beginning at 6am
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Turner Classic Movies’ tour of the world through cinema continues with today’s lineup that finishes up in Europe before starting into Africa with the following films set in and produced across various countries and regions: Purple Noon (1960) (Mediterranean); Algiers (1938) (Algeria); The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952) (Portugal); Adventures of Don Juan (1948) (Spain); The Singing Nun (1966) (Belgium); Grand Hotel (1932) (Germany); Horror of Dracula (1958) (Romania); The Shop Around the Corner (1940) (Hungary); The Journey (1959) (Austria); The Passionate Friends (1949) (Switzerland); Grand Prix (1966) (French Riviera); Casablanca (1942) (Morocco); Cairo (1942) (Egypt); Below the Sahara (1953) (Sahara Desert); and King Solomon’s Mines (1950) (Uganda).
Holey Moley: “Bear, Bear, BEAR!”
Eight world-class athletes dodge explosions at the a-maize-ing Corn Hole, encounter an un-bear-able surprise at The Distractor and find out feather or not they can overcome The Pecker to earn the golden putter, coveted plaid jacket and a spot in the finals.
Conrad (Matt Czuchry) contemplates his future as he reminisces about a special night that included a very important conversation with Nic (guest star Emily VanCamp) in the Season 5 finale “Neon Moon.”
Young Rock: “Rocky’s Code”
Nashville, 1987: Rocky (Joseph Lee Anderson) takes a promising new wrestling job, but is faced with a difficult decision; Ata (Stacey Leilua) spends a night out with Miss Elizabeth (Sarah Gattellari); and teenage Dwayne (Bradley Constant) starts to worry about his dad’s health. In 2032, Dwayne (Dwayne Johnson) seeks advice from an old friend.
NBA Basketball: Eastern Conference Finals: Game 1: Boston at Miami
ESPN, 8:30pm Live
The best-of-seven-game battle to clinch the Eastern Conference crown begins with Game 1 between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat tonight on ESPN.
In the Season 2 finale, “The Debate,” Arpi (Holly Hunter) and Neil (Ted Danson) square off in the televised mayoral recall debate, while James (Yedoye Travis) reveals information that may change the course of his and Mikaela’s (Vella Lovell) relationship.
The Chase: “You Landed a Husband From Rock, Paper, Scissors?”
New chaser and top female quizzer in the world Victoria “The Queen” Groce makes her official debut on the show. While the queen of trivia faces off against a showstopping trio of a magician, singer and professional juggler, Sara Haines hosts.
This Is Us: “The Train”
The Pearsons gather around Rebecca’s (Mandy Moore) bedside.
Little People, Big World
The Roloffs face big changes and challenging times as a rift in the family causes an unexpected divide that sparks the beginning of a new and very different chapter. Amy and Matt continue to find friendship in unexpected ways as the two, along with Chris and Caryn, spend more time together, and even share a trip to Arizona. Meanwhile, tensions arise from a heated farm negotiation between Zach, Tori, Matt and Caryn.
New Amsterdam: “Castles Made of Sand”
When an elder care facility shuts down, New Amsterdam is forced to intake many new patients; Max (Ryan Eggold) struggles with his decision to head back to London; Reynolds (Jocko Sims) takes his personal frustrations out on his department with near disastrous results; and Iggy’s (Tyler Labine) work causes him to reflect on his marriage and personal life.
Welcome to Plathville
Kim and Barry raised their nine kids on an idyllic and secluded farm in southern Georgia, separated from social media and modern culture, but life looks a whole lot different for the family now. As the Plaths explore new cities, navigate their love lives, and change and grow in ways none of them ever expected, what’s certain is the recent past never seemed so far behind.
Wednesday, May 18
Even with a drama-filled season behind the scenes with the departure of original cast member Jeff Garlin, The Goldbergs reaches its Season 9 finale with aplomb tonight. In “Adam Graduates!,” graduation day is approaching and everyone, especially Adam (Sean Giambrone), is ready — except for Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey), who is not coping well with the idea of an empty nest. Meanwhile, with Geoff’s (Sam Lerner) encouragement, Erica (Hayley Orrantia) decides to try out for Cyndi Lauper as a one-time backup singer replacement. Ultimately, resurrecting her singing dreams doesn’t manifest, but bigger and exciting new beginnings await her and the Goldbergs.
