On TV this Friday: Suspicion is raised on Apple TV+, Prime Video sizes up Jack Reacher, Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias bloom again and the Beijing Winter Games super-officially get underway. Here are 12 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
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Suspicion and Reacher Debut, Sweet Magnolias Season 2, Winter Olympics and More
Chelsea’s (Ilana Glazer) recollection of events is presented as a tense psychological thriller. (Series premiere earned an average grade of “B+.”)
Book of Love
Film premiere: An English writer (Peaky Blinders‘ Sam Claflin) discovers why reason his novel is a hit in Mexico: because translator Maria (Trust‘s Verónica Echegui) has rewritten it as steamy erotica.
The Legend of Vox Machina
The latest three-episode drops sees Vox Machina confronted by horrific monsters and warned of a growing rebellion.
The three-part docuseries tells the story of how Guy Torry launched an all-Black comedy night at The Comedy Store; talking heads include Anthony Anderson (black-ish), Tichina Arnold (Martin), Dave Chappelle (Half Baked), Snoop Dogg, Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood), Tiffany Haddish (The Afterparty), Regina King, Craig Robinson (The Office), JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Chris Tucker (Rush Hour).
Series premiere (all eight episodes): The Lee Child adaptation casts Titans’ Alan Ritchson as the veteran military police investigator who must prove his innocence after he is pinned for murder. (Sneak peek.)
Julian digs for the truth about Jericho; Leanne fears new visitors at the local park.
Series premiere (first two episodes): Based on the Israeli drama False Flag, the whodunnit revolves around the kidnapping of a businesswoman’s son; Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction), Noah Emmerich (The Americans), Kunal Nayyar (Big Bang Theory), Georgina Campbell (Black Mirror), Elyes Gabel (Scorpion) and Elizabeth Henstridge (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) star. (Watch trailer.)
2022 Winter Olympics
The XXIV Olympic Winter Games commence in Beijing with live coverage of the Parade of Nations and the lighting of the cauldron from National Stadium; Mike Tirico hosts. (An encore airs at 8 pm, not to worry.)
NHL All-Star Skills Competition
All-Star Weekend kicks off in Las Vegas with tests of shooting and skating, including fastest skater, shooting accuracy and hardest shot.
Celebrity Big Brother
Settle in for two hours inside the Big Brother house. (Next episode airs Sunday at 8 pm.)
RuPaul's Drag Race
The queens make parody PSAs for a new charity supporting first-eliminated Drag Race queens; pop star Ava Max guest-judges.