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Hollywood Brings Ryan Murphy and His Troupe to 1940s Tinseltown

ALSO: Upload, Betty, Trying, The Blacklist, RuPaul's Drag Race, and more.
  • Laura Harrier, David Corenswet, Darren Criss, Jeremy Pope and Samara Weaving in Hollywood. (Netflix)
    Laura Harrier, David Corenswet, Darren Criss, Jeremy Pope and Samara Weaving in Hollywood. (Netflix)

    Ryan Murphy and his Glee collaborator Ian Brennan have assembled another stellar cast for their new Netflix series. Hollywood offers an alternative history of post-World War II life in the City of Dreams, one with far-reaching implications. Also today: Amazon bows a new comedy from the creator of The Office, HBO presents a new series set in New York City's skater scene, and the force is with RuPaul's Drag Race. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Friday:

    SERIES PREMIERE: Real and fictional legends intermingle in Hollywood, Neflix's sprawling new tinseltown alt-history from uber-producer Ryan Murphy. Read our review. Streaming on Netflix

    SERIES PREMIERE: From creator Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation) Upload follows Nathan Brown (Robbie Amell) as his consciousness is uploaded into a digital afterlife. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Prime Video

    SERIES PREMIERE: Based on her film Skate Kitchen, writer/director Crystal Moselle's six-episode series Betty follows a band of female skaterboarders as they cruise the streets of New York City. Watch the trailer. 11:00 PM ET on HBO

    SERIES PREMIERE: Longtime couple Jason (Rafe Spall) and Nikki (Esther Smith) want to have a baby on Trying, but when it seems they're unable to conceive, they look into adoption while considering how a new addition would impact their lives. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    NEW EPISODE: Daisy Ridley (The Force Awakens) sits in as a guest judge on RuPaul's Drag Race, where the queens are giving fans their own makeovers. 8:00 PM ET on VH1 (A new episode of RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race follows at 9:30 PM ET)

    SEASON FINALE: Frank (Tom Selleck) receives an interesting request from an officer's mother on the season finale of Blue Bloods. Meanwhile, Sean (Andrew Terraciano) tracks down an unknown match in a DNA database. Watch the preview. 10:00 PM ET on CBS

    NEW EPISODE: After returning home on The Blacklist, Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) is reminded of uncomfortable events from his past. Watch the preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

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

    TOPICS: Hollywood, Netflix, Ryan Murphy