What to Watch Today

Luke Cage Plays Hero, Exploring an America Divided and More

On TV this Friday: Marvel’s Luke Cage proves bulletproof, Woody Allen and Miley Cyrus attempt to act out a Crisis in Six Scenes and MacGyver meets a Person of Interest Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:

  • Netflix
    Marvel's Luke Cage

    Series premiere (all 13 episodes): Harlem gang tensions lead the titular toughie (Jessica Jones‘ Mike Colter) to play hero; Mahershala Ali (House of Cards), Alfre Woodard (State of Affairs), Simone Missick (Wayward Pines), Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy) and Frank Whaley (Ray Donovan) co-star. (Read review.)

  • Amazon
    Crisis in Six Scenes

    Series premiere (all six episodes): Filmmaker Woody Allen writes, directs and stars in this 1960s-set comedy about a suburban family whose household is turned upside down by a free-spirited houseguest (The Voice‘s Miley Cyrus). (Watch trailer.)

  • CBS

    MacGyver and the team attempt to assist Jack’s ex (POI‘s Amy Acker), a CIA operative who goes missing during an investigation. (Watch sneak peeks.)

  • Epix
    America Divided

    Docu-series premiere: Norman Lear, Common and Shonda Rhimes serve as EPs on this look at societal inequalities. First up, Common learns more about Chicago’s criminal justice system and Luke Cage‘s Rosario Dawson delves into the Flint water crisis.

  • Fox
    The Exorcist

    Father Marcus breaks out of Saint Aquinas to join forces with Thomas, who is refused permission to perform an exorcism on Angela’s daughter.

  • OWN
    Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse

    Fall premiere (two episodes): Leslie and Angela try to mend their friendship with Jennifer; Keisha gets ahold of Richard’s gift for his new love interest.

  • Syfy
    Van Helsing

    Protective UV lights are jeopardized when the hospital’s power source is damaged, forcing Vanessa and Axel to travel in search of scavenge parts.

  • Cinemax

    Suggs goes on the lam; Mac and Joni lay low at a secluded hotel.

  • HBO
    Real Time With Bill Maher

    Guests include two-time Academy Award winner Sean Penn, comedian Sarah Silverman and CNN political commentator Angela Rye.

  • HBO
    High Maintenance

    Chase and his dog Gatsby find themselves overwhelmed by the differing culture when they move from the Midwest to Queens. (Hear the good news?)