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Around the Remote: Go behind the scenes with Taylor Swift during her ‘City of Lover’ concert

UPDATED: Sat., May 16, 2020

Taylor Swift arrvives at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 24. (Jordan Strauss / Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift arrvives at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 24. (Jordan Strauss / Invision/AP)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “Taylor Swift City of Lover Concert” – The pop superstar delivers hit after hit in this concert special filmed in September at L’Olympia Theatre in Paris. Swift performs songs from her award-winning album “Lover” in front of an intimate crowd of fans from 37 countries. The musical event, airing right after the “American Idol” finale, gives fans access to behind-the-scenes moments with the artist and marks the only chance to see Swift in concert this year after her “Lover Fest” tour was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (10 p.m. Sunday, ABC).

Other bets

SUNDAY: Set on Cape Cod, “Hightown” is an eight-part drama series that follows a hard-partying National Marine Fisheries Service agent (Monica Raymund) who has her life thrown into disarray when she discovers a body on the beach – another casualty of the region’s opioid epidemic. The ensuing trauma pushes Jackie to take the first steps toward sobriety – until she becomes convinced that it’s up to her to solve the murder. (8 p.m., Starz).

SUNDAY: Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly lead the cast in “Snowpiercer,” a postapocalyptic sci-fi saga inspired by the film directed by Oscar-winner Bong Joon Ho (“Parasite”). Set after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the series focuses on the remnants of humanity who inhabit a perpetually moving train, with 1,001 cars, that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out along the way. (9 p.m., TNT).

MONDAY: When Joe Biden, now running for president, swore in Clarence Thomas to begin what became an epic confirmation hearing, no one knew what was coming. The new documentary, “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words,” traces the life story of the Supreme Court justice and provides insight into one of the nation’s most enigmatic public figures. (9 p.m., PBS).

TUESDAY: Can you handle another superhero series? “DC’s Stargirl” follows Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger), a high school sophomore who inspires an unlikely group of young peers to stop the villains of the past. (8 p.m., the CW).

TUESDAY: “The Genetic Detective” is a new series that follows real-life investigative genetic genealogist CeCe Moore and her team as they work with police departments and accessible crime scene DNA to help trace the path of a criminal suspect’s family tree, uncover their identity and bring them to justice. First up: the 1987 murders of a young couple found miles apart. (10 p.m., ABC).

WEDNESDAY: “Ultimate Tag” is a turbocharged new competition game show. Contestants must vault, dodge, tumble and dive their way through epic, three-dimensional courses – all while being chased by super-buff and athletic “taggers.” (9 p.m., Fox).

THURSDAY: The sixth-annual “Red Nose Day Special” brings together celebrities to raise awareness of, and funds for, children who are living in poverty. Performers include Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, One Republic, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, James Taylor, Meghan Trainor and more. (9 p.m., NBC).

FRIDAY: Julia Roberts isn’t back for season two of “Homecoming,” but the stylish thriller returns with a fresh mystery and a new star in Janelle Monae. She plays a military veteran who wakes up in a rowboat adrift on a lake with no memory of how she got there – or even who she is. Creepy twists ensue. (Amazon Prime).

SATURDAY: Feeling a little nostalgic for our old pals Buzz and Woody? The first three chapters of Pixar’s beloved “Toy Story” franchise will take you to infinity and beyond as they play out in back-to-back-to-back fashion. (4:55 p.m. Freeform).

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