Did you know Americans watch the most TV? Of course we do – with like 300 different networks producing so many original shows it’d literally be impossible to find enough time to watch all of ’em.
But we’re gonna try. According to a study, people in North America watch more TV than anyone else in the world. We watch an average of four hours and three minutes a day, which is WELL above the worldwide average of just under three hours.
The study also found that American TV shows are the most popular worldwide. British shows are second. You can celebrate our achievement with some great new television.
Friday on Hulu: The series premiere of “High Fidelity”. This remake of the 2000 movie is a gender role reversal. It stars Zoe Kravitz as a Brooklyn record store owner who revisits her past relationships through music.
Friday on Hulu: The series premiere of “Utopia Falls”, a sci-fi hip-hop drama set hundreds of years in the future where contestants in a music competition discover a secret archive that exposes them to hip-hop music and they start a revolution with it. (Trailer)
Friday on Apple TV+: The premiere of “Visible: Out on Television”, a five-part documentary that looks back at the evolution of the LGBTQ character, homophobia, and people coming out in the television industry. (Trailer)
Friday at 8:00 p.m. on Disney: “Zombies 2”, a sequel to the 2018 Disney Channel movie about the taboo relationship a human cheerleader has with zombie quarterback Milo Manheim after the school integrates to let zombies in. (Trailer)
Friday at 10:00 p.m. on Cinemax: The seventh season premiere of “Strike Back”.
Friday at 11:00 p.m. on BBC America: “The Graham Norton Show”. This week’s guests are Mark Ruffalo, David Schwimmer, and Alicia Keys.
Friday Late-Night Talk Shows:
- “Jimmy Fallon” – Steve Buscemi, Zoey Deutch, and Justin Bieber performs with Quavo.
- “Jimmy Kimmel” – We don’t know yet.
- “Stephen Colbert” – Patrick Stewart and Dick Cavett. (Repeat)
- “James Corden” – Bradley Whitford, Brett Gelman, and Camila Cabello. (Repeat)
- “Seth Meyers” – Andy Samberg, and Ilan Rubin. (Repeat)
- “Lilly Singh” – Jenny Slate, and Kathryn Hahn. (Repeat)
As for Daytime Talk Shows: Jim Carrey is on “Kelly Clarkson”, John Legend guest hosts “Ellen”, Steve Harvey is on “The Talk”, Lucy Hale is on “The View”, and Will Ferrell is on “Kelly and Ryan”.
- Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on ABC: The third season premiere of “American Idol” on ABC . . . or its 18th season overall, depending on how you look at such things. Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie are back again as the judges.
- Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Starz: The fifth season premiere of “Outlander”.
- Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on Fox: The series premiere of “Duncanville”, an animated sitcom created by Amy Poehler, in which she plays a 15-year-old boy. Ty Burrell from “Modern Family” plays his dad and Amy is also the voice of the mom. (Trailer)
- Sunday at 9:00 p.m. on Epix: The series premiere of “War of the Worlds”, a reimagining of the classic H.G. Wells novel about an alien invasion that wipes out most of the human population. It stars Gabriel Byrne and takes place in Europe. (Trailer)
- Sunday at 10:00 p.m. on CBS: “NCIS: New Orleans” returns.
- Sunday at 10:00 p.m. on NBC: The third season premiere of “Good Girls”.
- Sunday at 11:00 p.m. on HBO: The seventh season premiere of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”.