On TV this Memorial Day: Julianna Margulies hazmat suits up, a Royal sequel arrives on Lifetime and the Stanley Cup Finals get underway. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
What to Watch Today
Julianna Margulies Enters Hot Zone, Stanley Cup Finals, Harry & Meghan Sequel and More
Series premiere (all six episodes): Comedian Jeff Ross calls on famous friends — such as Bob Saget, John Stamos, Natasha Leggero, Jaleel White, Fred Willard, Ryan Phillippe, Seth Green and Neal Brennan — to don period-appropriate garb and honor/roast some of the most important figures in history.
Two episodes: Dante complicates McKenna’s life; Arlo plots against Syd’s loved ones; Syd and McKenna’s personal hunt for
SpectrumGabriel Knox ramps up.
Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal
TV-movie premiere: This sequel chronicles the royal couple’s first year of marriage, with Charlie Field (Genius) and Tiffany Smith (Supernatural) taking over the title roles. (Meghan & Harry: Baby Fever follows at 10:30 pm.)
Love in the Sun
TV-movie premiere: The creator of a dating app (Shadowhunters’ Emeraude Toubia) reconnects with her high school sweetheart (Scream’s Tom Maden).
65 minutes: Legasov and Shcherbina consider using lunar rovers to remove radioactive debris; Khomyuk tries to determine the cause of the explosion.
Chris Farley: Anything for a Laugh
Two hours: This special exposes the man behind the over-the-top stage persona, and the insecurities that were deeply tied to his addictive personality. Interviews include Kevin Farley, John Goodman, Al Franken, Kevin Nealon, Tom Arnold and Bobby Moynihan.
Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State
60 minutes: The Weekend Update vet’s Off-Broadway production focuses on the absurdities on both sides of the political divide.
The Hot Zone
Limited series premiere (Night 1 of 3; two episodes): Adapted from the 1995 bestseller, this thriller reveals the origins of the Ebola virus and its arrival on U.S. soil in 1989; Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Noah Emmerich (The Americans) and Topher Grace (That ’70s Show) star. (Read preview; watch trailer.)
Lister is faced with a heartbreaking decision, as Ann Walker’s mental capacities continue to deteriorate. (Psst… hear the good news?)