On TV this Saturday: Donna Summer is the subject of HBO’s latest documentary, the X prequel Pearl hits cable and Ovation delivers a double dose of Murdoch Mysteries. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern. (Also check out our weekly TVLine-Up of premieres and finales, plus our monthly streaming guide.)
In celebration of today's 30th anniversary of the beloved sitcom's finale, catch a complete marathon of its final season. (Best characters, ranked!)
Pittsburgh Maulers take on the Memphis Showboats (at 12:30 pm on USA Network); Birmingham Stallions battle the Michigan Panthers (4 pm, Fox).
Two episodes: Murdoch suspects wrongdoing in the apparent drowning of a military recruit; then at 8 pm, Murdoch is asked to exonerate a former friend in a decades-old murder.
TV-movie premiere: Sparks fly between an assistant curator (Cedar Cove's Cindy Busby) and a Native American park ranger (The DUFF's David Gridley) as they explore Zion National Park.
Documentary premiere: The Queen of Disco's life and career is examined through the singer's own reflections and the memories of her family, friends and colleagues.
TV-movie premiere: After a woman's (Infamously in Love's Koko Marshall) husband (Hider in My House's Thomas Gipson) disappears and she catches a glimpse of his apparent doppelganger, a chain of events soon unravels everything she thought she knew about him.
Premium cable premiere: In the origin story of X's villainous matriarch, Pearl (Suspiria's Mia Goth) yearns for a glamorous life under the overbearing eye of her devout mom (Nothing Trivial's Tandi Wright), all while tending to her ailing father (The Luminaries' Matthew Sunderland) on her family's isolated farm.
Videos include a surfer with a mind-bending way of unloading his board and a new way to fish at home.
Paul Rudd hosts this Season 44 throwback from May 18, 2019; DJ Khaled performs.
Molly Shannon hosts this encore episode from April; The Jonas Brothers perform. (Yep, rest of season is scrapped due to WGA strike — who was gonna host?)
Therefore, Netflix/Peacock to the rescue!!!!
UFC fight night
very much interested in UFC FN (especially Dern vs Hill)
but not paying (even more $$$) for ESPN+.
Yeah, 5 bucks is way too steep, not to mention to 20 bucks for the Disney+, Hulu+, and ESPN+ bundle.
Murdoch Mysteries X 2
Anyone know what happened to Murdoch’s kids?
I will never not be irritated with the writers’ strike, and everyone who attacks you for not being pro-WGA. I don’t always love my job, but I always can’t just stop working and expect to have a job the next day. TV is something I truly love, and now shows I depend on to de-stress like SNL, Real Time and Last Week Tonight are gone because the writers are taking down the entire industry with the strike. And if this goes on for awhile, which it seems like it might, we could run out of TV (except for Netflix). And not even for selfish reasons, I have friends in the business who now have no work because of the strike. I’m over it.
The average tv writer makes $30/hr. Zaslav made 39mil. The average Mcd cashier makes 13/hr. Which one are you gonna ream out because you have no tv? Educate yourself Karen
You do know that’s her opinion? Everyone has a right to them. No need to call him/her Karen.
I side with the Writers myself! However, chastising someone for an opinion. is what’s wrong with our country right now. Our Country is about listening to all sides & opinions, and we choose what we believe.
“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion.” – Harlan Ellison
In other words having an opinion is worthless if you don’t know what you’re talking about. Sure, you can spout off and not know what you are talking about, but why would you?
I have read just about everything Harlan ever wrote. I met him 3 times and he signed a few hardcovers for me.
However, Harlan always viewed the world as Harlan thought it should be, not actually the way it actually was. It seems the world is filled with people that believe That They Are the ONES with the only informed opinion in this world.
Nothing wrong with writing back your opinion in response; but no need to call names. It just makes folks who do so seem childish.
You do know Branden does have a valid point that the Writer’s strike does affect others in the industry. I support the strike because I think in the long haul, it will be better for ALL workers in this industry..
Would you continue to work if they kept reducing your pay and the time they pay you for? In the scenario of we used to pay you for 22 episodes and now we pay you for 10 and you get no residuals for streaming as compared with over-the-air broadcasts because the contracts haven’t kept up with current technology. They deserve to get paid for their work and I’m sorry you can’t watch SNL, etc, but there are peoples lives who are impacted besides your destress period. BTW SAG-AFTRA are probably going to start striking in the next few weeks as well, so get ready to really be irritated.
I strongly suggest checking out your local PBS channel; there are some wonderful programs suitable for de-stressing. It will be my saving grace tonight!
Definitely looking forward to the Donna Summer documentary tonight. What an amazing voice!
It’s a good day to enjoy some Will Trent/The Night Agent
The GUARDIANS Of THE GALAXY for my 3rd and final time at the movies. It is REALLY GOOD!!! If you want something Fun check it out.
Binging ‘The Leftovers’ on HBO Max.
Thanks for sharing.
rerun Mr Bean (PBS)
rerun Breeders (FX)
She Said (AmPrime)
binge watch AmPrime (100’s of TV/movies expiring end of month)
Watched the Donna Summer doc. If you are a fan it is a can’t miss.
Guess I picked a good time for a Paramount+ week’s trial. Finishing 1923, got hooked at a family’s house with 1883 (sob…) so I finally got Paramount which I had vowed not to but oh well.
Also guess I’ll be catching up on a lot of other streaming platforms’ shows.