What To Watch: 05/12/2020

This is gonna be one fascinating transition [dammit?]. Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s show returns to Netflix in a one-off special, where our hero takes on Jon Hamm’s creepy reverend in one last battle. Also, TV fetes one of its recently late greats as Fox looks back at Garry Marshall’s striking gold with Happy Days.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend [Netflix]
Our favorite mole woman is back, and this time her fate is in our hands, Bandersnatch-style. Kimmy is about to get married to Harry Potter when she finds out some shocking news: the Reverend may have another bunker full of women. And this special is interactive, so at various points the viewer gets to choose what she does next.

The Happy Days of Garry Marshall [ABC, 8p]
These happy days are yours and mine as ABC pays tribute to one of television’s greatest writers, focusing specifically on the popular 1970s show featuring Richie, Joanie, Chachi, Ralph Malph, Potsie, and the Fonz, ay.

24 Hours To Hell And Back [Fox, 8p]
I do feel obligated as a native Marylander, so: watch Gordon Ramsey make Real America cry as he singlehandedly (well, Cal Ripken, Jr., pops by to help, too) rebuilds Ellicott City, Maryland, which was devastated by floods in 2016 and 2018.



  • The incomparable Martin Freeman stars as a gritty detective in Britbox’s A Confession, based on the true story of the murder of Sian O’Callaghan, who disappeared while out in a night of partying in Swindon.
  • An ancient funeral home in Saqqara, Egypt, is at the heart of the newest Nat Geo program, King of the Mummies, a four-part series.
  • Shay hits the big time (and it’s just the third season) in tonight’s episode of the vastly underrated Tracy Morgan show The Last O.G.

The VoD Trailer Round-Up

  • Capone – Tom Hardy puts his twist on America’s most notorious tax evader in a biopic that looks about as full as the gangster’s vault in a famous 1986 Geraldo Rivera special.
  • Fantasy Island – This horror reboot/prequel of the classic 1976 program boasts a great cast, but was an utter critical flop. It looks pretty, though.
  • Graves Without A Name – In this French-Cambodian documentary, Rithy Panh searches for his family — who were murdered when he was a teen by the Khmer Rouge.
  • The Invisible Man – This critically well-received horror flick based on the famous H.G. Wells novel had its successful theater run cut short due to the Pandemic. Elisabeth Moss stars as the woman stalked by her titular ex-boyfriend.

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