What to Watch Today

Julianna Margulies Enters Hot Zone, Stanley Cup Finals, Harry & Meghan Sequel and More

  • Netflix
    Historical Roasts

    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.

  • Spectrum Originals
    L.A.'s Finest

    Two episodes: Dante complicates McKenna’s life; Arlo plots against Syd’s loved ones; Syd and McKenna’s personal hunt for Spectrum Gabriel Knox ramps up. 

  • Lifetime
    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.)

  • Hallmark Channel
    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). 

  • NBC
    Stanley Cup Finals

    Game 1: The Boston Bruins host the St. Louis Blues, live from TD Garden in Boston. 

  • HBO
    Chernobyl

    65 minutes: Legasov and Shcherbina consider using lunar rovers to remove radioactive debris; Khomyuk tries to determine the cause of the explosion.

  • A&E
    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.

  • CNN
    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.

  • NatGeo
    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.)

  • HBO
    Gentleman Jack

    Lister is faced with a heartbreaking decision, as Ann Walker’s mental capacities continue to deteriorate. (Psst… hear the good news?)