TV best bets with Clint Eastwood’s ‘Cry Macho,’ ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ finale

Ken Burns’ ‘Muhammad Ali’ and the Emmy Awards air on Sunday and ‘The Morning Show’ returns Friday.
"Cry Macho" is the latest Clint Eastwood movie out on HBO Max Friday and in theaters. PUBLICITY PHOTO



"Cry Macho" is the latest Clint Eastwood movie out on HBO Max Friday and in theaters. PUBLICITY PHOTO

Clint Eastwood, one of the hardest-working 91-year-olds in Hollywood, releases his latest movie “Cry Macho” in theaters and on HBO Max Friday. In the movie, he plays a broken-down ex-rodeo guy who helps a former boss extricate his son from Mexico.

Over on PBS, Ken Burns debuts a multi-part look at Muhammad Ali and his colorful history as a brash boxer, social justice activist and eventual sports icon.

Apple TV+ brings back its lauded series “The Morning Show” starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon on Friday.

Amazon’s biggest release is “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,” an indie musical about a teen wanting to become a drag queen debuting Friday. Netflix is bringing back the sixth season of “Nailed It!” Wednesday and the third season of “Sex Education” Friday. Hulu on FX debuts the series “Y: The Last Man” where all men with a Y chromosome die except for one dude. Peacock Wednesday releases the thriller “The Lost Symbol” based on the book from Dan Brown.

On broadcast TV, the Emmy Awards are airing Sunday and NBC concludes an eight-year run of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” on Thursday. A bunch of reality shows also end their seasons including NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” and Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen” Monday, Fox’s ‘Lego Masters” Tuesday, Fox’s ‘Masterchef” and NBC’s ”America’s Got Talent’ Wednesday and ABC’s ‘Celebrity Family Feud” Sunday.

This covers Monday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 19.


“Reservation Dogs” 12:01 a.m. Hulu on FX — Elora Danan takes her driver’s test.

“Y: The Last Man” 12:01 a.m. Hulu on FX (new series) — A cataclysmic event decimates every mammal with a Y chromosome but for one cisgender man and his pet monkey.

“American Ninja Warrior” 8 p.m. NBC (13th season finale) — The remaining competitors move on to Stage 2 and beyond for their chance to win $1 million.

“Hell’s Kitchen” 8 p.m. Fox (20th season finale) — The final two chefs will pick their brigades from a pool of their former competitors and compete in their final dinner service.

“American Experience: Sandra Day O’Connor: The First” 9 p.m. GPB — The life and career of Sandra Day O’Connor, from growing up on a cattle ranch in Arizona to her 25 years on the U.S. Supreme Court.


“Only Murders in the Building” 12:01 a.m. Hulu — Mabel slips away on a solo mission tracking the victim’s final days. Suspicious, Charles and Oliver follow her.

“30 for 30: Once Upon a Time in Queens” 8 p.m. ESPN — A four-part documentary event on the 1986 Mets.

“Queen Sugar” 8 p.m. OWN — The Bordelons and Prosper’s daughter have a tense exchange.

“Lego Masters” 8 p.m. Fox — Atlanta’s Stephen and Mark Erickson are in the running to win the entire competition.

“Level Playing Field” 8 p.m. HBO (new series) — Investigates the intersection of sports, race, and social policy. First episode looks at “midnight basketball.”

“Fantasy Island” 9 p.m. Fox — A bookworm who wants to say yes to life goes back in time to meet her favorite author.

“Impeachment: American Crime Story” 10 p.m. FX — Monica reveals to Linda that she is having an affair with the most powerful man in the world.

“Miracle Workers” 10:30 p.m. TBS (third season finale) — The wagon train faces its final showdown.


“Nine Perfect Strangers” 12:01 a.m. Hulu — Pressure on Masha intensifies, as she juggles the competing needs of her guests, discord amongst her staff and her absolute commitment to healing the Marconi family.

“Nailed It!” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (sixth season debut) — The bakers face even tougher challenges than ever before, including making paranormal pastries, celebrating Black history by creating edible versions of historical icons, and recreating chocolate masterpieces inspired by judge and chocolatier Jacques Torres.

“Nightbooks” 3:01 a.m. Netflix — Scary story fan Alex must tell a spine-tingling tale every night, or stay trapped with his new friend in a wicked witch’s magical apartment forever.

“My Son” 3:01 a.m. Peacock — Follows a man (James McAvoy) who travels to the town where his ex-wife (Claire Foy) lives after their only child goes missing.

