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What’s on TV This Week: Justin Bieber, Clint Eastwood, ‘Scenes From a Marriage’

Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain in “Scenes From a Marriage”
Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain co-star in the new limited series “Scenes From a Marriage” on HBO.
(Jojo Whilden / HBO)

SUNDAY

“60 Minutes” takes a licking and keeps on ticking as the venerable newsmagazine clocks in for its 54th season. 7 p.m. CBS

Barbara Kopple’s 2019 documentary “Desert One” details the ill-fated 1980 mission to rescue U.S. citizens being held hostage in Iran. 8 p.m. History Channel

He’ll get your coffee order wrong and that’s just for starters in the new thriller “Psycho Intern.” 8 p.m. Lifetime

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Belieb it or not, Justin Bieber is among the stars slated to perform at the “2021 MTV Video Music Awards,” a.k.a. the VMAs. 8 p.m. MTV; also the CW, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, Nickelodeon, Paramount, TV Land, VH1

Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain are headed toward unhappily ever after in a new adaptation of legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman’s classic 1973 miniseries “Scenes From a Marriage.” 9 p.m. HBO

There’s been a murder in a small Pennsylvania town and it’s up to Jeff Daniels — not Kate Winslet — to solve it in the new mystery drama “American Rust.” 10 p.m. Showtime

The Times TV team picks the series we’re most looking forward to this season.

MONDAY

A woman tries to move on with her life following a personal loss in the darkly comic drama “Finding Alice.” With Keeley Hawes. Anytime, Acorn TV

It’s a woman’s, woman’s world in the new post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama “Y: The Last Man.” With Diane Lane. Anytime, FX on Hulu

Ellen DeGeneres gets animated, and age-regressed, in the new kids’ show “Little Ellen.” Anytime, HBO Max

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“2021 Met Gala: Live from E!” follows the famous faces and the fashions at this year’s edition of the star-studded annual event in NYC. 5:30 p.m. E!

A new champion is crowned as the finals wrap up in Las Vegas on “American Ninja Warrior.” 8 p.m. NBC

The Gordon Ramsay-hosted culinary competition “Hell’s Kitchen” puts a lid on its 20th season. 8 p.m. Fox

Here comes the judge: Sandra Day O’Connor’s ascension to the U.S. Supreme Court is charted on a new “American Experience.” 9 p.m. KOCE

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“Halloween Baking Championship” is back and — checks calendar — it’s not even October yet. 9 p.m. Food Network

The misadventures of a 30-something former convict (Daisy Haggard) continue in a second season of “Back to Life.” 10 p.m. Showtime

The veteran comic who once filled Johnny Carson’s shoes tries Groucho’s on for size in the game-show reboot “You Bet Your Life With Jay Leno.” 11 and 11:30 p.m. KTTV; also Tuesday-Friday

The former ‘Tonight’ host navigates the new social standards for comedy in a game show revival.

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TUESDAY

Round, round, get around, they get around in a fifth season of “Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father.” Anytime Netflix

Meet the 1986 Mets in the four-part documentary “Once Upon a Time in Queens” on a new “30 for 30.” 5 and 6 p.m. ESPN; concludes Wednesday (also 9 and 10 p.m. Tuesday, 10 and 11 p.m. Wednesday, ESPN2)

“Frontline” recalls the grounding of the 737 Max jet following deadly air disasters in 2018 and 2019 in the new episode “Boeing’s Fatal Flaw.” 10 p.m. KOCE

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WEDNESDAY

James McAvoy is making it up as he goes along in the partly-improvised 2021 missing-persons drama “My Son.” “The Crown’s” Claire Foy also stars. Anytime, Peacock

Don’t trust the witch (Krysten Ritter) in Apartment 23 in the 2021 fantasy adventure “Nightbooks” based on the children’s book. Anytime, Netflix

The fast and furious Formula 1 racer Michael Schumacher is profiled in the new sports doc “Schumacher.” Anytime, Netflix

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“MasterChef,” the other Gordon Ramsay-hosted culinary competition, puts a lid on its 11th season. 8 p.m. Fox

