Whats on TV This Week: 'Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin,' 'Dancing with the Stars' and more

 latimes.com  09/13/2019 18:39:42 


A veteran norteo band follows in the footsteps of country music legend Johnny Cash in the new concert doc Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison. Anytime, Netflix

A salute to Peter Fonda features the late actor in the 1997 drama Ulees Gold and the 1969 counterculture fable Easy Rider. 5 and 7 p.m. Turner Classic Movies

This means Warigami. Modern-day warriors fold ordinary paper into lethal weapons in this imported martial arts drama. 8 p.m. The CW

It dont mean a thang if it aint got that twang! Filmmaker Ken Burns does for Country Music what he did for baseball, jazz, the Civil War, etc. in this exhaustive new documentary series. 8 and 10 p.m. KOCE; also Mon.-Wed.; concludes Sept. 22-25

The new special Young, Gifted and Broke: Our Student Loan Crisis examines the high price of higher education for African American students. 8 p.m. BET

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of cheerleaders? The Undercover Cheerleader knows in this new thriller. With Kayla Wallace and Maddie Phillips. 8 p.m. Lifetime

An Emmy-winning 30 Rock star and noted Trump impersonator finds himself in the hot seat at The Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin. 10 p.m. Comedy Central; also MTV, Paramount Network, TV Land


To the victor go the spoils on the season finale of American Ninja Warrior. 8 p.m. NBC

With former White House press secretary Sean Spicer among the contestants, Dancing With the Stars is sure to draw the largest audience to ever witness its season premiere, period. With James Van Der Beek, Christie Brinkley, Lamar Odom, Ray Lewis, et al. 8 p.m. ABC

As a new season of DWTS beginneth, another season of So You Think You Can Dance endeth. Cat Deeley hosts. 8 p.m. Fox

The new special Wait! Thats a Dog? shows what happens when animal groomers get a little carried away giving makeovers to their canine customers. 10 p.m. TLC


The remaining contests have one last chance to impress before the latest winner is announced the following night on Americas Got Talent. 8 p.m. NBC; also Wed.

The new special Digital Addiction follows regular folks who became hooked on video games and social media. 9 p.m. A&E

They Shall Not Grow Old
The 2018 WWI documentary "They Shall Not Grow Old" airs on HBO.

LOTR filmmaker Peter Jackson works some more of his movie magic by restoring and colorizing archival footage of the war to end all wars in the 2018 WWI doc They Shall Not Grow Old. 9 p.m. HBO

A cool quarter-mil goes to the comic who brought the most funny in the season finale of Bring the Funny 10 p.m. NBC


Three chefs enter, one MasterChef leaves as the culinary competition concludes its 10th season. Gordon Ramsay hosts. 8 p.m. Fox

Meet the comic and YouTube star who just took over Carson Dalys old late-night time slot in a special prime-time edition of A Little Late With Lilly Singh. 10 p.m. NBC

Emma Roberts and Glees Matthew Morrison are, like, totally headed to summer camp in American Horror Story: 1984, the latest iteration of Ryan Murphys creepy-campy anthology series. 10 p.m. FX


The new special Return to Downton Abbey: A Grand Event comes on the eve of the release of a new big-screen adaptation of the veddy British period drama. 8 p.m. NBC

Ted Danson and Kristen Bell in The Good Place
Ted Danson and Kristen Bell costar in NBC sitcom "The Good Place."

Holy forking shirtballs! The Paley Center Salutes The Good Place before that quirky fantasy comedy starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson returns for its fourth and final season on Sept. 26. 9 p.m. NBC

The new docu-special The Last Days of Phil Hartman recalls the tragic 1998 death of the former Saturday Night Live and NewsRadio star. 9 p.m. ABC


Zach Galifianakis is taking his show  and his plants  on the road in the star-studded mockumentary Between Two Ferns: The Movie. With Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage, Matthew McConaughey, et al. Anytime, Netflix

Whodunit? Find out in the new anthology series/procedural drama Criminal. With Doctor Whos David Tennant and Agent Carters Hayley Atwell. Anytime, Netflix

Go medieval as Matt Groenings animated fantasy-comedy Disenchantment returns with the back half of its first season. Anytime, Netflix

One hundred billion reasons why: The new three-part series Inside Bills Brain: Decoding Bill Gates gets up close and personal with the Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist. Anytime, Netflix

The stylish new doc Savage X Fenty Show goes behind the scenes of the recent Fashion Week showcase for pop star Rihannas clothing line. Anytime, Amazon Prime

Well seasoned: Vivaldi is first up as the new Great Performances miniseries Now Hear This tells the stories of four influential composers. Conductor-violinist Scott Yoo is the host. 9 p.m. KOCE

A former gang member turned UC professor tries to help at-risk students in South L.A. stay in school in The Pushouts on a new Voces on PBS. 10 p.m. KOCE

Your place or mine? The sketch-comedy series Hot Date is back for its sophomore season. 10 and 10:30 p.m. Pop

Killjoys, we hardly knew ye. After five seasons, this sci-fi action drama ends its run. With Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore and Luke MacFarlane. 10 p.m. Syfy


Tis the night before the Emmys, so the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards for technical achievement, reality TV, etc., are handed out in this new special. 8 p.m. FXX

Everything is slightly less awesome in the computer-animated 2019 sequel The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. With the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Arnett and Elizabeth Banks. 8 p.m. HBO

Peter Facinelli in Escaping The NXIVM Cult: A Mothers Fight to Save Her Daughter
Peter Facinelli costars in the new Lifetime movie "Escaping The NXIVM Cult: A Mothers Fight to Save Her Daughter."

It doesnt get much more ripped from the headlines than the new fact-based TV movie Escaping the NXIVM Cult: A Mothers Fight to Save Her Daughter. With Andrea Roth and Peter Facinelli. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Salma Hayek and the aforementioned Alec Baldwin play suburbanites trying to keep their financial woes on the down low in the 2019 comedy Drunk Parents. 8 p.m. Starz

A professional matchmaker finds herself Over the Moon in Love in this new TV movie. With Jessica Lowndes and Wes Brown. 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel

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