This Week on TV – 5/2/21-5/8/21

Welcome to a new week of TV! It’s another great week of TV, so make sure you check it out so you don’t miss anything!

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Sunday

Sunday features 2 series premieres & 5 season premieres. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the 90-minute series premiere of Home Town Takover on HGTV at 8/7c. For five years, HGTV superstars Ben and Erin Napier of Home Town have been using their heart, creativity, design and building skills to renovate, restore and uplift scores of historic homes and businesses in the small town of Laurel, Mississippi. Now, in the new six-episode event series Home Town Takeover, it will take every hand and hammer as HGTV takes Ben and Erin’s favorite phrase, “make something good today,” into the stratosphere with the whole-town makeover of Wetumpka, Alabama. The series will showcase 12 major renovations all over Wetumpka, including restaurants, shops, historic homes, public spaces, a new farmers’ market – and even an entire downtown street – with the goal that the impact will ripple through the community for generations to come. Episodes will also be available early each week on Discovery+.
 
Tonight is also the series premiere of The Story of Late Night on CNN at 9/8c. This six-part docuseries will take viewers on a journey through late-night television’s most memorable moments. Spanning a more than 60-year history of engaging with, adapting to and influencing our rapidly changing society, late-night television has grown into a thriving entertainment phenomenon and vitally important cultural institution. The docuseries features archival footage of late-night legends such as Johnny Carson, Jay Leno and David Letterman, alongside interviews with today’s popular comedic voices including, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Chelsea Handler, Trevor Noah, Conan O’Brien, Seth Meyers, James Corden, Amber Ruffin, Desus & Mero, Whoopi Goldberg, W. Kamau Bell, and many more. Behind-the-scenes decision makers including Lorne Michaels and Jeff Zucker are also featured giving their first-hand accounts of an entertainment medium that changed the face of television forever.
 

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Tonight is the TV movie Just for the Summer on UPtv at 7/6c. English teacher Penelope Campbell loves her annual summer vacations visiting her Grandma Dot, despite Dot’s constant attempts to set her up with every single man in town. This year, she bumps into Jason Humphrey, none other than her childhood sweetheart, who is still as handsome and charming as ever. It’s a little awkward at first but the conversation soon turns to Jason’s own Grandma Sophie, who keeps doing the same to him. In order to evade the efforts of their matchmaking grandmothers, they make a pact pretending to date each other, but will the old sparks return? Starring Hayley Sales and Brant Daugherty (Pretty LIttle Liars).
 
Tonight is Biography: “Macho Man” Randy Savage on A&E at 8/7c. A story of a colorful and charismatic man who became famous for his catch phrases and larger-than-life attitude.
 
Tonight is Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden on the History Channel at 8/7c. A look at the ten-year effort to find Osama bin Laden, the man responsible for the 9/11 attacks and the leader of the terrorist group al-Qaeda.
 
