1) Mother’s Day movies, cable. Is this our revisionist view of motherhood? FX has “Bad Moms” (2016, shown here) at 8 and 10 p.m.; Lifetime includes “Mommy Group Murders” (2018) at 4 p.m. and “Mommy Is a Murderer” (2020) at 8. Moms come across much better in “I Remember Mama,” at 8 p.m. ET on Turner Classic Movies. Irene Dunne and three of her co-stars received Academy Award nominations.
2) “Disney Family Singalong II” (7 p.m.) and “American Idol” (8-10 p.m.), ABC. Here comes the Disney Express … or maybe Disney Excess, with three hours of people in their homes, singing movie music. The stars sing first, with Katy Perry, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Christina Aguilera, Halsey, Shakira, Miguel, Josh Gad, Keke Palmer, Rebel Wilson and long-distance duets. Then the “Idol” contestants have their turn; the field is cut from 11 to 7 … who sing some more Disney movie songs.
3) Comedy, 7-11 p.m., NBC. Two specials fill the night. “Feeding America Comedy Festival” is 7 p.m., simulcast on the Weather Channel and streaming services; it offers recorded bits from Eddie Murphy, Kevin Hart, Sarah Silverman, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, George Lopez, Whoopi Goldberg and more. At 9, the “Saturday Night Live Mothers Day Special” reruns mom-oriented sketches. For some more laughs, try “Call Your Mother,” at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central.
4) “Outlander” season-finale, 8 p.m., Starz, rerunning at 9:44. Last week ended with a double-crisis: Claire was kidnapped by cohorts of the Brown family; her daughter, son-in-law and grandson decided to time-travel from frontier days to modern times. Now their time-trek journey takes a surprising turn. Also, Claire tries to survive her brutal captors, while her husband leads a rescue party.
5) Also: The 9 p.m. hour is stuffed with well-crafted drama. In PBS’ “World on Fire,” the Nazis have taken over Paris; it’s a strong hour, setting up next week’s season-finale. In Showtime’s “Billions,” Axe plans to go eye-to-eye with his nemesis on the guy’s home turf. And HBO launches “I Know This Much is True”; the talented Mark Ruffalo plays twins, one of them schizophrenic.