The latest winner is revealed on the season finale of “America’s Got Talent.” Terry Crews hosts. 9 p.m. NBC

“Nova” goes batty for your friendly neighborhood flying rodents in the new episode “Bat Superpowers.” 9 p.m. KOCE

The young Black poet who wowed the crowd at President Biden’s inauguration is interviewed in “Amanda Gorman: Brave Enough With Robin Roberts — A Special Edition of 20/20.” 10 p.m. ABC

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She became the national youth poet laureate at age 16; six years later, she read her poem at Joe Biden’s and Kamala Harris’ historic swearing-in.

THURSDAY

The clues are everywhere in “Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol,” a new mystery drama based on the author’s 2009 follow-up to “The Da Vinci Code.” Anytime, Peacock

By the power of Grayskull! A 1980s-era kids’ cartoon is reborn in the new reboot “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.” Anytime, Netflix

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An ex-pat Aussie who trains horses for Hollywood movies shares his love of classic westerns in the new documentary “My Heroes Were Cowboys.” Anytime, Netflix

Hot-button issues played for laughs? That’s the premise of “The Premise,” a new starred-studded anthology series from “The Office’s” B.J. Novak. Anytime, FX on Hulu

The portions are small — so very small — in the new culinary competition “Tiny Food Fight.” Anytime, Discovery+

And now their watch is ended: After eight seasons, the Andy Samberg cop comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” calls it a day. 8 p.m. NBC

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The first responders of “Tacoma FD” answer the call in new episodes of this workplace comedy. 10 p.m. truTV

FRIDAY

She loves beer, da Bears and her nerdy nephew in the new off-color animated sitcom “Chicago Party Aunt.” Anytime, Netflix

Clint Eastwood directs and stars as a long-in-the-tooth former rodeo rider in the 2021 western drama “Cry Macho.” Anytime, HBO Max

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A British teen has drag-queen dreams in a 2021 film adaptation of the hit West End musical “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.” Anytime, Amazon Prime

Rise and shine! It’s time for a second season of “The Morning Show.” With Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell. Anytime, Apple TV+

In playing a famous woman whose every move is scrutinized and judged, the “Friends” actress finds catharsis

Class is back in session for a third season of the comedy series “Sex Education.” With Asa Butterfield and Gillian Anderson. Anytime, Netflix

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Till death to us part? Eh, not so much, in a 2020 adaption of the Noël Coward fantasy comedy “Blithe Spirit.” With Dan Stevens and Judi Dench. 8:30 p.m. Showtime

An aspiring ballerina slips into “The Red Shoes” in British choreographer Matthew Bourne’s acclaimed stage adaptation of the 1948 fantasy drama on a new “Great Performances.” 9 p.m. KOCE

A popular radio personality gives it to you straight in his new late-night series “Tha God’s Honest Truth With Lenard ‘Charlamagne’ McKelvey.” 10 p.m. Comedy Central

A racist suburbanite named — what else? — “Karen” rolls out the unwelcome wagon for her new Black neighbors in this 2021 thriller. With Taryn Manning. 10 p.m. BET

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Were the inventors of the e-cigarette just blowing smoke? Find out in “Move Fast and Vape Things” on a new “The New York Times Presents.” 10 p.m. FX

SATURDAY

All the hardware that won’t be handed out at next Sunday’s ceremony gets handed out at the pre-taped “2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.” 8 p.m. FXX

There’s a new kid in town and her life’s already in jeopardy in the new thriller “Imperfect High.” With Sherri Shepherd. 8 p.m. Lifetime

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An aspiring sommelier hooks up with a hunky vintner in the new TV movie “Raise a Glass to Love.” With Broadway’s Laura Osnes. 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel

Movies on TV this week: September 12: ‘Funny Girl’ on TCM; ‘Mary Poppins’ on Freeform; ‘Titanic’ on Starz; ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ on Paramount

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TV Grids for the entire week of Sept. 12 - 18 in downloadable and printable PDF files

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


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