TV picks for April 21-22: ‘Symphony for Our World,’ Black Eyed Peas, ‘Hill Street Blues’
Phunking with our hearts
Fergie may have ditched the Black Eyed Peas, but it didnt feel official until Will.i.am and Friends Featuring the Black Eyed Peas Landmarks Live in Concert: Great Performances, recorded at Londons Royal Albert Hall. With the help of guests, the group manages to get through hits like Lets Get It Started, but its a shame to hear them without its charismatic lead singer, especially considering that shes committed herself to hosting subpar reality shows like The Four.
9 p.m. Saturday, TPT Life
The recent death of producer Steven Bochco should have triggered more appreciation for Hill Street Blues, the most ambitious drama in network TV history. If you still need convincing, check out the 1983 episode Heres Adventure, Heres Romance, in which a detective is reluctant to come forward after witnessing a double murder in a gay bar. The homophobia may be dated; the impact is not. Repeats can also be seen on the Heroes and Icons channel at 2 p.m. weekdays.
9 p.m. Saturday, HI
Strike up the band
Bleeding Fingers Music and X Ambassadors honor their favorite planet in Symphony for Our World, a tribute featuring an original five-part composition dedicated to the sea, shore, land, mountains and sky. Seems like a decent way to celebrate Earth Day.
6 p.m. Sunday, National Geographic Wild