All Times Eastern. PBS programming varies regionally.
Thursday, May 18
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
SVU finishes up its 24th season tonight with “All Pain Is One Malady,” a crossover with Law & Order: Organized Crime. In the search for a revenge-for-hire crime ring, Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler (Christopher Meloni) combine forces on a case that has now spread globally; Fin (Ice-T) and Bruno (Kevin Kane) help a rape victim who has been assaulted a second time; and Jet’s (Ainsley Seiger) plan to hack the dark web backfires and puts the team in danger. The series has been renewed for Season 25.
Law & Order: Organized Crime
This relative baby among the Law & Order universe of shows closes out Season 3 with tonight’s episode, “With Many Names,” a crossover with Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. As OCCB and SVU close in on a callous and desperate suspect, the U.S. Attorney’s Office benches Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Benson (Mariska Hargitay); Bell (Danielle Moné Truitt) and Fin (Ice-T) must lead the team on a perilous task; and Rollins (Kelli Giddish) confronts a witness who refuses to cooperate. Organized Crime has been renewed for a fourth season.
Anna Cathcart reprises her role as teen matchmaker Kitty Song Covey from the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before films in this spinoff young-adult drama series set in Seoul, South Korea. Kitty thinks she knows everything there is to know about love, but when she moves halfway across the world to reunite with her long-distance boyfriend, she will soon realize that relationships are a lot more complicated when it’s your own heart on the line. Franchise creator and author of the original books Jenny Han created the series and is a showrunner.
Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss
Rainn Wilson hosts this five-episode travel docuseries (all episodes available today), based on Eric Weiner’s bestseller The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places on Earth, in which he traverses the globe from Iceland to Qatar to Ghana, searching for the secrets of the happiest societies, and offsetting them with some of the least-happy places.
This Spanish-language whodunit thriller tells a story of mystery, forbidden love and revenge. On the same night that Lucía (Fernanda Castillo) decides to confess to her husband Alfredo (Flavio Medina), owner of a luxurious resort, that she is in love with his younger brother Bruno (Erik Hayser), Alfredo mysteriously disappears without a trace. His body is missing, and there are no signs of violence. A detective with unconventional methods comes along to solve the case, and the search for Alfredo reveals a storyline darkened by greed, blackmail, gambling debts and a discovery that brings a perverse family secret to light. The eight-episode series drops two new episodes Thursdays starting today. Users can view the first episode for free today, then will be able to watch the full series only on the ViX premium service.
Golf: PGA Championship: First Round
ESPN, 1pm Live
Golf’s best head to Oak Hill Country Club near Rochester, New York, for the year’s second major. Last year, Justin Thomas won a three-hole playoff to claim his second Wanamaker Trophy. ESPN and CBS combine to televise the tournament through Sunday.
The Big Money Playbook: America in Debt
FOX Business Network, 1pm
This special edition of The Big Money Show hosted by Jackie DeAngelis, Taylor Riggs and Brian Brenberg features a live studio audience and will focus on the future of America’s finances as debt from mortgages, car loans, credit cards and college payments grows. Joined by How America Works narrator and executive producer Mike Rowe and financial experts from the Ramsey group, including Rachel Cruze, John Delony and Jade Warshaw, the program will help guide Americans through the uncertain times and explore solutions for personal budgeting and saving.
In the final episode of the season, titled “Glamorous Life,” the Station 19 crew attends the Firefighter’s Ball, but they are called away when disaster strikes.
Season 6 of The Big Bang Theory spinoff wraps up with a two-episode finale tonight.
Law & Order
The long-running legal/crime drama concludes Season 22 with “Open Wounds.” A senator is gunned down at his daughter’s wedding. McCoy (Sam Waterston) pushes for a severe sentence and squares up against a formidable DA — his own daughter — while Price (Hugh Dancy) aims to stay neutral but can’t help but empathize with the defendant over a shared trauma. Law & Order has been renewed for Season 23.
TCM Spotlight: Weather in the Movies: “Snow Days”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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If you enjoyed getting a snow day off of school as a kid, you might get a similar thrill cozying up to tonight’s five films airing as part of Turner Classic Movies’ monthlong Thursday night salute to films that famously use various types of weather in their stories. The forecast is cold and snowy this evening, and the flakes begin falling with The Gold Rush (1925), writer/director/star Charles Chaplin’s silent comedy classic that begins with Chaplin’s Little Tramp character getting lost in a blizzard while prospecting during the Klondike gold rush. Following that is the epic, Best Picture Oscar-nominated romantic drama Doctor Zhivago (1965); while filled with spectacular scenes, the film’s dreamlike sequence with Omar Sharif and Julie Christie in the icebound dacha seems to stick with many viewers of the film, and it can make you feel cold even in the comfort of your own home. Continuing into early tomorrow, the flurry of snowy movies begins tapering off with Robert Altman’s revisionist Western starring Best Actress nominee Christie and Warren Beatty, McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), whose climax was shot during a genuine heavy snowfall in the Pacific Northwest; the charming holiday comedy Christmas in Connecticut (1945), which places Barbara Stanwyck and Dennis Morgan in a postcard-perfect New England winter setting; and the Rock Hudson-led, Arctic-set spy thriller Ice Station Zebra (1968), whose title alone gives off a promise of the chilly conditions to come.
