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What’s On TV? – Monday (03/23/2020) – A&E Takes Us Into the World of ‘Made Men’ in ‘Gotti: Godfather and Son’


What better way to get through social distancing during the quarantine than by curling up on the couch for a good watch? Whether you’re looking for something light-hearted, family-friendly (“Ice Age,” “Garfield: The Movie,” “Night at the Museum”) or you want to get in your feelings tonight with a good drama (“Saving Private Ryan,” “My Brilliant Friend: The Story of a New Name”), tonight’s got you covered. If you’re more in the mood to broaden your mind and learn something new (“Gotti: Godfather and Son,” “Cosmos: Possible Worlds,” “How the Universe Works”) or just see some of the best talent America has to offer (“American Idol” “The Voice”), there’s lots of that too.

Pick of the Day:

“Gotti: Godfather & Son” (A&E) at 8:00 p.m. ET

Want to see what it takes to make a “made man?” Tune into A&E tonight to go behind the scenes and into the life of “Gotti: Godfather and Son.” This Biography documentary serves as the complete and definitive father and son story of two men raised in the mob who become the reigning king and heir apparent. This four-hour, two-night docuseries tells the story of the legendary Gambino crime family through the intimate and complicated relationship between John Gotti, Sr. and his son, John Gotti, Jr. who rose up through the ranks and replaced his father when the “Dapper Don” was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 1992. This series is a first-hand account including never-before-seen footage from a 90-min visit between a dying Gotti, Sr. and his son at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, MO. This one is bound to a fascinating watch.

Movies on TV:

“Shaft” (HBO) 7:00 PM ET

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A cybersecurity hotshot working for the FBI enlists the help of his streetwise father to search for answers to his best friend’s death. Three generations of “Shaft” are represented in this pseudo-sequel leading to a clash of styles and identity in this action-comedy. Starring the legendary Richard Roundtree, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jessie J. Usher as the three Shafts, along with Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp and Method Man, this film is unapologetically fun.

“Saving Private Ryan” (Sundance) 8:00 p.m. ET

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Got some extra time on your hands during the quarantine? Settle in for three hours and go behind enemy lines with U.S. soldiers during WWII on a mission to find the last Ryan brother left alive after the Normandy landing. Nominated for 11 Oscars in 1998 and winning 5, including Best Director for Steven Spielberg, “Saving Private Ryan” is a war drama that will give you all the feels and keep you on the edge of your seat. Starring an all-star cast including Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Matt Damon, Ted Danson, Paul Giamatti, Dennis Farina, and Jeremy Davis, this is hands down on the greatest war movies of all time.

“Knocked Up” (TruTV) 9:30 PM ET

Need a palate cleanser after all the death and destruction of the last film? Join Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl in this hilarious romp when a one-night stand goes wrong for fun-loving party animal Ben Stone. Written and directed by Judd Apatow and also starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jason Segel and Jonah Hill this comedy is filled with clever writing and comedic heavyweights. “Knocked Up” makes for an entertaining, simple story to get you through tonight.

Other movies on TV tonight:

  • “Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor” (BET) at 6:00 p.m. ET
  • “Transformers: Age of Extinction” (FX) at 6:30 p.m.
  • “Ice Age” (Freeform) at 7:00 p.m. ET
  • “Garfield: The Movie” (Encore) at 7:37 p.m. ET
  • “Gotti: Godfather & Son” (A&E) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Barbershop” (Flix) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Perfect Catch” (Hallmark) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Destination Tokyo” (TCM) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Demolition Man” (TMC) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Accountant” (TNT) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Star Trek Beyond” (SYFY) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” (Starz) at 8:05 p.m. ET
  • “The Meg” (Cinemax) at 8:50 p.m. ET
  • “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” (BET) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Night at the Museum” (Encore) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Ice Age: Continental Drift” (Freeform) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins” (Starz) at 9:42 p.m. ET
  • “Guess Who” (Flix) at 9:45 p.m. ET
  • “All For Love” (Hallmark) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Rambo 4” (TMC) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Torpedo Run” (TCM) at 10:30 p.m. ET
  • “Looper” (SYFY) at 10:34 p.m. ET

Catch up with these new episodes also airing:

  • “American Idol” (ABC) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Supernatural” (CW) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Street Outlaws: Memphis” (Discovery) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “9-1-1” (Fox) at 8:00 p.m ET
  • “Home Town” (HGTV) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Voice” (NBC) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Cosmos: Possible Worlds” (NGC) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Antiques Roadshow” (PBS) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “How the Universe Works” (Science) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Beyond the Unknown” (Travel) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “WWE Monday Night Raw” (USA) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” (VH1) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Better Call Saul” (AMC) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Below Deck Sailing Yacht” (Bravo) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Roswell, New Mexico” (CW) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Plot Against America” (HBO) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Home Town” (HGTV) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “American Pickers” (History) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Betrayed” (ID) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Cosmos: Possible Worlds” (NGC) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “How the Universe Works” (Science) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Love and Hip Hop Miami” (VHI) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Prodigal Son” (FOX) at 9:01 p.m. ET
  • “The Good Doctor” (ABC) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “My Brilliant Friend: The Story of a New Name” (HBO) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Torn from the Headlines: New York Post Reports” (ID) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Manifest” (NBC) at 10:01 p.m. ET
  • “Pawn Stars” (History) at 10:03 p.m. ET
  • “Dispatches From Elsewhere” (AMC) at 10:10 p.m. ET
  • “Briarpatch” (USA) at 11:00 p.m. ET

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