Final ‘Friends’ Episode, Axl Rose’s Tortured Life, Jethro Goes A-Courtin’
Kicking off the week, TBS airs the final “Friends” episode, Reelz shares the two-hour biopic on the tortured life of rock icon Axl Rose, Jethro goes a courtin’ on “The Beverly Hillbillies,” Peyton Manning counts down history’s greatest daredevils and more.
Classic TV Picks for Monday, March 6
Friends: “The Last One”
On May 6, 2004, over 50 million people tuned in for the final one-hour episode of Friends, which airs on TBS today. Friends reigned NBC’s must-see-TV for a decade and remains a lexicon in pop culture TV history, as the series is still watched and binged on linear and streaming services ad nauseam. “Everyone took as much time as we could throughout the show. Usually we’re like, ‘Are we going to finish by 8pm?’’’ Jennifer Aniston said about filming this last episode. “And then the inevitable last scene arrived, and ouch. I don’t even know how to say it — just a big ouch.”
Axl Rose: Guns N’ Roses Frontman
Axl Rose, lead singer of Guns N’ Roses, famous for hits like “Paradise City” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” is one of the most unpredictable rock stars of all time. At the height of his fame, he systematically went about destroying everything around him — the band, his relationships, even himself. But why? In this seminal two-hour biopic, told by some of those who knew him the best, Reelz explores the tortured life of this most iconic of stars with an immense talent that he didn’t know how to control; a man who seemed to bask in chaos and controversy; a man who for years alienated everyone around him, before disappearing from public view for 10 years. When he finally emerged and reunited with Guns N’ Roses he was almost unrecognizable, his demons seemingly vanquished, finally at peace with himself. This is the incredible story of Axl Rose.
The Beverly Hillbillies: “Jethro’s First Love”
Jethro’s “hankerin” to court some young gal. Jed’s got him running, swimming and digging ditches trying to exhaust him so he forgets about all those courting ideas. When his plans don’t work, Jed sits down with his nephew and gives him the talk on what courtin’ is all about.
Investigation Discovery, beginning at 9pm; also streams on discovery+
This three-part docuseries (all episodes airing back-to-back tonight on ID) reveals the untold story behind the fall of former Subway sandwiches spokesman Jared Fogle. In 2015, Americans who had been charmed by Fogle’s persona and inspired by his story of overcoming obesity through a Subway diet were stunned when authorities brought multiple charges of child endangerment against him and his business partner, Russell Taylor. Jared From Subway delves into the investigation that finally exposed Fogle’s true nature as a child sex predator.
Antenna TV, 10pm
This March 2, 1984, episode features the late John Ritter talking about the success of Three’s Company and how the series has been filmed in front of a live audience of about 300 people for the past eight years. Ritter talks about his days attending Hollywood High School and his aspirations, along with why he didn’t get into politics.
Hulu, New Series!
Over 40 years after a sequel to Mel Brooks’ 1981 comedy History of the World, Part I was teased, fans finally get it in the form of this eight-episode series led by Brooks, who is also a writer and executive producer. As with the original film, each installment of this comedy features a variety of sketches that offer hilarious takes on different periods of human history. Leading the cast with Brooks are cowriters Wanda Sykes, Nick Kroll and Ike Barinholtz. Also appearing will be a large ensemble of actors, including Jillian Bell, Danny DeVito, David Duchovny, Johnny Knoxville, Emily Ratajkowski, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, J.B. Smoove, Taika Waititi and many more. Two new episodes are available daily starting today through this Thursday, March 9.
History’s Greatest of All Time With Peyton Manning: “Dueling Daredevils”
Host Peyton Manning and various experts count down the 10 greatest daredevils in history, a list of names that includes the likes of Chuck Yeager, Johnny Knoxville, Harry Houdini, Evel Knievel and more.