What’s on TV This Week: ‘The Celebrity Dating Game’ and a Father’s Day Special

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, June 14-20. Details and times are subject to change.


SABOTEUR (1942) 8 p.m. on TCM. In this spy thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Cummings plays Barry Kane, a man who has been falsely accused of sabotage and goes to great lengths to prove his innocence. It is a “swift, high-tension film which throws itself forward so rapidly that it permits slight opportunity for looking back,” Bosley Crowther wrote in his review for The New York Times. However, Crowther — perhaps poking holes in the plot of more than one Hitchcock film — argued that “there is no reason for the hero undertaking his mad pursuit, since the obvious and sensible method would be to have it conducted by the FBI.” Priscilla Lane and Norman Lloyd also star.

THE CELEBRITY DATING GAME 10 p.m. on ABC. Michael Bolton and Zooey Deschanel host this revival of “The Dating Game,” which ran on ABC from 1965-86. Though the original show was focused on the non-famous, the format — one bachelor or bachelorette questions three suitors hidden from view — has remained largely the same. Celebrity contestants Hannah Brown (“The Bachelorette”) and the comedian Nicole Byer kick off the first episode of this installation in which celebrities and regular people are paired together. And this time around, viewers should be prepared for brief musical performances from Bolton, who is an executive producer.

REVOLUTION RENT 9 p.m. on HBO. In this documentary, the actor Andy Señor Jr. travels to his parents’ homeland of Cuba, where he is determined to direct a stage production of the musical “Rent.” Señor, who played Angel in a late 1990s Broadway production, is undertaking Cuba’s first Broadway musical produced by an American company in 50 years. Zoe Chapin, Hayden Christensen and Neil Patrick Harris are among the executive producers.

HONORING OUR KINGS, CELEBRATING BLACK FATHERHOOD 9 p.m. on OWN. This two-hour Father’s Day special on the Oprah Winfrey Network — co-hosted by the actor Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”) and Winfrey herself — aims to showcase the joys of Black fatherhood. “We want to honor the Black Kings who stand firm and proud in their role as a father, and celebrate the love and joy they bring to their families and communities,” Winfrey said in an Oprah Daily article. The program will feature celebrities like Dwyane Wade, Kevin Hart and John Legend, but it will also make space for discussions with dads who are not public figures. There will be a musical performance from the singer Andra Day.

Join Times theater reporter Michael Paulson in conversation with Lin-Manuel Miranda, catch a performance from Shakespeare in the Park and more as we explore signs of hope in a changed city. For a year, the “Offstage” series has followed theater through a shutdown. Now we’re looking at its rebound.


A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951) 8 p.m. on TCM. To bring this Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tennessee Williams to the big screen, the director Elia Kazan selected Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando for the leading roles. Kazan’s direction — and a “simply superlative cast” — are what made for “a motion picture that throbs with passion and poignancy,” Bosley Crowther wrote in his review for The Times. Leigh’s performance earned her the 1952 Academy Award for Best Actress.


2021 U.S. OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP 7 p.m. on NBC. Round One of this Grand Slam tournament will kick off at Torrey Pines in San Diego, Calif. Former champions will be competing again, including Brooks Koepka, Gary Woodland and last year’s winner, Bryson DeChambeau. Each round will be broadcast on NBC this (aptly timed) Father’s Day weekend, culminating with Round Four, which will air on Sunday at 12 p.m.

JUNETEENTH: TOGETHER WE TRIUMPH 9:01 p.m. on ABC. The actor Leslie Odom Jr. (“Hamilton”) will host this star-studded, two-hour ABC special in observance of Juneteenth (the network’s second consecutive). The program will include stories from several ABC news anchors, such as Linsey Davis, Deborah Roberts and Kenneth Moton. Singers-songwriters Leon Bridges and H.E.R. will perform, and the talk show host Michael Strahan will interview former President Barack Obama.

TREVOR NOAH PRESENTS JOSH JOHNSON: # (HASHTAG) 11 p.m. on Comedy Central. “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah presents a one-hour stand-up special with the comedian Josh Johnson, a writer on “The Daily Show.” Johnson discusses what the pandemic has done to relationships, what we can realistically expect from dating and whether or not animals hold racial biases (namely, his friend’s bird).


FIGHT THE POWER: THE MOVEMENTS THAT CHANGED AMERICA 8 p.m. on History. “Throughout our nation’s history, the act of peaceful protest has been a force of meaningful change,” the former basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said in the trailer for this documentary, directed by Deborah Morales. The film unpacks key movements in United States history — from the women’s suffrage and civil rights movements to the Stonewall uprising and recent Black Lives Matter protests — to explore how peaceful demonstrations have been essential to the country’s progress.


RICK AND MORTY 11 p.m. on Adult Swim. We’re re-entering the multiverse for Season 5 of “Rick and Morty,” and with a rapid turnaround after the last season. The animated show, created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, is about a cranky mad scientist named Rick Sanchez (voiced by Roiland) who, after initially returning from a long absence, moves in with his daughter’s family and forms a unique bond with one of his grandchildren: Morty Smith (voiced by Maurice LaMarche). Rick takes Morty on dangerous adventures through time and space, but not to worry — there are still plenty of complicated family dynamics to unpack here.

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