Check out our weekly guide to make sure you’re catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won’t admit you watch when no one’s looking.
— While The New Normal is a distant memory and Looking is wrapping with a final film, the utterly charming Please Like Me continues with a third season, premiering Friday at 10 p.m. Eastern on Pivot. The quirky comedy follows Josh (played by adorable Aussie comedian and the show’s creator Josh Thomas) as he navigates dating, family and growing up as a twenty-something gay man. While Thomas’ deft handling of coming out and dating as a gay man is reason enough to check this series out, the show’s nuanced portrayal of mental illness is played with equal amounts of humor and respect. Get familiar with the first two seasons of the show in the video below and check out our interview with Thomas from last year here.
More picks for what to watch on TV this week, below.
— Looking to fill the musical comedy gap Glee left behind? Try out Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, debuting tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern on The CW. Starring executive producer and co-creator comedian Rachel Bloom in the titular lead role, the show blends campy comedy and fantastical musical numbers as Bloom’s character Rebecca follows her crush across the country.
— While it surely won’t be nearly as entertaining as the GOP circus, the Democrats have their chance to engage in rigorous debate and push their talking points Tuesday at the first presidential debate, 8:30 p.m. Eastern on CNN.
— After last week’s sexy, spooky debut of American Horror Story: Hotel (see our recap here), we’re officially checked in for what appears to be the show’s wildest season yet. We’ve barely been introduced to half of the characters coming to life (or afterlife) courtesy of this round’s star-studded cast, but, let’s be honest, we’re here for Gaga. How will Mother Monster top last week’s bloody orgy? Find out Wednesday at 10 p.m. Eastern on FX.
— Fresh off her successful stint hosting Saturday Night Live, the reigning queen of comedy Amy Schumer bestows onto audiences a new special, Amy Schumer: Live At the Apollo, Saturday at 10 p.m. Eastern on HBO.
What will you be watching on TV this week?