This Week on TV – 5/14/23-5/20/23

Welcome to another great week of TV! There’s a lot on this week, so make sure you check out the schedule so you don’t miss anything!

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Sunday features 1 series premiere, 2 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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Tonight is the 68-minute series premiere of Match Me Abroad on TLC at 10/9c. After failing to find a soulmate in the US, Americans take the search overseas for a chance at happiness. Expert matchmakers pull out all the stops to connect these hopeful romantics to their one true love.

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Tonight is the 1-hour Superstar special about Elizabeth Taylor on ABC at 10/9c. Legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor is the blueprint for modern celebrity culture. She was the original influencer ― the first to use her fame to create a fragrance empire and forge frontiers in social activism. On and off the screen, she was larger than life. Known for her striking beauty, she was married eight times to seven different men, pursued by paparazzi around the globe, and even denounced by the Vatican. She also broke the glass ceiling by negotiating the first million-dollar salary in Hollywood. In an exclusive interview with Barbara Walters, she once said, “I know I’ve had an extraordinary life. I realized that it’s like a soap opera. It’s not like an ordinary life at all.” Over a decade after her death, ABC News’ “Superstar” series explores the iconic figure’s life, career and marriages. The star-studded television event features interviews with celebrities such as Fran Drescher, Rosie O’Donnell, Camilla Belle, Melissa Rivers and Dita von Teese. The program also includes conversations with Kate Andersen Brower, who wrote Taylor’s biography; Larry Hackett, the former editor of People and an ABC News contributor; Hal Rubenstein, the former fashion editor at InStyle; and José Eber, celebrity hairstylist and friend of Taylor.
Tonight is the 1-hour “Sean Connery” special for Autopsy: The Last Hours of… on Reelz at 9/8c. Dr. Michael Hunter needs to analyze every detail available to piece together what was really happening in Sean’s body and how it led to his death.
Tonight is the TV movie When Love Blooms on UPtv at 7/6c. Romance blossoms between a risk management analyst and a florist as they prepare for a flower competition. It stars Sarah Power & Thomas Cadrot.

On TV Tonight:

  • *Series Finale*East New York – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*America in Black – BET @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Amityville: An Origin Story – MGM+ @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Happy to Be Home with the Benkos – Magnolia Network @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Waco: The Aftermath – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Match Me Abroad – TLC @ 10/9c (68-Minute Series Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Fear the Walking Dead – AMC @ 9/8c (79-MInute Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*The Cube – TBS @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Autopsy: The Last Hours of… – Reelz @ 9/8c (1-Hour “Sean Connery” Special)
  • *Special*Superstar – ABC @ 10/9c (1-Hour “Elizabeth Taylor” Special)
  • *Special*When Love Blooms – UPtv @ 7/6c
  • *New*90 Day Fiance: The Other Way – TLC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*90 Day Pillow Talk: The Other Way – TLC @ 11:08/10:08c
  • *New*100 Foot Wave – HBO @ 8/7c
  • *New*Accomplice to Murder with Vinnie Politan – Court TV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Alex vs America – Food Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*American Idol – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*America’s Funniest Home Videos – ABC @ 7/6c
  • *New*Bar Rescue – Paramount @ 10/9c
  • *New*Barrett-Jackson Revved Up – FYI @ 10/9c
  • *New*Barry – HBO @ 10:07/9:07c
  • *New*Bob’s Burgers – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ciao House – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Fatal Attraction – Paramount+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Fix My Frankenhouse – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*From – MGM+ @ 9/8c
  • *New*Home Town Takeover – HGTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*House Hunters International – HGTV @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Housebroken – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Judy Justice – Amazon/Freevee @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *New*Louisiana Law – Animal Planet @ 8/7c
  • *New*Naked and Afraid: Last One Standing – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*NCIS: LA – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Paranormal Caught on Camera – Travel Channel @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Relative Race – BYUtv @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ride – Hallmark @ 9/8c
  • *New*Snapped – Oxygen @ 6/5c
  • *New*Somebody Somewhere – HBO @ 10:40/9:40c
  • *New*Someone They Knew…with Tamron Hall – Court TV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Stone Cold Takes on America – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Succession – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*The 2010s – CNN @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Blacklist – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Equalizer – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Great North – FOX @ 8:31/7:31c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Atlanta – Bravo @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Simpsons – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Top Ten Revealed – AXS TV @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Whole Other Story with Anderson Cooper – CNN @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Wizard of Paws – BYUtv @ 7/6c
  • *New*Tom Jones – PBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Very Scary People – ID @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Vice – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Violent Minds: Killers on Tape – Oxygen @ 7/6c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Wicked Tuna – NGC @ 9/8c
  • *New*WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Yellowjackets – Showtime @ 9/8c


