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TV This Week: May 5 - 11: 'Rihanna 777'

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This week's TV Movies  

 


SUNDAY

Eleven teams entered, but only one team will cross the finish line victorious when multi-Emmy winner "The Amazing Race" concludes its 22nd go-round. 8 p.m. CBS

Who done it? Find out on the conclusion of the three-part mystery drama "The Bletchley Circle." 10 p.m. KOCE

"Argo: The Real Story" revisits the Iranian hostage tale dramatized in director-star Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning film. Meanwhile, "Locked Up Abroad" does likewise in "The Real Argo." 10 p.m. Discovery; 10 p.m. Nat Geo

MONDAY

Coffee, tea … or Rihanna? The Barbados-born diva, pictured, invites journalists and fans to join the jet set for her seven-day, seven-nation, seven-concert tour in the special "Rihanna 777." 8 p.m. Fox

From the Arthurian antics of 1975's "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" to the raunchy silliness of 2012's "Ted," the "Funniest Movies of All Time" are counted down in this special. 9 p.m. TV Guide

A sixtysomething American man and the twentysomething Chinese woman he met through an online dating service try to make it work in "Seeking Asian Female" on a new "Independent Lens." 10 p.m. KOCE

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes four couples taking the ill-advised step of having reality TV crews record their every waking moment in the docu-series "Newlyweds: The First Year." 10 p.m. Bravo

"Dear Mom, Love Cher" is a biographical tribute from the superstar to the woman who birthed and raised her … which makes the macaroni necklace we've been working on for Mother's Day look like a piece of junk. 10 p.m. Lifetime

TUESDAY

Everything we know about the Constitution we learned from one of those "Schoolhouse Rocks!" animated shorts back in the 1970s. So we should probably tune in for the new series "Constitution USA With Peter Sagal." 9 p.m. KOCE

The docu-series "Polygamy USA" profiles an off-shoot Mormon community in Arizona that still practices the plural marriage their forefathers preached back in the 19th century. 9 p.m. National Geographic

Prepare to be lectured to when TED — the non-profit foundation whose videos and podcasts on a wide range of topics are a hit on the Web — presents its first-ever TV special, "TED Talks Education." 10 p.m. KOCE

WEDNESDAY

"Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck" salutes the late movie mogul who helped shepherd such hits as "Jaws" and "Driving Miss Daisy" to the big screen. 5 and 8:30 p.m. TCM

Everything we know about deer we learned from watching "Bambi." So we should probably tune in for "The Private Life of Deer" on a new edition of "Nature." 8 p.m. KOCE

Untold numbers of immigrants lost their lives building this country's railroads back in the 19th century. One particularly mysterious case is reexamined on a new "Secrets of the Dead." 10 p.m. KOCE

The reality series "Preachers' Daughters" ends its freshman season. 10 p.m. Lifetime

THURSDAY

The college-themed sitcom "Community" signs off till Oct. 19 — whenever that might be. But should that day never come, here's a shout-out to the cast, crew and series creator-in-exile Dan Harmon. 8 p.m. NBC

If you build it, they will snowboard: A team designs and constructs those crazy courses used in extreme winter-sports competitions in the new docu-series "Mountain Movers." 8 p.m. Nat Geo

Walden (Ashton Kutcher) is torn between a twentysomething (Hilary Duff) and her grandmother (Marilu Henner) on the 10th-season finale of "Two and a Half Men." 8:30 p.m. CBS

Regionals, again? Well, what else are they gonna do? It's the season finale of "Glee." 9 p.m. Fox

FRIDAY

"24" lasted for eight seasons and one TV movie. But it looks like it'll be two-and-out for Kiefer Sutherland's follow-up vehicle "Touch," airing its season finale tonight. 9 p.m. Fox

Everywhere you turn lately, there's someone strumming a ukulele — often not very well. A real virtuoso on the instrument shows amateurs how it's done in the new documentary "Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings." 9 p.m. KOCE

Are the kids asleep? Good. "Bob Saget: That's What I'm Talkin' About" showcases the comic and former "Full House" star in a not-at-all family-friendly stand-up special. 10 p.m. Showtime

SATURDAY

"Battlestar Galactica's" Tricia Helfer has a real bad feeling about Estella Warren in the new made-for-cable thriller "Dangerous Intuition." 8 p.m. Lifetime

First came "Beverly Lewis' The Shunning," and now the made-for-cable sequel "Beverly Lewis' The Confession." "Switched at Birth's" Katie Leclerc and "ER's" Sherry Stringfield star. 9 and 11 p.m. Hallmark

"Jurassic Park" it ain't: Commandos battle CGI-animated prehistoric beasties in the 2013 creature feature "Rise of the Dinosaurs." 9 p.m. Syfy

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