It's game-shows galore: Regis Philbin and "Millionaire" return for five nights, quiz show "On the Cover" starts, and "The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 2" airs. On cable, the N explains the legacy of desegregation to teenagers, while HBO documents "Three Sisters" looking for a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease. PBS's "Colonial House" sends volunteers back in time 400 years. And Ellen DeGeneres,
nominated for 12 Emmys, discusses her talk show's success.
Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS
In August 1969, followers of Charles Manson massacred seven people over two nights in Los Angeles. Actress Sharon Tate, eight months pregnant and the wife of director Roman Polansky, was among those slain.
Manson's manipulation of his followers (known as the Manson Family) with bizarre mind games is shown in this adaptation of the best-selling book by Vincent Bugliosi, Manson's prosecuting attorney.
Bugliosi's book was previously adapted for a miniseries in 1976 that focused on the murders, the investigation and Manson's trial.
This version, starring Jeremy Davies as Manson, spotlights Manson himself and probes how he persuaded others to commit murder at his command.
That '70s Show
Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on Fox
The show's 150th episode, airing on Sunday before the season finale on Wednesday, finds Donna and her friends out on the town for her bachelorette party. But when the group goes to a strip club, they get a bit of a shock: Her old flame Casey Kelso (guest star Luke Wilson) is one of the dancers.
Sunday at 9 p.m. on ABC
The quiz show returns for five nights as Regis Philbin once again will ask, "Is that your final answer?"
Contestants from around the country will try to answer 15 multiple-choice questions, the first one worth $1,000 and the final one valued at $10 million.
The show also will air on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and May 23 at 10 p.m.
Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC
Hosted by Lionel Richie and Cedric the Entertainer, this special features no clips or speeches, but celebrates the distinctive sound of Motown with live performances by top-of-the-chart names.
Among those scheduled to perform are the Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Gladys Knight, the Temptations, Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong.
on the cover
Monday-Thursday at 8 p.m.
Knowledge of pop culture is essential on this new quiz show, which offers trivia questions based on celebrities who appear on DVD, CD and popular magazine covers.
Contestants compete in three rounds, with the high scorer advancing to the grand-prize round. Mark L. Walberg is the host.
The most outrageous
game show moments 2
Tuesday at 8 p.m. on NBC
Bob Eubanks hosts this hour of outtakes from current and classic game shows.
Clips from "Family Feud," "The Joker's Wild" "Hollywood Squares," "Name That Tune," "Let's Make a Deal," "Card Sharks" and "Match Game" feature unscripted encounters between contestants.
salute to don hewitt
Tuesday at 9 p.m. on CBS
Don Hewitt, who created TV's first and most successful magazine show, is preparing to step down.
Hewitt, currently the show's executive producer, looks back at his favorite stories, newsmakers and moments over the program's 36-year history.
The show's correspondents add their own reminiscences of Hewitt, who will remain with CBS in an executive capacity after turning
the newsmagazine's leadership over to Jeff Fager next month.
Wednesday at 9 p.m. on ABC
The group dates are over and seemingly dozens of roses have been handed out. But at last, we'll know which woman has won Jesse Palmer's heart.
The pressures of calling plays for the New York Giants pale in comparison to Palmer's current task as he chooses the woman who fulfills his romantic dreams.
secrets of the dead: d-day
Wednesday at 9 p.m. on PBS
With the 60th anniversary of D-day just weeks away, this program focuses on the Allied invasion of Normandy.
Using reenactments, the program chronicles the military operation that took three years to plan and 200,000 troops.
It also features stories from invasion survivors, now in their seventies and eighties, whose memories of June 7, 1944, remain vivid.