What To Watch: 10/14/2019

On 30 Rock, Jon Hamm in a nurse’s outfit once requested Don Cheadle on a bed of rice. We miss that show. In any case, the actual Oscar-nom’d actor graces the second season return of Desus & Maro. We’ve also tonight have the return of Hulu’s weirder Canadian cousin of Portlandia and a PBS expose of the dangerous vilification and surveillance of Arab-Americans.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
Desus & Mero [Showtime, 11p]
Don Cheadle is Desus and Mero’s Illustrious Guest on the debut of part two of season one.

BRAD’S PICK:
Black Lightning [The CW, 9p]
Freeland is under occupation and are heroes aren’t doing the best. Jefferson and Lynn are bumping heads and Jennifer feels helpless despite her powers.

JASON’S PICK:
POV: The Feeling Of Being Watched [PBS, 10p]
The vaunted PBS docu-thology delves into a disturbing underside of our quest for freedom — the oft-dueling ideas of protection of civil liberties and desire for security — an especially delicate (and sinister) balance when it comes on the backs of Arab-Americans.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • Hulu is somehow seven seasons deep into the muddy Canadian waters of the fictional Letterkenny, and you can watch that seventh go-around today.
  • While the likely double-murderer has withdrawn, the definite enabler is still active on this latest season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, so if you watch this show for no other reason, do it to rid the public eye of the useless Sean Spicer — and seriously f-them for using him as their promo video this week.
  • If you’re just getting over The Blair Witch Project, then Travel Channel has just the show not for you in These Woods Are Haunted, back for a second season tonight.
  • Now, if your jam was Hannibal and you love Michael Sheen, then checking out horror procedural Prodigal Son, in its early stages on Fox.