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This weekend on TV: Alec Baldwin gets roasted ... and so does Trump

Published July 7, 2017 11:09 am
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"One Night Only: Alec Baldwin" (Sunday, 7 and 9 p.m., Spike) is pretty much a roast of the ever-talented, sometimes controversial actor.

Filmed in June, the guests include former "30 Rock" co-stars Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer, Tracy Morgan along with Robert DeNiro, Julianne Moore, Horatio Sanz. Two of Baldwin's brothers, Daniel and Billy, and his wife, Hilaria, also appear.

As does former President Bill Clinton.



I was hoping for somebody from "Knots Landing" — the prime-time soap on which Baldwin starred for two seasons (40 episodes) back in 1984-85.

• If you're a big fan of Andy Samberg's comedy, you'll probably find the sports spoof "Tour de Pharmacy" (Saturday, 8 p.m., HBO) amusing. If you're not, well, it'll leave you cold. Samberg is joined by Orlando Bloom, John Cena, Daveed Diggs and Freddie Highmore in the mockumentary about doped-up bike racers in the early 1980s that occasionally — infrequently — funny.

There is one remarkable thing about "Dope," however. Disgraced biker Lance Armstrong makes a cameo appearance.

• HBO also begins a real documentary this weekend. "The Defiant Onces" (Sunday, 7, 8, 10 and 11 p.m.) recounts the careers of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine — two music mavericks who became unlikely partners.

It continues Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Friday on TV ...

• Gold Cup soccer: French Guiana vs. Canada (5 p.m. FS2); Honduras vs. Costa Rica (7:30 p.m., FS2)

• "Masters of Illusion" (7 and 7:30 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Featured magicians include Barry and Stuart, Eric Jones, Murray SawChuck, Jonathan Pendragon, Chris Randall, Neil Croswell, Xavier Mortimer, Chipper Lowell, Billy Kidd, Bill Cook, Matt Marcy and Greg Gleason & Farrel Dillon.

• "The Great British Baking Show" (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Three challenges test the bakers on three different types of pastry.

• "Killjoys" (9 p.m., Syfy): Dutch and D'avin try to train a replacement nerd.

• "Eric Griffin: The Ugly Truth" (10 p.m., Showtime): Griffin performs standup.

• "Dark Matter" (10 p.m., Syfy): Familiar faces from the past return and cause havoc.

• "Wynonna Earp" (11 p.m., Syfy): Wynonna and Waverly are forced to confront their demons — and each other.

Saturday on TV …

• Gold Cup soccer: USA vs. Panama (2:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Martinique vs. Nicaragua (5 p.m., FS2)

• Doubt (7 and 8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): CBS burns off two episodes of this soapy legal drama, which it canceled back in February after just two episodes aired. First, Sadie interviews Billy's ex-classmates in hopes of finding a key piece of evidence; second, the DNA results in Billy's case come back.

• "20/20: In an Instant" (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): A man and his friend become trapped in an unexpected blizzard while hiking in the San Bernadino National Forest.

• "Still Star-Crossed" (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): ABC moves the rest of this low-rated show to Saturday nights to burn off the remaining episodes. Rosaline and Benvolio work together to uncover the origins of the feud between the Montagues and Capulets.

• "TURN: Washington's Spies" (10 p.m., AMC): Abe joins Arnold's legion and seeks revenge against Simcoe.

• "Orphan Black" (11 p.m., BBC America): Secrets are unlocked about Kira's gifts.

Sunday on TV …

• Gold Cup soccer: Curacao vs. Jamaica (5 p.m., FS2); Mexico vs. El Salvador (7:30 p.m., FS1)

• NBA Summer League (6 p.m., NBATV): Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers

• "Big Brother" (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The two new heads of households nominate two house guests for elimination;.

• "Celebrity Family Feud" (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Steve Harvey hosts. Celebrities Ozzie Smith, James Worthy, Le'Veon Bell and Marshall Faulk.

• "My Mother and Other Strangers on Masterpiece" (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Rose and the captain get serious.

• "First Ladies Revealed" (7 p.m., Smithsonian): Lady Bird Johnson, Edith Roosevelt and Betty Ford inherited the role of First Lady by chance.

• "CLAWS" (7 and 8 p.m., TNT): Bryce wrongly accuses Dr. Ken of a crime; Virginia and Desna are forced to ask Polly for help.

• "Candy Crush" (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): In this new game show based on the mobile game, players match colorful candies in combinations of three or more to win points, defeat obstacles and progress through more than 2,000 levels. Mario Lopez hosts.

• "Grantchester on Masterpiece" (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Sidney and Geordie try to connect a murder to a series of post office robberies.

• "American Grit" (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The team's strategic skills are put to the test when they have to choose which prize puzzle they will solve.

• "The $100,000 Pyramid" (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Cam Newton, Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and Apolo Ohno are the celebrity players.

• "Prime Suspect: Tennison on Masterpiece" (9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): The investigation of the murder of Julie Ann Collins reaches a climax.

• "Sharktacular" (9 p.m., Discovery): Sneak peeks, viral videos, and the greatest sharks in Shark Week history.

• "Twin Peaks" (9 p.m., Showtime): This is the chair.

• "Fear the Walking Dead" (10 p.m., AMC): In back-to-back episodes, an arrival at the Ranch creates a divide; Madison must negotiate terms of an agreement.

• "Power" (10 and 11 p.m., Starz): Tommy executes a plan to divert the attention of prosecutors.

• "I'm Dying Up Here" (11 p.m., Showtime): Goldie pitches an idea that Eli thinks he can sell; Nick returns after a hiatus.

 

 

 

 

 

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