‘The Oscars,’ ‘Documentary Now!’ ‘Manifest’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

 

 

MONDAY

Manifest: “Ben, Grace and Olive make a devastating discovery.” So, what, Cal has run away again? Season finale. 9 p.m., NBC

America’s Got Talent: A winner is chosen in this wholly unnecessary spinoff. Also, bye Mel B.! Bye, Heidi! Season finale. 7 p.m., NBC

United Skates: A look at the underground African-American roller skating community. THIS IS SO COOL, YOU GUYS. 7 p.m., HBO

The Bachelor: Wake me up when Colton finally jumps that fence. 7 p.m., ABC

TUESDAY

This is Us: Beth gets the backstory treatment when she travels home to take care of her mother, Phylicia Rashad. 8 p.m., NBC

At Home with Amy Sedaris: Rose Byrne, Matthew Broderick, Justin Theroux, Susan Sarandon, Gillian Jacobs, Juliette Lewis, Ellie Kemper, Fred Armisen, and Michael Shannon are just a few of the stars that will make appearances this season. Season premiere. 9 p.m., TruTV

WEDNESDAY

Survivor: Four returning players are added to the cast which everyone will be totally cool with, I’m sure. 7 p.m., CBS

Documentary Now!: My favorite documentary spoof series takes on Wild, Wild Country in the one-hour premiere. 10 p.m., IFC

The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Let the reunion begin! 8 p.m., Bravo

THURSDAY

Flack: Anna Pacquin stars as a cut-throat publicist in this new dramedy. Series premiere. 9 p.m., Pop

Desus & Mero: Desus Nice and The Kid Mero move their late night talk show from Viceland to Showtime, with their first guest: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Series premiere. (Sort of.)  10 p.m., Showtime

The Orville: “Part one of an all-new, special two-part episode.” Those words would have sparked such dread in me a year ago. 8 p.m., Fox 

FRIDAY

Paddleton: Mark Duplass and Ray Romano star in this film about a man with terminal cancer and the friend he asks to help him end his life on his own terms. Looks like a bittersweet tearjerker. Netflix

Workin’ Moms: This is a Canadian comedy series that has finally made its way over here via Netflix and y’all … it looks good. Click this link to watch the Netflix trailer which they have not made public on YouTube for reasons that I can only imagine have to do with rights with CBC or something I don’t know. Netflix

SATURDAY

2019 IFC Spirit Awards: The film awards ceremony where Sorry to Bother You gets its proper due. 4 p.m., IFC

O.G.: Jeffrey Wright stars as a former prison gang leader nearing the end of his sentence in this HBO original film. 9 p.m., HBO

Point Break: I will always let you know when Point Break is on if I see that it is on. My solemn vow. 8 p.m., Sundance

SUNDAY

The Oscars: The film awards ceremony where Sorry to Bother You gets none of its proper due.  7 p.m., ABC

The Oscars Red Carpet: Technically, the red carpet will begin in earnest at around 5 or so, but if you just want to spend the entire day looking at famous people in clothes, the festivities begin as early as noon. 12 p.m., ABC & E!; 4 p.m., E!; 5:30 p.m., ABC

True Detective: Yeah, yeah, the season finale, but more importantly, WILL THEY DEBUT THE GAME OF THRONES TRAILER TONIGHT? (Disregard if the trailer has already debuted, which is entirely possible.) 8 p.m., HBO

Whiskey Cavalier: Maggie from The Walking Dead and Noel from Felicity are federal agents in this new version of Moonlighting. Series premiere.  10:30-ish ABC

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One thought on “‘The Oscars,’ ‘Documentary Now!’ ‘Manifest’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

  1. “Whiskey Cavalier: Maggie from The Walking Dead and Noel from Felicity are federal agents in this new version of Moonlighting.” For a moment, I thought you meant “Moonlight,’ and I was very confused. Now I’m considering how they should combine Moonlight and Moonlighting…. I need sleep.

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