Monday features 3 series 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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Tonight is the 68-minute series premiere of Street Outlaws: Locals Only on Discovery Channel at 8/7c, followed by a 2nd 68-minute new episode at 9:08/8:08c. Dynamic racing duo and fan-favorite wheelmen – Farmtruck and AZN, best known from “Street Outlaws: OKC” travel to racetracks across the US in search of the fastest local driving heroes. From Idaho to New Hampshire and Texas to Pennsylvania, top local drivers will race against each other in a bracket-style, single elimination challenge. The winner will take home a prize of $5,000 and get the chance to race against a veteran Street Outlaw driver from the ‘No Prep Kings’ series for another 5K, such as Lizzy Musi, Daddy Dave, Jermaine Boddie and Kye Kelley, among others.
Tonight is the 67-minute series premiere of Renovation Wild on HGTV at 9/8c. Two Zambian safari resorts will get the HGTV treatment. Set amongst the extraordinary surroundings of the majestic Lower Zambezi National Park, the eight-episode series will chronicle the incredible journey of resort owners, Grant and Lynsey Cumings, and their children as they work arm-in-arm with their right-hand man and project manager, Ngoli, and resort manager, Juliet, to take on the challenges of renovating in a remote locale. Throughout the season, they’ll face an array of logistical nightmares including monsoon season, extreme supply chain issues and countless exotic wildlife encounters that threaten to halt their plans to upgrade their resort in the middle of the African bush.
Tonight is the 2-hour series premiere of Summer Baking Championship on Food Network at 9/8c. On the newest addition of the fan-favorite Baking Championship franchise, ten talented bakers from around the country tackle unique summer-themed baking challenges featuring the flavors, ingredients, and celebrations of the season for a chance to take home a $25,000 grand prize. Host Jesse Palmer puts the bakers’ skills to the test to prove they can create the most delectable desserts to impress judges Duff Goldman, Carla Hall, and Damaris Phillips. The one baker with the best summertime creations will rise to the top, earning the grand prize and the title of Summer Baking Champion.

