TV highlights: Netflix’s ‘Orange Is the New Black’ returns


'12 O’Clock Boys': A still of urban dirt bike rider Pug, a bright kid from the Westside who's obsessed with riders, from the documentary about Baltimore's urban biking league. (Courtesy of Showtime/Courtesy of Showtime)
June 5

In honor of the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Nazi-held Europe, “Brian Williams Reporting: Journey to Normandy” (NBC at 8 p.m.) has the broadcast journalist speaking with four World War II veterans who recall their experiences at Normandy upon their return to the French coast.

Lofty Nathan’s visually stunning original documentary “12 O’Clock Boys: The Director’s Cut” (Showtime at 8) envisions a notorious urban dirt bike pack in Baltimore through the eyes of young adolescent Pug — a bright kid from the West side obsessed with the riders and willing to do anything to join their ranks.

“D-Day in HD” (History at 9) combines interviews with Allied and German survivors and rare footage to tell the real story of the invasion and dispel the belief that a victory was secured after this single, bloody day.

“Dateline NBC” (NBC at 9) tells the story of Eric Glisson, a man convicted of murder, sent to prison and then proved innocent after a strenuous fight to expose a miscarriage of justice in New York City.

RETURNING SHOW: “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” (TLC at 9) Season 7 launches with a bride scrambling to find the perfect dress in just one day.

A popular pirate goes head-to-head with Blackbeard over a grand design on “Crossbones” (NBC at 10), while Tom ends up manipulated by a powerful force.

“Real Time With Bill Maher” (HBO at 10) hosts a roundtable with political activist Ralph Reed, filmmaker John Waters, blogger Jim Geraghty, author and political commentator Nicolle Wallace and former congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.).

RETURNING SHOW: “Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix) returns for Season 2 with Piper in a bind after last season’s unfortunate altercation.

Actor Channing Tatum and journalist Joshua Topolsky come to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC at 11:35), with a performance from stand-up comedian Julian McCullough.

Actors Neil Patrick Harris and Sarah Hyland are on the “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), with musical guest Ray LaMontagne.

Actress Emily Blunt and television personality Daymond John stop by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), along with music from rock supergroup Birds of Satan.

RETURNING SHOW:The Half Hour” (Comedy Central at midnight) for Season 3 with two new episodes that put Chris Destefano and Michael Che’s comedic talents on display.

Rachel Lubitz

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