Welcome to the weekend edition of What’s On. Here are the big things happening on TV from Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October. All times are Easter. [Note: The weekly What’s On will publish on Sundays.]
1. It’s time to binge ramy again
Hulu, Friday 12:01 am: After two years, ramy at last returns for a third season dropping all 10 episodes at once. Created by Ramy Youssef, the show follows the title character’s struggle with his beliefs as Egyptian.American millennial. As a refresher, season two ended with Ramy’s wife dumping him after a day of marriage when she found out about his affair. In this season, ramy welcomes new cast member Bella Hadid. Look for an essay about the new season and an interview with Youssef and his co-star Hiam Abbass The AV Club in this week.
2. Head back to Salem for Hocus pocus 2
Disney+, Friday, 3:01 a.m.: The witching season started early, thanks Hocus pocus 2. Everyone’s favorite Halloween rerun is getting a sequel, with Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker reprising their rerun mumbo-jumbo Roles as the Sanderson sisters. Twenty-nine years after the events of the first film, three high school students work together to stop the sisters from wreaking havoc in modern-day Salem. New additions to the cast include Whitney Peak, Sam Richardson, Hannah Waddingham and Lilia Buckingham.
3. Live from New York, it’s another season of Saturday night live
NBC, Saturday, 11:30 p.m.: Saturday night live starts season 48 with Four new faces. The cast faced a mass exodus event, with Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Chris Redd, Kyle Mooney, Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor and Aristotle Athari all departing over the summer. Hopefully, host Miles Teller and musical guest Kendrick Lamar can help make the premiere one to remember. Check out our weekly recaps of episodes.
4. Kid Cudis animated rom-com entergalactic
Friday, Netflix, 3:01 a.m.: Kid Cudi and Jessica Williams are directing the Netflix animated rom-com entergalactic. You play Jabari and Meadow, who are both neighbors and artists, trying to figure out if they can make room for love in their lives. The voice cast includes Timotheé Chalamet, Laura Harrier, Christopher Abbott and Arturo Castro. Here is an excerpt The AV Club‘s review:
Simultaneously a gorgeous visual album and a swooning romantic story, entergalactic is a feast for the senses. Finding new textures in an otherwise familiar tale, this boy-meets-girl episodic tale celebrates the delightful disarray of human connections in a world that would urge you to isolate yourself lest you be hurt by those you join most attracted to.
5. Elsie Fisher leads My best friend’s exorcism
Prime Video, Friday, 00:01: Based on the book of the same name by Grady Hendrix My best friend’s exorcism Set in 1998, Abby (Elsie Fisher) and Gretchen (Amiah Miller) follow Abby (Elsie Fisher) and Gretchen (Amiah Miller) as they journey through boys, pop culture, and most importantly, a paranormal force that clings to the latter. With the help of an exorcist at a mall, Abby is determined to force the demon before he kills her best friend. Keep an eye out The AV Club‘s recap this week.
6. Jena Friedman drops them Standup Special lady killer
Friday, Peacock, 3:01 am: In her hour-long standup comedy special, comedian Jena Friedman examines sensitive issues facing women today, such as reproductive rights, why true crime is obsessed with dead women, and how to find humor in marriage.