“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 movies and TV series, which usually airs the day before the Oscars, is back on the beach. Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman are the hosts. Writer and performer raised in Oregon Jana Schmieding is nominated for Best Female Performance in a Scripted Series for her work in the very good series Peacock, “Rutherford Falls”, which has been renewed for a second season. (2:00 p.m. PT/5:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, IFC; live broadcast on fubo TV, which offers a free trial, and Philo, which also offers a free trial)

Related: ‘Rutherford Falls’: Oregon’s Jana Schmieding Adds Heat to Clever Comedy About One City’s Culture Shock

“Foreigner”: The popular historical romance returns for Season 6. (9 p.m. Sunday, Starz)

“Buying 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, thanks to 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 in Buss’ daughter, Jeanie, and Gaby Hoffman as Claire Rothman, general manager of the Forum, the arena where the Lakers played. (9 p.m. Sunday, HBO/stream on HBO Max)

Related: ‘Winning Time’: HBO series on the rise of the LA Lakers dynasty is messy and fun (review)

“Shining Valley”: A new horror-comedy about a not exactly functional family that moves to a house in the suburbs that may have its own chilling secrets. The cast includes Courtney Cox, Greg Kinnear and Mira Sorvino. Sharon Horgan (“Catastrophe”) serves as co-creator and executive producer. (10 p.m. Sunday, Starz)

The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards: The annual celebration of country artists is moving from networks to a streaming home. The Dolly Parton Hosts (mainstreams of the show Monday, Prime Video at 5:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. CT / 8:00 p.m. ET)

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

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

“The Flash”: 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 broadcast on fubo tv)

“Survivor”: The ancestor of reality TV shows begins season 42. (8 p.m. Wednesday, CBS; broadcast on Paramount Plus)

“Domino Masters”: First there was “Lego Masters”, now comes this series of competitions, hosted by Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”). Teams will be challenged to create and knock down domino creations. The judges include Danica McKellar; Super Bowl champion and gallery owner Vernon Davis; and professional chain reaction and domino artist Steve Price. Among the teams are the “Back Breakers,” a trio that includes Doug Pieschel, whose hometown is Roseburg. (9 p.m. Wednesday, Fox; live broadcast on fubo tv)

” Kung Fu ” : The Adventure returns for Season 2. (9:00 p.m. Wednesday, The CW)

“Good problem”: The series returns to continue Season 4. (10 p.m. Wednesday, Freeform)

“Desus & Mero”: The hottest late-night talk show around returns for Season 4 and returns to its one-a-week schedule. (11 p.m. Thursday, Showtime)


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

“The Diaries of Andy Warhol”: Executive producer Ryan Murphy offers a documentary exploration of the famous artist’s life and career, complete with an approximation of Warhol’s storytelling, using AI techniques. (Available to stream from Wednesday, Netflix)

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

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

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

“That dirty black bag”: Dominic Cooper (“Preacher”) stars in what is described as a modern take on a spaghetti western. The eight-part series involves Cooper as a sheriff, a bounty hunter who lightens his load by bringing back the heads of his victims, and more. The cast also includes Douglas Booth, Niv Sultan, Travis Fimmel and Aidan Gillen. (Available to stream from Thursday, AMC Plus)

-Kristi Turnquist

[email protected] 503-221-8227 @Kristiturnquist

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