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Desus & Mero: Showtime, 11:00 p.m. — The comedy duo and Bodega Boys podcasters welcome talk-show host Seth Meyers to talk about any number of unpredictable topics. Pop culture and sports is on the table, along with basically everything else.
Devs: FX on Hulu — Nick Offerman's Forest receives a visit from a powerful senator who's looking to subject the Devs system to government oversight, which obviously Forest doesn't want. Meanwhile, Lily's still mad as hell over Sergei's death, so watch out, Forest.
Katy Keene CW, 8:00 p.m. — Katy's not doing so well at work, once again, and Pepper's attempting to evade a confrontation while Jorge's angling to regain performance clout.
Young Sheldon CBS, 8:00 p.m. — Meemaw's handing out relationship advice, and the Cooper family must help the school librarian recover from illness.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine NBC, 8:30 p.m. — A personal loss heavily affects Captain Holt, and Jake's attempting to make a tough but comparatively frivolous choice.
Legacies CW, 9:00 p.m. — Emma suggests a film-noir group simulation to help her students recover from a recent trauma. The gang must confront conflicts in order to move ahead in the game.
Will & Grace NBC, 9:00 p.m. — Jack and Karen set off to recover her coveted ring, but they find it's now on the happy hand of someone else. Oh, and Will's surrogate, Jenny, visits himself and Grace for the weekend.
Deputy FOX, 9:00 p.m. — Charlie and Joseph received more than they bargained for during the course of a major drug deal arrest. Meanwhile, the adoption process for foster children distracts Cade and Teresa.
The Sinner USA, 10:00 p.m. — Jamie surprises Sonya with a visit, and Ambrose grows obsessed with extracting a confession. Doesn't sound legit!
LATE NIGHT GUESTS
Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Sir Patrick Stewart, Dave Salmoni
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: The Dixie Chicks
The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon: Mandy Moore, Dane DeHaan
Late Night With Seth Meyers: John Krasinski, Regina Hall, BONES UK, Steve Ferrone
The Late Late Show With James Corden: Niall Horan, Vin Diesel, Eiza González
A Little Later With Lilly Singh: Tan France
Kenya Barris' comedy “Black AF” stylized as “#blackAF”, will be the first series under the “Black-ish” creator's overall deal with Netflix. Barris and Rashida Jones star in the show inspired by Barris' real-life marriage and unorthodox approach to parenting, relationships, race, and culture. Originally titled “Black Excellence,” its official synopsis reads: “#blackAF flips the script on what we've come to expect a family comedy series to be. Pulling back the curtain, #blackAF uncovers the messy, unfiltered, and often hilarious world of what it means to be a ‘new money’ black family trying to get it right in a modern world where ‘right’ is no longer a fixed concept.”
The Netflix original series stars Barris as a fictionalized version of himself and Rashida Jones as his wife Joya. Kenya and Joya's children are played by Genneya Walton, Iman Benson, Scarlet Spencer, Justin Claiborne, Ravi Cabot-Conyers, and Richard Gardenhire Jr.
Based on the trailer it looks like a rethinking of the family sitcom, shot ala “Modern Family”; more like a reality TV series, with behind-the-scenes, on-camera testimonies. Barris will make his acting debut on the series that’s likely more “Curb Your Enthusiasm” stylistically, but with an obviously different cultural edge than Barris’ Peabody-winning and Emmy-nominated ABC/ABC Studios comedy series “Black-ish,” which has spawned two spinoffs — Freeform's “Grown-ish” and the newly ordered “Mixed-ish” at ABC.
High-profile guest stars for the season include Issa Rae, Lena Waithe, Ava DuVernay, Will Packer, Tim Story, and Tyler Perry. Barris and Jones executive produce alongside Hale Rothstein “black-ish,” “grown-ish”. Barris' production company, Khalabo Ink Society, produces via Barris’ overall deal. Barris is also showrunner.
In 2018, he signed a reported $100 million three-year overall deal with the streaming service that will see him produce series exclusively for Netflix. Barris had to contend with accusations of colorism when a photo of the “#blackAF” cast went viral in December, with many in the black community noticing a decidedly fairer skinned cast.
But he brushed off the criticism, responding with now-deleted tweets that he only writes what he knows. “I'm...not gonna make up a fake family that genetically makes no sense just for the sake of trying to fill quotas. I LOVE MY PEOPLE,” he wrote. “[And] everything I does [sic] reflects that love. But to cast people like some kinda skin color Allstar game would actually do more harm than good.”
Regarding the casting of his actors, he said “These kids look like my kids. My very Black...
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Vice TV has ordered Shelter in Place with Shane Smith, a new half-hour weekly interview show hosted by the Vice Media Group founder. It’s set to premiere Thursday, April 9 at 10 PM with two back-to-back episodes.
In the series, produced through remote video interviews from Smith’s home in Santa Monica, Smith will tackle the biggest questions of the moment with experts from the fields of science, journalism, entertainment, food and economics.Vice Media
“I'm at home, you're at home and our news cycle is changing by the minute,” said Smith. “So, I decided to dial up some of the world's foremost thinkers to offer us some much needed perspective and get to some truth on what we should be doing in this time like none other.” You can watch a preview clip below.
Smith’s first guest will be whistleblower Edward Snowden, who delves into the world of surveillance, privacy and our future civil liberties as international governments and autocratic regimes enact bold, new policies to curb the virus.
“When any of us look at where this is heading, we need to think about where we’ve been,” said Snowden. “And sadly, these kind of emergency powers that are born out of crises, have a perfect history of abuse”.
The second episode will feature California Governor Gavin Newsom who speaks to Smith about how his state has braced for the pandemic, where the federal government has stumbled, and what is coming next. Dr. Anne Rimoin, a world-leading epidemiologist, is also featured and will speak to how the virus has spread and what we can do about it.
Produced by Vice TV, Shane Smith, Alex Chitty, Maral Usefi are the Executive Producers for Shelter in Place. Jonah Kaplan is Supervising Producer.
Shelter in Place will be available on Vice TV via all major satellite and cable providers; ViceTV.com; and the Vice TV app via iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. The first two episodes will be available for free on Vice & Munchies YouTube page.
Shelter in Place with Shane Smith is the latest programming from Vice TV produced in response to COVID-19. Vice Quarantine Hour is a limited variety series airing weekdays at 8 AM ET/PT. Vice TV's Emmy-winning nightly newscast is airing dedicated COVID-19 episodes with Vice News Tonight: Remote.