Check out our weekly guide to TV this week, and make sure you’re catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won’t admit you watch when no one’s looking.
Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens makes its hyped debut Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. Eastern on Comedy Central. Although the titular star has been garnering praise for years over YouTube, Crazy Rich Asians and a dramatic turn in The Farewell, it’s her co-star to keep an eye on here. Bowen Yang, the historic recent SNL hire, is one of the names at the forefront of comedy. As an Asian-American member of the LGBTQ community, it’s thrilling to watch Yang’s rise to stardom. However, it’s his razor-sharp mind for the pop zeitgeist and devastating takes on contemporary queer culture that make him one to watch in 2020 and beyond.
The hunks of Riverdale return with new episodes Wednesday at 8 p.m. Eastern on the CW. Come for the eye-candy, stay for the bizarre occult storylines and random musical moments.
Aidy Bryant is back in the brilliant Shrill on Hulu Friday. Bryant shines in the spotlight as a series lead, but we’re here for her character’s queer roommate Fran (Lolly Adefope).
Saturday Night Live is back with new episodes this weekend. In addition to host Adam Driver, bisexual pop songstress Halsey will serve as musical guest Saturday at 11:30 p.m. Eastern on NBC.
If you only watch one thing this week, make it the season finale of Work In Progress Sunday at 11 p.m. Eastern on Showtime. This dark comedy, inspired by series co-creator and star Abby McEnany, is perfect for anyone who loved the quirky Josh Thomas’ Please Like Me. The eight-episode first season wraps Sunday, but the series has been renewed for a second season.
What are you watching this week on TV?