‘Tiny Beautiful Things,’ ‘Shcmigdoon!,’ ‘Dave’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week.



Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields: This two-part documentary tracks the career and life of model and actress Brooke Shields, from her sexualized youth to her discovery of her own power as an adult. Premiere. Hulu

Quantum Leap: The team faces a showdown with Leaper X in the season finale. 9 p.m., NBC

American Idol: Now that Zach has picked Kaity, American Idol moves in to the old Bachelor location. 7 p.m, ABC

NCAA Championship Game: From Houston’s NRG stadium, no less! 8 p.m., CBS


80 for Brady: The Jane Fonda/Lily Tomlin/Sally Fields/Rita Moreno comedy is now streaming. Paramount+

Mo’nique: My Name is Mo’nique: Plot twist: after suing the streamer over compensation and extending lowball offers, Mo’Nique and Netflix have made nice, and she has a brand new stand-up special with them. (I wonder if giving her a special was part of the settlement agreement?) Premiere. Netflix

Adventureland: This overlooked little gem stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristin Stewart, and Martin Starr and is a dose of nostalgia that is sweet but never saccharine. 8:30 p.m., Showtime Next


Schmigadoon!: Melissa and Josh return to Schmigadoon, only to find it’s … darker. Season 2 premiere.  Apple TV+

Dave: Dave and the gang go on tour … and come to Texas in the season premiere. 9 p.m., FXX

Deep in the Heart: A Texas Wildlife Story: This documentary narrated by Matthew McConaughey is a celebration of Texas’ unique wildlife, and a plea to save it. 9 p.m., PBS


Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies: So I lied when I said this premiered last week. It didn’t. It premieres this week.  Paramount+

Ghost Hunters: 3rd (15th) season premiere. Depending on how you count it. 8 p.m., Travel Channel

Celebrity Prank War: Kevin Hart and Nick Cannon serve as judges when celebrities play elaborate pranks on one another in this new series. Series premiere. 9 p.m., E!

Jeremy Renner: The Diane Sawyer Interview: Renner nearly died in a snowplow accident in Lake Tahoe earlier this winter. Here, he sits down to recall his harrowing story with Diane Sawyer. 9 p.m., ABC


Tiny Beautiful Things: Kathryn Hahn stars as a writer whose life is falling apart who finds success as an advice columnist. Series premiere. Hulu

The Legacy of J Dilla: A look at the life of hip-hop musician and producer who worked with everyone from Janet Jackson, The Pharcyde, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest and Q-Tip, Questlove, D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Poe, Talib Kweli, and Common, but never became the household name he deserved to be. Hulu & FX

Jury Duty: In this new comedy, everyone but one man is an actor in a fake court case. This has STRONG Nathan Fielder/Truman Show vibes, and I legit can’t tell from the trailer if it’s real or if the whole thing, including our “real man” is scripted. Series premiere. Freevee


Saturday Night Live: Molly Shannon & The Jonas Brothers 10:30 p.m., NBC

The Portable Door: Sam Neill and Christoph Waltz star in this new film as the heads of a mysterious company that is disrupting the magical world by bringing corporate strategy into ancient practices. Premiere. MGM+

Hunger: A local stir-fry noodle chef is invited to work at one of Thailand’s most critically-acclaimed restaurants and with one of Thailand’s most notoriously mean chefs in this new drama. Premiere. Netflix


Catching Lightning: This new docuseries tells the story of Lee Murray, a mixed-martial artist whose career was cut short after being stabbed. He went on to organize and carry out a bank heist worth over £53 million from the Bank of England. Series premiere. 7 p.m., Showtime

A Grammy Salute to the Beach Boys: Honoring the career of the iconic Beach Boys. Premiere. 7 p.m., CBS

Men: A very spooky little movie about a woman who, while seeking some solitude after a personal loss, comes to realize she’s being stalked by a sinister force. 8:35 p.m., Showcase


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