What To Watch: 05/13/2019

Desi Lydic, with Roy Wood, Jr., has been one of the best reasons to keep tuning into The Daily Show for the last few seasons — and we don’t mean that as a knock on Trevor Noah, whose first episode three of our editors attended. Her unique tone has lent a spirit of comedy to some of the darkest indiscretions of these dank days. Her special about the disparity of women’s rights around the world. We also have the return of one of the country’s favorite reality competitions and one of the scariest new dramas from one of the past half-century’s most forgotten travesties.

BRAD’S PICK:
Desi Lydic: Abroad [Comedy, 11p]
Desi Lydic is bringing her brand of cynicism and attitude abroad to answer questions about women’s rights in other countries (and how U.S. policies compare — spoiler alert: the answer is often “not good”) in a new special on Comedy Central. One thing is for certain — it promises to be as poignant as it is funny.

FIONA’S PICK:
The Bachelorette [ABC, 8p]
Hannah B. begins her journey as the newest Bachelorette. Will she survive the endless introductions peppered with corny jokes and pick-up lines?

JASON’S PICK:
Chernobyl [HBO, 9p]
If you missed the opening episode of this true life horror story about the USSR nuclear meltdown of the 1980s, here’s your second chance to start the well-reviewed, impeccably-cast program from the beginning.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • If you want to see the new Gabrielle Union-Jessica Alba cop drama, L.A.’s Finest, you have to be a Spectrum cable provider subscriber. It’s just the new frontier.
  • It’s CW’s DC superhero night as on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Sam and Alva (not to be confused with Alba) attempt to wrangle back control of the Time Bureau and on the Arrowverse’s centerpiece, Arrow, Oliver and Emiko war and war and war and that’s not good for anyone.
  • While everybody is focusing on Westeros — and to a lesser extent the fall(?) of Selina Meyer and a hit man’s journey to the big screen — HBO is putting together one hell of a Monday, and the gender-bending Gentleman Jack is part of it!
  • HGTV’s Unsellable Houses just sounds like a modern American tragedy on display.
  • So let’s end it on a less sad reality show — Best Baker in America returns tonight on Food Network… do we need to say more?

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