What to Watch: 05/31/2016

Between variety shows, celebrity impersonators, and the epic mini-series Roots in full swing, it’s hard not to think we’ve TV time-warped back to the 1970s.

NAVANI’S PICK:
Maya & Marty [NBC, 10p]
NBC’s latest foray in the primetime sketch comedy arena stars Maya Rudolph, Martin Short and Kenan Thompson.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
Secrets of the Dead [PBS, 9p]
The remains of a girl, found in a cellar, leads to the conclusion that Jamestown settlers resorted to Cannibalism.

JASON’S PICK:
First Impressions with Dana Carvey [USA, 10:30p]
This could be a trainwreck, but Dana’s recent cold open turn as his classic Church Lady character is a reminder that he can be funny, even if he was once not turtle-y for the Turtle Club.

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NOW A FEW MORE WORDS FROM NAVANI ABOUT THE MOST IMPORTANT PROGRAM CURRENTLY ON TELEVISION SINCE WE MISSED YESTERDAY’S INSTALLMENT:

40 years after the original, Roots makes a second debut introducing a new generation to this epic family saga in hopes of continuing the conversation of slavery and race history in America. Last night kicked off part one of the 4-day miniseries event. Starring rapper /actor T.I., Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, Anika Noni Rose, and more.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • There’s plenty of clashes on The CW’s Containment as the situation worsens.

 

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