Tonight is Aretha Franklin: Story of Her Songs on Reelz at 9/8c. The three tracks that cemented Aretha Franklin as the Queen of Soul; session musicians, producers, journalists and industry experts who witnessed the rise of a groundbreaking artist.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Home Town Takover – HGTV @ 8/7c (90-Minute Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*The Story of Late Night – CNN @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Bar Rescue – Paramount @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Pose – FX @ 10/9c (71-Minute Season Premiere & 81-Minute 2nd New Episode)
  • *Season Premiere*The Girlfriend Experience – Starz @ 8/7c & 8:31/7:31c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*United Shades of America – CNN @ 10/9c (75-Minute Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Very Scary People – HLN @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Aretha Franklin: Story of Her Songs – Reelz @ 9/8c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Biography – A&E @ 8/7c (122-Minute “‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage” Special)
  • *Special*Just for the Summer – UPtv @ 7/6c
  • *Special*Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden – History Channel @ 8/7c (125-Minute Special)
  • *Special*The Real Housewives of Atlanta – Bravo @ 8/7c (1-Hour “Reunion” Special Pt 2)
  • *New*60 Minutes+ – Paramount+ @ 9/8c
  • *New*90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? – TLC @ 8/7c
  • *New*90 Day Pillow Talk: Happily Ever After? – TLC @ 11:11/10:11c
  • *New*American Idol – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*America’s Funniest Home Videos – ABC @ 7/6c
  • *New*Atlantic Crossing – PBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Autopsy: The Last Hours of… – Reelz @ 8/7c
  • *New*Batwoman – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Birdgirl – Cartoon Network @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*Bless the Harts – FOX @ 7:30/6:30c
  • *New*Bob’s Burgers – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bravo’s Chat Room – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Carnival Eats – Cooking Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*City on a Hill – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Confronting a Serial Killer – Starz @ 9/8c
  • *New*Couples Therapy – Showtime @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Desus & Mero – Showtime @ 11/10c
  • *New*Dwight in Shining Armor – BYUtv @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Ellen’s Game of Games – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Evil Lives Here: Shadow of Death – Discovery+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Exposure – Hulu @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *New*Extreme Sisters – TLC @ 10:11/9:11c
  • *New*Family Guy – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Fear the Walking Dead – AMC @ 9/8c (previously aired on AMC+)
  • *New*Godfather of Harlem – Epix @ 9/8c
  • *New*If We Built It Today – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – HBO @ 11:02/10:02c
  • *New*Mare of Easttown – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Married to Medicine – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Mastermind of Murder – Oxygen @ 7/6c
  • *New*Naked & Afraid XL – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*NCIS: LA – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*NCIS: New Orleans – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Saints & Sinners – Bounce TV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Secrets of the Zoo: Down Under – Nat Geo WILD @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Snapped – Oxygen @ 6/5c
  • *New*Star Tunez – Ovation @ 5:30AM/4:30AMc
  • *New*The Equalizer – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Gloaming – Starz @ 10:02/9:02c
  • *New*The Nevers – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Rookie – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Gear – BBC America @ 8/7c
  • *New*Two Guys Garage – MotorTrend @ 10AM/9AMc
  • *New*Uncensored – TV One @ 10/9c
  • *New*Unearthed – Science Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Unsung – TV One @ 9/8c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen – Bravo @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Sunday night/Monday morning)
  • *New*When Calls the Heart – Hallmark @ 9/8c
  • *New*Wicked Tuna – NGC @ 8/7c & 9/8c (1-Hour New Episode & 75-Minute 2nd New Episode)
  • *New*Wild West Chronicles – INSP @ 5:30/4:30c
  • *New*Worst Cooks in America – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist – NBC @ 9/8c

Monday

Monday features 1 season premiere & 4 season finales, so check out tonight’s schedule!

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Murdoch Mysteries – Acorn TV @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Season Finale*Pray, Obey, Kill – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*The Brokenwood Mysteries – Acorn TV @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Season Finale*The Devil You Know – VICE @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Best Baker in America – Food Network @ 9/8c (90-Minute Season Premiere)
  • *Special*American Greed – CNBC @ 10/9c (1-Hour “Bonus Edition: Psychic Fiends Network” Special)
  • *New*$50K Three Ways – HGTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*9-1-1 – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*9-1-1: Lone Star – FOX @ 9:01/8:01c
  • *New*All Rise – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Amelia Parker – BYUtv @ 7:30/6:30c
  • *New*American Dad – TBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*At Home with the Robertsons – Facebook Watch @ 12PM/11AMc
  • *New*Below Deck Sailing Yacht – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations – Cooking Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Black Ink Crew – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *New*Black Lightning – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bob Hearts Abishola – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Breeders – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Bull – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Chopped Sweets – Food Network @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Debris – NBC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Dirt Every Day – MotorTrend.com @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Fatal Attraction – TV One @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hoarders – A&E @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*IMPACT with Gal Gadot – NGC Ditigal @ 1/12c
  • *New*Inside Out – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Intervention – A&E @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Keeping Faith – Acorn TV @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Late Night with Seth Meyers – NBC @ 12:36AM/11:36PMc
  • *New*Miz & Mrs – USA Network @ 11/10c
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E! @ 11/10c
  • *New*Pawn Star$ – History Channel @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Race to the Center of the Earth – NGC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Return to Amish – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Roadkill – MotorTrend.com @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Running Wild with Bear Grylls – NGC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Seeking Sister Wife – TLC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Sell This House! – FYI @ 10/9c
  • *New*Shine True – Fuse @ 10/9c
  • *New*Social Society – ALLBLK @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Street Outlaws – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c & 10:01/9:01c (2-Hour Special & 1-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Neighborhood – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Parker Andersons – BYUtv @ 7/6c
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 11:34/10:34c
  • *New*The Voice – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Unexpected – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*VH1 Couples Retreat – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*VICE News Tonight – VICE @ 11/10c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*WWE Raw – USA Network @ 8/7c

Tuesday

Tuesday features 1 series premiere, 3 season premieres, & 5 season finales. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Overnight was the series premiere of Star Wars: The Bad Batch on Disney+. The show follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in The Clone Wars) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch — a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army — each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.
 

