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.)