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:
Samantha Bee's RNC Special, Weekend Update and More
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alvey’s relationship with Roxanne is impacted by Lisa’s return; a fight has the potential to change Alicia’s career.
In the penultimate Season 2 episode, Pilcher recalls finding his Chosen One, while Jason makes a fatal judgment call as the Abbies get close.
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?)
Andy Cohen hosts this 60-minute awards show celebrating pop culture; Mariah Carey receives an achievement award; singer Erika Jane performs.
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.”
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.
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.
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.)