Friday TV: Hair Band ‘Dirt’ from the Crüe

TheDirtThere are way more pop and R&B bio movies out there. But if you’re doing one about a rock band, Mötley Crüe might be an unusual choice. “The Dirt” (Netflix, streaming) is based on the raucous book co-written by Neil Strauss. The band co-produced the movie, so it’s not likely to get too critical. Jeff Tremaine directs the rapper Machine Gun Kelly as band drummer Tommy Lee and Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton of “Game of Thrones”) as Mick Mars. David Constabile of “Billions” plays their manager Doc McGhee.

The sci-fi series “The OA” (Netflix, streaming) returns for its second season nearly three years after its first premiered. Now, it’s not only in a new city, but a new dimension. Brit Marling still stars in the series she co-created with Zal Batmanglij, starring as a young woman who appears in her small Michigan town after years of being missing. This time, she’s in San Francisco and in a new dimension looking into the disappearance of another teen.

Your best bet may be the recent Oscar-contending “Cold War” (Amazon Prime, streaming) makes its debut online. Polish director Pawel Pawilikowski’s lush, black and white romance about a traveling musician (Thomasz Kot) meets a singer (Joanna Kulig).

The iconic Swedish soprano is profiled in “Birgit Nilsson: A League of Her Own” tonight on “Great Performances” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings), with appearances from Placido Domingo, Marilyn Horne and other opera stars.

Lauralee Bell plays a single mom who makes the wrong choice while renting out her college daughter’s room in the thriller “Nightmare Tenant” (Lifetime Movie Network, 8 p.m.). Heather Hopkins and Virginia Tucker also star.

The imported “Crime Diaries: The Candidate” (Neflix, streaming) is a new series based on the death of Luis Donaldo Colosio, a candidate for the Mexican presidency. Jorge A. Jiménez stars.

“Selling Sunset” (Netflix, streaming) is new series about a luxury real estate team in L.A. run by a pair of twins and featuring a squadron of catty realtors.

Maggie Smith, Joan Plowright, Judi Dench and Eileen Atkins talk about their lives with each other on “Tea with the Dames” (Hulu, streaming).

A new chapter in the music documentary series “Remastered” (Netflix, streaming) deals with the the bombing of a popular Northern Ireland showband in 1975 that killed five, including three members of the Miami Showband.

In the imported Spanish film “Mirage” (Netflix, streaming) a family is haunted by the death of a young son, who keeps returning through the TV set in a time-space continuum glitch that also threatens their daughter.

In the new series “Delhi Crime” (Netflix, streaming) is based on the infamous gang rape case in India.

A third season starts for the Canadian crime drama “Cardinal” (Hulu, streaming), starring Billy Campbell and Karine Vanasse, based on the novels of Giles Blunt.

Jane seeks help from an old enemy on “Blindspot” (NBC, 8 p.m.), which is pretty much also the plot tonight on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (CW, 9 p.m.).

Larry Charles, Irshad Manji, Kristen Soltis Anderson, Evelyn Farkas and Rep. Eric Swalwell are on a new “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

A mysterious stranger arrives on “Dynasty” (CW, 8 p.m.).

Jessica starts her college classes on “Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

On “Speechless” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.), JJ’s girlfriend rejects his invitation to prom.

Margaret tries to date a hotter guy on “The Cool Kids” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.).

“Sydney to the Max” (Disney, 8:30 p.m.) organizes a school protest.

Mike’s mother-in-law begins a relationship with his pal, played by Hector Elizondo, on a new “Last Man Standing” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

An elaborate cat house with mazes is built on “Animal Cribs” (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.).

A girl convicted of matricide is the case tonight on “Proven Innocent” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

Kim throws her 40th birthday party on “Don’t Be Tardy…” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

Even “Gold Rush” (Discovery, 9 p.m.) has a reunion episode.

Cooper appeals to the White House on behalf of Red on “The Blacklist” (NBC, 9 p.m.).

Scientists “Hunt for the Giant Squid” (Nat Geo Wild, 10 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies has three films of wartime intrigue tonight with “Morituri” (8 p.m.), “Night Train to Munich” (10:15 p.m.) and “I Was an American Spy” (12:15 a.m.). They are followed by a couple of alien tales, Tobe Hooper’s “Lifeforce” (2 a.m.) and “Queen of Blood” (4 a.m.).

