Between network, cable and streaming, the modern television landscape is enormous. Here are some of the shows, specials and movies coming to TV this week, September 11-17. Details and times are subject to change.
THE AGE FALL (1998) 5:45pm on Freeform. If you grew up in the ’90s like me, chances are you memorize the rather complicated handshake made famous by this film, which stars Lindsay Lohan as identical twin sisters separated at birth and accidentally meet at a summer camp. . They decide to switch places and come up with a plan to get their parents back together. Clearly, shenanigans ensue.
MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS 8pm on MTV. Starbucks has released their pumpkin-themed menu, influencers and celebrities have flocked to New York for Fashion Week, and people are saying it’s fall even though the temperature is dangerously approaching 100 degrees. All of this can only mean one thing: it’s time for the annual MTV VMAs. Olivia Rodrigo, Demi Lovato, Lil Wayne and many more will broadcast live from the Prudential Center in New Jersey, and Shakira and Sean “Diddy” Combs will be among the winners.
DONYALE LUNA: SUPERMODEL 9pm on HBO. Supermodel Donyale Luna died in 1979 at the age of just 33. But in those 33 years, she earned a reputation for breaking barriers in the fashion industry, becoming the first black model to grace the cover of both Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. Now this documentary takes viewers behind the scenes of Luna’s humble upbringing and puts her life in the spotlight.
WELCOME TO WREXHAM 10pm on FX. In 2020, Rob McElhenney (of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” fame) and Ryan Reynolds (of “Deadpool” fame) bought the third oldest football club in the world, based in Wrexham in North Wales, with the aim of bringing it back. to glory. Now the second season begins as the team, McElhenney and Reynolds prepare for a visit from King Charles III.
JIMI HENDRIX: ELECTRIC CHURCH 8:30pm on PBS (check local listings). On July 4, 1970, Jimi Hendrix drew an audience of nearly 500,000 people to his performance at the Atlanta International Pop Festival. Thanks to the 16mm footage captured during the show, we can relive this concert, with performances by ‘Electric Church’, ‘Purple Haze’, ‘Hey Joe’ and others, over and over again.
BUDDY GAMES 9 p.m. on CBS. Josh Duhamel directed and starred in a 2020 film about six best friends who compete in silly physical and mental challenges in an attempt to win $150,000. Now Duhamel hosts a reality game show with a similar premise: six teams of friends join him at a lake house to compete in challenges to win the championship title and some prize money.
HEELS 10pm on Starz. Football has “Friday Night Lights,” football has “Ted Lasso,” and wrestling has “Heels.” This show, about two brothers, Ace and Jack, who continue their father’s legacy through the Duffy Wrestling League, is wrapping up its second season, which gave us some deep dives into the emotional sides of the characters.
48 HOURS: THE SERIAL MURDERS ON GILGO BEACH And THE NIGHT OF THE STUDENT MURDERS IN IDAHO from 9 p.m. on CBS. If you need to catch up on true crime news, ’48 Hours’ has you covered with these back-to-back episodes. First up are the Gilgo Beach serial murders: between 1996 and 2011, the remains of ten bodies were found on a stretch of beach on Long Island; earlier this year, Rex Heuermann was accused of killing three of the people. In November 2022, four students were found murdered in Moscow, Idaho. Now Bryan Kohberger, a Ph.D. student of criminology at a nearby university, has been charged with four counts of murder.
CHRISTMAS IN JULY (1940) 8 p.m. on TCM. This film, directed by Preston Sturges, is about a joke that goes very right and very wrong at the same time. Jimmy tries to win a slogan contest so he can buy a ring to propose to his girlfriend. When the winner still hasn’t been announced, Jimmy’s co-workers write a fake telegram and leave it on his desk to make him think he’s won. Shticks, fake-outs and confusion soon follow.
WINNING TIME 9pm on HBO. Based on the book “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s” by Jeff Pearlman, this fictional account of the NBA team concludes its second season, which focused on Magic Johnson (Quincy Isaiah ) after his knee injury and tension with the team. It seems important to note that some of the Lakers stars fictionalized in this series are not at all happy with their portrayal.