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Around the Remote: Stars unite to support COVID-19 vaccines

UPDATED: Sat., May 1, 2021

Selena Gomez, shown in January 2020, will host an international concert that’s part of a campaign to help medical workers in the world’s poorest countries quickly receive COVID-19 vaccines. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Selena Gomez, shown in January 2020, will host an international concert that’s part of a campaign to help medical workers in the world’s poorest countries quickly receive COVID-19 vaccines. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World” – Selena Gomez hosts this star-studded event that aims to increase public confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and greatly broaden their accessibility across the globe. Performers at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles include recent Grammy and Oscar winner H.E.R., Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters and J Balvin. Also scheduled to appear: President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, along with other celebrities and world leaders. (8 p.m. Saturday, ABC, CBS and YouTube; Also airing at 11 p.m. on Fox).

Other bets

SUNDAY: “Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden” is a two-hour documentary that takes a deep dive into the hunt for the man who masterminded the 9/11 attacks and then disappeared, thwarting American efforts to capture him for nearly a decade. Interview subjects include former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, military planners and others. (8 p.m., History Channel).

SUNDAY: A new season of “United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell” begins in the sociopolitical comedian’s hometown of Oakland, California. There, he examines the history and current state of policing in America through the eyes of activists, organizers, politicians, victims and the police themselves. (10 p.m., CNN).

SUNDAY: In the third and final season of “Pose,” it is now 1994, and the ballroom life feels like a distant memory for Blanca, who juggles a new love interest and her nurse’s aide job. Meanwhile, as the AIDS crisis continues, Pray Tell contends with unexpected health struggles. (10 p.m., FX).

MONDAY: “American Masters – Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir” is an intimate portrait of the acclaimed author (“The Joy Luck Club”) and Bay Area native that interweaves home movies and personal photographs, animation and original interviews to tell the story of her life and career. The documentary is the late James Redford’s last completed film. (9 p.m., PBS).

TUESDAY: “Selena: The Series,” the biographical drama about the late queen of Tejano music, returns for part two. The story picks up with Selena Quintanilla (Christian Serratos) butting heads with her manager father (Ricardo Chavira) over her career and her choice in boyfriends. (Netflix).

TUESDAY: The “Star Wars” universe apparently never runs out of stories. Now comes “Star Wars: The Bad Batch,” an animated series that follows a squad of elite and experimental clones as they navigate a rapidly changing galaxy in the aftermath of the Clone Wars. (Disney+).

WEDNESDAY: Tiffany Haddish returns as the host of the variety series “Kids Say the Darndest Things,” which moves to a different network. But some things never change: Her chats with children continue to yield honest, unpredictable and hilarious responses. (8 p.m., CBS).

THURSDAY: The new comedy series “Girls5eva” follows the members of a one-hit-wonder girl group from the ’90s who reunite in an effort to give their pop star dreams another shot. The show stars Sara Bareilles, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell and Busy Philipps. (Peacock).

FRIDAY: On the Season 3 finale of “Magnum P.I.,” Magnum and Higgins work a stalking case involving a man with a past in espionage. Also, Ethan asks Higgins to join him on an extended trip for Doctors Without Borders just as Magnum starts to open up to other possibilities. (9 p.m., CBS).

FRIDAY: We’re happy – and sad – to report that the final season of Aidy Bryant’s raw and delightful comedy series “Shrill” is here. It finds Annie energized by her breakup with loser boyfriend Ryan and her newfound momentum at work. But does she really know how to get what she wants? (Hulu).

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