During the day TCM has stories of women who went West, with “Montana Moon” (6 a.m.), “Many Rivers to Cross” (7:45 a.m.), “Fort Dobbs” (9:30 a.m.), “Renegade Ranger” (11:15 a.m.), “Oklahoma Outlaws” (12:30 p.m.), “Gentle Annie” (1 p.m.), “A Big Hand for the Little Lady” (2:30 p.m.), “The First Traveling Saleslady” (4:15 p.m.) and “Westward the Women” (6 p.m.).

Another packed day of March Madness with Iowa vs. Cincinnati (CBS, 12:15 p.m.), Oklahoma vs. Ole Miss (truth, 12:40 p.m.), Northern Kentucky vs. Texas Tech (TNT, 1:30 p.m.), UC Irvine vs. Kansas State (TBS, 2 p.m.), Colgate vs. Tennessee (CBS, 2:45 p.m.), Gardner-Webb vs. Virginia (truth 3:10 p.m.), Arizona vs. Buffalo (TNT, 4 p.m.), Oregon vs. Wisconsin (TBS, 4:30 p.m.), Washington vs. Utah State (TNT, 6:50 p.m.), North Dakota State vs. Duke (CBS, 7:10 p.m.), Georgia State vs. Houston (TBS, 7:20 p.m.), Liberty vs. Mississippi State (truTV, 7:27 p.m.), Iona vs. North Carolina (TNT, 9:20 p.m.), UCF vs. VCU (CBS, 9:40 p.m.), Ohio State vs. Iowa State (TBS, 9:50 p.m.) and Saint Louis vs. Virginia Tech (truTV, 9:57 p.m.).

The women’s tournament begins with Louisville vs. Robert Morris (ESPN2, noon), Belmont vs. South Carolina (ESPN2, 1:45 p.m.), Mercer vs. Iowa (ESPN2, 2 p.m.), Wright State vs. Texas A&M (ESPN2, 4 p.m.), Buffalo vs. Rutgers (ESPN2, 4:30 p.m.), Connecticut vs. Towson (ESPN2, 6:30 p.m.), UCF vs. Arizona State (ESPN2, 7 p.m.) and Southern vs. Mississippi State (ESPN2, 9 p.m.).

In the men’s NIT it’s Memphis at Creighton (ESPNU, 8:30 p.m.)

Hockey has Minnesota at Washington (NHL, 7 p.m.) and San Jose at Anaheim (NHL, 10 p.m.).

NBA has Oklahoma City at Toronto (NBA, 7:30 p.m.).

Spring baseball has St. Louis vs. Mets (MLB, 1 p.m.), Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay (MLB, 4 p.m.) and Detroit vs. Atlanta (MLB, 8 p.m.).

Soccer has Angola vs. Botswana (beIN Sports, 1 p.m.), Czech Republic vs. England (ESPNews, 3:30 p.m.) and Venezuela vs. Argentina (beIN Sports, 4 p.m.).

In men’s hockey, it’s the Frozen Face-off with Colorado College vs. St. Cloud (CBS Sports, 5 p.m.) and Denver vs. Minnesota Duluth (CBS Sports, 8:30 p.m.).

College wrestling has its NCAA quarterfinals (ESPNU, 11 a.m.) and semifinals (ESPN, 8 p.m.).

And there are NCAA championships in women’s college swimming and diving (ESPNU, 6 p.m.)

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Garth Brooks, Keegan-Michael Key, Christina Hendricks, Backstreet Boys. The View: Pete Buttigieg. Ellen DeGeneres: Ben Stiller, Offset, Travis Scott, Jake & Alice Taper. Wendy Williams: Brian White.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Gayle King, Pamela Adlon, Mumford & Sons (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Matt LeBlanc, Winston Duke, Tomberlin (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Norman Reedus, Ilana Glazer, Mikaela Shiffrin, James Veitch. Seth Meyers: Sen. Bernie Sanders, J.K. Simmons, Jon Epcar (rerun). James Corden: Cobie Smulders, Sebastian Stan, Joel Kim Booster (rerun). Carson Daly: Stephen Merchant, Nikki Lane, India Eisley (rerun).

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