What’s On Tonight: ‘The Sons Of Sam’ Launches As Netflix’s Newest True Crime Series

The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness — (Netflix limited series) — Netflix continues to delve deeper into the true crime realm with new selections every month, from the ongoing Unsolved Mysteries revival to bingeworthy limited series like Murder Among The Mormons and Joe Berlinger’s haunting Crime Scene anthology show. Now, the streamer is taking on the case of serial killer David Berkowitz, a.k.a. “Son of Sam,” who was arrested and convicted after a stream of murders in the late 1970s. Upon Berkowitz’s capture, New Yorkers felt a sense of relief after Berkowitz could no longer stalk the streets, but journalist Maury Terry (author of Ultimate Evil) didn’t rest easy. He felt convinced that Berkowitz had a partner, at the very least, and this limited documentary series will dive down the rabbit hole with him. This might be a cautionary tale or the path to the elusive truth or both.

Kung Fu (CW, 8:00pm) — A mid-twenties Chinese-American woman takes a life-changing journey to an isolated Chinese monastery after dropping out of college. Upon her return, she must banish crime and corruption in her hometown with her newfound martial arts skills and Shaolin values, all in the name of justice. This week, an officer-involved shooting in Chinatown sparks shockwaves, and a traumatic experience from the past haunts Mei-Li and Jin.

The Goldbergs (ABC, 8:00pm) — Erica takes a breakup trip to Los Angeles to hang with her best friend, and that turns into the band getting back together.

Jimmy Kimmel Live — Rob McElhenney, Uzo Aduba, Middle Kids

The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon — Channing Tatum, Josh Duhamel, Joyelle Nicole Johnson

Late Night With Seth Meyers — Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Robin Thede, Ryan Hurd With Maren Morris, Mario Duplantier

The Late Late Show With James Corden — Billy Porter, Brett Gelman

In case you missed this pick from last Wednesday:

The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 4 (Hulu series) — Elisabeth Moss has so much going on these days, but she’s going back again to fight for freedom against the totalitarian government of Gilead. This season, she’ll lead the rebellion while fighting for justice and revenge, but perhaps the biggest threat she’ll face is staying true to herself and the relationships that she values most. Moss and the show keep on racking up Emmys, and she’s back with more with Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, O-T Fagbenle, Bradley Whitford, and Max Minghella. Expect the show to get nomadic this season, leaving the Boston area and officially abandoning home base, which must have presented quite the challenge while filming during a pandemic (as if the show wasn’t socially relevant enough already).

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