Outlander, Winning Time, The Thing About Pam, Independent Spirit Awards, The Masked Singer: TV This Week



The Film Independent Spirit Awards 2022: The celebration of independent films and television series, which usually airs the day before the Oscars, is back on the beach. Hosts are Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. Writer and performer raised in Oregon Jan Smith is nominated for Best Female Performance in a Screenplay Series for her work in the very good Peacock series, “Rutherford Falls”, which has been renewed for a second season. (2pm PT/5pm ET, Sunday, IFC; live stream on fubo tv, which offers a free trial, and Philo, which also offers a free trial)

Related: Rutherford Falls: Oregon’s Jana Schmieding brings warmth to a smart comedy about a city’s culture clash

“stranger”: The popular historical romance returns for Season 6. (Sunday 9pm, Starz)

“Making Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty”: John C. Reilly plays Jerry Buss in this drama/comedy/satire about how the Los Angeles Lakers helped revolutionize the NBA through fast play, superstar athletes and showmanship. The talented cast includes Quincy Isaiah as Magic Johnson, Solomon Hughes as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jason Clarke as Jerry West, Adrien Brody as Pat Riley, Jason Segel as Paul Westhead, Sally Field as Buss’ mother, Jessie, Hadley Robinson as Buss’ Daughter Jeanie and Gaby Hoffman as Claire Rothman, general manager of the Forum, the arena where the Lakers played. (Sunday 9 p.m., HBO/Streaming on HBO Max)

Related: ‘Winning Time’: The HBO Series About the Rise of the LA Lakers Dynasty Is Messy, Flashy Fun (review)

“Shining Valley”: A new horror comedy about a dysfunctional family who moves into a suburban home that may hold some creepy secrets. The cast includes Courtney Cox, Greg Kinnear and Mira Sorvino. Sharon Horgan (“Catastrophe”) is co-creator and executive producer. (Sunday 10pm, Starz)

The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards: The annual celebration of country artists moves from networks to a streaming home. Dolly Parton Hosts (Main Show Streams Monday, Prime Video at 5pm PT / 7pm CT / 8pm ET)

“Undercurrent: The Disappearance of Kim Wall”: This documentary follows the horrifying true story of journalist Kim Wall, who went missing in 2017 after she was last seen interviewing an entrepreneur named Peter Madsen aboard his home-built submarine. (9 p.m. Tuesday, HBO/Streaming on HBO Max)

“The thing with Pam”: Renee Zellweger stars in a series inspired by a true crime podcast about a murder. (10 p.m. Tuesday, NBC)

“The Lightning”: The superhero drama returns for its midseason premiere. (8 p.m. Wednesday, The CW)

“The Masked Singer”: The Costume and Singing Contest returns for Season 7. (8 p.m. Wednesday, Fox; Live stream on fubo TV)

“survivor”: The grandfather of reality competition shows begins its 42nd season. (Wednesday 8 p.m., CBS; Streaming on Paramount Plus)

“Domino Master”: First there was Lego Masters, now comes this competitive series hosted by Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”). Teams are challenged to make and topple domino creations. Judges include Danica McKellar; Super Bowl winner and gallery owner Vernon Davis; and professional chain reaction and domino artist Steve Price. Among the teams are the “Back Breakers,” a trio that also includes Doug Pieschel, whose hometown is Roseburg. (9 p.m. Wednesday, Fox; Live stream on fubo TV)

“Kung Fu”: The adventure returns for Season 2. (Wednesday 9 p.m., The CW)

“Good Effort”: The series returns to continue Season 4. (Wednesday, 10pm, Freeform)

Desus & Mero: The Hottest Late Night Talk Show returns for Season 4, returning to its one-per-week schedule. (11pm Thursday, Showtime)


“Central Park”: The animated series returns for Season 2. (Available to stream Friday, Apple TV Plus)

“The Andy Warhol Diaries”: From executive producer Ryan Murphy comes a documentary exploration of the life and career of the celebrated artist, complete with an approximation of Warhol’s narrative using AI techniques. (Available to stream Wednesday, Netflix)

“The Last Kingdom”: The British-produced historical drama inspired by Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories returns for Season 5. (Available to stream Wednesday, Netflix)

“Bust below”: Saturday Night Live veterans Chris Redd and Sam Jay co-star with Langston Kerman and Jak Knight in a comedy about casino workers who have to make some bad decisions and figure out what to do next. The show is created by the four leads and executive producers include SNL boss Lorne Michaels. (Available to stream Thursday, Peacock)

“Ghost Adventures”: Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley return for Season 25(!), with more trips to places rumored to be haunted. (Available to stream Thursday, Discovery Plus)

“That Dirty Black Bag”: Dominic Cooper (“Preacher”) stars in what has been described as a modern take on a spaghetti western. The eight-part series features Cooper as the sheriff, a bounty hunter who lightens his load by returning his victims’ heads, and more mayhem. The cast also includes Douglas Booth, Niv Sultan, Travis Fimmel and Aidan Gillen. (Available to stream Thursday, AMC Plus)

– Kristi Turnquist

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