TV Tidbits: Plenty of new and returning shows arriving this week

TV Tidbits: Plenty of new and returning shows arriving this week
03 Jun

June is here, and the 2017-18 TV season has officially come to an end. But there are plenty of new and returning shows this summer to keep your attention. Here are just some of the debuts in the coming week:

“Pose” (9 p.m. tonight on FX): The latest FX series from prolific producer Ryan Murphy is a dance musical drama set in the “ball culture” scene of New York in the 1980s, with what the network says is television’s largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles, and the largest LGBTQ cast ever for a scripted series.

“Succession” (10 p.m. tonight on HBO): Brian Cox, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin and Matthew Macfadyen are among the stars of this drama about a media magnate and his children who struggle for power when he begins to step back from the company.

“Dietland” (9 p.m. Monday on AMC): This darkly satirical series debuts this week with two episodes, based on the acclaimed 2015 novel of the same name. The series stars Joy Nash and Julianna Margulies, and tells the story of women who, fed up with sexism and harassment, take the battle of the sexes up a notch. The show is followed each week by a companion show, “Unapologetic,” with host Aisha Tyler.

“Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (9 p.m. Monday on CW): The improvisational sketch comedy show returns with back-to-back episodes.

“Face Off” (9 p.m. Tuesday on Syfy): The makeup competition show starts its 13th season.

“Teachers” (10:30 p.m. Tuesday on TV Land): This bawdy comedy, starting its third season, follows a dysfunctional group of elementary school teachers. They are played by members of the all-female comedy troupe The Katydids.

“Humans” (10 p.m. Tuesday on AMC): The compelling science fiction drama about servant robots who have developed consciousness, blurring the lines of what it means to be human, starts its third season.

“Condor” (10 p.m. Wednesday on the Audience Network, which is available only on DirecTV and AT&T U-verse): Max Irons, Mira Sorvino, William Hurt, Bob Balaban and Brendan Fraser are among the stars of this conspiracy thriller, which is based on the 1974 novel “Six Days of the Condor” and the subsequent 1975 film adaptation “Three Days of the Condor.” The story revolves around a young, idealistic CIA analyst (Irons) who stumbles across a plot that could risk the lives of millions of people.

“Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger” (8 p.m. Thursday on Freeform, with back-to-back episodes): This series is based on Marvel Comics’ popular teen superhero duo, a young man who can engulf others in darkness and a young woman who can throw bolts of energy. The original 1980s comics that introduced the characters were a personal favorite, and earned a cult following with its blend of superheroics, character drama and gritty, street-level action.

“Nashville” (9 p.m. Thursday on CMT): The long-running drama about the music industry, with a sprawling cast including a recurring role for UNC School of the Arts alum Dylan Arnold, returns with its sixth season summer premiere for its final eight episodes.

“American Woman” (10 p.m. Thursday on Paramount): Alicia Silverstone and Mena Suvari are among the stars of this comedy-drama about the rise of feminism in the 1970s, following a single mom raising her daughters in Los Angeles with the help of her friends.

“The Staircase” (Friday on Netflix): Netflix has picked up the compelling 2004 documentary series about the case of North Carolina crime novelist Michael Peterson, who was accused of killing his wife, and expanded it with three new episodes, which will be shown alongside the original miniseries. Also new on Netflix starting Friday are the complete first seasons of “The Hollow” and “Treehouse Detectives,” the second season of “Marcella,” and a series finale special for the sci-fi drama “Sense8.”

“Just Another Immigrant” (9 p.m. Friday on Showtime): This “comedic docuseries” follows popular British comedian Romesh Ranganathan as he moves his family to America in an effort to bring his career to the next level.

“Erik Griffin: Amerikan Warrior” (10 p.m. Friday on Showtime): This one-hour special features Griffin, one of the stars of “I’m Dying Up Here,” in a stand-up performance. He is one of the cast members of show who is a real-life stand-up comic in addition to playing one on TV.

“Claws” (9 p.m. next Sunday on TNT): Jenn Lyon, a High Point native and UNCSA alumna, is one of the stars of this comedy-drama about a Florida nail salon that is in the money-laundering business, dealing with various criminal elements and now having to contend with Russian mobsters.

“Breaking the Band” (10 p.m. next Sunday on Reelz): Each episode of this documentary series looks at the careers and legacy of famous bands. First up: The Beatles.



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