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What’s On TV? – Sunday (05/17/2020) – Network Finales Dominate Sunday Lineup

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Many of the major networks have finales planned for tonight, with Fox wrapping up this season’s batch of animated comedies, CW drawing its two main female-led tentpoles to a close, and season nine of “Call the Midwife” ending on PBS. But there are also plenty of late spring premieres, to keep us all going with new content through the summer!


“Batwoman” and “Supergirl” (CW) at 8:00 PM EDT

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“Batwoman” and “Supergirl” have their finales airing back-to-back tonight, creating a double feature perfect for DC fans. While “Batwoman” faces off against a would-be threat who has discovered her suit’s one weakness (it rhymes with “bliptonite” and isn’t exactly a stranger in the DC universe), “Supergirl” features the rise of a new potential vigilante. Both finales are the result of seasons cut short due to the pandemic, but will nonetheless feature the sort of cliffhanger that off-season discourse thrives on.


“Snowpiercer” (TNT) at 9:00 PM EDT

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It’s fair to say that since “Parasite” got the surprise win for Best Picture at the Academy Awards in February, Bong Joon-Ho’s star in Hollywood has never been higher. Which means that there has been a mad scramble to adapt his work, with a “Parasite” HBO series in the series and this new version of “Snowpiercer” on TNT. Set in a dystopian future on a train whose compartments reflect different social classes, a former cop (Daveed Diggs) in the caboose is tapped to investigate a particularly grisly murder.


“The Last Dance” (ESPN) at 10:00 PM EDT

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In a world temporarily without sports, “The Last Dance” on ESPN has served as a lifeline for those fans devastated by the cancellation of the 2020 NBA season. The ten-part documentary series has provided a window into the unbelievable winning streak of the Chicago Bulls during the 1990s, specifically looking at their final championship season. It’s a great piece of sports history detailing the end of an era.


“Moonstruck” (TCM) at 9:45 PM EDT

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“Moonstruck” is the movie that proved wrong all those people who didn’t believe in Cher as a leading lady. She has a quirky sort of charisma and is perfectly cast alongside Nicolas Cage as the hot-headed younger brother of her fiance. Together, they make an unlikely duo, bringing explosive chemistry to this unconventional yet utterly delightful romance. We can’t be mad at the movie that won Cher her Oscar!


Still looking for something to watch tonight? Check out more of the Sunday lineup below!

  • “Hightown” (Starz) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “Private Lives of the Monarchs: Napoleon Bonaparte” (Smithsonian) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “American Idol” (ABC) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “The Simpsons” (Fox) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “Call the Midwife” (PBS) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “VICE” (Showtime) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “Duncanville” (Fox) at 8:30 PM EDT
  • “Billions” (Showtime) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “An American Aristocrat’s Guide to Great Estates” (Smithsonian) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “Vida” (Starz) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “World on Fire” (PBS) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “Killing Eve” (AMC) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “I Know This Much Is True” (HBO) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “Family Guy” (Fox) at 9:30 PM EDT
  • “The Wall” (NBC) at 10:00 PM EDT
  • “Baptiste” (PBS) at 10:00 PM EDT
  • “Insecure” (HBO) at 10:00 PM EDT
  • “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” (Showtime) at 10:00 PM EDT
  • “Run” (HBO) at 10:30 PM EDT
  • “Harley Quinn” (Syfy) at 11:00 PM EDT
  • “Last Week Tonight” (HBO) at 11:00 PM EDT

What are you watching tonight? Let us know in the comments below!

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