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Concrete Cowboy With Idris Elba, The Serpent and More

Concrete Cowboy

On TV this Friday: Idris Elba is Netflix’s Concrete Cowboy, a Doctor Who companion works alongside a killer Serpent and PBS chronicles the life of Johnny Carson’s former bandleader. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Netflix
    Concrete Cowboy

    Film premiere: A troubled teen (Stranger Things‘ Caleb McLaughlin) is caught between a life of crime and his estranged father’s (Luther‘s Idris Elba) vibrant urban-cowboy subculture; Jharrel Jerome (When They See Us) and Lorraine Toussaint (OITNB) co-star.

  • Netflix
    The Serpent

    Limited series premiere (all eight episodes): Serial killer Charles Sobhraj (Looming Tower‘s Tahar Rahim) preys on travelers exploring the “hippie trail” of 1970s South Asia; Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) co-stars.

  • Hulu
    WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn

    The documentary explores the rise and fall of one of the biggest corporate flameouts and venture capitalist bubbles in recent years.

  • ESPN
    NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament

    South Carolina faces Stanford (6 pm), then Arizona takes on UConn (9:30 pm), to determine who plays in Sunday’s championship game.

  • NBC
    The Blacklist

    Cooper and Reddington are put at risk when the Task Force goes after a Russian asset in the U.S. government. (Already renewed!)

  • CBS
    MacGyver

    Mac, Desi and Russ go undercover at a royal Indian wedding to protect a princess whose life is in danger.

  • FX
    Hysterical

    The docu points a spotlight ar female stand-ups like Margaret Cho, Fortune Feimster, Nikki Glaser, Kathy Griffin, Lisa Lampanelli and Sherri Shepherd.

  • PBS
    Never Too Late: The Doc Severinsen Story

    The documentary traces the life of the former Tonight Show bandleader, who is still teaching and performing well into his nineties; talking heads include Questlove, Chris Botti, Arturo Sandoval, Bob Saget and Martin Mull.

  • CBS
    Blue Bloods

    Frank asks Erin to liaise between him and Gov. Mendez regarding policy reform; Danny and Baez investigate when an online gamer is murdered.

  • Syfy
    Wynonna Earp

    In the series’ penultimate episode, Wynonna and dark angel Waverly embark on two very different and dangerous paths in an attempt to save Purgatory.


    🤠 ON THIS DAY IN TV HISTORY 🤠
    On April 2, 1978, Dallas debuted on CBS as a five-part miniseries pilot. In success, it made its series premiere that September. (Revisit “Who Shot JR?” and other great TV cliffhangers.)