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Thursday 10

“Safe” (Netflix streaming anytime) Michael C. Hall, our buddy from “Dexter,” returns to TV in this dramatic thriller about a surgeon, grieving after losing his wife to cancer, whose daughter vanishes. It’s created by British crime author Harlan Corben (Play Dead, Miracle Cure, Tell No One).

Friday 11

“The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle” (Amazon streaming anytime) DreamWorks Animation revives Jay Ward’s anarchic ’60s cartoon—sticking to the original characters and keeping the original cell-animated style.

“All Night” (Hulu streaming anytime) AwesomenessTV, makers of “Freakish,” collaborate with Hulu again for this 10-episode sitcom set entirely during “an overnight, lock-in graduation party.”

“Meghan Markle: An American Princess” (KRQEDT2 7pm) A royal wedding is on the horizon, and you know what that means: a sudden outbreak of rabid Anglophila. Here, FOX gets into it with a two-hour look at the first American to marry a British royal since 1937.

“Kevin Smith: Silent But Deadly” (Showtime 7pm) Showtime airs writer/director Kevin Smith’s first standup special—the one he had a heart attack shooting.

Funeral Parade of Roses (TCM 12am) This obscure but groundbreaking queercore Japanese New Wave film from 1969 is a reverse Oedipus Rex in which a young transvestite in Tokyo murders his mother and sleeps with his father. Famed androgynous singer/dancer/actor Peter (a.k.a. Sinnosuke Ikehata) stars.

Saturday 12

“Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final” (Logo 4pm) Europe’s weirdest, glitteriest, pop stariest (and at 62 years of age, oldest) singing competition (birthplace of ABBA, don’t you know) airs live on Logo, making it officially super gay (in a non-pejorative way).

“Lawn & Order” (DIY 6pm) Good news: Somebody came up with a new pun for a home remodeling show title.

“Patrick Melrose” (Showtime 7pm) Benedict Cumberbatch plays an aristocratic playboy and unrepentant heroin addict in this five-part adaptation of Edward St., Aubyn’s semi-autobiographical novels (Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, Mother’s Milk, At Last).

Sunday 13

Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance (Lifetime 6pm) I feel like Lifetime has recycled that title, like, five times. But you can’t fault them for jumping on the bandwagon with this scripted docudrama about H&M’s “meet cute.”

“Little Women” (KNME-5 7pm) Not the Lifetime reality show about really small ladies trying to make it big in LA, but the umpteenth adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s enduring novel. This one stars Emily Watson, Michael Gambon and Angela Lansbury.

Monday 14

What Haunts Us (Starz 7pm) This documentary looks into the 6 suicides of students from the 1979 class of the Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, S.C.—all of whom were tied to a teacher accused of abusing as many as 50 students.

Tuesday 15

“New Girl” (KRQEDT2 8pm) FOX’s Zooey Deschanel-led sitcom signs off after its final farewell season.

Wednesday 16

“Scijinks” (Science 8:07pm) Johnny Galecki (“Big Bang Theory”) hosts this wacky yet educational hidden camera show which uses science to prank people. Marie Curie would be proud.

“Inside the Royal Wedding: Harry and Meghan” (KOB-4 9pm) And now the “Today” show’s Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb give us NBC’s take on the royal nuptials.
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