TV This Weekend

Country Music Stars Fire Up Their Webcams For ACM: Our Country Special

ALSO: Shark Week in a Weekend, Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project, Westworld, and more.
  • Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert will be performing from home in ACM Presents: Our Country Sunday night on CBS.
    Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert will be performing from home in ACM Presents: Our Country Sunday night on CBS.

    In what's quickly become the solution du jour for cancelled live TV events in the age of coronavirus, CBS and the Academy of Country Music are cooking up an epic living room concert to air in place of Sunday night's postponed ACM Awards. Also this weekend: Discovery gifts homebound viewers with its first-ever Shark Week in a Weekend, USA airs a Modern Family marathon ahead of next week's series finale, plus new episodes of Westworld, Homeland, The Walking Dead and more. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:

    SATURDAY APRIL 4

    MARATHON: An annual summer event makes a rare off-season appearance as Discovery gifts its viewers with its first-ever Shark Week in a Weekend, featuring a marathon of fan favorite Shark Week programming that will run from Saturday morning through Sunday night. View the full schedule. Starts at 9:00 AM ET on Discovery Channel

    MARATHON: With the series finale just four days away, USA is hosting a Modern Family Marathon featuring 28 fan-selected episodes beginning at 1:00 PM ET on USA

    CABLE PREMIERE: HBO's big Saturday night movie this week is Good Boys. The 2019 comedy follows a group of 6th grade boys as they play hooky from school, spy on the girls next door, and go to a kissing party. Watch the trailer. 8:00 PM ET on HBO

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Cleo (Natalie Hall) is an aspiring chef in Portland who hopes to win a food truck in You're Bacon Me Crazy, while Gabe (Michael Rady), a fellow competitor, has his sights set on Cleo. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on Hallmark

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Karina (Bree Williamson) befriends Lena (Heather McComb) and her daughter Mallie (Josie M. Parker) in Mommy is a Murderer, only to suspect that Maillie is actually a missing girl named Emily, who was taken from her family years earlier. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Promising to shed new light on the notorious sexual predator and his protectors, Reelz presents Jeffrey Epstein: His Victims Tell All, in which a number of women speak out on camera for the first time. 8:00 PM ET on Reelz

    ENCORE PRESENTATION: With production on new episodes at a stand still, Saturday Night Live is re-airing the February episode with host RuPaul and musical guest Justin Bieber. 11:30 PM ET on NBC
     

    SUNDAY APRIL 5

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Blake Shelton are just a few of the stars appearing  (from home, natch) in ACM Presents: Our Country. Gayle King is set to host the two-hour special. Watch the preview8:00 PM ET on CBS

    DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: Kim Kardashian shares the experiences that have made her a proponent of prisoner rights in Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project. The two hour documentary turns the spotlight on the nation's mass-incarceration problem and Kardiashian's efforts to address it. Watch the preview. 7:00 PM ET on Oxygen

    NEW EPISODE: The fallout from American Idol's Hawaii Showcase last week continues in part 2, as the judges tell the remaining performers exactly where they stand. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    NEW EPISODE: Hayes (Sam Trammell) may have a solution on Homeland. Meanwhile, Carrie (Claire Danes) goes shopping... for trouble, we're guessing. 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

    NEW EPISODE: The producers of Westworld aren't big on spoilers, but they cryptically describe Sunday's installment by reminding viewers that "the truth doesn't always set you free." Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    PENULTIMATE EPISODE: With post-production halted, the season finale of The Walking Dead won't air until later this year. The penultimate episode will air as planned tonight, with the final battle of the Whisperer War quickly approaching. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on AMC

    DOCUSERIES PREMIERE: From 1979 to 1981, at least thirty African American children were kidnapped and murdered in Atlanta. The five-part docuseries Atlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children examines the case 40 years later as the investigation is officially re-opened. Watch the preview. 8:00 PM ET on HBO

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Academy of Country Music Awards, CBS, Coronavirus