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Tonight is a 1-hour FOX special TMZ Investigates: Britney Spears: The Price of Freedom at 9:01/8:01c. The special gives viewers an exclusive look at Britney’s life a year and a half since her conservatorship ended. The revelations include details about her deeply troubled marriage, family estrangement, alarming behavior, failed intervention and how she continues to be an enduring force in the music industry. The special will also break down how the singer spends her days and reveal concern among those closest to her that she’s a danger to herself and others.
Tonight is the stand-up comedy special Zarna Garg: One in a Billion on Amazon at 12:01AM/11:01PMc. Zarna Garg’s taking the comedy world by storm with her first streaming stand-up special One in a Billion. As an unapologetic, Indian-Immigrant mom, she has plenty to joke about, and the punch lines come fast and furious.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*9-1-1 – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*All American – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*ATL Homicide – TV One @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*That’s My Jam – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*The Brokenwood Mysteries – Acorn TV @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Series Premiere*Street Outlaws: Locals Only – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c (2 68-Minute New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Summer Baking Championship – Food Network @ 9/8c (2-Hour Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Renovation Wild – HGTV @ 9/8c (67-Minute Series Premiere)
  • *Special*TMZ Investigates: Britney Spears: The Price of Freedom – FOX @ 9:01/8:01c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Zarna Garg: One in a Billion – Amazon @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *New*A Small Light – NGC @ 9/8c (135-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*American Dad – TBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*American Idol – ABC @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Below Deck Sailing Yacht – Bravo @ 8/7c
  • *New*Black Ink Crew – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *New*Black Ink Crew: Compton – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bob (Hearts) Abishola – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Celebrity IOU – HGTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*E! News – E! @ 11/10c
  • *New*Fatal Attraction – TV One @ 9/8c
  • *New*History’s Greatest Mysteries – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*House Hunters – HGTV @ 10:07/9:07c
  • *New*House Hunters International – HGTV @ 10:37/9:37c
  • *New*Jeopardy! Masters – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Judy Justice – Amazon/Freevee @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *New*Love in Paradise: The Caribbean – TLC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Mysteries of the Unknown – Travel Channel @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episodes)
  • *New*NCIS – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*NCIS: Hawai’i – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Race to Survive Alaska – USA Network @ 11/10c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 8/7c, 8:30/7:30c, 9/8c, & 9:30/8:30c (4 New Episodes)
  • *New*Summer House – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Neighborhood – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Voice – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Undercover Underage – ID @ 9/8c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen – Bravo @ 10:15/9:15c
  • *New*White House Plumbers – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*WWE Raw – USA Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*You, Me & My Ex – TLC @ 9/8c


Tuesday features 2 series premieres & 4 season finales. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the series premiere of Angel City on HBO at 9/8c. This is a captivating docuseries that goes behind the scenes and onto the pitch of the groundbreaking Los Angeles-based professional women’s soccer team, Angel City Football Club (ACFC). Founded in September 2020 by actor Natalie Portman, venture capitalist Kara Nortman and gaming entrepreneur Julie Uhrman, ACFC breaks the mold by being the largest majority female ownership group in professional sports and includes 14 former US Women’s National Team players as investors. The series pulls back the curtain on the origin story through the 2022 inaugural season, and candidly reveals the passion and grit needed to build a franchise from scratch. While the athletes and coaching staff contend with training facility challenges and unexpected injuries, the club is tasked with filling the stadium and proving to the world that you can lead with passion and purpose and still turn a profit. As philosophies are debated and performance expectations aren’t met, the club must cope with the growing pains of a startup, begging the question: can this new ACFC model succeed both on and off the pitch?
Tonight is the series premiere of High Desert on Apple TV+ at 12:01AM/11:01PMc, along with 2 more new episodes. The series follows Peggy (Patricia Arquette), an on-again-off-again addict who decides to make a new start after the death of her beloved mother, with whom she lived in the small desert town of Yucca Valley, California, and makes a life-changing decision to become a private investigator. It also stars Bernadette Peters, Brad Garrett, Christin Taylor, Keir O’Donnell, Matt Dillon, Rupert Friend, & Weruche Opia.