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Tonight is a 1-hour “North and South: The Hunt” special for Life Below Zero on NGC at 9/8c. From Alaska’s north to its southern tip, hunting is vital to the subsistence lifestyle.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Finding Your Roots – PBS @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Outdaughtered – TLC @ 8/7c & 10/9c (2-Hour Season Finale & 1-Hour “The Untold Stories” Special)
  • *Season Finale*Selena: The Series – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Part 2)
  • *Season Finale*The Curse of Oak Island – History Channel @ 8/7c & 9/8c (1-Hour “Drilling Down. Theories Galore” Special & 1-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Young Rock – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Series Premiere*Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Season Premiere*Survivalists – BYUtv @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*The Real Housewives of New York City – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*The Secrets of Skinwalker Ranch – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Special*Life Below Zero – NGC @ 9/8c (1-Hour “North and South: The Hunt” Special)
  • *Special*The Real Housewives of Dallas – Bravo @ 10:30/9:30c (1-Hour “Reunion” Special Pt 1)
  • *New*All-Round Champion – BYUtv @ 8/7c
  • *New*Big Sky – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Catfish: The TV Show – MTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Chad – TBS @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Chopped – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Cinema Toast – Showtime @ 12AM/11PMc & 12:30AM/11:30PMc (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Cruel Summer – Freeform @ 10/9c
  • *New*Deadliest Catch – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*Deadliest Catch: Bloodline – Discovery+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*FBI – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*FBI: Most Wanted – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Graveyard Carz – MotorTrend @ 10/9c
  • *New*House Hunters – HGTV @ 11:01/10:01c
  • *New*House Hunters International – HGTV @ 11:31/10:31c
  • *New*Hustle & Tow – A&E @ 10:01/9:01c & 10:31/9:31c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Late Night with Seth Meyers – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Life Below Zero: Next Generation – NGC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Mayans M.C. – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*NCIS – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*New Amsterdam – NBC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘n Out – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E! @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Philly DA – PBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Pooch Perfect – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Prodigal Son – FOX @ 9:01/8:01c
  • *New*Storage Wars – A&E @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Supergirl – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Flash – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Fog of Murder – Discovery+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *New*The Late Late Show with James Corden – CBS @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Resident – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 11:34/10:34c
  • *New*Tooning Out the News – Paramount+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s The Oval – BET @ 9/8c
  • *New*Unsellable Houses – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*VICE News Tonight – VICE @ 11/10c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen – Bravo @ 3:30AM/2:30AMc (Tuesday night/Wednesday morning)
  • *New*WWE NXT – USA Network @ 8/7c

Wednesday

Wednesday features 2 series premieres, 2 season premieres, & 2 season finales. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Overnight was the complete first season premiere of The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness on Netflix. The Son of Sam case grew into a lifelong obsession for journalist Maury Terry, who became convinced that the murders were linked to a satanic cult. Paul Giamatti narrates this documentary series.
 
Tonight is the series premiere of Human: The World Within on PBS at 9/8c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 10/9c. Explore the incredible universe inside each and every one of us. An examination of diverse personal stories from around the world reveals how our lives, passions and goals are powered by the amazing systems that define our biology as a species.
 