Music’s Greatest Mysteries: “Disappearance, Fyre and Dark Beats”
AXS TV, 8pm
The unknown dark side of Phil Collins’ catalog is explored as one of the topics in tonight’s episode.
The Flash: “Into the Still Force”
The CW, 8pm
The Flash (Grant Gustin) gets an assist from XS (guest star Jessica Parker Kennedy). Meanwhile, CCPD enlists Chester (Brandon McKnight) for help when a mysterious device is found at a crime scene.
The Masked Singer
Who will claim the golden mask trophy? The final three perform and the last to be unmasked is declared the Season 7 winner.
Chicago Med: “Lying Doesn’t Protect You From the Truth”
Dylan (Guy Lockard) and Ethan (Brian Tee) treat a patient shot during a drug raid; Charles (Oliver Platt) and Vanessa (Asjha Cooper) work together to properly diagnose a motivational speaker; and Will (Nick Gehlfuss) and Hannah (Jessy Schram) must turn to Crockett (Dominic Rains) for help with a patient who’s pregnant.
Directed by Raoul Walsh
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Director Albert Edward Walsh — better known as Raoul Walsh — had an influential 50-year filmmaking career that spanned from the silent era into the early 1960s, and across a variety of genres. He and some of his notable works are the focus of tonight’s lineup on Turner Classic Movies, which begins with The True Adventures of Raoul Walsh, a 2014 feature-length documentary about the director. Using rare personal and production photos and footage, it reveals Walsh’s extraordinary life on and off the set, from his apprenticeship with D.W. Griffith to his discovery of John Wayne and Rock Hudson, and from the innovation of his 1924 classic The Thief of Bagdad to his memorable work with legends like James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and more. Following the doc are four Walsh classics that show this master at work in a wide-ranging capacity: White Heat (1949), the iconic gangster film led by Cagney; The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945), an unusual comedy/fantasy production led by Jack Benny; Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951), a swashbuckling naval adventure set during the Napoleonic Wars and based on C.S. Forester’s novels, starring Gregory Peck and Virginia Mayo; and They Drive by Night (1940), a film noir set in the world of truckers that stars George Raft, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino and Bogart.
The Wonder Years
In “Love, Dean,” it’s the end of the school year, and summer excitement is all around. When Bill and Lillian (Dulé Hill and Saycon Sengbloh) each receive major career opportunities, tension builds as they decide who will handle more of the household responsibilities. Meanwhile, Dean and Keisa (Elisha Williams and Milan Ray) take shelter together as a tornado tears through Montgomery, providing the perfect moment for Dean to tell her how he really feels.
In “A Judge and a Priest Walk Into a Living Room…,” the Conners gear up for a mega wedding! Jackie and Neville (Laurie Metcalf and Nat Faxon), Darlene and Ben (Sara Gilbert and Jay R. Ferguson), and Harris and Aldo (Emma Kenney and Tony Cavalero) are planning for a shared big day, but along the way they discover that some of the couples may not be on the same page about their happily ever afters. Meanwhile, Dan (John Goodman) and the family have decked out the house for the occasion, but will all six of the lovebirds make it to “I do”?
Beyond the Edge
Find out which celebrity will be named the winner and raise the most money for their charity in the Season 1 finale of this reality competition series.
So You Think You Can Dance
Season 17 of the dance competition series features a new panel of judges in Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Matthew Morrison and JoJo Siwa. Cat Deeley returns as host.
Buy It or Build It
In “One Happy Family Home,” Dallas-based twin brothers and contractors Chris and Calvin LaMont have their work cut out for them when they meet Dominique and Darrian, who are searching for a new home for their growing family on a strict budget and a tight deadline. While Darrian has a game room at the top of his wish list, his wife Dominique thinks a walk-in closet is far more important. But first, Dominique and Darrian face a big decision — will they buy a home or build it?
