What to Watch Today

Jack Ryan Arrives, Ozark Returns, Aretha Funeral and More

Jack Ryan Season 1 Premiere

On TV this Friday: John Krasinski becomes unlikely action hero Jack Ryan, Jason Bateman breaks bad in Season 2 of Ozark and the late, great Aretha Franklin is laid to rest. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern:

  • Netflix

    Season 2 premiere (all 10 episodes): The cartel’s ruthless attorney, Helen Pierce (Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ Janet McTeer), shakes things up; Marty and Wendy are forced to go all in. (Watch trailer.)

  • Amazon
    Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

    Series premiere (all eight episodes): From EP Carlton Cuse (Lost) comes this new take on the up-and-coming CIA analyst (The Office‘s John Krasinski), who is thrust into a dangerous counterterrorism assignment. (Read review, watch SDCC interview; already renewed!)

  • Netflix
    Ultimate Beastmaster

    Season 3 premiere (all nine episodes): The U.S., Italy, France, Brazil, S. Korea, Mexico and other nations compete on the streamer’s Ninja Warrior ripoff obstacle course.

  • Netflix
    The Comedy Lineup

    Season 2 premiere (all eight episodes): Up-and-coming comedians include JR De Guzman, Emma Willmann, Matteo Lane, Janelle James, Max Silvestri, Kate Willett, Josh Johnson and Aisling Bea.

  • Netflix
    Paradise PD

    Series premiere (all 10 episodes): This animated comedy focuses on a police department comprised of the absolute worst responders; voice cast includes Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs) and Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless). (Watch trailer.)

  • AP, Others
    Aretha Franklin Funeral

    The Associated Press will offer a live stream on its website, while CNN and Fox News are expected to air portions of the service; Chaka Khan, Faith Hill, Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande are scheduled to perform.

  • Syfy
    Wynonna Earp

    Lady Luck abandons Wynonna and Nicole after an errand for Nedley doesn’t go according to plan; Mama learns Doc’s secret.

  • CBS

    Season 1 finale: A student uncovers a tuition scam at her for-profit university. (Not yet renewed.)

  • Syfy

    Dutch and John learn more about Khlyen’s mysterious origin story.

  • History
    In Search Of

    Zachary Quinto explores the dark world of psychological mind control, meeting with a victim was surgically implanted with an electronic harassment device.