What’s on TV This Week: ‘Vax Live’ with J.Lo, MTV’s ‘Pink Skies Ahead’ and more
Editor’s note: Beginning May 9, “What’s on TV This Week” will be published on Sunday.
Host W. Kamau Bell tackles the topic of police reform in the season premiere of “United Shades of America.” 7 and 10 p.m. CNN
If you’re holding out for a hero — or heroes, plural — “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” is back for Season 6. 8 p.m. The CW
Oooh, yeah! Pro wrestling’s “Macho Man” Randy Savage is remembered on a new “Biography.” 8 p.m. A&E
“Home Town’s” Ben and Erin Napier are fixin’ to renovate the tiny burg of Wetumpka, Ala., in the spinoff series “Home Town Takeover.” 8 p.m. HGTV
The docuspecial “Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden” marks the 10th anniversary of the U.S. raid that took out the terrorist leader behind the Sept. 11 attacks. 8 p.m. History Channel
An unsolved mystery hits too close to home for the host of a true-crime podcast in the TV movie “How I Met Your Murderer.” 8 p.m. Lifetime
This is the girl: “The Affair’s” Julia Goldani Telles will be the object of wealthy men’s affections in Season 3 of “The Girlfriend Experience.” 8 and 8:30 p.m. Starz
February 13 proves especially unlucky for one particular gal in the TV movie “Galentine’s Day Nightmare.” 10 p.m. Lifetime
The 2020 documentary “Assassins” tells the twisted tale of two women tricked into taking part in the murder of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s half brother in 2017. 8 p.m. Starz
Butchers and candlemakers need not apply: “Best Baker in America” is back for Season 4. With host Carla Hall. 9 p.m. Food Network
“Machete’s” Danny Trejo goes “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” through Utah’s Arches National Park in this new episode. 9 p.m. National Geographic
“Selena,” the biographical drama about the ill-fated Tejano pop star, returns with its final episodes. With Christian Serratos. Anytime, Netflix
To mark Selena Quintanilla’s 50th birthday, Friday’s Selena Day celebrates the late Tejano star with fan tributes and a new Smithsonian photo collection.
They just can’t stop cloning around in the animated franchise entry “Star Wars: The Bad Batch.” Anytime, Disney+; also Fri.
Comics Lewis Black and Roy Wood Jr. bring the funny in the season finale of “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” 8 p.m. KOCE
A new “Frontline” investigates accounts of human-rights abuses in the East African nation of Eritrea. 10 p.m. KOCE
The truth is out there, they just haven’t found it yet, in new episodes of “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch.” 10 p.m. History Channel
The docuseries “The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness” probes allegations that the serial killer who terrorized NYC in the late 1970s might not have acted alone. Anytime, Netflix
“Kids Say the Darndest Things” to host Tiffany Haddish as this reality series returns on a new network. 8 p.m. CBS
Everything you’ve always wanted to know about the biological processes keeping you alive is explored in the new series “Human: The World Within.” 9 and 10 p.m. KOCE
The documentary “Citizen Penn” salutes Oscar-winning actor and activist Sean Penn. Anytime, Discovery+
Rock stars and the mothers who love them share their stories in “From Cradle to Stage,” a new series from Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. Anytime, Paramount+
A mother who lost a son years earlier comes to believe he is still alive in the drama “The Drowning.” Jill Halfpenny stars. Anytime, Acorn TV; also Sundance Now
Gospel-singing siblings (Jonathan McReynolds, Rotimi) face trials and tribulations in the made-for-TV drama “Favorite Son.” Anytime, BET+
The co-anchor of “SNL’s” Weekend Update steps out on his own in the sketch-comedy series “That Damn Michael Che.” Anytime, HBO Max
EDITOR’S NOTE: On Oct. 18, 1961, “West Side Story” hit movie theaters.
Hola, chico: The documentary “The Boy from Medellín” gets up close and personal with Latin music superstar J Balvin. Anytime, Amazon Prime
It’s hard out here for aging superheroes and their similarly gifted offspring in “Jupiter’s Legacy,” a new action-drama starring Josh Duhamel. Anytime, Netflix
Lori Arnold, sister of comic Tom Arnold, details her past life as a big-time drug dealer in the documentary “Queen of Meth.” Anytime, Discovery+
You can’t keep a good woman down in a third and final season of the comedy “Shrill.” “SNL’s” Aidy Bryant stars. Anytime, Hulu
Work-from-home types looking to leave the big city behind scope out greener pastures in the new series “Happily Wherever.” 8:30 p.m. HGTV
Here’s a classic Russian drama you can Chekhov your list: “Uncle Vanya,” on a new “Great Performances.” With Toby Jones. 9 p.m. KOCE
Jennifer Lopez, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and the aforementioned J Balvin are among the performers slated for “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World” hosted by Selena Gomez. 8 p.m. CBS, ABC; 11 p.m. Fox
A woman who trades in true-crime collectibles gets more than she bargained for in the TV movie “Memories of a Murder.” 8 p.m. Lifetime
A travel agent meets a hotel owner who’s warm for her form in the TV movie “Baby, It’s Cold Inside.” 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel
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