Chicago Fire: “Last Chance”
Mouch (Christian Stolte) and Ritter (Daniel Kyri) work together to solve a murder mystery; Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Cruz (Joe Minoso) tackle a food truck fire; and Gallo (Alberto Rosende) goes to see Hawkins (Jimmy Nicholas) about Violet (Hanako Greensmith).
NOVA: “Why Ships Crash”
When the colossal Ever Given container ship crashed into the bank of the Suez Canal in March 2021, international supply chains ground to a halt. How could such a disaster happen? And can the investigation help prevent future accidents?
NBA Basketball: Western Conference Finals: Game 1: Dallas at Golden State
TNT, 9pm Live
TNT has exclusive coverage of the best-of-seven-game Western Conference Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors beginning with Game 1 tonight.
Season 2 of the series focusing on siblings Tom (Topher Grace), Sarah (Caitlin McGee) and Connor (Jimmy Tatro) ends tonight. In “Ticket to Space, $1 Million,” Tom attempts to keep Connor grounded after he announces his plans to go to space then falls into a rough patch himself after learning some bad news. Meanwhile, Marina (Karla Souza) gets stuck while trying to transform their attic into a writing space for Tom.
A Million Little Things
In tonight’s Season 4 finale, “Just in Case,” the strength of Maggie and Gary’s (Allison Miller and James Roday Rodriguez) relationship is put to the test once again. Rome (Romany Malco) makes a sacrifice for a student in distress; Theo (Tristan Byon) turns to an unlikely source to help his mom through a rough patch; and Eddie (David Giuntoli) learns a shocking secret about Anna (Erin Karpluk).
Chicago P.D.: “House of Cards”
As the team closes in on drug kingpin Javier Escano (José Zúñiga), Voight (Jason Beghe) is forced to lie to his undercover informant Anna (Carmela Zumbado) to keep her on track, and their deteriorating trust threatens an increasingly tenuous operation.
Colombia — Wild and Free
In this two-part documentary, concluding next Wednesday, May 25, journey to South America to explore the magnificent flora and fauna of Colombia, from the wild, largely deserted Pacific coast to the snow-covered volcanoes of the Andes, and everything in between. Tonight’s premiere, “Two Rivers,” looks at the eastern region of Colombia, a land defined by the powerful Orinoco and Amazon Rivers.
Thursday, May 19
The Ipcress File
AMC+ & Sundance Now
Harry Palmer, the protagonist of Len Deighton’s bestselling series of espionage novels published in the 1960s and ’70s, has become one of the most well-known fictional spies — even though the character was never named as such, or definitively named at all, in the books, and was only given that moniker in film adaptations famously led by Michael Caine beginning with 1965’s The Ipcress File, which was also the first novel to feature the man eventually known as Palmer. And now there is another first for The Ipcress File, with its remake as a TV series, and there’s no ambiguity about the lead character’s iconic name here: Joe Cole (Gangs of London, Peaky Blinders) steps into the shoes of Harry Palmer in this six-episode British adaptation. Like its print and film source materials, the series is set in the early 1960s, during the height of the Cold War. It begins when Palmer, an enterprising British corporal, gets rich smuggling stolen goods to the east until he is arrested. Intelligence officers soon recognize Palmer’s intellect and the impressive network of connections he has built, and they make him an offer to avoid prison by becoming a spy and aiding in their search for a missing nuclear physicist. Lucy Boynton and Tom Hollander costar in the thriller, which was adapted by BAFTA-winning screenwriter John Hodge. New episodes are available Thursdays.
This eight-episode (all available today), music-driven drama stars Yolanda Adams as Denita Jordan, an international gospel-singing superstar at First Kingdom Church and her in-house Atlanta record label, Kingdom Records. She is determined to guard her family and its many secrets at all costs. Her husband, Calvin Jordan (Michael Beach), may be the bishop at First Kingdom, but Denita is the true leader, and she has little tolerance for insurrection among her family and employees (and ex-employees). But suddenly, there is a new powerhouse performer on the Atlanta gospel scene — a young pole dancer named Rbel (Serayah), whose talent and pedigree may bring her closer to God and gold than she ever imagined.
