What To Watch: 10/08/2019

Hip Hop’s most important awards (are they?), Henry Louis Gates continues to amaze the cool and famous with their ancestry, a fleet-footed superhero from the Arrowverse returns, a veteran comic gets his turn in the Netflix showcase, and all country messes remain blessed.

The Flash [The CW, 8p]
The speedster is back for a new season. Post having to sacrifice Nora at the end of season 5, #TeamFlash is regaining their footing. And not a moment too soon as Crisis On Infinite Earths is on the horizon..

Deon Cole: Cole Hearted [Netflix]
Cole has improved so many shows, but I remember him most fondly for his side turn as a gritty detective in the underrated spoof Angie Tribeca. His comedy has been hit-or-miss for me, but hopefully this one hits!

Bless This Mess [ABC, 8:30p]
The women head to Omaha for their annual women’s wellness exams. That this is the basis for a premise thrills me.



  • At some point apparently, The Conners added a much more affable comic oddball than its original titular character in SNL legend Dan Aykroyd. The A-story is about a spiraling Darlene, so we’re listening.
  • Awards are handed out to some of the vocalists who are best at rapping to the beat as BET presents the 2019 Hip Hop Awards.
  • Ladies with gravitas would seem to be the theme of episode 1 of this sixth season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates as Isabella Rosselini, Anjelica Houston, and Mia Farrow drop by the PBS modern mainstay to learn stories of their ancestors.
  • Finally, it’s a reunion of one of our favorite shows as Black-ish‘s Tracee Ellis Ross welcomes her former co-stars from the underrated Girlfriends tonight on ABC.



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