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Overnight was the premiere of the documentary film Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me on Netflix. From the heights of her modeling fame to her tragic death, this documentary reveals Anna Nicole Smith through the eyes of the people closest to her.
Tonight is the premiere of the feature film Queenmaker: The Making of an It Girl on Hulu at 12:01AM/11:01PMc. The early aughts ushered in a golden era for the New York social set — a generation of rich young women desperate to recreate the success of Paris Hilton and Tinsley Mortimer, keener than ever to show off their fortunes and one-up each other on nightly red cerpets. New York City in 2007 was a world of excess never before seen in the public sphere and, suddenly, socialites were celebrities Gossip blogs like Gawker and Socialite Rank went viral and began sowing chaos and paranoia among the mega-wealthy. In the midst of these drama-filled, and often cruel, publications, a mysterious website called Park Avenue Peerage debuted with nuanced insight and praise for these women that were being torn down on a daily basis by the tabloid media. The anonymous blogger? Definitely not who you’d expect. On the surface, Queenmaker: The Making of an It Girl is a fun, nostalgic romp through the mid-2000s pop culture that dominated mainstream media and laid the foundation for current reality tv and the influencers of the social media generation. Interviews with the publicists, journalists, and, of course, socialites, that ruled the city in the early aughts, immerse us in the gilded world of heiress-era New York City. Through our investigation into this world, we finally learn the truth behind Park Avenue Peerage. Beyond all of the glitz and glamor, Queenmaker is, at its heart, a story about a young outsider who grappled with an identity shaped largely by the powerful forces of mainstream white American culture that have shaped young women for generations.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*9-1-1: Lone Star – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Return to Amish – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*The Big Door Prize – Apple TV+ @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *Season Finale*The Curse of Oak Island – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Angel City – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*High Desert – Apple TV+ @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc (3 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Special*Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Special*Queenmaker: The Making of an It Girl – Hulu @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *New*7 Little Johnstons – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Blood & Money – CNBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Chopped – Food Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Class of ’09 – FX on Hulu @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *New*Couples Retreat – MTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Dancing Queens – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Deadliest Catch – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*E! News – E! @ 11/10c
  • *New*Evil Lives Here: Shadows of Death – ID @ 9/8c
  • *New*FBI – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*FBI: International – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*FBI: Most Wanted – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Full Custom Garage – MotorTrend @ 10/9c
  • *New*House Hunters – HGTV @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*House Hunters International – HGTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*Jeopardy! Masters – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Judge Steve Harvey – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Judy Justice – Amazon/Freevee @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *New*Life Below Zero: First Alaskans – NGC @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta – Run It Back – MTV @ 7/6c & 8/7c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Neighborhood Wars – A&E @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Road Wars – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Roadkill – MotorTrend @ 9/8c (previously aired on MotorTrend+)
  • *New*Saint X – Hulu @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *New*Signs of a Psychopath – ID @ 10/9c
  • *New*Supermarket Stakeout – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of New Jersey – Bravo @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch – History Channel @ 10:03/9:03c
  • *New*The Wall – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Weakest Link – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*WWE NXT – USA Network @ 8/7c


Wednesday features 5 series premieres, 1 season premiere, 1 series finale, & 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 complete first season premiere of The Family Stallone on Paramount+. After playing some of the most legendary characters in cinematic history, three-time Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone is ready to give cameras access to what he would consider the greatest role of his lifetime: Dad. This new series starring Stallone’s three daughters, wife and himself offers a seat at the table of one of Hollywood’s most famous families.
Overnight was the complete limited series premiere of McGregor Forever on Netflix. Conor McGregor’s brutal strikes and trash-talking swagger made him the UFC’s biggest draw. This rousing docuseries follows his dynamic career.
Overnight was the complete first season premiere of SisterS on AMC+ & Sundance Now. The series centers on two women, born continents apart, in Canada and in Ireland, who discover they are half-sisters and embark on a road trip to find their alcoholic father. Real-life best friends Sarah Goldberg and Susan Stanley make their writing debuts and star. The show also premieres tonight on IFC at 11/10c and will air weekly.
Overnight was the complete limited series premiere of Working on Netflix. For some, it’s a paycheck. For others, it’s a calling. This docuseries explores the meaning of work for modern Americans in a time of rapid change. Barack Obama narrates.