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Overnight was the Discovery+ documentary special Feral. Several hundred thousand feral cats roam the Hawaiian Islands. These cats are struggling to survive in the wild and, unfortunately, they are also killing endangered Hawaiian species on the brink of extinction. The search for a solution to this complex problem has sparked a controversial and polarizing debate across the state.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*My 600-lb Life – TLC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*The Circle – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Series Premiere*Human: The World Within – PBS @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Crank Yankers – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Kids Say the Darndest Things – CBS @ 8/7c (1-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Special*Feral – Discovery+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Special*Live @ Home – AXS TV @ 9/8c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Married at First Sight – Lifetime @ 8/7c (1-Hour “Countdown to Decision Day” Special)
  • *Special*The Challenge: Double Agents – MTV @ 8/7c (90-Minute “Reunion” Special Pt 2)
  • *New*A Million Little Things – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*AEW: Dynamite – TNT @ 8/7c
  • *New*American Gangster: Trap Queens – BET @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bargain Block – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Beyond the Unknown – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Chicago Fire – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Chicago Med – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Chicago PD – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Expedition X – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Forged in Fire – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Full Frontal with Samantha Bee – TBS @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Game of Talents – FOX @ 9:02/8:02c
  • *New*Guy’s Grocery Games – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Home Economics – ABC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*House Hunters – HGTV @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*House Hunters International – HGTV @ 10:31/9:31c
  • *New*How the Universe Works – Science Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Josh Gates Tonight – Discovery Channel @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Kung Fu – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Late Night with Seth Meyers – NBC @ 12:36AM/11:36PMc
  • *New*Life Under Renovation – Discovery+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Making Good – BYUtv @ 7:30/6:30c
  • *New*Married at First Sight: Unmatchables – Lifetime @ 9/8c & 10:03/9:03c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Mysteries of the Unknown – Travel Channel @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Nancy Drew – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E! @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Operation Awesome – BYUtv @ 8/7c
  • *New*Queen of the South – USA Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Save My Skin – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*SEAL Team – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Space’s Deepest Secrets – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*S.W.A.T. – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Big Interview with Dan Rather – AXS TV @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Goldbergs – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with James Corden – CBS @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*The Masked Singer – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of New Jersey – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 11:34/10:34c
  • *New*The Wizard of Paws – BYUtv @ 9/8c
  • *New*To Catch a Smuggler – NGC @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Tooning Out the News – Paramount+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*VICE News Tonight – VICE @ 11/10c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen – Bravo @ 3:30AM/2:30AMc (Wednesday night/Thursday morning)

Thursday

Thursday features 4 series premieres, 6 season premieres, 1 series finale, & 4 season finales. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Overnight was the complete 4-part limited series The Drowning on Acorn TV and Sundance Now. Since losing her son eight years ago, Jodie (Jill Halfpenny, Dark Money, Liar) has been rebuilding her life, but when she catches sight of a teenage boy Daniel (Cody Molko), she is convinced she has found her missing son. Whether she is right or not, in that moment her spark of hope is reignited, and she commits to a dangerous and transgressive path that will take her to the edge of reason. How far will she go to find her missing child? Also starring Jonas Armstrong (Ripper Street, Line of Duty), Deborah Findlay (Vanity Fair) and Rupert Penry-Jones (Whitechapel, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man).
 
Overnight was the series premiere of From Cradle to Stage on Paramount+. Directed by Dave Grohl and inspired by his mother, Virginia Hanlon Grohl, and her critically-acclaimed book, From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars, the Live Nation Productions series is a dynamic personal exploration of the special relationship between successful musicians and their moms. Honest, humorous and emotional, each of the six episodes features a famous performer and their mother, alongside Dave and Virginia, as they take an impassioned journey home and explore each artists’ upbringing and the tools they received as a young talent to survive the turbulence of success.
 
Overnight was the complete first season of Girls5eva on Peacock. When a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 90’s gets sampled by a young rapper, its members reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot. They may be grown women balancing spouses, kids, jobs, debt, aging parents, and shoulder pain, but can’t they also be Girls5eva? Starring Busy Phillips, Paula Pell, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Sara Bareilles.
 
Overnight was the series premiere of That Damn Michael Che on HBO Max. This groundbreaking new original comedy series uses sketches and vignettes to illustrate what it feels like to experience various every-day situations including racial profiling, unemployment, falling in love and more, from Michael Che’s perspective. Fellow SNL cast members Cecily Strong, Heidi Gardner, Colin Quinn, Ellen Cleghorne and Colin Jost lend their talents along with guest stars Omari Hardwick, Geoffrey Owens, Godfrey, Billy Porter and Method Man.
 

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Overnight was the documentary film Citizen Penn on Discovery+. The film follows activist Sean Penn’s global humanitarian efforts. Over 10 years have passed since the catastrophic 7.0 earthquake that shook Haiti in 2010. Now, an award-winning documentary showcases a decade’s worth of humanitarian efforts in the country and beyond.
 
