On TV this Friday: Mythic Quest levels up for Season 3, Emily Blunt headlines The English, and James Corden plays a chef (heh!) in Amazon’s ill-timed Mammals. Here are 13 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern. (Also check out our weekly TVLine-Up of premieres and finales, plus our monthly streaming guide.)
What to Watch Today
Mythic Quest Returns, Emily Blunt Western, Melissa Fumero's Bar Fight!, Corden's Mammals and More
Movie premiere: Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Luka Jones (Shrill) play exes competing for custody of their favorite bar. No word on whether the Santiago Drunkenness Scale comes into play, but fingers crossed! Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) co-stars.
Down to Earth With Zac Efron
Season 2 premiere (all eight episodes): Efron traverses Australia, delving into its rich biodiversity and culture.
Limited series premiere (all six episodes): The chase Western casts Emily Blunt as an aristocratic Englishwoman, new to America and hellbent on revenge. (Read preview.)
Is That Black Enough for You?!?
Documentary premiere: Culture critic Elvis Mitchell traces the evolution of Black cinema from its origins to the impactful films of the 1970s.
La Caida (aka Dive)
Movie premiere: Karla Souza (Home Economics) stars in the Spanish-language drama about sexual abuse in the world of high-board diving.
Limited series premiere (all six episodes): James Corden plays a chef whose world implodes when he discovers
that he got an omelet order wrongsecrets about his pregnant wife; Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) co-stars.
Season 3 premiere (first two episodes): As David stewards Mythic Quest, Ian and Poppy contemplates offers for their offshoot game. (Watch trailer.)
Series premiere: Modern Family‘s Sarah Hyland hosts this competition wherein teams of fun-loving adults and kids go “doh-to-doh.”
Also streaming Friday: New children’s shows Circuit Breakers (Apple TV+) and Transformers: EarthSpark (Paramount+); and fresh episodes of Acapulco, Central Park, The Mosquito Coast and Shantaram (Apple TV+), The Great British Baking Show (Netflix) and The Peripheral (Prime Video).
The Greatest #AtHome Videos
American Idol judge Luke Bryan joins host Cedric the Entertainer to help surprise some homegrown heroes who went viral during Hurricane Ian. (S.W.A.T., Fire Country and Blue Bloods return next week.)
Lopez vs. Lopez
George believes he can curb Mayan’s anxiety by building a home security system with items purchased at their local dollar store. (Readers gave the premiere a “C+.”)
Dragon’s Den‘s Peter Jones returns and hears pitches for a luxury apparel line, a fruit preservation device and a portable solution for enjoying beverages on tap.
In 1997, Dwayne makes a life-changing decision; in 2033, President Taft turns to Dwayne for help in a crisis.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Ryan, Colin and Wayne are joined by guest comedian Jeff Davis. (Another casualty of the new CW?)