This Friday’s options contain all sorts of distraction for those distraught about Fox’s Sunday night comedy massacre–with rec’s ranging from a dark true crime story produced by those never-sleeping Duplass Brothers to the return of the sweet edge-of-edgy humor of classic clueless heroes Rocky & Bullwinkle to a night of comedy that almost took on a dark cast when a real-life tragedy was averted.
Kevin Smith: Silent But Deadly [Showtime, 9p]
Kevin Smith’s heart attack almost killed him and nerds and comedy fans panicked. This special captures the set he performed just before his near death, and you’ll laugh and be relieved that Kevin made it through.
Evil Genius [Netflix]
Have the Duplass brothers completely switched tracks? This one looks like a ripped-from-Criminal-Minds special, and I mean that in a good way.
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle [Amazon Prime]
Moose and squirrel are back, and while the voices are slightly off, the trailer promises all the offbeat joy and meta goodness of the original cartoon that debuted in 1959 and has been an enduring syndicated staple passed down from generation to generation.
ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:
- A “locked-in” high school graduation party told over the course of 10 episodes provides the premise for Hulu’s All Night–call it a bottle series? Kate Flannery (a.k.a. The Office‘s Meredith) plays the strict booze-hunting principal.
- No more destroying worlds for Daisy? Find out on tonight’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC.
- On what promises to be the most relentlessly positive episode of CBS’ Undercover Boss (celebrity edition), Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas takes to the disguise (and it’s an inspired one) to root out some up-and-coming athletes and coaches.
- Finally, “It’s Robot Fighting Time!” as the BattleBots are prepared for the 2018 Championship on this season’s premiere on Discovery.