Friday TV: Aidy Bryant’s ‘Shrill’ Star Turn

Shrill“Saturday Night Live” star Aidy Bryant shines in the new series “Shrill” (Hulu, streaming) about a struggling writer at an independent weekly in Portland, Ore. She has to deal with a lowly job as listings writer, an indifferent boyfriend and mildly irritating parents on her way to accepting herself as a larger sized person. Based on the book by Lindy West, the cast also includes Luka Jones as her slacker boyfriend, John Cameron Mitchell as her boss, and Julia Sweeney and Daniel Stern as were parents.

The new documentary bio “I Am Richard Pryor” (Paramount, 10 p.m.; Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.) has an unusual two-network debut, looking at the groundbreaking comedian through interviews with this around him, along with contemporary comedians.

Idris Elba stars as a middle-aged DJ in England who is enlisted to look after his niece (Frankie Harvey) in the eight-episode series “Turn Up Charlie” (Netflix, streaming).Piper Perabo and JJ Field also star.

A fourth and final season begins for the comedy “Catastrophe” (Amazon Prime, streaming).

Also online today, the third season start of the remade “Queer Eye” (Netflix, streaming).

“The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann” (Netflix, streaming) looks at the disappearance of a 3-year-old from a Portuguese resort that became one of Britiain’s highest-[profile missing child cases.

The second half of the fifth season of “Arrested Development” (Netflix, streaming) may be its last. It was first canceled by Fox in 2006; Thursday Netflix said it was canceling its updated “One Day at a Time” because of lack of viewers.

Andrew McCabe, John Heilmann, Sen. Jon Tester, Jessica Yellin and Andrew Gillum are on a new “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

Rebecca tries out for local community theater on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (CW, 9 p.m.).

An impending police exposé rattles “Blue Bloods” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

“The Blacklist” (NBC, 9 p.m.) has been renewed for a seventh season; tonight it looks into an international assassination as a way to save Red.

A white supremacist wants his conviction overturned on “Proven Innocent” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

“Hawaii Five-0” (CBS, 9 p.m.) looks into the murder of a window washer.

Kim is about to turn 40 on “Don’t Be Tardy…” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

“The Cool Kids” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.) start a cookie business.

Louis tries to get Jessica to consider early retirement on “Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC, 8 pm.).

On “Dynasty” (CW, 8 p.m.), Fallon and Sam go to Paris.

Well, which is it? It’s the third season start for “Mama June: From Hot to Not” (WEtv, 9 p.m.).

And because there’s no seeming end to them, a 12th season starts for “Bridezillas” (WEtv, 10 p.m.).

The comic actress Madeline Kahn is featured on Turner Classic Movies tonight, in “Young Frankenstein” (8 p.m.), “Simon” (10 p.m.) and “What’s Up, Doc?” (midnight). All day, it’s mostly Cary Grant (plus a couple with his onetime roommate Randolph Scott), in  “The Toast of New York” (7 a.m.), “Roberta” (9 a.m.), “Suspicion” (11 a.m.), “Bringing Up Baby” (12:45 p.m.), “Virginia City” (2:30 p.m.), “In Name Only” (4:45 p.m.) and “My Favorite Wife” (6:30 p.m.).

NBA action includes Milwaukee at Miami (NBA, 8 p.m.) and Chicago at Clippers (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

Hockey has Vegas at Dallas (NHL, 8 p.m.).

In spring baseball, it’s Boston vs. Yankees (MLB, 1 p.m.), Cubs vs. White Sox (MLB, 4 p.m.) and Dodgers vs. Cincinnati (MLB, 9 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Houston vs. Connecticut (ESPN2, noon), VCU vs. Rhode Island (NBC Sports, noon), LSU vs. Florida (ESPN, 1 p.m.), Old Dominion vs. UAB (CBS Sports, 1:30 p.m.), UCF vs. Memphis (ESPN2, 2 p.m.), St. Bonaventure vs. George Mason (NBC Sports, 2:30 p.m.), South Carolina vs. Auburn (ESPN, 3 p.m.), Southern Mississippi vs. Western Kentucky (CBS Sports, 4 p.m.), Davidson vs. Saint Joseph’s (NBC Sports, 6 p.m.), Buffalo vs. Central Michigan (CBS Sports, 6:30 p.m.), Villanova vs. Xavier (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.), Virginia vs. Florida State (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Cincinnati vs. SMU (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Dayton vs. Saint Louis (NBC Sports, 8:30 p.m.), Nevada vs. San Diego State (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.), Temple vs. Wichita State (ESPNU, 9 p.m.), North Carolina vs. Duke (ESPN, 9 p.m.), Marquette vs. Seton Hall (Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m.), Arizona State vs. Oregon (ESPN, 11;30 p.m.), Utah State vs. Fresno State (CBS Sports, 11:30 p.m.) and UC Santa Barbara vs. Cal State Fullerton (ESPNU, midnight).

Women’s games have Hartford vs. Maine (ESPNU, 5 p.m.) in the America East final.

Tennis has the BNP Paribas Open quarterfinals (Tennis, 2 p.m.; ESPN2, 4:30 p.m.) and semifinals (Tennis, 9:30 p.m.; ESPN2, midnight).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Oscar Isaac, Winston Duke, Stephanie J. Block. The View: Gov. Gavin Newsom. The Talk: Vicki Lawrence, Brandon Michael Hall. Ellen DeGeneres: Max Greenfield, David Gray, Jason Sudeikis, the Crazy 8s. Wendy Williams: Jeremy Parsons, Clodagh McKenna. The Real: April Ryan.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Laura Benanti, Donnie Wahlberg, Heidi Schreck. Jimmy Kimmel: Brie Larson, Ben McKenzie, Tierra Whack (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Ice-T, Russell Wilson, Ozuna. Seth Meyers: Anne Hathaway, Sen. Sherrod Brown, Michaela Coel, Venzella Joy (rerun). James Corden: Alicia Keys, Hailey Bieber, Joe List (rerun). Carson Daly: Larry Charles, Blackberry Smoke, Seana Kerslake (rerun).

 

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