Kick off the weekend the right way with the best content TV has to offer. This Friday sees lots of new TV shows and movies added to different streaming services. Additionally, there are some high profile network shows returning. Add on a Hallmark Original Movie and there’s tons of content to choose from. Check out our preview of what’s to come tonight:
PICK OF THE DAY
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (CW) at 9 p.m. ET
Rachel Bloom’s musical masterpiece returns for the second half of its final season. Season four has already brought us plenty of great stuff. This includes the comical bop “The Group Mind Has Decided You’re in Love,” Rebecca bonding with a long lost half-brother in “I’m Making Up for Lost Time” and the return of Greg (now played by Skylar Astin). Bloom continues her strong acting work, but the ensemble has run away with season four. Donna Lynne Champlin continues to steal scenes as Paula, but Vella Lovell, Pete Gardner, Vincent Rodriguez III and Scott Michael Foster have all risen to the challenges of their larger roles. With ten episodes left of the show, we can’t wait to see how Bloom ends this heartbreaking and hilarious story.
“Sex Education” (Netflix)
It’s not easy being a teenager. It’s even harder to be a teenager when your Mom is a sex therapist. That’s Otis Milburn’s (Asa Butterfield) reality. Due to his family’s frankly open conversations about sex, Otis finds himself an unlikely sex-pert. Once people at school find this out, his status in high school begins to grow. Soon, Otis teams up with some classmates to open their own health clinic.
“Informer” (Amazon Prime)
Amazon Prime also drops a new show today. “Informer” stars Nathan Rizwan as Raza, a second-generation Pakistani man living in East London. His normal existence is disrupted after a minor incident embroils him with the law. This leads him to Gabe (Paddy Considine), a Counter-Terrorism officer who coerces him to do undercover work for him. The thriller also stars Bel Powley as Holly, a partner in the operation who may also be their greatest threat
Returning to NBC at 8 p.m. ET is “Blindspot,” the thriller that kicked off with an unknown woman waking up in Times Square with no memory but lots of tattoos. The midseason premiere for season four finds the central gang trying a Hail Mary attempt to get the mysterious Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander) back.
Two streaming shows return for their second seasons today. On Hulu, “Future Man” beams all eleven episodes to our TV sets. The year is 2064 and Josh (Josh Hutcherson) once again unites the team to save the world. This time, Stu Camillo (Haley Joel Osment) is in power, but it’s less clear whether or not he’s the true villain. Meanwhile, on Netflix, “Friends from College” crashes our Friday evening. The ensemble comedy finds the central group fractured after the season one affair between Ethan (Keegan Michael Key) and Sarah (Annie Parisse).
Those with kids can turn to Disney Channel for the return of “Big City Greens” at 8:50 p.m. The show comes back from hiatus and brings with it a big surprise. Cricket and Tilly’s Mom, Nancy Green, comes back to the city to visit the family. The show plays with a classic fish out of water formula as a country family makes a move to the big city.
Movies On TV
Tonight features a smattering of new original films and premieres. Those in the mood for a trashy thriller should tune in to Lifetime Movies. Their latest original film, “A Bride’s Revenge,” premieres at 8 p.m. ET. Miya (Katie Leclerc) is in the middle of preparing her dream wedding to Ian (Jeff Schine) when she gets a distressing invitation. It’s from Ian’s ex, Lori (Hannah Barefoot), inviting Miya to her and Ian’s wedding. Soon, Miya is stalked by Lori, wearing a wedding dress and veil, but no one believes her.
In a much different vein, Netflix drops its latest original film, “The Last Laugh” today. The film teams up Chevy Chase and Richard Dreyfuss for a road trip comedy. Talent manager Al Hart (Chase) reunites with his first client, Buddy Green (Dreyfuss), and they break out of their retirement community for a comedy tour.
While those new movies drop, other recent films make their television premieres. Disney airs its hit animated film “Moana” for the first time at 7 p.m. ET. Meanwhile on Freeform, “Gods of Egypt” makes its TV debut on the channel. Finally, this year’s “American Animals” premieres on Cinemax, for those trying to get in their last bits of 2018 viewing.
There may be a bunch of new movies and premieres tonight. However, its hard to do any better than “The Godfather.” Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 masterpiece comes on AMC at 6 p.m. ET. That’s an offer we’re not sure we can refuse.
Not interested in any of the new premieres this Friday? Don’t fret. There are plenty of other new episodes airing this evening. Check out what other shows are new this Friday.
- “Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Speechless” (ABC) at 8:30 p.m. ET
- “MacGyver” (CBS) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Hawaii Five-O” (CBS) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Blue Bloods” (CBS) at 9 p.m. ET
- “The Blacklist” (NBC) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Last Man Standing” (NBC) at 8 p.m. ET
- “The Cool Kids” (NBC) at 8:30 p.m. ET
- “Hell’s Kitchen” (NBC) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Washington Week” (PBS) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Firing Line with Margaret Hoover” (PBS) at 8:30 p.m. ET
- “Great Performances” (PBS) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Gold Rush: Pay Dirt” (Discovery) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Gold Rush” (Discovery) at 9 p.m. ET
- “America Says” (GSN) at 9 p.m. ET
- “My Lottery Dream Home” (HGTV) at 9 p.m. ET
- “House Hunters International” (HGTV) at 10:30 p.m. ET
- “Ancient Aliens: Declassified” (GSN) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Your Worst Nightmare” (ID) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Ridiculousness” (MTV) at 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m. ET
- “90 Day Fiancé” (TLC) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Dr. Pimple Popper” (TLC) at 10 p.m. ET
- “Ghost Adventures” (Travel Channel) at 9 p.m. ET
- “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars” (VH1) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Grown & Sexy” (VH1) at 9:30 p.m. ET
- “Love After Lockup” (WE) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Extreme Love” (WE) at 10 p.m. ET
Will any of these shows contend for awards? Check out our predictions at the Circuit Hub.
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