On TV this Monday: Marcia Gay Harden leads NatGeo’s Barkskins adaptation, Lifetime chronicles the life of tabloid sensation Lorena Bobbitt and the Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament gets underway. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
What to Watch Today
Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament, NatGeo's Barkskins, Lorena Bobbitt Biopic and More
Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament
Through June 5 | This two-week event, taped in early February, features 15 K-12 instructors competing for a $100,000 prize and a spot in the next edition of the Tournament of Champions.
After an unexpected run-in with Brainwave, Courtney is targeted at Blue Valley High’s open house night. (Episode 1 earned an average reader grade of “A-.”)
I Am Lorena Bobbitt
TV-movie premiere: Counting Lorena Gallo as an EP, this telepic recounts her life’s journey as an immigrant bride-turned-battered wife who cut off her husband’s penis in 1993.
The Titan Games
Season 2 premiere (two hours): Everyday heroes go up against world-class professional athletes, including Olympic gold medalists, NFL stars and UFC champs.
Limited series premiere (two episodes per week): This 17th Century drama, based on Annie Proulx’s 2016 novel of the same name, chronicles the mysterious massacre of settlers in the vast and unforgiving wilds of 1690s New France; David Thewlis (Fargo) and Marcia Gay Harden (Code Black) star.
Docuseries premiere: From EP Leonardo DiCaprio comes this three-night event chronicling the life of Civil War hero-turned-president Ulysses S. Grant.
NASA & SpaceX: Journey to the Future
120 minutes: This special chronicles the journey leading up to the launch of Space X’s Crew Dragon Capsule on Wednesday; Walton Goggins (The Unicorn) narrates.
Stan is compelled to right an old wrong after he runs into a middle-school classmate; Francine attempts to scare Greg.
The Baker and the Beauty
An unlikely opponent attempts to seize control of Noa’s company, while an old friend comes to Daniel’s rescue. (Which ABC shows were renewed and cancelled?)
Unknown songwriters pitch their material to four-time Grammy Award-winning R&B group Boyz II Men.