What to Watch Today

Utopia Arrives, GBBS, RBG Memorial, Amber Ruffin and More

Utopia Season 1 - Amazon Prime

On TV this Friday: Amazon explores UtopiaLate Night fave Amber Ruffin gets her own streaming show, and the U.S. Congress pays its respects to the Notorious R.B.G. Here are 11 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Netflix
    The Great British Baking Show

    Season 11 premiere (new episodes releasing weekly): Comedian Matt Lucas (Bridesmaids) succeeds Sandi Toksvig as co-host; Noel Fielding, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith return. (Watch trailer.)

  • Disney+
    Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom

    Frozen‘s Josh Gad narrates this eight-part docuseries, providing unprecedented access to the Animal Kingdom Theme Park, the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and The Seas With Nemo & Friends at EPCOT.

  • Disney+
    Secret Society of Second-Born Royals

    The film stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack) as a rebellious teen royal who develops superpowers from a genetic trait attributed only to second-borns of royal lineage; Niles Fitch (This Is Us) and Skylar Astin (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) co-star. (Watch trailer.)

  • Netflix
    Sneakerheads

    Series premiere (all six episodes): A reformed sneakerhead (The Last O.G.‘s Allen Maldonado) gets duped into an old friend’s get-rich-quick scheme.

  • Apple TV+
    Ted Lasso

    In the penultimate Season 1 episode, Rebecca drops a bombshell just as Ted faces pressure to bench Roy.

  • Apple TV+
    Tehran

    Stateside premiere (three episodes, then weekly rollout): From Moshe Zonder (Fauda) comes this Israeli import about a Mossad agent who goes deep undercover and puts everyone around her in danger.

  • Amazon Prime
    Utopia

    Series premiere (all eight episodes): Fans of a comic book band together to uncover the hidden meanings cloaked within its pages; John Cusack, Rainn Wilson (The Office), Desmin Borges (You’re the Worst), Dan Byrd (Cougar Town), Christopher Denham (Billions), Cory Michael Smith (Gotham) and Sasha Lane (Hellboy) star. (Ryan Schwartz says “Watch!”)

  • C-SPAN
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Memorial Service

    Congress holds a memorial service for the late Supreme Court Justice, who died on Sept. 18. (Read Kate McKinnon tribute.)

  • Netflix's YouTube and Facebook channels
    Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish)

    The cast of the original films (including Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Martin “Franck” Short) returns for a mini-sequel written and directed by Nancy Meyers, to benefit World Central Kitchen.

  • VH1
    RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue

    Docuseries finale: Derrick, Naomi and Asia try to find a way forward, and Vanjie and Kameron go on a date, as the pandemic reaches Vegas.

  • Peacock
    The Amber Ruffin Show

    Series premiere: The Late Night With Seth Meyers scribe promises “a talk show with just the good parts: the comedy.” (Watch trailer.)