Comic Barry Brewer wrote, directed and co-produced this new hour of stand-up comedy, recorded in front of two sold-out crowds at the Studebaker Theater in his hometown of Chicago. Brewer’s set is, in some respects, a culmination of his 15 years as a comic, drawn on real-life experiences and delivered in a winning, self-effacing style. For those watching with younger family members, it’s also worth noting that Brewer “works clean,” avoiding rough language and explicit material.
Joined by a world-class team of veteran professional climbers, journalist and adventurer Mark Synnott and National Geographic photographer Renan Ozturk embark on a challenging quest to answer a puzzling mystery in exploration: What happened to the celebrated explorers Andrew “Sandy” Irvine and George Leigh Mallory, who disappeared during a 1924 attempt on the first summit of Mount Everest? Mallory’s body was found in 1999, but Irvine’s remains have not been recovered. The production team faces major hazards of their own during this mission.
In the new episode “The Second Day,” Grace (Merle Dandridge) finds a welcome anchor in a world that seems to be spinning out of control when Noah (Benjamin Patterson) returns to Memphis to help her with A.J. (Jacob Gibson). Meanwhile, Lady Mae and Bishop (Lynn Whitfield, Keith David) reflect on their shared history as they visit Mavis’ club, which they’re considering as a potential venue for future ventures. Elsewhere, Jacob (Lamman Rucker) uncovers a shocking revelation about the Greenleaf family history.
In the Season 1 finale, “The Hot Case,” a St. George, Utah, detective invites investigative genetic genealogist CeCe Moore to help investigate her first case involving a crime that happened just three weeks ago: the rape of a 79-year-old woman. Moore doesn’t waste any time getting started, since she knows the assailant could strike again at any moment. While working this case, she also has the satisfaction of seeing a conviction in a murder case she handled in the season finale.