TV picks for June 6: ‘CMT Music Awards,’ ‘Impulse,’ ‘Condor’

June 5, 2018 GMT

Gone country

The CMT Music Awards 2018 may not be as star-studded as other ceremonies, but its enough of a platform to attract Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton and Chris Stapleton. Itll be interesting to see if the country world embraces Justin Timberlake, who was nominated for his duet with Stapleton. Little Big Town hosts.

7 p.m., CMT

A piece of the action

In Impulse, director Doug Liman (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Bourne Identity) tries to generate heat on the small screen. Make that very small screen. The series, in which a rebellious teenager discovers she can transport under times of stress, is the most ambitious to date for YouTube, and while its a genuine thriller, the action often feels too big to watch on a cellphone.

Now streaming on YouTube Red

Trust no one

Three Days of the Condor, the 1975 film in which Robert Redford cant trust the government, was ripe for a contemporary reboot, and Condor doesnt disappoint, at least not in the compelling series premiere. Max Irons plays a CIA analyst who may have stopped a domestic terrorism attack, but cant avoid being the target of his own people. William Hurt is, once again, the bureaucrat whos smarter than everyone else in the room and isnt afraid to flaunt it.

9 p.m., DirecTV

Neal Justin