TV This Week May 25-31: 'All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles'

TV This Week May 25-31: 'All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles'
Insult comic Don Rickles is feted in a new Spike TV special. (Kevin Mazur / Spike TV)

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Returning hosts Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise report for duty on the 25th edition of the "National Memorial Day Concert." With Dianne Wiest, Megan Hilty and Jackie Evancho. 8 and 9:30 p.m. KOCE

Parasites! No, not you, Shannen Doherty and Christopher Lloyd, stars of the new creature feature "Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys." 9 p.m. Animal Planet



The Wednesday highlight on "One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles" mentions a joke about Rickles' life being saved by Frank Sinatra. The joke actually is attributed to comedian Shecky Greene.


The early days of the HIV/AIDS crisis are revisited in Larry Kramer's adaptation of his Tony-winning drama "The Normal Heart." Mark Ruffalo and Julia Roberts star. 9 p.m. HBO

"Mad Men" ends the first half of its seventh and final season. Let's all meet back here in 2015. 10 p.m. AMC


"MasterChef" cooks up a fifth season. 8 p.m. Fox

The three-part special "The World Wars" uses expert commentary and dramatic recreations to recall the people and events of WWI and WWII. 9 p.m. History; also Tue., Wed.

Pro basketball cheerleaders "Hit the Floor" for a second season of this L.A.-set drama. 9 p.m. VH1

Once "Flowers in the Attic," now "Petals on the Wind" in this made-for-cable sequel based on V.C. Andrews' novel. Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn star. 9 p.m. Lifetime

"American River Renegades" eke out a living in regions riparian in this new documentary series. 10 p.m. Animal Planet


"America's Got Talent" launches a ninth season with judges Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B and host Nick Cannon. 8 p.m. NBC

The excess pounds drop here on the return of the reality series "Extreme Weight Loss." 8 p.m. ABC

See June 6, 1944, like you've never seen it before when sophisticated LiDAR technology is used to re-create the battle on the beach in "D-Day 360." 9 p.m. KOCE

"Heroes of Cosplay" are back to make comic-book conventions safe for those who dress up in costumes at comic-book conventions on the return of this reality series. 9 p.m. Syfy

The concurrent crises in Ukraine and Syria are surveyed on a new edition of "Frontline." 10 p.m. KOCE

Men of the cloth who practiced something other than what they preached are profiled in the new true-crime series "Sinister Ministers: Collared." 10 p.m. Investigation Discovery

Big personalities come in small packages in the new reality series "Little Women: LA." 10 p.m. Lifetime

"Star Trek: TNG's" Wil Wheaton lets his geek flag fly in "The Wil Wheaton Project." 10 p.m. Syfy

The mishegoss that transpires on "The Night Shift" at a San Antonio hospital is the stuff of this new dramedy starring Eoin Macken and "The Good Wife's" Jill Flint. 10 p.m. NBC


"So You Think You Can Dance" steps up for an 11th season. Cat Deeley hosts. 8 p.m. Fox

Research and recovery teams dive in the depths off the coast of Normandy, France, to reveal "D-Day's Sunken Secrets" on a new "Nova." 9 p.m. KOCE

"One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles" salutes the legendary comic whose life was once saved by Frank Sinatra. Seriously, some goons were beating Rickles up, until Frank said, "That's enough." 9 p.m. Spike


Those deemed "Undateable" get schooled by a self-proclaimed ladies man in this sitcom from "Scrubs" and "Cougar Town" creator Bill Lawrence. 9 and 9:30 p.m. NBC

"The Savage Line" protecting us from bears, wolves, mountain lions, etc. — and vice versa — is manned by professional wildlife trackers in this new nature series. 10 p.m. National Geographic Channel

Could it be … Satan?! Tales of demonic possession are probed on the return of "Our America With Lisa Ling." 10 p.m. OWN


Ricky Gervais is back as the dimwitted but thoroughly decent "Derek" in the sophomore-season premiere of this comedy-drama set in a nursing home in Britain. Anytime, Netflix

John Malkovich lets his pirate flag fly as the notorious Blackbeard in the swashbuckling new series "Crossbones." 10 p.m. NBC

The competitive ice fishing will continue until frostbite takes the hindmost in the new reality series "Ice Holes." 10 and 10:30 p.m. National Geographic Channel

They can't love you for you money if they don't know you have it, as in the new romance-and-reality series "Mystery Millionaire." 10 p.m. WE


Wee ones are wagered on once again on the return of the reality series "Bet on Your Baby" hosted by Melissa Peterman. 8 p.m. ABC

KISS, Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates, Linda Ronstadt, Nirvana, the E Street Band and Peter Gabriel get their due at the "2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony." 8 p.m. HBO

Ashley Jones of "The Young and the Restless" is even more restless in the TV movie "Secret Sex Life of the Single Mom." 8 p.m. Lifetime

Karaoke meets cosplay when celebrity contestants are styled to resemble pop music icons in the new reality series "Sing Your Face Off." 9 p.m. ABC