What to Watch Today

Black Mirror Beams Up Season 4, Bill Nye Returns and More


On TV this Friday: Black Mirror makes its highly anticipated return, Bill Nye keeps trying to Save the World and AMC continues bingeing on Fear the Walking Dead. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar:

  • Netflix
    Bill Nye Saves the World

    Season 2 premiere (first six episodes): Nye explores the science behind drugs, cybersecurity, sleep and time travel; guests include Zach Braff, Kevin Smith, Drew Carey, David Arquette, Tim Meadows and Ali Wong.

  • Netflix
    Black Mirror

    Season 4 premiere (all six episodes): The anthology series returns with a Star Trek riff featuring Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights), Jimmi Simpson (Westworld) and Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother), as well as an installment directed by Jodie Foster. (Watch trailer.)

  • Amazon
    The Grand Tour

    Jeremy, Richard and James show viewers what the show would look like if it was truly unscripted, meaning no pre-arranged locations, no set-up stunts and no planned incidents.

  • AMC
    Fear the Walking Dead Marathon

    Through 1:27 am | The marathon resumes with Season 2, Episode 6 (“Sicut Cervus“) through Season 3, Episode 3 (“TEOTWAWKI“). (Continues noon Saturday.)

  • The CW
    iHeartRadio Music Festival

    Encore presentation: Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Big Sean and DJ Khaled perform during Night 2 of the concert event. (When do your favorite CW shows return?)

  • ESPN
    College Football

    The Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic pits USC Trojans against the Ohio State Buckeyes.

  • CBS
    MacGyver

    Repeat to Revisit: In this January episode, Sarah (played by Amy Acker) returns to help draw out a mole, and Nikki (Tracy Spiridakos) also reappears.

  • NBC
    Dateline

    Dennis Murphy reports on Seth and Lisa Techel, newlyweds who were expecting their first child until a shotgun blast shattered their dreams on Memorial Day weekend 2011.

  • HBO
    All Def Comedy

    Series finale (two episodes): The Tony Rock-hosted stand-up showcase comes to an end.