What’s on TV This Week: 9/11 Specials and ‘American Crime Story’

Between community, cable and streaming, the trendy tv panorama is an unlimited one. Here are among the exhibits, specials and films coming to TV this week, Sept. 6-12. Details and occasions are topic to vary.


THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY (1968) 10:15 p.m. on TCM. Clint Eastwood is slated to return to theaters this month with “Cry Macho,” a modern-day western. The function offers Eastwood a chance to mud off one in all his signature seems: grizzled man with a cowboy hat. The quintessential instance of that look may be discovered on this Sergio Leone odyssey, during which Eastwood performs a bounty hunter caught up in a plot that includes buried treasure and betrayal. While the film — and its rating, by Ennio Morricone — has develop into a traditional, preliminary reception was combined. This “must be the most expensive, pious and repellent movie in the history of its peculiar genre,” Renata Adler wrote in her overview for The New York Times in 1968. “If 42nd Street is lined with little pushcarts of sadism,” she added, “this film, which opened yesterday at the Trans-Lux 85th Street and the DeMille, is an entire supermarket.” Critical opinion concerning “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly” has improved since — although the identical can’t essentially be stated of 42nd Street.


Beanie Feldstein in “Impeachment: American Crime Story.”Credit…Tina Thorpe/FX

IMPEACHMENT: AMERICAN CRIME STORY 10 p.m. on FX. After dramatizing the trial of O.J. Simpson and the homicide of Gianni Versace, the anthology sequence “American Crime Story” turns to the occasions main as much as the impeachment of President Bill Clinton for its third season. This telling focuses on the angle of the ladies concerned, with Beanie Feldstein starring as Monica Lewinsky, Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp, Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones and Edie Falco as Hillary Clinton. Clive Owen performs President Clinton. Lewinsky is a producer of the season, and mentioned her involvement with it in a latest interview with The Times. “The reality is that this story has been part of a collective conversation for 20 years,” she stated, “and as I evolve, as the world evolves, it comes to have different meanings.”

BITCHIN’: THE SOUND AND FURY OF RICK JAMES (2021) eight p.m. on Showtime. The lifetime of the funk singer Rick James is revisited on this documentary, which goals to provide a holistic view of James’s difficult legacy. Directed by Sacha Jenkins (“Fresh Dressed”), “Bitchin’” seems at James’s roots — together with his enlistment within the Navy — his music and his famously wild life-style whereas additionally inspecting his relationships with girls. The movie is one reply to a query that the critic Candice Frederick requested in a latest article in The Times: “How do you reckon with the man who is just as famous for committing sexual assault and perpetuating misogyny in the music industry?”


WOMEN OF 9/11: A SPECIAL EDITION OF 20/20 WITH ROBIN ROBERTS 9 p.m. on ABC. Women who have been affected by the assaults of Sept. 11, 2001, share their expertise on this two-hour particular hosted by Robin Roberts. Among these interviewed is Genelle Guzman-McMillan, who spent greater than 24 hours buried within the rubble of 1 World Trade Center earlier than being rescued. Also at 9 p.m., Vice TV will air TOO SOON: COMEDY AFTER 9/11, which explores the influence of the assaults on the work of comedians. Interviewees in that documentary embrace David Cross, Ahmed Ahmed, Janeane Garofalo, Hari Kondabolu, Cedric the Entertainer, and Marc Maron.


Benedict Cumberbatch in “Doctor Strange.”Credit…Disney/Marvel

DOCTOR STRANGE (2016) eight p.m. on TNT. If you watched the just-released “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” over the weekend and are within the temper for extra Marvel, right here’s an opportunity to revisit “Doctor Strange.” The actor Benedict Cumberbatch performs a neurosurgeon who goes on a religious journey, whereas Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton and Rachel McAdams even have main roles. Manohla Dargis referred to as the movie “giddily enjoyable” in her overview for The Times. “Doctor Strange,” she wrote, “is part of Marvel’s strategy for world domination, yet it’s also so visually transfixing, so beautiful and nimble that you may even briefly forget the brand.”


DATELINE 10 p.m. on NBC. On Friday evening’s particular episode of NBC’s “Dateline,” Lester Holt interviews the relations of passengers and crew members who died on United Airlines Flight 93. Several different networks will even air programming timed to the 20th anniversary of 9/11. On History Channel, 9/11: THE LEGACY, airing at 7 p.m., seems at tales of kids whose lives have been impacted by the assaults. At eight p.m., CBS will air THE RACE AGAINST TIME: THE C.I.A. AND 9/11. And at 9 p.m., the documentary DETAINEE 001 (2021) on Showtime seems on the case of John Walker Lindh, who turned referred to as the “American Taliban.”

ILANA GLAZER PRESENTS COMEDY ON EARTH: NYC 2020-2021 11 p.m. on Comedy Central. For some counterprogramming, take into account this hourlong comedy particular, which brings collectively an array of stand-up performances that riff on life throughout the pandemic, with Petey DeAbreu, Alison Leiby, Larry Owens, and Sydnee Washington.


Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the Met Orchestra in 2019. Nézet-Séguin will lead the orchestra in Verdi’s “Requiem” to acknowledge the 20th anniversary of 9/11, in a efficiency that can air on PBS.Credit…Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the Met Orchestra in 2019. Nézet-Séguin will lead the orchestra in Verdi’s “Requiem” to acknowledge the 20th anniversary of 9/11, in a efficiency that can air on PBS.

GREAT PERFORMANCES: VERDI’S REQUIEM: THE MET REMEMBERS 9/11 eight p.m. on PBS (examine native listings). Saturday programming recognizing the 20th anniversary of 9/11 consists of this particular episode of PBS’s “Great Performances,” which options Verdi’s “Requiem.” Misty Copeland will host. The Met Opera’s music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will conduct the orchestra, which will likely be joined by the singers Ailyn Pérez, Elina Garanca, Matthew Polenzani and Eric Owens.


2021 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS eight p.m. on MTV. The rapper and singer Doja Cat is slated to host this yr’s version of the MTV Video Music Awards. Nominees for the highest prizes embrace Justin Bieber, Megan Thee Stallion, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift; performers are to incorporate Olivia Rodrigo, Camila Cabello, Lil Nas X, Foo Fighters and Kacey Musgraves.