By Rick Gables
ABC will celebrate the legendary Garry Marshall on Tuesday, May 12, at 8 p.m. ET/PT with its 2-hour special, The Happy Days of Garry Marshall. In a one-of-a-kind, heartfelt tribute to a Hollywood legend, the stars of some of TV and film’s most iconic titles, including Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries, come together for this celebration. Marshall’s family and friends share their favorite memories of the creative genius behind some of the most memorable series in television history. Garry Marshall also directed a wide range of critically acclaimed feature films.
National Geographic Channel will premiere the second season of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted on Sunday, May 10, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The new season will feature Ramsay continuing his journey across the globe, embarking on exhilarating missions to unearth world cultures through food and adventure. Ramsay meets with indigenous people around the globe to learn about the cultures, dishes and flavors unique to each location. Every ingredient he harvests and dish he tastes will inspire a new recipe from scratch, created to represent the heart of that culture. Each episode concludes with Ramsay challenging himself with a local food legend by his side, putting his newfound skills to the test as they cook a feast together for the natives.
Smithsonian Channel offers us the opportunity to explore the royal lifestyles and fascinating stories behind Britain’s stately homes with its new series, An American Aristocrat’s Guide to Great Estates, premiering Sunday, May 17, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Julie Montagu, Viscountess Hinchingbrooke, gives an all-access pass into some of Great Britain’s most magnificent homes, revealing their incredible histories and the aristocratic families, both past and present, who have taken up residence in each estate. The series offers an intimate tour of estates with priceless treasures, exquisite gardens, aristocratic dramas and deep secrets. In the new eight-part series, Montagu explores the challenges of living in a national treasure and the creative ways owners keep their estates running. In the premiere episode, Montagu travels to a remote corner of the country to visit a family that has been at the heart of British history for centuries. The Duke and Duchess of Argyll are raising their three children at the legendary home of the Campbell clan, a spectacular Gothic castle on the edge of Loch Fyne in the Scottish Highlands.