Saturday TV: Netflix Announcement Day

Tudum, the second annual celebration of Netflix programming, is planned all day — a kind of fan convention in which new trailers, announcements and interviews with some of the service’s featured stars are featured including information on “The Crown” season five, “Bridgerton” season three, “Queen Charlotte” and the upcoming sci-fi series “Three Body Problem.” 

Emphasizing its international reach, it begins in Koren and moves to India, before the U.S. second begins at 1 p.m. EDT. It will also be available on Netflix’s various YouTube channels and Facebook accounts. 

On its regular schedule “Fullmetal Alchemist: The Final Alchemy” (Netflix, streaming), pictured above, winds up the live action trilogy based on the anime fantasy adventure. 

The new comedy “Finding Happy” (Bounce TV, 8 p.m.) stars B. Simone as an Atlanta woman having a tough year following her birthday. 

College football dominates primetime broadcast TV with Wisconsin at Ohio State (ABC, 7:30 p.m.) and Kansas State at Oklahoma (Fox, 8 p.m.). The days other games are listed below. 

Joanna Gaines shares her career secrets on the premiere episode of “Point of View: A Designer Profile” (Magnolia, 1 p.m.). 

“Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet” (Animal Planet, 8 p.m.) trains some new vets and helps an injured osprey.

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Friday TV: The Legacy of Sidney Poitier

The life and career of Sidney Poitier are explored in Reginald Hudlin’s documentary “Sidney” (Apple TV+, streaming), produced by Oprah Winfrey. Home movies from the Poitier family are augmented by interviews with stars including Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Robert Redford and Spike Lee. 

Alison Janney stars as a woman asked to help another mother’s march for a kidnapped daughter in the new film “Lou” (Netflix, streaming),, also starring Jurnee Smollett. 

Kearstin Piper Brown stars in the opera “Intimate Apparel,” about a seamstress, with a libretto by Lynn Nottage. It’s on “Great Performances” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

New seasons begin for “Shark Tank” (ABC, 8 p.m.) — its 14th — and “20/20” (ABC, 9 p.m.) — its 45th. 

The new film “On the Come Up” (Paramount+, streaming) stars Jamila C. Gray as a teen who becomes a battle rapper, based on Angie Thomas’ young adult novel. Actress Sanaa Lathan makes her director debut. 

From Spain comes the six-part series ‘The Girls at the Back” (Netflix, streaming), about a group of women in their 30s whose annual getaway has a shift when one is diagnosed with cancer. 

From France comes the thriller “Athena” (Netflix, streaming) about three siblings whose youngest brother dies a mysterious death. 

“Big Brother” (CBS, 8 p.m.) has its final three reflect on their journeys before Sunday’s finale. 

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Thursday TV: Another Trip Into the Cave

The dramatic rescue of a boy’s soccer team from a cave in Thailand has already been made into a movie “Thirteen Lives.” Now there’s a six-part true crime documentary series “Thai Cave Rescue” (Netflix, streaming). It’s done with reenactments, but this time in the actual cave. 

All three remaining series in the “Law & Order” franchise have back-to-back-to-back season premieres tonight that also coalesce into their first three-hour crossover. It starts with “Law & Order: Organized Crime” (NBC, 8 p.m.), back for its third season. It’s followed by the long-running ”Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC, 9 p.m.), backs for its 24th season and concludes with the original “Law & Order” (NBC, 10 p.m.), back for its 22nd (it took a break). 

Norman Lear turned 100 in July, but the milestone is celebrated tonight in the special “Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter” (ABC, 9 p.m.) in which the comedy creator is feted by celebrity guests and musical performances.

“The Kardashians” (Hulu, streaming) return for a second season doing whatever it is they do for the streaming network. 

Halle Berry, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Misty Copeland, Laverne Cox, Idina Menzel, Julianne Moore and Katy Perry are all part of “Lifetime Presents: Variety’s Power of Women: Changemakers” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.), honoring women doing good works.

The streetwear competition “The Hype” (HBO Max, streaming) returns for a second season.

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Wednesday TV: ‘Abbott Elementary’ Back

Fresh off its first season Emmy wins, “Abbott Elementary” (ABCm, 9 p.m.) begins its second season amid a night of returning comedies that include the “The Conners” (ABC, 8 p.m.), back for its fifth season;  “The Goldbergs” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.), back for its 10th; and “Home Economics” (ABC, 9:30 p.m.), back for its third.

Network TV premiere week continues with no reruns tonight for the first time in a long time. It includes whole nights of reality competition as well as all manner of Windy City response teams. The 43rd season of “Survivor” (CBS, 8 p.m.) begins with a two hour episode from Fiji; “The Amazing Race” (CBS, 9:55 p.m.) begins its 34th season from a starting line in Munich. 