Overnight was the TV movie Favorite Son on BET+. Directed by Robin Givens, Favorite Son is a story about two brothers in a gospel group who struggle to find a balance between their lives and their faith while under the strict parenting of their father, the reverend of a megachurch. Starring Rotimi, Serayah, Jonathan McReynolds, Roger Mitchell, Anton Peeples, and Keke Wyatt.
 
Tonight is the documetary film The Boy from Medellin on Amazon at 12AM/11PMc. Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin prepares for his 2019 homecoming concert amid intense political turmoil, in Matthew Heineman’s latest documentary.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*Shrill – Hulu @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc (Complete Third Season Premiere & Series Finale)
  • *Season Finale*For My Man – TV One @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Ghostwriter – Apple TV+ @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc (Season 2 Part 2 – 6 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Notorious Queens – ALLBLK @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Season Finale*Waka & Tammy: What the Flocka – WE @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*From Cradle to Stage – Paramount+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Series Premiere*Girls5eva – Peacock @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*That Damn Michael Che – HBO Max @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Series Premiere*The Drowning – Acorn TV & Sundance Now @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Limited Series Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Dark Side of the Ring – VICE @ 9/8c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Homestead Rescue: Raney Ranch – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Legendary – HBO Max @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Season Premiere*Million Dollar Listing: New York – Bravo @ 9/8c (75-Minute Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet – Apple TV+ @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Stuck with You – ALLBLK @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Special*Favorite Son – BET+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Special*Citizen Penn – Discovery+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Special*Fire Masters – Cooking Channel @ 10/9c (1-Hour “Who Can Tame the Flame?” Special)
  • *Special*Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes – TruTV @ 10/9c
  • *Special*Summer House – Bravo @ 10:15/9:15c (1-Hour “Reunion” Special Pt 2)
  • *Special*The Boy from Madellin – Amazon @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *Special*The Walking Dead – AMC+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (“Episode Diaries” Special)
  • *New*B Positive – CBS @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Beat Bobby Flay – Food Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Big Trick Energy – TruTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Bringing Up Bates – UPtv @ 9/8c
  • *New*Chef Boot Camp – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Clarice – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Desus & Mero – Showtime @ 11/10c
  • *New*Ellen’s Next Great Designer – HBO Max @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Everything’s Gonna Be Okay – Freeform @ 10/9c
  • *New*Fear the Walking Dead – AMC+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Flip or Flop – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*For Real: The Story of Reality TV – E! @ 9/8c
  • *New*Grey’s Anatomy – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*House Hunters – HGTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*House Hunters International – HGTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Joseline’s Cabaret: Miami – WE @ 10/9c
  • *New*Keeping Up with the Kardashians – E! @ 8/7c
  • *New*Kings of Kush – VICE @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Last Man Standing – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Late Night with Seth Meyers – NBC @ 12:36AM/11:36PMc
  • *New*Legacies – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Let’s Be Real – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Manifest – NBC @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Married at First Sight: Australia – Lifetime @ 9/8c (123-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Mom – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*MTV Floribama Shore – MTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E! @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Nightwatch – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*No Activity – Paramount+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*No Demo Reno – HGTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Overserved with Lisa Vanderpump – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Rebel – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Restaurant: Impossible – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Restaurant Recovery – Discovery+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Ruthless – BET+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Spy City – AMC+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Station 19 – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Strange Evidence – Science Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Swamp People – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Big Shot with Bethenny – HBO Max @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Challenge: All Stars – Paramount+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *New*The First 48 – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with James Corden – CBS @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*The Mosquito Coast – Apple TV+ @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 11:34/10:34c
  • *New*This Old House Hour – PBS @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Tooning Out the News – Paramount+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Top Chef – Bravo @ 8/7c
  • *New*United States of Al – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*VICE News Tonight – VICE @ 11/10c
  • *New*Walker – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen – Bravo @ 11:15/10:15c
  • *New*What on Earth? – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Wipeout – TBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Young Sheldon – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Younger – Hulu & Paramount+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc

Friday

Friday features 3 series premieres, 1 season premiere, & 1 season finale. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Overnight was the series premiere of Jupiter’s Legacy on Netflix. They’re the first generation of superheroes. But as they pass the torch to their children, tensions are rising — and the old rules no longer apply. Jupiter’s Legacy stars Josh Duhamel (Transformers, Las Vegas).
 