Ghost Adventures: House Calls
In this Ghost Adventures spinoff, the team from that series — Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley — help frightened families who believe they are under paranormal attack. The first two episodes, which find the investigators helping people in Long Beach, California, and Ellington, Connecticut, are available today. Subsequent new episodes will be available Thursdays.
From 1955 to 1975, the U.S. Army Chemical Corps conducted classified human subject research on thousands of soldiers at the Edgewood Arsenal facility in Maryland. The purpose was to evaluate the impact of potent, mind-altering chemical warfare agents on military personnel as an alternative to traditional mortal combat. Today, many of these soldiers believe that the military broke the law and engaged in a decades-long coverup to hide the truth about what really happened to them at Edgewood. Through shocking, never-before-seen footage of the drug experiments, along with exclusive, firsthand accounts from both the mastermind behind the research and the soldiers who participated in it, this documentary seeks to uncover the true story.
The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib
The latest series entry in the animated franchise follows the events of The Boss Baby: Family Business. Theodore Templeton (voice of JP Karliak) is framed for embezzlement and forced to revert back to his old Boss Baby self and crash with his brother Tim and his two nieces, brainy big kid Tabitha (Ariana Greenblatt) and Baby Corp employee Tina (Mary Faber). Together, Boss Baby and Tina co-lead a new field team fighting to increase Baby Love while keeping a new group of archnemeses — the Uncuddleables — from destroying Baby Corp itself.
The Photographer: Murder in Pinamar
In the summer of 1997, the murder of photojournalist José Luis Cabezas shocked Argentina. It ultimately revealed an organized crime network that appeared to involve the country’s political and financial elite. As this documentary shows, the consequences would be almost as dramatic as the crime itself, not only for the perpetrator, but for the whole country.
Former Shameless star Emmy Rossum’s latest project finds her stepping, almost unrecognizably, into the glowing pink attire of blonde bombshell Angelyne (born Ronia Tamar Goldberg), a model/singer who became a Los Angeles icon starting in the 1980s through a series of self-promotional billboards that revolutionized the concept of someone being famous just for being famous. Rossum, who is also an executive producer of this quirky limited series, says that she has “spent the better part of four years thinking, living and breathing this project. I love Angelyne. It’s as if Marilyn Monroe got into an Easy-Bake Oven with an ’80s punk Barbie doll and a dose of New Age spirituality. She’s a trailblazer, a hustler, a visionary, the original influencer, a living, breathing piece of art.” Showrunner and executive producer Allison Miller explains that the series is more of an homage to Angelyne and her ethos. “This isn’t the true story of Angelyne. It’s not a straightforward biopic. It’s a story inspired by everything Angelyne represents, and so it’s a magical story, a hopeful story, a story about becoming the person you were meant to be and believing in your own inner strength to manifest your dreams. It’s [also] a story about Los Angeles and everything the city means to people who move here and to people who dream about moving here.” Angelyne costars Martin Freeman, Alex Karpovsky, Hamish Linklater, Charlie Rowe and Lukas Gage. All episodes are available today.
The Found Footage Phenomenon
This documentary tracks the origins of the “found footage” technique used in some horror movies and how it has transformed with technological changes throughout the last few decades.
Golf: PGA Championship: First Round
ESPN, 2pm Live
Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, hosts the PGA Championship. Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa and Viktor Hovland are among the top contenders in the field. ESPN and CBS air the tournament through Sunday.
Season 5 finishes up with “Crawl Out Through the Fallout,” when Andy (Jaina Lee Ortiz) tracks down a witness to testify at her trial. Meanwhile, Carina (Stefania Spampinato) and Maya (Danielle Savre) deal with a stressful situation, and the crew responds to a car wreck.
Sheldon (Iain Armitage) struggles to cope with the first signs of puberty in the Season 5 finale “A Clogged Pore, a Little Spanish and the Future.”
MasterChef Junior Edition: “Totally Egg-streme!”
The seven remaining junior chefs test their culinary knowledge of different types of eggs and cuts of steak in the new episode “Totally Egg-streme!”
Law & Order: “Black and Blue”
The murder of an off-duty NYPD detective threatens to tear the city apart; Cosgrove (Jeffrey Donovan) mourns the loss of a friend and asks Capt. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) for help solving the case; McCoy (Sam Waterston) and Price (Hugh Dancy) disagree on how to prosecute the culprit, sparking sharp condemnation from all sides. The drama has been renewed for another season.
