What’s on TV This Week: Tina, Aretha and Demi — oh my!

Tina Turner in concert in Versailles, France, in 1990.
R&B great Tina Turner is the subject of a new HBO documentary.
(Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images/HBO)


In the season finale of “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy,” our humble host sees the sights and savors the flavors of Sicily. 6 and 9 p.m. CNN

The long-, long-, long-running animated sitcom “The Simpsons” hits the 700-episode mark. But when are they gonna get to the fireworks factory?! 8 p.m. Fox

The saga of the Landry family continues in “V.C. Andrews’ Pearl in the Mist,” the second entry in a four-film event. With Raechelle Banno and Marilu Henner. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Though gods they were … : The dark fantasy drama “American Gods” ends its third season. With Ian McShane. 8 p.m. Starz


The six-part docuseries “Q: Into the Storm” takes a deep dive into the culturally and politically toxic amalgamation of downright bizarre conspiracy theories known as QAnon. 9 and 9:58 p.m. HBO

A late, great R&B legend gets the r-e-s-p-e-c-t she so richly deserves in the four-night miniseries event “Genius: Aretha.” Tony winner Cynthia Erivo stars. 9 and 10 p.m. National Geographic; also Mon.-Wed.

After scoring raves for ‘The Color Purple’ and ‘Harriet,’ Erivo takes on her most challenging assignment to date: playing Aretha Franklin in NatGeo’s ‘Genius.’

March 17, 2021

Go roaming in “The Gloaming” and you might not come back alive in this imported mystery drama set in Tasmania. With Emma Booth. 9 p.m. Starz


Case study: A fissure opens between an Arab-Israeli man and his diplomat wife when their family relocates to Paris from Tel Aviv in the 10-part drama “The Attaché.” Anytime, Acorn TV

A grieving widower learns to let go of things — and to let his late wife go — in the season premiere of “Hoarders.” 8 p.m. A&E

The old ways are the best ways in new episodes of the unscripted series “Seeking Sister Wife” and “Return to Amish.” 8 and 9 p.m. TLC

Rage against the machine: An MIT researcher tries to root out “Coded Bias” in facial recognition software in this documentary on “Independent Lens.” 10 p.m. KOCE

Our resident “Breeders” now have a teen and a tween on their hands in new episodes of this sitcom starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard. 10 and 10:30 p.m. FX



A troubled former teen idol faces her demons in the docuseries “Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil.” Anytime, YouTube Originals

Singer Demi Lovato tells Glamour that men just aren’t doing it for her at the moment, as she works to find balance after her 2018 overdose.

March 11, 2021

Imitation is the sincerest form of Flannery as a new “American Masters” recalls the life and times of beloved authoress Flannery O’Connor. 8 p.m. KOCE

Novelist Margaret Atwood and playwright and “Walking Dead” costar Danai Gurira are featured in the season premiere of “Beyond the Canvas.” 9:30 p.m. KOCE

“Frontline” visits Black-owned funeral parlors in New Orleans, then shares the story of a mother with COVID-19 and a newborn in a new, pandemic-themed episode. 10 p.m. KOCE


Something’s fishy: The documentary “Seaspiracy” exposes the damage being done to the world’s oceans by the global fishing industry. Anytime, Netflix

Rudy Gobert was ill “The Day Sports Stood Still” in this documentary about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on pro baseball, basketball and football. 9 p.m. HBO

Millennials get a glimpse at how the effects of aging might shape their lives in the days and years to come in the special “Fast-Forward: Look Into Your Future.” 10 p.m. KOCE


The docuseries “John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise” tells the terrifying tale of the serial killer thought responsible for an untold number of murders in the Midwest in the 1960s-’70s. Anytime, Peacock

“The Runaway Bunny” hip-hops and he don’t stop in this animated tale based on the children’s book by “Goodnight Moon” author Margaret Wise Brown. Anytime, HBO Max

Attention, shoppers: “Superstore” is now closing. The workplace comedy wraps its six-season run with a pair of new episodes. 8 and 8:30 p.m. NBC

The special “People Presents: Harry & Meghan’s American Dream” looks at how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are faring as expats over on our side of the pond. 8 p.m. the CW

CBS’ special with the Sussexes was the highest-rated gender reveal party ever (it’s a girl!) and a reminder that Winfrey remains the interview queen.