In the final episode of its 19th season, titled “Wedding Bell Blues; Happily Ever After?” Simone’s (Alexis Floyd) wedding day arrives, and the attending surgeons fly to Boston.
So Help Me Todd
In the Season 1 finale “Are You There Todd? It’s Me, Margaret,” Margaret (Marcia Gay Harden) is too sick to work on the final day of an important negotiation, so Todd (Skylar Astin) must step in and act as a proxy while Margaret uses her investigative skills.
TV One, 9pm
Kirk and Tammy Franklin host this competition dating series, a new addition to TV One’s Date Night Thursdays programming block (it is followed by a new episode of the ongoing series Asking for a Friend). In each episode of The One, the Franklins will share their secrets to maintaining a healthy relationship with one male and one female single who live exceptional lives, except when it comes to dating and finding love. With Kirk and Tammy’s advice, are these singles able to trust the process and put in the necessary work to find “the one”?
In “Dying Words,” the Season 2 finale, Folsom (Matt Lauria) is forced off a murder case that hits close to home, but he decides to do his own investigation.
Good Trouble: “Opening Night”
Dennis (Josh Pence) readies for Haven’s launch party; a friend from Malika’s (Zuri Adele) past returns.
Wild West Chronicles: “Calamity Jane Saves the Day”
Throughout Deadwood, Calamity Jane is known as a hot-tempered drunk. But when a deadly smallpox outbreak spreads through town, she works tirelessly to save the lives of the infected citizens who once treated her with such contempt.
Friday, May 19
Bestselling author Shea Serrano is an executive producer of this eight-episode scripted comedy inspired by his life growing up in San Antonio. It follows Rafa Gonzales (Ignacio Diaz-Silverio), a wide-eyed 16-year-old being raised by his clever mother, Drea (Christina Vidal), and his five overbearing uncles as they live their lives on the south side of that Texas city. Rafa is at an inflection point as three big life moments coincide: He and his friends are nearing the end of high school, he is 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. Michael Schur (The Good Place, Parks and Recreation) is also an EP.
The Peabody- and Daytime Emmy Award-winning animated kids series returns for Season 3. It follows three siblings whose neighbor, a wise panda named Stillwater, helps the children gain an understanding of their feelings as well as develop tools to face day-to-day challenges that may feel insurmountable.
The real estate agents of The Oppenheim Group return for Season 6 of this reality series, with sleek penthouse listings, personality clashes and pregnancies — and enough shade thrown to cover every cabana in Los Angeles.
Young, Famous & African
The celebrity crew is back — and their claws are out. Join the stars as they return to Johannesburg for a second season of fun, fights and drama.
Entrepreneurs come into the Tank eager to secure a deal with a Shark. Pitches include a social media star’s board game, HBCU collegiate fashion designs, a wardrobe accessory and an innovative eyewear design.
In the Season 6 finale, “Legacy,” SWAT teams up with the DEA, led by Mack Boyle (guest star Timothy Hutton), to stop a ruthless cartel boss who is exacting revenge on those who killed his son. S.W.A.T. has been renewed for a seventh and final season.
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Director Robert Mulligan’s 1972 adaptation of Thomas Tryon’s novel is one of the more unnerving big-screen examples of the “creepy kid” genre of psychological thriller, and with its use of superstition and a bit of the supernatural, combined with its dark themes set amid a pastoral setting, it could also fall into the “folk horror” category. Set in rural Connecticut in the 1930s, the film follows identical twin brothers Niles and Holland Perry (played by real-life twins Chris and Martin Udvarnoky), who live on their family’s farm. Like most 12-year-olds, Niles and Holland occasionally get into mischief; the only trouble is that when Holland gets into mischief, people tend to “accidentally” die. Niles is the only one who knows that Holland is the “evil twin” responsible for the gruesome misfortunes suddenly befalling the area over one summer … or is he? Uta Hagen, Diana Muldaur, Norma Connolly, Victor French, Lou Frizzell and John Ritter in an early role also headline the cast of this little remembered, slow-burning creeper.
The reality series returns for a spicy third season, continuing to follow six successful and glamorous women entrepreneurs who are redefining what it means to be a boss and telling it like it is in Jackson, Mississippi.
In the Season 1 finale “I Know It Feels Impossible,” the crews face a daring rescue when a massive mudslide tears through Edgewater. CBS renewed the show for Season 2.
Carrot Cake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
The discovery of a skeleton in the rubble of a building renovation reveals that one of Lake Eden’s beloved citizens is not who he claimed to be. Much to the dismay of her detective fiancé (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, Hannah calls on her mother Delores (Barbara Niven) as she works to bring the killer to justice and uncover the truth.
Great Performances: “Richard III”
In this production of The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park that took place in New York’s Central Park and was recorded live in July 2022, Danai Gurira (Black Panther) plays one of the Bard’s most indelible villains as she takes on the title role in the classic tragedy Richard III.
Danny and Baez (Donnie Wahlberg and Marisa Ramirez) team up with Danny’s old partner, Jackie Curatola (guest star Jennifer Esposito), to find a copycat killer emulating murders from a previous case in the Season 13 finale “Forgive Us Our Trespasses.” Blue Bloods will return for Season 14.
The Secrets of Hillsong
This four-episode investigative documentary series explores scandals and misconduct at Hillsong Church, one of the 21st century’s most successful megachurches, and features the first interviews with former pastors Carl and Laura Lentz since their ouster. The first two episodes premiere tonight, and the series concludes next Friday with Episodes 3 and 4.
