What To Watch: 04/07/2020

It’s the day all of us Screen Scholars have dreaded, but with a sense of excitement as we promise ourselves we WILL cry both with tears of joy as David and Patrick tie the knot and we say goodbye after six seasons to one of the kindest shows on TV — the perfect analgesic for an era when empathy can be hard to come by. Thanks, Dan Levy, for your exquisite riches-to-rags tale of an odd, but loving, family making their way in a kooky town. Thankfully, as one show leaves us forever, another one returns, as Tracy Morgan comes back — with an impressive selection of guest stars in tow — to Brooklyn for the third season of his underrated sit-com. There’s also Stephen Colbert’s newest project taking on the endless barrage of newsy ridiculousness and the latest long-form docu-series from the master, Ken Burns.

BRAD’S PICK:
Schitt’s Creek [Pop, 8p]
With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to the Rose family and the residents of the quiet, if twisted, town of Schitt’s Creek. When it began six years ago with the spoiled family being ejected from their house and thrust into rural living, it was impossible to predict it would become the magical piece of appointment television it would become. While the comedy could be biting and the characters ridiculous, Dan Levy’s half-hour comedy bursts at the seams with a heart two-and-a-half-times too large. The wedding of David & Patrick will surely be filled with small disasters, but we know it will all work out in the end, and with the world as apocalyptic as it is right now, don’t we all need a happy ending. Don’t look at me like that.

NAVANI’S PICK:
The Last O.G. [TBS, 10:30p]
After you watch the wedding we have all been waiting for, head on over to TBS at 10:30 to see how Tray will navigate getting back on his feet from losing his food truck business and currently crashing with his mom — yikes! With a slew of amazing guests including J.B. Smoove, Mike Tyson, Kat Williams and Marla Gibbs this season looks to be full of laughs and heart.

JASON’S PICK:
Tooning Out The News [CBS All Access]
This is Colbert’s second foray into animated political parody, after the hit-or-miss Our Cartoon President. This time he defaults to his most familiar form as this show satirizes the 24/7 cable news cycle a forum that’s central in our world even more than ever as most of us are hunkered at home constantly, anxiously checking for the latest breaking update.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • Where does Ken Burns find the time?! History’s deepest diver looks into the history of genetics with PBS’ The Gene: An Intimate History.
  • As it often is with the end of beloved shows, with Schitt’s Creek ending, we need a bit of closure, and the Levys, Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, and probably Chris Elliott, Emily Hampshire, and the rest of the gang make themselves available for a wrap party of sorts with Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt’s Creek Farewell, of course, on Pop.
  • For those of you who love reality shows, but don’t care for all the artificial drama, there’s Terrace House: 2019-2020, the fifth and final installment of the Japanese program featuring three men and three women in one house pops up on Netflix tonight.

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