The finales of ‘Sharp Objects,’ ‘Trial & Error,’ ‘Preacher’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week


2018 MTV VMAs: Just give “This is America” all of the prizes and call it a night. 8 p.m., MTV (preshow begins at 7 p.m.)

Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live from Liverpool: An hour-long version of the Paul McCartney “Carpool Karaoke” from a couple of months ago. 7 p.m., CBS

Rebels on Pointe: A documentary about Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the drag ballet company founded in the aftermath of the Stonewall riots. 8 p.m., Starz


Betty White: The First Lady of Television: A profile of the wonderful Betty White who — and somehow I didn’t know this — is “the first woman to produce a national TV show, the first woman to star in a sitcom, the first producer to hire a female director,” was among the first women to be nominated for an Emmy, and was the first woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host. GO BETTY! 7 p.m., PBS

Mr. Rogers: It’s You I Like: Keep the nice-times going with this documentary hosted by Michael Keaton — who appeared on Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood back in the 70s apparently? I AM LEARNING SO MANY THINGS. 8:30 p.m., PBS

Animal Kingdom: Season finale. 8 p.m., TNT


Mr. Mercedes: Brady is in a coma when the season begins, but I’m guessing he won’t stay that way. Season premiere. 9 p.m., Audience

Yellowstone: John learns who his real allies are in the season finale. 9 p.m., Paramount

The Real Housewives of New York: The reunion begins and I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to hear more about these ladies’ bowel movements. 7 p.m., Bravo

The Story of the Royals: A look at the royal family and our weird American obsession with them. 8 p.m., ABC


Trial & Error: The season — and most likely series if they can’t find a new home — finale. I used to have problems with this little show, but damned if it didn’t grow on me. 8 p.m., NBC

American Woman: Similarly, I began recording this show because of its connection to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and I didn’t like it but then I have watched every episode so who is the real dummy here? Season finale. 9 p.m., Paramount

Follow This: Buzzfeed shows how they make the buzz. Netflix


The Innocents: Shape-shifting teens shape shift. Series premiere. Netflix

Ghoul: A prisoner turns out to be more than his captors realize in this new Indian horror series. Netflix

Crime + Punishment: The story of tweleve New York City cops who sued the department over the pressure they faced to arrest people of color. Hulu


Father Figures: Owen Wilson and Ed Helms go on the road looking for their lost careers. 7 p.m., HBO

Killer Night Shift: “A pregnant woman forced to bedrest, gets the additional help she needs from two home care nurses. Unbeknownst to her, one of them has a vendetta against her husband and is out to steal their baby!” Lifetime: Feeding women their most irrational fears for 34 years. 7 p.m., Lifetime

Indiana Jones marathon: Grab your whip. 3 p.m., VH1


Sharp Objects: SO WHO DID IT? Series finale. 8 p.m., HBO

Who is America?: Which politician will be Sacha’s final victim? Season finale. 9 p.m., Showtime

Our Cartoon President: At least Cartoon Trump will get to have his military parade. Season finale. 9:30 p.m., Showtime

Preacher: “Meanwhile, Tulip battles Hell and Nazis.” Fuck yeah. Season finale. 9 p.m., AMC

3 thoughts on “The finales of ‘Sharp Objects,’ ‘Trial & Error,’ ‘Preacher’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

    1. Technically, yep. White’s series, “Life with Elizabeth” began airing locally on KLAC-TV in 1951, the same year “I Love Lucy” premiered, but it wasn’t broadcast nationally until 1953. So I guess it depends on how you slice it.


  1. Season 2 of Trial and Error is much better than Season 1. They took the quirkiness and ran with it.

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