What to Watch Today

Homecoming Returns, Yvette Nicole Brown's Big Fib and More

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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.

  • Disney+
    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.

  • Apple TV+
    Defending Jacob

    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+!)

  • Amazon Prime
    Homecoming

    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.)

  • Netflix
    The Lovebirds

    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.

  • Apple TV+
    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.)

  • Netflix
    Selling Sunset

    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!

  • DC Universe
    Harley Quinn

    Harley runs as far as she can from her feelings for Ivy, while Ivy doubles down on her relationship with Kite Man.

  • VH1
    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.

  • FX
    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.

  • HBO
    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.