This Old House: “Saratoga Springs: Secret Gardens”
The 170-year-old basement of the house in Saratoga Springs is getting an addition with ICFs, a new slab and a concrete bulkhead staircase, but first, the radon gas must be addressed. Also in the episode, a look at how this area is home to secret summer gardens and mansions.
The Canadian drama returns for Season 15 with “Moving Toward the Light,” in which Amy (Amber Marshall) must help a skeptical performer and her pair of matched liberty horses work together again; Jack (Shaun Johnston) unexpectedly buys Mitch’s (Kevin McGarry) herd of cattle; and Tim (Chris Potter) returns from his trip with a surprise for everyone.
Star of the Month: Anna May Wong
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Turner Classic Movies’ monthlong Thursday night celebration of pioneering Chinese American actress Anna May Wong continues this evening with three of her films, followed by an encore presentation of the 2019 documentary Yellowface: Asian Whitewashing and Racism in Hollywood. The film lineup begins with Daughter of Shanghai (1937), a crime drama prepared specifically as a starring vehicle for Wong, and one of her few films where she has top billing. It’s also a film that is unique for its time in that it features two prominent Asian American actors as leads. Wong plays Lan Ying Lin, a woman who turns detective to track down the human traffickers who killed her father, joined in the process by government agent Kim Lee (portrayed by Philip Ahn, a pioneer among Korean American actors in Hollywood). The thriller was added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 2006. After that is a film featuring a much smaller role for Wong: 1933’s A Study in Scarlet, a mystery led by Reginald Owen as Sherlock Holmes. Wong, despite her second billing in the film, gets about 10 minutes of screen time here as Mrs. Pyke, one of the suspects in a series of murders among members of a secret society. The final film airing before the documentary encore is When Were You Born (1938), another murder mystery. Wong plays an astrologer who, to clear her name, uses her zodiacal skills to help police catch a killer after the man whose death she predicted is indeed found dead under suspicious circumstances the next day.
United States of Al
CBS won’t bring United States of Al back for another season, so the Season 2 finale “Chaos/Aashob” also serves as the series finale. Riley (Parker Young) comes clean to Freddy (guest star Brian Thomas Smith) about his relationship with Vanessa (Kelli Goss), and Cindy (guest star Jayma Mays) grows increasingly possessive of Al (Adhir Kalyan).
Grey’s Anatomy: “Stronger Than Hate”
A dinner party is thrown at the sister house in Nick’s honor. Meanwhile, Grey Sloan Memorial receives a victim of a brutal hate crime.
Welcome to Flatch
Back-to-back new episodes of Welcome to Flatch air tonight. In “No Credit/Bad Credit,” Father Joe (Seann William Scott) misses having Shrub and Kelly (Sam Straley and Holmes) around. Then in “Ghosted,” Kelly’s birthday takes a spooky turn when she and Shrub get lost in the woods.
Windy City Rehab: “Back to the Client Game”
As designer and home renovation expert Alison Victoria continues to rebound from a tumultuous year, she dips her toes back into the world of client renovations. She takes on a young couple in Chicago with a big wish list and a tight budget, and she’ll have to use all of her tricks to complete their dream home.
In the Season 13 finale, “Til the Fat Gator Sings,” it’s the last day of the season, and the Landrys learn that nothing comes easy. Meanwhile, Leron and Porkchop battle bulls and each other; Willie risks not tagging out by refusing to set lines; and Ronnie and Ashley struggle to fill their remaining tags.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Season 23 concludes with “A Final Call at Forlini’s Bar.” NBC has renewed the drama for Season 24.
Each one-hour episode tells stories of dramatic murders and other serious crimes through the prism of the gripping interrogation of the accused, intercut with interviews with key players — detectives who led the interrogation, investigators, lawyers involved in the case, psychological/ interrogation experts, family members and possibly even the perpetrator — along with relevant news footage and archival material, including trial footage.
