On TV this Friday: Netflix drops a bonus episode of The Sandman, Nathan Fielder wraps The Rehearsal and Orphan‘s origin story is revealed. Here are 12 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
Bonus Sandman, Last Rehearsal, Orphan Prequel and More
Surprise drop! The two-part bonus episode features the stories of “A Dream of a Thousand Cats” (animated) and “Calliope” (live-action); the cast includes Tom Sturridge (as Dream), James McAvoy (as Golden-Haired Man), David and Georgia Tennant (as Don and Laura Lynn), Michael Sheen (as Paul) and Arthur Darvill (as Richard Madoc). (Who was Performer of the Week?)
Series premiere (first two episodes): From Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) comes a dark comedy about sisters bound together by the premature death of their parents; Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff (Sex Education), Eva Birthistle (Last Kingdom), Sarah Greene (Normal People) and Eve Hewson (Behind Her Eyes) star.
Limited series premiere (all seven episodes): Michelle Monaghan (The Path) and Michelle Monaghan (Messiah) swap lives in this missing twin thriller; Matt Bomer (White Collar) co-stars. (Watch trailer.)
Five Days at Memorial
Conditions go from bad to worse, as Pou, Mulderick and the other medical staff grapple with how best to treat their patients.
Making the Cut
Season 3 premiere (first two episodes): Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn return, alongside judges Nicole Richie and Jeremy Scott.
Orphan: First Kill
Movie premiere: This prequel follows Esther (again played by Isabelle Furhman) as she escapes from a psychiatric facility and impersonates the missing daughter of Tricia Albright (Dexter’s Julia Stiles).
Series premiere (first two episodes): Raising Hope‘s Garret Dillahunt and Martha Plimpton reunite in Greg Garcia’s COVID-era comedy about a group of ex-cons who use their criminal expertise for good. (Trailer!)
Sophie and James finally sit down and talk about what really happened before Sophie jumped from the ferry and lost her memory.
Series premiere (all 10 episodes): The graphic-novel adaptation follows best friends Sam (FBI: Most Wanted‘s YaYa Gosselin) and Jade (Rim of the World‘s Miya Cech) as they solve supernatural mysteries in their sleepy California beach town.
Jason and Nikki’s future with the kids is in jeopardy; Tyler says farewell to a friend; Scott inks a book deal.
The New York Times Presents
The latest installment, titled “Superspreader,” profiles Dr. Joseph Mercola, one of the most influential spreaders of COVID vaccine misinformation online.
Season 1 finale: A birthday party causes Nathan to reevaluate his entire project. (Not yet renewed.)