The "Deadwood" movie is finally coming to HBO Friday.

TV best bets with “Deadwood’ film, Chris Farley, Jeff Foxworthy, ‘Pride & Prejudice Atlanta’

Originally posted Sunday, May 26, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

That much anticipated “Deadwood” move is finally coming out on Friday night on HBO.

A&E has a trio of specials focused on Chris Farley, Jeff Dunham and Johns Creek resident Jeff Foxworthy. 

Lifetime has a sequel to its original “Harry & Meghan” film and reimagines “Pride & Prejudice” on Saturday, setting it in modern-day Atlanta. FXX brings back Atlanta-produced “Archer” for a 10th season. 

HBO focuses on Beto O’Rourke in a documentary while NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” and “America’s Got Talent” and Fox’s “Masterchef” return for summer runs. 

This covers Monday, May 27 through Sunday, June 2, 2019. 

MONDAY

“The Bachelorette” 8 p.m. ABC — Husband-and-wife actors Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen take eight men to a birthing class.

“Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal” 8 p.m. Lifetime — The sequel to the 2018 hit movie, continues the love story of newlyweds Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, pulling back the curtain to reveal the untold joys and challenges of life inside the Royal Family during their pivotal first.

“Chernobyl” 9 p.m. HBO — Valery Legasov (Jared Harris) and Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina (Stellan Skarsgård) consider using lunar rovers to remove radioactive debris,

“Chris Farley: Anything For a Laugh” 9 p.m. A&E — In his all-too-brief career, Chris Farley connected viscerally with audiences, creating hilarious characters that have stood the test of time.

“Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State” 9 p.m. CNN — Colin Quinn brings the funny tackling the absurdities, hypocrisies and calamities on both sides of the political divide in his critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway show Red State Blue State.

“Gentleman Jack” 10:05 p.m. HBO — Halifax, West Yorkshire. 1832, the height of the Industrial Revolution. Gentleman Jack is based on the real life of Anne Lister, an English landowner resolute to restore her faded ancestral home by reopening the coal mines and marrying well.

TUESDAY

“Jeff Dunham: Talking Heads” 8 p.m. A&E —Jeff Dunham has entertained millions of people across the globe through his record setting comedy specials and mega-popular live performance.

America's Got Talent” 8 p.m. NBC (14th season debut) — Two new judges to replace Heidi Klum and Mel B: Julianne Hough and Gabrielle Union.

Running With Beto” 8 p.m. HBO— A documentary that follows the political career of Beto O'Rourke.

Animal Kingdom” 9 p.m. TNT (fourth season debut) — When 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody moves in with his wild, free-wheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town, he is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess.

“Jeff Foxworthy: Stand Up Guy”10 p.m. A&E — Jeff Foxworthy became one of comedy's biggest success stories by subverting Southern stereotypes and giving self-proclaimed "rednecks" permission to laugh at themselves.

“Blood & Treasure”10 p.m. CBS — Danny poses as arms dealer Aiden Shaw in order to extract information on the location of terrorist Karim Farouk from a middleman who owes Shaw money.

“Fosse/Verdon” 10 p.m. FX (first season finale) — Gwen looks ahead to an uncertain future, as Bob tells the story of his life on film.

“Songland” 10:01 p.m. NBC (new series) — Undiscovered songwriters pitch their original material to a big star to sing with help from a panel of chart-topping music producers.

WEDNESDAY

“American Ninja Warrior” 8 p.m. NBC (11th season debut) — The Los Angeles Qualifying Round. Ninjas take on six challenging obstacles.

“Masterchef” 8 p.m. Fox (10th season debut) — Three dozen home cooks - including three Georgians - enter the "MasterChef" kitchen in hopes of making it into the Top 20.

“Property Brothers: Forever Home” 9 p.m. HGTV (new series) — Drew and Jonathan help two designers who are on the hunt for a budget-friendly downtown property.

“Archer” 10 p.m. FXX (10th season debut) — The Archer crew now goes into space. Why? Why not?

“The InBetween” 10 p.m. NBC (new series) — Cassie helps her father, Det. Tom Hackett, and his partner, Damien Asante, solve a young woman's murder using her unique psychic power.

“What We Do in the Shadows” 10 p.m. FX (first season finale) — Nandor visits one of his living descendants, and a lover from Nadja's past re-emerges.

THURSDAY

“A.P. Bio” 8 p.m. NBC  When he's kicked off his Harvard phone plan, Jack is offered a chance to leapfrog onto Mary's on one condition.

“Abby's” 9 p.m. NBC  Bill offends Abby when he innocently steps in to resolve an issue with unruly customers.

“Project Runway” 9 p.m. Lifetime — The competition is down to the final five. It's the last challenge to determine which four designers will move on to the finale.

“Elementary” 10 p.m. CBS — Holmes and Watson try to work a stateside investigation from London when someone close to them is gravely wounded by an unknown perpetrator in the U.S.

FRIDAY

“When They See Us” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (limited series) — When They See Us will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit.

“Good Omens” 3:01 a.m. Amazon (new series)  The End of the World is coming, which means a fussy Angel and a loose-living Demon who've become overly fond of life on Earth are forced to form an unlikely alliance to stop Armageddon

“Deadwood: The Movie” 8 p.m. HBO— Past and present residents are reunited in 1889 to celebrate South Dakota's statehood.

“Blindspot” 9 p.m. NBC (fourth season finale) — The team sets out on an international mission to stop an attack from spreading.

“Unidentified” 10 p.m. History (new series) — Former U.S. government insiders brought together by rock star Tom DeLonge team up to reveal what the government knows about UFOs.

WEEKEND

“Pride & Prejudice Atlanta” 8 p.m. Saturday Lifetime — A modernized version of the Jane Austen classic set in Atlanta with an African-American cast. 

“Luther” 8 p.m. Sunday BBCA (fifth season debut) —A new spate of murders brings DCI John Luther to once again face the depths of human depravity on the streets of London.

American Princess” 9 p.m. Sunday Lifetime (new series) — An Upper-East-Side socialite runs off to join a Renaissance Faire after her wedding goes awry.

“Billions” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Wendy weighs her options. Senior makes a shocking discovery. Taylor offers an unlikely solution to help their business.

“Fear the Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC (fifth season debut) — Led by Morgan and Alicia, the group lands in uncharted territory in search of survivors to help.

“D-Day: The Untold Stories” 9 p.m. Sunday History — To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this two-hour History special presents the key events of the Allied invasion of Nazi-held Europe and the subsequent battles that captured the control of the Normandy coast.

“The Chi” 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime —Brandon takes a big step with Jerrika. A new opportunity forces Emmett's hand. Kevin makes a new friend and a fateful decision.

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Rodney Ho
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