After a Season 2 that was just as dramatic as its first, tonight’s finale “Catch a Few Fish” promises extra excitement. In a struggle between head and heart, final resolutions are made as Jenny (Katheryn Winnick) works to find Travis (Logan Marshall-Green) before he reaches a dangerous point of no return. Meanwhile, Ren (Janina Gavankar) and Jag (Vinny Chhibber) find a new familial bond and decide together how to handle their father now that he’s crossed a serious line. After receiving a startling surprise from Scarlet (Anja Savcic), Cassie (Kylie Bunbury) changes the course of her quest for justice forever. Later, with Tubb (Patrick Gallagher) out of commission for the time being, a new sheriff comes to town; and after getting fully acquainted with Cassie and Jenny, it seems like he may just stick around for a while.
Earn (Donald Glover), “Paper Boi” Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry), Darius (LaKeith Stanfield) and Van (Zazie Beetz) wrap up Season 3 of the FX comedy. The fourth and final season is expected to premiere later this year.
Law & Order: Organized Crime
The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit spinoff ends its second season with “Friend or Foe.” NBC has renewed the show for Season 3.
Friday, May 20
This Australian murder/mystery drama stars Thomas Jane as Ted Conkaffey, an ex-cop falsely accused of committing a disturbing crime, who has escaped to hide away in the tropics of Far North Queensland. As he tries to avoid discovery, he’s drawn into investigating a wild murder and a missing person, alongside a complicated woman named Amanda Pharrell (Nicole Chamoun), who harbors dark secrets of her own. Troppo is based on Crimson Lake, the first novel in author Candice Fox’s contemporary crime fiction series set Down Under. All eight episodes are available today.
Now and Then
Set in Miami, this eight-episode multilayered thriller told in Spanish and English explores the differences between youthful aspirations and the reality of adulthood, when the lives of a group of college best friends are forever changed after a celebratory weekend ends up with one of them dead. Now, 20 years later, the remaining five are reluctantly reunited by a threat that puts their seemingly perfect worlds at risk. The ensemble cast includes Marina de Tavira, Rosie Perez, José María Yazpik, Maribel Verdú, Manolo Cardona and Soledad Villamil. The first three episodes are available today; subsequent new episodes are available Fridays.
In 2021, a groundbreaking Pentagon report revealed what the government had denied for decades — UAPs (unidentified aerial phenomena), or UFOs, are real and may even pose a threat to our planet. In this two-hour documentary, former members of the U.S. military break their silence about the massive coverup of their terrifying close encounters.
Chip ’N Dale: Rescue Rangers
Chipmunks Chip and Dale, former stars of their own 1989-90 Disney Channel animated series, are back in this hybrid live-action/computer-animated comedy. In a setup similar to Who Framed Roger Rabbit and set in modern-day Los Angeles, this film finds Chip (voice of John Mulaney) and Dale (Andy Samberg) living among both cartoons and humans. It has been decades since their successful series was canceled, and Chip has succumbed to a life of suburban domesticity as an insurance salesman, while Dale has had CGI surgery and works the nostalgia convention circuit. When a former castmate mysteriously disappears, the duo most repair their broken friendship and adopt their Rescue Rangers detective personas once again to save the day. The cast also includes Will Arnett, Eric Bana, Dennis Haysbert, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen and J.K. Simmons.
World famous movie star Olivia (Samara Weaving) faces a PR disaster when a paparazzo snaps a photo of her with her married lover, Vincent (Max Greenfield). Hardworking valet Antonio (Eugenio Derbez) accidentally appears in the same photo and is enlisted to pose as Olivia’s new boyfriend as a coverup. This ruse with Olivia thrusts Antonio into the spotlight and unexpected chaos.
Restoration Road With Clint Harp
Magnolia Network on discovery+
In Season 2, carpenter Clint Harp again hits the road in search of incredible historical structures across the country that are in need of restoration, while exploring their origins and dreaming of their futures.
The Retro Plant Shop With Mikey & Jo
Magnolia Network on discovery+
Follow Mikey McCall as, with help from her big sister, Joanna Gaines, she launches the business of her dreams: a retro-inspired plant shop that blends her passion for gardening with her love of unique vintage items. New episodes are available Fridays.
