What to Watch Tonight

Samantha Bee's RNC Special, Weekend Update and More


On TV this Wednesday: Samantha Bee, Bill Maher and Saturday Night Live delve into RNC coverage, Jesse Eisenberg joins Penn & Teller and Young & Hungry sets up a potential spinoff. Here are 12 programs to keep on your radar:

  • PBS, CBS, NBC, ABC and others
    Republican National Convention

    Night 3 speakers include Eric Trump, Florida AG Pam Bondi, ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Senator Ted Cruz and VP pick/Indiana governor Mike Pence.

  • The CW
    Penn & Teller: Fool Us

    Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me 2) joins the eponymous duo in an hour featuring magicians Brett Loudermilk, Dan Harlan, Ryan Joyce and Kyle Eschen.

  • Freeform
    Young & Hungry

    Backdoor pilot alert! In this potential spinoff, Sofia pursues a journalism career, working for Logan Rawlings (returning guest star Ashley Tisdale); Ryan Pinkston (Clipped), Steve Talley (Pretty Little Liars) also guest.

  • CBS
    American Gothic

    Special time: Hallucinations cause Cam to second guess whether he was involved in a crime; Madeline goes to confront the sender of a cryptic message.

  • AT&T Audience Network
    Kingdom

    Alvey’s relationship with Roxanne is impacted by Lisa’s return; a fight has the potential to change Alicia’s career.

  • Fox
    Wayward Pines

    In the penultimate Season 2 episode, Pilcher recalls finding his Chosen One, while Jason makes a fatal judgment call as the Abbies get close.

  • USA Network
    Mr. Robot

    85 minutes: Elliot struggles to beat Mr. Robot; Angela gets a glimpse behind the curtain at Evil Corp. (What did you think of the Season 2 premiere?)

  • Bravo
    The Bravos

    Andy Cohen hosts this 60-minute awards show celebrating pop culture; Mariah Carey receives an achievement award; singer Erika Jane performs.

  • TBS
    Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

    In unprecedented mid-week episode, Bee journeys to the RNC (in a Herman Cain 2012 bus!) and, per TBS, “accidentally discovers America along the way.”

  • TBS
    Conan

    O’Brien begins a four-night stay at San Diego Comic- Con with Silicon Valley stars Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods and Amanda Crew.

  • HBO
    Real Time With Bill Maher

    Special night and time! Maher kicks off two weeks of thrice-weekly, convention-themed episodes with documentarian Michael Moore, MSNBC’s Joy Reid and advice columnist Dan Savage.

  • MSNBC
    SNL's Weekend Update

    SNL‘s Colin Jost and Michael Che will go live at “approximately midnight” to react to Night 3 of the RNC. (In other words, adjust your DVRs to start recording a few minutes earlier.)

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18 Comments
  1. Barbara John says:

    Suits

  2. Simon Jester says:

    Mr. Robot
    Samantha Bee (who is killing it this year, amirite?)

  3. CK says:

    Suits and Weekend Update! I’ve taken all I can from the RNC and I don’t think the nastiness is going to let up with the addition of the bribe accepting Bondi (who is still the AG of Florida) and Ted Cruz.

  4. Dan the critic says:

    Big Brother, America’s Got Talent, MasterChef, American Gothic, Wayward Pines

  5. DVCnerfherder says:

    Mr. Robot.

    I’ve been following the RNC from afar and remember when you used to laugh at us about Rob Ford. :-) Just sayin…

  6. haldrey says:

    Suits
    Mr Robot
    Wayward Pine
    American Gothic
    Tyrant

  7. james says:

    Mr Robot
    Suits
    RNC on Fox News (more balanced opinions)

  8. Joey Padron says:

    Baby Daddy, Suits, Mr.Robot, and The Tonight Show. Watch Wayward Pines on Hulu tomorrow.

  9. Kevin K says:

    The Late Late Show with James Corden – Carpool Karaoke featuring First Lady Michelle Obama

  10. Diego Fernando Silva says:

    suits

  11. Jax&Juice's Girl says:

    Tyrant
    Master Chef
    Mr. Robot

  12. pecola says:

    Kingdom
    Suits
    Mr. Robot
    The Late Late Show with James Corden

  13. LAwoman says:

    Mr. Robot
    Samantha Bee
    Tyrant

  14. Chaosrainz says:

    My guide doesn’t show Young & Hungry. 😕
    It’s on the Freeform website though so I’ll tune in and see what the deal is.
    Baby Daddy, Suits.

  15. N says:

    Wayward Pines