On TV this Friday: Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae play Lovebirds, Yvette Nicole Brown lords over a Disney+ game show and Janelle Monáe makes her Homecoming debut. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
What to Watch Today
Homecoming Returns, Yvette Nicole Brown's Big Fib and More
The Big Fib
Game show premiere (all 15 episodes): Kids must determine who’s fibbing after questioning an authentic expert and a really good liar; Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) hosts; Rhys Darby (Flight of the Concords) voices robot sidekick C.L.I.V.E.
In the limited series’ penultimate episode, Jacob’s fate hangs in the balance as the trial gets underway. (Tom Hanks is coming to Apple TV+!)
Season 2 premiere (all seven episodes): A woman (Janelle Monáe) wakes up in a rowboat adrift a lake, with no memory of who she is or how she got there; Chris Cooper (11.22.63) and Joan Cusack (Shameless) co-star. (Watch trailer.)
Original movie premiere: In this planned theatrical release, a couple (Silicon Valley‘s Kumail Nanjiani and Insecure‘s Issa Rae) heading towards Splitsville winds up embroiled in a murder mystery.
Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet
Virtual episode: This standalone installment was filmed entirely on iPhones and written, filmed and edited in quarantine. (Previously renewed for Season 2.)
Season 2 premiere (all eight episodes): The agents catch up and discover that Christine’s engaged, while Heather reveals a new romance. Chrishell meanwhile has a Daytime Emmy nomination!
Harley runs as far as she can from her feelings for Ivy, while Ivy doubles down on her relationship with Kite Man.
RuPaul's Drag Race
The 12 queens gather for a virtual slumber party to “kiki” about the current season; Ru checks in with the girls during quarantine.
AKA Jane Roe
This documentary presents the story of Norma McCorvey, the “Jane Roe” whose unwanted pregnancy led to the 1973 case that legalized abortion nationwide, Roe v. Wade.
Real Time With Bill Maher
Virtual guests include Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore; three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman, and family physician Dr. Cate Shanahan.