What’s on TV This Week: The Olympics and the Jonas Brothers

Between community, cable and streaming, the trendy tv panorama is an enormous one. Here are a few of the reveals, specials and films coming to TV this week, July 19-25. Details and occasions are topic to vary.


GAMES OF THE XXI OLYMPIAD (1977) eight p.m. on TCM. In honor of the starting of the Tokyo Olympic Games this week, Turner Classic Movies is airing Olympics-related content material together with “Games of the XXI Olympiad,” a documentary that covers the 1976 Summer Olympics, which had been held in Montreal. The metropolis was left in debt after the estimated value of the Games went from $310 million to $1.03 billion. Notable moments from this Olympics had been Caitlyn Jenner’s record-breaking gold medal win in the decathlon, and Nadia Comăneci, simply 14 years previous at the time, incomes the first excellent 10 awarded to a gymnast in the Olympics. Also on Monday, TCM can be airing THE GAMES OF THE V OLYMPIAD STOCKHOLM, 1912 (2016) at 5 a.m., XIVTH OLYMPIAD: THE GLORY OF SPORT (1948) at 10:15 a.m. and TOKYO OLYMPIAD (1965) at three p.m.


Pope Francis, as seen in “In Their Own Words.”Credit…Pete Souza/Courtesy of Official White House Photo

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: POPE FRANCIS eight p.m. on PBS (verify native listings). Pope Francis can be featured in the second season premiere of PBS’s sequence “In Their Own Words.” He is taken into account progressive for his stance on L.G.B.T.Q. rights (he famously stated, “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?”), vaccines and the function of ladies in the church.

REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955) eight p.m. on TCM. On Tuesday night time, TCM can be airing “Rebel Without a Cause,” directed by Nicholas Ray and starring James Dean and Natalie Wood. As Bosley Crowther described it in his 1955 New York Times overview, the movie is about “young people neglected by their parents or given no understanding and moral support by fathers and mothers who are themselves unable to achieve balance and security in their homes.”


From left, Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas in “Olympic Dreams Featuring Jonas Brothers.”Credit…Elizabeth Morris/NBC

OLYMPIC DREAMS FEATURING JONAS BROTHERS eight p.m. on NBC. In protecting with this week’s Olympics-related programming, NBC can be airing a particular on Wednesday night time that includes the Jonas Brothers. In it, the brothers — Kevin, Joe and Nick — can be put to the check as they get a style of various Olympic sports activities, whereas being educated by Team U.S.A. Olympians. Tune in for Olympic-level athleticism, sibling rivalry, and a lot of journeys and falls.


GOOD GIRLS 10 p.m. on NBC. This comedy-drama will tie up its four-season run, and its unfastened ends, in a two-hour sequence finale. The present follows three moms, performed by Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman and Retta, who’re all working collectively to make ends meet. The present was anticipated to be picked up for a shortened, ultimate fifth season, so it was a shock to many when the present was canceled. There is nice information if you’re unhappy to see “Good Girls” go — the creator, Jenna Bans, can be working with NBC on a brand new thriller-dramedy with robust feminine leads known as “Redrum.”


A scene from “Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage.”Credit…Catherine Lash/HBO

WOODSTOCK 99: PEACE, LOVE, AND RAGE 9 p.m. on HBO. Though they share the identical title, the Woodstock pageant that passed off in 1969 and the Woodstock pageant that passed off in 1999 have fully completely different legacies. The new HBO documentary, directed by Garret Price, takes a deep dive into the chaos and violence that ensued at the 1999 pageant after a automobile was set on hearth as the Red Hot Chili Peppers completed their set. The documentary takes viewers via the hours that adopted as the state of affairs escalated.

OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY 7 a.m. on NBC. Finally, after a protracted week of Olympics-related programming and after a good longer 12 months of Olympic postponement, the opening ceremony can be broadcast stay from Tokyo at eight p.m. native time, which is 7 a.m. E.S.T. If you don’t really feel like getting up that early, it will likely be rebroadcast Friday night time at 7:30 p.m. Though spectators won’t be allowed in the stands in compliance with Tokyo’s Covid-19 security protocols, The Asahi Shimbun reported that there can be members of the International Olympic Committee, diplomats and overseas dignitaries in the stands. Though it’s unclear if the conventional parade of countries, which options athletes from every competing nation strolling via the opening ceremony, will happen. The torch relay has been underway since March 25 however can be changed in Tokyo by non-public ceremonies.


CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (1968) eight p.m. on TCM. If you want to get pleasure from one thing fantastical this weekend, contemplate “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” The movie, directed by Ken Hughes and starring Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes, encompasses a flying automobile, pirates and a city the place kids are banned. Though the movie was marketed as a kids’s musical, “the jokes and puns are fairly distributed among age levels,” the Times critic Renata Adler wrote. “There are some subtle, intelligent concessions to a child’s view of the absolute, unappealable arbitrariness of adult power,” she added.


SECRETS OF ROYAL TRAVEL eight p.m. on PBS (verify native listings). For a wholesome dose of escapism, this two-part sequence from PBS — the first installment debuts on Sunday — explores the trains and planes that belong to the British monarchy. This sequence presents a uncommon look into how Queen Elizabeth II and the remainder of the British monarchy journey in maybe the most luxurious methods conceivable.