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Netflix Performs "Playful Experiments" on 100 Humans Reality Series

ALSO: Elite, Stargirl, The Pale Horse, Kingdom, RuPaul's Drag Race, and more
  • Line up, line up, everybody line up! The cast of Netflix's 100 Humans. (Netflix)
    Line up, line up, everybody line up! The cast of Netflix's 100 Humans. (Netflix)

    Hot on the heels of Love is Blind and The Circle, Netflix is premiering another new reality series disguised as a social experiment today, 100 Humans. Other streaming debuts include new seasons of Elite and Kingdom, along with new titles from Disney+ and Amazon. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Friday:

    SERIES PREMIERE: Gathering a mix of individuals from different ages, backgrounds, and life experiences, 100 Humans will perform "playful experiments" on the group in an attempt to answer burning questions about life and humanity. Watch the preview. Streaming on Netflix

    MINI-SERIES PREMIERE: Rufus Sewell (Marvelous Mrs Maisel, The Man in the High Castle) leads a cast of familiar faces in Amazon's The Pale Horse. Based on the Agatha Christie classic, the two-part series follows Mark Easterbrook (Sewell) as he pursues the truth behind a series of mysterious deaths that may involve witchcraft. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Amazon

    SEASON PREMIERE: The third season of the Spanish thriller Elite throws two new players into its heady world of wealth, murder, and teen excess. Watch the preview. Streaming on Netflix

    PREMIERE MOVIE: The Disney+ original film Stargirl follows Leo Borlock (Graham Verchere), who becomes infatuated with Susan "Stargirl" Caraway (America's Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal), the enchanting new girl at his school. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    SEASON PREMIERE: While certain other zombie shows are feeling a little long in tooth, Primetimer's Josh Zyber says the South Korean import Kingdom is breathing new life into the genre as its drops its second season.  Watch the preview. Streaming on Netflix

    PREMIERE MOVIE: Based on the bestselling book by Robert Kolker, Lost Girls tells the true story of more than a dozen murders that shook a Long Island community in 2010. Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone, The Office) stars as a mother who drives the stalled investigation forward when her daughter goes missing. Gabriel Byrne co-stars. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SERIES PREMIERE: The Icelandic crime drama Valhalla Murders follows a police profiler who teams with a local cop to pursue the country's first serial killer. Watch the preview. Streaming on Netflix

    SEASON FINALE: Closing out its freshman season, tonight's two back-to-back episodes of Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector see the Bone Collector setting his devious plan into motion, while Lincoln (Russell Hornsby) and Amelia (Arielle Kebbel) do everything in their power to stop him. Watch the preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    NEW EPISODE: Olivia Munn guest judges RuPaul's Drag Race, where the week's challenge tests the queens' improv comedy skills. 8:00 PM ET on VH1

    SEASON PREMIERE: In the Season 4 premiere of Gold Rush: Parker's Trail, Parker Schnabel pursues a claim in Australia, while Freddy Dodge takes the lead on Team Turin. 8:00 PM ET on Discovery Channel


    • Real Time with Bill Maher welcomes guests David Ropeik, Andrew Zimmern, Peter Hamby, Lis Smith, and Edward Luce. 10:00 PM ET on HBO
    • Shark Tank's investors field pitches for a healthy kids drink, the next AirBnB, and the secret for a peaceful long-distance road trip. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

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

    TOPICS: 100 Humans, Netflix, Reality TV