What to Watch: 09/06/2016

Us nerds have been revenging since the early-1980s, and we’ve begun to truly see results in both our better living and in our TV shows. We’ve got a host of shows coming in and going out tonight and we’re selecting a couple of startup shows from various eras and Donald Glover’s new show, which isn’t essentially nerd culture-based, but he was once heralded as the next Peter Parker, and joked about the tweet “let’s get Donald Glover to play Spider-Man, he’s nerdy” in his act (also about the racist spitstorm it kicked up, but that’s neither here nor there). And we take that back anyway: “Twin Peaks hip-hop” anything is fantastically nerdy!

Atlanta [FX, 10p]
Donald Glover’s “Twin Peaks hip-hop” series finally premieres, starring Glover as a man who manages his cousin’s rising career in hopes of providing a better life for his family. Viewers expecting the bubbly joy of Community’s Troy will be thrown by the gloomy cinematography and dark tones, but I’m thrilled.

Startup [Crackle]
So Richard and Co. think they have problems in Silicon Valley? Try funding your start up with stolen money from a gang. That’s the premise in this tech drama where a young Miami native creates the currency of the future and is looking for investors. Oh did I mention the founder is Latina? Yeah, pass the popcorn.

Halt and Catch Fire [AMC, 10p]
And I’ll just suggest a startup double-feature night tonight as the latest installment of 1980s tech drama Halt and Catch Fire has the team playing laser tag in between questioning their latest biz moves.



  • While tomorrow this new OWN show will settle into its usual Wednesday night slot, you can get a first glimpse tonight of the travails of the fictional Bordelon family on Queen Sugar. This drama could be anything from awful to spectacular to Dynasty-esque fun, but it does have the imprimatur of Selma‘s Ava Duvernay.
  • In tonight’s double-shot second season finale of Zoo, the survivors get together on Panagaea with a cure close at hand. On CBSsssss.
  • Over on ABC, Mistresses does a bit of a time jump for a fourth season finale complete with newborns.
  • Showtime’s 60 Minutes Sports, charismatic Denver Bronco linebacker Von Miller is featured.
  • C’mon MadTV, we’re rooting for you, but as Homer Simpson said while hitting the TV, “be more funny!”

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