Friday on TV – 8/21/20

Friday features 4 series premieres, 4 season premieres, & 1 season finale. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Overnight was the complete first season premiere of Hoops on Netflix. A foul-mouthed high school basketball coach is sure he’ll hit the big leagues if he can only turn his terrible team around. Good luck with that. Jake Johnson (New Girl, Stumptown) stars as Ben Hopkins.
Tonight is also the series premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Vegas Revue on VH1 at 8/7c. Cameras follow six legendary drag queens in their professional and personal journeys as they take on Las Vegas in a brand new RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! residency. The cast includes season 11 winner Yvie Oddly, and iconic queens Asia O’Hara, Derrick Barry, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls and Vanessa “Vanjie” Mateo. RuPaul’s Drag Race: Vegas Revue brings viewers behind the scenes of a jaw-dropping live stage show as it launches on the world famous Las Vegas strip. The series gives fans a deeper look into the lives of their favorite queens as they showcase the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent it takes to pull off groundbreaking performances in front of a live audience.
Tonight is also the series premiere of 100 Days Wild on Discovery Channel at 9/8c. The show takes place in Alaska’s remote Tanana Valley where group founders Jennifer and Andrew have searched for other like-minded individuals to join them in building a self-sustaining colony. They are soon joined by Adam, Oliver, Gerrid, Christine, and Evan to build the lives they haven’t been able to make in the lower 48. Along the way, the survivalists will be tested by elements, not to mention one another. While there is no established leader and everyone is said to be equal, those egalitarian ideals are quickly tested by the harsh realities of surviving Alaska. If they can’t figure out the rules, they will fail.
Tonight is also the series premiere of Backyard Takeover on HGTV at 10/9c. Seasoned landscape designer Jamie Durie, best known from the network’s popular show The Outdoor Room With Jamie Durie, helps clients transform their neglected and out-of-control outdoor spaces in his new series Backyard Takeover. The series spotlights Jamie as he works with two families in each episode to turn their lackluster backyards into showstopping, personalized outdoor oases.

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Tonight is the 1-hour David Koresh: Cult of Personality special on Reelz at 8/7c. David Koresh, the so-called Sinful Messiah of Waco, Texas, prepares his followers for a battle with the federal government, but he also sleeps with whomever he chooses, including preteen girls.
Tonight is also the 1-hour Team Killers special on Reelz at 9/8c. Serial killers who work as a team include British duo Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, a couple who murder children for sexual thrills; the American duo of Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole; and English couple Fred and Rosemary West.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Little Voice (#109) – Apple TV+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Series Premiere*100 Days Wild (#101) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Backyard Takeover – HGTV @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Hoops – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*RuPaul’s Drag Race: Vegas Revue (#101) – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Find Me in Paris – Hulu @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Third Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Live Rescue – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Lucifer – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Fifth Season Part 1 Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Rust Valley Restorers – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Third Season Premiere)
  • *Special*David Koresh: Cult of Personality – Reelz @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Team Killers – Reelz @ 9/8c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*Being Reuben (#105/106) – The CW @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Bering Sea Gold (#1415) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*Diners, Drive-ins & Dives – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Love After Lockup (#306) – WE @ 9/8c
  • *New*Muppets Now (#104) – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*One Day at Disney (#138) – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher (#539/1824) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*Room 104 (#41/405) – HBO @ 11/10c
  • *New*Savage Kingdom (#403/404) – NGC @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Ted Lasso – Apple TV+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *New*WWE Friday Night Smackdown – USA Network @ 8/7c
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