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The Politician's Second Term, Watchmen Marathon and More

The Politician - Season 2 Premiere

On TV this Friday: The Politician goes up against Judith Light and HBO revisits TVLine Dream Emmy nominee Watchmen, while multiple networks commemorate Juneteenth. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Apple TV+

    Director Bryce Dallas Howard presents this documentary about the trials and tribulations of modern-day parenting; interviews include Ron and Rance Howard, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, Jimmy Kimmel, Hasan Minaj, Conan O’Brien, and Will Smith.

  • Disney+
    Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian

    Season 1 finale: Jon and Dave revisit some of the Star Wars characters and props that made their way into the first season.

  • Netflix
    Floor Is Lava

    Game show premiere: Competing teams navigate rooms flooded with lava by leaping from chairs, hanging from curtains and swinging from chandeliers on their way to Shirley Island.

  • Netflix
    The Politician

    Season 2 premiere (all eight episodes): Senate hopeful Payton Hobart looks to unseat longtime incumbent Dede Standish (Transparent‘s Judith Light). (View photos; watch trailer.)

  • FX, FXX, FXM
    FX Celebrates Juneteenth

    To commemorate the 155th anniversary of the ending of slavery in the United States, the cabler airs feature films Hidden Figures (at 7 am), Selma (10 am) and Get Out (12:47 am), plus marathons of black-ish (from 1-8 pm) and Atlanta (8 pm-12:47 am).

  • HBO
    Watchmen Marathon

    Through 10 pm | Watch all nine episodes of the acclaimed limited series, starring TVLine Dream Emmy nominees Regina King and Jean Smart. (The series is also streaming for free on HBO.com through Sunday.)

  • ABC
    Juneteenth: A Celebration of Overcoming

    This hour-long news special will examine the legacy of the holiday, as well as the efforts for voting rights and the struggle to pass anti-lynching legislation.

  • VH1
    RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars

    Remaining All Stars design boutique hotel suite experiences; comedian Nicole Byer and design guru Martyn Lawrence Bullard are guest judges.

  • PBS
    Great Performances: Ann

    Emmy winner Holland Taylor portrays legendary Texas Governor Ann Richards in this self-penned stage play.

  • AMC
    Sherman's Showcase: Black History Month Spectacular

    This special episode honors historic African-American icons, alongside superheroes, period dramas and vampires, and with a “reimagining” of the cult film The Last Dragon; guests include John Legend, Jemele Hill, Michael Ealy, Lil Rel Howery and The Roots’ Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter.