A Drag Roast, an NBA Sweep?, ‘Big Bakeover,’ a Modern ‘Carmen’

RuPaul’s Drag Race is on fire when the all-stars roast each other. The Boston Celtics aim for a sweep in the fourth game of the NBA Finals. A former winner of The Great British Bake Off pays it forward, helping struggling bakeries in The CW’s The Big Bakeover. PBS’s Great Performances at the Met presents a modern-day version of the classic opera Carmen.

Plastique Tiara in 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' Season 9 Episode 6 roast

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars

The burns are sick when the queens of Season 9 gather for “The National Drag Convention Roast” and flame each other to a campy crisp. Perennial TV guest star and game-show icon Ruta Lee, still vibrant at 89, joins the panel to witness the madness. She also visits the drag all-stars in the companion Untucked episode, along with a surprise appearance by Season 8 winner Bob the Drag Queen, when the cast reflects on how they might leverage their platforms in the political arena.

Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics celebrates after making a shot in the third quarter against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Three of the 2024 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center on June 12, 2024 in Dallas, Texas.
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NBA Finals

Game 4 of the pro basketball finals could result in a sweep for the Boston Celtics, who are 3-0 as they take on the Mavericks in their Dallas home arena, American Airlines Center. Should the Texas team prevail, the tournament continues Monday for a fifth game in Boston. Starting at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Nancy Birtwhistle in 'The Big Bakeover' series premiere
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The Big Bakeover

Series Premiere

Here’s a case of metaphorically rising to the occasion. Nancy Birtwhistle, a renowned baker who won Season 5 of The Great British Bake Off (known here as The Great British Baking Show), has a new vocation: Paying her skills forward by traveling the USA to rescue struggling bakeries. While she helps by revitalizing recipes, master carpenter Erik Curtis gets to work renovating stores and storefronts. In the premiere, she visits a second-generation donut maker whose family fled the Cambodian genocide in the 1970s and who hopes to save the family business as a tribute to her father.

'Great Performances at the Met' presents 'Carmen'

Great Performances


Even those with an aversion to opera will likely recognize the stirring music from Bizet’s classic Carmen, which gets a provocative modern sheen in a production from English director Carrie Cracknell in her Metropolitan Opera debut. With mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina tackling the seductive title role, this Carmen addresses contemporary issues including gender violence, social norms and abusive labor practices. And you can hum along to it.

Millie Gibson as Mel, Ncuti Gatwa as the Doctor, and Bonnie Langford as Mel in 'Doctor Who' Season 1 Episode 7
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Doctor Who

The good Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa) introduces his delightful companion Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson) to his old pals at UNIT (Unified Intelligence Taskforce) in a pivotal two-part episode penned by executive producer Russell T. Davies. He’s thrilled to reunite with the likes of UNIT boss Kate Lethbridge-Stewart (Jemma Redgrave), but the joy is short-lived once they begin investigating the mysterious tech genius Susan Triad (Susan Twist), who has been appearing to the Doctor in various guises throughout this season. Suspecting she might have a connection to Ruby’s own foundling past, they conjure a trip back to Christmas Eve 2004 which goes dangerously awry, setting up an encounter with one of the Doctor’s most daunting foes.



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