By Rick Gables
HBO will premiere Tina, a feature documentary from Academy Award-winning directors Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin, on Saturday, March 27, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Tina is a revealing and intimate look at the life and career of musical icon Tina Turner, charting her improbable rise to early fame, her personal and professional struggles throughout her life and her even more improbable resurgence as a global phenomenon in the 1980s. This unvarnished, dynamic account features insightful interviews with Tina herself, conducted in her hometown of Zurich, Switzerland, and with those closest to her. It also features a wealth of never-before-seen footage, audio tapes and personal photos, telling a deep and absorbing story about the queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll in all its complexity, her 16-year career with musical partner and husband, Ike Turner, to her divorce and years performing in Las Vegas clubs, to her amazing comeback at age 44.
A&E Network’s hit non-fiction series Nightwatch returns for a new season following the skilled first responders on the front lines of one of America’s most dynamic agencies, the New Orleans EMS. From Executive Producer Dick Wolf, the new season will premiere Thursday, March 25, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Each one-hour episode chronicles the sacrifice and heroic work of the first responders in New Orleans, a singular city filled with rich culture and a vibrant community. This season, the robust team of EMTs and EMS paramedics embrace new partners and roles as they respond to everything from medical emergencies to on the street violence to natural disasters.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist returns from hiatus, moving to Sundays starting March 28, from 9 to 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. The popular series continues to explore the feelings we keep buried on the inside, the human impulse for connection and the undeniable healing power of music and dance. Following a tragedy, Zoey (Jane Levy) and the Clarke family have begun to recalibrate and navigate their new normal. Zoey’s musical powers will continue to both awkwardly complicate and inform her worldview as she attempts to rediscover joy and connect with those around her.
TBS will premiere its newly re-imagined format of the extreme obstacle course series, Wipeout, on Thursday, April 1, at 9 p.m. ET.PT. Hosted by John Cena, Nicole Byer, and Camille Kostek, the all-new series takes viewers on a white-knuckle ride, featuring new course elements that will push contestants to extremes as they fight to win the grand cash prize.