What to Watch Today

Kimmy Schmidt Ends, Strike Back Returns and More


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:

  • Netflix
    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.

  • Netflix
    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.)

  • CBS
    Big Brother: Celebrity Edition

    Jonathan Bennett, Tom Green and Anthony Scaramucci are all up for the first live eviction of Season 2.

  • The CW
    Dynasty

    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.

  • ABC
    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. 

  • ABC
    Speechless

    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. 

  • Disney Channel
    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.

  • The CW
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

    Rebecca tries to stick to her plan for happiness; Nathaniel and Maya bond over their feelings of unreciprocated love.

  • HBO
    Real Time With Bill Maher

    Guests include conservative commentator Ann Coulter, Sen. John Tester (D-MT) and political equality advocate Heather McGhee. 

  • Cinemax
    Strike Back

    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.)