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Awkwafina is a Slacker With Big Dreams in Comedy Central's Nora From Queens

ALSO: Stumptown, Party of Five, 9-1-1: Lone Star, RHONJ, Riverdale, and more
  • Awkwafina stars in Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens (Photo: Danielle Levitt/Comedy Central)
    Awkwafina stars in Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens (Photo: Danielle Levitt/Comedy Central)

    Is there nothing Awkwafina can't do? Fresh off her Best Actress win at the Golden Globes for her role The Farewell, the 31 year-old rapper/actress takes to Comedy Central tonight to star in her own show, based on her own life. Also today: new episodes of Stumptown and the rebooted Party of Five, another chance to climb aboard the hook and ladder with Rob Lowe, and high drama with The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Wednesday:  

    SERIES PREMIERE: A fictionalized version of Awkwafina's own coming up,  Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens, follows a 20-something slacker who longs for a larger than life existence. The series has already been renewed for a second season ahead of tonight's premiere. Watch the preview. 10:30 PM ET on Comedy Central

    NEW EPISODE: In an installment that seems destined for future entries in our horny viewer's guide to Stumptown, Dex (Cobie Smulders) befriends the owner of a male strip club that is losing money, only to uncover some revealing new information. 10:00 PM ET on ABC

    SERIES PREMIERE: Netflix's new docuseries Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak examines efforts to prevent a global influenza outbreak. Streaming on Netflix

    NEW EPISODE: Emilio (Brandon Larracuente) accepts catering jobs in order to bring in some much-needed income on Party of Five. Meanwhile, sparks fly between Beto (Niko Guardado) and Ella (Audrey Gerthoffer) at a party. 9:00 PM ET on Freeform

    ALSO TONIGHT

    • The Real Housewives of New Jersey finds Teresa and Joe locked in a fierce legal battle. 8:00 PM ET on Bravo
    • Riverdale squares off in a drama-filled football showdown that raises problems for the whole gang. 8:00 PM ET on The CW
    • 911: Lone Star repeats its first two episodes for viewers interested in catching up on the new 9-1-1 spinoff starring Rob Lowe and Liv Tyler. 8:00 PM ET on Fox

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Awkwafina is Nora from Queens, Comedy Central, Awkwafina (Actress/Musician)