What’s On TV? – Thursday (5/23/19) – ‘Project Runway,’ New ‘Untold Story,’ and More

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From chic reality shows to hard-hitting documentary series, celebrity-packed charity specials to an homage for a beloved actress, there is a slew of intriguing stories on TV tonight. In particular, we are highlighting Bravo’s “Project Runway,” which is currently enjoying its 17th season. Perhaps change is key to longevity for the Bravo mainstay. The show that introduced countless viewers to the basics of garment-making, and to the endearing – and enduring – personalities of Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum, but has made several changes this year.

Pick of the Day

“Project Runway (BRAVO)” at 9pm ET

The new season has made some adjustments. Supermodel Karlie Kloss has replaced Klum, and series alum Christian Siriano has usurped Gunn’s role as mentor to the adrenalin-fueled contestants. Bravo has made some alterations for the judges’ panel as well. Nina Garcia remains on hand, but viewers were introduced to newcomers Elaine Welteroth of Teen Vogue and fashion designer Brandon Maxwell. In this episode, the designers will be designing dream outfits for local civic workers. Tune in at 9pm ET.

What’s New?

“Christina on the Coast (HGTV)” at 9pm ET

Many viewers will recognize Christina Anstead from her hosting gig on HGTV’s “Flip or Flop.” Her new show, however, is an opportunity for Anstead to show off her skills as a designer. In the pilot episode, Anstead is renovating her friend Cassie’s home in Anaheim, California. She will be focusing on the dining space and the kitchen. Watch Anstead work her magic at 9pm on HGTV.

TV Movie / Special

“One Red Nose Day and a Wedding” (2019)

“Red Nose Day (NBC)” at 8pm ET

Tune in as some of Hollywood’s biggest stars don bright, shiny round noses, the kind one might associate with Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer or a circus clown, and perform to benefit children in need. The cast of charitable stars include the likes of Kate McKinnon, Julianne Hough, Rob Gronkowski, Milo Ventimiglia, Kelly Clarkson, and more. Tonight will be the fifth annual installment of this powerful and entertaining event.

Viewers will be treated to a rendition of the classic Hall & Oates song “You Make My Dreams,” and a performance by coaches on NBC’s “The Voice.” Fans of sketch comedy will delight in watching Kate McKinnon of “Saturday Night Live” and Lilly Singh of “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” show off their comedic chops. The event will also feature a short film called “Red Nose Day and a Wedding.” “Red Nose Day” aims to increase awareness of and raise funds to help end childhood poverty, both in the U.S. and internationally. Following the event, NBC will also air an exciting new edition of “Hollywood Game Night” at 10pm ET.  

“This is Farrah Fawcett (CBS)” at 8pm ET

Sadly, the beloved, Emmy award-winning actress Farrah Fawcett passed away nearly ten years ago, on June 25, 2009. Fans of the Corpus Christi-born “Charlie’s Angels” actress can tune into an intimate documentary about Fawcett’s battle against cancer. Featuring home video footage of her personal and physical struggle, the documentary aims to shed light on her three-year fight, and the final days before her death. She was 62. Viewers will hear from her close friends including actress Jaclyn Smith, hairstylist Mela Murphy, and her partner at the time, Ryan O’Neal.

“Secret Life of a Gang Girl: The Untold Story (A&E)” at 9pm ET

Reporter Elizabeth Vargas continues her work with the docu-series “The Untold Story.” The latest installment centers on the life of Gakirah Barnes, an alleged female assassin in Chicago, who was fatally shot. Framed by Vargas’ sharp and thought-provoking reportage, the 30-minute episode explores the life of a young girl who allegedly murdered 17 people by the time that she was 17 years old. To find out more about Gakirah’s beguiling story, tune into A&E at 9pm ET.

Movies on TV

The franchise’s first installment in the massively popular series, “Saw” has become a mainstay of film culture, whether some horror-shy viewers like it or not. James Wan’s 2004 film is a psychological horror film characterized by impossible choices. The Jigsaw Killer has taken two men captive in an unrecognizable and nearly escape-proof bathroom, and the eerily animated puppet gives them cryptic, and horrifying instructions. The film is a cult classic for a reason, as it captivates and shocks the viewer in equal measure. Tune in tonight at 8pm ET on TMC. If you dare.

What’s New?

As promised, there are more options to choose from on TV tonight. From sun-soaked reality shows in paradise, to architectural renovations; serial dramas, and more, there is a show for nearly all tastes.

  • “Life in Pieces (CBS)” at 9:30 pm ET
  • “Elementary (CBS)” at 10pm ET
  • “Hollywood Game Night (NBC)” at 10pm ET
  • “Paradise Hotel (FOX)” at 8:00 pm ET
  • “The This Old House Hour (PBS)” at 8pm ET
  • “In the Dark (CW)” at 9pm ET
  • “Un poquito tuyo (TELMUN)” at 8pm ET
  • “Betty en NY (TELMUN)” at 9pm ET
  • “Live Rescue: Rewind (A&E)” at 10pm ET
  • “River Monsters: Legendary Locations (ANIMAL)” at 10pm ET
  • “Top Gear (BBC)” at 9pm ET
  • “Beat Bobby Flay (FOOD)” at 10:00pm ET
  • “Samurai Jack (TOON)” at 8pm ET
  • “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (FREFM)” at 8pm ET
  • “Swamp People (HIST)” at 9pm ET
  • “Murder Chose Me (ID)” at 9pm ET
  • “Little Women: Atlanta (TLC)” at 8pm ET
  • “Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D & Vinny (MTV)” at 8pm ET
  • “How Far is Tattoo Far (MTV)” at 9pm ET
  • “Wife Swap (SPK)” at 9pm ET
  • “Fish or Die (ANIMAL)” at 8pm ET
  • “Mysteries of the Abandoned (SCI)” at 9pm ET
  • “My 600-lb Life (TLC)” at 8pm ET
  • “The Dead Files (TRAVEL)” at 8pm ET
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)” at 9pm ET
  • “Braxton Family Values (WE)” at 9pm ET

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