Between network, cable, and streaming, the modern television landscape is a vast one. Here are some of the shows, specials, and movies that will air on TV this week, February 21-27. Details and times are subject to change.
THE ENDGAME 10 p.m. on NBC. An FBI agent (Ryan Michelle Bathe) and a mysterious crime mastermind (Morena Baccarin) battle each other physically and verbally in this new horror series. The plot revolves around a series of major bank robberies in New York City. Expect Fireworks: “Fast and Furious” Director Justin Lin was the show’s executive producer and directed the first episode on Monday night.
FANNIE LOU HAMER’S AMERICA: AN AMERICA REFRAMED SPECIAL 9pm on PBS (check local listings). This feature-length documentary examines the influential civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer. The show shows Hamer’s legacy as a suffrage and women’s rights advocate, and explains how she went from working as a sharer in Mississippi to organizing grassroots campaigns. department.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS: IN THE YEAR OF SPEAKING (2022) 9 p.m. on HBO. The 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by David W. Blight, “Frederick Douglass: The Prophet of Liberty,” is the basis of this new documentary, which includes commentary by Blight and scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. Talk about the important place of abolitionism in American history. But the documentary also takes advantage of its own, emphasizing the power of Douglass’ words: It features five actors – Jeffrey Wright, Nicole Beharie, Colman Domingo, Jonathan Majors and Denzel Whitaker – perform words from five Douglass speeches from different decades. A Friday actor, André Hollandreport.
NOT A Suggestion From Their Agency (two thousand and thirteen) 5:15 p.m. on Showtime 2. Filmmaker David Lowery proved himself to be a skilled mood drama maker last year, when he released the Arthurian romance “Green Knight.” Lowery’s reputation is partly due to this murky quasi-Western area. In it, Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck play Bob and Ruth, a couple involved in a shootout. The fight leaves one man dead and the police chief (Ben Foster) injured. Bob goes to prison, and Ruth gives birth to their daughter. After that, Bob escaped and returned to Ruth. But he wanted to, and things got complicated.
QUEEN & SLIM (2019) 7:35pm and 10:20pm on FXM. Both the outlaw romance “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” (above) and Melina Matsoukas’s “Queen & Slim” is about couples whose lives are rapidly changed by violence. The story of Queen and Slim (played by Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya) opens with an awkward first date that leads to a deadly encounter with an aggressive white cop (Sturgill Simpson). They became fugitives on the run, and “Queen & Slim” turned into a sugar movie and a love story. What remains, AO Scott wrote in His review for The Times“Is the fury, the fervor, the sadness and the sweetness, and the quiet surprise of witnessing the birth of a legend.”
FREE PRICE (In 2021) 8 p.m. on HBO. This action comedy is a pandemic box office success story. Now it could be a diversion on Saturday night watching at home. A sweet sci-fi adventure with notes from “The Truman Show” and “The Matrix” (but filtered through the director of “Night at the Museum”), “Free Guy” casts Ryan Reynolds as Guy, a Man who once knew he was a supporting character in a video game. Upon meeting a player named Millie (Jodie Comer), Guy becomes embroiled in a quest to prevent the CEO of the game’s studio (Taika Waititi) from committing evil deeds. Maya Phillips wrote in Her rating for The Times.
53RD US ANNUAL NAACP IMAGE AWARD 8 p.m. on BET. One of the joys of the NAACP’s annual Picture Awards program is that it allows some couples that you don’t see at the Oscars, Emmys, or Grammys. The ceremony recognizes films, TV shows and music. Some of the categories in this year’s edition are pretty typical: Halle Berry, Andra Day, Jennifer Hudson, Tessa Thompson, and Zendaya all go to the best actress in the film awards, while “Encanto,” “Luca,” ,“ Raya and the Last Dragon,” “Sing 2” and “Vivo” will compete for Best Animated Feature. But other categories break genre boundaries: The nominees for artist of the year are Jennifer Hudson, Lil Nas X, Megan Thee Stallion, Regina King and Tiffany Haddish.
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ANNUAL 28th SCREEN ENJOY AWARD 8pm on TBS and TNT. Lady Gaga is one of the surprises of this year’s Oscars, but she’ll be given the title of best actress at the Screen Actors Guild Awards (for her performance in “House of Gucci”), alongside Jessica Chastain (“Tammy Faye’s Eyes”) ), Olivia Colman (“The Lost Daughter”), Jennifer Hudson (“Respect”) and Nicole Kidman (“Being the Ricardos”). The best performance in the film award will be a competition between Javier Bardem (“Being the Ricardos”), Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Power of the Dog”), Andrew Garfield (“Tick, Tick… Boom”) !”), Will Smith (“King Richard”) and Denzel Washington (“The Tragedy of Macbeth”). And on the television side, the films “The Handmaid’s Tale”, “The Morning Show”, “Squid Game”, “Succession” and “Yellowstone” will face off for the best actor award.
SUPER PUMP 10 p.m. on Showtime. The first season of this new Showtime anthology series based on “Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber,” a 2019 book of non-fiction by New York Times technology reporter Mike Isaac that records the rise of the transportation company. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Travis Kalanick, the Uber co-founder who served as the company’s chief executive officer from 2010 to 2017. when he resigned after the difficult characteristics of the company – including workplace culture that promotes sexual harassment and discrimination – rise to the surface. The show’s cast also includes Kyle Chandler, Kerry Bishé and Uma Thurman.
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