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Overnight was the premiere of the feature film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania on Disney+. Super Hero partners Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp. Together, with HOpe’s parents Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, and Scott’s daughter Cassie, the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*True Lies – CBS @ 9/8c (2-Hour Series Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Farmer Wants a Wife – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Property Brothers: Forever Home – HGTV @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*The Challenge: World Championship – Paramount+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Season Finale*The Masked Singer – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Vanderpump Rules – Bravo @ 9/8c (105-Minute Season Finale)
  • *Series Premiere*McGregor Forever – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Limited Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*SisterS – AMC+ & Sundance Now @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*SisterS – IFC @ 11/10c
  • *Series Premiere*The Family Stallone – Paramount+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Working – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Limited Series Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Restoration Garage – MotorTrend @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Special*Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*AEW Dynamite – TBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Angel City – HBO @ 9/8c (65-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Awkwafina is Nora from Queens – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Chicago Fire – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Chicago Med – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Chicago PD – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dave – FXX @ 10/9c (44-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Dr. Pimple Popper – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Drug Lords: The Takedown – NGC @ 10/9c
  • *New*E! News – E! @ 11/10c
  • *New*Guy’s Grocery Games – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Holden Bros. Restos – MotorTrend @ 9/8c
  • *New*Home in a Heartbeat – HGTV @ 9:01/8:01c
  • *New*House Hunters – HGTV @ 10:01/9:01c & 10:31/9:31c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Iconic America – PBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jeopardy! Masters – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Judy Justice – Amazon/Freevee @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *New*Married at First Sight – Lifetime @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Married at First Sight: UK – Lifetime @ 6/5c (2-Hour New Episodes)
  • *New*On the Case with Paula Zahn – ID @ 10/9c
  • *New*Pawn Star$ – History Channel @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*P.K.’s Places – ESPN+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Restoring Galveston – Magnolia Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Rich & Shameless – TNT @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 8/7c, 8:30/7:30c, 9/8c, & 9:30/8:30c (4 New Episodes)
  • *New*Riverdale – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*See No Evil – ID @ 9/8c
  • *New*Survivor – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Ted Lasso – Apple TV+ @ 9:01/8:01c
  • *New*The Flash – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Game Show Show – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*To Catch a Smuggler – NGC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living – BET @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s House of Payne – BET @ 9/8c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen – Bravo @ 1AM/12AMc (Wednesday Night/Thursday Morning)
  • *New*We Need to Talk About America – Fuse @ 10/9c
  • *New*Wild Scandinavia – PBS @ 8/7c


Thursday features 4 series premieres & 14 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 Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss on Peacock. Host and intrepid traveler Rainn Wilson traverses the globe searching for the secrets to the happiest societies on earth. Based on Eric Weiner’s New York Times bestselling book, “The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World,” Rainn will explore some of the happiest and least happy places on earth from Iceland to Qatar to Ghana, and in a profound, humorous, and experiential way that unpacks the science of happiness.
Tonight is the series premiere of I Survived Bear Grylls on TBS at 9/8c. Hosted by celebrated survivalist Bear Grylls and comedian Jordan Conley, this series features eight stand-alone episodes, each with new players who face specially designed games taking Bear’s most legendary adventures up a notch. Bear Grylls has spent his entire career rescuing himself – and others – from death in some of the most dangerous parts of the world. Now, instead of sacrificing himself in the wild to teach survival skills, he’s turning the tables to America’s armchair adventurers by creating wilderness simulated challenges that will test the contestants’ smarts, physicality and their ability to adapt and do whatever it takes to survive – including having to eat and drink some truly gnarly survival food. The final contestant standing at the end of each episode can proudly claim I Survived Bear Grylls and win a cash prize. This show gives rookie survivors the chance to prove their mettle at the hands of one of the world’s leading adventurers. Along the way, a few lucky leading contestants will have a chance to earn the hard-fought reward of a seat on the larger-than-life MTN DEW-branded throne.
Tonight is the series premiere of The One on TV One at 9/8c. The competition series will be hosted by powerhouse couple, Kirk and Tammy Franklin. Atlanta bachelor and bachelorette Brent and Ashley have long struggled to find their soulmates. Now, with a little guidance from gospel legend Kirk Franklin and his wife Tammy, Brent and Ashley will embark on a journey filled with sexy suitors and outrageous activities as they seek to find love. Throughout the series, Ashley and Brent will meet two new potential matches each week. Sparks will fly as our daters get to know one another while partaking in some risqué game nights yet soulful sessions with Kirk and Tammy at the helm. At the end of each episode, Brent and Ashley will determine which dates possess the qualities that could make them their soulmate, ultimately leading that suitor to join them at The One Mansion.
Tonight is the complete first season premiere of Primo on Freevee/Amazon at 12:01AM/11:01PMc. Executive produced by New York Times best-selling author Shea Serrano and Emmy-winning producer Michael Schur (The Good Place, Parks and Recreation), this is a coming-of-age, single-camera comedy, inspired by Serrano’s life growing up in San Antonio, TX. It follows Rafa Gonzales, a wide-eyed 16-year-old being raised by his clever mother, Drea, and his five overbearing uncles (Rollie, Mike, Ryan, Jay, and Mondo) as they live their lives on the southside of San Antonio. Rafa is at an inflection point, as three big life moments coincide: he and his friends are nearing the end of high school; he’s pretty sure he just met the girl of his dreams; and he just found out he has a real chance to become the first person in his family to go to college. Over the course of the series, the group – Rafa, his mom, uncles, friends, and crush – will all affect each other and help one another grow in ways they weren’t expecting, whether they like it or not. It stars Carlos Santos, Christina Vidal, Efrain Villa, Henri Esteve, Ignacio Diaz-Dilverio, Johnny Rey Diaz, Jonathan Medina, Martin Martinez, Nigel Siwabessy, & Stakiah Lynn Washington.

