On TV this Friday: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt comes to an end, Strike Back returns for its sixth season and John Goodman co-stars in Netflix’s Black Earth Rising. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern:
What to Watch Today
Kimmy Schmidt Ends, Strike Back Returns and More
Black Earth Rising
Limited series premiere (all eight episodes): This contemporary thriller chronicles the life of a former Rwandan orphan (Bubble Gum’s Michaela Coel) who seeks to uncover the truth about her past; John Goodman (The Conners) and Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU) co-star.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Final season/4B premiere (all six episodes): Kimmy must learn how to prioritize her own well-being; a “Sliding Doors” episode reveals how everyone’s lives might have been different if Kimmy had never been kidnapped. (Watch trailer.)
Big Brother: Celebrity Edition
Jonathan Bennett, Tom Green and
Anthony Scaramucciare all up for the first live eviction of Season 2.
Fallon’s hidden agenda quickly reveals itself on a girls’ trip to Idaho; Culhane needs Blake’s help recruiting a star player for his soccer team.
Fresh Off the Boat
Louis becomes obsessed with the great outdoors after seeing Legends of the Fall, and insists that the entire family go camping for his 40th birthday.
Dylan is horrified when she learns that people see her as mini version of Maya; JJ and Ray grapple with their feelings for a mutual crush.
Sydney to the Max
Series premiere: This intergenerational family comedy focuses on the lives of a middle schooler (School of Rock’s Ruth Righi) and her single dad (Suits’ Ian Reed Kesler), whose own adolescence is chronicled in a series of ’90s flashbacks; Caroline Rhea (Sabrina) and Ava Kolker (Girl Meets World) costar.
Rebecca tries to stick to her plan for happiness; Nathaniel and Maya bond over their feelings of unreciprocated love.
Real Time With Bill Maher
Guests include conservative commentator Ann Coulter, Sen. John Tester (D-MT) and political equality advocate Heather McGhee.
Season 6 premiere: Gracie, Samuel and Mac investigate after a Russian bomber crashes in the South China Sea; Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) joins the cast as new CO Alexander Coltrane. (Watch trailer.)