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Netflix Bows Prison Comedy Hard Cell, School's Out for Abbott Elementary

ALSO: The Thing About Pam wraps, 90210 stars hit Name That Tune, FBI dominates CBS, and more.
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    The Office alum Catherine Tate returns to the mockumentary world with Hard Cell, a Netflix single-cam comedy about life in a women’s prison. All six episodes of the British comedy drop today.

    Also today: ABC's freshman hit Abbott Elementary begins its early summer vacation, NBC concludes Dateline docudrama The Thing About Pam, Beverly Hills, 90210 alums Jennie Garth and Ian Ziering attempt to Name That Tune, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Tuesday:

    Hard Cell: Complete Season 1. Catherine Tate (The Office, Doctor Who) sports various wigs and accents as she guides viewers through the ups and downs of life in a fictional women’s prison. Tate, who created and directs the series, plays a host of different characters, from prison governor Laura Willis to Big Viv, a musical-loving lifer. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Abbott Elementary: Season 1 finale. While on Abbott’s annual zoo field trip, Tariq (Zack Fox) unexpectedly reveals that he’s been offered a job in New York. As Janine (Quinta Brunson) struggles with a big choice, Barbara (Sheryl Lee Ralph) starts questioning her future after finding out her favorite tuatara has been retired because of old age. 9:00 PM ET on ABC

    The Thing About Pam: Limited series finale. Pam (Renée Zellweger) goes to shocking and absurd extremes to extricate herself from the web of lies she’s spun. Later, those involved in Betsy’s (Katy Mixon) death and its aftermath find some measure of justice, redemption, and hope. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on NBC

    Name That Tune: New episode. It’s a battle of the Beverly Hills, 90210 co-stars as Jennie Garth and Ian Ziering test their song knowledge. In the second game, Grammy winner Shaggy and actress Kim Fields face off. 9:00 PM ET on FOX

    FBI: New episode. When a young couple is found murdered in a New York City park after returning from vacation, the team searches for a suspect linked to the drug trade. Followed by new episodes of FBI: International and FBI: Most Wanted. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    The Girl From Plainville: New episode. While the prosecution and defense get their strategies in place for the trial, Michelle’s (Elle Fanning) isolation from her peers pushes her to a breaking point. In a different timeline, Michelle and Coco (Colton Ryan) see each other for the first time since Florida. Watch preview. Streaming on Hulu

    Mr. Mayor: New episode. Neil (Ted Danson) can’t wait to show off his deal-making skills with the visiting mayors of L.A.’s sister cities, but chaos ensues when he mistakes a group of film extras for the real mayors. 8:30 PM ET on NBC

    This Is Us: New episode. Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby’s (Chris Sullivan) relationship evolves over the course of several years. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on NBC

    Black-ish: New episode. Pops (Laurence Fishburne), Dre (Anthony Anderson), and Junior (Marcus Scribner) go on a “man trip” to heal old wounds. Meanwhile, Diane (Marsai Martin) and Jack (Miles Brown) contemplate their futures as they look at their college wish lists. 9:30 PM ET on ABC

    NHL Hockey: The NHL’s top talent hits the ice for a double-header on ESPN:

    • Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT
    • Tampa Bay Lightning at Dallas Stars 9:30 PM ET/6:30 PM PT

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Hard Cell, Abbott Elementary, FBI, Name That Tune, The Thing About Pam, Catherine Tate, Quinta Brunson