HBO airs a documentary about a father and daughter. And the fashion competition show is back for its 20th season.
By Shivani Gonzalez
Between network, cable and streaming, the modern television landscape is a vast one. Here are some of the shows, specials and movies coming to TV this week, June 12-18. Details and times are subject to change.
MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES (2016) 7 p.m. on E!. If you’re looking for something goofy with a hint of escapism and a whisper of romance to start the week, this could be the movie for you. The story follows Mike and Dave (Adam Devine and Zac Efron), brothers who have been known to ruin family events with their antics. With the wedding of their sister, Jeanie (Sugar Lyn Beard), coming up, their parents tell them that they have to show up with dates. The brothers end up finding Tatiana and Alice (Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick), who are trying to scam their way to a free vacation. Chaos ensues.
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY: REUNION 8 p.m. on Bravo. The ladies in New Jersey seem to have a lot to discuss this season, because the usual sit-down reunion with the Bravo producer and host Andy Cohen has been divided into three parts, with this being the final installment. Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga and Dolores Catania are just a few of the housewives who will be there, exposing texts and airing dirty laundry.
HOW DO YOU MEASURE A YEAR? 9 p.m. on HBO. If you were watching the musical “Rent,” that question would be answered, “In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee,” but for the filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt, he is asking the question perhaps more literally. Over the course of 17 years, Rosenblatt captured moments with his daughter, Ella, on her birthdays. From the ages of 2 to 18, Jay would sit Ella down and ask the same couple of questions — including how she would describe herself and how she would define the word “power.” The film earned an Oscar nomination this year.
TEMPTATION ISLAND 9 p.m. on USA. Unlike reality dating shows like “Love Island” or “Bachelor in Paradise,” which send a bunch of singles to a beach to try to find love, this show sends already established couples to a beach in Hawaii. When they arrive, they are split up into different houses, each of which has singles who are ready to mingle. The object of the show is to see if the original couples are going to leave together or leave with someone else.
THE BIG D 10 p.m. on E!. The “D” in this title refers to a not-so-fun word: divorce. JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers (of “Bachelor” franchise fame) host this reality show that brings together divorced couples who are looking for another shot at love. On the beaches of Costa Rica, the contestants can choose to try to rekindle things with their ex or find a new spark. The hosts, who are married, are also joined each episode by a relationship coach who tries to help the new couples and former couples through their new and old romances, and tries to set them up for relationship success in the future.
GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (1967) 8 p.m. on TCM. Katharine Houghton and Sidney Poitier star in this film about an engaged interracial couple who visit the woman’s liberal white parents, prompting her parents to confront their feelings of racism toward her Black partner. The film’s box office success had an impact on future film marketing as it related to race issues. It “is a most delightfully acted and gracefully entertaining film, fashioned much in the manner of a stage drawing-room comedy, that seems to be about something much more serious and challenging than it actually is,” Bosley Crowther wrote in his review for The New York Times.
PROJECT RUNWAY 8 p.m. on Bravo. For its 20th season, this reality competition show is bringing back 14 memorable past contestants to again grind away on their sewing machines in the hopes of showing what they can bring to the world of fashion. Christian Siriano will return as a mentor, and judges for this season are Nina Garcia, Elaine Welteroth and Brandon Maxwell, with a list of celebrity guest judges lined up.
CLUELESS (1995) 8 p.m. on Pop TV. As IF you could miss the airing of this ’90s cult favorite. Follow Cher (Alicia Silverstone) as she navigates her crushes, tries to pass her driver’s test and schemes with her friends Dionne (Stacey Dash) and Tai (Brittany Murphy). The film, which is loosely based on “Emma” by Jane Austen, “is best enjoyed as an extended fashion show (kudos to the costume designer, Mona May) peppered with amusing one-liners, most of which Ms. Silverstone gets to deliver,” Janet Maslin wrote in her 1995 review of the film for The Times.
JOHN EARLY: NOW MORE THAN EVER 10 p.m. on HBO. The comedian John Early, probably most known for his role in “Search Party,” now has a televised special on HBO that is part stand-up comedy, part rock show. In it, he tells jokes, performs covers of songs and puts on behind-the-scenes-type skits.
RIDLEY: THE PEACEFUL GARDEN 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). This British police procedural stars Adrian Dunbar as the titular role — Alex Ridley, a former detective who had to take a leave of absence after losing his wife and daughter in a house fire and suffering a subsequent nervous breakdown. He comes back to the job to investigate the murder of a sheep farmer. Though the show can currently be found on BritBox, it is airing in the United States for the first time.
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