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Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
Adam DeVine, Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson
Adam DeVine, Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson
Photo: Fred Norris (HBO)

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Sunday, August 18. All times are Eastern.

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Top pick

The Righteous Gemstones (HBO, 10 p.m, series premiere): Should you, dear reader, find yourself in the mood for:

  • something in the realm of Eastbound & Down or Vice Principals
  • a comic look at greed and hypocrisy
  • John Goodman

Then let the church say amen.

Kyle Fowle will recap the one-hour premiere of Danny McBride’s latest, which will release half-hour episodes after this week. (Opening for Ballers, naturally.) In the meantime, check out Randall Colburn’s pre-air review.

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Regular coverage

Succession (HBO, 9 p.m)
Preacher (AMC, 10:00 p.m.)
City On A Hill (Showtime, 9 p.m., first-season finale)
Mindhunter (Netflix, ongoing)

Wild card

I Am Patrick Swayze (Paramount, 9 p.m.): Well, get your hankies ready.

The latest installment of Paramount’s documentary series I Am may not be the time of your life, but [go ahead and insert the Swayze reference of your choice here; we’re partial to “it will have you thanking Wong Foo for everything, as Julie Newmar once did.”]

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