On TV this Friday, as Fall Premiere Week winds down: Netflix holds Midnight Mass, Apple TV+ launches sci-fi epic Foundation, and Billy Bob Thornton Amazon drama Goliath comes to an end. Here are 14 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
What to Watch Today
Midnight Mass and Foundation Premiere, Goliath Ends, Baking Show Returns and More
Series premiere (first two episodes): Dr. Hari Seldon (Mad Men‘s Jared Harris) predicts the impending fall of the Galactic Empire; Lee Pace (Halt and Catch Fire) co-stars. (Watch trailer.)
Final season premiere (all eight episodes): Billy McBride takes on Big Pharma; new cast members include JK Simmons and Bruce Dern. (Watch trailer.)
The Great British Baking Show
Season 12/”Collection 9″ premiere (weekly releases): Judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith return alongside presenters Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas.
Limited series premiere (all seven episodes): In Haunting of Bly Manor creator Mike Flanagan’s latest mini, a remote community’s divisions are amplified by the return of a disgraced young man (Friday Night Lights‘ Zach Gilford) and the arrival of a charismatic priest (Legion‘s Hamish Linklater). (Watch trailer.)
My Little Pony: A New Generation
Film premiere: A bright-eyed hero is determined to bring together a divided Equestria; the stacked voice cast includes Vanessa Hudgens, Kimiko Glenn, James Marsden, Sofia Carson, Liza Koshy, Elizabeth Perkins, Jane Krakowski, Ken Jeong, Phil LaMarr and Michael McKean.
Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3
Rihanna’s third annual fashion show features performances by Nas, Daddy Yankee, BIA, Jazmine Sullivan, Ricky Martin, Normani and Jade Novah.
Film premiere: A woman (Nine Perfect Strangers‘ Melissa McCarthy) adjusting to life after loss contends with… a feisty bird in her garden.
Wolfboy and the Everything Factory
Series premiere (all 10 episodes): From EP Joseph Gordon-Levitt comes a ‘toon about an oddball who discovers a strange realm at the center of the Earth.
Special night: After two-plus months in the Big Brother house, the three finalists get to hear from their families.
Two episodes (special time): Fallon, Sam and Kirby take a trip; Cristal has a heart-to-heart with Amanda; Blake considers dropping out of the senatorial race.
Encore presentation: James Wolk (Zoo) embarks on three different “What if…?” journeys in this Sliding Doors-y drama. (Episode 2 airs Monday at 10/9c.)
The Wonder Years
Encore presentation: This reimagining focuses on a Black middle-class family in 1960s Montgomery, Ala. (Episode 2 airs Wednesday at 8:30 pm.)
Secret Celebrity Renovation
Season 1 finale (special time): Survivor‘s “Boston” Rob Mariano wants to make over the kitchen and backyard deck of his parents’ home.
Controlling Britney Spears
The just-announced Framing Britney Spears follow-up features “new allegations from insiders with intimate knowledge of Spears’ daily life inside the conservatorship.”
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