DVR alert! Here’s what’s on TV this weekend

Did you know Americans watch the most TV? Of course we do – with like 300 different networks producing so many original shows it’d literally be impossible to find enough time to watch all of ’em.
But we’re gonna try. According to a study, people in North America watch more TV than anyone else in the world. We watch an average of four hours and three minutes a day, which is WELL above the worldwide average of just under three hours.

The study also found that American TV shows are the most popular worldwide. British shows are second. You can celebrate our achievement with some great new television.

New TV This Weekend:

  • Friday on Netflix:  The premiere of “Chambers”, a horror series about a teenager haunted by visions and dark impulses after a heart transplant.  It stars a girl named Sivan Alyra Rose.  The cast also includes Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn.

 

  • Friday on Netflix:  The 2nd season of “The Protector”.  It’s a Turkish series dubbed into English.  It’s about a guy descended from an ancient order who becomes a hero tasked with defending Istanbul from an immortal enemy.

 

  • Friday on Netflix:  The 2nd season of “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power”.

 

  • Friday at 7:00 p.m. EST on ABC & ESPN:  “The NFL Draft“2nd and 3rd Rounds.

 

Friday Late-Night Talk Shows:

  • “Jimmy Fallon”- Sting and “Riverdale’s” KJ Apa.
  • “Jimmy Kimmel”- Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Chris Hemsworth, and 2 Chainz.  (Repeat)
  • “Stephen Colbert”- Zach Galifianakis, presidential candidate Eric Swalwell, and Ellie Goulding.  (R 4/8/19)
  • “James Corden”- Piper Perabo, Elle King, and Gordon Ramsay.  (Repeat)
  • “Seth Meyers”- Kit Harington, Chelsea Clinton, and Marina.  (Repeat)
  • “Carson Daly”- Robin Tunney, Mattiel, and Stefania Lavie Owen.  (Repeat)

 

As for Daytime Talk Shows:

. . . Adam Sandler is on “Ellen”,

. . . Shemar Moore is on “The Talk”,

. . . Pitbull is on “The View”,

. . . Viola Davis is on “Kelly and Ryan”.

 

  • Saturday at Noon EST on ABC & ESPN:  “The NFL Draft“4th thru 7th Rounds.

 

  • Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Eastern on CSPAN:  “The White House Correspondents’ Dinner”.  The keynote speaker is presidential biographer Ron Chernow, who’s been askedto make a case for the First Amendment and Freedom of the Press.

 

  • Saturday at 8:00 p.m. on HBO:  “The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony”.  This year’s inductees are Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, The Cure, Roxy Music, and The Zombies.

 

  • Saturday at 10:00 p.m. on AMC:  The second season premiere of “The Son”, which is that show where Pierce Brosnanplays a cattle baron turned oil tycoon.

 

  • Saturday at 10:00 p.m. on TBS:  “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee:  Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner”.

 

  • Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on CBS:  “The Red Line”, an eight-episode limited series about families coming together in the aftermath of the racially charged shooting death of a gay black doctor by a white cop in Chicago.  Noah Wyleis the widower.

 

  • Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on ABC:  “American Idol”.

 

  • Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Starz:  The second season finale of “American Gods”.

 

  • Sunday at 9:00 p.m. on HBO:  “Game of Thrones”.

 

Only four episodes left.  Who will the the Army of the Dead kill on “Game of Thrones”?  This week’s song includes 34 of the main characters sung in 45.