What to Watch Today

Catastrophe Ends, Arrested Development and Queer Eye Return, Aidy Bryant's Shrill and More


On TV this Friday: Catastrophe comes to an end, Arrested Development heads to trial, Idris Elba is turnt and Aidy Bryant proves she’s anything but Shrill. Here are 13 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern:

  • Hulu

    Series premiere (all six episodes): An overweight woman (SNL’s Aidy Bryant) decides to change her life — but not her body; Lolly Adefope (Miracle Workers), Luka Jones (People of Earth), John Cameron Mitchell (Girls), Patti Harrison (Search Party), Julia Sweeney (SNL) and Daniel Stern (Manhattan) co-star. (Read “B-” review; watch trailer.)

  • Netflix
    Arrested Development

    Season 5B premiere (all eight episodes): Buster heads to trial; the family is on the hook to build a “smart” border wall; Tobias becomes a Golden Girl. (Watch trailer.)

  • Amazon

    Final season premiere (all six episodes): Sharon does her best to support Rob following his relapse; the family receives tragic news about Rob’s mom (previously played by the late Carrie Fisher); Chris Noth (Law & Order), Michaela Watkins (Casual) and David Alan Grier (The Cool Kids) guest-star. (Watch trailer.)

  • Netflix
    Love, Death & Robots

    Series premiere (all 18 episodes): From EPs David Fincher and Tim Miller comes this animated anthology that touches on racism, government, war, free will and human nature. (Watch trailer.)

  • Netflix
    Queer Eye

    Season 3 premiere (all eight episodes): The Fab Five head to Kansas City, Missouri. (Watch trailer.)

  • Netflix
    Turn Up Charlie

    Series premiere (all eight episodes): A struggling DJ (Luther’s Idris Elba) reluctantly agrees to be a “manny” to his friend’s problem-child daughter; Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs) co-stars. (Read “C-” review; watch trailer.)

  • The CW

    Blake seeks justice for a disturbing crime; Fallon and Sam head to Paris to investigate a distressing call. (Who’s leaving?!)

  • CBS

    The team is tasked to solve a locked-door mystery after a man working inside a remote, ultra-secure vault disappears. (RSVP for PaleyFest?)

  • ABC
    Fresh Off the Boat

    Louis tries to convince Jessica to consider an early retirement; Eddie watches Tina’s favorite show, Sex and the City, for clues on how to win her back.

  • Fox
    Last Man Standing

    After Reverend Paul asks Mike to teach Sunday School, Mike sends Kyle in his place; Eve worries that Mandy and Kristin are taking advantage of Jen.

  • NBC
    The Blacklist

    Liz and the Task Force must uncover the truth about an international assassin in order to save Red’s life. (Hear the big news?)

  • The CW
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

    In the series’ fourth-to-last episode, Rebecca tries her hand at local community theater, while Paula is courted by multiple law firms; Cheri Oteri (SNL) guest-stars.

  • Paramount Network
    I Am Richard Pryor

    Documentary premiere (90 minutes): This film offers an intimate look at the life and career of the iconic comedian; interviews include Lily Tomlin, Jimmie Walker, Sandra Bernhard, Howie Mandel, Tiffany Haddish and Pryor’s wife Jennifer.