What to Watch in June

Lisa Tipton
Monty Python on location in Monastir, Tunisia, where they filmed 'Life of Brian,' 1978. Photo: Courtesy of Python (Monty) Pictures Ltd.
Monty Python on location in Monastir, Tunisia, where they filmed 'Life of Brian,' 1978. Photo: Courtesy of Python (Monty) Pictures Ltd.

There’s a huge amount of worthwhile TV out there nowadays, so it can be hard to choose what to watch. But who better to recommend shows than the person who programs them? Lisa Tipton, WTTW’s Head of Programming and Pledge, constructs the WTTW schedule by searching through offerings from many different sources which include the national PBS network, the BBC, and independent filmmakers to put together a varied and engaging broadcast schedule. Each month, she’ll recommend a few shows that she thinks you should watch.

You can also watch all of WTTW's programming via live stream 24/7 at wttw.com/live.

American Masters: Ballerina Boys

Friday, June 4 at 10:00 pm


The dancers of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo love ballet, but they also love to make fun of it and its strict gender roles. Watching them in this documentary gives you a great dose of humor and artistry. 

Discover more of our LGBTQ Pride Month programming at wttw.com/pridemonth.

Monty Python: A Celebration

Saturday, June 5 at 9:00 pm


Speaking of humor: not only was Monty Python hilarious, they also had a huge effect on comedy, an influence that has been likened to the Beatles' on music. This special revisits beloved material from the troupe alongside commentary from celebrities showing just how important Monty Python has been.

Us

Sundays, June 20 and 27 at 8:00 pm


This new two-part Masterpiece drama starts off with Connie telling her husband Douglas she wants to end their twenty-year marriage—but first they will take a European vacation with their teenage son. Things quickly devolve from there.

Out in Rural America

Thursday, June 24 at 9:30 pm

Stories from small-town America are often overlooked, especially when they involve people outside the mainstream idea of what rural America looks like. Follow five personal stories in this documentary, and get a small glimpse at some of those untold stories.