Overnight was the series premiere of Queen of Meth on Discovery+. The docuseries profiles Lori Arnold, sister of actor Tom Arnold, who ran a multi-state meth lab in their heartland hometown of Ottumwa, Iowa. At the height of production, she brought in millions. Both siblings recall their tough childhood and formative years and how Lori’s wild adolescence – she married at 15 to an abusive husband and got pregnant early — led her down a drug-pushing path, ending with a long prison stretch.
 
Tonight is the series premiere of Happily Wherever on HGTV at 8/7c. During the eight-episode house-hunting series, HGTV will tell the story of couples whose ability to work remotely has opened up a new world of living locations. They will explore what their budget can buy in their current city compared to two smaller markets in vastly different parts of the country. Once all the cards are on the table, the couple will make the ultimate choice to stay put or take a chance on the adventure of starting a new life in a different town.
 

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Overnight was the feature film special Fried Barry on Shudder. Barry is a drug-addled, abusive bastard who – after yet another bender – is abducted by aliens. Barry takes a backseat as an alien visitor assumes control of his body and takes it for a joyride through Cape Town. What follows is an onslaught of drugs, sex and violence as our alien tourist enters the weird and wonderful world of humankind. Fried Barry is based upon the short film of the same name, which earned 57 official selections and 12 wins at festivals around the world.
 
Overnight was the feature fim special Monster on Netflix. A talented teen implicated in a robbery-turned-murder fights for his innocence and integrity against a criminal justice system that’s already judged him. The movie stars Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) & Emmy WInner Jeffrey Wright (Westworld).
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Magnum P.I. – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Happily Wherever – HGTV @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Series Premiere*Jupiter’s Legacy – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Queen of Meth – Discovery+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Season Premiere*Dynasty – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Fried Barry – Shudder @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Special*Monster – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*A Black Lady Sketch Show – HBO @ 11/10c
  • *New*An Unexpected Killer – Oxygen @ 8/7c
  • *New*Bering Sea Gold – Discovery Channel @ 9:07/8:07c (121-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Big Shot – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Blue Bloods – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Charmed – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Diners, Drive-ins & Dives – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Doing the Most with Phoebe Robinson – Comedy Central @ 11/10c & 11:30/10:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Engine Masters – MotorTrend.com @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines – Discovery+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Mama June: From Not to Hot – WE @ 9/8c
  • *New*My Lottery Dream Home – HGTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Shark Tank – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Amber Ruffin Show – Peacock @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Bad Batch – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*The Birch – Facebook Watch @ 6/5c
  • *New*The Blacklist – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs – Shudder @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*The Netflix Afterparty – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Tooning Out the News – Paramount+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc & 2/1c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Top Gear America – MotorTrend.com @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Van Helsing – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*WWE Friday Night Smackdown – FOX @ 8/7c

Saturday

Saturday is a new episode of Saturday Night Live on NBC at 11:29/10:29c, hosted by Elon Musk with musical guest Miley Cyrus.

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Overnight was the series premiere of Meet the Meerkats on Discovery+. Welcome to the Kalahari Desert in South Africa, where three rescued meerkat families (mobs) are learning the way of life in the wild for the very first time. In Meet the Meerkats, audiences will meet a cast of distinct characters and personalities and be submerged into the incredible world of meerkats while following the journey of three rehabilitated mobs, most of whom were snatched from the wild as pups and returned to their rightful home in Africa after being rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. Witness their stories of resilience and evolution as their lives ebb and flow in their new environment bringing the inevitable mix of joy, wonder and jeopardy that make these gregarious animals so irresistible. The series is narrated by actor/comedian Rob Delaney (Catastrophe). Dominant females Zola, Marli and Bela run the show — the first meerkat mob is overseen by Zola, the heart and soul of her family, along with her partner, Scar, the dominant male. The second mob is run by matriarch Marli, who is pregnant and has two love interests: Zewli, the father to her two daughters, Thandi and Thembi, and her unborn pups; and gentle giant Arno, her protector, who is absolutely dedicated to her. The third mob, introduced later in the season, is run by Bela, a streetwise rewilded meerkat mom raising her young family alone after losing her partner. These families must learn what all meerkats born in the wild know: the strict rules of meerkat society and how teamwork is the key to survival.
 