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Tonight is the premiere of the feature film White Men Can’t Jump on Hulu at 12:01AM/11:01PMc. Written by Kenya Barris and Doug Hall from a story they co-wrote with Ron Shelton, this is a remake of the 1992 film of the same name. It stars Sinqua Walls and Jack Harlow in the lead roles, alongside Teyana Taylor, Laura Harrier, Vince Staples, Myles Bullock, and Lance Reddick in one of his final film performances before his death in March 2023.
Tonight is a special episode presentation for Letterkenny on Hulu at 12:01AM/11:01PMc. No details of the plot are available at this time.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Angel City – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Big Beasts – Apple TV+ @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*CSI: Vegas – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Grey’s Anatomy – ABC @ 9/8c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Law & Order – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Law & Order: Organized Crime – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Law & Order: SVU – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Mrs. Davis – Peacock @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Season Finale*So Help Me Todd – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Station 19 – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*The First 48: After the First 48 – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*The Last Thing He Told Me – Apple TV+ @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *Season Finale*Totally, Completely Fine – Sundance Now @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Season Finale*Young Sheldon – CBS @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Series Premiere*I Survived Bear Grylls – TBS @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Primo – Freevee/Amazon @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss – Peacock @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*The One – TV One @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Letterkenny – Hulu @ 12:01AM/11:01AMc
  • *Special*White Men Can’t Jump – Hulu @ 12:01AM/11:01AMc
  • *New*100 Days to Indy – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Asking for a Friend – TV One @ 10/9c
  • *New*Barnwood Builders – Magnolia Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Battlebots – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c (2.5-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Beat Bobby Flay – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Brat Loves Judy – WE @ 9/8c
  • *New*Celebrity Game Face – E! @ 9/8c
  • *New*Celebrity Prank Wars – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Citadel – Amazon @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *New*City Confidential – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*City on Fire – Apple TV+ @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *New*College Hill: Celebrity Edition – BET+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Drops of God – Apple TV+ @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *New*E! News – E! @ 11/10c
  • *New*Fear the Walking Dead – AMC+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Fix My Flip – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Flipping 101 w/Tarek El Moussa – HGTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Ghost Hunters – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Good Trouble – Freeform @ 10/9c (spring finale)
  • *New*Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies – Paramount+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Jersey Shore Family Vacation – MTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Judy Justice – Amazon/Freevee @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *New*Love & Death – HBO Max @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Mark Rober’s Revengineers – Discovery Channel @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head – Paramount+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Murder in the Big Apple – ID @ 10/9c
  • *New*Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘n Out – VH1 @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*(RE)SOLVED – VICE @ 9/8c
  • *New*Silo – Apple TV+ @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *New*Still a Mystery – ID @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amazon @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *New*The Other Two – HBO Max @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Top Chef – Bravo @ 9/8c (75-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s Ruthless – BET+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Unicorn: Warriors Eternal – Cartoon Network @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen – Bravo @ 10:15/9:15c


