What to Watch Today

PEN15 Returns, Ratched Debuts, Larry Wilmore Talker and More

PEN15 Season 2 on Hulu

On TV this Friday: Sarah Paulson scrubs in as Nurse Ratched, Larry Wilmore makes his late-night comeback and PEN15 returns for the first half of Season 2. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Amazon Prime
    All In: The Fight for Democracy

    This documentary examines the history of voter suppression in the U.S.; former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams provides an insider’s look into the barriers to voting.

  • Netflix
    American Barbecue Showdown

    Series premiere (all eight episodes): The nation’s best backyard smokers and pitmasters compete for the title of American Barbecue Champion.

  • Disney+

    The 10-part docuseries chronicles the lives of famous folk such as Adam Devine, Ashley Tisdale, Caleb McLaughlin, Julianne Hough, Nick Cannon and Nick Kroll, among others.

  • Netflix
    Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous

    Series premiere (all 10 episodes): Set in the timeline of the Jurassic World film, this animated offshoot focuses on six teens who must band together when dinos wreak havoc at their adventure camp. (Watch teaser.)

  • Apple TV+
    Long Way Up

    Series premiere (first three episodes, followed by weekly rollout): Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman hop on their motorcycles and cover 13,000 miles (or 13 countries and 16 border crossings) over 100 days, traveling from the southernmost tip of South America up to Los Angeles.

  • Hulu

    Season 2, Part 1 premiere (seven episodes): Maya and Anna attend an awkward pool party and a group sleepover. (Watch trailer.)

  • Netflix

    Series premiere (all eight episodes): This One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest prequel begins in 1947, when Mildred Ratched (American Horror Story vet Sarah Paulson) begins working at a leading psychiatric hospital. (Read our review.)

  • VH1
    RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue

    Vanie’s mom plays matchmaker; Asia’s fiancé brings some much-needed comfort.

  • Peacock

    Talk show premiere: As former Nightly Show host Larry Wilmore returns with a weekly late-night series, his guests include two-time FIFA World Cup champ Megan Rapinoe, St. Louis Democratic congressional candidate Cori Bush, and fellow Peacock personality Amber Ruffin (whose own show launches next week). (Watch trailer.)

  • The CW
    World's Funniest Animals

    Series premiere (two episodes): Host Elizabeth Stanton and a celebrity guest panel observe and react to humorous animal videos.