‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,’ ‘Search Party,’ ‘Doom Patrol’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week



Penn & Teller: Fool Us: MAGIC! Except not. Hey, when did Alyson Hannigan join the team? Anyone know? Season premiere. 8 p.m., The CW

I May Destroy You: Just a heads up that this series has moved to Monday nights and that Michaela Cole is terrific. 8 p.m., HBO


Eric Andre: Legalize Everything: The hilarious (and strange) comedian has his first Netflix stand-up special. Netflix

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: The sports talk show is back with a hard look at the impacts of COVID-19 and police brutality on the world of sports. Season premiere. 9 p.m., HBO

Celebrity Show-Off: Celebrities compete to make the best content from home or something. SOMEONE PLEASE SAVE US FROM COVID TELEVISION. Series premiere. 9 p.m., TBS

Greenleaf: Lady Mae and Bishop seek a sign from God in the season premiere. 8 p.m., TBS


Lenox Hill: Netflix’s hospital docuseries filmed a special episode that followed the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak. Netflix

Athlete A: This documentary follows the gymnasts and survivors of USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar and the reporters who exposed the story. Netflix

Crazy Delicious: It’s a cooking competition series, with Top Chef/The Chew‘s Carla as one of the judges. Series premiere. Netflix

Nobody Knows I’m Here: Jorge Garcia stars in this Spanish-language film as a former child singer who has become a recluse after his traumatic childhood. Netflix


Search Party: The Alia Shawkat dark comedy finds a new home on HBO Max, and will follow the trial of the century. (And genuinely, if you missed this little gem when it debuted on TBS, go binge it now, and thank me later.) Season premiere. HBO Max

Twilight Zone: Season two. CBS All Access

Doom Patrol: This twisted superhero series moves from DC Universe to HBO Max for its second season. Season premiere. HBO Max

Broke: Sammy’s birthday party location falls through so they have to have it in the backyard in the series finale. YEAH, WELL, WELCOME TO THE PANDEMIC, GUYS. 8:30 p.m., CBS


The 47th Daytime Emmy Awards: It took a global pandemic and for the television industry to shut down, but these awards are back on TV! 7 p.m., CBS

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of the Fire Saga: Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams star in this parody of the almost unparodyable Eurovision Song Contest. But OK. Netflix

Pose: Pose-a-Thon for Pride: This is a virtual event with the cast and crew of Pose in celebration of Pride Month, which is terrific! But I saw “Pose-a-Thon” and I was hoping for, you know, some actual vogueing. 9 p.m., FX & Freeform


Doctor Sleep: Ewan MacGregor stars as the all-grown-up Danny Torrance in this sequel to The Shining. 7 p.m., HBO

Global Goal: Unite for Our Future Concert: “A musical celebration of scientists, innovators, health workers, activists and organizations working to develop and distribute COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines.” Because singing at the virus will do something. SORRY, I’M JUST FEELING REALLY CYNICAL RIGHT NOW. 7 p.m., NBC

The Wrong House Sitter: In this Lifetime movie, a guy hires a house sitter who then decides to just move herself in. Wasn’t this the plot of that Steve Martin/Queen Latifah movie, Bringing Down the House? 7 p.m., Lifetime


I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: This six-part documentary follows the true-crime book of the same name by true-crime blogger Michelle McNamara, and her pursuit of and obsession with The Golden State Killer. 9 p.m., HBO

Black Monday: It’s back. Mid-season premiere. 7 p.m., Showtime

2020 BET Awards: It’s the 20th annual awards show but the first time it will be held virtually. 7 p.m., BET

Penny Dreadful: The Vega family gathers for a Day of the Dead celebration in the season finale. 9 p.m., Showtime

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