Today’s Top TV Picks – Friday August 21


Today’s Top Picks


1

Lucifer

on NETFLIX

This diabolical supernatural detective series returns for Season 5, which will be released in two separate batches of eight episodes. As the story resumes, Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) is still stuck in hell. Meanwhile, back on Earth, the devil’s twin, Michael, wreaks havoc among his brother’s friends and family by posing as Lucifer himself.


2

Bad Education

8 p.m. ET on HBO

Based on a New York Magazine article by Robert Colker, this dramedy stars Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney as Frank Tassone and Pam Gluckin, the key power players in a popular Long Island school district that is about to secure the nation’s top spot, a win that will lead to record-breaking college admissions and soaring property values for people like Frank and Pam. With so much at stake, when an embezzlement scheme comes to light, Frank’s ready to do what it takes to cover it up. Ray Romano co-stars.


3

The Birdcage

8 p.m. ET on TMC

When Robin Williams and Nathan Lane team up as Armand and Albert, a gay couple playing it straight, nobody can keep a straight face. Unwilling to make himself scarce when Armand’s son brings his fiancee’s ultraconservative parents over for dinner, Albert dons his most divine drag duds to pose as Mom. Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest, Hank Azaria and Calista Flockhart also star in this delightful 1996 adaptation of “La Cage aux Folles.”


4

100 Days Wild

9:02 p.m. ET on DISC – Series Premiere

At a time when “social distancing” has become a familiar part of the contemporary lexicon, this new series follows a small band of plucky individuals for whom solitude holds no terrors, even in the wilds of Alaska. In the series premiere, three of five new colony members arrive at a designated base camp to join group founders Andrew and Jennifer. There’s no time for getting-to-know-you social mixers, however. The group has only 100 days before winter arrives, so gathering food and building study shelters are top priorities.

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