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What to Watch This Week | April 10–16’s expert viewing recommendations for shows, movies, sports, and more on TV this week.

Did that really just happen on the latest episode of Succession? They’re going hard in the final season. Let’s all take some self-care time today . . .

This week’s What to Watch recs include the final seasons of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Barry, the debuts of Florida Man and Am I Being Unreasonable?, historical dramas Seven Kings Must Die and Waco: The Aftermath, the hilarious return of A Black Lady Sketch Show, and USFL football season kickoff action. Get watching!

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What’s premiering this week

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel | Prime Video | Comedy, drama

Season 5 premiere, Friday, April 14: No, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel isn’t ending with its fifth season because Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) has finally run out of sharp outfits—we all know that would never happen. We also know that, after spending most of last season emceeing at an underground strip club, she’s back on the path to comedy stardom thanks to sorta-mentor Lenny Bruce (Luke Kirby). Midge’s fast-talking journey from ‘50s housewife to ‘60s comedian edges closer to its (hopefully) happy ending with three new episodes on April 14.

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USFL | FOX, NBC | Sports, football

Coverage begins Saturday, April 15, 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT: Are you ready for some overlapping football? The second season kickoff of NFL challenger USFL coincides with the final weeks of upstart XFL’s latest comeback—good luck keeping all these leagues straight. The first games of the new USFL season feature the Philadelphia Stars vs. the Memphis Showboats and the New Jersey Generals vs. the Birmingham Stallions on FOX Saturday, followed by two more games Sunday on NBC and FS1.

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What to watch on Netflix this week

Florida Man (Netflix)

Florida Man | Netflix | Comedy, drama

Series premiere, Thursday, April 13: To pay off a debt, ex-cop Mike Valentine (Édgar Ramírez, The 355) is charged with tracking down a Philadelphia mobster’s wild-child girlfriend (Abbey Lee), who’s run away to Mike’s home state of Florida. But what should have been a simple job soon spins out into a wild menagerie of money, guns, and sex, because Florida (even though the show was filmed in North Carolina). The fast-and-flashy Florida Man also stars Anthony LaPaglia, Clark Gregg, and Paul Schneider (Mark from Parks and Recreation!).

Seven Kings Must Die (Netflix)

Seven Kings Must Die | Netflix | Drama

Movie premiere, Friday, April 14: Seven Kings Must Die is meant to serve as a feature-length conclusion to the epic blood-and-broadswords historical series The Last Kingdom, which ran 2015–2022 on the BBC and Netflix—you might want to catch up on those 46 episodes first. The movie picks up in the year 924, following the death of King Edward, where Uhtred of Bebbanburg (Alexander Dreymon) and his warriors attempt to unite England amid Viking invasions and disputes among heirs. D-R-A-M-A.

What to watch on HBO Max this week

A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO)

A Black Lady Sketch Show | HBO, HBO Max | Comedy

Season 4 premiere, Friday, April 14: Show creator/producer/writer/star Robin Thede says her Emmy-winning ensemble sketch series is evolving beyond just a TV show: “These women play hundreds of characters in so few episodes, and they’re so talented, we keep talking about the Black Lady Cinematic Universe,” Thede told Variety. The sheer number of characters her costars and guest stars (over 20 this season) inhabit is staggering, but the most iconic of them all will always be Thede’s ultra-woke Dr. Hadassah (Pre-PhD).

Barry (HBO)

Barry | HBO, HBO Max | Comedy, drama

Season 4 premiere, Sunday, April 16: It had to end sometime, but will Barry conclude with our favorite hitman-turned-actor behind bars? Not likely—star/director Bill Hader wouldn’t do us like that in the show’s fourth and final season. Still, Barry, as well as Gene (Henry Winkler), Funches (Stephen Root), Sally (Sarah Goldberg), and NoHo Hank (Anthony Carrigan), have plenty to answer for in this final chapter of the dark comedy, and redemption probably isn’t coming for everyone. Two of eight final Barry episodes premiere on April 16.

What to watch on Hulu this week

Am I Being Unreasonable? (Hulu)

Am I Being Unreasonable? | Hulu | Comedy, thriller

Series premiere, Tuesday, April 11: Nic (Daisy May Cooper) is stuck in a woeful marriage, carrying a tragic secret she can’t tell anyone—until she gets drunk with Jen (Selin HIzli), a new mom at her son’s school. Jen promises to keep Nic’s secret, but she also may not be who she says she is, stressing Nic out to no end. Am I Being Unreasonable? may not sound like a comedy, but the pile of awards and nominations that Cooper and the show racked up after its initial 2022 British airing say otherwise. All six episodes stream on April 11.

Single Drunk Female (Freeform)

Single Drunk Female | Freeform, Hulu | Comedy, drama

Season 2 premiere, Wednesday, April 12: In the first season of Single Drunk Female last year, Samantha (Sophia Black-D’Elia) blew up her New York media career by drunkenly attacking her boss, which in turn led her to moving back home to Boston to live with her mom (Ally Sheedy) and sober up. As season 2 opens, Samantha appears to finally be in a good place—which can’t last, because comedy. Black-D’Elia is fantastic in Single Drunk Female, as is Sheedy, who’ll have a Breakfast Club reunion with guest Molly Ringwald (!) this season.

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W2W wildcards of the week

The Last Thing He Told Me (Apple TV+)

The Last Thing He Told Me | Apple TV+ | Drama, mystery

Series premiere, Friday, April 14: Based on the best-selling novel and produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine company, The Last Thing He Told Me follows a distraught wife (Jennifer Garner) investigating the mysterious disappearance of her husband (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Complicating matters, she’s also now alone with her teen stepdaughter (Angourie Rice), with whom she doesn’t have the closest relationship. There are plenty of other twists to play out over seven episodes, two of which stream on April 14.

Waco The Aftermath (Showtime)

Waco: The Aftermath | SHOWTIME | Drama

Series premiere, Sunday, April 16 (streaming April 14): Waco, a dramatization of the deadly 1993 Texas Branch Davidian/ATF/FBI standoff, was the first new series from the just-rebranded Paramount Network in 2018. As the title suggests, Waco: The Aftermath deals with the domestic unrest that followed the event, with Michael Shannon and John Leguizamo (he’s everywhere these days) reprising their roles from Waco. Homework: Check out Netflix’s recent docuseries Waco: American Apocalypse for more background on the incident.

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