Welcome to What’s On, our weekly selection of must-see shows. Here’s what you need to watch from Sunday March 19th through Thursday March 23rd. All times are Eastern. [Note: The weekend edition of What’s On drops on Fridays.]
the big ones
Lucky Hank (AMC, Sunday, 9 p.m.)
Lucky Hank with Bob Odenkirk | Official Trailer | AMC+
AMC and Bob Odenkirk can’t stay away. After breaking Bad And Better call Saulthe actor leads Lucky Hank. Based on a novel by Richard Russo, the show follows Odenkirk’s Hank Devereux Jr., an English professor at Railton College who enjoys making fun of his fellow academics. Hank suffers a midlife crisis that has him questioning his life. His wife Lily (Mireille Enos) is also facing a career crisis that is causing her to reconsider their long-standing relationship. Diedrich Bader, Suzanne Cryer and Cedric Yarborough are co-stars. You can read our interview with Odenkirk about why he made his choice Lucky Hank after Saul And The AV Club‘s review of the show.
All the beauty and the bloodshed (HBO, Sunday, 9 p.m.)
ALL BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED – Official Trailer
In case you missed the Oscar-nominated documentary All the beauty and the bloodshed, now is your chance to stream it. The film explores the fall of the Purdue Pharma Sackler family, the opioid epidemic and the work of activist and photographer Nan Goldin. Here is an excerpt The AV ClubReview:
Laura Poitras’ film about photographer Nan Goldin is interesting because it’s essentially two films in one, which ultimately come together to create an overall picture of the subject. Extremely clever and deeply moving, it goes about its work in a winning way beings of Goldin’s current and past work without trying too hard to ape her style. The film, which won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival (extremely rare for a documentary), ranks among the best of the year in every category.
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The night agent (Netflix, Thursday, 3:01 p.m.)
The Night Agent | Official teaser | Netflix
In Shawn Ryan’s Thriller The night agent (based on Matthew Quirk’s novel of the same name), Gabriel Basso stars as FBI agent Peter Sutherland, who becomes involved in a Russian conspiracy over a mole at the highest level of the US government. To save the nation (because of course the burden is on him), Peter embarks on a hunt for the traitor while for some reason working with a terrorized CEO. The cast includes Oscar nominee Hong Chau, Luciane Buchanan, DB Woodside and Sarah Desjardins.
Waco: American Apocalypse (Netflix, Wednesday, 3:01 p.m.)
Waco: American Apocalypse | Official Trailer | Netflix
The infamous standoff between the government and cult leader David Koresh in Waco, Texas has been widely explored in pop culture. (And it’s not going to stop anytime soon.) Tiller Russell’s three-part docuseries Waco: American Apocalypse explores the 51-day siege that resulted in 86 deaths with never-before-seen footage and realistic CGI visuals. Get ready for interviews with one of Koresh’s spiritual wives, the last child to be released alive from the compound, and members of the ATF tactical team who witnessed the shooting.
digman (Comedy Central, Wednesday, 10:30 p.m.)
Official Trailer – “Digman!”
Andy Samberg and Neil Campbell have teamed up Digman!, an animated comedy with a pretty funny cast. The ensemble includes Samberg along with his Brooklyn Nine-Nine Co-stars Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Marc Evan Jackson and Maya Rudolph, as well as Tim Robinson, Tim Meadows, Guz Khan, Mitra Jouhari, Paul Rust, Kyle Mooney, Harvey Guillén, Cole Escola and Edgar Wright. Oh, and the show chronicles a group of archaeologists who are basically famous celebrities in their version of the universe.
More good stuff
We have lost our human (Netflix, Tuesday, 3:01 a.m.)
We Lost Our Human NEW Interactive Adventure Trailer | Netflix after school
Ayo Edebiri and Ben Schwartz are directing the Netflix interactive animated series. We have lost our human. The special allows viewers to experience the story from the perspective of a self-absorbed cat named Pud or a loving, hyperactive dog named Ham. You wake up to find that all humans have disappeared from Earth and venture out to meet other bizarre creatures and save the universe.
Restaurants at the end of the world (Nat Geo, Tuesday, 10 p.m.)
Celebrity Chef Kristen Kish takes us to “Restaurants at the End of the World”
Nat Geo’s new cooking show Restaurants at the end of the world focuses on world chef Kristen Kish. Kish travels the world in search of small but successful restaurants and explores how local suppliers, farmers and herders work with the kitchen teams, managers and chefs to run these restaurants in remote locations.
Race to survive Alaska (US Tuesday 10pm)
TRAILER: Could you survive this grueling race? | Race for Survival: Alaska (S1 E1) | USA network
In the reality competition series Race to survive Alaska, eight teams of outdoor athletes attempt to conquer the extreme wilderness of Alaska for 40 days to earn a $500,000 prize. Please enjoy it from the comfort of your warm home and couch.
Can’t miss summaries
The bachelor (ABC, Monday, 8 p.m., Season 27 Premiere)
PerryMason (HBO, Monday, 9 p.m.)
The real housewives of New Jersey (Bravo, Tuesday, 8 p.m.)
Teddy Lasso (Apple TV+, Wednesday, 3:01 a.m.)
The Mandalorian (Disney+, Wednesday, 3:01 am)
top chef (Bravo, Thursday, 9 p.m.)
party down (Starz, Friday, 9 p.m.)
shrinkage (Apple TV+, Friday 12:01 AM, Season 1 Finale)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1, Friday, 8 p.m.)
Call the midwife (PBS, Sunday 8 p.m., Season 12 Premiere)
sand tone (PBS, Sunday 9 p.m. Season 3 Premiere)
The ultimate girl trip from Real Housewives (Peacock, Thursday 3:01 p.m. Season 3 Premiere)
Mayor of Kingstown (Paramount+, Sunday, 3:01 p.m., Season 2 Finale)
Your Honor (Showtime, Sunday, 9 p.m., series finale)