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AMC's Quiz Considers the Case of an Alleged Game Show Cheat

ALSO: Killing Eve, Laurel Canyon, Lance, Lucy in the Sky, Match Game, and more.
  • Matthew Macfadyen and Michael Sheen in Quiz. (AMC)
    Matthew Macfadyen and Michael Sheen in Quiz. (AMC)

    They were the coughs heard round the world. In 2001, one of TV's most-popular game shows was rocked by a truly bizarre scandal, as the producers of Britain's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire brought a former contestant and his wife to court, accusing them of cheating their way to the top prize. That infamous passage in television history gets the limited series treatment this weekend as AMC airs the first episode of Quiz. Speaking of game shows, ABC is rolling out a fresh slate of competitive shows on Sunday, while Epix looks back at the musical legacy of LA's Laurel Canyon, and Killing Eve's third season cuts to black. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    CABLE PREMIERE: HBO's big Saturday night movie premiere this week is Lucy in the Sky. The 2019 film travels to space with astronaut Lucy Cola (Natalie Portman), then falls back to earth with her, where normal life suddenly seems too small for her expanded worldview, yet at the same time more than she can bear. Jon Hamm (Mad Men) costars. Watch the trailer. 8:00 PM ET on HBO

    SEASON PREMIERE: Husband and wife veterinarians Ben and Erin Schroeder care for the pets of Hartington, Nebraska in Heartland Docs, DVM. The premiere of Season 2 follows the Schroeders as they search for a blood donor to save a puppy's life. 8:00 PM ET on National Geographic Wild

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Chloe (Karynn Moore) is a nanny for a new family whose paranoid focus on home security masks the matriarch's dark secrets in The Captive Nanny. Austin Highsmith (Scream: The TV Series) costars. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime


    LIMITED SERIES PREMIERE: AMC's Quiz tells the story of Charles Ingram (Matthew Macfadyen) who, along with his wife Diana (Sian Clifford) was put on trial after he was suspected of cheating his way to the top prize on the British iteration of Who Want to Be a Millionaire? Michael Sheen costars. Read our review. 10:00 PM ET on AMC

    SEASON PREMIERE: Alec Baldwin returns as host of Match Game, where tonight's celebrity panel is packed with famous film and TV detectives, including Angie Harmon (Rizzoli & Isles), Adam Rodriguez (Criminal Minds), Michael Chiklis (The Shield), Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine). 10:00 PM ET on ABC

    SEASON PREMIERE: A new season of Celebrity Family Feud kicks off with the stars of Netflix's Queer Eye facing off against Bravo's OG Queer Eye crew in an attempt to win cash for the charities of their choice. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    SEASON PREMIERE: Elizabeth Banks returns with a new season of Press Your Luck, where guests must avoid "The Whammy" in the pursuit of cash prizes. 9:00 PM ET on ABC

    DOCUSERIES CONCLUSION: The second half of 30 for 30: Lance examines Lance Armstrong's infamous blowout and his expulsion from the sport that brought him wealth, fame, and the power to enforce silence. Although Armstrong particiapted in interviews for the film, he was apparently unhappy with the direction of the film's second half, severing ties with director Marina Zenovich during post-production. 9:00 PM ET on ESPN

    SEASON FINALE: Villanelle (Jodie Comer) and Eve (Sandra Oh) have been circling one another all season, but the finale of Killing Eve raises the question of who exactly has been leading their dark dance. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on AMC

    DOCUSERIES PREMIERE: The two-part documentary Laurel Canyon turns back the clock to the LA enclave's legendary 1960s world of wealth, music, and fame inhabited by musicians whose collaborations live on to this day. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Epix

    NEW EPISODE: Though not yet recovered from his car accident, Dominick (Mark Ruffalo) returns home on I Know This Much Is True, where he flashes back to an early incident that led to his brother's first stay in an institution. 9:00 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: Quiz, AMC, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (UK)