A Black Lady Sketch Show
The sketch comedy series featuring a core cast of Black women living relatable and hilarious experiences in a magical reality wraps up its fourth season. Robin Thede, Gabrielle Dennis and Skye Townsend star.
Saturday, May 20
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After taking on Hollywood Westerns in 1974’s Blazing Saddles, classic monster movies in 1975’s Young Frankenstein and the silent film era in 1976’s Silent Movie, cowriter/director Mel Brooks turned his satiric eye toward Alfred Hitchcock thrillers in this hilarious 1977 spoof. Starring in a speaking lead role for the first time, Brooks plays a psychiatrist with a very Hitchcockian name — Dr. Richard Thorndyke — who suffers from the titular nervous condition, a combination of acrophobia and vertigo. Speaking of vertigo, Hitchcock’s classic film Vertigo is just one of the Master of Suspense’s films that are uproariously parodied here — you can also keep an eye out for straight-out spoofs of scenes from The Birds, Psycho and Spellbound. Beyond these specific callouts, Brooks also lovingly, and painstakingly, re-creates the overall look and style of Hitch’s films, from the directorial choices to color schemes. That aspect makes this film particularly enjoyable for students of Hitchcock’s work, and perhaps a little more niche than something like Blazing Saddles, but no less funny. Joining Brooks onscreen here, and as great as ever, are his frequent collaborators Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman and Madeline Kahn.
FOX & FS1, beginning at 4pm Live
Saturday MLB action starts with the Milwaukee Brewers at the Tampa Bay Rays on FS1, followed by regional coverage of either the L.A. Dodgers at the St. Louis Cardinals or the Seattle Mariners at the Atlanta Braves on FOX.
Horse Racing: Preakness Stakes
NBC, 4:30pm Live
If he competes, Kentucky Derby winner Mage will try to keep his Triple Crown hopes alive today at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore for the running of the 148th Preakness Stakes.
Into the Wild Frontier: “Daniel Boone: Cunning Woodsman”
Legendary frontiersman Daniel Boone faces the biggest challenge of his life when the Shawnee take him prisoner. He must find a way to escape and travel 160 miles through hostile territory to warn Boonesborough, and his family, of a looming attack.
Love in Zion National: A National Park Romance
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Lauren (Cindy Busby), an assistant curator who is out to prove a set of ancient vases belongs with the Pueblo Nation, journeys to Zion National Park to find what she needs to make her case. As she does, she meets Adam (David Gridley), a native Puebloan park ranger, who helps her along the way.
Love to Love You, Donna Summer
HBO, 8pm; also streams on HBO Max
This documentary about “Queen of Disco” Donna Summer is codirected by Oscar and Emmy winner Roger Ross Williams (Life Animated, The Apollo) and Brooklyn Sudano, Summer’s daughter. Shaped by Summer’s own reflections along with the memories of close family, friends and colleagues, and pulsating with the beats of her songs, the film offers an in-depth look at the iconic artist as she creates music that takes her from the avant-garde music scene in Germany, to the glitter and bright lights of dance clubs in New York, to worldwide acclaim, with her voice becoming the defining soundtrack of an era. The deeply personal portrait is enhanced by a wealth of photographs and never-before-seen home video footage — often shot by Summer herself — and provides a rich window into the surprising range of her artistry, from songwriting to painting, while exploring the highs and lows of a life lived on the global stage.
Sunday, May 21
From the Source
Magnolia Network, 2pm; also streams on discovery+
Award-winning chef and restaurateur Katie Button returns to explore the stories behind different delicious ingredients. The new season begins with a look at vinegar.
His Girl Friday
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One of the fastest, funniest and most quotable films ever, this Howard Hawks-directed screwball comedy is a quintessential example of that type of film from the genre’s heyday in the 1930s and early ’40s. When adapting Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s hit 1928 play The Front Page into this film, Hawks had the inspired idea of turning its star reporter character Hildy Johnson into a woman. The result is an immortal mix of hard-boiled newsroom setting and remarriage comedy, and Rosalind Russell as Hildy is a standout among cinema’s powerful women. She is matched in force only by her conniving but charismatic editor and ex-husband, Walter Burns (Cary Grant). Burns dangles the chance for Hildy to scoop her fellow reporters with the story of an impending execution in order to keep her from hopping the train that’s supposed to take her to Albany and a new life as a housewife married to bland insurance man Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy).
NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race
FS1, beginning at 5pm Live
NASCAR’s All-Star Race events take place at North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Carolina, which last hosted a NASCAR race in 1996 and has been restored for this event. Festivities start with the 100-lap All-Star Open, giving drivers a final shot to qualify for the main event: a 200-lap race for a $1 million top prize.
An emerging country star (Rob Mayes) returns to his hometown to overcome his serious writer’s block and reunites with his high school sweetheart (Brittany Bristow). Together they rediscover love and learn that the best music is the music you make together.
In the Season 3 finale “Eye for an Eye,” the team is put into harm’s way when McCall’s (Queen Latifah) former CIA colleague (guest star Ilfenesh Hadera) is found alive and sets her sights on revenge. CBS has renewed the show for Season 4.
