What’s on TV this week: Marilyn Monroe, Michelle Obama, dinosaurs, Duran Duran and more

A platinum blonde Marilyn Monroe in a gold lame gown looks alluringly into the camera.
Screen icon Marilyn Monroe is remembered in a new four-part docuseries on CNN.
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Hello, Norma Jeane: The four-part docuseries “Reframed: Marilyn Monroe” takes a fresh look at the life and career of Hollywood’s most iconic star. Jessica Chastain narrates. 6 and 7 p.m. CNN; concludes Jan. 23

A teen’s new BFF comes with some serious red flags in the new TV movie “My Best Friend’s Secret Life.” With René Ashton. 8 p.m. Lifetime

The tales are short but far from sweet as the anthology series “Two Sentence Horror Stories” returns for a third season. 9 and 9:30 p.m. The CW

The Romans are still trying to rule “Britannia” but the Celts are still having none of it in Season 3 of this historical drama. 9 p.m. Epix


It’s gonna be a high school reunion to die for on the season finale of the dark drama “Yellowjackets.” With Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci. 9 p.m. Showtime

Call it a mix of “Lord of the Flies” and “Heathers.” Or the Spice Girls meet the Donner Party. “Yellowjackets” is the best show on TV right now.

Dec. 9, 2021

She’s not in Kansas anymore — oh wait, she still is! — in the new comedy “Somebody Somewhere.” Bridget Everett stars. 10:35 p.m. HBO


A slate of social justice-themed documentaries presented in honor of Martin Luther King. Jr. Day gets underway with 1969’s “American Revolution 2.” 5 and 9 p.m. Turner Classic Movies

The special “Becoming: Michelle Obama in Conversation” finds the former first lady discussing her 2018 memoir and chatting with a group of college students. 7 p.m. BET

They’ll be moving back in to the “Summer House” as the reality series returns for Season 6. 9 p.m. Bravo

A white filmmaker gets schooled by adult students of color on the subject of racism in the documentary “A Reckoning in Boston” on a new “Independent Lens.” 10 p.m. KOCE


“Younger’s” Hilary Duff has some explaining to do in “How I Met Your Father,” a new sitcom inspired by the 2005-14 series “How I Met Your Mother.” Anytime, Hulu

Not cricket: The tale of a British scam artist who left a trail of broken lives in his wake is retold in the new true-crime docuseries “The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman.” Anytime, Netflix

The show must go on, though the Omicron variant begs to differ, in “Reopening — The Broadway Revival” on a new “Great Performances.” 9 p.m. KOCE

The unscripted series “Storage Wars” hits the 300-episode mark. 9:30 p.m. HGTV



It’s not all about tacos, but there will be plenty of those, in the new foodie travelogue “Heavenly Bites: Mexico.” Anytime, Netflix

Celibacy rules and promiscuity drools in new episodes of the reality competition “Too Hot to Handle.” Anytime, Netflix

Take a deep dive into the world of sea creatures great and small in the return of the miniseries “Animals With Cameras” on “Nature.” 8 p.m. KOCE

Just chill: Parka-wearing paleontologists seek evidence of “Alaskan Dinosaurs” on this new episode of “Nova.” 9 p.m. KOCE

It’s one of the greatest whodunits of all time: What killed the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of all other species on Earth?

Feb. 21, 2019

“Home Inspector Joe” helps protect prospective purchasers from the perils and pitfalls of precarious properties in this new unscripted series. 9 p.m. HGTV

“According to Jim’s” Jim Belushi is still in the cannabis business in new episodes of the reality series “Growing Belushi.” 10 p.m. Discovery Channel


Treasure hunters seek an 18th century Spanish ship that once got 60 miles to the galleon in the new miniseries “La Fortuna.” With Stanley Tucci and “The Wire’s” Clarke Peters. Anytime, AMC+

See what transpires after hours in cities from Tokyo to Taipei in the new travelogue “Midnight Asia: Eat. Dance. Dream.” Anytime, Netflix

A 30-something comic cracks wise in the new stand-up special “Moses Storm: Trash White.” Anytime, HBO Max

Someday her prince will come, and that day is today for a humble New York hair stylist in the 2022 rom-com “The Royal Treatment.” With Laura Marano. Anytime, Netflix

If you have to ask, you can’t afford it in the new real estate series “Selling the Hamptons.” Anytime, Discovery+

Everyday folks share their humorous tales with “The Office’s” Ed Helms and “Fresh Off the Boat’s” Randall Park in the new series “True Story With Ed and Randall.” Anytime, Peacock

A nerdy guy and a quirky girl make for a comic-book store odd couple in the new kid-friendly sitcom “Warped!” 7:30 p.m. Nickelodeon

“Women of the Movement,” the three-part docudrama about the search for justice in the 1955 murder of black teen Emmett Till, concludes. 8 p.m. ABC

A newly sober 20-something (Sofia Black-D’Elia) takes it one day at a time in the new comedy “Single Drunk Female.” With Ally Sheedy. 10 and 10:30 p.m. Freeform


A trio of 20-somethings who are on the autism spectrum share life’s ups and downs, and an apartment, in the new comedy drama “As We See It.” Anytime, Amazon Prime

Jim Henson’s beloved puppet pals — no, not those ones, the other ones — are back in the series reboot “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock.” Anytime, Apple TV+

Jim Henson, creator of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the other Muppets who entertained and educated millions of preschoolers and their parents around the world, died early Wednesday of pneumonia.

May 17, 1990

An Iranian man is imprisoned for failure to pay his debts in acclaimed filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s gripping 2021 drama “A Hero.” Anytime, Amazon Prime

Diplomats in 1938 try to stop what’s coming next in the 2021 historical drama “Munich — The Edge of War.” With Jeremy Irons and “Downton Abbey’s” Jessica Brown Findlay. Anytime, Netflix


Jason Bateman and Laura Linney are still in misery — sorry, that’s Missouri — in a fourth season of the crime drama “Ozark.” Anytime, Netflix

The new sports doc “Picabo” gets up close and personal with Olympic champion skier Picabo Street. Anytime, Peacock

M. Night Shyamalan’s disturbing domestic drama “Servant” serves up a third season. With Lauren Ambrose and “Harry Potter’s” Rupert Grint. Anytime, Apple TV+

Never on a Sunday, but sometimes on a “Monday.” Denise Gough and “The Avengers’” Sebastian Stan hook up in this 2020 charmer set in Athens. 8 p.m. Showtime

Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (“The Color Purple”) performs on the season finale of “Stars on Stage From Westport Country Playhouse.” 9 p.m. KOCE


Halle Berry and “SNL’s” Kenan Thompson are among the honorees at the Critics Choice Association’s “Celebration of Black Cinema & Television” hosted by Niecy Nash. 8 p.m. KTLA

A single woman mourning a deeply personal loss learns to take a chance on romance in the new TV movie “Don’t Forget I Love You.” With Emilie Ullerup. 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

“Better Call Saul’s” Bob Odenkirk is “Nobody” you’d want to mess with in this violent 2021 drama about a family man with a dark past. With Connie Nielsen. 8 p.m. HBO

A woman descends into a criminal underworld to try to save a missing sibling in the new TV movie “Vanished: Searching for My Sister.” With Tatyana Ali. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Duran Duran — the British pop band so nice they named it twice — performs on a new “Austin City Limits.” 11:30 p.m. KOCE

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