Sunday, Sept. 18: 'The U.S. and the Holocaust' Explores What America Knew About Nazi Atrocities – Channel Guide Magazine
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The U.S. and the Holocaust
This documentary from Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein explores America’s response to the Holocaust, shedding light on what the U.S. government and the American people knew and did, or didn’t do, as the catastrophe unfolded in Europe. The film airs over three evenings beginning tonight with “The Golden Door (Beginnings-1938),” which chronicles how Congress passed its first laws restricting immigration after decades of maintaining open borders, while in Germany, Hitler and the Nazis began their persecution of Jewish people, causing many to flee to other countries, including America. Episode 2 airs Tuesday, rescheduled due to PBS coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, and Episode 3 concludes the series on Wednesday.
The military drama led by David Boreanaz returns for a 10-episode sixth season, with new installments available Sundays beginning today.
Big Sky Kitchen With Eduardo Garcia
Magnolia Network, 2pm
In this half-hour series, Montana-based chef Eduardo Garcia invites viewers into his kitchen, where he prepares home-cooked meals drawn from his unique Latin and Jewish heritage, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
Mastermind of Murder
Season 2 of this true-crime docuseries comes to a conclusion with “Under Covers.” In it, when a woman is shot in her home, her killer comes forward with a story of an assassination plot.
Love’s Sweet Recipe
After her father’s passing, Chef Courtney (Megan Hutchings) works to keep his restaurant from running into the ground. With the help of her childhood friend, Jake (Damon Runyan), and armed with a family heirloom her father left behind called the “Rule Book of Love,” Courtney also finds love in the place she least expects.
America’s Hidden Stories: CIA Secret Museum
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm
Get a rare look at CIA technology and weaponry used to spy on the Russians, rescue Iranian hostages and avenge 9/11. Revisit some of the most daring CIA missions ever attempted, told through the artifacts held at the agency’s headquarters.
Hispanic Heritage Month — Night One: “Lalo Ríos — First Latinx Rebel Hero”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 began last Thursday and will continue until Oct. 15. Tonight and next Sunday, Turner Classic Movies celebrates Hispanic cinematic heritage with themed evenings of films. Tonight’s lineup is a double feature starring Mexican-born American actor Lalo Ríos, who had a brief but accomplished film and TV career spanning 1950 to 1969, prior to passing away at the young age of 46 in 1973. Up first tonight is, fittingly, Ríos’ feature film debut — The Lawless (1950), a film noir in which he plays a young Mexican fruit picker in a small California town who faces a racist lynch mob. The second movie on tonight’s double bill, The Ring (1952), features Ríos in his most well-known role, as Tommy, a Mexican-American who becomes a boxer, believing that will gain him respect among the English-speaking white majority. Costarring Rita Moreno in one of her earlier film roles, The Ring examines institutionalized bigotry and was one of the first sports-themed Hollywood films that depicted discrimination against Hispanics in its story.
NFL Football: Chicago at Green Bay
NBC, 8:15pm Live
Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears visit Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field for an NFC North rivalry game on Sunday Night Football.
The family competition is back for Season 10, with some unique twists. The series follows four teams on a 10-day journey throughout the United States as they complete challenges, discover unknown relatives identified through DNA testing and compete for a $50,000 grand prize. For the first time, two of the teams are comprised of individuals who have never met and are each searching for their own family members, leading to exciting and emotional discoveries throughout the season.
War of the Worlds: “Episode 2”
Astronauts witness the black hole firsthand in space, as Adina (Ania Sowinski) plans her revenge against humanity by exploiting it. Catherine (Léa Drucker) determines to research the black hole, and with Johannes’ (Pieter Genard) help, makes a groundbreaking discovery. Having met Zoe (Pearl Chanda), Kariem (Bayo Gbadamosi) tries to contact Tom (Ty Tennant) but is rebuffed. The pair must ramp up their efforts to investigate the hallucinations when they see the sinister effects of Adina’s latest movements, and they look to Bill (Gabriel Byrne) for answers.
The Secrets of Bella Vista
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
Tess Delaney is surprised to learn she has inherited half of an apple orchard from the father she never knew and has a half sister she didn’t know existed. Visiting the orchard and connecting with her newfound family, Tess discovers the orchard is deep in debt. She works to unravel the mystery of her grandmother’s “treasure” that could hold the key to saving the orchard. Based on the bestselling novel The Apple Orchard. Stars Rachelle Lefevre and Niall Matter.
Ghosts of Devil’s Perch: “Help Us”
Travel Channel, 9pm; also streams on discovery+
The Dumas Brothel in Butte, Montana, is famous for its ghosts, but the hauntings have now turned aggressive. To find answers, Dave Schrader, Cindy Kaza and K.D. Stafford contact two female spirits who once worked there. Are they behind the recent attacks, or has a dark entity moved in?
