What to Watch: 06/26/2018

We’ve got ice cream for you tonight. Need we say more? If so, we’ve also got mob thrillers, media-themed dramas, and some biting polemical stand-up.

The Bold Type [Freeform, 8p]
Last week tiny Jane learned an important lesson in embracing failure. Without Scarlet as a safety net, Jane will have to find another way to keep doing what she loves. I believe in her! I’m also glad it won’t come easy. Also this week, Kat meets Adena’s friends and comes face to face with the very real fact that queer women are friends with all of their exes. Yikes.

Animal Kingdom [TNT, 9p]
Deran gets to know more about his dad as the other brothers become more and more suspicious of his motives. Smurf is still in jail and the family needs money. I’m guessing another job will come along?

W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro [Netflix]
W. Kamau Bell’s shows have never got the audience they deserved, but there’s never been a better time for his potent brand of slashing political humor. His latest stand-up special debuts on Netflix tonight. Also, let me call you to action to check out his podcast with Hari Kondabolu.

The Ice Cream Show [Viceland, 10:30p]
Tonight we visit Central California, where small-batch, fresh fruit, loving-churned reigns supreme. And maybe also wine ice cream?



  • Speaking of Animal Kingdom, the original movie‘s breakout star (well, she was already huge in Australia) and Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver has a new television show (well, again, new to this country). In any case, she stars with Anna Torv (a.k.a. Fringe‘s Olivia Dunham) in the 2016 series just making it to Netflix now, Secret City.
  • The password would seem to be “heist” for tonight’s collection of sloshed raconteurs on Comedy Central’s Drunk History.
  • There will surely also be some bold tale-telling going on as Nick Cannon, Lil Rel, Nipsey Hussle and others show off their on court skills in the 2018 BETX Celebrity Basketball Game.
  • And the 39th (you heard me!) season of the Food Network’s Chopped kicks off tonight with a “small plates” theme.

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