What’s on TV? – Wednesday (5/22/19) – A Night to Celebrate Norman Lear

Heading into Summer is a great time to catch up on streaming, movies on TV or network specials airing in place of their regular series. This week, ABC is offering the latter now that most of their shows have wrapped for the season. Fans of two classic television comedies are in for a treat with the pick of the week.

Pick of the Week:

“Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norma Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons'” at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC

There’s no denying Norman Lear’s impact on the entertainment industry. Whether you’ve seen his classic shows or not, this special certainly sounds like it’s worth checking out as a celebration of the industry titan. Jimmy Kimmel hosts the live event, which will include performances of classic shows. The special includes an all-star cast the likes of Marisa Tomei, Will Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Ellie Kemper, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington and many more.

Movies on TV:

Paul Newman and George Kennedy duke it out in “Cool Hand Luke”

There’s no shortage of movies available to watch on TV tonight. The movie pick of the week goes to Stuart Rosenberg’s “Cool Hand Luke,” airing on TCM at 8:00 p.m. ET. The prison drama stars Paul Newman and was nominated for four Academy Awards (including Best Actor for Newman). It’s only win on the night was for Best Supporting Actor, George Kennedy. 

Other movies on tonight:

  • “Red Sparrow” (Cinemax) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” (BBC) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Creed” (Spike) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Full Metal Jacket” (Showtime) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Heat” (FXX) at 9:00 p.m. ET

Don’t forget to leave us your review in the comments if you catch one of these movies tonight.

New Episodes:

If you are still looking for new episodes of something to watching tonight, below is what is also airing:

  • “The Amazing Race” (CBS) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Chicago Med” (NBC) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown” at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “My Last Days” (CW) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Wahlburgers” (A&E) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Northwest Law: Uncuffed” (Animal) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Southern Charm” (Bravo) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Samurai Jack” (Cartoon) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Expedition Unknown: Unearthed” (Discovery) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” (Freeform) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Forged in Fire: Cutting Deeper” (History) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “My 600-lb Life” (Bravo) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Amazing Race” (CBS) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Chicago Fire” (NBC) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Nova” (PBS) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Jane the Virgin” (CW) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Real Housewives of New York City” (Bravo) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Salvage Dogs” (DIY) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Expedition Unknown” (Discovery) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Guy’s Grocery Games” (Food) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Property Brothers” (HGTV) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Forged in Fire” (History) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “See No Evil” (ID) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Challenge” (MTV) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Drugs, INC.: The Fix” (National Geographic) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Impossible Engineering” (Sci) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “In Search of Monsters” (Travel) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “All About ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons'” (ABC) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “SEAL Team” (CBS) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Whiskey Cavalier” (ABC) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Chicago P.D.” (NBC) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World” (PBS) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Employables” (A&E) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Best Room Wins” (Bravo) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Mummies Unwrapped” (Discovery) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “What We Do in the Shadows” (FX) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “House Hunters” (HGTV) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Butcher” (History) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Homicide City” (ID) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Brockmire” (IFC) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Drugs, Inc.: The Fix” (National Geographic) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Skyscrapers: Engineering the Future” (Sci) at 10:00 p.m.
  • “Happy!” (Syfy) at 10:00 p.m.
  • “Dr. Pimple Popper” (TLC) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Paranormal Caught on Camera” (Travel) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Full Frontal with Sam Bee” (TBS) at 10:30 p.m. ET

Celebrating classic TV or catching up with your new favorite tonight? Let us know what you’re watching in the comments below!