“Masterchef” 8 p.m. Fox (11th season finale) — Legendary chef Curtis Stone returns as a guest judge for the semifinals when the top three battle for a spot in the finale in the appetizer round.

“America’s Got Talent” 9 p.m. NBC (16th season finale) — A winner is named among the final 10.

“20/20″ 10 p.m. ABC — Robin Roberts interviews inaugural poet, activist, and writer Amanda Gorman.

“American Horror Story” 10 p.m. FX —Harry struggles to keep Alma under control. Doris is pushed past her limits.


“The Premise” 3:01 a.m. FX on Hulu — A new comedy anthology series that uses comedy to engage with the biggest issues of our unprecedented modern era.

“Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol” 12:01 a.m. Peacock (new series) — Based on Dan Brown’s international bestselling thriller, the series follows the early adventures of young Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy.

“The Harper House” 3:01 a.m. Paramount+ (new series) — Follows an overconfident female head of a household as she struggles to regain a higher status for herself and for her family of oddballs after losing her job and moving from the rich side to the poor side of a small town in Arkansas. To save money, they’ve moved into their inherited Victorian fixer-upper, the historic Harper House.

“My Heroes Were Cowboys” 3:01 a.m. Netflix — Robin Wiltshire’s painful childhood was rescued by Westerns. Now he lives on the frontier of his dreams, training the horses he loves for the big screen.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” 8 p.m. NBC (one-hour series finale) —The squad takes stock of their eight years together.

“When Nature Calls With Helen Mirren” 9 p.m. ABC — The episode title is “The Burger Hole” but ABC has not released any details.

“What We Do in the Shadows” 10 p.m. Scifi — The vampires embark on a road trip from which they may never return.


“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” 12:01 a.m. Amazon — A teen, already out as gay, comes out as a drag queen in this inspirational British film.

“The Mad Woman’s Ball” 12:01 a.m. Amazon — A committed woman and a tormented nurse prepare to attend a famous ball at a neurological clinic in the 19th century.

“The Morning Show” 12:01 a.m. Apple TV+ (second season debut) — Alex is gone but not necessarily for long.

“Ted Lasso” 12:01 a.m. Apple TV+ — After the semifinal, Beard sets out on an all-night odyssey through London in an effort to collect his thoughts.

“Chicago Party Aunt” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series) — Chicago Party Aunt Diane is an idolized troublemaker with a talent for avoiding adulthood — and a soft spot for her soul-searching nephew.

“Cry Macho” 3:01 a.m. HBO Max — Mike Milo (Clint Eastwood) is an ex-rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who agrees to bring his former boss’ young son, Rafo home from Mexico. On their journey back to Texas, the pair takes backroads and encounters unexpected challenges, all while Mike forms an unlikely connection with Rafo and develops his own sense of redemption.

“Sex Education” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (third season debut) — Otis is unexpectedly dating the show’s mean girl Ruby, to whom he lost his virginity in the last season.

“Soul of a Nation” 8 p.m. ABC — A celebration of Hispanic culture.

“Dynasty” 9 p.m. the CW — Blake continues on his quest for the Senate and turns to someone very unexpected for help.

“Tha God’s Honest Truth” 10 p.m. Comedy Central (new series) — A weekly half hour late-night series features Charlamagne Da God’s culturally fluent take on social issues in a variety of deep dives, sketches, and social experiments


“Chesapeake Shores” 8 p.m. Sunday Hallmark — Jess and David’s wedding is here, but the O’Brien family still has a lot to face before the celebration; Abby and Evan get into an argument over his hotel, threatening the entire project.

“73rd Emmy Awards” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS — Cedric the Entertainer hosts.

“Celebrity Family Feud” 8 p.m. Sunday ABC — Pentatonix vs. Wilson Philips.

“Fantasy Island” 8 p.m. Sunday Fox (first season finale) — Young artist Ramon wants to see his mentor, Jasper, again and Jasper realizes he may not have been the best influence on Ramon.

“Muhammad Ali” 8 p.m. Sunday GPB (new series) — Ken Burns follows one of the most consequential men of the 20th century.

“Billions” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — As Axe Cap returns to the office, Axe makes a surprise announcement, leaving the team’s futures in flux.

“Animal Kingdom” 9 p.m. Sunday TNT — J and Pope take a road trip to clean up the aftermath of some family business that went sideways.

“The Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC —Eugene’s group goes through orientation at the Commonwealth.

“Scenes from a Marriage” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — When Mira returns from a business trip with a crushing revelation, she and Jonathan struggle to process the complicated aftershock.

“American Rust” 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Harris continues in his inquiry as Isaac flees.