Friday TV: ‘Wet Hot Summer’ Reunion

wetHotThe original “Wet Hot American Summer” about a camp’s last day in 1981, became a cult classic since its 2001 release, in part because of its cast that included Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Ian Black, Christopher Meloni, Paul Rudd, Janeane Garofalo.

It was weird last year when most of them showed up, 14 years later, for the Netflix series that was set on the start of that camp year, instead of the film’s final day.

Now, with “Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later” (Netflix, streaming) they’ve found a more agreeable premise that accounts for the aging cast, set in 1991. Like the others, it’s written by David Wain and Micael Showalter and directed by Wain, and includes a lot of the original cast, including Molly Shannon, Rudd, Poehler, Zak Orth, Marguerite Moreau, Meloni, Black, Garofalo and Pierce but also Kristen Wiig, Lake Bell, Jason Schwartzman, Alyssa Milano, Mark Feuerstein, Marlo Thomas, Dax Shepard, Melanie Lynskey and a bunch of other people. You will hardly miss Bradley Cooper.

Another fun new online show today, “Comrade Detective” (Amazon, streaming) purports to be unearthing a 1980s Romanian crime series, when they’re actually creating in Romania and dubbing the goofy action, with voices provided by Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt and guests Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, Chloe Savigny and Jason Mantzoukas.

Also streaming, Bryan Fogel’s documentary “Icarus” (Netflix, streaming) looks at the Russian doping scandal in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

And “Voltron: Legendary Defender” (Netflix, streaming) brings its third season.

Selena Gomez hosts “WE Day” (CBS, 8 p.m.), a celebrity-packed special meant to boost community activism. On the list are Demi Lovato, Alicia Keys, James Franco, Josh Gad, Tyrese Gibson, Evan Goldberg, DJ Khaled, Seth Rogan, Lilly Singh, the Muppets, Alessia Cara and Oprah Winfrey.

The frantic and topical “@Midnight” (Comedy Central, midnight) comes to an end with its 600th panel, as Chris Hardwick moves on to his many other shows. Weird Al Yankovic and Paul Scheer are among the panelists.

“The Great British Baking Show” (PBS, 8:30 p.m., check local listings) has its fourth season finale as the remaining contestants tackle meringues.

A new “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.) welcomes Al Gore, Ralph reed, Joshua Green, Michael Weiss and Kristen Soltis Anderson.

“Million Dollar Matchmaker” (WeTV, 10 p.m.) returns for a second season; “Treehouse Masters” (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.), are back for its ninth.

The woman who got a manslaughter sentence for sending texts encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself is the subject of “20/20” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

The landlord raises the rent at “Raven’s Home” (Disney, 8 p.m.).

On “K.C. Undercover” (Disney, 8:30 p.m.), K.C. tries to make amends with Marisa after their fight.

“Josh Gates’ Destination Truth” (Travel, 9 p.m.) goes to Bhutan to find the Yeti.

I’m beginning to understand the appeal of “Live PD” (A&E, 9 p.m.).

A million dollar lottery winner may be priced out of the D.C. market on “My Lottery Dream Home” (HGTV, 9 p.m.).

“Wynonna Earp” (Syfy, 10 p.m.) asks Doc to make an impossible choice.

It’s Claire Trevor all day on Turner Classic Movies with “Dead End” (6 a.m.), “The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse” (7:45 a.m.), “Allegheny Uprising” (9:15 a.m.), “The Desperadoes” (11 a.m.), “The Stranger Wore a Gun” (12:30 p.m.), “Best of the Badmen” (2 p.m.), “Black Sheep” (3:30 p.m.), “Raw Deal” (5 p.m.), “Jonny Angel” (6:30 p.m.), “Born to Kill” (8 p.m.), “Murder, My Sweet” (10 p.m.), “Crack-Up” (midnight), “Key Largo” (2 a.m.) and “Borderline” (4 a.m.).

Baseball today includes Yankees at Cleveland (MLB, 7 p.m.).

In WNBA action, it’s Washington at San Antonio (NBA, 8 p.m.) and New York at Los Angeles (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

Canadian football has Hamilton at Edmonton (ESPN2, 9:30 p.m.).

Cycling’s Tour of Utah (Fox Sport, 2 p.m.) reaches stage five.

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Jessica Biel, Busy Philipps. The View: Rep. Maxine Waters. The Talk: Jim Parsons, Jordin Sparks. Harry Connick: Ricky Gervais, Justice Smith (rerun). Ellen DeGeneres: Kim Kardashian, Lin-Manuel Miranda (rerun). Wendy Williams: Blair Underwood, Jeezy (rerun).

Late Talk

Jimmy Kimmel: Channing Tatum, Elisabeth Moss, the Killers (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Jessica Alba, Tim Gunn, Andy Puddincombe, Louis Tomlinson with Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals. Seth Meyers: Charlize Theron, Jane Lynch, Amine, Brad Wilk (rerun). James Corden: Orlando Bloom, Zac Efron, Zach Woods, Sigrid (rerun). Carson Daly: Kathryn Hahn, Froth, Lucy Gillespie (rerun).

 

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