What to Watch Tonight

Nashville Rocks ACM Honors, Last Ship Catch-Up and More


On TV this Friday: Charles Esten and Clare Bowen perform as part of the ACM Honors, TNT gives viewers a chance to reboard The Last Ship and Tim Gunn tries to make it work with Bill Maher. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:

  • Netflix
    American Vandal

    Series premiere (all eight episodes): This true-crime satire attempts to get to the bottom of a costly high school prank involving some rather explicit graffiti; YouTuber Jimmy Tatro and Griffin Gluck (Red Band Society) star. (Watch trailer.)

  • CBS
    Big Brother

    Special nightLittle is known about this additional episode, so we once again leave you with Julie Chen blowing bubbles. (Get CBS fall premiere dates; meet the Survivor Season 35 castaways.)

  • Disney Channel
    Raven's Home

    Booker and Levi begin selling snacks at school to afford virtual reality goggles.

  • MTV
    Unplugged

    Bleachers performs, with special guests Lorde and Carly Rae Jepsen.

  • CBS
    ACM Honors

    Nashville‘s Charles Esten and Clare Bowen, Chris Stapleton, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley and George Strait are among the many on tap to perform.

  • Showtime
    Tough Guys

    This documentary chronicles the early days of MMA competitions in 1980s Pittsburgh, told from the perspective of fighters and amateur promoters.

  • ABC
    What Would You Do?

    Scenarios include fraternity and sorority recruits being publicly hazed, and a store clerk refusing service to a transgender woman.

  • TNT
    The Last Ship Marathon

    Through 3 am | Fall behind on Season 4? Settle in for a late-night binge of the first five episodes. (Who received TVLine accolades?)

  • HBO
    Real Time With Bill Maher

    Guests include Project Runway‘s Tim Gunn and writers Fran Lebowitz, Salman Rushdie and Bret Stephens.

  • HBO
    Room 104

    In the year 1969, a plane crash kills all but one passenger (Transparent‘s Amy Landecker), who must decide whether to return to her old life or start anew; Mae Whitman (Parenthood) co-stars.