Ryan Murphy provides Nurse Ratched a backstory, and Kim Cattrall stars in her first community TV sequence because the matriarch of a televangelist empire.
Dispatches: Weekly TV information
New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice de Blasio introduced that the “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” will probably be held nearly this yr as a consequence of public well being issues concerning the coronavirus pandemic. Specifics on how the parade will probably be completely different than the dwell occasion weren’t given however extra particulars will probably be introduced nearer to the vacation.
“Watchmen” was the massive winner at this yr’s Tv Critics Affiliation Awards, which had been introduced with out a ceremony. The sequence received for program of the yr, new program, miniseries, and achievement in drama for Regina King.
Contenders: Reveals to maintain in your radar
Movie star origin story sequence, “Changing into,” returns for season two (Sept. 18, Disney+). The 10-episode documentary-style present focuses on athletes, entertainers and musicians, with visits to their hometowns, and interviews with relations, coaches, mentors and associates.
Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman reunite for a brand new motorcycle journey in “Lengthy Method Up” (Sept. 18, Apple TV+). Driving prototype electrical Harley-Davidsons via South and Central America, their journey takes them 13,000 miles throughout 13 international locations.
From Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan comes “Ratched” (Sept. 18, Netflix). Impressed by “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” the story is ready in 1947 and follows the notorious nurse Mildred Ratched (Sarah Paulson), as she begins working at a psychiatric hospital. Spoiler alert: She’s no Florence Nightingale.
“The Emmys” go digital (Sept. 20, ABC, eight p.m. ET). This yr’s host is Jimmy Kimmel.
It’s Syd and Nancy, the police model, in “L.A.’s Best” (Sept. 21, Fox, eight p.m. ET). Gabrielle Union performs Syd Burnett, an LAPD detective, who’s paired with new companion, Nancy McKenna, performed by Jessica Alba. The sequence is from the universe of Jerry Bruckheimer’s “Unhealthy Boys” film franchise and Sony Photos Tv so count on plenty of motion as the ladies tackle L.A.’s prison underworld.
Following “L.A.’s Best” at 9 p.m. ET on Fox is “Filthy Wealthy.” The story follows the Monreauxes, a super-wealthy Southern household whose fortune is from a profitable Christian tv community. When the patriarch dies in a airplane crash, it’s found that he fathered three illegitimate kids who’re written into his will. The household will not be amused, and the brand new heirs aren’t going away, which provides as much as cleaning soap opera worthy office household drama. Kim Cattrall stars.
If the recognition of “The Masked Singer” is something to go by, musical guessing video games are scores gold, which is why Fox fast-tracked new unscripted sequence, “I Can See Your Voice” (Sept. 23, 9 p.m. ET). Cheryl Hines and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton be part of Ken Jeong, a rotating panel of celebrities and one musical star to assist a contestant inform the distinction between good and dangerous singers. The catch is, they by no means sing.
Report Card: Scores winners and losers
Winners: HBO renewed John Oliver’s sequence, “Final Week Tonight,” via 2023.
Losers: The opening sport of the NFL season scored a smaller viewers than final yr, however nonetheless dominated scores on the evening.
Melissa Crawley is the writer of “Mr. Sorkin Goes to Washington: Shaping the President on Tv’s ‘The West Wing.’” She has a Ph.D. in media research and is a member of the Tv Critics Affiliation. To touch upon Keep Tuned, electronic mail her at email@example.com or observe her on Twitter at @mcstaytuned.