Season 34 of The Simpsons ends with “Homer’s Adventures Through the Windshield Glass,” in which Homer’s (voice of Dan Castellaneta) life flashes before his eyes and time stands still when he crashes his car. Lizzo, Bowen Yang and Tim Robinson provide guest voices. The Simpsons has been renewed through Season 36.
In the season finale “Chapter VI: Force Majeure,” C.J. Macias and Andrew “Cotty” Cotton contemplate their relationships with big-wave surfing.
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm
In “Deadly Exchange,” discover why a commuter flight crashed into a wooded area just 1.2 miles from its destination in Kirksville, Missouri, in 2004. Follow investigators as they piece together why a capable crew made so many crucial mistakes in the flight’s final seconds.
The Great North
In the Season 3 finale “For Whom the Smell Tolls Part Two,” the people of Lone Moose attempt to rescue all the prom-goers from a flood of rotten meat waste.
WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures: “Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart”
Hall of Famer Bret “Hitman” Hart had his WrestleMania VIII jacket stolen from him and he hopes that the team, along with WWE Superstar and Bret’s niece, Natalya, can help track it down. Plus, Bret relives his early days in the Hart Foundation when Natalya surprises him with an iconic item while Lita tries to reclaim Bret’s sunglasses from the infamous Montreal Screwjob.
NCIS: Los Angeles
Callen (Chris O’Donnell) and Sam (LL Cool J) brought a lot of fugitives and criminals to justice over 14 seasons of this NCIS spinoff, which ends tonight with “New Beginnings, Part 2.” NCIS continues the search for stolen military-grade weapons, and Callen and Anna (Bar Paly) decide on an impromptu wedding. The episode is followed by the retrospective special A Salute to NCIS: Los Angeles.
Bob (voice of H. Jon Benjamin) hires a masseur-in-training to give Linda (John Roberts) a massage for Mother’s Day in the Season 13 finale “Amelia.” Bob’s Burgers has been renewed through Season 15.
The series concludes with Tom’s (Solly McLeod) letter to Lady Bellaston (Hannah Waddingham) threatening to sink his prospects with Sophia (Sophie Wilde), a swordfight putting him in even deeper trouble and the emergence of a secret.
Fangoria Chainsaw Awards 2023
Shudder, 9pm Live
This ceremony that recognizes outstanding achievements in horror film and television returns, with David Dastmalchian and Peaches Christ cohosting. Nominees include X, Prey, The Black Phone, Pearl, Nope, Stranger Things, Blood Relatives, Queer for Fear, Barbarian and Terrifier 2.
Smithsonian Channel, 9pm
In “F-14 Tomcat,” see how the F-14 Tomcat became a rising military star during the Cold War and a silver screen hero in the film Top Gun. Discover the story of the U.S. Navy’s top carrier fighter for 35 years and meet the elite pilots who flew it into danger.
The Blacklist: “The Sicilian Error of Color”
While accompanying Red (James Spader) on a series of unusual tasks, Siya (Anya Banerjee) learns more about Meera’s past.
Ghosts of Beirut
This four-part series dramatizes the hunt for Imad Mughniyeh, the elusive Lebanese terrorist who orchestrated the 1983 bombings of American targets in Beirut. Dina Shihabi, Dermot Mulroney and Garret Dillahunt star.
Monday, May 22
The award-winning natural history series returns to explore prehistoric life in five new ancient habitats, including the active volcanoes of India, the marshlands of Madagascar, the deep oceans near North America and more. The season also showcases the latest scientific research, while stunning visual effects bring never-before-seen species to life, including Isisaurus, an Indian sauropod; Pectinodon, a North American feathered dinosaur that was a fierce hunter; Quetzalcoatlus and Hatzegopteryx, the biggest creatures to ever soar the skies; and Beelzebufo, a giant Cretaceous frog from Madagascar that had a powerful bite comparable to that of a modern-day tiger. A new episode is available daily today through this Friday, May 26.
Calvin (Cedric the Entertainer) pushes Marty (Marcus Spears) to move up the opening of their new business to get a valuable celebrity endorsement from D.L. Hughley (guest-starring as himself). Kevin Pollak also guest-stars in the Season 5 finale “Welcome to the Opening Night.” The series has been renewed for Season 6.
The Voice: “Live Finale, Part 1”
NBC, 8pm Live
The penultimate Season 23 episode of the singing competition series airs tonight, ahead of tomorrow night’s season finale and crowning of the latest winner.
Special Theme: James Wong Howe
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Turner Classic Movies concludes its monthlong Monday night celebration of Chinese-born cinematographer James Wong Howe with some of his most acclaimed works. Leading things off is The Rose Tattoo (1955), the Best Picture Oscar-nominated adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play, starring Burt Lancaster and Best Actress winner Anna Magnani. Howe’s black-and-white cinematography for the film earned him his first Oscar win after several previous nominations. Howe’s second and last Oscar victory came for his work in tonight’s next film: Hud (1963), the famed Western starring Best Actor nominee Paul Newman, Best Actress winner Patricia Neal and Best Supporting Actor winner Melvyn Douglas. Up next is the 2019 documentary Image Makers: The Adventures of America’s Pioneer Cinematographers, which features Howe among its spotlighted pioneers. Then it’s back to two more of his films, starting with Funny Lady (1975), the Barbra Streisand-led musical comedy/drama that earned Howe an Oscar nomination and ended up being his final project prior to his 1976 passing. The lineup concludes with The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968), the adaptation of Carson McCullers’ novel starring Best Actor nominee Alan Arkin and Supporting Actress nominee Sondra Locke.
