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Netflix Drops Surprise Tiger King Follow-up, The Tiger King and I

ALSO: Brews Brothers, Magnum P.I., Love Wedding Repeat, Tiger Tail, NYC Prep, and more.
  • It seems we just can't get enough of Tiger King's Joe Exotic: (Netflix)
    It seems we just can't get enough of Tiger King's Joe Exotic: (Netflix)

    With nowhere to go and nothing to do, the nation has fallen under the spell of Netflix's Tiger King. (Props to Primetimer's Sarah D. Bunting for calling it days before the docuseries was even released). Two weeks in, Tiger King already one of the streamer's most watched series ever, spawning a FOX primetime special next week, an upcoming Discovery special, and a new bonus "after show" on Neflix today.

    Also today: the creator/producer of The League pivots from football to beer in the new comedy Brews Brothers, the midseason return of Magnum P.I., and Amazon brings its recent Cannes jury prize-winning theatrical release home. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Friday:

    BONUS EPISODE: Joel McHale hosts The Tiger King and I, featuring new interviews with Tiger King's stars as they react to the docuseries and its aftermath. Streaming on Netflix.

    SERIES PREMIERE: Estranged brothers Wilhelm and Adam Rodman couldn't be more different, but a shared passion for beer brings them together as co-proprietors of a craft brewery in Van Nuys. That's the setup of Brews Brothers, the new comedy from real-life brothers Jeff and Greg Schaffer. Alan Aisenberg (Orange Is the New Black) and Mike Castle (Clipped) star. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    MIDSEASON PREMIERE: The midseason return of Magnum P.I. finds Magnum (Jay Hernandez) and Higgins (Perdita Weeks) searching for Kumu (Amy Hill), who has been abducted by a murder suspect. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on CBS

    PREMIERE MOVIE: The romantic comedy Love Wedding Repeat tracks alternate timelines during one very dysfunctional wedding celebration, as Jack (Sam Claflin) attends his sister's wedding, while dodging his ex-girlfriend Amanda (Freida Pinto), and trying to reconnect with Dina (Olivia Munn), the girl of his dreams. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    THROWBACK MARATHON: Bravo is pulling out a deep cut from its reality TV catalogue today, marathoning all nine episodes of NYC Prep. As Primetimer's Kevin O'Keeffe writes, the 2009 series is like a window into another time. Beginning at Noon ET/9:00 AM PT on Bravo

    CONCERT SPECIAL: From the Hollywood Bowl, A Celebration of the Music From Coco features an all-star lineup performing songs from the 2017 Pixar film. Watch the preview. Streaming on Disney+

    PREMIERE MOVIE: Amazon Studios presents the French crime drama Les Misérables, which shares a title with Victor Hugo's novel, and takes place where he wrote his famous work, but spins off in a very different direction. The film follows a police officer named Stéphane (Damien Bonnard) who joins a anti-crime brigade in the suburb of Montfermeil, where he struggles to control the violent conflicts between rival gangs. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Prime Video

    PREMIERE MOVIE: The understated drama Tigertail follows a factory worker as he looks back on his life, recalling a long ago romance and the move that brought him from Taiwan to America. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SERIES PREMIERE: The Italian drama The Trial follows a group of individuals impacted by a high-profile murder trial, including the public prosecutor, a determined attorney, and the lone defendant. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

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

    TOPICS: Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, Netflix