The Final Straw
“They All Fall Down,” the Season 1 finale of this competition series, features a pair of best friends, competitive brothers and musical theater classmates among the teams trying to win the grand prize.
This four-part docuseries dissects America’s complicated relationship with race through the lens of the people of Teaneck, New Jersey, a “racial utopia” that became the unlikely ground zero for the modern Black Lives Matter movement.
The State Funeral of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
PBS, BBC America, FOX News Channel & Various Networks, beginning at 4am Live
BBC America and PBS will air the BBC’s coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey, live and uninterrupted starting at 4am ET on Monday. FOX News Channel airs live coverage beginning at 4am ET, with Martha McCallum, Ainsley Earhardt and Piers Morgan broadcasting from The Canada Gate at Buckingham Palace. In primetime, PBS airs a condensed replay of the events with the special The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II: Events of the Day at 8pm ET (check local listings).
ESPN & ABC, beginning at 7pm Live
Two Monday Night Football games air tonight as ESPN carries the Tennessee Titans at the Buffalo Bills and ABC broadcasts the Minnesota Vikings at the Philadelphia Eagles.
In the Season 5 premiere “Welcome Back to the Neighborhood,” Dave (Max Greenfield) decides to disconnect the Johnson home from the grid and inadvertently causes a community-wide power outage.
Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings
Discovery Channel, 8pm; also streams on discovery+
America’s fastest street racers are back in Season 5 of this series, and the stakes are higher than ever with 15 events, souped-up cars and new drivers taking the wheel to win the ultimate prize of $900,000. Immediately following the season premiere is the series premiere of the No Prep Kings spinoff The Great 8, in which the top eight drivers in the points standings compete for $15,000 and an additional 20 points toward the No Prep Kings championship.
Dancing With the Stars
Disney+, 8pm Live
Season 31 of Dancing With the Stars began Sept. 19, moving from its longtime broadcaster ABC to its new exclusive home on Disney+, becoming the streamer’s first live series. Tyra Banks returns for her third year as host, joined by new cohost Alfonso Ribeiro, who was the Season 19 champion. Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Derek Hough and Bruno Tonioli are back as judges. This season’s celebrity dancers are Joseph Baena, Selma Blair, Wayne Brady, Sam Champion, Charlie D’Amelio, Heidi D’Amelio, Jessie James Decker, Trevor Donovan, Daniel Durant, Teresa Giudice, Vinny Guadagnino, Cheryl Ladd, Jason Lewis, Shangela, Jordin Sparks and Gabby Windey. Episodes livestream Monday nights.
When a blimp suffers mechanical failure and its engine catches fire, Athena (Angela Bassett) and the 118 must rescue victims both inside and outside a packed sports stadium in the Season 6 premiere “Let the Games Begin.”
The hit singing competition series returns for its 22nd cycle, with Gwen Stefani returning as a judge after skipping last season. Stefani reunites with returning judges John Legend and Blake Shelton, and they’ll all be joined by newcomer Camila Cabello. Carson Daly once again hosts. Two-hour episodes air Mondays starting tonight; follow-ups air Tuesdays beginning tomorrow, Sept. 20.
TCM Spotlight: Radio Days: “Radio Stories — Part 1”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Turner Classic Movies’ monthlong Monday night spotlight on the intersection between cinema and radio across various themes continues tonight with an initial lineup of movies in which radio plays a major role in the story (this theme will continue next Monday evening). Kicking off tonight’s five-film lineup is Radio Days (1987), a comedy/drama directed and featuring an Oscar-nominated screenplay by Woody Allen, who also narrates the nostalgic tale that follows a family back in the golden age of radio, using music and memories of the time to enhance the ambience. Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Danny Aiello, Jeff Daniels and Seth Green are among the large ensemble cast. The next film, 1983’s holiday comedy A Christmas Story, offers more 1940s radio nostalgia as its young protagonist, Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), at one point uses a “secret decoder ring” to decipher what ends up being a hilariously cynical message he jots down while listening to the Little Orphan Annie radio show. Rounding out the evening are The Hucksters (1947), a satire skewering the post-World War II radio advertising industry, led by Clark Gable and Deborah Kerr; A Face in the Crowd (1957), featuring Andy Griffith in his film debut as an amoral drifter who rises to become a radio and TV demagogue; and The Next Voice You Hear (1950), an unusual drama in which the voice of God is heard over the radio, causing a widespread mix of hope and panic throughout the world.
Bob Hearts Abishola
Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku) and Kemi (Gina Yashere) hatch a plan to keep Ebun (guest star Saidah Arrika Ekulona) and Pastor Falade’s (guest star Jonathan Adams) flirtation from growing in the Season 4 premiere “Touched by a Holy Hand.”
Season 20 of NCIS premieres tonight with an NCIS: Hawai‘i crossover event. In “A Family Matter,” Special Agent Alden Parker (Gary Cole) is still on the run with his ex-wife Vivian (guest star Teri Polo), so the team gets help from Special Agent Jane Tennant (guest star Vanessa Lachey) to investigate who from Parker’s past might have a personal vendetta against him.
The Cleaning Lady
The crime drama begins Season 2 with “Sins of the Father,” in which Thony (Élodie Yung) is desperately trying to find her son, Luca (Sebastien and Valentino LaSalle), after he was kidnapped by his father, Marco (guest star Ivan Shaw).
Tonight’s NCIS crossover event concludes with the NCIS: Hawai‘i Season 2 premiere “Prisoners’ Dilemma,” in which Special Agent Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey) and her team learn about plans for an attack on a major international maritime warfare exercise in Oahu.
NBC revives its 1989-93 sci-fi series in this drama set 30 years after Dr. Sam Beckett walked into his time-travel machine and disappeared. A new team led by physicist Dr. Ben Song (Raymond Lee) and career military man Herbert “Magic” Williams (Ernie Hudson) restarts the Quantum Leap program, hoping to unravel the mysteries behind the accelerator and its creator. But an unauthorized leap into the past sends Song himself jumping into different people’s lives across time. Will he be lost forever, as Beckett appears to have been?
Keegan-Michael Key, Judy Greer, Paul Reiser, Rachel Bloom and Johnny Knoxville star in this eight-episode comedy from Modern Family cocreator Steven Levitan about a popular family sitcom from the early 2000s getting a reboot, forcing its dysfunctional cast to deal with their unresolved issues in a fast-changing world. The first three episodes drop today; new episodes are available Tuesdays.
Patton Oswalt: We All Scream
Comedian Patton Oswalt makes his directorial debut with this fourth Netflix stand-up special of his, which was filmed at the Paramount Theatre in Denver. Oswalt discusses what happens to our bodies as we get older, who he could have been had he just followed the list he created during the lockdown, the baby boomers’ last temper tantrum and much more.
The second part of Season 19’s two-part finale sees Gabby deciding whether or not to get engaged to Erich while Rachel chooses between Aven and Tino.
In the Season 5 premiere “Hero’s Journey,” the team pivots when their sting operation to secure a massive bomb from an illegal broker leads them to discover that the device is already in the wrong hands.
When Padma’s (guest star Aneesha Joshi) pregnancy takes a dangerous turn, the doctors come together to find a solution and turn to Ian (Andrew McCarthy) to perform a miracle in the Season 6 premiere “Two Hearts.”
The Voice: “The Blind Auditions Premiere, Part 2”
Coaches Camila Cabello, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani continue their efforts to discover and coach the next singing phenomenon on the second night of Season 22’s Blind Auditions.
The U.S. and the Holocaust: “Yearning to Breathe Free (1938-1942)”
As World War II begins, Americans unite in their disapproval of Nazi brutality and work to help refugees escape; Charles Lindbergh and isolationists battle with President Roosevelt to keep America out of the war; Germany invades the Soviet Union.
Starring Joan Collins
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Iconic British actress Joan Collins is celebrated tonight on Turner Classic Movies with a programming lineup that is bookended by airings of the 2022 U.K. documentary This Is Joan Collins, making its TCM premiere. This feature-length documentary about Collins’ extraordinary life is narrated by the star herself. From the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s golden age to a decade-defining role in the television phenomenon Dynasty, she recounts her dramatic roller-coaster of a career and life story with her inimitable wit, honesty and verve, accompanied by never-before-seen home movie footage and more. Airing between the premiere of this documentary and its encore presentation later in the evening are two films starring Collins. First is the TCM premiere of The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955), a drama in which the actress takes on a role that had originally been intended for Marilyn Monroe — as Evelyn Nesbit in a fictionalized account of the real-life model/actress who became embroiled in a 1906 scandal surrounding the murder of her lover (portrayed by Ray Milland). Following that, Collins costars with June Allyson, Dolores Gray, Ann Sheridan and Ann Miller in the 1956 romantic comedy The Opposite Sex, a remake of the 1939 film The Women.
In “Unburdened,” the Season 2 premiere, Megan “Smitty” Garretson (new regular cast member Eva-Jane Willis) of Europol assists with investigating the murder of an American detective in Paris who was hunting illegal weapons dealers.
Monarch: “There Can Only Be One Queen”
Part 2 of the series’ premiere continues to follow country music’s royal family — the Romans (Susan Sarandon and Trace Adkins) — who are trying to maintain the dynasty they built. Their heir to the crown, daughter Nicky (Anna Friel), will stop at nothing to protect her family’s legacy, while ensuring her own quest for stardom.
FBI: Most Wanted
When a family of four from New York is found dead in a Georgia motel room, the Fugitive Task Force investigates a connection between the victims and the sale of illegal firearms in the Season 4 premiere “Iron Pipeline.”
Edge of the Unknown With Jimmy Chin: “Eaten by Jaws” & “Live Another Day”
Nat Geo, beginning at 10pm
In “Eaten by Jaws,” French big-wave surfer Justine Dupont talks about how a violent wipeout at the notorious “Jaws” surf break in Hawaii that put her in the hospital also allowed her to regroup and reach new professional heights. In “Live Another Day,” series coproducer Jimmy Chin, also a professional mountain sports athlete, unpacks the time he was caught in a massive Class 4 avalanche, and how the event triggered a transformation within himself.
The popular hospital drama begins its fifth and final season. In the premiere, Bloom (Janet Montgomery), Iggy (Tyler Labine) and Reynolds (Jocko Sims) rally around Max (Ryan Eggold) as he deals with the fallout from Helen’s (Freema Agyeman) decision. Meanwhile, Bloom gives extra space to Leyla (Shiva Kalaiselvan), but she’s in for a surprise; Reynolds and Wilder (Sandra Mae Frank) help a young terminal patient realize his dream to “star” in a Bollywood show; and Iggy has a breakthrough with a challenging patient.
Diego Luna reprises his Rogue One: A Star Wars Story role as spy Cassian Andor for this live-action Star Wars series set in the early days of the Rebel Alliance. As the Galactic Empire’s iron-fisted grip grows tighter, whispers of revolt begin to spread throughout the star systems. Leaders like Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly) organize a network of secret operatives while trying to evade the Empire’s careful watch. Also in the cast are Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller and Fiona Shaw. The first three episodes are available today; new episodes drop Wednesdays.
Executive produced by James Cameron and narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, this series uses the latest scientific innovations and leading-edge filmmaking technology to reveal the secret powers and super-senses of the world’s most extraordinary animals, inviting viewers to see and hear beyond normal human perception and experience the natural world as a specific species does — from seeing flowers in bee-vision to eavesdropping on a conversation between elephant seals.
Miami’s two hottest designers aren’t just competitors — they’re also husband and wife. This reality series follows Eilyn and Ray Jimenez as they make South Florida more chic one house at a time, she with a minimalist aesthetic and he with a more maximalist approach. Juggling the needs of their deep-pocketed clients, their staffs of young designers, their close-knit families and their relationship with each other isn’t easy, but this talented, stylish duo manages to pull it off while always maintaining a healthy sense of humor.
Fortune Seller: A TV Scam
This four-episode crime docuseries from Italy follows the known and unknown parts of the story behind controversial slimming-cream-sellers-turned-con-artists Wanna Marchi and Stefania Nobile, from their success on Italian television to their scam and jail time in the early 2000s.
Iron Chef Mexico
The legendary culinary competition that began in Japan and became a global phenomenon will now be experienced for the first time in Spanish, and with a very Mexican touch. The best chefs based in Mexico will go head-to-head in the kitchen stadium against the resident Iron Chefs in a duel against the clock centered around a very peculiar secret ingredient.
This romantic comedy follows the story of Sheila (Kaley Cuoco) and Gary (Pete Davidson). When they meet, it’s love at first sight — until it is revealed (to the audience) that their magical date wasn’t fate at all. Sheila has a time machine, and they’ve been falling in love over and over again. When that perfect night is never quite enough, Sheila travels to Gary’s past to change him into the perfect man and to continually fix elements of their date.
Gregory Peck Icon-a-Thon
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Eldred Gregory Peck, one of the most beloved and acclaimed leading men of Hollywood’s classic era and beyond, is the focus of this afternoon and evening’s five-film lineup, a nice mix of genres showing Peck’s range as an actor. Up first are two Westerns: Yellow Sky (1948), costarring Richard Widmark and Anne Baxter, and The Bravados (1958), also featuring Joan Collins. The lineup then continues with the spy thriller The Chairman (1969), and concludes with two dramas featuring a couple of Peck’s most familiar performances: The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956), which also stars Jennifer Jones and Fredric March, and Best Director Oscar winner Elia Kazan’s Best Picture-winning Gentleman’s Agreement (1947), which earned Peck a Best Actor nomination.
The U.S. and the Holocaust
In the finale of this three-part documentary film, “The Homeless, The Tempest-Tossed (1942-),” a group of government officials supports rescue operations, while the public sees for the first time the scale of the Holocaust as Allies liberate German camps.
Season 5 of the Roseanne spinoff picks up after Darlene (Sara Gilbert) and Ben (Jay R. Ferguson) decided to build a new house and let Becky (Lecy Goranson) move in with them in the Season 4 finale. What is the reality of those three living together going to be like? John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf and Emma Kenney also star.
Music’s Greatest Mysteries: “Napster, Deranged Drummer and Dogs”
AXS TV, 8pm
In this episode, discover the shocking tragedy of Keith Moon’s chauffeur and find out the answer to “Who Let the Dogs Out?”
Jeff Probst returns as host for Survivor’s 43rd season as 18 new castaways compete for a $1 million prize in Fiji. The season begins with a two-hour premiere tonight.
The Masked Singer
The singing competition headlined by disguised celebrities returns for Season 8 with an all-new format. Each episode will include performances by the hidden stars, but for the first time, only one contestant will move on from each episode. The studio audience will vote for their favorite, and the singer with the least amount of votes will unmask mid-show, leaving two singers to face off in a battle royal performance of the same song. The winner will move on to next week’s episode against new competition, while the other will unmask. Season 8 will also introduce new themed episodes, including Vegas Night, Muppets Night, TV Themes and more.
All of the dramas in NBC’s popular One Chicago Wednesday night lineup return for new seasons starting tonight, beginning with the Season 8 premiere of the medical drama Chicago Med, “How Do You Begin to Count the Losses?” In the aftermath of Will’s (Nick Gehlfuss) apartment fire, Crockett (Dominic Rains), Ethan (Brian Tee) and Archer (Steven Weber) work together to try and save the survivors. Meanwhile, Charles (Oliver Platt) and Med’s new fellow, Nellie (Lilah Richcreek Estrada), help a paranoid patient, and Dylan (Guy Lockard) makes a life-changing decision.
Big changes are in store for Season 10 of this sitcom set in the 1980s. First, George Segal, who played Pops, passed away in 2021. Then, Jeff Garlin (Murray) was let go following misconduct allegations. Murray will be written out early on in the new season. Expect Season 10 to deal with Beverly’s (Wendi McLendon-Covey) status as an empty nester now that Adam (Sean Giambrone) has graduated high school.
The critically praised mockumentary-style sitcom set in an inner-city grade school moves to Wednesdays and has a full 22-episode order for Season 2. Creator and star Quinta Brunson said the new season will go outside the school more. She also teased several cameos, including one from a big star in the first episode. Sheryl Lee Ralph, Chris Perfetti, Janelle James and Tyler James Williams also star.
Host Will Arnett is back with Brickmasters Amy Corbett and Jamie Berard for Season 3 of the LEGO building competition, beginning with the space-themed episode “Ready to Launch.” This season also includes an incredible treehouse challenge and a LEGO dog show. The winning team gets a $100,000 cash prize, the ultimate LEGO trophy and the title of LEGO Masters.
Farmhouse Fixer: “Colorful Victorian”
Jonathan Knight and Kristina Crestin deliver an emotional renovation to a choppy 1800s Victorian. The team makes sense of the space for the family and their Great Danes, and design inspiration comes from unusual places, including an antique car museum.
The flagship entry in NBC’s One Chicago franchise of dramas is back for Season 11 with “Hold on Tight.” Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) and Severide’s (Taylor Kinney) honeymoon is interrupted by a dangerous person from their past; Kidd’s former academy classmate joins Firehouse 51; and Brett (Kara Killmer) and Violet (Hanako Greensmith) reflect on their relationships.
The highs and lows of the relationships among adult siblings Tom (Topher Grace), Sarah (Caitlin McGee) and Connor Hayworth (Jimmy Tatro) is the focus of this sitcom. Season 3 is expected to pick up where Season 2 left off. Connor had a rough breakup and announced plans to travel to space, Tom suffered a setback with his novel, and Sarah volunteered to carry a baby after her wife is unable to get pregnant.
The Amazing Race
The Amazing Race begins outside the U.S. for the first time as 12 new teams start their global journey in Munich, Germany, for the Season 34 premiere “Many Firsts But Don’t Be Last.” Phil Keoghan returns as host.
Supernatural star Jensen Ackles made an appearance in the Season 2 finale of this drama set in Montana as Sheriff Beau Arlen, who is also Jenny’s (Katheryn Winnick) boss. He will be joined in Season 3 by country superstar Reba McEntire, who plays Sunny Brick, a successful backcountry outfitter. In the new season, Beau and Sunny bring with them a new mystery to unravel. Kylie Bunbury, Brian Geraghty and Jamie Lynn-Sigler also star.
The popular police drama kicks off its 10th season with “Let It Bleed.” Still reeling from the death of his informant, Anna, Voight (Jason Beghe) faces a new threat as he tries to keep the neighborhood clean. Meanwhile, new wrinkles develop in the Upton (Tracy Spiridakos), Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) and Voight dynamic, and the team gets a new chief.
Thai Cave Rescue
Filmed entirely in Thailand, this six-part miniseries is a dramatization of the real-life global effort to rescue a Thai soccer team that became trapped in the Tham Luang cave in 2018. Among other retellings of this event that have been made in recent years, this one stands out in its authenticity by having unique and exclusive filming access to the homes of the real soccer team members, as well as the cave itself.
Golf: Presidents Cup: Day 1
Golf Channel, 1pm Live
The Presidents Cup, a biennial match-play tournament between the United States and an International team made up of players outside of Europe, tees off today at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. The International squad is captained by Trevor Immelman, while Davis Love III helms the U.S. team looking to extend its streak of eight consecutive wins. Golf Channel and NBC share coverage through Sunday’s final round.
College Football: West Virginia at Virginia Tech
ESPN, 7:30pm Live
The Black Diamond Trophy is up for grabs in this rivalry game between the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Virginia Tech Hokies at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Celebrity Family Feud
The cast of Jackass, led by Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine, battle it out to see who will win the grand prize for their selected charities in the Season 8 finale of the game show hosted by Steve Harvey.
“Law & Order” Franchise Special Primetime Block
NBC, beginning at 8pm
Tonight’s special programming event brings back Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Organized Crime for new seasons while bringing all three of the casts together for the first time through interwoven plotlines over a three-hour telecast. The event begins with Organized Crime’s third season premiere, “Gimme Shelter,” continues with the Special Victims Unit Season 24 premiere, “Gimme Shelter — Part Two” and concludes with Law & Order’s Season 22 premiere, “Gimme Shelter — Part Three.” The story begins when a young girl is shot, and Detective Frank Cosgrove (Jeffrey Donovan) teams with Detective Jalen Shaw (Mehcad Brooks) to track down her killer. Captain Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) are called in to assist after the realization that this is more than a typical homicide. After uncovering key evidence, Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) and ADA Nolan Price (Hugh Dancy) seek justice against an international crime ring, but complications threaten the case. (Note to DVR users: There will be no credits nor title sequences at the top of the second and third hours of this block; note that the series are airing tonight out of their normal time slot orders, so for continuity purposes, NBC asks that viewers who will be watching this block on a delayed basis DVR all three shows.)
Star of the Month: Humphrey Bogart: “Bogie in Love” & “Early Days”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Tonight’s installment of Turner Classic Movies’ monthlong Thursday night celebration of iconic actor Humphrey Bogart’s films begins with six titles from the actor’s prime, representing his work as a romantic leading man, followed by four of his earlier films, which feature him in supporting roles of various types. The evening begins with two of Bogie’s most famous romantic roles, which happen to be two of the most famous films of all time in general: Best Director Oscar nominee Billy Wilder’s comedy/drama Sabrina (1954), costarring Best Actress nominee Audrey Hepburn and William Holden, and one of Bogart’s last films before his 1957 passing, followed by the legendary, Best Picture-winning Casablanca (1942), which earned Bogie a Best Actor nomination alongside fantastic costars like Ingrid Bergman and Best Supporting Actor nominee Claude Rains. Rounding out the “Bogie in Love” portion of the evening are Dark Victory (1939), led by Best Actress nominee Bette Davis; the film noir In a Lonely Place (1950), starring Bogie in a darker-tinged story of more obsessive love alongside Gloria Grahame; The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947), a mystery drama also starring Barbara Stanwyck; and The Wagons Roll at Night (1941), a circus-set drama costarring Sylvia Sidney. As the lineup moves into Bogart’s earlier works starting tomorrow morning, the titles featured are the dramas China Clipper (1936) and One Fatal Hour (1936, aka Two Against the World); the crime film The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938), led by Edward G. Robinson and Claire Trevor; and the Busby Berkeley-directed romantic comedy Men Are Such Fools (1938).
NFL Football: Pittsburgh at Cleveland
Prime Video, 8:15pm Live
AFC North foes collide at Cleveland’s FirstEnergy Stadium as the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Browns on Thursday Night Football.
Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter
The life and legacy of storyteller, activist and philanthropist Norman Lear is honored at this one-night-only celebration of his 100th birthday. The special pays homage to the man behind some of television’s greatest stories and features a lineup of celebrity guests and musical performances.
True Crime Story: It Couldn’t Happen Here: “Iaeger, WV”
A beloved town doctor perishes in a deadly house fire that investigators conclude was arson. But after securing a murder conviction, the prosecutor doubts his own evidence and joins the fight to free an innocent man.
Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy
WE tv, 10pm
“Decisions,” the Season 1 finale of this ensemble drama about couples who agree to undergo swap therapy to repair a broken marriage, features the participants returning home with their original spouses.
From producer Oprah Winfrey and director Reginald Hudlin, this revealing documentary honors the legendary Sidney Poitier and his legacy as an iconic actor, filmmaker and activist at the center of Hollywood and the civil rights movement. Made in close collaboration with the Poitier family, the film includes candid interviews with Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Robert Redford, Spike Lee and many more.
In this 10-episode series, American medium Chris Fleming and Scotland’s Gail Porter lead a team of paranormal investigators into some of Scotland’s most haunted locales. New episodes are available Fridays.
This French action/thriller finds three siblings’ lives thrown into chaos hours after the tragic death of their youngest brother in unexplained circumstances.
The Girls at the Back
This six-episode Spanish drama tells the story of five 30-year-old women, who have been close friends since school and organize a weeklong getaway together every year without exception. This year, however, something has come up that will force them to invent new rules of the game: One of them has been diagnosed with cancer. The series shows that there are trips that change your life forever, and there are lives that travel changes forever.
Thinking she’d put her dangerous past behind her, Lou (Allison Janney) finds her quiet life interrupted when a desperate mother (Jurnee Smollett) begs her to save her kidnapped daughter. As a massive storm rages, the two women risk their lives pursuing the kidnapper into the wilderness on a rescue mission that will test their limits, and expose dark and shocking secrets from their pasts.
On the Come Up
Actress Sanaa Lathan makes her directorial debut with this drama based on Angie Thomas’ bestselling young adult novel. Newcomer Jamila C. Gray plays Bri, a gifted 16-year-old who attempts to take the battle rap scene by storm in order to lift up her family and do right by the legacy of her father, a local hip-hop legend whose career was cut short by gang violence. But when her first hit song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, Bri finds herself torn between the authenticity that got her this far and the false persona that the industry wants to impose upon her.
Our Man Flint & In Like Flint
MOVIES!, beginning at 10am
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Among the many 1960s spy movies and parodies of the genre that hit theaters in the wake of the successful launch of the James Bond films, the two comedies starring James Coburn as secret agent extraordinaire Derek Flint are among the most enjoyable and culturally enduring (you can see traces of their influence in the Austin Powers movies, for example). MOVIES! will be airing both of these titles today, beginning with the original, 1966’s Our Man Flint, in which the super-spy is called back from retirement to stop a trio of mad scientists attempting to blackmail the world with their weather-controlling machine. The film costars Lee J. Cobb, who returns with Coburn in the 1967 sequel In Like Flint, which comes up next on today’s schedule. This time, Flint confronts a cabal of women who are plotting to take over the world (“the bad guys … are girls!” exclaimed the comedy’s promotional poster at its release).
ESPN & FS1, beginning at 7pm Live
Virginia at Syracuse (ESPN) and Nevada at Air Force (FS1) highlight Friday night college football action.
More budding entrepreneurs will have the chance to pitch their business or product to the Sharks — tough, self-made multimillionaire and billionaire tycoons — in Season 14 of the reality competition show, hoping that one of them will invest and help grow the business.
The CW, 8pm
As the final day at Camp Pleasant unfolds in the Season 2 finale of this reality series, everyone is a suspect and the campers are on edge. Find out who the killer is in “A Killer Faces the Chop.”
Capital One College Bowl: “Qualifiers 4”
The qualifying rounds conclude with UC Santa Barbara competing against Morehouse, and Duke battling returning champion Columbia.
The Idea of America
TCM, beginning at 8pm
In this final Friday evening programming block consisting of three movies, three more immigrants join TCM host Ben Mankiewicz to discuss the movies that shaped their idea of the U.S. before they moved here. First, Ted Ayllón introduces the 1943 musical Higher and Higher, featuring Frank Sinatra, whose singing Ayllón found easier to understand and learn English from when he was growing up in Bolivia. Next, Abdi Iftin discusses the 1973 neo-noir crime drama Badlands, explaining how, as a kid in Somalia, he imagined that the U.S. landscape looked very similar to his home country’s based on this movie: dry, windy and with lots of gun-shooting. Tonight’s final film is the Best Picture Oscar-nominated 1962 drama To Kill a Mockingbird, based on the Harper Lee novel. Sushma Barakoti explains how this famed drama inspired her work in social justice when she moved to the United States from Nepal.
The primetime news magazine that combines investigative reports, newsmaker interviews, and human interest and feature stories returns for Season 45.
Secret Celebrity Renovation: “Nicole Scherzinger”
Singer, songwriter, dancer, actress and TV personality Nicole Scherzinger gives back to someone special with a surprise home makeover in tonight’s new episode.
My Lottery Dream Home: “South Beach Birth Rite”
Julie is a Miami native, so when she received an inheritance, she decided to buy a vacation condo in South Beach, Florida, where she and her best friend Bobbi grew up and made the best memories of their lives. David Bromstad joins them in a walk down memory lane while they tour homes in his old South Beach stomping grounds.. There are no wrong decisions when searching for a place to rest and reminisce, especially in one of the world’s most coveted beaches.
Great Performances: “Intimate Apparel”
Set in turn-of-the-20th-century New York, this powerful opera with a libretto by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, and based on her play, tells the story of Esther (Kearstin Piper Brown), a lonely, single African American woman who makes her living sewing corsets and ladies’ undergarments.
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Final Alchemy
The Elric brothers’ long and winding journey comes to a close in this epic finale to the series of Japanese fantasy adventure films, in which they must face off against an otherworldly, nationwide threat.
Golf: Presidents Cup: Day 3
NBC, 8am Live
Day 3 of the Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, has eight total matches of four-ball and foursomes competition.
Point of View: A Designer Profile
Magnolia Network, 1pm
In this half-hour docuseries making its linear Magnolia Network premiere, talented interior designers reveal how they create their beautiful work. In today’s installment, Joanna Gaines reflects on her journey to becoming a designer and shares her plans to restore the historic Cottonland Castle in Waco, Texas, which will be the subject of her and her husband Chip’s new series, Fixer Upper: The Castle, coming in October.
Bounce TV, 8pm
This half-hour comedy follows the Black female experience through the unfulfilled life of Atlanta native Yaz Carter (B. Simone), beginning with her unhappy birthday. The 10-episode first season introduces Yaz’s loving-but-complicated family, her stagnant career in the evolving radio landscape and the merry-go-round of unrequited loves in her dating life.
Fly Away With Me
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
When Angie moves into a “no pets allowed” building, a parrot arrives unexpectedly. Her new neighbor, Ted, and the dog he is secretly sitting try to help her find the bird’s owner without getting caught. Stars Natalie Hall and Peter Mooney.
Dying for a Crown
Lydia Campbell (Jennifer Titus) and her daughter Elle (Catharine Daddario) have just relocated to Florida from Los Angeles under mysterious circumstances. Lydia is the new assistant principal at Bellview High, where Elle is a senior. Being new to town, both are looking to live a better life and will do anything to achieve it. Inspired by true events.
Starring Barbara Rush
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Actress Barbara Rush, while perhaps not a household name, became a familiar face on stage, the big screen and television over her roughly six-decade career. She is the spotlight of this evening’s triple feature on Turner Classic Movies consisting of her earlier film work. The evening begins with one of her most well-known appearances, alongside Richard Carlson in the 1953 sci-fi classic It Came From Outer Space, giving a performance for which she was awarded the Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer — Female (tying with Pat Crowley). This is followed by another sci-fi favorite costarring Rush, her fourth feature film: producer George Pal’s When Worlds Collide (1951). Concluding the evening is the 1953 adventure film Prince of Pirates, in which Rush portrays Countess Nita Orde alongside John Derek’s Prince Roland.
Help! I Wrecked My House: “Up in Smoke”
It’s been over two years since Krystin and Sean’s kitchen suffered a fire, and they’ve been eating takeout ever since. With two kids, full time jobs and no time left for DIYs, the couple is overwhelmed. Jasmine Roth arrives to transform this fire damaged home into a contemporary farmhouse haven by opening up their dark floor plan to create a timeless kitchen.
NFL Icons: “Jimmy Johnson”
No coach ever got more out of people than Jimmy Johnson. Harnessing what he learned as an undergraduate psychology major, Johnson won a national championship as a player at Arkansas and as head coach of the Miami Hurricanes, followed by two Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys. This episode explores how Johnson changed NFL history through the milestone Herschel Walker trade, his unique collaboration with Hall of Fame owner Jerry Jones and how Johnson’s famed Five-Year Plan helped him find work-life balance.
First Home Fix: “Classic Cliff May Home”
Raisa Kuddus and Austin Coleman travel to Long Beach to help renovate a classic Cliff May home for first time buyers Maycie and Chris. The team is pushed to its limit to make this historic house fit the modern needs of its new owners while staying within budget.
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