What To Watch: 03/20/2019

Coming off her Golden Globe winning performance as Tilly in Escape From Dannemora, Patricia Arquette joins another true crime drama, and may be even more unhinged in this one. Also, one Freeform’s first major buzzworthy show (back from its ABC Family days) gets a spin-off a couple years after the mysterious “A” was retired. Also, BUBLÉ!!

The Act [Hulu]
Hulu’s take on Gypsy Rose Blanchard, the young woman who was abused by her mother and then set up her boyfriend to murder the woman, stars Joey King, Patricia Arquette, and Chloe Sevigny. The film appears to be only a little more sordid than Lifetime’s (very good!) Love You to Death, and to cover more of Gypsy’s romance and the trial.

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists [Freeform, 8p]
Mona Vanderwaal and Alison DiLaurentis (Janel Parrish and Sasha Pieterse respectively) of the original show return; the action is now in Portland, Oregon, where the murders follow.

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee [TBS, 10:30p]
It’s all faux news deep dive hands on deck and we need all of Hasan, John, and Samantha — especially the latter — given the tone and volume of his latest tweets. Something is on the horizon. Also, vote for Samantha in our March Madness…the voting starts after the NCAA’s tip-off on Thursday.



  • This time it actually is Bublé, not Bubly, as the Michael Bublé’s latest special drops on NBC tonight; this one is personal as a 36-piece orchestra joins the singer as he reflects on his decade-plus career.

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