What’s On TV? – Wednesday (8/21/19) – Get to Work With ‘American Factory’

It’s time to take another trip to the Netflix well of documentaries. This week, they are releasing an interesting and topical entry which had its debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Read on for more.

Pick of the Day:
“American Factory” (Netflix)

The new Netflix documentary “American Factory” takes a look at an Ohio factory which is purchased and opened by a Chinese billionaire. The factory employs thousands of workers who must adapt and face the changing environment of their workplace. The premise sounds intriguing and timely, and Netflix continues to make fascinating choices with the documentaries they distribute. Keep “American Factory” on your radar.

Movies on TV:
“Blockers” (MOMAX) at 7:15 PM ET

The best comedy of 2018 (sorry, “Game Night” fans) airs tonight. “Blockers,” directed by Kay Cannon, is a hilarious addition to the Prom Night subset of teen sex comedies. A group of friends aim to lose their virginities on prom night and their parents (played by Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz) must race against the clock to thwart their plans. The movie operates in familiar territory but the raunchy humor hits more than it misses and the screenplay gives the characters more agency than other comedies of similar ilk. If you missed “Blockers” in theaters last year, now is your chance to see it.

Other Movies on TV:

  • “Platoon” (WGNA) at 7:00 p.m. ET
  • “8 Mile” (STZEN) at 7:00 p.m. ET
  • “Home Alone” (BBC) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Girlfight” (TMC) at 8:00 p.m. ET

New Episodes on TV:

If you are still looking for something to watch, below are new episodes airing tonight:

  • “Big Brother” (CBS) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “America’s Got Talent” (NBC) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Masterchef” (Fox) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Bulletproof” (CW) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Ghost Hunters” (A&E) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Expedition Unknown: Unearthed” (Discovery) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Forged in Fire: Cutting Deeper” (History) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Married at First Sight” (Lifetime) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Catfish: The TV Show” (MTV) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Mountain Monsters: Uncaged” (Travel) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  •  “Basketball Wives” (VH1) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Songland” (NBC) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “BH90210” (FOX) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Hypnotize Me” (CW) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “North Woods Law: Protect and Preserve” (Animal) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “America Says” (GSN) 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
  • “The Wonderland Murders” (ID) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Drugs, INC.: The Fix” (National Geographic) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Queen Sugar” (OWN) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Mountain Monsters” (Travel) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Suits” (USA) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Black Ink Crew” (VH1) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Hollywood Game Night” (NBC) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Psychic Kids” (A&E) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Contact” (Discovery) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Snowfall” (FX) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “House Hunters” (HGTV) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Sherman’s Showcase” (IFC) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Marrying Millions” (Lifetime) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “David Makes Man” (OWN) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Yellowstone” (Paramount) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Monster Ships” (Sci) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Younger” (TVLAND) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Pearson” (USA) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Black Ink Crew Compton” (VH1) at 10:00 p.m. ET

What will you tune into tonight? Share your thoughts in the comments section!