Nearly two years after it last graced the screen, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon’s The Morning Show returns to Apple TV+ today for its long awaited second season season.
Also today: Clint Eastwood’s new theatrical film Cry Macho bows day-and-date on HBO Max, Jemima Kirke (Girls) climbs aboard Sex Education's third season, Twitter’s Chicago Party Aunt finds a new home on Netflix, and Charlamagne Tha God tries his hand at late night comedy in Tha God’s Honest Truth. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Friday:
The Morning Show: Season premiere. Season 2 sees the UBA team forced to contend with the consequences of Alex (Jennifer Aniston) and Bradley’s (Reese Witherspoon) actions while also managing the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read our review. Streaming on Apple TV+
Sex Education: Complete third season. As Moordale’s reputation as the “sex school” starts to get out, a new headteacher (Jemima Kirke) tries to control a rambunctious student body. Meanwhile, Otis (Asa Butterfield) attempts to move on from Maeve (Emma Mackey) with a secret hookup. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix
Cry Macho: Original film. Clint Eastwood directs and stars as a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who takes a job to bring a young boy (Eduardo Minett) home from Mexico in this western drama. Premieres day and date on streaming and in theaters. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max
Chicago Party Aunt: Complete first season. Based on the popular Twitter account the same name, this animated comedy follows a middle-aged troublemaker (Lauren Ash) put in charge of her soul-searching nephew (Rory O’Malley). Features additional voice work from RuPaul Charles, Ike Barinholtz, and Da’Vine Joy Randolph. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix
Tha God’s Honest Truth: Series premiere. From executive producer Stephen Colbert, Charlamagne Tha God hosts this weekly half-hour late night series that promises to bring a “refreshingly unfiltered and unapologetically Black” perspective to the day’s biggest stories. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on Comedy Central
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team: Season premiere. 52 hopefuls vie for a spot on the most iconic professional cheerleading team in America as the CMT staple begins its sixteenth season. 9:00 PM ET on CMT
The New York Times Presents: Move Fast and Vape Things: Original documentary. The producers behind headline-making Framing Britney Spears turn their attention on the founders of Juul, two Stanford graduate students whose quest to help people quit smoking spiraled out of control. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on FX
Uprising: Complete docuseries. Steve McQueen and James Rogan’s three-part documentary series examines three events that rocked the UK in 1981: the New Cross Fire that killed 13 Black youths, the Black People’s Day of Action, and the Brixton riots. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video
College Football: UCF and Louisville face off in a Friday night spectacular. 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on ESPN
Big Brother: The CBS reality competition airs on a special night as it approaches the end of its 23rd season. 8:00 PM ET on CBS
Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.