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Awkwafina is Nora From Queens Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m. - “Not Today” is the name of the episode, and are we talking about … Satan? The story involves a family fight and a bad dye job, so Satan sounds about right.
Howie Mandel’s 5th Annual All-Star Comedy Gala CW, 8:00 p.m. - Recorded at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Howie Mandel’s hosting the special with stand-up performances from Ronny Chieng, Cameron Esposito, Alonzo Bodden, Anjelah Johnson, Rachel Bloom, Fortune Feimster, and more.
The Goldbergs ABC, 8:00 p.m. - A party at Dave Kim’s house leads to Adam trying to be cool, and Beverly’s now famous because of her cookbook. Cue the dramatics.
Party of Five Freeform, 9:00 p.m. - Lucia’s chipping away at her activism mentor for approval, and Val’s attempting to reconnect with mom and dad. Ella’s secret also becomes clear to Beto.
The Magicians Syfy, 10:00 p.m. - Margo does feet, and Todd sings a jingle? Alright.
Criminal Minds CBS, 10:00 p.m. - A year after Rossi nearly died, he’s got new theories about The Chameleon, and the BAU team’s ready for an epic hunt to capture the killer.
Stumptown ABC, 10:00 p.m. - A client’s incensed that her Hollywood script might have been plagiarized by an ex-classmate, and Angel in Tookie are left in charge of The Bad Alibi. Aaaaand so a party happens.
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Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Chris Pratt, Huey Lewis, Sam Hunt
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Rosario Dawson, Lil Rel Howery, Andre D Thompson
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The Late Late Show With James Corden: Justin Bieber, James Marsden, Anya Taylor-Joy,
A Little Late With Lilly Singh: Ashley Graham
SPOILER ALERT: This article includes details from tonight’s season finale of Awkwafina is Nora From Queens.
In the penultimate episode of season one for Nora From Queens we saw Nora Awkwafina, whose real name is Nora Lum and her eye-rolling Silicon Valley cousin Edmund Bowen Yang released their new app Scrubr only to have it go down in flames with a Fyre Fest-esque launch party. At the end of the episode, investors from China decided to acquire the app and that sent Nora to Beijing to work on the project — so she thought.Comedy Central
Once she arrives, Nora immediately realizes that life in Beijing is wildly different than it is in Queens. First off, there is no Instagram and secondly, weed is not as accessible as it is stateside. Nonetheless, she is welcomed with open arms by Grace Celia Au who immediately deems her as her BFF.
Nora is treated like a queen with a huge apartment and a corner office at the new Scrubr headquarters. She then learns that she won’t be doing any work at all and that she is just the “American Face” of Scrubr. Feeling left out and a little lost as to what she is supposed to do, she tries to immerse herself in Chinese culture — by eating KFC. befriends ex-pats that offer her a menagerie of drugs and a lifestyle of partying that she is used to.
Still, Nora seems to have no purpose in Beijing rather than being an “American Face” for Scrubr. The more time she spends in China, the more she misses her family and feels like she doesn’t belong — but at least she has Grace.Comedy Central
When Grace realizes that she will never be promoted at her job, she turns to Nora for comfort. Nora invites her to go partying with her ex-pats and Grace agrees — which doesn’t go as planned. She goes crazy at the bar and gets wildly drunk. Cops raid the bar and find drugs on Grace. Nora takes the fall for her and is deported back to the U.S.
Before she leaves, Grace thanks her and says one final goodbye before she boards a plane back to New York where her grandma Lori Tan Chinn has been fostering an injured pigeon. She is surprised to see that Nora has returned — but Nora is happy she is back home. However, Edmund isn’t. He arrived to Beijing right when she was deported and has to, as he says, clean up her mess.
Finally back at home, Nora tells her dad B.D. Wong that she is moving out to her own place with the money she earned from her short time in Beijing. They are happy to see her growth and grandma tells her, “When a bird leaves its nest, it always knows where its home is.”
As the first season of Nora From Queens comes to a close and season 2 begins to shape, show co-creator, writer and executive...