Friday features 2 series premieres, 3 season premieres, & 6 season finales. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the 91-minute series premiere of The Secrets of Hillsong on FX at 10/9c, followed by a 2nd 85-minute new episode at 10:31/9:31c. This is a four-part documentary series based on the explosive original reporting on the megachurch’s scandals by Vanity Fair journalists Alex French and Dan Adler. The series features the first interviews with former pastors Carl and Laura Lentz since their public ouster from the church, which for years counted musicians, actors, athletes and other celebrities among its flock. It also features poignant conversations with many of the congregants navigating the still-unfolding global reckoning as the church faces a rash of fresh revelations. Interviews include former congregants as well as others connected to the Hillsong story: Tiff Perez, Ashley Jones and Mary Jones, Josh Canfield, Janice Lagata, Geoff Bullock, David Shoebridge, David Cowdrey, Tanya Levin and many others. With fresh reporting and analysis from journalists, historians and policymakers, The Secrets of Hillsong goes beyond the sensational headlines and behind the velvet rope to examine the church’s long pattern of covering up misconduct to protect itself.
Overnight was the series premiere of Spy/Master on HBO Max, along with a 2nd new episode. The series is set during the height of the Cold War and covers a week in the life of fictional character Victor Godeanu, played by Alec Secăreanu (God’s Own Country, Ammonite, Happy Valley), the right-hand man and closest advisor to Romanian dictator Nicolae CeauÈ™escu. However, Godeanu is also a secret agent for the KGB and must escape Romania and CeauÈ™escu before his cover is blown. With only one shot at staying alive, he uses a diplomatic trip to Germany as a springboard to the United States. Helped by an undercover Stasi agent and former flame played by Svenja Jung (Deutschland89), and an up-and-coming CIA agent played by Parker Sawyers (Southside with You), Godeanu must elude the KGB and his own country’s spooks, fully aware that his defection is putting his family back home in mortal danger.

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Overnight was the premiere of the feature film Consecration on Shudder. An English woman arrives at a convent on the Isle of Skye looking to find out the truth about her Priest brother’s death, but discovers that he was himself also a suspect in a murder investigation. It stars Jena Malone, Danny Huston, Ian Pirie, Janet Suzman, Thoren Ferguson, Steffan Cennydd, Eilidh Fisher, Victoria Donovan, Jolade Obasola, Alexandra Lewis, Angela White, Emma Hixson, & Rachael Joanne Brown.
Tonight is the HMM movie Hannah Swensen Mysteries: Carrot Cake Murder at 9/8c. The discovery of a skeleton amid the rubble of a building undergoing renovation reveals that one of Lake Eden’s beloved citizens is not who he claimed to be. Much to the dismay of her fiancé, Detective Mike Kingston (Cameron Mathison), Hannah (Alison Sweeney) begins to investigate the case on her own. As she tries to piece together the events that led to the murder and tries to learn the victim’s true identity, Hannah even calls on her mother Delores (Barbara Niven) as she works to bring the killer to justice and uncover the truth.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*A Black Lady Sketch Show – HBO @ 11/10c
  • *Season Finale*Blue Bloods – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Fire Country – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Shark Tank – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*S.W.A.T. – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs – Shudder @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Spy/Master – HBO Max @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*The Secrets of Hillsong – FX @ 10/9c & 10:31/9:31c (91-Minute Series Premiere & 85-Minute Second New Episode)
  • *Season Premiere*Belle Collective – OWN @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Selling Sunset – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Sixth Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Young, Famous & African – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Second Season Premiere)
  • *Special*Consecration – Shudder @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Special*Hannah Swensen Mysteries: Carrot Cake Murder – HMM @ 9/8c
  • *New*100 Day Dream Home – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*AEW: Rampage – TNT @ 6:30/5:30c
  • *New*Blindspotting – Starz @ 9/8c
  • *New*Cops – FOX Nation @ 6/5c
  • *New*Couples Therapy – Showtime @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Diners, Drive-ins & Dives – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c (62-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Gold Rush: White Water – Discovery Channel @ 10:02/9:02c (68-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*House Hunters – HGTV @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Mama June: From Not to Hot – WE @ 9/8c
  • *New*Martha Gardens – Roku Channel @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*On Patrol: First Shift – Reelz @ 8/7c
  • *New*On Patrol: Live – Reelz @ 9/8c (3-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Power Book II: Ghost – Starz @ 8/7c
  • *New*Put a Ring on It – OWN @ 9/8c
  • *New*RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars – Paramount+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars: Untucked – Paramount+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*The Great American Joke Off – The CW @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*The Real Murders of Atlanta – Oxygen @ 9/8c
  • *New*The UnXplained – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace? – HBO Max @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Whose Line Is It Anyway? – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*WWE’s Friday Night Smackdown – FOX @ 8/7c


