For tonight’s TV options, audiences can revisit a timeless classic while getting a double dose of iconic, secret agents kicking some alien butt. In addition, a new stand-up special from Netflix is in store.
PICK OF THE DAY:
“The Shawshank Redemption” (AMC) at 8:00 PM ET
Today’s pick is “The Shawshank Redemption,” a classic celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. In this prison drama, Tim Robbins plays Andy Dufresne, a banker found guilty for a crime he didn’t commit. Once he’s sent to jail, he befriends Red (Morgan Freeman), a long-term inmate who helps him deal with prison life. While this film commercially under-performed, its reputation has only grown. The film earned seven Oscar nominations and became the highest rated film on IMDb.
“Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It?” on Netflix
Actress and writer Whitney Cummings returns to her stand-up roots, and her hometown of Washington, D.C., with her first Netflix special. According to IMDb, “Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It?” will have Cummings riffing on modern technology, feminism, and more. While Cummings may not be a household name, she’s still been a consistent presence within comedy, starring in her own eponymous sitcom and co-creating “2 Broke Girls” as well. Anyone who’s familiar with her work may be interested in comedy special.
MOVIES ON TV:
Reactions to “Men in Black: International” have been divided to say the least. However, fans of the “Men in Black” series can enjoy a double feature on CMT tonight. Airing at 7:00 PM ET is “Men in Black,” the film that started it all. Both Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) and the newly recruited Agent J (Will Smith) find themselves up against an alien that invades the body of a farmer (Vincent D’Onofrio) and looks to take over the galaxy.
Then at 9:15 PM ET, “Men in Black II” airs. In this sequel, Agent J works solo after Agent K has his own memory of being a MIB agent erased. But once a new alien threat arrives, J must team up with K again while helping him get his memory back.
Some other film watching options:
- “Galaxy Quest” (BBC) at 8:00 PM EDT
- “The Odd Couple II” (Cinemax) at 8:00 PM EDT
- “Fifty Shades of Grey” (E!) at 8:00 PM EDT
- “There Will Be Blood” (FLIXe) at 8:00 PM EDT
- “The A-Team” (HBO) at 8:00 PM EDT
- “The Matrix” (Sundance) at 8:00 PM EDT
- “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (TCM) at 8:00 PM EDT
- “Matilda” (Freeform) at 9:01 PM EDT
- “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” (FXM) at 9:15 PM EDT
- “Knocked Up” (IFC) at 10:00 PM EDT
NEW TV EPISODES:
In case none of those programs are of interest, be sure to check out new episodes of these shows:
- “Love Island” (CBS) at 8:00 PM EDT
- “The Bachelorette” (ABC) at 8:00 PM EDT
- “America’s Got Talent” (NBC) at 8:00 PM EDT
- “Pandora” (The CW) at 8:00 PM EDT
- “Live PD” (A&E) at 8:00 PM EDT
- “Chopped Junior” (Food Network) at 8:00 PM EDT
- “Good Trouble” (Freeform) at 8:00 PM EDT
- “Dance Moms” (Lifetime) at 8:00 PM EDT & 9:00 PM EDT
- “Ex on the Beach” (MTV) at 8:00 PM EDT
- “OutDaughtered” (TLC) at 8:00 PM EDT & 9:00 PM EDT
- “The 100” (The CW) at 9:00 PM EDT
- “Tales” (BET) at 9:00 PM EDT
- “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (Bravo) at 9:00 PM EDT
- “Chopped” (Food Network) at 9:00 PM EDT
- “Good Bones” (HGTV) at 9:00 PM EDT
- “America Pickers” (History) at 9:00 PM EDT
- “Web of Lies” (ID) at 9:00 PM EDT
- “Animal Kingdom” (TNT) at 9:00 PM EDT
What do you plan on watching tonight? Please share your thoughts in the comments section!
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