TV This Week, May 24 - 30: 'The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe'

Hello, Norma Jean: Kelli Garner stars in Lifetime's new two-part bio-pic "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe"

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SUNDAY

Get your motor runnin' with IndyCar's "2015 Indianapolis 500" and NASCAR's "Coca-Cola 600." 9 a.m. ABC; 3 p.m. Fox

"The Voice's" Tessanne Chin is among the performers slated for the "National Memorial Day Concert." Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna host. 8 p.m. KOCE

A scientist accused of the unspeakable blames the crime on an undiscovered tribe of ape-like humanoids in the faux documentary "The Cannibal in the Jungle." 9 p.m. Animal Planet

MONDAY

A new season of the obstacle-course competition "American Ninja Warrior" kicks off at Venice Beach. 8 p.m. NBC

Jeremy Wade goes Jurassic when Animal Planet's "Monster Week" concludes with a dinosaur-themed edition of "River Monsters." 8 p.m. Animal Planet

Holding down the fort: The families of America's fighting men and women share their stories of life on "The Homefront" in this new special. 9 p.m. KOCE

Remember the Alamo? Sam Houston and company are still pretty raw about it in "Texas Rising." Bill Paxton heads an all-star cast in this five-part historical miniseries. 9 p.m. History Channel; also Tue.

Golden girls: Oscar winner Nicole Kidman portrays Oscar winner Grace Kelly in the new bio-drama "Grace of Monaco." 9 p.m. Lifetime

Vroom! The new special "Driving America" details how the auto industry has helped shape our nation's character. 9 p.m. National Geographic Channel

"The Island" is no place for pansies in this new outdoor-survival series hosted by Bear Grylls. 10 p.m. NBC

Mmm … bacon-mac-and-cheeseburger. It's just one of the "Guilty Pleasures" on the menu in this new series. 10 p.m. Food Network

"The Last Alaskans" to inhabit the remote Arctic National Wildlife Refuge share it with bears, moose, etc., in this new docu-series. 10:05 p.m. Animal Planet

TUESDAY

Heidi, Howie, Howard and Mel are back at the judges table for a 10th season of "America's Got Talent." 8 p.m. NBC

Wikipedia is not an option for the grown-ups competing on the return of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" Jeff Foxworthy hosts. 8 p.m. Fox

Lakers greats Kobe Bryant, Byron Scott and James Worthy appear on the season premiere of "Extreme Weight Loss." 9 p.m. ABC

Celebs like Cheryl Burke and Joe Jonas are challenged to step outside their comfort zones in the new variety show "I Can Do That." 10 p.m. NBC

ISIS, Syria … what's a U.S. president to do? "Frontline" weighs the commander in chief's options in "Obama at War." 10 p.m. KOCE

Dave's not here, man. But Dane Cook is, along with Cheech and Chong, on a new installment of "Inside Comedy." 11 p.m. Showtime

WEDNESDAY

There's 100 grand and change in "The Briefcase" for two needy families to share — or not — in this new reality series. 8 p.m. CBS

It don't mean a thang if it ain't got that twang at the "iHeartRadio Country Festival." Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and others perform in this new concert special. 9 p.m. NBC

Contestants become human missiles in hopes of hitting the "Bullseye" in this new reality competition. 9 p.m. Fox

THURSDAY

Auto-correct is not an option for the youngsters competing in the finals of the "2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee." 5 p.m. ESPN

Behavioral scientist Dan Ariely tries to untangle that web we weave when first we practice to deceive in the new documentary "(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies." 7 p.m. CNBC

The truth is out there, man: David Duchovny plays an LAPD detective on the trail of the cult leader Charles Manson in the new 1960s-set crime drama "Aquarius." 9 p.m. NBC

A team of dentists helps the orthodontically challenged put on a happy face in the new unscripted series "Smile." 10 p.m. Lifetime

"Louie" ends its return-to-the-funny fifth season, followed by the new standup special "Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store." 10:30 and 11 p.m. FX

FRIDAY

New conductor Andris Nelsons puts the Boston Symphony Orchestra through its paces with works by Wagner, et al., on a new edition of "Great Performances." 9 p.m. KOCE

Wounded warrior: "Selma's" David Oyelowo portrays a veteran slowly losing his grip on reality in the poignant 2014 drama "Nightingale." 9 p.m. HBO

SATURDAY

We salute you! Joan Jett, former Beatle Ringo Starr and the late Lou Reed are among the honorees at the "2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony." 8 p.m. HBO

Hello, Norma Jean: "Pan Am's" Kelli Garner stars in the new two-part bio-pic "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe." With Susan Sarandon. 8 p.m. Lifetime; concludes next Sun.

When "Here, kitty-kitty" just won't do, it's time to call in the crew from "Treetop Cat Rescue" in this new unscripted series. 9 and 9:30 p.m. Animal Planet

Choreographer-to-the-stars Brandee Evans lends her talents to a Georgia high school's hip-hop squad in the new special "Dance Crash." 10 p.m. OWN

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