Bob Hearts Abishola
Doubts begin to creep in as Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku) awaits her acceptance letter to the medical school of her dreams in the Season 4 finale “Uncharted Waters of Mediocrity.” The comedy will return for Season 5.
In the Season 20 finale “Black Sky,” Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) finds himself in prison as the team tries to stop an impending terror attack on U.S. soil. NCIS has been renewed for Season 21.
In the Season 2 finale “Dies Irae,” a figure from Tennant’s (Vanessa Lachey) CIA past reemerges, and the NCIS team seeks help from the most unlikely place in order to catch a killer who threatens to destroy everything Tennant has built. The series will return for Season 3.
Tuesday, May 23
HBO Max Rebrands as Max
Effective today, HBO Max is rebranding as Max, billed as an “enhanced streaming service” that will carry original programming, Warner Bros. films, kids content, programming from Discovery network brands and more. Among the original series debuting today are Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, a family-friendly animated Gremlins prequel series; What Am I Eating? With Zooey Deschanel, an unscripted food and lifestyle series; and Clone High, a revival of the adult animated sitcom that originally aired in the early 2000s. Also today, Max will debut the feature film exclusive Shazam! Fury of the Gods. Visit max.com for more details.
This documentary follows journalist Rae de Leon on her first solo investigation, traveling nationwide to uncover a shocking pattern: Young women tell the police they’ve been sexually assaulted, but instead of finding justice, they’re charged with the crime of making a false report, arrested and even imprisoned by the system they believed would protect them.
Wanda Sykes: I’m an Entertainer
Legendary comedian, actress and producer Wanda Sykes returns for her second hourlong Netflix stand-up special. From the challenges of raising Gen Z teens to the dilemmas of being a liberal in a hypercharged political climate, Sykes, renowned for her social commentary, delivers the insightful and ferocious wit and candor that audiences have come to know and love.
The Poseidon Adventure
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One of the most-remembered, and best, of the epic, all-star disaster movies made during the 1970s, this 1972 film from producer Irwin Allen features one of the most “all-star” of those casts, with an ensemble comprised of five Oscar winners: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Albertson, Shelley Winters and Red Buttons. Unlike some of those other movies, The Poseidon Adventure works and is a lot of fun in spite of (or maybe because of?) its kind of silly premise: A New Year’s Eve party aboard a luxury ocean liner is literally turned upside down when a tsunami capsizes the ship. Led by a determined preacher (Hackman), a small group of survivors attempts to escape by making their way up to the bottom of the boat, hoping that it hasn’t been completely submerged. A popular blockbuster in its time, the film was nominated for eight Oscars (including Best Supporting Actress for Winters), and won for Best Original Song (“The Morning After” by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn). The impressive visual effects by L.B. Abbott and A.D. Flowers were honored with a Special Achievement Award by the Academy. Fans of Hackman will want to stick around after this, as well, as MOVIES! will be airing two more, somewhat lesser-seen titles starring the legendary actor: the 1977 Stanley Kramer-directed thriller The Domino Principle, also starring Candice Bergen, Richard Widmark and Mickey Rooney; and the 1988 war film Bat*21, costarring Danny Glover.
When a prominent doctor is found dead in a ritualistic slaying, the team must race against the clock to hunt down a religiously motivated serial killer in “God Complex,” the Season 5 finale and the series’ 100th episode. FBI will return for Season 6.
Superman & Lois: “The Dress”
The CW, 8pm
Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) and John Henry (Wolé Parks) clash over how to handle Bruno Mannheim (Chad L. Coleman).
Nick Cannon and deejay Kelly Osbourne are temporarily filling in for Jamie Foxx and daughter Corinne as hosts of this musical guessing game in which contestants try to identify the biggest hit songs of all time for a shot at a $1 million prize.
Season 2 of FBI: International ends with “Fencing the Mona Lisa,” in which the Fly Team heads to Budapest to stop a stolen Russian missile from being sold on the black market. The show has been renewed for Season 3.
Gotham Knights: “Dark Knight of the Soul”
The CW, 9pm
Stephanie (Anna Lore) and Harper (Fallon Smythe) search for a crucial piece of material that could save their team member.
Don’t Forget the Lyrics!
The game show that gives contestants the chance to win $1 million if they can finish the words to some of the biggest hit songs returns for a new season. Niecy Nash-Betts hosts.
Windy City Rehab
In “Take Two: 10 Years Later,” 10 years after Alison Victoria designed their kitchen, her friends are back for a second round — only this time it’s for their entire house. The project turns tense when their contractor cuts corners, delaying the project and pushing the clients’ budget to the max.
NBC, 9pm Live
The singing competition series crowns its new winner and says goodbye to longtime coach Blake Shelton, who is departing after this season, in a season finale that begins at a special time. An hourlong live cutdown show precedes the finale.
FBI: Most Wanted
The team helps Remy (Dylan McDermott) try to catch his brother’s real killer 25 years after the murder. FBI’s Alana De La Garza guest-stars as Special Agent Isobel Castille in the Season 4 finale “Heaven Falling.” CBS will bring the series back for Season 5.
How I Met Your Father
This spinoff of the long-running hit comedy How I Met Your Mother starring Hilary Duff airs its final two episodes of Season 1 tonight.
