‘Outer Range,’ ‘The First Lady,’ ‘Anatomy of a Scandal,’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week.



CMT Music Awards: Kelsea Ballerini Kane Brown and Anthony Mackie host. 7 p.m., CBS

American Idol: The top 24 perform for America’s votes (but not mine since they’ve eliminated Douglas Mills, Jr). 7 p.m., ABC

True Believers: A six-part look into the world of (alleged) cults and the manipulation that leads their members to be drawn in. Premiere. 9 p.m., Vice


Abbott Elementary: Somehow it’s already the season finale, and Abbott goes to the zoo on a field trip. 8 p.m., ABC

Hard Cell: Catherine Tate plays multiple roles in this new women’s prison comedy. Premiere. Netflix

The Thing About Pam: Pam does the unthinkable to get out of her web of lies. Series finale. 9 p.m., NBC


Our Great National Parks: President Obama narrates this limited series that explores the majesty of our national parks. Series premiere. Netflix

The Kardashians: It is my obligation to tell you this is happening, as if you did not already know considering Disney/ABC’s relentless marketing campaign for the past month. Hulu


Outer Range: Yellowstone, but make it paranormal. Series premiere. Prime Video

Roar: Nicole Kidman, Issa Rae, Merritt Weaver, Cynthia Ervio star in this female-centric anthology series. Apple TV+

Killing It: Craig Robinson stars in this new comedy as a man who resorts to hunting snakes in his quest to achieve the American dream. Peacock

Superstar: Patrick Swayze: HOUSTON REPRESENT. 9 p.m., ABC

The Garcias: A San Antonio family gathers together in their Mexican beach house in this reimagining of The Brothers Garcia. Premiere. HBO Max

Not So Pretty: Keke Palmer investigates the dark side of the trillion-dollar beauty industry. Premiere. HBO Max


Anatomy of a Scandal: Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery, and Rupert Friend star in this new limited series that takes place in the posh world of British politics. Netflix

Come Dance With Me: In this new Freudian dancing competition, a talented child dancer pairs with their untrained parent. Jenna Dewan, Dexter Mayfield, and Tricia Miranda judge. Series premiere.  7 p.m., CBS

Swimming with Sharks: Based on the 1994 movie of the same name, in this new series a Hollywood assistant turns the tables on her abusive boss. Kieran Shipka and Diane Kruger star. Premiere. Roku

Bill Maher: #adulting: Bill Maher has a new standup special. Oh yay. Premiere. 9 p.m., HBO


Saturday Night Live: Lizzo pulls double duty. 10:30 p.m., NBC

Men in Black marathon: I’m just saying, interesting timing, guys. 1 p.m., MTV

USFL Football: Apparently this is back? And Houston has a team? That plays in … Birmingham, Alabama? Sure. Anyway, the inaugural (again) game will be played between the New Jersey Generals and the Birmingham Stallions, if you’re interested. 6:30 p.m., Fox, NBC, and Peacock


The First Lady: Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Gillian Anderson star in this new series as Michelle Obama, Betty Ford, and Eleanor Roosevelt respectively in this new series. Series premiere. 8 p.m., Showtime

Fear the Walking Dead: Alicia fights off a threat with the help of a mysterious stranger. Season premiere. 8 p.m., AMC

Doctor Who: Legend of the Sea Devils: The Doctor travels to 19th Century China which is under threat by pirate queen Madame Ching and a monstrous force. Premiere. 6 p.m., BBC America


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