Helter Skelter (CBS, May 16, 8 p.m. ET) Jeremy Davies (Solaris) stars as Charles Manson in this new, 3-hour account of the Tate-LaBianca murders, which got a 4-hour treatment in 1976.
The Practice (ABC, May 16, 10 p.m. ET) Call it an adjournment. Though creator David E. Kelley has at least one spin-off in the works, this episode marks the end of the series as we know it.
Colonial House (PBS, May 17-18, 8 p.m. ET) Modern folks try to live 17th-century style on the rugged Maine coast in this reality adventure, which concludes May 24-25.
Superstar USA (WB, May 17, 9 p.m. ET) Who’ll be the next William Hung? Catch the debut of this American Idol spoof, where no-talents are led to think they’re hot stuff. Ooh, that’s mean.
Daytime Emmys (NBC, May 21, 9 p.m. U) If The View and The Wayne Brady Show tie again for best talk show, there may be sudden-death overtime.