Frontline: “Once Upon a Time in Iraq: Fallujah”
Twenty years after the invasion of Iraq, soldiers, journalists and ordinary Iraqis who lived through one of the defining episodes of that war — the Battle of Fallujah — recount the conflict.
Science Channel, 10pm
With the recent declassification of military records, military members and veterans are coming forward for the first time to share stories of unexplained events. In this series, viewers will be immersed in these eyewitness tales, while scientists and experts shed light on the stories.
Wednesday, May 24
Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne star in this new comedy series following a platonic pair of former best friends who reconnect in midlife with disastrously hilarious consequences. The series is cowritten and cocreated by Friends From College writers Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco. The first three episodes are available today; new episodes drop Wednesdays.
American Born Chinese
Everything Everywhere All at Once Oscar winners Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan lead this genre-hopping, coming-of-age action comedy based on the graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang. It tells the story of Jin Wang (Ben Wang), an average teenager juggling his high school social life with his home life. When he meets a new foreign student on the first day of the school year, even more worlds collide as Jin is unwittingly entangled in a battle of mythological Chinese gods. The large cast of regulars and guest stars also includes Yeoh and Quan’s Oscar-nominated Everything Everywhere All at Once costar, Stephanie Hsu.
Chip ’n’ Dale: Park Life
Disney’s chipmunk troublemakers are back in a six-episode second season that features even wilder and crazier adventures.
Inspired by the J.P. Pomare psychological thriller In the Clearing, this hair-raising Australian series follows a woman named Freya (Teresa Palmer) who must face her demons when a child goes missing and she suspects the cult she once escaped to be responsible. “Freya’s endured a childhood most wouldn’t even be able to imagine,” Palmer says of the role. “Her demons still follow her. She’s overprotective and paranoid at times.” Making it especially eerie is that the cult is based on a real-life community from rural Victoria, where the show was filmed. Costars include Miranda Otto and Guy Pearce. The first two episodes are available today; new episodes drop Wednesdays.
The Ultimatum: Queer Love
This expansion of The Ultimatum, a series that showcases stories of love, relationships, and the ups and downs of commitment, features five new couples made up of women and nonbinary people who are at a crossroads in their relationship. One partner is ready for marriage, while the other may have doubts, and an ultimatum is issued. In just over eight weeks, each couple will either get married or get out after they choose new potential partners in a life-changing opportunity to get a glimpse of two different futures. JoAnna Garcia Swisher hosts. Four episodes are available both today and next Wednesday, May 31; the season will conclude with two episodes on Wednesday, June 7.
Find out which player emerges as the winner as Jeff Probst hosts the Season 44 finale. Survivor will expand to a 90-minute edition when it returns for Season 45 this fall.
The CW, 8pm
After nine years of saving Central City, Barry Allen can finally rest his speedy feet as the final season of this DC Comics superhero series comes to a close tonight. All we know is The Flash will be going out with a bang!
MasterChef: United Tastes of America
Season 13 of MasterChef has the top home cooks from four American regions battling it out in culinary challenges for judges Gordon Ramsay, Aarón Sánchez and Joe Bastianich. But only one cook will win the MasterChef title and a $250,000 cash prize.
Season 8 of the medical drama concludes tonight with the episode “Does One Door Close and Another One Open?” Shocking information threatens Jack Dayton’s (Sasha Roiz) surgery and the future of OR 2.0. Med will be back for Season 9.
Wild Scandinavia: “Fire and Ice”
The series concludes with a journey into Scandinavia’s kingdoms of fire and ice, where muskoxen, polar bears and arctic foxes must navigate the dramatic transformation of their world as it melts from a long polar night into a sleepless rush of life under the midnight sun.
Star of the Month: William Powell
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Turner Classic Movies’ monthlong Wednesday celebration of iconic actor William Powell continues with eight films he made during the 1940s, beginning with the comedy Life With Father (1947), which earned him his third and last Best Actor Oscar nomination for his role as a strait-laced, turn-of-the-20th-century father who presides over a family of boys, and whose wife (Irene Dunne) is really the one who rules the roost. Following that is the 1946 drama The Hoodlum Saint, costarring Esther Williams; The Heavenly Body (1944), a romantic comedy also featuring Hedy Lamarr; I Love You Again (1940), a comedy that re-teams Powell with his Thin Man costar Myrna Loy and is directed by W.S. Van Dyke, who had directed the stars in the first four Thin Man movies; Crossroads (1942), a mystery that costars Lamarr, Claire Trevor and Basil Rathbone; Love Crazy (1941), a screwball comedy that pairs Powell and Loy once again; The Youngest Profession (1943), in which Powell makes a cameo as himself, along with other luminaries of the time, including Greer Garson and Lana Turner; and Ziegfeld Follies (1945), a musical comedy featuring Powell in the prologue, again portraying legendary theatrical impresario Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., after having played him in 1936’s The Great Ziegfeld.
The Prank Panel
In the first episode of this new unscripted comedy series in which everyday people pitch pranks to a panel of the world’s greatest pranksters, titled “Family Love/Repo Revenge,” an officiant is mortified by the marriage she just blessed, and a repo man gets pranked.
Riverdale: “Chapter One Hundred Twenty-Six: Betty & Veronica Double Digest”
The CW, 9pm
Veronica (Camila Mendes) devises a plan to bring in some money at the Babylonium.
