PopWatch Planner: 'The Normal Heart' premiere, and more
If you aren’t traveling or lying on a beach somewhere for your Memorial Day weekend, you should know that your TV is calling your name, because HBO’s The Normal Heart is finally premiering, not to mention Mad Men’s half-season finale. And as for the rest of your week? Well, you’ve got new music, Angelina Jolie in theaters, the return of reality TV favorite So You Think You Can Dance, and more.
Enjoy your week:
The Normal Heart premiere, 9 p.m., HBO OR Mad Men half-season finale,10 p.m., AMC
Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons, Julia Roberts, Taylor Kitsch, and Matt Bomer start in The Normal Heart, a Ryan Murphy film about the true-life story of an AIDS activist set in the ’80s. Between its star-studded cast and heartbreaking story, it will probably tug at a few — if not all — heartstrings. Mad Men probably won’t warrant quite as many tears, but it will be the last time we’ll see the men and women of Sterling Cooper & Partners until the second half of the season (and the final part of the series) premieres in 2015.
Petals on the Wind, 9 p.m., Lifetime
The long-awaited Flowers in the Attic sequel is finally here and, as expected, it’s full of all kinds of incest.
Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse in stores
If Mariah Carey’s new album is half as confusing/intriguing as its title, I’ll give it a listen.
So You Think You Can Dance, 8 p.m., Fox
The beloved reality show is back, and Nigel and the gang are hitting the road for audition season, a.k.a. the best part of the show when horrible dancers try to prove they have rhythm.
Undateable, 9 p.m., NBC
If you’re in need of a new comedy, why not watch a bunch of people fail at having a love life? Sounds fun, right?
Derek, streaming on Netflix
Ricky Gervais’ cult series is back for season two, and for the most part, I hear it’s just as good as season one.
A Million Ways to Die in the West OR Maleficent in theaters
You all have a serious life decision to make: Seth MacFarlane or Angelina Jolie? Why not a double-header?
Halt and Catch Fire, 10 p.m., AMC
After its Tumblr preview, AMC’s newest show, which follows the rise of the PC in the early 1980s, roughly one year after IBM, is finally ready to launch.
Jon Hamm stars as Don Draper in the Emmy-winning ’60s-set drama