On TV this Friday: The Umbrella Academy travels back in time, the Muppets return with a very meta streaming offering and Beyoncé launches visual album Black Is King on Disney+. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
What to Watch Today
Muppets Now, Go-Go's Docu, Umbrella Academy Season 2, Beyoncé's Visual Album and More
Black Is King
Beyoncé’s visual album, which clocks in at 85 minutes, reimagines the lessons of The Lion King, telling the tale of a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity.
Stateside premiere (all 10 episodes): Four British teens band together to exact revenge on their tormenters, then get blamed for a crime they didn’t commit.
Series premiere: Scooter must rush to make deadlines and upload the new Muppets show for streaming. (Watch trailer.)
Season 3 premiere (all six episodes): Four teams of bakers battle it out over three Extra Sweet rounds; the late Naya Rivera guest-judges one episode.
The Umbrella Academy
Season 2 premiere (all 10 episodes): The siblings find themselves scattered in time, in and around Dallas over a three-year period starting in 1960. (Trailer.)
This TV-movie, based on the bestselling children’s book of the same name, focuses on 13-year-old Nory (newcomer Izabela Rose) and BFF Reina (No Good Nick‘s Siena Agudong) as they enter the Sage Academy for Magical Studies.
The authorized documentary chronicles one of the most successful female rock bands of all time, using candid interviews and archival footage.
Martha Knows Best
Series premiere (two episodes): Lifestyle expert Martha Stewart completes a variety of projects at her Upstate New York farmhouse; virtual guests include Queer Eye‘s Antoni Porowski and Potluck Dinner Party cohost Snoop Dogg.
Real Time With Bill Maher
Maher returns from a four-week break with guests Jim Carrey, Kerry Washington, author Thomas Chatterton Williams and journalist Bari Weiss.
An unlikely source motivates the latest occupant (Bless the Harts‘ Jillian Bell) to confront her addiction issues. (Read Mark Duplass Q&A.)