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Channel Surfing: Awesome TV picks for the week of 05/23/2021

Get closer with Iron Mike, some friends, and the devil.

For our Channel Surfing TV picks, let’s get closer with Iron Mike, some friends, and the devil. Mike Tyson is the subject of a new docuseries entitled, Mike Tyson: The Knockout. Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Ross, Chandler, and Joey (or at least their actors and actresses) are getting back together one more time in the Friends reunion. Finally, God makes sure his children play nice in Lucifer.

Ringside Seats to a Legend

Mike Tyson has had a rollercoaster of a life. He’s been undisputed heavyweight champion of the world but he has also made poor life choices resulting in multiple controversies and even incarceration. That doesn’t even mention being one of the toughest end bosses in video game history. Somehow, the former boxer managed to bounce back and have a second act following a scene stealing run in The Hangover.

ABC News is set to debut an upcoming documentary series focusing on Iron Mike. It will chronicle his ascent to super stardom, his fall, and then the subsequent comeback. It will feature new interviews with a myriad of people from actress and boxing fan, Rosie Perez, to former president of HBO Sports, Ross Greenburg.

The first half of Mike Tyson: The Knockout will premiere on Tuesday, May 25, on ABC.

I’ll Be There for You

The Friends reunion was initially commissioned in February of 2020 and was supposed to be one of the main draws to subscribe to HBO Max when it was launched last year. After some delays, the much ballyhooed special will finally arrive.

The original cast will come together back at Stage 24 on the Warner Bros. Studio lot and revisit some of the old sets along with meeting up with a variety of guests that appeared on the show during its ten-season run. In addition, they’ll do table re-reads, share behind-the-scenes footage, and be visited by some surprise celebrity guests.

Begin streaming the Friends reunion this Thursday, May 27, on HBO Max.

“Children, you know I hate it when you fight.”

When we last left Lucifer, it ended on quite the cliffhanger with plenty of drama and the first appearance of the titular character’s father, God. Filming for the second half of season five took longer than usual not only because of the pandemic, but because of reshoots after it was announced the series would return for a final sixth season.

In the new episodes, Dennis Haysbert’s God will continue to play a role. The show will even have specially themed episodes including one done in black and white and set in the 1940s and a musical one. However, the main conflict will still be between Lucifer and his twin brother, Michael.

Lucifer 5B can be viewed this Friday, May 28, on Netflix.  

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