Tuesday TV: Two Streaming Chappelle Gigs

dave-chappelle-netflix-trailer2The comic Dave Chappelle famously got a little freaked out when Comedy Central offered him a fortune to continue his successful sketch show. He disappeared for a while, to pop up from time to time such as on a memorable “Saturday Night Live” in November, perhaps one of that show’s best episodes in a generation.

Now he’s back getting a similar fortune from Netflix, but doing it on his terms as he has two standup specials debuting today, “The Age of Spin” (Netflix, streaming) and “Deep in the Heart of Texas” (Netflix, steaming) full of the kind of thoughtful, unexpected thinking he displayed in his “SNL” monologue.

Remit Navai goes undercover to get the picture of what’s going on in war-torn Iraq on a new “Frontline” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings), in which she finds that the Shia militias may not be much better than ISIS was toward the remaining Sunnis.

In a kind of “Project Runway” competition for people who like to dress up like comic book characters, the new “Cosplay Melee” (Syfy, 10 p.m.) begins, hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown.

National Geographic follows its premiere of the Alex Gibney-produced “Water & Power” with the start of a three-part series “Parched” (Nat Geo, 9 p.m.) about global water issues that he narrates.

Philip and Elizabeth tell Paige more about the family business on “The Americans” (FX, 10 p.m.), which still pales against, say, they Comey hearings.

The nattily-dressed show runner of HBO’s “Insecure” pops up as a lifestyle coach on “Upscale with Prentice Penny” (truTV, 10 p.m.).

Not sure there was a clamor for this, but here’s a musical crossover episode of “The Flash” (The CW, 8 p.m.) with the folks from “Supergirl.”

There’s a musical episode, too, on “Teachers” (TV Land, 10 p.m.).

Jess visits her dad (Rob Reiner) on “New Girl” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

“Switched at Birth” (Freeform, 9 p.m.) reaches its 100th episode.

Mary Jane edges closer to the anchor chair on “Being Mary Jane” (BET, 10 p.m.).

The soapy “If Loving You is Wrong” (OWN, 9 p.m.) returns for its fourth season.

On “The Fosters” (Freeform, 8 p.m.), Stef looks into human trafficking and finds a living example.

The battle round continues on “The Voice” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

On “The Mick” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.), Chip is scammed by a girl he meets online.

On “Bizarre Foods” (Travel, 9 p.m.), Andrew Zimmern goes to Arkansas, Louisiana and Namibia.

Jasmine’s delivery isn’t easy on “Little Women: LA” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.).

On “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” (TLC, 9 p.m.), Whitney goes back to online dating.

The Hong Kong trip for “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (Bravo, 9 p.m.) isn’t going well.

A new suspect is found on “Trial & Error” (NBC, 9 p.m.).

Kovac escapes and devises a deadly plan on “Bones” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (The CW, 9 p.m.) go to France at the start of World War I.

A turf war escalates on “Chicago Fire” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

“People Icons” (ABC, 10 p.m.) exploits the dead: Whitney Houston, Robin Williams, Ptrick Swayze and Prince.

March Malice continues on Turner Classic Movies all day with more pairings: the failed experiments of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (8 a.m.) and “The Invisible Man” (9:45 a.m.); the serial killers of “M” (11 a.m.) and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (1 p.m.); the schemers of “All About Eve” (3:30 p.m.) and “The Little Foxes” (6 p.m.); the femmes fatales on “Double Indemnity” (8 p.m) and “Detour” (10 p.m.); the revenge stories of “Cape Fear” (11:30 p.m.) and “Point Blank” (1:30 a.m.); and the gangsters of “White Heat” (3:30 a.m.) and “Little Caesar” (5:30 a.m.).

NBA action includes Chicago at Toronto (ESPN, 7 p.m.) and San Antonio at Minnesota (ESPN, 9:30 p.m.).

Hockey has San Jose at Minnesota (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.).

In the NIT quarterfinals, it’s Richmond at TCU (ESPN2, 7 p.m.) and Georgia Tech at Mississippi (ESPN2, 9 p.m.).

In spring baseball, it’s Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh (MLB, 1 p.m.) and Angels at Cincinnati (MLB, 4 p.m.).

In a World Baseball Classic semifinal, it’s U.S. vs. Japan (MLB, 9 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: Andrew Garfield, Queen Latifah, Christopher Jackson, Jerry O’Connell. The View: Joe Manganiello. The Talk: Lily Collins, Kevin Frazier. Harry Connick: Tony Danza, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, R.J. Tyler. Ellen DeGeneres: Claire Danes, Andy Puddicombe, Alison Krauss. Wendy Williams: Dave Mizejewski.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Lucas, Andy Daly, Green Day. Jimmy Kimmel: Dave Chappelle, Naomi Scott, Weezer. Jimmy Fallon: Joe Manganiello, Gary Clark Jr., Prodigy. Seth Meyers: Dax Shepard Hannah Simone, Hey Violet, Charlie Benante. James Corden: Allison Williams, Darren Criss, the Band Perry. Carson Daly: Jacob Soboroff, No Parents, Ashleigh Murray. Trevor Noah: Dahlia Lithwick. Conan O’Brien: Reese Witherspoon, Nick Seardson.

 

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