ONTVtoday: Friday September 14 – 12 Strong


The Best Shows on TV


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12 Strong

7:45 p.m. ET on MAX – Premiere
Ted Tally, who won an Academy Award for his screenplay adaptation of “Silence of the Lambs,” crafted his screenplay (with Peter Craig) for this 2018 combat drama from a nonfiction book by Doug Stanton, about the U.S. Army Special Forces sent to Afghanistan immediately after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The strong cast includes Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, Geoff Stults and Thad Luckinbill, who is also one of the producers. Nicolai Fuglsig directed.

Lennie James

2

American Masters

9 p.m. ET on PBS, PBS-HD
The new episode “Basquiat” profiles one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century, a rock star of his field who lived fast, died young (at 27, of a heroin overdose) and left behind thousands of paintings and drawings. An accountant’s son from Brooklyn, Jean-Michel Basquiat rose from an anonymous graffiti writer to a true titan of the art world in less than a decade. Basquiat’s friends, lovers and art world colleagues reflect on his life and legacy.


3

Wynonna Earp

9 p.m. ET on SYFY
Most current TV shows at some point seem inclined to give their own spin to the hit movie comedy “Groundhog Day,” in which a character must relive a day or an experience until he learns some life lesson. Such may prove to be the case in the new episode “Undo It,” which sees history repeating itself, over and over, as Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano) is faced with a seemingly impossible choice. Elsewhere, Waverly and Nicole (Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell) visit a jeweler.

Lennie James

4

Haunted Live

10 p.m. ET on TRAVEL – Series Premiere
This new paranormal series stars the members of the Tennessee Wraith Chasers, previously seen on the Destination America series “Ghost Asylum.” Each live episode finds the team at a different location that is rumored to be a site of uncanny activity. Fans can follow their investigation live and even comment and direct the team where to investigate via Travel Channel’s Facebook Live platform. Each week’s location likewise is posted on Travel Channel’s social media pages.


5

Amy Schumer Presents Sam Morril: Positive Influence

11 p.m. ET on COMEDY
The New York-born stand-up comic takes the spotlight in this new one-hour concert, recorded last winter before a receptive live audience at Roulette, a Brooklyn club. Sports fans know Morril as host of People Talking Sports on the MSG Network, but his comedy side is more familiar to audiences of “Conan,” where he has made several appearances. A former intern on “The Colbert Report,” Morril also has been a guest on his former boss’s current talk show, “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

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