What To Watch: 05/09/2021

Much of the Sunday line-up returns and there’s a bunch of long tail cable debuts, but the top choice for new programming today is clearly the Showtime debut of one of the best rising comedy writers around.

JASON’S PICK:
Ziwe [Showtime, 11p]
Ziwe Fumudoh has packed a lot of experience into the 6+ years since she graduated from college–including stints as a writer for iconic entities like The Onion and The Daily Show. She proved her comedic bravity with her popular YouTube show Baited which purposefully goaded white friends into awkward-to-racist comments. One of the most confident and political (and confidently political) comic voices without her own showcase finally has one which is just good for you and for me and simply for America. As Variety put it, Ziwe has “perfected the art of putting people on the spot.

BRAD’S PICK:
Axios [HBO, 6p]
That news show that launched 1000 memes, is back tonight with an interview of White House Chief of Staff Rob Klain. I’m sure with the continued COVID fight and the infrastructure he has a got a lot to say and information to share. The Post-Tump era sure is refreshing.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
Bless the Harts [Fox, 7:30p]
A rainy spring break brings out Jenny’s competitive streak over a marathon of board games. I’ll take another glass of boxed wine and give up my Monopoly railroads.

BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:

  • The makers of North Woods Law and Lone Star Law adds the Pelican State to its animal cruelty prevention fold with Louisiana Law, like the others, is on the Animal Planet where it debuts today.
  • Reelz continues to move away from movies and towards becoming the Musical Morbidity Network with two more “rock star’s last minutes” shows, this one focusing on the grunge world, with one biography each for the late lead singers of the Stone Temple Pilots and Soundgarden. It starts with Autopsy: The Last Hours of Scott Weiland followed by Chris Cornell: Life, Death & Money.
  • It’s a slow Sunday so let’s finish it all with Lifetime. Tonight’s offering is Burning Little Lies which is about… a fireman? Well, click on it, and find out.

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