What to Watch Today

Video Music Awards, Chadwick Boseman Remembered, Wynonna Earp Takes a Break and More

Keke Palmer MTV VMAs 2020

On TV this Sunday: Keke Palmer presides over the MTV Video Music Awards, Wynonna Earp heads for a hellatus and Black Panther airs in tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman. Here are 11 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

    NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Three games: The Colorado Avalanche faces the Dallas Stars (6 pm, NBCSN); the Philadelphia Flyers play the N.Y. Islanders (8 pm, NBC); the Vegas Golden Knights take on the Vancouver Canucks (10:30 pm, NBCSN).

  • CBS
    Big Brother

    The new Head of Household names nominations for eviction. (Who was sent packing in Week 3?)

  • ABC
    Black Panther

    Three hours: The Wakanda-set Marvel film airs commercial-free in tribute to its late star; an ABC News Special Chadwick Boseman – A Tribute for a King begins immediately after at 10:20 pm. (Read obituary.)

  • MTV, The CW
    MTV Video Music Awards

    Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd, BTS and more perform; Keke Palmer (Scream Queens) hosts. (A pre-show airs on MTV at 6:30 pm; view nominees.)

  • Starz

    In the penultimate Season 1 episode, the Pynk family prepares for its biggest night yet and Uncle Clifford “goes to war for the hearts and minds of Chucalissa.” (Read preview.)

  • Showtime
    Love Fraud

    This four-part docuseries follows the search for Richard Scott Smith, a man who used the Internet to prey on women. When the justice system fails them, Smith’s victims turn to a bounty hunter to seek their revenge.

  • HBO
    Lovecraft Country

    Leti transforms a run-down Chicago Victorian into a boarding house, stoking racism and awakening dormant spirits; George’s wife presses Tic for the full story of what happened in Ardham. (Fall behind? Read Episode 2 recap.)

  • CNN
    United Shades of America

    Season 5 finale (two episodes; special time): Kamau explores the racial, socio-economic and statistical dynamics of Los Angeles’ Skid Row.

  • A+E
    Voices Magnified: Policing in America

    This special explores how to change the way streets are policed to ensure all races feel safe and respected; Laurence Fishburne (black-ish) narrates.

  • EPIX
    Helter Skelter: An American Myth

    Docuseries finale: As the 1960s come to an end, the media can’t get enough of Charles Manson and his hippie killer cult.

  • Syfy
    Wynonna Earp

    Midseason finale: As the gang races to save one of its own, unseen forces stand in the way. (Read preview.)