Friends: The Reunion (HBO Max feature-length special) — The whole O.G. gang is back in one place, which means that Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Monica (Courteney Cox), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), Chandler (Matthew Perry), Ross (David Schwimmer), and Joey (Matt LeBlanc) are all here. Sadly, Paul Rudd is not on the scene, but there’s a buffay (get it?) of guest stars here to reinforce why this pop-culture phenomenon remains popular to this day, and why, oftentimes, friends can become your family.
Rugrats: Season 1 (Paramount series) — The 2021 revival of this series brings the babies back into action mode, which means that Tommy Pickles is leading his gang on a whole new set of adventures, this time in full-on three-dimensional CGI rendering. In the debut episode, dinosaurs are on the scene while Tommy helps Chuckie after his intent to appear brave does not go as planned.
Ragnarok: Season 2 (Netflix series) — This coming-of-age drama with a Norse mythology framework returns to show us more gloriously breathtaking Norwegian slices of nature. Unfortunately, not all goes smoothly, given that the residents of Edda are dealing with the effects of climate change, including melting poles, warm winters, and drastic, unpredictable changes in weather. Mysterious inhabitants turn this into a bit of a cautionary tale and a lot of entertainment.
From Cradle To Stage (Paramount series) — This Dave Grohl-directed series follows Dave and his mom, Virginia, meeting up with another artist and their mom each week. This week, Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile arrives with her mom, Teresa, to guide Dave and Virginia around Ravensdale, Washington. Brandi’s trajectory from a tomboy kid to an openly gay artist gets the spotlight. Also, moms rule, and so does Dave Grohl.
Madagascar: A Little Wild: Season 3 (Hulu series) — Yep, this is the series that continues those lively, circus-life movies and the franchise that will (and parents will love this) never retire. Essentially, it’s a CGI musical comedy that follows four animal lead characters who live at the Central Park Zoo while dreaming big, as one does in New York City. And of course, this is all about never, ever declining to pursue one’s dreams.
Eden (Netflix series) — A city called “Eden 3” is filled with robots who no longer have human-boss types, which means that many robots now believe that humans never really existed at all and are only a myth. Naturally, a human baby girl shows up and throws the bots’ worldview into disarray.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, 9:00pm) — Benson digs into an unusual case of domestic violence involving Garland’s injured neighbor. A conflict of interest? Perhaps.
Law & Order: Organized Crime (NBC, 10:00pm) — Stabler’s checking the final boxes on his quest to find out who really wanted Kathy dead while Angela’s attempting to get her kids away from Wheatley, and Bell’s family files a massive lawsuit.
Rebel (ABC, 10:00pm) — Cruz ignores Rebel’s advice and uses a perhaps-wrong-yet-familiar source to find evidence on the faulty Stonemore valve. Meanwhile, teamwork is in order to help Ziggy get things done.
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert — Bradley Whitford, Carlos Watson
Jimmy Kimmel Live — Emma Stone, Rory Scovel, Chloe Moriondo
The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon — Michael Douglas, Billy Porter, Mustafa
The Late Late Show With James Corden — Emily Blunt, Elle King