What to watch this week: ‘Rise’ on NBC, ‘For the People’ on ABC

Auli'i Cravalho (Moana) is Lilette Suarez in NBC's Rise. (Peter Kramer/NBC)
Auli'i Cravalho (Moana) is Lilette Suarez in NBC's Rise. (Peter Kramer/NBC)
Published March 12 2018


Sgt. Pepper's Musical Revolution, 8 p.m., PBS: An exploration of the creation and influence of the Beatles' landmark Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, released in 1967. It's still considered one of the greatest albums of all time.

Jane, 8 p.m., NatGeo: A special portrait of anthropologist and environmentalist Jane Goodall with previously unseen footage of hear earlier research trips to Africa in the 1960s.

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SERIES PREMIERE: For the People, 10 p.m., ABC: A new drama about six talented young lawyers working on opposites sides of the law, but working together to handle high-profile and high-stakes federal cases.

SERIES PREMIERE: Rise, 10 p.m., NBC: A frustrated high school English teacher takes over the theater department in an attempt to revitalize his love for teaching and bring together students from all walks of life. It's like Glee meets Friday Night Lights and stars Moana herself, Auli'i Cravalho.

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Krypton: The Making of a Legend, 11 p.m., Syfy: Before Krypton premieres, take a look back at 80 years of Superman and get a sneak peek at the new series.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, 10 p.m., FX: A young Andrew Cunanan struggles with an oppressive father while a young Gianni Versace becomes a fashion designer.

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, 9 p.m., Syfy: The new Tomb Raider (with Alicia Vikander as the titular heroine) comes to theaters this weekend, but relive Angelina Jolie's time as Lara Croft in the 2001 film inspired by the video game.

RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race, 8 p.m., VH1: The queens have to write and perform a rap on RuPaul's new single. But before a winner can be crowned, eliminated queens get to weigh in.

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