What To Watch: 04/15/2020

No shortage of new stuff to watch led by an Academy favorite coming to the small screen and playing a somehow-still-living conservative legend (of sorts) and the return of a Screen Scholar favorite from the pen of a famous flying conchord.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
Mrs. America [Hulu]
Cate Blanchett plays Phyllis Schlafly in the 1970s as she takes on the ERA. Schlafly is one of the worst Americans of all time. Thankfully she’s joined by amazing women, including Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug, Shirley Chisholm, Betty Friedan, Margaret Sloan-Hunter, and Jill Ruckelshaus, with a cast that includes Rose Byrne, Sarah Paulson, Margo Martindale, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth Banks, Tracey Ullman, Melanie Lynskey, and Niecy Nash.

BRAD’S PICK:
What We Do In The Shadows [FX, 10p]
The fan favorite what we do in the shadows is back for season 2. Sixth sense alum Haley Joel Osment joins the cast as Laszlo and Nadja’s new familiar which doesn’t sit well with Guillermo. Add to that a new teenage vampire hunting gang shows up.

JASON’S PICK:
The Innocence Files [Netflix]
Call it a woke documentary all-star team as Alex Gibney, Liz Garbus, and Roger Russ Williams get together with The Innocence Project to tell the stories of eight different people who were wrongfully convicted.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • New Netflix drama Outer Banks follows a group of teens in Outer Banks (hence the name), North Carolina who are called “Pogues” but they do not lack teeth and sing folk-inspired indie rock of the 1980s & ’90s, but instead are all attractive and on a quest.
  • One of the more underrated sitcoms moves days as Katy Mixon’s Kate Otto encourages her kid to stand up for herself while the rest of the family gets into war re-enactment (yum!) on American Housewife on ABC.
  • On Axios, octogenarian journalist and American treasure Dan Rather returns with his The Big Interview with Dan Rather to talk Sports and the News (and maybe also the news & sports) with singer Huey Lewis, whose latest album may be his last as he battles health issues.

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