What to Watch Today

Chris Evans Defends Jacob, Chris Hemsworth's Extraction, Celebrity Drag Race and More

Defending Jacob

On TV this Friday: One of the Avengers fronts an Apple TV+ mini while another toplines a Netflix movie, RuPaul hosts a Secret Celebrity Drag Race and Ricky Gervais’ After Life returns for Season 2. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Netflix
    After Life

    Season 2 premiere (all six episodes): Tony tries to be a better friend to those around him, as each of them grapple with the potential closure of the local newspaper.

  • Apple TV+
    Beastie Boys Story

    Documentary premiere: From filmmaker Spike Jonze comes this intimate story of the hip hop group, as told by surviving members Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz.

  • Apple TV+
    Defending Jacob

    Limited series premiere (first three episodes): When a shocking crime rocks a small Massachusetts town, an assistant DA (Captain America‘s Chris Evans) must choose between his love for his son (Masters of Sex‘s Jaeden Martell) and his duty to uphold justice; Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Cherry Jones (24) and J.K. Simmons (Counterpart) co-star. (Watch trailer.)

  • Netflix

    Original movie premiere: Avengers‘ Chris Hemsworth re-teams with the Russo Brothers for this action-thriller about a black market mercenary who is enlisted to retrieve the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord.

  • Amazon Prime
    Making the Cut

    Season 1 finale (two episodes): The top three finalists head home as they begin to piece together a final collection and conceptualize a pop-up shop that will be hosted in NYC.

  • NBC
    The Blacklist

    The Task Force take on a cold case that may have new victims; Red attempts to help Dembe’s imperiled friend.

  • VH1
    RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race

    Series premiere: In each episode, three celebrities get dragged up by the very best, including returning “Queen Supremes” Alyssa Edwards, Asia O’Hara, Bob the Drag Queen, Kim Chi, Monet X Change, Monique Heart, Nina West, Trinity the Tuck, Trixie Mattel and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo. (Untucked moves to 11 pm.)

  • CBS
    Blue Bloods

    Danny and Baez search for a drug dealer after two young models suffer fatal overdoses; Eddie and Jamie attempt to figure out the mastermind behind a robbery.

  • AMC
    Friday Night In With the Morgans

    Guests include farmer Ed Hackett and Walking Dead vets Sarah Wayne Callies and Michael Cudlitz.

  • HBO
    Real Time With Bill Maher

    Virtual guests include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and preventative medicine/public health specialist Dr. David Katz; Jay Leno sits down for an in-person interview.