What to watch on Tuesday, May 28...
In Performance at the White House
Carole King is awarded the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by President Obama, and she says thank you by belting out a few of her most beloved ditties. Joining the prolific singer-songwriter for performances are James Taylor, Billy Joel, Trisha Yearwood, Emeli Sandé, and more.
MINISERIES FINALE, 9pm, PBS
Constitution USA With Peter Sagal
Peter travels to Iceland as the nation crafts a new constitution and relies on America’s as a model. “Built to Last?” examines how the U.S. Constitution has endured and evolved lo these two-centuries-and-change. The episode also considers contemporary threats to its functionality, such as the influence of money in politics and Roland Emmerich’s insistence on blowing D.C. the shit up every couple of years.
In “ Rubbed Raw and Reeling,” Mr. Hart assigns Jenna to perform a public coffeehouse reading—from which Matty and the gang are strictly verboten. The intimate piece she shares may spur an even more intimate exchange with Collin.
SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, CBS
A six-part documentary series from the producers of 48 Hours delves into the day-to-day operations at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. The first installment spotlights cases involving human trafficking and the killing of a police officer. Also, law enforcement prepares a dragnet for art thieves, though I bet the dapper and impossibly handsome one slips away somehow.
SERIES FINALE, 10pm, ABC
Body of Proof
The exhumation of Megan’s father in “Daddy Issues” yields more questions about his death than answers, prompting Megan’s mother to suggest investigating his patient files. The truth may be linked to the death of one of the man’s patients. Will Megan finally find the closure she seeks—or, with the series concluding, will she be forced to turn to Kickstarter?
“Billy Joel: A Matter of Rust” finds the Piano Man stopping by the shop with a prized item in need of a tune-up. (See what I did there?) (Because he’s a musician.) (And “tune-up” can mean both— you know what, I think you get the picture I’ll shut up now.) Later, Rick arranges an item-picking competition among Ron, Tyler, and Brettly, and the winner gets to accompany Rick to New York to present Billy’s restoration.
10:30pm, Comedy Central
Inside Amy Schumer
Amy joins friends for some spirited group fun in “Gang Bang,” and later gives a pal a toy designed to liven up her alone-time. In less stimulating events, Amy ditches plans by invoking cancer.