Late night television shows were among the first productions to shut down once the spread of coronavirus became more threatening this month. That’s mostly because the shows are shot with a live television audience. Initially, some of the shows attempted to stick it out by shooting episodes without a crowd, but eventually entire productions had to be shut down out of an abundance of caution. However, fans will now have some of their late night fixes back in action, albeit with some social distancing changes.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will be returning to Comedy Central this week after delivering a couple digital editions of the program under the new moniker The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah. Furthermore, Late Night with Seth Meyers will be making a bit of a comeback by doing digital editions of the show’s signature “A Closer Look” segment from the comedian’s home. They join Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O’Brien, who have been keeping their shows alive with snippets of new segments uploaded to YouTube in the days since their shows were shut down. Find out more below.The Daily Show Returns to Comedy Central
Deadline has word on The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah, which started last Wednesday, a little bit behind the rest of the late night programming shifting to digital segments. Apparently, it worked well enough that the show will be returning to Comedy Central in its usual 11:00 P.M. ET time slot starting tonight, March 23. The show will be shot, produced and distributed remotely, obviously without an audience.
If you watch the above clip, you’ll see that the online version of The Daily Show was easily the most impressive among all the late night returns. It’s not just a funny segment shot on an iPhone with Trevor Noah messing around at home or Skyping with celebrities for the fun of it. The Daily Show‘s online edition has the same kind of editing, usage of clips, and even images and graphics that the regular show would have though the other shows improved as last week continued. It’s also been raking in solid viewership with over 3 million views per episode in the first 24 hours of release.
The Daily Show isn’t quite as big of a production as the late night network shows hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Kimmel, so that makes it a little easier for them to return. They don’t have multiple guests, a house band, and they don’t require a lot of set pieces for big segments. So I wouldn’t expect any of those shows to return in full to television at this time. But at least one of them will be returning a little more consistently after sitting things out for a bit. Plus, let’s not forget that Conan will be coming back with new episodes shot on an iPhone...
Although “The L Word: Generation Q” may have tried desperately to speak to a “new generation” of queer women and non-binary folks, fresher creative voices quickly rose to the top in its place. Though people still watched. Showtime’s “Work in Progress” was the best queer comedy of the year, Netflix’s “Feel Good” was an unexpected delight, and “Vida” is returning just in time for queer audiences to catch up on the best show about queer women of color on TV. Yet another contender released a promising first trailer today: “Betty” is a stylish and youthful portrait of Brooklyn teen skaters that already appears extremely queer.
The six-part half-hour arrives on HBO from filmmaker Crystal Moselle, who quickly made waves in 2015 with her her riveting documentary hybrid “The Wolfpack.” “Betty” is adapted from her second feature, the similarly hybridized “Skate Kitchen,” which followed a group of teenage girl skaters in New York City. The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews and was released by Magnolia Pictures that year.
In his B+ review of “Skate Kitchen” out of Sundance, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn wrote: “The streetwise alternative to ‘Girls,’ the movie weaves together such a complete vision of its subjects that the rest of the world barely exists. Of course, there's a long-standing precedent to capturing this subculture — ‘Kids’ did it, with more adventurous storytelling twists, more than 20 years ago — but Moselle's subjects hold their own with the surprising ability to clarify their emotions through the cathartic process of hanging out.”
“Betty” features many of the film’s original stars, most of whom had not acted before, including Kabrina Adams, Dede Lovelace, Nina Moran, Rachelle Vinberg, and Ajani Russell. All accomplished skaters in their own right, the first trailer shows the charismatic crew navigating various crushes and friendship trials with compelling panache and humor.
“Betty” is directed, co-written, and executive produced by Moselle. Lesley Arfin and Patricia Breen are also co-writers. Arfin, who also EPs, is a comedy writer best known for co-creating the Netflix series “Love” with Judd Apatow and Paul Rust.
HBO will release “Betty” beginning May 1 at 11 pm ET. Check out the exciting first trailer below: