Sunday, May 27
The Good Fight
CBS All Access
Diane (Christine Baranski) is a lawyer, but now she’s getting grilled. Her FBI interview about husband Kurt (Gary Cole) takes a gnarly turn.
The Break With Michelle Wolf
After four years of working on shows like The Daily Show and Late Night With Seth Meyers (and following her hosting gig at the 2018 White House Correspondents’ Dinner in April), comedian/writer Michelle Wolf now goes in front of the camera to host this weekly half-hour variety/sketch series.
Formula One: Monaco Grand Prix
ESPN, 9:05am Live
Formula One’s most prestigious and picturesque race returns to the streets of Monte Carlo for the Monaco Grand Prix as stars Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton continue their rivalry. ESPN airs the race live in the morning, with ABC airing an encore in the afternoon.
Verizon IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500
ABC, 12pm Live
The Memorial Day weekend tradition returns for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 from famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Top drivers Josef Newgarden, Alexander Rossi, Sebastien Bourdais and 2017 Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato take on the Brickyard’s 2.5-mile rectangular oval. Also, former IndyCar and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick calls it a career after racing today at Indy.
Tennis: French Open, Early Rounds
NBC, 12pm Live
The second Grand Slam tournament on the tennis calendar features the world’s best players competing on the red clay courts of Roland Garros in Paris. Serena Williams will play in her first Grand Slam since becoming a mom in 2017. Defending singles champions are Rafael Nadal and Jelena Ostapenko.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Coca-Cola 600
FOX, 6pm Live
Announcer Mike Joy calls the action — alongside analysts Darrell Waltrip and Jeff Gordon — at the Coca-Cola 600 from Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.
The Fourth Estate
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus turns her lens on The New York Times, revealing the challenges, triumphs and pitfalls of covering today’s news. Embedded for the past year with the Times and granted unprecedented access and interviews with editors and reporters on the front lines, the docuseries presents a groundbreaking portrait of the men and women who are fighting for freedom of the press.
Instinct: “Long Shot”
In the new episode “Long Shot,” a woman is shot outside a community center, and Dylan (Alan Cumming) and Lizzie (Bojana Novakovic) are challenged by the mayor to solve the case in less than 24 hours to quell pressure from the media and special interest groups.
Finding Bigfoot: “Return of the Legend”
Animal Planet, 8pm
Animal Planet’s 2018 Monster Week programming begins with this two-hour special where the Finding Bigfoot team travels to Willow Creek, Calif., to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the most famous supposed piece of Bigfoot footage — the Patterson-Gimlin film. The discovery of a new copy of the film brings forth the biggest Bigfoot discovery in decades. Immediately following is a one-hour special that features the Finding Bigfoot investigators and crew sharing their own stories and experiences together from over the past decade.
BBC America, 8pm
Season 1 of BBC America’s thriller Killing Eve comes to a conclusion tonight. Despite whatever happens to MI5 agent Eve (Sandra Oh) and assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) in the finale, fans can at least be happy that the show has been renewed for a second season.
National Memorial Day Concert
PBS, 8pm Live
Join cohosts Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna for the 29th broadcast of this night of remembrance honoring the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country.
Deception: “Code Act/Transposition”
The canceled freshman series comes to close in a special, two-hour finale that sees the team go up against the Mystery Woman in a battle of dueling deceptions. But just when Cameron (Jack Cutmore-Scott) thinks he finally has her, she unleashes her most game-changing twist yet.
Food Network Star: Comeback Kitchen
Food Network, 9pm
Hosted by Valerie Bertinelli and Tyler Florence, this competition series features eight of the most unforgettable Food Network Star finalists vying for a spot in the new season, and, ultimately, their own Food Network show.
Phil Hartman: Behind Closed Doors
REELZ Channel, 9pm
Though his life and career were cut short by violence in 1998, at the age of 49, when he was murdered by his wife, comedian/actor Phil Hartman left us with a wealth of performances by turns hilarious and poignant, notably his work on Saturday Night Live and voiceover roles on The Simpsons. This special looks to explore Hartman the man, whom very few people knew. Through the voices of friends, loved ones and colleagues, Phil Hartman: Behind Closed Doors, hosted by Natalie Morales, reveals a man of intense intelligence, dedication and talent.
As the Stetson-wearing, fourth-wall-breaking fixer Fletcher Chace, Brendan Fraser has found a career-defining role on Trust. The drama about the 1973 kidnapping, ransom and homecoming of wealthy scion Paul Getty (Harris Dickinson) wraps up its run tonight, with Chace — taciturn head of security for John Paul Getty Sr. (Donald Sutherland) — back in the driver’s seat to explain the far-reaching effects of what went down.
Monday, May 28
“Star Wars” Marathon
It’s all about Star Wars this weekend with the theatrical opening of the franchise’s latest, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Today TNT goes back to the beginning with the very first film — 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope, followed by 1980’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and 1983’s Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
For the 14th installment of ABC’s The Bachelorette, Rebecca “Becca” Kufrin sets out to find love. After winning the heart (and the final rose) of Season 22’s bachelor, Arie Luyendyk Jr., she had her heart broken when Luyendyk decided he’d rather be with a runner-up and broke off their engagement. But Kufrin is ready to move on, sharing during The Bachelor’s postseason special, After the Final Rose, “I’m ready for the next chapter of my life, to be happy, to find someone better suited for me. I don’t want to keep looking in the past. I want to move forward.”
The Lost Kingdom of the Yeti
Animal Planet, 8pm
Monster Week continues with this special in which scientist and yeti-hunter Mark Evans travels to the Bhutanese wilderness, where he hears fresh reports of repeated sightings of the creature and finds mysterious prints in the snow. Evans mounts a considerable expedition into the Himalayas and takes his search for the yeti further than ever before.
Supergirl: “Dark Side of the Moon”
The CW, 8pm
Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) is stunned to discover that a part of Krypton survived.
Girl in the Bunker
This Lifetime original film is based on the true story of Elizabeth Shoaf. As she walked home from her school bus stop, a man dressed as a deputy handcuffed 14-year-old Elizabeth (Julia Lalonde) for marijuana possession and marched her into an underground bunker deep in the woods. At the mercy of her psychologically unhinged captor, Vinson Filyaw (Henry Thomas), Elizabeth realized that in order to survive, she had to take matters into her own hands and win his trust to plot her escape.
NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game 1
NBC, 8pm Live
The NHL’s Eastern and Western Conference champions face off for the Stanley Cup in the best-of-seven-game championship series beginning with Game 1 tonight on NBC.
iZombie: “And He Shall Be a Good Man”
The CW, 9pm
Clive (Malcolm Goodwin), Ravi (Rahul Kohli), Peyton (Aly Michalka) and Major (Robert Buckley) work together to help Liv (Rose McIver).
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
This two-night special, concluding tomorrow, is a true-crime thriller that follows Laura Frizzo — the lone police chief in the isolated Upper Peninsula of Michigan — as she investigates a case that becomes a hunt for a suspected female serial killer. Through extensive bodycam footage and interrogation room conversations, the docuseries chronicles every firsthand detail of this bizarre, Fargo-like tale, concluding with a stunning face-off between two women on opposite sides of the law.
Going to War
Authors Sebastian Junger and Karl Marlantes reveal the soldier’s journey with unflinching candor.
Lake Placid: Legacy
This latest installment in the giant killer crocodile film franchise follows a group of young explorers who discover a secret area hidden from all maps and GPS devices. When they reach the center of the lake, they find an abandoned facility that houses one of the largest — and deadliest — apex predators known to man. Katherine Barrell, Tim Rozon, Sai Bennett and Joe Pantoliano star.
The Crossing: “The Long Morrow”
A grisly discovery in camp leads to the arrest of an unlikely suspect, and a risky move by Jude (Steve Zahn) may be the only way to expose the truth. Meanwhile, Reece (Natalie Martinez) finds herself captive, and Rebecca (Simone Kessell) falls under the sway of Naomi (Josette Canilao) in a way that could change everything. Or couldn’t.
Weird, True & Freaky
Animal Planet, 10pm
Airing as part of Monster Week all week starting tonight, this series features the scariest and most unbelievable animal encounters from across the globe caught on video.
Elementary: “Bits and Pieces”
In the new episode “Bits and Pieces,” Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) retrace Holmes’ steps after he finds himself in possession of a severed head and no memory of the past six hours.
Discovery Channel, 10pm
Paul Teutul Sr. and Jr. are back as Discovery’s iconic reality hit returns after nearly a decade. As the two men continue to build custom bikes, often for A-list clientele, in their respective shops — Sr.’s famed Orange County Choppers and Jr.’s Paul Jr. Designs — the father and son also work to slowly rebuild their frayed relationship.
Season 2 of History’s Navy SEAL action drama series gets a special Memorial Day premiere before moving to its regular Wednesday time slot later this week. Olivia Munn makes her series debut as Gina Cline, a smart and ruthless CIA operative. In the 10-episode new season, SEAL Team Six is on a mission to destroy the terrorist network responsible for the shooting of their former team leader. The pursuit brings them to the border of Russia, where their actions could spark World War III.
Independent Lens: “Served Like a Girl”
Join several remarkable women rebuilding their lives with humor and heart in the Ms. Veteran America competition. Wounded in action and transitioning to civilian life, these women seek to help others struggling with homelessness, PTSD and other trauma.
Tuesday, May 29
The Bluths are back and finally getting the award they think they deserve — for family of the year. It’s a development that will help Lindsay (Portia de Rossi) as she begins her campaign for Congress. But whatever happens, Michael (Jason Bateman) will always come back to save the family. Probably. Along with Bateman and de Rossi, the rest of the original cast returns, and it was announced that Jeffrey Tambor — who was let go from Amazon’s Transparent over harassment allegations — will also appear in Season 5 as Bluth patriarch George.
Mary Kay Letourneau: Autobiography
This all-new episode reveals the surprising story of the Seattle area schoolteacher whose love affair with then 13-year-old Vili Fualaau became an international media sensation — and sent her to prison for more than seven years. Now 56, Mary tells the deeply emotional story of how her forbidden relationship with Fualaau developed, the legal troubles and media firestorm that followed, the scandal’s effect on the couple’s daughters and their eventual marriage, and what their life is like today. Other interviews include the 34-year-old Fualaau, Mary’s lawyers, her friends and a fellow prison inmate.
Monsters of the Abyss
Animal Planet, 8pm
Marine investigators Richie Kohler and Evan Kovacs are on the hunt for sea monsters in the British Isles in this two-hour Monster Week special. They are drawn to the North Channel by the recent discovery of a German U-boat wreck that may be the legendary UB-85, long-rumored to have been attacked by a sea monster in the waning days of World War I. Along the way, they travel to Scotland to meet recent eyewitnesses to the famed Loch Ness Monster to investigate possible links between “Nessie” and the beast that may have attacked the sub.
In this interactive game show, pairs are pitted against the clock and other teams as they attempt to identify hit songs. The team with the most money banked will then go against the popular song-identifying app Shazam for the chance to win up to $1 million. Jamie Foxx returns as the series’ host, and his daughter Corinne, an actress, model and writer, joins the series as its new DJ.
America’s Got Talent
After enjoying its most-watched season ever, which saw 12-year-old singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer take home the grand prize, the talent competition series is back for Season 13. Judges Simon Cowell, Mel B., Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel, along with host Tyra Banks, return.
American Experience: “The Chinese Exclusion Act”
Examine the origin, history and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens. It remained in force for more than 60 years.
Andy Cohen returns as host of the series that puts a fresh spin on the classic dating show. Each episode features single men and/or women in search of love, with Cohen bringing his personal brand of audacious fun to the series as he learns about their experiences with potential suitors.
In last season’s shocking cliffhanger, Baz (Scott Speedman) was shot while on his way to Mexico after framing Smurf (Ellen Barkin) for murder. Season 3 opens with Smurf in jail and her grandson J (Finn Cole) in charge of the family business. The Cody men find themselves increasingly divided as they fight for both control and their independence, but they have to come together when outside threats emerge. Deran’s (Jake Weary) drifter dad Billy (Denis Leary) comes back to make amends but may have other motives.
Hunting Nazi Treasure: “Missing Masterpiece”
Hitler invaded Poland to find Lebensraum or “living space” for the German people. Instead, he laid waste to towns and cities, murdered millions and stole mountains of treasure. In this episode, the team investigates the Nazi looting of Poland, specifically the still-missing painting Portrait of a Young Man by Renaissance artist Raphael.
With no pay or U.S. government support, justice-minded Americans—both ex-military and civilian—are volunteering on the ground in the fight against the terrorist group ISIS. This six-part documentary series, shot in Iraq and Syria, tells their stories.
World of Dance
Last summer’s No. 1 new series is back, again giving dancers a platform to showcase their talents and compete for a grand prize of $1 million before a judging team of dance superstars — Jennifer Lopez (also an executive producer), Derek Hough and Ne-Yo — and host/mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum.
There’s something fishy on location in New Orleans for Queen Sugar’s third season—and it’s the real (and pungent) seafood farm where Kofi Siriboe, as earnest Ralph Angel Bordelon, is shooting. No spoilers, but executive producer Kat Candler hints of the big picture: “Legacy, identity and blood of the land are themes that weave through all the characters.” The thoughtful drama’s season premiere spans two episodes, tonight and tomorrow night.
WGN America, 10pm
When two mismatched detectives try to catch a serial killer who leaves his blonde, blue-eyed victims in fields of flowers, let’s just say it’s no bed of roses. In this moody new thriller, damaged NYPD detective Tommy Conley (Lost’s Dominic Monaghan) and by-the-book Swedish cop Mikael Eklund (the late Michael Nyqvist of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) can’t seem to stop butting heads when they should be sniffing out dead bodies.
Wednesday, May 30
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
The Emmy-nominated comedy hit returns for Season 4, with the first six episodes of the new season launching today and the second half to be made available later this year.
Australia’s Deadliest Animals
Animal Planet, 8pm
This Monster Week special heads Down Under to find why it’s a place like no other when it comes to deadly animals, from killer sharks and crocs to venomous insects and reptiles.
Season 9 of the culinary competition debuts with a special two-hour premiere as award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, acclaimed chef Aarón Sánchez and renowned restaurateur Joe Bastianich put the latest group of contestants through a series of challenging elimination rounds in order to turn one home cook into a culinary master.
American Ninja Warrior
Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, and cohost Kristine Leahy, are back as the competition series returns for its 10th season. This season, the show makes stops in Dallas, Miami, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Minneapolis before heading to Las Vegas.
NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game 2
NBCSN, 8pm Live
Coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals shifts to NBCSN for Game 2 tonight and Game 3 on Saturday.
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Shop owner Ryan and his 9Mag tattoo studio undergo a restructuring and deal with the fallout of old betrayals, new rivalries and opposing views on the future.
NOVA Wonders: “What’s the Universe Made Of?”
Peer into the deepest unknowns of the universe to explore the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy. Join physicists on their quest to uncover the identity of these elusive components, which are locked in an epic battle over the fate of the universe.
The Expanse: “It Reaches Out”
An old friend taunts Holden (Steven Strait) with the answers he seeks. Naomi (Dominique Tipper) struggles to fit in. A mysterious low-level tech aboard the Thomas Prince enacts a terrifying plan.
Code Black: “Cabin Pressure”
Julitta Scheel, the daughter of series star Marcia Gay Harden, guest-stars in the new episode “Cabin Pressure.” Over the radio, Leanne (Harden) and Jesse (Luis Guzmán) talk a young girl (Scheel) through how to use the supplies onboard a small plane to build a makeshift defibrillator when her mom, the pilot, loses consciousness mid-flight.
The Cold War-era spy thriller ends its run tonight.
History’s Navy SEAL drama SIX makes its regular time slot debut with an all-new Season 2 episode tonight.
Sarah Shahi stars in this immersive-reality drama series from Mickey Fisher, the creator of Extant. Shahi plays Mara Kint, a former hostage negotiator and expert on human behavior who became a college professor after facing a personal tragedy. But when her former boss (Dennis Haysbert) brings her in to save ordinary people who have lost themselves in a highly advanced, immersive virtual-reality program in which you can live out your wildest dreams, she finds that in saving others, she may actually have discovered a way to save herself.
Colony: “End of the Road”
USA Network, 10pm
Will (Josh Holloway), Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies) and Snyder (Peter Jacobson) struggle to protect their secrets while under interrogation.
Thursday, May 31
River Monsters: “Monsters in the Abyss”
Animal Planet, 8pm
Jeremy Wade is back for a special two-part Monster Week adventure that takes him to the depths of the ocean in a quest to uncover a monster mystery dating back to the 1940s. Part 2 of the special airs tonight immediately after Part 1.
2018 NBA Finals, Game 1
ABC, 9pm Live
The NBA’s best-of-seven-game championship series tips off tonight on ABC.
The Jungle Book
This 2016 movie makes its network television premiere tonight. While Walt Disney’s first adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s novel was in animated form, this film is a glorious mix of live action and CG effects that allow viewers to enjoy the story of the orphan boy Mowgli — who is raised in the jungle by wolves, a bear, a black panther and more — with a totally different vision. This is not your father’s version of this classic story.
Nobodies: “Getting a Sign/Meeting Steven Spielberg”
TV Land, 10pm
The fame-hungry comedy writers of the title might be one step closer to their big break—in other words,
somebodies! In tonight’s back-to-back episodes, Larry (Larry Dorf) and Rachel (Rachel Ramras) nervously gear up for a game-changing meeting with Steven Spielberg, while Hugh (Hugh Davidson) heads to … Phoenix, of all places.
Friday, June 1
All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks
The latest addition to the All or Nothing franchise finds a film crew embedded with one of the most successful teams in global sports history, the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team. The six-episode season, narrated by Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi, begins as the team faces a daunting road ahead following the retirement of superstar veterans. The cameras capture their showdown against the British & Irish Lions, which happens once every 12 years, and the team’s battle for the 2017 Rugby Championship.
Woody Allen’s latest film stars Jim Belushi, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake and Kate Winslet. The 1950s-era love story set on Coney Island includes passion, lovers, infidelity and even gangsters.
November 13: Attack on Paris
This three-part documentary series from Jules and Gédéon Naudet, directors of the 2002 Emmy- and Peabody-winning documentary 9/11, explores the human stories behind the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris on Nov. 13, 2015. Following the chronology of events, the documentary shares testimonies of the people brought together by tragedy, including survivors, the fire and police departments, and the leaders of the French government.
Quantico: “The Blood of Romeo”
When a physics professor at a major university steals weaponized uranium, the team scrambles to track him down before the uranium can be used against an important international summit meeting in New York City.
Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition: “Deion Sanders”
Pro Football Hall of Famer, eight-time Pro Bowler, two-time Super Bowl champion and current NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders goes undercover to find amazing football coaches.
Part three of the five-part documentary continues to share the journeys of the world’s greatest goalkeepers as they strive to represent their respective countries in this summer’s 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Tom Burke plays the title character in this adaptation of the detective novels written by J.K. Rowling under the pen name Robert Galbraith. Cormoran Strike is a veteran who lost his leg in Afghanistan and now works as a private investigator in London, aided by Robin Ellacott (Holliday Grainger), who begins as Strike’s temp assistant but quickly proves her own case-solving mettle. The first three hourlong episodes make up “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” in which Strike is hired to determine whether a model’s death, ruled a suicide, was actually murder.
Extreme Cake Makers
Cooking Channel, 10pm
Cooking Channel returns to the world of extreme cake making, where sugar craft specialists dream up the most creative and elaborate ways to satisfy our sweet tooth.
Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack
Hungry? Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch is cooking up more bite-size entertainment to satisfy your late-night cravings in this anthology series. Tonight, Broad City’s Arturo Castro gives creepy campfire stories a hilarious twist, and NBA vet Kenny Smith presents an animated true tale.
Saturday, June 2
Perry Como Classics: Till the End of Time
PBS, airdate & time vary by market.
Editors: Please check with your local PBS affiliate for date and time.
For over fifty years, Perry Como ranked as one of America’s most successful and beloved entertainers. A big band singer in the late 1930s, a radio star in the ’40s and then a TV headliner in the ’50s and beyond, Perry charted over 100 hit songs during his career. This new special offers a collection of Como’s biggest hits from his TV series and specials — including rare color programs and more recently discovered footage — and offers a fond look at a talent beloved both on and off the stage and screen.
Ransom: “The Fawn”
Eric (Luke Roberts) negotiates with a convicted serial killer when a copycat kidnaps a teenage boy in the new episode “The Fawn.”
When a CIA analyst’s son is kidnapped, the team gets help from an unlikely source — another kidnapping victim. Meanwhile, Hart (Jennifer Beals) discovers the sinister motive behind the abductions.
Renovation Realities: Dale Jr. & Amy
DIY Network, 9pm
NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife, Amy, set out to transform a 150-year-old Key West, Fla., home into the coastal retreat of their dreams. Despite Dale’s eagerness to pitch in and Amy’s interior design expertise, they take on the myriad of issues that come with restoring an old home and also face the risks of renovating on an island, like finding scorpions, getting supplies delivered and weathering hurricane season.
Marrying Mr. Darcy
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
This follow-up film to 2016’s Unleashing Mr. Darcy once again stars Cindy Busby as Elizabeth, a down-to-earth high-school teacher, and Ryan Paevey as Donovan, a reserved New York businessman. In the first film, they met at a fancy New York dog show, where Elizabeth was showing her pooch and Donovan was a snooty-seeming judge. Following their unlikely romance, they’re now engaged and planning a lively and unpredictable trip to the altar.
George Michael’s Lonely Life
REELZ Channel, 9pm
This two-hour documentary special looks at the life of pop superstar George Michael. From his rise to fame in the pop duo Wham! alongside childhood friend Andrew Ridgeley to his numerous No. 1 hits as a solo artist in America, hear Michael in his own words recount his soaring highs and crushing lows. The film shows Michael’s remarkable resilience and ability to turn potential career-ending moments into career boosts and chart-topping new music before his life was cut short at age 53, leaving millions of fans to wonder what could’ve been.
Property Brothers: Linda and Drew Say I Do
TV twin Drew Scott weds fiancée Linda Phan in Italy.
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