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HBO's Fake Famous Takes an Unfiltered Look at the World of Social Influencers

ALSO: Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Tiffany Haddish: They Ready, Big Sky, Black-ish, and more.
  • Dominique Drukman, Chris Bailey and Wylie Heiner are influencers-to-be in Fake Famous. (Photo: HBO)
    Dominique Drukman, Chris Bailey and Wylie Heiner are influencers-to-be in Fake Famous. (Photo: HBO)

    What happens when an actress, a fashion designer and a real estate assistant attempt to become social media influencers by purchasing fake followers and bots to boost their popularity? That's the set-up of the new HBO documentary Fake Famous, which looks at the world of wannabe influencers and the perils & pitfalls of social media fame.

    Also today: Zoey (Jane Levy) indulges her rebellious side, Tiffany Haddish gives six more comics a shot at the big time, and Dre (Anthony Anderson) tries to nurture an ally on Black-ish. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Tuesday:

    DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: Can social media fame be bought? Billed as a social media experiment, the filmmakers behind Fake Famous use all the tricks of the trade to goose the online influence of three aspiring influencers, and document the results. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on HBO and Streaming on HBO Max

    NEW EPISODE: Cassie (Kylie Bunbury) and Jenny (Katheryn Winnick) work against the clock to find Ronald (Brian Geraghty) and prove Legarski's (John Carroll Lynch) guilt on Big Sky, but just when all the pieces start falling into place, Ronald makes an unthinkable decision. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on ABC

    NEW EPISODE: Zoey (Jane Levy) explores her rebellious side with her childhood neighbor Aiden (Felix Mallard) on Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. Meanwhile, Max’s dad (Chip Zien) comes to visit. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    COMPLETE SECOND SEASON: Dean Edwards, Kimberly Clark, Tony Woods, Barbara Carlyle, Godfrey, and Erin Jackson take the stage as Tiffany Haddish: They Ready returns for its second season. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    NEW EPISODE: Going against Bow's (Tracee Ellis Ross) warning, Dre (Anthony Anderson) tries to educate her white cousin on how to be an ally on Black-ish. Meanwhile, Olivia (Katlyn Nichol) tries to impress Junior's family by attempting to psychoanalyze everyone and their relationships with one another. 9:00 PM ET on ABC

    NEW EPISODE: Grace (Tiera Skovbye) takes the gang on an end-of-shift adventure with a patient on Nurses, causing everyone's secrets to surface. Watch preview10:00 PM ET on NBC

    SERIES PREMIERE: Home restoration experts Leanne and Steve Ford (Restored by the Fords) return to HGTV in Home Again With the Fords, in which the siblings help people modernize their childhood homes. 9:00 PM ET on HGTV

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

    TOPICS: Fake Famous, HBO, HBO Max