Between community, cable and streaming, the trendy tv panorama is an enormous one. Listed below are among the exhibits, specials and films coming to TV this week, Aug. 15-21. Particulars and occasions are topic to vary.
BETTER CALL SAUL 9 p.m. on AMC. The sixth and closing season of this “Breaking Dangerous” prequel spinoff is ending up its 13-episode arc on Monday, which got here after a two-year break and an on-set well being scare for Bob Odenkirk, who performs Saul Goodman. This episode will tie up a number of free ends from an surprising flip of occasions. The New York Occasions reporter David Segal wrote in final week’s episode recap that “the present has ditched the concept that this can be a narrative about love. The present will culminate, it appears, by posing questions on equity and justice and perhaps mercy.”
LEONARDO 8 p.m. on the CW. After a profitable first season run of this present in Europe and Canada, it’s coming to the U.S. through the CW. The sequence stars Aidan Turner as a younger Leonardo da Vinci in a fictional model of the actual painter’s life. The primary episode facilities on Leonardo being arrested for poisoning Caterina de Cremona (which, for the file, didn’t occur in actual life). The sequence additionally stars Matilda De Angelis and Freddie Highmore.
DARK SIDE OF COMEDY 9 p.m. on VICE. This authentic sequence from VICE is addressing how the surprising fame, societal pressures and inner battles that come together with being a notable comic can have an effect on habit or melancholy. Every episode will function a comic who has battled with psychological well being struggles or died of suicide. The primary episode options Chris Farley, the “Saturday Evening Dwell” comic who died at 33 from an overdose of cocaine and morphine in 1997. Different episodes on this 10-episode sequence will function Andrew Cube Clay, Roseanne Barr and Artie Lange.
THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA (1958) 6:30 p.m. on TCM. This movie, based mostly on the Ernest Hemingway novel of the identical title, is a few Cuban fisherman (Spencer Tracy), his 14-year-old good friend Manolin (Felipe Pazos Jr.) and the fisherman’s three-day battle with an enormous marlin fish. “It’s a formidable ordeal, as ordeals in catching fish go, and Mr. Tracy represents it in an admirably rugged, cussed manner,” the New York Occasions critic Bosley Crowther wrote in his 1958 assessment of the movie. “He appears convincingly historical, with lank white hair and stubbly beard, and he performs with the creaky, painful actions of a weary, stiff-jointed previous man.”
THE BOURNE LEGACY (2012) 6:42 p.m. on STARZ. This film is the fourth within the franchise — with “The Bourne Id” (2002), “The Bourne Supremacy” (2004) and “The Bourne Ultimatum” (2007) coming earlier than. This film doesn’t truly function the titular C.I.A. agent Jason Bourne as a result of Matt Damon, who performs him, didn’t signal on. As an alternative, Jeremy Renner stars because the rogue spy Aaron Cross, who, having survived an assassination try, is on the run after Jason Bourne uncovered black-ops packages to the general public.
NEW YORK TIMES PRESENTS: SUPERSPREADER 10 p.m. on FX. This documentary sequence from FX in collaboration with The Occasions, which has included “Controlling Britney Spears” and “The Killing on Breonna Taylor,” is again with a brand new episode on Friday. This new episode takes a have a look at Dr. Joseph Mercola, an osteopathic doctor in Florida, who has confronted scrutiny and authorities regulatory motion after spreading false details about the Covid-19 vaccine and as a substitute recommending unproved and harmful various therapies which advantages him financially. The episode will concurrently air on FX and be out there to stream on Hulu.
THE REHEARSAL 11 p.m. on HBO. With a six-episode arc, Nathan Fielder’s new present is wrapping up its first season. On this present, his follow-up to “Nathan For You,” Fielder directs rehearsals of staged eventualities that includes abnormal individuals to arrange them for the longer term occasions. “The present has a philosophical core: Is it ever doable to really perceive one other individual?” The Occasions’s tv critic James Poniewozik wrote in his assessment of the present. “And there’s a young, even stunning aspect to its surreal moments.”
GASLIGHT (1944) 9 p.m., on PBS (examine native listings). This spooky movie noir, directed by George Cukor, stars Ingrid Bergman as Paula, a younger girl who returns to her deceased aunt’s house in London together with her new husband, Gregory Anton (Charles Boyer). Unusual, unexplainable issues occur in the home, however Gregory, who shouldn’t be who he says he’s, tries to persuade Paula that it’s all in her creativeness and that she is hysterical. The verb “to gaslight” — to psychologically manipulate an individual into questioning her personal sanity — derives from this film, J. Hoberman defined in his 2019 article in The Occasions.
U.S. GYMNASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS 7 p.m. on NBC. The 2022 U.S. Gymnastics Championships are taking place this week on the Amalie Area in Tampa, Fl., and Sunday is the final day to observe the competitors dwell. Olympians Jade Carey and Jordan Chiles will seemingly lead the ladies’s subject and Yul Moldauer and Shane Wiskus will compete towards Brody Malone as he tries to defend his 2021 title. With the 2024 Paris Olympics lower than two years away, this championship acts as a preview for that competitors. The gymnasts will take part within the all-around and equipment competitions.
HOUSE OF THE DRAGON 9 p.m. on HBO. Although “Recreation of Thrones” has been off the air for 3 years, this prequel spinoff, based mostly on George R.R. Martin’s novel “Fireplace & Blood,” is ready 200 years earlier than. “Dragon” additionally encompasses a new forged as warring factions of the Targaryen household: Matt Smith as Prince Daemon, Paddy Considine as King Viserys and Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra. “The trick right here is, you don’t wish to simply remake the unique present,” Casey Bloys, the HBO chief content material officer, stated in a current interview with The Occasions. “You wish to make a present that feels associated and honors the unique, but in addition looks like its personal.”