TV: Final parts of the CNN documentary series on Marilyn Monroe


CNN’s four-part documentary series “Reframed: Marilyn Monroe” premieres January 16 and concludes January 23.

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Deadly House Call (8 PM, Lifetime) – In this new movie, A busy working mother hires a nurse to care for her wealthy father, who suffers from dementia praecox, but soon a strange deception unfolds when the attractive nurse gambles for the family fortune.

Cropped: Marilyn Monroe (9:00 p.m., CNN) – We get the final two episodes of this new documentary series from CNN, which revisits the films, marriages and career of Marilyn Monroe to uncover the themes of feminism, sexuality and power that continue to drive our cultural conversation. This year marks the 60th anniversary of his death. The four-part series, inspired by the book “The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe” by Sarah Churchwell, is narrated by actress Jessica Chastain and features a cast of female voices (and an all-female editorial team) including Joan Collins, Ellen Burstyn , Mira Sorvino, Amber Tamblyn, Molly Haskell, Alicia Malone, Angelica Jade Bastien, Christina Newland and more. The series combines rare archival footage with first-person accounts from women close to Monroe. Note on programming: If you missed the first two parts, which premiered last Sunday, they repeat tonight starting at 7 p.m.

Billions (9 p.m., Showtime) – In the Season 6 premiere, Prince revamps the team in his image with mixed results and Chuck clears his head upstate, leading a crusade against a local blue blood.

Walking Dead: Origins (9 p.m., AMC) – This new series features the epic story of Daryl Dixon, as told by the actor who plays him, Norman Reedus, with a look back at key moments from ‘The Walking Dead’, plus an exclusive preview of Season 11 .

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Brooke Cain is from North Carolina and has worked at The News & Observer for over 25 years. She is the editor of service journalism and writes about television and local media for The N&O’s Happiness is a Warm TV blog.