Genius: Aretha

NGC | 9:00 pm

Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo ("The Color Purple") slips into the skin of Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin in Season 3 of this dramatic anthology series. The eight-episode "Aretha," which unfolds in two back-to-back episodes nightly through Wednesday, chronicles the saga of how this musical prodigy raised in Detroit couldn't read music, yet taught herself to play the piano. Courtney B. Vance, Malcolm Barrett, David Cross and Steven Norfleet co-star, with newcomer Shaian Jordan as young Aretha, aka Little Re.