What’s on TV This Week: ‘Claim to Fame’ and ‘American Gigolo’

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Between network, cable and streaming, the modern television landscape is a vast one. Here are some of the shows, specials and movies coming to TV this week, Sept. 5-11. Details and times are subject to change.


OUT OF OFFICE (2022) 8 p.m. on Comedy Central. Though this is a scripted film and not a documentary, it might as well be since it focuses on a topic many of us have been experiencing for the last two-plus years: the blurring of work and personal boundaries as people work from home. The movie, created by the producers of “The Office,” has an all-star cast: Ken Jeong, Leslie Jones, Jay Pharoah and Paul F. Tompkins, to name a few, as well as “Office” alum Oscar Nuñez. The film follows each character as they live through the “new normal” of working in the place where they also live.

REAL GIRLFRIENDS IN PARIS 9:15 p.m. on Bravo. This new reality show is as if you took “Emily in Paris” but made it real life. It follows six American young women who are living in Paris as they focus on their careers, dating and their friendships with each other. Viewers can expect beautiful views of Paris, lots of date nights and plenty of luxury shopping.

NO ORDINARY LIFE (2022) 10 p.m. on CNN. On-camera personalities often get the glory, but this documentary focuses on five women behind the camera: the photojournalists Jane Evans, Maria Fleet, Margaret Moth, Mary Rogers, and Cynde Strand. . The director Heather O’Neill, a CNN alum herself, used behind-the-scenes footage and archival interviews to paint a picture of their careers across decades. The CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour is also featured as she describes the aftermath of Moth being shot in the face by a sniper in Sarajevo while on the job in 1992.


LIES, POLITICS AND DEMOCRACY 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). In this two-hour documentary special, which is also acting as Frontline’s season premiere, the filmmaker Michael Kirk examines the fragility of American democracy and investigates the lies and misinformation surrounding the 2020 presidential election, leading to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol Riot. This documentary also comes as primaries for the 2022 midterm elections are underway.

CLAIM TO FAME 10 p.m. on ABC. In this new show, each contestant is related to a celebrity, and the other contestants must guess who is related to which celebrity for a prize of $100,000. It’s hosted by two celebrity relatives themselves, the eldest and youngest Jonas brothers: Kevin and Frankie (not to be confused with the Jonas Brothers, which includes Kevin but not Frankie). In this week’s episode, all of the contestants identities will be revealed, but so far eliminated contestants include Chuck Norris’s grandson, Simone Biles’s sister and Laverne Cox’s twin.


JAY LENO’S GARAGE 10 p.m. on CNBC. Jay Leno’s talk (and car) show is back for an eight-episode season — but this time with a twist. The only vehicles featured are electric or use alternative fuel sources. As always, the show will be as celebrity-filled, featuring Brie Larson, Post Malone, Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull and James Marsden, just to name a few. Elon Musk will also be making an appearance.


DEAD RECKONING (1947) 8 p.m. on TCM. This film noir mystery tells the story of Rip Murdock (Humphrey Bogart) and Jonny Drake (William Prince) as they are sent to D.C. to receive top honors for their military services. Jonny jumps out the train to avoid photographers and later turns up dead. Murdock suspects foul play and tries to solve the mystery, but the femme fatal Coral Chandler (Lizabeth Scott) is a roadblock.

THE CON 10 p.m. on ABC. A small town pastor who stole $40 million from his investors, wrote a suicide note, then jumped on a ferry to Fort Myers, Fla.? A mom who made fake coupons to use at stores? These are a few of the stories about con artists recounted in this docuseries, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg. As this second season wraps up, the final episode tells a story about a man who was taken into police custody for pretending to be a doctor but then was still able to open a medical practice.


CAMPFIRE SESSIONS 10 p.m. on CMT. This cozy show, which features country music stars doing acoustic sets, is coming to an end this week after a star-studded second season: Jason Aldean, Old Dominion, Brett Eldredge, Brandy Clark, Jon Pardi, Old Crow Medicine Show, Clay Walker and Tracy Lawrence have all been around the campfire to perform their songs. Now they will gather together to sing their favorite covers.


CREATIVE ARTS EMMY AWARDS 8 p.m. on FXX. These awards were actually handed out last weekend, but on Saturday viewers can watch an edited and condensed version of the two-day event. Judd Apatow, Ashley Nicole Black, RuPaul Charles and the cast of “Queer Eye” are a few of the presenters. The Creative Arts Emmys focus on the technical and logistical achievements of television with such awards as outstanding period costumes, outstanding stunt performance and outstanding main title design.


AMERICAN GIGOLO 9 p.m. on Showtime. This modern interpretation of the film by the same name, staring Jon Bernthal as Julian (played by Richard Gere in the original), is starting off its first season this week. The series begins around 15 years after the movie ended with Julian being exonerated for a wrongful murder conviction and released from prison. As he leaves behind his old life and reconnects with his mother and his former lover, Detective Sunday (Rosie O’Donnell) figures out the real story behind the murder.

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