And the eighth season start for “Chicago Med” (NBC, 8 p.m.) leads to the 11th season premiere of “Chicago Fire” (NBC, 9 p.m.) and the 10th season kickoff for “Chicago P.D.” (NBC, 10 p.m.). 

Diego Luna’s character from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is revived in the latest franchise series “Andor” (Disney+, streaming), set in the early days of the Rebel Alliance. The cast also includes Stellan Skarsgard, Genevieve O’Reilly and Denise Gough. 

Pete Davidson and Kaley Cuoco star in the new romantic comedy “Meet Cute” (Peacock, streaming) about the machinations of a first date. It involves quite a bit of time travel. 

Reba McEntire is set to take over the action for the second season premiere of “Big Sky” (ABC, 10 p.m.), where Jensen Ackles of “Supernatural” has also joined the cast. 

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Tuesday TV: New Hulu Comedy ‘Reboot’

The best new show of the fall — with nearly no publicity — begins tonight on a streaming service. “Reboot” (Hulu, streaming) is a  sharp new comedy from the co-creator of “Modern Family” Steven Levitan with a dream cast that includes Keegan-Michael Key, Judy Greer as stars of a 20-year-old sitcom coming back to do an edgier version of it by an indie talent (Rachel Bloom of “My Ex-Girlfriend”). Trouble is that the old school show originator (Paul Reiser) is also on board. 

The inside-the-industry jokes mix easily with broader humor and a dash of sentiment. It’s a fun new show with a lot of smart commentary on where TV is going. Three episodes are available today; the rest of the eight-episode season will come on subsequent Tuesdays.

People say the FBI is out of control, and that’s certainly true in terms of TV shows, with all three of the Dick Wolf franchises “FBI” (CBS, 8 p.m.), “FBI International” (CBS, 9 p.m.) and “FBI: Most Wanted” (CBS, 10 p.m.) returning on the same night; the first for its fifth season, the second for its second, the third for its fourth. 

There are also season premieres for a couple of network hospital dramas, “The Resident” (Fox, 8 p.m.), back for its sixth season, and “New Amsterdam” (NBC, 10 p.m.), back for its fifth and final season. 

“The Bachelorette” (ABC, 8 p.m.) comes to an end with at least one of the two bachelorettes still around to make a decision. But is it a law that there must be an engagement at the show’s end? It will be excruciating enough by clocking in at three hours.

His fourth stand up comedy special for the streaming service, “Patton Oswalt: We All Scream” (Netflix, streaming), was shot in Denver.

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Capital Radio, 9-19: The Queen & California

On the day that Queen Elizabeth II was buried with considerable fanfare, watched by millions, we consider the monarchy not with commentary or corgis, but song from the Smiths and Primal Scream to The Beatles and Chuck Berry.

Lest we forget the birthdays of David McCallum (89), David Bromberg (77), Bill Medley (82), Daniel Lanois (71), Nile Rodgers (70) and Paul Williams (82) the songwriter whose tunes are represented by Aretha Franklin, R.E.M., David Bowie and Cracker.

Ended with aural memory of a lovely trip up the West Coast last week along California and Oregon coasts from San Francisco to Portland, with tunes from The Replacements, Frank Sinatra, Wilco and Woody Guthrie.

Here’s the link to what I played today on the internet radio show; the setlist follows. 

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Monday TV: Early Morning Queen Funeral

The State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, 4 a.m.) is a big historic event, of interest for the amount of world leaders (and security) who will attend, as long with the usual pageantry and inane TV commentary. Many networks will be live until at least noon. PBS is repeating the whole thing at prime time (and bumping Ken Burns’ second installment of “The U.S. and the Holocaust” to tomorrow). More context on “Queen Elizabeth II: A Royal Life” (National Geographic, 8 p.m.) and “Being the Queen” (National Geographic, 10 p.m.). Elton John not expected to sing.

“Quantum Leap” (NBC, 10 p.m.) was always a series that jumps back in time. So NBC does the same, jumping back to the series from the late 80s and early 90s and placing it in a contemporary setting — though the new team led by Raymond Lee and Ernie Hudson, travels immediately back to 1985.

The new season is in many ways back on network TV so here’s the 20th season premiere of “NCIS” (CBS, 9 pm.), in a crossover episode with its last remaining spinoff, “NCIS: Hawai’i” (CBS, 10 p.m.), for its second season premiere.

A couple of network comedies also return with the fourth season premieres of both  “The Neighborhood” (CBS, 8 p.m.) and “Bob Hearts Abishola” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.).

Longtime fans may be hard pressed to find Season 31 of “Dancing with the Stars” (Disney+, 8 p.m.), as it is being exiled from ABC to a streaming service. Tyra Banks will co-host with a past winner, Alfonso Ribeiro, though the judges table remains the same. Participants this time around include Cheryl Ladd, Jordin Sparks, Selma Blair, Wayne Brady, Teresa Giudice and Vinny Guadagnino, among lesser lights who don’t ring the faintest bell.

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Sunday TV: ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’

Though his projects take years to make, Ken Burns says he’s always confident that they’ll be “echoing in the present” upon their release. So it will be with the three- part “The U.S. and the Holocaust” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings) that begins tonight and continues Tuesday and Wednesday (it was originally going to air Monday and Tuesday, but will be bumped by planned coverage of the Queen’s funeral Monday).

The series, which Burns made with Lynn Novice and Sarah Botstein, takes a hard look at the United States’ shaky response to the Holocaust and its victims and will be “resonating in a very fraught and very fragile present moment,” Burns says. Tonight’s first chapter looks at hardline immigration laws implemented as Hitler began his repression.

A new four-part documentary series, “Model America” (MSNBC, 10 p.m.) looks at race relations in the country through the experiences of Teaneck, N.J. unlikely home for today’s Black Lives Matter movement. 

“60 Minutes” (CBS, 7:30 p.m.) begins its 54th (!) season. And it just keeps ticking. 

Originally made for broadcast, “SEAL Team” (Paramount+, streaming) returns for its 10-episode sixth season on a streaming service. 

The new series “Big Sky Kitchen with Eduardo Garcia” (Magnolia, 2 p.m.) presents his the chef’s recipes from his Latin and Jewish heritage. 

The family competition “Relative Race” (BYUtv, 9 p.m.) returns for tis 10th season.

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Saturday: One of Anne Heche’s Last Films

Anne Heche gives one of her final performances as a mother whose daughter (Larissa Dias) is abducted for human trafficking In the made-for-TV thriller “Girl in Room 13” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.), Elisabeth Rohm directed the film as part of the network’s Stop Violence Against Women campaign. It was Heche’s fourth Lifetime movie after the 2004 “Gracie’s Choice, 2006’s “Fatal Desire” and 2011’s “Girl Fight.” She died last month at 53 following a fiery car crash. 

Richard Engel’s new report, “Remembering Queen Elizabeth II: The Constant Queen” (MSNBC, 10 p.m.), runs opposite another Saturday night repeat of the 2020 series “The Windsors: Inside the Royal Dynasty” (CNN, 9 p.m.). 

In the made-for-TV romance “Wedding of a Lifetime” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.), an engaged couple hope to rekindle their flame by entering a national contest for an all-expenses paid ceremony. Brooke D’Orsay and Jonathan Bennett star.

“Masters of Illusion” (CW, 9 p.m.) has its eighth season finale.

Because crime doesn’t stop, neither do series who report on them. Hence, “48 Hours” (CBS, 10 p.m.) returns for its 35th (!) season. 

Walter Payton is this week’s subject on “NFL Icons” (Epix, 10 p.m.). 

“Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet” (Animal Planet, 8 p.m.) saves a daredevil dog. 

This week’s finale of “America’s Got Talent” (NBC, 8 p.m.) gets a replay. 

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Friday TV: ‘Black Lucy and the Bard’

“Great Performances” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) presents a new production from the Nashville Ballet based on “Lucy Negro, Redux,” the poetry book by Caroline Randall Williams, who narrates the story of William Shakespeare and a possible muse. Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi provide the new score for “Black Lucy and the Bard.” 

Sad that the season ended for “What We Do in the Shadows”? Time for you to watch the equally nutty “Los Espookys” (HBO, 11 p.m.) back for its second season, with Julio Torres, Bernardo Velasco, Ana Fabrega and Fred Armisen. 

Contributions of Black women to the arts is celebrated on “Beyond the Canvas” (PBS, 10:30 p.m., check local listings). 

Give the rebooted “Dynasty” (CW, 9 p.m.) some credit — it lasted five seasons (the original lasted nine in the 1980s). At any rate, it comes to an end with a series finale tonight.

Vince Gill is feted by fellow performers on “CMT Giants” (CMT, 9 p.m.). 

“Dateline” (NBC, 9 p.m.) starts its 31st season — extending its run as the network’s longest running series. 

Maya Hawke and Camila Mendes play a couple of teenage girls who decide to go after the others bully, in “Do Revenge” (Netflix, streaming), a kind of remake of Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train” from “Thor: Love and Thunder” cowriter Kaytin Robinson. 

Isabel Castro’s documentary “Mija” (Disney+, streaming) follows look at the struggle of two daughters of Mexican immigrants trying to become successes in the music industry.

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