What to Watch Today

Apple TV+ Launch, Atypical Season 3, Queer Eye and More

'Dickinson' - Apple TV+ Season 1

On TV this Friday: Queer Eye‘s Fab Five jet to Japan, Atypical heads to college, Kerry Washington revisits American Son and Apple TV+ launches at last. Here are 18 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Netflix
    American Son

    Broadway adaptation: Kerry Washington (Scandal), Steven Pasquale (Rescue Me), Jeremy Jordan (Supergirl) and theater vet Eugene Lee reprise their roles in this play about a missing teenage boy, which is told from four distinct viewpoints. (Watch trailer.)

  • Netflix
    Atypical

    Season 3 premiere (all 10 episodes): Sam enters his freshman year of college; Sara Gilbert (The Conners) and Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) recur as professors. (Watch trailer.)

  • Apple TV+
    Dickinson

    Series premiere (all 10 episodes): This half-hour comedy is a coming-of-age story about a rebellious Emily Dickinson (played by Pitch Perfect‘s Hailee Steinfeld); Jane Krakowski (30 Rock) and Toby Huss (Halt and Catch Fire) co-star. (Read our “B+” review.)

  • Apple TV+
    The Elephant Queen

    Documentary premiere: Oscar winner Chiwetel Ejiofor narrates this film about an elephant matriarch who leads her family across an unforgiving landscape.

  • Apple TV+
    For All Mankind

    Series premiere (first three episodes, then released weekly): From Battlestar Galactica EP Ronald D. Moore comes this alternate-history drama wherein the global space race never ended; Joel Kinnaman (The Killing), Michael Dorman (Patriot) and Shantel VanSanten (Shooter) star. (Read our “B-” review.)

  • Apple TV+
    Ghostwriter

    Reboot premiere (all episodes): In this reimagining of the ’90s children’s program, Ghostwriter haunts a neighborhood bookstore and releases fictional characters into the real world. (Watch trailer.)

  • Netflix
    The Great British Baking Show

    Season 7 finale: The final challenges include a chocolate cake, six (!) twice-baked Stilton Soufflés, and a picnic basket feast.

  • Apple TV+
    Helpsters

    Series premiere (all episodes): From the makers of Sesame Street comes this preschool program about a team of problem-solving monsters. (Watch trailer.)

  • Hulu
    Love Island: Australia

    Stateside premiere (all 30 episodes): Season 2 of the CBS version is still months away, but you can now binge on this adaptation from the Land Down Under.

  • Apple TV+
    The Morning Show

    Series premiere (first three episodes, then released weekly): Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell lead this drama about the behind-the-scenes goings-on at a morning news program after its male anchor gets #MeToo’d. (Read our “C-” review.)

  • Apple TV+
    Oprah's Book Club

    Series premiere: In the first installment, Oprah Winfrey sits down with author Ta-Nehisi Coates to discuss The Water Dancer.

  • Netflix
    Queer Eye: We're in Japan!

    Four episodes: The Fab Five jet off to Tokyo to give four locals a much-needed makeover. (Watch trailer.)

  • Apple TV+
    See

    Series premiere (first three episodes, then released weekly): Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) leads this future-set drama, which envisions a world where a virus has wiped out most of humanity, and those who survived emerged blind; Alfre Woodard (Luke Cage) co-stars. (Read our “D” review.)

  • Apple TV+
    Snoopy in Space

    Series premiere (all 12 animated shorts): The classic Peanuts character fulfills his dream of becoming a NASA astronaut. (Watch trailer.)

  • Nickelodeon
    America's Most Musical Family

    Series premiere: Thirty family bands compete for a recording contract and a $250,000 prize; Debbie Gibson, Ciara and YouTuber David Dobrik serve as judges; Nick Lachey hosts.

  • CMT
    Nashville Squares

    Game show premiere: Celeb contestants include Bill Engvall, Caroline Rhea, Carson Cressley, Fortune Feimster, Gary Busey, Jana Kramer, Marie Osmond, Melissa Peterman and Ty Pennington; Bob Saget hosts.

  • Showtime
    Couple's Therapy

    Season 1 finale: Laura and Sarah reach a decision about their future; Alan and Evelyn find a way forward; Elaine and DeSean sense a shift.

  • Starz
    In the Long Run

    Stateside premiere: This UK comedy is loosely based on Idris Elba’s childhood, and stars Elba as the working-class breadwinner of a family living in 1985 London.