TV picks for May 26-27: ‘The Break With Michelle Wolf,’ ’1968,′ Phil Hartman
The year to remember
Tom Hanks production company continues to double as a U.S. history textbook with 1968, a four-part series looking back at the pivotal year. It centers on the usual milestones, notably the Vietnam War, but gets extra credit for taking time to note less-heralded moments, such as the Supremes recording of Love Child.
8 p.m. Sunday, CNN
Will the Wolf survive?
Michelle Wolf may have taken heat for her routine at the White House Correspondents Association dinner, but it will only help gin up interest in her new series, The Break With Michelle Wolf, with new episodes dropping every Sunday. The field of comics riffing off the headlines is getting crowded, but lets hope theres room for one more.
Begins streaming Sunday on Netflix
An SNL great
Phil Hartman: Behind Closed Doors lives up to its title with lots of nuggets about the late comedians unusual road to success. Too bad the network didnt secure interviews with Hartmans most famous friends, or pony up enough dough to clear many clips from SNL or NewsRadio.
8 p.m. Sunday, Reelz