What’s on TV This Week: ‘American Horror Story’ and Global Citizens Festival


Between network, cable and streaming, the modern television landscape is a vast one. Here are some of the shows, specials and movies coming to TV this week, Sept. 18-24. Details and times are subject to change.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC HONORS 8 p.m. on Fox. Grab your cowboy boots, fiddle and Tennessee whiskey because things are getting a little country on Fox this week. The awards were hosted by Carly Pearce and held live from Ryman Auditorium in Nashville in August. Now, that show is being is available for everyone to watch. Lady A, Keith Urban and many more performed as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tim McGraw, Chris Stapleton received honors.

BELOW DECK: DOWN UNDER 8 p.m. on Bravo. Though this is only the second season of this “Below Deck” spinoff, it might become one of the most unforgettable. Midway through the season the boatswain Luke Jones and the second steward Laura Bileskalne were fired because, in separate incidents, each got into the bed of another crew member who didn’t or couldn’t consent, all while cameras were rolling. Captain Jason Chambers, the chief stew Aesha Scott and producers have been praised by some for their quick handling of the situation. Others criticized the series for the lack of a trigger warning.

BECOMING FRIDA KAHLO: THE MAKING AND BREAKING 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). The Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is known for lots of things: her arresting self portraits, her multiple marriages to the artist Diego Rivera and her medical struggles, just to name a few. This three-part documentary series focuses on the personal and political events that shaped her into the artist she became.

ROCK THE BELLS 11 p.m. on MTV. Right on the heels of the hip-hop medley at the VMAs last week, MTV is airing a special as another celebration of 50 years of hip-hop. With footage taken from the Rock the Bells Festival on Aug. 5 in Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, N.Y., this one-hour special features performances by Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Run-D.M.C., Salt-N-Pepa and many more.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: DELICATE 10 p.m. on FX. Kim Kardashian is a queen of the small screen, but this time she isn’t arguing with her sisters or hanging out with her kids. In one of her few acting gigs — best to forget “Disaster Movie,” but I will give her props for “PAW Patrol: The Movie” — she is playing an actress past her prime opposite Emma Roberts and Matt Czuchry, a couple who are trying to conceive. The story is based on the novel “Delicate Condition” by Danielle Valentine.

ALL STAR SHORE 9 p.m. on MTV. If I knew that Vinny Guadagnino (of “Jersey Shore” fame) headed to Colombia to be on the second season of this reality show, maybe I would have planned my vacation this year a little differently. The premise: 12 reality stars go head-to-head in your favorite party games to try to win $150,000. The cherry on top for me? Vinny’s “Jersey Shore” co-star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi narrates.

THE PRANK PANEL 9 p.m. on ABC. As a self-proclaimed prankster (much to the dismay of my loved ones), I could learn a thing or two from this show. Johnny Knoxville, Eric André and Gabourey Sidibe act as “pranxperts,” who help people with the planning and execution of their pranks on their friends, families or co-workers. The first season is wrapping up this week.

DEADLOCKED: HOW AMERICA SHAPED THE SUPREME COURT 8 p.m. on Showtime. Each of the four episodes in this documentary series focuses on a Supreme Court case that shaped the American political landscape in the U.S., starting with Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 ruling that made racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional.

SAM JAY: SALUTE ME OR SHOOT ME 10 p.m. on HBO. Sam Jay, the former “Saturday Night Live” writer and co-creator/star of “Pause,” is using her comedy special to talk about the stress of long-term relationships, examine the inner workings of society and of course bring the laughs.

GLOBAL CITIZENS FESTIVAL 2023 4 p.m. on ABC. Broadcasting live from Central Park in New York City, this annual festival is back with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anitta, Sofia Carson and Lauryn Hill performing to call for an end to extreme poverty. Bill Nye, Carmelo Anthony, Rachel Brosnahan, Sophia Bush and many other celebrities will also be in attendance.

REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955) 10:30 p.m. on TCM. In his most famous role, and one of the most well-known coming-of-age stories, James Dean plays a troubled teenager whose clean slate in a new town is quickly tainted after he starts crushing on the girl with a violent boyfriend. A drag race ensues.


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