1) “Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story” (2015), 8-10 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies. Harold Michelson drew movie storyboards, then became a production designer, Oscar-nominated for “Star Trek” and “Terms of Endearment.” His wife Lillian was a researcher; married for 60 years, they were even the namesakes for King Harold and Queen Lillian in “Shrek.” This documentary is sandwiched by two terrific films – “Some Like It Hot” (1959) at 5:45 p.m. ET and “Deliverance” (1972) at 10. That’s on a strong Hollywood night, including Jack Nicholson (shown here) in “The Departed”; see next paragraph.
2) More movies. Martin Scorsese has been nominated nine times for the best-director Oscar, but only won for “The Departed” (2006). A smart crime tale that also won for best picture, it’s 6:45 p.m. on AMC. For lighter fun, try “A League of Their Own” (1992), at 8 and 11:40 p.m. ET on BBC America or Jason Bateman films on TNT – “Game Night” (2018) at 8 p.m. and “Identity Thief” (2013) at 10:15.
3) “The Blacklist,” 8 and 9 p.m., NBC. First is a new episode that forces Liz to choose between Red and the Task force; also, Red tries to calm Ilya Koslov, who’s convinced he’s being watched. Then is a rerun focusing on Cooper (Harry Lennix); a military officer he served with, long considered dead, has resurfaced as a prisoner of war.
4) Magnum P.I.,” 9 p.m., CBS. Last week, the show returned from a 10-week break; now it finds Magnum and Higgins in another touchy position: Working a case, they’re undercover on a romantic bus tour. Then, of course, someone is murdered; this must be solved quickly, before the evidence deteriorates in the Hawaiian heat. Also, TC is upset when he meets his ex-girlfriend on her honeymoon.
5) Streaming. A big week for streamers started Wednesday, when Hulu had the first three hours of “Mrs. America,” the fascinating tale of the Equal Rights Amendment – once universally popular, then derailed by Phyllis Schlafly’s grassroots attack. Also today, Netflix has a comedy series (“#blackAF”) starring “Black-ish” co-creator Kenya Barris … Amazon has a new “Bosch” season … and five days before the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Apple TV+ has the animated charm of “Here We Are.”