TV Shows May 29-June 2: Norm Macdonald Special, Pistols

Standard MacDonald; Maisie Williams in Pistol

Standard MacDonald; Maisie Williams pistol
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Welcome to What’s On, our weekly pick of must-see shows. Here’s what you need to watch from Sunday, May 29 to Thursday, June 2. All times are Eastern Time. [Note: The weekend edition of What’s On drops on Fridays.]


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Norm MacDonald: Nothing special (Netflix, Monday, 3:01 AM)

Netflix is ​​releasing Norm Macdonald’s posthumous stand-up show, It is nothing specialthe comedian took a photo at his home before Died in 2021There’s no trailer yet, but to get ready, you can enjoy Macdonald’s other projects, including his 10-episode talk show, on the streaming platform.along with It is nothing specialNetflix will air an additional feature that features footage from the McDonnell commemoration, as well as actors and comedians like Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon and David Letterman talking about the comedian’s legacy.


pistol (FX on Hulu, Tuesday, 12:01 AM)

six-part series directed by Danny Boyle pistol The story of the seminal British punk band the Sex Pistols and their rise to fame. Toby Wallace stars as guitarist Steve Jones, with a band that includes Maisie Williams, Anson Boone, Jacob Slater and Thomas-Brodie Sangster . In his comments, Matt Schmkowitz writes:

These punks are rarely human because they are too busy foreshadowing their downfall or meeting Richard Branson with grace saturday night live sketch.

The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu, Thursday, 12:01 AM)

After three years, Orville The third season moved from Fox to Hulu. Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi drama (now dubbed) The Orville: New Horizons) follows Ed Mercer (MacFarlane), a bitter Planetary Alliance officer who finally gets the chance to command his own ship. Unfortunately, his ex-wife Kelly (Adrianne Palicki) was named his co-pilot. Scott Grimes, Jessica Szohr and Penny Johnson Jerald complete the cast, with Chad Coleman joining the series.


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it will hurt (AMC+, Thursday, 3:01 AM)

Adam Kay adapts his self-titled memoir into a six-episode series. it will hurt Ben Whishaw plays a doctor overwhelmed by his work in the obstetrics and gynecology department of a hospital. Set in London in 2006, the show chronicled a group of his junior doctors as they faced enormous pressure without any stipend. Whishaw’s co-stars include Ambika Mod, Michele Austin and Dame Harriet Walter.


Bogan: Power and Glory (Netflix, Thursday, 3:01 AM)

exist power and gloryan independent continuation of the popular Danish drama Bogan, Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen) had just been appointed foreign minister when a drilling company suddenly discovered oil in Greenland. The event sparked an international struggle for power in the Arctic.


Book of Queer (Explore+, Thursday, 3:01 AM)

Book of Queer is a five-part special that explores the stories of LGBTQ+ individuals throughout history, from artists and activists to scientists and world leaders, including Ma Rainey, Bayard Rustin, Josephine Baker, Joan of Arc, Sappho and Michelangelo. Look forward to reenactments and entertainment of their lives, with narrations from Dominique Jackson, Alex Newell, Leslie Jordan and Ross Mathews.


more good stuff

tom swift (The CW, Tuesday, 8pm, series premiere)

The CW may have gotten rid of most of its shows (Include Legends of Tomorrow, heritageand, It’ll be fine soon, riverdale), but it’s also launching a newbie.exist tom swiftDerivatives of Nancy Drew Tian Richards plays a brilliant inventor who is thrust into a world of sci-fi conspiracy after his father’s shocking disappearance. He abandoned his comfortable way of life and embarked on a path to find the truth. LeVar Burton’s voice for Tom’s artificial intelligence, Barclay, sounds perfect.


South Park: The Streaming Wars (Paramount+, Wednesday, 3:01 AM)

Paramount+’s third South Park The film (and the fourth in the series) is considered the 318th episode of the Comedy Central comedy. Just take a minute to digest that number. complete? Well, let’s move on. In this special, Cartman and his mom engage in a battle of wills as an epic conflict unfolds and threatens the very existence of their small town.


The Queen (Peacock, Wednesday, 3:01 AM)

Peacock welcomes British doctor The QueenFollowed by RuPaul’s Drag Race Star Bimini Bon Boulash and seven other London drag queens aim to humanize them by showcasing their family, community and indomitable resilience and charisma.


A recap not to be missed

Barry (HBO, Sunday, 10 p.m.)

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Disney+, Wednesday, 3:01 AM)


Coming to an end

fear the walking dead (AMC, Sunday, 9 p.m., season seven finale)

we own the city (HBO, Monday, 9 p.m., season one finale)

under the banner of heaven (FX on Hulu, Thursday, 12:01 AM, Season 1 finale)

hacker (HBO Max, Thursday, 3:01 AM, Season 2 finale)

top chef (Bravo, Thursday, 8pm, season 19 finale)