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What’s on TV this week: Norm Macdonald stand-up special, 'South Park' film and NBA Finals

Sunday

“Indianapolis 500” (NBC, 11 a.m. ET): They're all revved up for IndyCar racing's premiere event.

“Monaco Grand Prix” (ABC, 3:30 p.m.): They are also revved up for Formula One's most prestigious event.

“Coca-Cola 600” (Fox, 6 p.m.): And they're also also revved up for NASCAR's most grueling event.

“National Memorial Day Concert” (PBS, 8 and 9:30 p.m.): Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise return to co-host this star-studded special.

Monday

“Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special” (Netflix): The late, great comic offers a few last laughs in this self-recorded stand-up special.

“Julia” (CNN, 5 and 7 p.m.): Save the liver! Culinary icon Julia Child is remembered in this 2021 documentary.

“Biography” (A&E, 8 and 9 p.m.; concludes Tuesday): A four-part episode charts the highs and lows of R&B star Bobby Brown’s life and career.

“Theodore Roosevelt” (History Channel, 8 p.m.; concludes Tuesday): America’s 26th president is recalled in this two-part profile.

“The Bad Seed Returns” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.): That child is still evil — evil, I tells ya! — in this TV movie sequel. With Mckenna Grace.

“Origins of Hip Hop” (A&E, 10 p.m.) This new docuseries explores the roots of that culturally dominant musical genre.

“Explorer: The Deepest Cave” (National Geographic, 10 p.m.): How low can they go? Find out in this new special.

“The American Presidency With Bill Clinton” (History Channel, 8 p.m.): America's 42nd president is your guide to the inner workings of the Oval Office in this new series.

Tuesday

"Pistol” (FX on Hulu): This new miniseries charts the rise and fall of the iconic British punk band the Sex Pistols.

"30 for 30” (ESPN, 5 p.m.): Streetball’s moves and rap music’s grooves come together in 1990s NYC in the documentary “The Greatest Mixtape Ever.”

"America's Got Talent" (NBC, 8 p.m.): The competition returns for yet another summer. Terry Crews hosts.

“Tom Swift” (The CW, 9 p.m.): A young and gifted and Black inventor is part James Bond, part MacGyver in this new action drama.

“Dancing With Myself” (NBC, 10 p.m.): Contestants strut their stuff in social media-inspired dance challenges in this new competition series.

“Frontline” (PBS, 10 p.m.): A new episode investigates the Minneapolis police department in the aftermath of the 2020 murder of George Floyd.

"Bobby Brown: Every Little Step" (A&E, 10 p.m.): The aforementioned celeb also headlines this new reality series.

"Black Patriots: Buffalo Soldiers" (10:30 p.m., History Channel): This special salutes the Black enlisted men who once served in segregated units in the U.S. Army.

Wednesday

“South Park: The Streaming Wars” (Paramount+): Our favorite foul-mouthed fifth graders go channel surfing in this new animated movie.

"The Match: Champions for Charity" (CNN, TNT, truTV, 6:30 p.m.): NFL greats Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen hit the golf course for a worthy cause in this special.

"The Real Housewives of Dubai" (Bravo, 9 p.m.): Drinks will be thrown, trash talked, etc., in this latest entry in the reality TV franchise.

Thursday

"The Book of Queer" (Discovery+): This new five-part series shines a light on the struggles and triumphs of the LGBTQ+ community.

“Borgen — Power & Glory” (Netflix): Your favorite Danish politician (Sidse Babett Knudsen) returns in this follow-up to the 2010-13 drama.

"The Orville" (Hulu): Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi adventure series makes the jump to streaming for Season 3.

"This Is Going to Hurt" (AMC+, Sundance Now): And that's just your hospital bill in this new medical drama. Ben Whishaw stars.

"Under the Banner of Heaven" (FX on Hulu): Murder will out in the finale of this fact-based mystery drama set in Utah. With Andrew Garfield.

“Scripps National Spelling Bee” (Bounce, Ion, 8 p.m.): Student spellers strive to be letter perfect in the finals of the annual competition hosted by LeVar Burton.

“NBA Finals” (ABC, 9 p.m.): Pro basketball's top two teams take the court in the opening game of this best-of-seven series.

“Her Majesty the Queen: A Gayle King Special” (CBS, 10 p.m.): And we're not talking about Oprah in this new special.

Friday

“The Boys” (Prime Video): They’re back in town for a sure-to-be "diabolical" third season of this darkly comic sci-fi action drama.

“Fire Island” (Hulu): Two BFFs take a gaycation at the Long Island hot spot in this 2022 rom-com.

“The Floor Is Lava” (Netflix): Watch your step as the competition returns for Season 2.

"Hollywood Stargirl" (Disney+): And after all, she's Grace VanderWaal in this sequel to the teen-themed 2020 TV movie.

“Physical” (Apple TV+): Rose Byrne is back in leotard and leggings in new episodes of this dark comedy set in the 1980s.

“Trixie Motel” (Discovery+): Drag artist Trixie Mattel fixes up a Palm Springs fixer upper in this new renovation series.

"The Villains of Valley View” (Disney, 8 p.m.): A teenage supervillain and her family try to keep a low profile in this new sitcom.

“Great Performances” (PBS, 9 p.m.): A new episode remembers legendary New York theater impresario Joe Papp.

“Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion” (Disney, 9 p.m.): A young Latina is transformed into a masked crimefighter in this new comedy.

“Guy’s All-American Road Trip” (Food Network, 9 p.m.): Mr. Fieri and the fam hit the highway in an RV for his latest series.

“P-Valley” (Starz, 9 p.m.): Chucalissa, Mississippi's finest are back on the stripper pole in the return of this adult-themed drama.

Saturday

“Buried in Barstow” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.): “Rizzoli & Isles’” Angie Harmon stars in this new TV movie as a former hit woman turned single mom.

“Hidden Gems” (Hallmark Channel, 8 p.m.): A woman in Hawaii for her sister's wedding hooks up with a hunky dive instructor in this TV movie.

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(Los Angeles Times listings editor Matt Cooper compiled this column.)

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