What’s on TV This Week: ‘Endangered’ and ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’

A documentary about the dangers that journalists face airs on HBO. And the Showtime series starring Chiwetel Ejiofor wraps up its first season.

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, June 27 to July 3. Details and times are subject to change.

HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT: YOUTH MENTAL ILLNESS 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). In Ken Burns’s latest documentary, 20 people ranging in age from 11 to 27 share their first-person accounts of mental illness and how it has affected their lives. This two-part series also includes the perspectives of the parents, teachers and friends of those affected as well as input from mental health professionals. The film was also screened at the White House last week, with Jill Biden, the first lady, thanking Burns for creating a documentary that reminds young people that this does not have to be an isolating experience.


ENDANGERED (2022) 9 p.m. on HBO. In this HBO original documentary, directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady and executive produced by Ronan Farrow, journalists (Patrícia Campos Mello, Oliver Laughland, Carl Juste and Sáshenka Gutiérrez) discuss how they navigate the growing backlash and relatively new risks they face in their work. They also share their firsthand experiences with dangerous situations, like having threats made against them. The documentary — including one-on-one interviews and archival footage — goes in-depth to analyze the factors that have led to increasing distrust of the news media, and shows the relationship journalism has with elected officials, the public and law enforcement.

THE FLASH 8 p.m. on the CW. “The Flash” is wrapping up its eighth season this week with a two-part finale, carrying on a tradition from its seventh season. Part 1 of the finale, which aired last week, featured the brutal death of a main character (at the hands of another main character) and the even more brutal resurrection of another character — so the finale has a lot of loose ends to tie up. The show has already been renewed for Season 9, but with Jesse L. Martin, a series regular, leaving to lead an NBC pilot, its fate past next season is unknown.

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THE HOLIDAY (2006) 10 p.m. on HBO. Though we have officially entered summer and temperatures are rising, you can escape to the chilly English countryside with Jude Law and Cameron Diaz in “The Holiday.” Written and directed by Nancy Meyers, the movie follows two women (Diaz and Kate Winslet) who decide to swap houses — and lives — after they experience heartbreak. Though it takes place around Christmas (and also stars Jack Black and Eli Wallach), it is ultimately a story about love: “The men and women in a Nancy Meyers film don’t just fall in love,” Manohla Dargis wrote in her review for The Times, “they talk about falling in love, about falling out of love, about needing, fearing and surrendering to love.”

ME OR THE MENU 10 p.m. on Food Network. Though the old saying goes that you should never mix business with pleasure, Food Network’s newest show does exactly that. The show follows four couples as they work toward the dream of opening a restaurant — without putting a strain on their relationships. The first episode will introduce the couples and then follow their journeys from there.

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SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) 8 p.m. on TCM. This comedy directed by Billy Wilder revolves around Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon), who transform themselves into Josephine and Daphne in an attempt to avoid the gangsters that are following them. They join a female jazz band, where they meet Sugar (Marilyn Monroe). Shenanigans ensue. If you can’t get enough of the 1959 film, which was written by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond, a Broadway adaptation of the movie is coming to the stage this fall.

FUNNY FACE (1957) 8 p.m. on TCM. This classic is packed with star power: Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire star as Jo Stockton and Dick Avery, and the film features a score with music by George and Ira Gershwin. It’s also a romantic comedy that starts with a meet cute: Dick is a fashion photographer and Jo works at the Greenwich Village bookstore where the two meet. Dick is struck by Jo’s beauty and whisks her off to Paris, where they eventually fall in love. “Miss Hepburn has the meek charm of a wallflower turned into a rueful butterfly,” the Times critic Bosley Crowther wrote, “and Mr. Astaire plays her lens-hound suitor softly, as if afraid to turn on too much steam.”

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH 10 p.m. on Showtime. This series, which was inspired by the 1976 Nicolas Roeg film and the 1963 novel by Walter Tevis, is wrapping up its first season after a 10-episode arc. The show begins when Chiwetel Ejiofor’s character, Faraday, crashes in the oil fields of New Mexico and sets off to find Justin Falls (Naomie Harris), who is the only woman who can save his species. It has yet to be renewed by Showtime.

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