Discovery Channel, 9pm
In Season 11, adventurer Josh Gates again brings viewers across the globe as he continues to investigate and solve the world’s most intriguing mysteries. In the new season, he travels throughout five continents to dive into sunken tombs in Africa, reclaim stolen and looted statues in Cambodia, and discover a pirate’s lost treasure in the frigid waters of the U.K. — with one excursion giving him the most terrifying moments of his career. The season kicks off with the episode “Sunken Pyramids of the Nile.”
Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars
In this new competition series, Gordon Ramsay puts food and beverage industry entrepreneurs through a multitude of challenges designed to showcase their business skills, test their drive and convince Ramsay they have what it takes to earn his personal investment of $250,000.
This first entry in producer Dick Wolf’s hit Chicago franchise of dramas finishes Season 11 tonight with “Red Waterfall.” As Brett (Kara Killmer) waits for life-changing news, Herrmann (David Eigenberg) encounters a psychic with a grave warning on a call. The series has been renewed for Season 12.
NOVA: Your Brain
The miniseries concludes with “Who’s in Control?” Are you in control of your brain, or is your brain controlling you? Dive into the latest research on the subconscious with neuroscientist Heather Berlin to see what is really driving the decisions you make.
The Sons of Anarchy spinoff begins its last ride with a 10-episode fifth and final season premiering with two episodes tonight. Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (JD Pardo) leads his brother, Angel (Clayton Cardenas), and the Santo Padre M.C. in a bloody war against their rival Sons of Anarchy.
The crime drama’s 10th season comes to a close with “A Better Place.” As Richard Beck’s (Lee Tergesen) timeline for a deadly attack moves up and Samantha (Caitlin Mehner) panics, Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) and the team scramble to get ahead of unprecedented disaster. Chicago P.D. has been renewed for Season 11.
Thursday, May 25
Judge Me Not
Judge Lynn Toler (Divorce Court) created, wrote and executive produces this legal drama loosely based on her life. It follows Zelma Jay Johnson (Chyna Layne), an exceptionally bright, young Black woman who struggles with mental health issues, a ludicrous family and a volatile love life. The series joins her as she takes on her new role as a judge in a court full of outrageous characters both in front of and behind the bench. As her passionate relationship with her live-in lover takes them both on a ride, she finds herself caught in the crosshairs of a psychological thriller that puts her life at risk. The series also stars Javon Terrell (2022 winner of ALLBLK’S “Shoot Your Shot” national casting call held in conjunction with the American Black Film Festival), Terrence Green, Jonathan Chase, Gena Shaw and Bonita Brisker.
Arnold Schwarzenegger comes to series television in this show that tackles universal family dynamics set against a global backdrop of spies, action and humor. He plays a CIA operative on the verge of retirement who discovers a family secret and is forced to go back into the field for one last job. Monica Barbaro, Milan Carter, Gabriel Luna and Fortune Feimster also star.
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Western Conference Finals: Game 5
ESPN, 8pm Live
Game 5 (if necessary) between the Vegas Golden Knights and Dallas Stars airs tonight on ESPN.
TCM Spotlight: Weather in the Movies: “Sweltering Skies”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Turner Classic Movies’ monthlong Thursday night look at films that famously incorporate weather into their stories blows over after tonight’s lineup, consisting of five hot and steamy titles: The Seven Year Itch (1955), Billy Wilder’s classic comedy in which Marilyn Monroe as “The Girl” makes an already-sweltering New York City summer even hotter for Tom Ewell’s middle-aged, married and fantasy-prone character; the Best Picture Oscar-nominated A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Oscar nominee Tennessee Williams’ adaptation of his own Southern Gothic play set in hot and humid New Orleans, starring Best Actress winner Vivien Leigh, Best Actor nominee Marlon Brando, Best Supporting Actor winner Karl Malden and Best Supporting Actress winner Kim Hunter; Dog Day Afternoon (1975), the Best Picture-nominated true-life crime drama led by Best Actor nominee Al Pacino; The Good Earth (1937), a drama about Chinese farmers struggling through a drought and famine (a number of this film’s primary stars, like Paul Muni and Best Actress winner Luise Rainer, were white and, unfortunately, made to look Asian through “yellowface,” a makeup technique of that era used for the first time here); and Stray Dog (1949), a Japanese film noir cowritten and directed by Akira Kurosawa that takes place during a heat wave in postwar Tokyo and is led by frequent Kurosawa collaborator Toshiro Mifune.
NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Finals: Game 5
TNT, 8:30pm Live
Barring a series sweep, TNT has coverage of the Eastern Conference finals Game 5 between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics tonight.
100 Days to Indy: “The Road to the 500”
The CW, 9pm
An inside look at what Indianapolis is like during May, when lifelong Indy 500 fans hit the streets.
Travel Channel, 9pm; also streams on discovery+
In “Diocese of the Dead,” TAPS is called to Ogdensburg, New York, to investigate a large family home. Once a church rectory, this imposing limestone manor is filled with terrifying entities that date back to its religious beginnings. Alongside Jason’s son, Austin Hawes, and guest investigator Dustin Pari, TAPS hopes to calm the family’s fear of being in their house.
