DVR Alert! Here’s What’s on TV This Weekend

Did you know Americans watch the most TV? Of course we do – with like 300 different networks producing so many original shows it’d literally be impossible to find enough time to watch all of ’em.
But we’re gonna try. According to a study, people in North America watch more TV than anyone else in the world. We watch an average of four hours and three minutes a day, which is WELL above the worldwide average of just under three hours.

The study also found that American TV shows are the most popular worldwide. British shows are second. You can celebrate our achievement with some great new television.

New TV:

  • Friday on Amazon:  The series premiere of “Utopia”, a conspiracy thriller about a group of comic book nerds who realize that the comic’s plot to destroy humanity with man-made viruses is real.  John Cusack and Rainn Wilson are also in it.  (Trailer)

 

  • Friday on Netflix:  The series premiere of “Sneakerheads”, which stars Allen Maldonado (Curtis on “Black-ish”) as a stay-at-home dad tempted into hunting down a pair of rare shoes to make a quick buck from rich collectors.  (Trailer)

 

  • Friday on Netflix:  The premiere of “Country-ish”, a reality show starring black country singer Coffey Anderson and his blonde hip-hop dancer wife.  (Trailer)

 

  • Friday at 9:00 p.m. on Peacock:  The premiere of “The Amber Ruffin Show”.

 

  • Friday on Disney+:  Josh Gad narrates “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom”, a behind the scenes look at the animal theme park in Disney World.   (Trailer)

 

  • Friday on Disney+:  “The Secret Society of Secondborn Royals”.  It’s a fantasy movie where a group of boarding school kids learn that their royal bloodlines give them superpowers that they’ll need to use to protect their kingdoms.  (Trailer)

 

Late-Night Guests:

  • “Jimmy Fallon” – Sting, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and “Mama” singer Gashi.
  • “Jimmy Kimmel” – Charles Barkley, and The Chicks.  (Repeat)
  • “Stephen Colbert” – Drew Barrymore, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, and Lang Lang.  (Repeat)
  • “James Corden” – We don’t know yet.
  • “Seth Meyers” – Michael Cohen, and Sheryl Crow.  (Repeat)
  • “Lilly Singh” – Rob Corddry, and Pete Holmes.  (Repeat)

 

  • Sunday at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on NBC:  “Sunday Night Football”.  The New Orleans Saints host the Green Bay Packers.

 

  • Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on the CW:  Night 1 of “The iHeartRadio Music Festival”.

 

  • Sunday at 8:00 p.m. starts an animation block of season premieres on Fox:

 

. . . The 32nd season premiere of “The Simpsons” at 8:00 p.m.

 

. . . The second season premiere of “Bless the Harts” at 8:30 p.m.

 

. . . The 11th season premiere of “Bob’s Burgers” at 9:00 p.m.

 

. . . The 19th season premiere of “Family Guy” at 9:30 p.m.

 

 

  • Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on ABC:  “20/20:  $ellibrity: The Go-To Girls”, a two-hour special about how people like Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, and Kim Kardashian paved the way for the modern era of social media influencers.

 

  • Sunday at 9:00 p.m. on FX:  The fourth season premiere of “Fargo”.

 

  • Sunday at 9:00 p.m. on Showtime:  Part One of “The Comey Rule”, a two-night event starring Jeff Daniels as FBI director James Comey and Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump.  You know Brendan as Mad Eye Moody in the “Harry Potter” movies.

 

Part 1 follows the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails and Russian influence on the election.  Part 2 airs on Monday and covers the first few months of Trump’s presidency, where alliances shifted and turned friends into enemies.  (Trailer 1) (Trailer 2)