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Amazon Chases Generation Z with Jonas Brothers: Chasing Happiness

ALSO: Songland, MasterChef Junior, The Last O.G., Dance Moms, and more
  • Reunited and it feels so good: Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas in Jonas Brothers: Chasing Happiness (Amazon)
    Reunited and it feels so good: Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas in Jonas Brothers: Chasing Happiness (Amazon)

    At first glance, Amazon might not seem like the most natural platform for the Jonas Brothers. According to a recent study, among the three major streaming platforms, Amazon's audience skews quite a bit older than rivals Netflix and Hulu. That's no surprise, given that it built its subscriber base on the back of prestige originals like The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Transparent and Homecoming. But as evidenced by its reported billion dollar investment in The Lord of The Rings, the streamer clearly intends to reach larger, younger audiences. Where better to start than with Generation Z's most iconic band, reunited six years after a bitter break-up?

    DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: The Jonas Brothers have been all over TV lately, from Saturday Night Live to The Voice to Billy on the Street(!), but Jonas Brothers: Chasing Happiness promises to be a more intimate affair, with Nick, Joe and Kevin telling their own story -- from their humble New Jersey beginnings through the reunion that inspired their new album and concert tour. Streaming on Amazon

    SERIES RETURN: It's been a year and a half since we last checked in with Dance Moms, and its been a fraught time for the show's tempestuous star Abby Lee Miller. Since we last saw her, Miller went to prison for fraud and then, upon her release, into treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The new season — which kicks off tonight with two new episodes — catches up with Abby as she undergoes chemotherapy and begins the slow process of getting back on her feet. She's long been a figure viewers love to hate, so it will be interesting to see how/if the show's dynamics shift now that she's in a more vulnerable position. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    SEASON FINALE: The two-hour 7th season finale of MasterChef Junior puts the show's wee Wolfgang Pucks through a three-course trial by fire, where everything is on the line. 8:00 PM ET on FOX

    SEASON FINALE: In keeping with the show's "old rap songs" episode-title convention, the second season finale of The Last O.G. is titled "Fight the Power," but make no mistake: the Tracy Morgan/Tiffany Haddish comedy is all-powerful these days. The show is cable's highest rated sitcom, earning it an early season three pickup from TBS. That should go a long way toward Morgan's stated goal of syndication -- he says he wants his grandkids to see it on Nick at Night. 10:30 PM ET on TBS

    ALSO TONIGHT

    • Songland is back for a second round of songwriters competing for the attention of a chart-topping guest artist. This week it's the T-A-S-T-E-Y Will.i.am! 10:00 PM ET on NBC
    • Animal Kingdom's fourth season continues. Smurf topped our power rankings last week. Watch her fight to hold onto her spot! 9:00 PM ET on TNT
    • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills continues its season of Lisa Rinna systematically cutting off anybody who comes near Lisa Vanderpump. 9:00 PM ET on Bravo

    Joe Reid is the Managing Editor at Primetimer and co-host of the This Had Oscar Buzz podcast. His work has appeared in Decider, NPR, HuffPost, The Atlantic, Slate, Polygon, Vanity Fair, The Herald Sun, Vulture, The A.V. Club and more.

    TOPICS: Jonas Brothers, Amazon, Dance Moms, The Last O.G., MasterChef Junior, Songland, Music and TV