TV This Week, May 10 - 16: 'Bessie' on HBO

Queen Latifah portrays blues singer Bessie Smith in the new made-for-cable bio-pic "Bessie" on HBO

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This week's TV Movies


SUNDAY

"M" is for extra-special Mother's Day episodes of "Kate Plus 8" and "Leah Remini: It's All Relative." 8 and 9 p.m. TLC

Shift change: Original cast member Peter Facinelli checks out and new cast member Tony Shalhoub checks in on a new "Nurse Jackie." 9 p.m. Showtime

The Hamptons-set drama "Revenge" wraps its four-season run. With Emily VanCamp and Madeleine Stowe. 10 p.m. ABC

It's all over but the beheading in the conclusion of the six-part Tudor-era historical drama "Wolf Hall" on "Masterpiece Classic." Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis star. 10 p.m. KOCE

That's "What She Said." Female comics riff on marriage, motherhood, etc., in this new unscripted series. 11 p.m. TLC

MONDAY

They grow up so fast: The "Boy Meets World" spin-off "Girl Meets World" is already back for a second season. 8:30 p.m. Disney Channel; also Tue.-Fri.

The soapy drama "Jane the Virgin" wraps its first season. Gina Rodriguez stars. 9 p.m. KTLA

A former NYPD officer wasn't really going to kidnap women and then eat them… was he? That is the question in the new documentary "Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop." 9 p.m. HBO

A game-changing choreographer is profiled in the documentary "Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity" on a new "Independent Lens." 10 p.m. KOCE

TUESDAY

"NCIS" and its spin-off "NCIS: New Orleans" present their season finales. 8 and 9 p.m. CBS

The cast of the nearly departed drama "Mad Men" waxes nostalgic on a new edition of "Behind the Story With the Paley Center." 8 p.m. SundanceTV

Butts will be kicked and names will be taken when "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." ends its second season. 9 p.m. ABC

Two singers enter, one singer leaves as the new "American Idol" in the vocal competition's two-night season finale. 9 p.m. Fox; also Wed., 8 p.m.

Tastes like salmonella? "Frontline" examines food-safety issues in the new exposé "The Trouble With Chicken." 10 p.m. KOCE

WEDNESDAY

Baby monkeys and tigers and bears, oh my! "Nature" offers the "aww"-inspiring episode "Animal Childhood." 8 p.m. KOCE

Scientists warn of rising acidity levels in the world's oceans on a new episode of "Nova." 9 p.m. KOCE

Pitch perfect? That's the goal as a cappella groups prepare for a prestigious international competition in the new unscripted series "Sing It On." 9 p.m. Pop

THURSDAY

"Grey's Anatomy" ends its 11th season. And we swear, we knew absolutely nothing in advance about the whole McDreamy situation. Nothing! 8 p.m. ABC

A British WWII veteran (Colin Firth) is haunted by his time in a Japanese POW camp in the fact-based 2013 drama "The Railway Man." Nicole Kidman also stars. 8 p.m. Showtime

A priest walks into a confessional and walks out fearing for his life in the Ireland-set 2014 thriller "Calvary." Brendan Gleeson stars. 8:15 p.m. Cinemax

"The Blacklist," "Scandal" and "Elementary" also conclude their current seasons. 9 p.m. NBC; 9 p.m. ABC; 10 p.m. CBS

Matt Dillon investigates strange doings in a town called "Twin Peaks" — oops, that's "Wayward Pines" — in this new mystery drama from M. Night Shyamalan. Carla Gugino and "Empire's" Terrence Howard also star. 9 p.m. Fox

Comic and podcaster extraordinaire Marc Maron is back with new episodes of "Maron." 10 p.m. IFC

FRIDAY

Youngsters show off their knowledge of geography at "Geo Bee 2015" from our nation's capital … um, Cincinnati? 8 p.m. National Geographic Channel

He's no "Slacker": The 2014 documentary "21 Years: Richard Linklater" salutes the Austin-based filmmaker who brought you "Dazed and Confused," "Before Sunrise," "A Scanner Darkly," "School of Rock" and the recent Oscar nominee "Boyhood." 8 p.m. Showtime

Miranda Lambert and Patty Loveless are just two of the country stars making beautiful music together in the new concert special "ACM Presents: Superstar Duets." 9 p.m. CBS

Feet, don't fail them now: Still going strong after 75 years, American Ballet Theatre is celebrated on a new edition of "American Masters." 9 p.m. KOCE

Huddle up! Jim Caviezel and Michael Chiklis coach high-school football in the inspirational 2014 drama "When the Game Stands Tall." 9 p.m. Starz

SATURDAY

Queen Latifah gets promoted to "Empress of the Blues" when she portrays singer Bessie Smith in the new made-for-cable bio-pic "Bessie." 8 p.m. HBO

BFFs… not! A teen befriends "The Wrong Girl" in this new thriller. Kirsten Prout and Jamie Luner star. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Hoop dreams: NBA great Allen Iverson is profiled in the new sports-doc "Iverson." 9 p.m. Showtime

Louis C.K. and Rihanna return as host and musical guest, respectively, when "Saturday Night Live" closes its 40th-anniversary season. 11:29 p.m. NBC

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