Wild West Chronicles: “The Many Faces of Charles Siringo”
Unable to apprehend the train-robbing Smith Brothers, Sheriff Doc Shores calls the Pinkerton Detective Agency for assistance. The agency sends Charles Siringo, an undercover specialist known for his unorthodox methods of capturing criminals.
Friday, May 26
Kendra Sells Hollywood
Kendra Wilkinson is back for Season 2, in which the stakes are higher than ever. With a six-figure quota looming over her head, she must pull out all the stops to secure her place on the team and prove that she can sell some of the most exclusive real estate in Los Angeles. Two episodes are available Fridays beginning today. The entire first season, which originally debuted on discovery+, is now available on Max.
The American Barbecue Showdown
In Season 2, new host Michelle Buteau (The Circle) joins the judges for a fresh round of heated competition between eight of the best barbecuers in the country.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The acclaimed, award-winning comedy/drama starring Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Tony Shalhoub, Marin Hinkle and Michael Zegen ends its run after five seasons.
The docuseries that follows Dr. Orna Guralnik as she guides couples through honest confrontation with each other about real-life struggles finishes its third season.
Memorial Day Movie Marathon Starts
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Starting tonight, and running all the way through Memorial Day (Monday, May 29) and into the early morning hours of May 30, Turner Classic Movies airs a nonstop, 82-hour marathon of memorable war and military-themed films to commemorate the holiday on which Americans remember the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice. Airing tonight into tomorrow morning are A Walk in the Sun (1945), The Story of G.I. Joe (1945), They Were Expendable (1945), The Young and the Brave (1963) and Dark of the Sun (1968).
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern Conference Finals: Game 5
TNT, 8pm Live
Game 5 (if necessary) between the Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes airs tonight on TNT.
100 Day Dream Home
In “Home SWEET Home,” with a large, blended family and an at-home baking business booming, there’s no longer enough room in a couple’s 1970s ranch-style home. Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt whip up a dream home where there’s enough room to bake and the family has enough room for company.
Run the World
The comedy series about three 30-something best friends who fashionably navigate through the ups and downs of love and careers in Harlem, New York, returns for Season 2. Amber Stevens West, Bresha Webb and Corbin Reid star.
The Secrets of Hillsong
The investigative documentary series exploring scandals and misconduct at Hillsong Church, one of the 21st century’s most successful megachurches, concludes with two episodes tonight.
Saturday, May 27
Memorial Day Movie Marathon Continues
TCM, beginning at 6am
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Turner Classic Movies’ 82-hour marathon (which runs until early Tuesday, May 30) of memorable war and military-themed films in commemoration of Memorial Day continues with Don’t Go Near the Water (1957), Up Periscope (1959), No Time for Sergeants (1958), Hollywood Canteen (1944), Pride of the Marines (1945), Ace of Aces (1933), Back to Bataan (1945), The Steel Helmet (1951), Pork Chop Hill (1959), The Tanks Are Coming (1941), The Fallen Sparrow (1943), Operation Pacific (1951) and Captains of the Clouds (1942).
FOX & FS1, beginning at 4pm Live
Week 7 of the USFL season has the Birmingham Stallions at the New Orleans Breakers on FOX. The Philadelphia Stars are at the Pittsburgh Maulers later tonight on FS1.
FOX & FS1, beginning at 4pm Live
The Philadelphia Phillies are at the Atlanta Braves on FS1, followed by a primetime regional game on FOX featuring the St. Louis Cardinals at the Cleveland Guardians, the Boston Red Sox at the Arizona Diamondbacks or the Cincinnati Reds at the Chicago Cubs.
Into the Wild Frontier: “Mason & Dixon: Trailblazing Surveyors”
English astronomers Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon brave deadly terrain and hostile Native Americans to resolve a border dispute in Colonial America. With science and courage, they survey their famous Mason-Dixon Line with pinpoint accuracy.
County Line: No Fear
Just as Sheriff Alden Rockwell (Tom Wopat) is getting set to retire, a threat against the father of his friend, Sheriff Jo Porter (Kelsey Crane), may not only ruin his plans for a life of leisure but also bring a dangerous criminal syndicate to both Maksville and York counties. Alden and Jo must team up once again to bring down this seemingly insurmountable threat. Casper Van Dien, Patricia Richardson and Denim Richards costar.
NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Finals: Game 6
TNT, 8:30pm Live
The battle for an NBA Finals berth continues on TNT with Game 6 (if necessary) between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat tonight.
The Law & Order crossover event kicks off with the Thursday, May 11 episode of Law & Order: SVU and concludes with the Season 3 finale of Law & Order: Organized Crime on Thursday, May 18. All episodes are available the next day on Peacock.Who pulled the plug on Whelan? ›
Whelan then begged Reyes to disconnect the machines as he couldn't live like this and would rather die. Before Reyes could decide, Whelan's father showed up. Shortly afterward, Whelan coded and died with the implication his dad pulled the plug.What are the crossover episodes of law and order? ›
- 1 "Return Of The Prodigal Son" & "What Happens In Puglia"
- 2 "Baby, It's You" ...
- 3 "Design" & "Flaw" ...
- 4 "Trick-Rolled At The Moulin" & "An Inferior Product" ...
- 5 "Charm City" & "For God And Country" ...
- 6 "Entitled" ...
- 7 "People Vs. ...
- 8 "Nationwide Manhunt" & "The Song Of Gregory Williams Yates" ...
You can watch Law & Order on Peacock.