What's On: The AFI Salutes Diane Keaton, and ‘Alone’ Returns With a Twist
AFI Live Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton (10/9c, TNT): Well, la-dee-da, look who’s getting this year’s AFI honors for a career well spent: Annie Hall herself—though Diane Keaton’s career goes well beyond the Woody Allen canon (and yes, he showed up for the festivities) to include The Godfather, Reds, The First Wives Club and so many more. A galaxy of stars came out for this tribute, including Meryl Streep (echoing the honoree’s style sense by sporting a hat), Jane Fonda, Steve Martin, Morgan Freeman, and former off-screen co-stars Warren Beatty and Al Pacino. (On July 31, Turner Classic Movies will repeat the special, pairing it with movies including Reds and Manhattan Murder Mystery.) In kicking off the event, AFI President/CEO Bob Gazzale reminds the glittery audience that this is the 50th anniversary of the AFI’s founding.
Alone (10/9c, History): The grueling survival series returns for a fourth season, with a new challenge in store for the participants stranded in a remote area of Vancouver Island. Seven teams of two family members will be separated and will have to find each other before they can team up against the unforgiving elements, competing for $500,000.
The Tunnel: Sabotage (9/8c, PBS, check local listings at pbs.org): In the U.S., this series was known as The Bridge (on FX)—as it was in the Danish/Swedish original. In the British-French adaptation, which uses the Channel Tunnel as its iconic metaphor, Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones) and Clémence Poésy are the uneasily paired detectives who unite from across the border. In the second season, the investigation into an abduction from the Eurotunnel is waylaid by a major international disaster, when a plane carrying French and British passengers crashes into the Channel, killing all aboard.
Inside Thursday TV: First-round coverage of the U.S. Open golf tournament from Erin Hills, Wisconsin, gets prime time exposure on Fox, starting at 6/5c. … CMT’s Nashville (9/8c) takes a cue from current events, as the interracial friendship of Maddie (Lennon Stella) and Clay (Joseph David-Jones) is clouded when they’re pulled over by a police officer. In Juliette’s (Hayden Panettiere) world, the search is on for the perfect song to reignite her career. … Tarek and Christina El Moussa may have separated, but the show must go on. Ergo, a seventh season of HGTV’s breakout hit Flip or Flop commences (9/8c).