Love, Death & Robots
Tim Miller and David Fincher’s Emmy-winning animated anthology series is back for Season 3, featuring more uncanny worlds, violent delights and twisted kicks.
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman
David Letterman is back for a six-episode fourth season of his talk show, featuring guests Cardi B, Kevin Durant, Billie Eilish, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ryan Reynolds and Will Smith.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars
Season 7 of the competition series will feature, for the first time in the show’s history, a cast of all former winners returning to vie for the title of Queen of All Queens and a cash prize of $200,000. Also available starting today are Season 4 episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars: Untucked, offering behind-the-scenes looks at the backstage drama as the queens anxiously await their fates each week.
Oscar winners Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons lead this drama that spans space and time. They play the Yorks, a couple who, years ago, discovered a chamber buried in their backyard that inexplicably leads to a strange, deserted planet. They have carefully guarded their secret ever since, but when an enigmatic young man (Chai Hansen) enters their lives, the Yorks’ quiet existence is quickly upended — and the mystifying chamber they thought they knew so well turns out to be much more than they could ever have imagined. All eight episodes are available today.
Kevin Hart — actor, investor and entrepreneur — brings his unique perspective and desire to inspire the country’s sharpest entrepreneurs in an all-new episode. An entrepreneur from Wellington, Florida, introduces his line of health products using nature’s most powerful superfood; former college students from Chicago pitch their online marketplace designed to help current and past college athletes cash in on their fame; a professional boxer from Houston steps into the ring and presents his all-in-one total body fitness tool designed to take your workouts to the next level; and a vegan entrepreneur from San Antonio presents his plant-based approach to a fast-food favorite. The Sharks in this episode are Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary and Lori Greiner.
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Second Round
ESPN, beginning at 8pm Live
ESPN airs two conference semifinal games from the Stanley Cup playoffs tonight.
George Carlin’s American Dream
Codirector Judd Apatow is behind this two-part documentary (concluding tomorrow) chronicling comedian George Carlin’s rise to fame and five-decade career. In addition to intimate interviews with his daughter, Kelly Carlin, there is a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival material including films, photos, audio recordings, letters and diaries. Some of the many funny people interviewed about Carlin include Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Stephen Colbert, Patton Oswalt and Bill Burr.
The Blacklist: “TBD, Conclusion, Part 1”
Red (James Spader) and the task force spring into action after learning who betrayed them.
Beach Blanket Bingo
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This fun 1965 film is the fifth, and possibly best remembered, entry in American International Pictures’ (AIP) famous series of teen-focused ’60s party films that were usually set at the beach (though one spinoff title was set at a ski resort). As a number of these movies famously were, this one is led by Frankie Avalon (in his last starring role in a beach film) and Annette Funicello. The plot is silly, of course, and frankly unimportant; the movie effectively delivers to viewers the same thing that is of principal importance to its characters — an “endless summer,” just-hanging-out party kind of a vibe. Beyond Frankie and Annette, the rest of the cast includes an interesting range of actors, notably Linda Evans in one of her first feature films; Don Rickles; Paul Lynde; Harvey Lembeck; Deborah Walley, who would also appear in a few more of AIP’s beach films; Marta Kristen; and even silent filmmaking legend Buster Keaton, who would also make a cameo in AIP’s How to Stuff a Wild Bikini later in ’65.
Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine
Discovery Channel, 9pm; also streams on discovery+
Season 4 finds Team Turin — after failing in six states during the offseason — still with no ground to mine as the mining season begins. With the clock ticking, Dave and team assemble in Idaho to prospect two claims in that state: He and geologist Aryn Rowe travel to the remote Warren Meadows mining claim, while the rest of the group visits a claim at Mores Creek in the Boise Basin. After more disappointments, they rally and decide to gamble on the unknown as they head to Montana.
Vacation Home Rules: “Boathouse Delight”
Mother-daughter duo Sabrina and Tess found a true “on the water” boathouse that needs some serious repair. With their unique vision, contractor and real estate expert Scott McGillivray and designer Debra Salmoni capitalize on the home’s layout and location to transform this rundown relic into a Bohemian beauty.
