What’s On TV? – Monday (8/19/19) – Celebrate the Life and Career of a Comedic Legend


This week, get lost in a quirky dramedy or celebrate the lives and careers of some iconic entertainment legends. Or maybe you just want to escape the daily grind of Monday by enjoying a little reality television. Whatever you choose, there’s something on for everyone tonight.

Pick of the Day:

“Lodge 49” on AMC at 10:01 PM ET

David Pasquesi as Blaise St John, Wyatt Russell as Sean “Dud” Dudley, Brent Jennings as Ernie Fontaine – Lodge 49 _ Season 2 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC

Come along on this psychedelic journey into the cryptic quest for the meaning of life. Last week on the premiere episode of Season 2, Dud was recuperating from a shark attack while Ernie dealt with the aftermath of his latest adventure. This week, let’s see what new shenanigans Dud, Ernie and the rest of the lodge crew get themselves into.

Movies on TV:

“The Great Buster: A Celebration” on TCM at 8:00 PM ET

This TCM documentary chronicles the personal and professional life of comedic legend Buster Keaton. From a toddler performing in his family’s vaudeville act to a silent film comedic visionary of the 1920s, Keaton’s life was filled with highs and lows. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich and featuring commentary from some of comedies biggest names (Mel Brooks, Dick Van Dyke and Bill Hader amongst others), this doc gives you a sneak peek into the life, legacy, and influence of one of the biggest stars of classic Hollywood. Make it a silent night and follow it up by watching some of Keaton’s greatest work in “The General” and “Sherlock Jr.”

“Bohemian Rhapsody” on HBO at 6:40 PM ET

In an era of musical biopics, “Bohemian Rhapsody” stood out for many as one of last year’s best. With an Oscar-winning performance by Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, this story of legendary rock band Queen is a fun watch. Get lost in the behind-the-scenes of Freddie’s life and band’s career leading up to their historic Live Aid performance in 1985. Sing along to some of the biggest songs of the 1970s and ’80s and get lost in the theatrics tonight.

Other movies on tonight:

  • “American Sniper” (AMC) at 6:00 p.m. ET
  • “X-Men United 2” (Sundance) at 6:00 p.m. ET
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody” (HBO) at 6:40 p.m. ET
  • “WALL-E” (Freeform) at 7:00 p.m. ET
  • “Gladiator” (BBC) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Madea’s Family Reunion” (Flix) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Passengers” (FX) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Hunger Games” (SYFY) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Great Buster: A Celebration” (TCM) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Money Train” (TMC) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Horrible Bosses” (TNT) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “American Gangster” (BET) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Varsity Blues” (CMT) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Carrie” (Sundance) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Equilizer 2” (Starz) at 9:29 p.m. ET
  • “Blankman” (FLIXe) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “The General” (TCM) at 10:00 p.m. ET

Catch up with these new episodes also airing tonight:

  • “Bachelor in Paradise” (ABC) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (CW) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Live PD: Police Patrol” (A&E) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Beat Shazam” (Fox) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “90 Day Fiancee: The Other Way” (TLC) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” (VH1) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Below Deck Mediterranean” (Bravo) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Our Boys” (HBO) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “American Pickers” (History) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Teen Mom” (MTV) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Girl’s Cruise” (VH1) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Grand Hotel” (ABC) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “House Hunters” (HGTV) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Hills: New Beginnings” (MTV) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “American Dad” (TBS) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Lodge 49” (AMC) at 10:01 p.m. ET

 Drop a line in the comments below to let us know what you’re watching tonight!