Around the remote: Television picks for the week
“The Batmobile” is a fun documentary special that looks at the history and evolution of the most famous weapon on wheels. Among those interviewed: Christian Bale and Adam West. 8 p.m., The CW.
“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom” is an Oscar-nominated documentary short that chronicles how some Japanese citizens drew the courage to revive and rebuild from cherry-blossom season, shortly after the largest earthquake in their country’s history. 10 p.m., HBO.
If you thought they only told fortunes, then you don’t know “American Gypsies.” This new reality series in- troduces us to a prominent Romani, or Gypsy, family in Manhattan as they try to adapt to American ways while still clinging to their heritage. 9 p.m., National Geographic.
“Around the World in 80 Plates” crowns its Season One winner tonight. But not before the three finalists face their toughest critics yet: Members of Los Angeles’ culinary elite. Wolfgang Puck appears. 10 p.m., Bravo.
Oh, this should be fun: Denise Richards joins ex- husband Charlie Sheen for an episode of his “Anger Management” sitcom. Now play nice, you two. 9:30 p.m., FX.
Stand-up comedian Steve Byrne stars in the new sitcom “Sullivan & Son.” He plays a corporate attorney who ditches life in New York to run his parents’ popular bar in Pittsburgh. 10 p.m., TBS.
The kooky Brit is back for Season 3 of “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show.” It has Oliver introducing America to more of his favorite comedians and delivering some laughs of his own. 11 p.m., Comedy Central.
“An Officer and a Murderer” sounds like a creepy night of TV. It stars Gary Cole as a Canadian Air Force colonel leading a secret double life as a Peeping Tom. Even creepier: It’s based on a true story. 8 p.m., Lifetime.