‘The Great,’ ‘How to Get Away With Murder’s’ Series Finale, the Return of Kimmy Schmidt, a National High School Graduation and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

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Remember “Reign?” This is like “Reign,” but rather than Mary Queen of Scots, it’s about Louis XIV. Originally shown on Canal+ in France and Super Channel in Canada.

The acting? Not great. The casting? I think a little distracting. Louis XIV could be dropped into Justified and he’d only need a little modification to his hairstyle and wardrobe to fit in.

And I assume you’re not coming here for historical accuracy, but just in case, the writers play a little fast and loose with the personal histories of our main characters, especially, Louis’s brother, the Duke of Orleans.

It’s something pretty to have on in the background as you catch up on work, honestly, and frankly, we all need that right now. Rather than another Real Housewives or Below Deck marathon, you might put this on, looking up, periodically, to admire the costuming, then return to work.

–Catherine McDonald


9-1-1: The team rushes to save passengers in a train derailment in the series finale. 7 p.m., Fox

Amy Schumer Learns to Cook: Amy Schumer’s chef husband tries to teach her how to cook during the lockdown. Series premiere. 9 p.m., Food

The Price is Right with RuPaul: RuPaul comes to play. 7 p.m., CBS

Barkitecture: It’s a show about dog houses. I mean, come on. Series premiere. Quibi

Trial by Media: A look at some famous trials that were influenced by media coverage. Netflix


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend: It’s a Kimmy Schmidt choose-your-own-adventure! Netflix

The Happy Days of Gary Marshall: A well-deserved tribute to the television creator and pioneer. 7 p.m., ABC

The Flash: Barry makes a plan to save Iris in the season finale. 7 p.m, The CW

For Life: Aaron finds himself a powerful new adversary in the first season finale. 9 p.m., ABC

Hollywood Game Night: Social Distancing Edition: Celebrities play from their homes because this is how we live now. 9 p.m., NBC


Survivor: The three-hour season finale. 7 p.m., CBS

The Goldbergs: Beverly schemes to make Adam prom king in the season finale. 7 p.m., ABC

Schooled: The love triangle continues, also something about prom. Season finale. 7:30 p.m., ABC

American Housewife: Anna-Kat is being bullied at school. Also, something about prom, because ABC is determined to remind everyone that they are missing out on prom. Season finale. 8 p.m., ABC

Single Parents: Annie and Will try to remember what happened in the season finale. 8:30 p.m., ABC


How to Get Away With Murder: We have been promised answers to all of our questions in the series finale. We’ll see.  9 p.m., ABC

Station 19: Members of the crew rescue a doctor from Grey’s Anatomy in the season finale.  8 p.m., ABC

Katy Keene: Katy needs help making her plan work in the season finale. 7 p.m., The CW

Misery Index: Season premiere. 9:30 p.m., TBS


The Great: Elle Fanning and Nicolas Hoult star in this reimagining of the Catherine the Great story from the creator of The Favourite. Series premiere. Hulu

The Last Narc: Amazon gets its own cartel series, a la Netflix’s Narcos. Series premiere. Amazon

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Final season. Netflix

The Blacklist: The season finale contains an animated surprise. 7 p.m., NBC

The Greatest #StayAtHome Videos: Cedric the Entertainer hosts a collection of viral moments created during our collective lockdown. 7 p.m., CBS

7 Days on the Front Line: A look at one of the hardest-hit hospitals in the world: Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. 8 p.m., CBS

Shark Tank: Season finale. 7 p.m., CBS


Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020: All four major networks will simulcast this graduation ceremony for all of our high school seniors who have been robbed of their own commencement ceremonies. President Obama will deliver the commencement (and I’m already weepy just thinking about it). 7 p.m., ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC

Joker: The Joker has a backstory. 7 p.m., HBO

Prince of Darkness: Satan’s been hanging out in a basement this whole time! (I haven’t seen this movie in years, but I remember it being very spooky.) 9 p.m., Starz Retroplex


Snowpiercer: Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly star in this TV adaptation of the brilliant Bong Joon-ho film. Series premiere. 8 p.m., TNT

American Idol: A winner is chosen. Season finale. 7 p.m., ABC

Taylor Swift City of Lover Concert: Taylor Swift performs in Paris in this one-hour special. 9 p.m., ABC

America’s Funniest Home Videos: A special “at-home” edition, but isn’t AFV always from home? 6 p.m., ABC

Hightown: A National Marine Fisheries officer is caught in a mystery when a body washes ashore. Series premiere. 7 p.m., Starz

Beverly Hills Dog Show: There is a joke about dog plastic surgery in here somewhere, but I can’t find it. 7 p.m., NBC

Batwoman: Season finale. 7 p.m., The CW

The Simpsons: Santa’s Little Helper bites Marge in the season finale. 7 p.m., Fox

Duncanville: Duncan runs for class president. Season finale. 7:30 p.m., Fox

Bob’s Burgers: Louise gives mischief lessons. Season finale. 8 p.m., Fox

Family Guy: The Principal moves in with the Griffins in the season finale. 8:30 p.m., Fox

Supergirl: Season finale. 8 p.m., The CW

The Last Dance: It’s the finale of the Michael Jordan and the Bulls documentary. I wonder how it wins? Do you think they win? 9 p.m., ESPN

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