What to Watch Today

SpongeBob Anniversary Special, Jett Gets New Job and More

On TV this Friday: Nickelodeon marks the 20th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. close out a two-parter and Los Espookys summons los extraterrestres. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • DC Universe
    Swamp Thing

    Lucilia leads Avery out into the swamp under pretense. (Get the latest Titans Season 2 news.)

  • Nickelodeon
    SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout

    60 minutes: For the first time ever, the voice talent behind SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Sandy, Squidward and Plankton will play live-action, doppelgänger versions of their respective characters, in a 20th anniversary special that blends live-action and animated elements. In the episode, SpongeBob and Patrick tour the surface world, while the rest of the Bikini Bottom gang prepares a big surprise for the Krusty Krab’s most dedicated employee.

  • CBS
    Love Island

    Just how low can ratings go? We’ll find out with the first Friday edition of the Eye’s latest reality show. (Get CBS fall premiere dates.)

  • ABC
    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Part 2 of 2: With a biiiig cliffhanger standing in the way of their reunion, “No time for the team to play catch-up — there’s a planet to save.” 

  • Disney Channel
    Andi Mack

    In the series’ antepenultimate episode, Andi makes a decision that will affect her future, while Amber asks Jonah for some space. (Get finale date.)

  • Showtime

    Docuseries premiere: This four-part program centers on the creative conversation and the emotional side of music-making, using legendary producer Rick Rubin’s Malibu, Calif. studio as the backdrop.

  • Cinemax

    While Bennie cleans up a mess, Evans gives Jett the 4-1-1 on a new job for Bestic.

  • Starz

    Caden continues to spiral; Kathryn learns more about Max’s media empire.

  • HBO
    Los Espookys

    In the penultimate Season 1 episode, Los Espookys agree to help a high-maintenance researcher bring aliens to life.