March 8, 2021

Put ... the sledgehammer … down! Social media star Jenn Todryk promises low-impact home renovations in the new series “No Demo Reno.” 8 p.m. HGTV

Is this the real life? The Kardashians, the Osbournes and pretty much everybody who was anybody in the “unscripted” series universe assembles for the new docuseries “For Real: The Story of Reality TV.” Andy Cohen hosts, natch. 9 p.m. E!

Ride along with New Orleans first responders in a new season of the docuseries “Nightwatch.” 10 p.m. A&E


Eric Andre and Lil Rel Howery hit the road and pull some hidden-camera pranks along the way in the hybrid 2021 comedy “Bad Trip.” With Tiffany Haddish. Anytime, Netflix

It’s “Godzilla vs. Kong” — but c’mon, it’s Godzilla all day long — as the legendary behemoths do battle again in this 2021 franchise entry. With Kyle Chandler, Rebecca Hall and Millie Bobby Brown. Anytime, HBO Max

Werewolf? There … there wolf! A mother tries to keep her young son’s lycanthropic tendencies on the down-low in the supernatural thriller “Blood Moon” on a new “Into the Dark.” With Megalyn Echikunwoke. Anytime, Hulu

A teen tries to step out from under his superhero father’s shadow in the adult-themed animated sci-fi series “Invincible.” With the voices of Steven Yeun and J.K. Simmons. Anytime, Amazon Prime

So, what else is going on in the universe? “Rick & Morty” co-creator Justin Roiland’s other animated sci-fi comedy, “Solar Opposites,” touches down for Season 2. Anytime, Hulu

A troubled teen opts for church summer camp over a stretch in juvie in the inspirational 2021 musical romance “A Week Away.” With Kevin Quinn and Bailee Madison. Anytime, Netflix

Winding their way down on Baker Street, “The Irregulars” receive their orders from Sherlock Holmes’ partner-in-crime-solving, Dr. Watson, in this supernatural mystery series set in Victorian-era London. Anytime, Netflix

Time lost more than 100 Sherlock Holmes films. UCLA detectives — and Robert Downey Jr. — want to find them with “Searching for Sherlock: The Game’s Afoot.”

Sept. 5, 2019

Something in the way she moves: Venerable dancer-choreographer Twyla Tharp is celebrated on a new “American Masters.” 9 p.m. KOCE


Regina King, Trevor Noah, Viola Davis, Tyler Perry and rapper D-Nice are up for entertainer of the year at the “52nd NAACP Image Awards.” 8 p.m. BET; also CBS, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV, VH1

The 2021 documentary “Tina” is a river deep, mountain high look at the life and times and struggles and triumphs of another R&B legend — Tina Turner. 8 p.m. HBO

The Landry saga family continues some more with the TV movie “V.C. Andrews’ All That Glitters.” Also with Raechelle Banno. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Don’t go breaking my … don’t go breaking my … “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.” Italia Ricci stars in this made-for-cable romantic fable not inspired by Elton John and Kiki Dee’s 1976 chart-topper. 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel

Movies on TV this week: March 21: “My Fair Lady” on TCM; “Mary Poppins” on Freeform; “Stand by Me” on Encore and more

March 19, 2021

Movies on TV for the entire week, March. 21 - 27 in interactive PDF format for easy downloading and printing

March 19, 2021

TV Grids for the entire week of March. 21 - 27 as PDF files you can download and print

March 19, 2021


What’s on TV: Television listings

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

June 18, 2021