Get ready for some season finales and season premieres! Leading the charge will be “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” which closes out its All-Star season tonight in an hour and a half long special. Kelsey Grammer and Russell Hornsby return to television in “Proven Innocent” on Fox. The 2000s Disney hit, “Kim Possible” returns as well, with a made-for-TV movie. Speaking of movies, get ready for musicals with “La La Land” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” both airing tonight.
Pick of the Day
“RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars” on VH1 at 8 PM
With the season finale tonight, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” brings another excellent All-Star season to a close. The four finale contestants will battle it out for All-Star supremacy in the special hour and a half long special. Right now the odds on favorite to win it all is Trinity the Tuck, but watch for Monet X Change to push hard for the win. As always, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” will throw in some surprises, but there’s a reason this show continues to win Emmys. It is easily the best reality competition show on television for the past five years or so.
“Proven Innocent” (Fox at 9 PM)
A new legal drama headed to Fox should draw a lot of attention for its flashy cast and strong concept. Years after being sent to prison for a crime she did not commit, Madeline Scott (Rachelle Lefevre) has become a lawyer for the falsely accused. As she dives headfirst into a case against the D.A. (Kelsey Grammer) who put her in prison. The series went through some big changes, including subbing in Grammer for Brian D’Arcy James from the original pilot.
While the first trailer looked a bit sappy, the new trailers give a far more tension driven tone to the series. The show also looks to be a standout for Russell Hornsby from “The Hate U Give” last year. Hornsby has more than earned his stripes as a dramatic performer and looks to be bringing his all to the role here. This could become a surprise hit on Fox, and with Hornsby and Grammar, could potentially make an Emmy push.
“Kim Possible” (Disney 8 PM)
For most millennials, “Kim Possible” was one of the defining cartoons of their young adulthood. Kim was a super cool super spy, her friend Ron Stoppable was every nerdy kid in high school, and somehow the show made Rufus, a naked mole rat, a Disney Channel icon. Now the series returns in live-action, with a movie to celebrate its return. While this iteration of the franchise is not necessarily a “return” so to speak, it’s also not exactly an original concept. The idea of bringing the show back might be questionable in this format, the idea of a Kim Possible movie actually makes a ton of sense.
Movies on TV
Leading the way on the movie front, “La La Land” makes its premiere on E! at 8 PM. The Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling musical continues to be one of the most beloved movies of the decade. Damien Chazelle took home Best Director for the film, and obviously, the end of the night was an all-timer. “La La Land” really succeeds as an artistic achievement across the board. There’s a reason the movie earned 14 nominations when from the Academy. In fact, many of the people involved with the film, including Emma Stone and Mary Zophres are both up for Oscars this year. Check out the prized musical tonight.
If your musical tastes skew a bit more Blues and Southern, do not fret. “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” airs tonight on CMT at 8 PM as well. The Coen Brothers comedy, based on Homer’s The Odyssey, continues to grow fans every year. “O Brother” earned itself a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year, and won the whole thing. The Coens also give George Clooney, Tim Blake Nelson and John Turturo excellent roles to dive into. While it may not be everyone’s favorite Coen Brother film, it is undeniably fun to revisit.
Finally, if you’re not first, you’re last! Check out “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” on Bravo at 8:20 PM. The Will Ferrell comedy has a surprisingly deep cast, including Amy Adams, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Gary Cole. The standouts of the film remain John C. Reilly and Sacha Baron Cohen, who put everything they can into their characters. While the film has not aged as well as it could have, (the LBGT reactions are particularly overdone), there are still plenty of hilarious jokes to pull from. Even as someone who doesn’t like racing, this one remains one of my go-tos to cheer me up.
Not interested in any of the new premieres, finales or streaming options? Check out these new episodes below:
- “Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC) at 8 PM
- “Speechless” (ABC) at 8:30 PM
- “20/20” (ABC) at 9 p.m. ET
- “MacGyver” (CBS) at 8 PM
- “Hawaii Five-0″ (CBS) at 9 PM
- “Blue Bloods” (CBS) at 10 p.m. ET
- “Blindspot” (CBS) at 8 p.m. ET
- “The Blacklist” (CBS) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Last Man Standing” (Fox) at 8 PM
- “Proven Innocent” (Fox) at 9 PM
- “Dynasty” (CW) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (CW) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Live PD: Rewind” (A&E) at 8 PM
- “Live PD” (A&E) at 9 PM
- “Tanked: Skimmed” (Animal Planet) at 8 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. ET
- “Hanging with the Hendersons” (Animal Planet) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Tanked: Supersized” (Animal Planet) at 10 p.m. ET
- “Strike Back” (Cinemax) at 10 PM
- “Gold Rush: Pay Dirt” (Discovery) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Gold Rush” (Discovery) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Kim Possible” (Disney) at 8 PM
- “Fast Layne” (Disney Channel) at 9:30 PM
- “Texas Flip N Move” (DIY) at 9 PM
- “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” (Food Network) at 9 p.m. ET
- “America Says” (GSN) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO) at 10 PM
- “My Lottery Dream Home” (HGTV) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Dead Before Sunrise” (ID) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Secrets of the Morgue” (ID) at 10 PM ET
- “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ’n Out” (MTV) at 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m. ET
- “Hard Time: Locked Up” (National Geographic) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Dateline: Secrets Uncovered” (Oxygen) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Mysteries of the Abandoned” (Science) at 9 PM & 10 PM
- “Praise” (TBN) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Ghost Adventures” (Travel Channel) at 9 p.m. ET
- “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars” (VH1) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Love After Lockup” (WE) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Extreme Love” (WE) at 10 p.m. ET