Between network, cable and streaming, the modern television landscape is a vast one. Here are some of the shows, specials and movies coming to TV this week, April 25-May 1. Details and times are subject to change.
100 DAY DREAM HOME 8 pm on HGTV. This reality design show hosted by the husband-and-wife team of Brian Kleinschmidt, a developer, and Mika Kleinschmidt, a real estate agent, where they help clients create their dream homes in 100 days or less, airs its Season 3 finale.
WE OWN THIS CITY 9 pm on HBO. Executive produced by George Pelecanos (“The Deuce”) and David Simon (“The Wire”), this limited series based on a book by the Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton has its premiere. The series focuses on the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force and the corruption within the department. Simon, who created “The Wire,” suggested in a recent interview that “We Own This City” serves as a sort of coda to that beloved series, which aired on HBO from 2002 to 2008.
RISE OF THE NAZIS 9 pm on PBS (check local listings). This documentary examining Hitler and the Nazis’ rise to power in Germany during the 1930s closes its second season. Historians and experts attempt to get into the minds of those who plotted with and helped Hitler as he gained control.
THIS IS US 9 pm on NBC. This series follows the lives of the siblings Kevin, Kate and Randall (known as the Big Three), as well as their parents, Jack and Rebecca Pearson. This episode focuses on the night before Kate’s wedding, and Kevin’s love life takes an unexpected turn.
VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (1967) 9:45 pm on TCM. Based on the novel by Jacqueline Susann, this movie follows three women who attempt to make their way in the entertainment business. When the movie was released, Bosley Crowther wrote in his review for the The New York Times that it was “an unbelievably hackneyed and mawkish mish-mash of backstage plots.” However, the movie proved later to have staying power. In 2016, as the book had its 50th anniversary, the movie was described as a cult favorite, noting that the stars’ “big-haired, Pucci-swathed looks and melodramatic lines are frequently invoked by entertainment and design professionals to this day.”
MOONSHINERS: MASTER DISTILLER 9 pm on Discovery. Past winners of the title of “master distiller” return for a champions tournament, competing to make the best spirits out of unusual raw materials.
OCEAN’S TWELVE (2004) 8 pm on AMC. After pulling off a major Las Vegas casino heist in “Ocean’s Eleven,” Daniel Ocean (George Clooney) recruits one more team member so he can pull off a series of European heists. The scheme is an effort to pay off the debt owed to Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia), the man the original team of 11 stole from.
2022 NFL DRAFT, ROUND 1: 8 pm ABC, ESPN, NFL Network (check local listings). Teams from the National Football League make their selections for the upcoming season from Las Vegas, starting with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Rounds 2 and 3 air Friday at 7 pm and Rounds 4 through 7 are on Saturday at noon.
DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES 9 pm on Food Network. Guy Fieri revisits some of the most memorable restaurants and eateries from previous shows. He checks in to see what new recipes they are cooking up, as well as any other changes they’ve made since they were first featured on the show.
GREAT PERFORMANCES: NOW HEAR THIS: 9 pm on PBS (check local listings). This edition of “Great Performances,” one of the longest-running performing-arts anthologies on television, features the show’s host, the violinist and conductor Scott Yoo, visiting Chicago and San Francisco. Yoo examines how American composers are inspired by their cultural heritage through two composers: the Brazilian-born Sérgio Assad and the Indian American Reena Esmail.
Henry V (1944) 3 p.m. TCM. This Shakespeare play is set during the Hundred Years’ War, around the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. After he becomes king, Henry V considers making a claim to rule France as well as England. The play is partially presented on a stage as it would have appeared at the Globe Theater in 1603.
PAWN STARS: 9 pm on History. Multiple generations of the Harrison family run a pawnshop on the outskirts of Las Vegas. In this episode, customers bring in items to be assessed including 1912 Yale baseball uniforms and a ukulele from 1919.
THE GODFATHER: PART II (1974) 7:45 pm on Paramount Network. The sequel to “The Godfather” follows the rise of Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro) to the top of his Mafia family and the fall from grace of his son Michael (Al Pacino) after taking over for his father. Vincent Canby wrote in his New York Times review when the movie was first released that it was a “Frankenstein’s monster stitched together from leftover parts.” When reflecting on the trilogy 50 years after the release of the first film, Michael Wilson wrote about how art imitated Mafia life and vice versa: “Generations of mobsters have looked to ‘The Godfather’ for inspiration, validation and as a playbook for how to speak and act and dress.”
AMERICAN IDOL (DISNEY NIGHT) 8 pm on ABC. The music competition series features songs from Disney movie soundtracks.
STANLEY TUCCI: SEARCHING FOR ITALY 9 p.m. ten CNN. In this series’ Season 2 premiere, Stanley Tucci starts off in Venice to continue his exploration of Italy’s culture and history through its food.