Saturday features 1 season finale, so check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the TV movie Love in Zion National: A National Park Romance on Hallmark at 8/7c. Assistant curator, Lauren, is out to prove a set of ancient vases belong with the Pueblo Nation. While in Zion she meets Adam, a native Puebloan park ranger, who helps her on her mission. Starring Cindy Busby and David Gridley.
Tonight is the documentary Love to Love You, Donna Summer on HBO at 8/7c. This is an in-depth look at the iconic artist as her voice and artistry takes her from the avant-garde music scene in Germany, to the glitter and bright lights of dance clubs in New York. A deeply personal portrait of Summer on and off stage, the film features a wealth of photographs and never-before-seen home video footage – often shot by Summer herself. Through a rich window into the surprising range of her artistry, from songwriting to painting, Love to Love You, Donna Summer explores the highs and lows of a life lived on the global stage. Directed by Oscar and Emmy-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams and Brooklyn Sudano, daughter of Donna Summer.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Dirty Old Cars – History Channel @ 10AM/9AMc & 10:30AM/9:30AMc (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Special*Love in Zion National: A National Park Romance – Hallmark @ 8/7c
  • *Special*Love to Love You, Donna Summer – HBO @ 8/7c
  • *New*House Hunters – HGTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Accident, Suicide or Murder – Oxygen @ 8/7c
  • *New*Banded – AXS TV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Critter Fixers: Country Vets – Nat Geo Wild @ 9/8c
  • *New*Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet – Nat Geo Wild @ 10/9c
  • *New*Homegrown – Magnolia Network @ 1/12c (previously aired on Discovery+ & HBO Max)
  • *New*Into the Wild Frontier – INSP @ 6/5c
  • *New*Love & Marriage: Huntsville – OWN @ 8/7c
  • *New*Masters of Illusion – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Murdoch Mysteries – Ovation @ 7/6c & 8/7c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*On Patrol: First Shift – Reelz @ 8/7c
  • *New*On Patrol: Live – Reelz @ 9/8c (3-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Otter Dynasty – Animal Planet @ 9AM/8AMc
  • *New*Problem Spaces – Magnolia Network @ 2/1c
  • *New*Sam’s Garage – MotorTrend @ 9AM/8AMc
  • *New*Scorned: Fatal Fury – ID @ 10/9c
  • *New*Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out – Food Network @ 12PM/11AMc
  • *New*The Kitchen – Food Network @ 11AM/10AMc
  • *New*The Pioneer Woman – Food Network @ 10AM/9AMc
  • *New*To Catch a Smuggler: South Pacific – NGC @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Totally Weird And Funny – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry? – ID @ 9/8c

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

— Jenny

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2 Responses to This Week on TV – 5/14/23-5/20/23

  1. Deadeye says:

    It’s not ‘7 LIttle Johnsons’ but ‘7 Little Johnstons’

    • Jenny says:

      Doh! It got put in wrong the first week and then copied incorrectly each week after. Fixed now. Thank you!