Great Performances: “Merry Wives”
Great Performances’ “Broadway’s Best” lineup continues with a performance, recorded in summer 2021, of Jocelyn Bioh’s acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor. Set in South Harlem, the production offers a celebration of Black joy, laughter and vitality, and marked the return of The Public Theater in New York City’s beloved free Shakespeare in the Park series following the COVID-19 shutdown.
Saturday, May 21
Horse Racing: 147th Preakness Stakes
NBC, 4pm Live
Rich Strike, the Kentucky Derby winner, will try to keep his Triple Crown hopes alive today at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore for the running of the 147th Preakness Stakes.
FS1, beginning at 4pm Live
FS1’s Saturday MLB coverage opens with the San Diego Padres at the San Francisco Giants. Later tonight, the Oakland A’s are at the Los Angeles Angels.
Strangers on a Train
Catch a Classic!
Robert Burks rightly earned an Oscar nomination for his black-and-white cinematography in this 1951 suspense classic based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel, but how Alfred Hitchcock did not receive a directing nod, nor Robert Walker an acting nomination for his chilling performance as Bruno Antony, is beyond us. Either way, it is a thrilling watch, as pro tennis player Guy Haines (Farley Granger) has the bad luck of happening to sit next to Walker’s Antony on a train, and their conversation turns toward Antony “jokingly” suggesting that the two men “trade murders” — Antony will kill Haines’ wife if Haines kills Antony’s father. Unfortunately for Haines, the deranged Antony is not joking at all; he proceeds with his end of the deal, and makes life increasingly terrifying for Haines in order to get him to hold up his. The film’s famous climax aboard an out-of-control carousel isn’t the only way in which the Master of Suspense delivers a memorable thrill ride with this production.
Murdoch Mysteries: “Murdoch on the Couch” & “The Witches of East York”
Ovation, beginning at 7pm
Beginning tonight, the remaining episodes of the popular Canadian mystery series’ 15th season will air with back-to-back hourlong episodes each week. First tonight, in “Murdoch on the Couch,” Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) investigates a death threat made against Sigmund Freud (Diego Matamoros) and gets an unwelcome analysis. Then, in “The Witches of East York,” strange things happen after Murdoch arrests a man claiming witches are trying to kill him.
MLS Soccer: Atlanta United FC at Nashville SC
FOX, 7:30pm Live
FOX’s Saturday Major League Soccer action features Atlanta United FC at Nashville SC from the new GEODIS Park in Nashville.
Romance to the Rescue
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Trevor (Nathan Witte), the new manager at the grocery store where Kyra (Andrea Brooks) works, seems to check off all the boxes when it comes to what she’s looking for in love. When her well-meaning coworker tells dog-loving Trevor that Kyra has an agility-trained dog, she plays along. Trevor is excited for Kyra to enter her dog in the upcoming agility contest the store is sponsoring, leaving her with a canine quandary — she must adopt a dog and get him competition-ready, stat. With the help of Mark (Marcus Rosner), the head of the dog rescue, she may pull it off and learn some lessons of her own along the way.
Disappearance in Yellowstone
When Jessie’s car breaks down in the middle of a beautiful but desolate national park and her 17-year-old daughter Danielle locks herself inside, she has no choice but to head off alone and look for help. After enlisting the help of the local mechanic Grant, Jessie returns to her car to discover that her daughter is gone. Danielle has been kidnapped and the police are convinced that Jessie is responsible. In this parent’s-worst-nightmare thriller, Jessie must fight against all odds to escape from the police and track down her daughter before she’s killed. Stars Lucie Guest, Jonathan Scarfe, Cassandra Sawtell, Aren Buchholz and Reese Alexander.
Portals to Hell: “Malco Theatre”
Travel Channel, 10pm; also streams on discovery+
In Hot Springs, Arkansas, Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman explore the historic Malco Theatre, a live magic venue never before investigated for television. But in a town charged by strange geothermal forces, not all phenomena at this theater appear to be the trick of a magician.
Saturday Night Live
NBC, 11:30pm Live; also livestreams on Peacock
Season 47 of the venerable sketch comedy series comes to a close tonight.