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What’s on TV This Week: Jennifer Connelly in ‘Snowpiercer’ on TNT and more

Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly costar in the new TNT series "Snowpiercer."
(Justina Mintz / TNT)

SUNDAY

Unfit to print? The 2019 documentary Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer dishes the dirt on the controversial century-old tabloid. 7 p.m. CNN

Prize pooches promenade in Pomona in the previously recorded, geographically inaccurate “Beverly Hills Dog Show.” With hosts John O’Hurley and David Frei. 8 p.m. NBC

Long before coronavirus, we attended the Beverly Hills Dog Show to shoot portraits of the pups and their owners. Let them brighten your Friday.

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The latest “American Idol” is announced in the singing competition’s Season 18 finale. Ryan Seacrest hosts. 8 p.m. ABC

Cate Blanchett lends her voice to the season finale of “The Simpsons.” 8 p.m. Fox

A federal fish and game agent (Monica Raymund) gets in over her head in the noir-ish crime drama “Hightown.” 8 p.m. Starz

She was only supposed to look after a rich couple’s kid in the thriller “The Au Pair Nightmare.” With Anne Heise and Tristan Thomas. 8 p.m. Lifetime

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Train kept a rollin’! All aboard for “Snowpiercer,” a new series based on “Parasite” filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s post-apocalyptic 2013 fable. With Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly and “Hamilton’s” Daveed Diggs. 9 p.m. TNT

MONDAY

They’re putting the petals to the metal in two new competition series: “The Big Flower Fight” and “Centerpiece.” Anytime, Netflix; anytime, Quibi

They’re putting their pipes to the test in the two-night finale of “The Voice.” 8 p.m. NBC; also 8 and 9 p.m. Tue.

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“Don’t” doesn’t enter into the equation in the new magic and comedy special Penn & Teller: Try This at Home.” 8 p.m. The CW

The musically minded spinoff “The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart” wraps its freshman season. 8 p.m. ABC

A normally taciturn Supreme Court justice speaks his piece in the documentary “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words.” 9 p.m. KOCE

The 2019 documentary “St. Louis Superman” profiles an African American rapper turned activist turned state representative from Ferguson, Mo. 9 p.m. MTV, VH1

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TUESDAY

The new standup special “Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything” sees the comic riffing on hitting the big 5-0 and other domestic matters. Anytime, Netflix

We do declare, JoAnna Garcia Swisher and “Drop Dead Diva’s” Brooke Elliott are “Sweet Magnolias” in this new South Carolina-set drama. Anytime, Netflix

Daytime dramas get their due in the star-studded special “The Story of Soaps.” With Susan Lucci, Agnes Nixon and many others. 8 p.m. ABC

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Domo arigato, “Mr. Tornado.” Groundbreaking meteorologist Tetsuya Theodore Fujita is saluted in this new episode of “American Experience.” 9 p.m. KOCE

“Frontline” visits the front lines of one nation’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the new episode “Inside Italy’s COVID War” 10 p.m. KOCE

WEDNESDAY

The special “Ben Platt: Live from Radio City Music Hall” catches the Tony winner (“Dear Evan Hansen”) on stage at the venerable New York venue. Anytime, Netflix

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The sci-fi drama “The 100” launches its seventh and final season. With Eliza Taylor. 8 p.m. The CW

The winning celebrity is unmasked on “The Masked Singer” season finale. Nick Cannon hosts. 8 p.m. Fox

The spinoff “Married at First Sight: Couples’ Cam” gets up close and personal with fan faves from the hit reality series. Followed by the similarly themed series “Once Upon a Quarantime.” 8 and 9 p.m. Lifetime

You’re it! Sibling NFL players JJ, TJ and Derek Watt host the new competition series “Ultimate Tag.” 9 p.m. Fox

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“Nova” introduces you to some very talon-ted birds of prey in the new episode “Eagle Power.” 9 p.m. KOCE

Your hostess with the mostest is back for a third season of “At Home With Amy Sedaris.” 10 p.m. truTV

THURSDAY

It takes more than a famous face to open these doors in the new special “Celebrity Escape Room.” With host Jack Black and contestants Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Adam Scott and Ben Stiller. 8 p.m. NBC

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Courteney Cox, who played Monica on ‘Friends,’ is brushing up on her knowledge of the TV show before she and her castmates reunite for a special.

Kristin Kreuk shoulders the “Burden of Truth” for a third season of the former “Smallville” star’s legal drama. 8 p.m. The CW

The stars come out for a socially distanced edition of the annual “Red Nose Day Special” to raise awareness of children living in poverty all over the globe. 9 p.m. NBC

A 40-something woman puts prospective baby daddies through their paces in the new reality series “Labor of Love.” “Sex and the City’s” Kristin Davis hosts. 8 p.m. Fox

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FRIDAY

What’s past is repackaged into easily digestible timelines and infographics in the new docuseries “History 101.” Anytime, Netflix

Julia Roberts is gone, but the mysteries live on as singer-actress Janelle Monáe (“Hidden Figures”) takes over the lead role in a second season of the psychological thriller “Homecoming.” Anytime, Amazon Prime

“Insecure’s” Issa Rae and “Silicon Valley’s” Kumail Nanjiani play a couple caught up in a murder mystery in the new comedy “The Lovebirds.” Anytime, Netflix

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The releases of “Trolls World Tour,” “The Lovebirds” and “Artemis Fowl” illustrate the different ways studios are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuna fisherman from Gloucester, Mass., put it “All on the Line” in this new scripted series. 9 p.m. Discovery Channel

The woman at the center of the 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion tells her side of the story in the documentary “AKA Jane Roe.” 9 p.m. FX

SATURDAY

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“Ready or Not,” a blushing bride must play a deadly game of hide and seek with her new in-laws in this 2019 dark comedy. With Samara Weaving and Adam Brody. 8 p.m. HBO

The fact-based movie “Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer” recalls the case of a Colorado man who admitted to murdering his wife and children in 2018. With Sean Kleier and Ashley Williams. 8 p.m. Lifetime

During the coronavirus crisis, the Los Angeles Times is making some temporary changes to our print sections. The prime-time TV grid is on hiatus in print but available online here: latimes.com/whats-on-tv.

TV Grids for the entire week of May 17 - 23 in a downloadable PDF

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Looking for what to watch on TV? Here are the television listings from the Los Angeles Times in a printable PDF files.


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