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Tonight is a 1-hour special, VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, on ABC & CBS at 8/7c and FOX at 11/10c. Selena Gomez hosts an event aiming to inspire vaccine confidence worldwide and help get the COVID-19 vaccines to everyone; Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin and H.E.R. perform.
 
Tonight is also a 1-hour special Attenburough’s Journey on BBC America at 8/7c. A look at David Attenborough’s career as a broadcaster and the production of the nature documentary series David Attenborough’s First Life.
 
Tonight is also the TV movie Baby It’s Cold Outside on Hallmark at 10/9c. Top-level travel agent Hanna (Jocelyn Hudon, When Hope Calls, The Strain) is asked by her company to forgo her family holiday cruise and travel to the Ice Hotel to research it as a vacation destination. Hanna convinces her best friend Phoebe (Kathryn Kohut, Love at Look Lodge), who is sad about a recent breakup, to join her. When they arrive at the hotel, Hanna is dazzled with its icy wonder and meets Ben (Steve Lund, Blue Mountain State, Hemlock Grove), the designer and co-owner. Hanna and Phoebe enjoy all the luxuries the Ice Hotel has to offer from the outdoor spa to snowshoeing. When Phoebe begins to reconnect with her ex, Hanna starts to spend more time with Ben. Meanwhile, a hotel reviewer has also checked in so Hanna and Ben team up to make sure he has a memorable stay. Along the way, Hanna feels herself falling for Ben. When Ben offers Hanna an opportunity she always wished for, will Hannah’s doubts and insecurities take hold or will she find the confidence to make her dreams come true?
 
Tonight is also the premiere of the highly anticipated film Pink Skies Ahead on MTV at 10/9c. Written and directed by New York Times best-selling author Kelly Oxford, the critically-acclaimed film, which made its world premiere at the AFI Film Festival, showcases mental health issues in a nuanced and authentic way as part of MTV’s newly-launched Mental Health is Health initiative. This marks Oxford’s feature-length directorial debut and is based on “No Real Danger,” an essay from her second book, “When You Find Out the World Is Against You.” The coming-of-age film stars Jessica Barden (End of the F***ing World, The New Romantic), Mary J. Blige (The Umbrella Academy), Devon Bostick (The 100, Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River, Pollock), Michael McKean (Better Call Saul, This Is Spinal Tap), Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale, The Strangers: Prey at Night), Evan Ross Cameron (The United States vs. Billie Holiday, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Odeya Rush (Goosebumps, Lady Bird), Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel, Undone), and Henry Winkler (Barry, Happy Days). Set in Los Angeles in 1998, it follows Winona (Barden) who, after dropping out of college and moving back home to live with her parents, is diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Skeptical of her doctor’s opinion — she hasn’t had a panic attack after all — Winona carries on with her wild lifestyle. Only when things begin to truly unravel around her, does she reluctantly decide to see a therapist and face her truths.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Portals to Hell – Discovery+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Series Premiere*Meet the Meerkats – Discovery+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Special*VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World – ABC, CBS @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World – FOX @ 11/10c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Attenburough’s Journey – BBC America @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Baby It’s Cold Outside – Hallmark @ 10/9c
  • *Special*Pink Skies Ahead – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Accident, Suicide or Murder – Oxygen @ 7/6c
  • *New*Alaska Animal Rescue – Nat Geo Wild @ 10/9c
  • *New*All Girls Garage – MotorTrend @ 11:30AM/10:30AMc
  • *New*Car Fix – MotorTrend @ 11AM/10AMc
  • *New*Celebrity Page – Ovation @ 5AM/4AMc & 5:30AM/4:30AMc (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet – Nat Geo Wild @ 9/8c
  • *New*Final Space – TBS @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Ghost Brothers: Lights Out – Discovery+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Iyanla: Fix My Life – OWN @ 9/8c
  • *New*Passport to Love – Discovery+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Pit Bulls & Parolees – Animal Planet @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Saturday Night Live – NBC @ 11:29/10:29c
  • *New*Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out – Food Network @ 12PM/11AMc
  • *New*The Kitchen – Food Network @ 11AM/10AMc

 
 
That’s it! Hope you all have a great week!

— Jenny

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