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Dive into the glam NYC restaurant world with Sweetbitter

Ella Parnell as Tess in Sweetbitter
Ella Parnell as Tess in Sweetbitter
Photo: Starz

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Sunday, May 6. All times are Eastern. 


Top pick

Sweetbitter (Starz, 8 p.m.) Now that Starz is done fighting demons on Ash Vs. Evil Dead, maybe it’s time to spend your Sunday nights following the more down-to-earth exploits of Tess, a “22-year-old who arrives in New York City ready to pursue a new life. When she’s invited to train at one of the best restaurants in the city, she thinks she’s found a steady income and a safe place to wait. But Tess is quickly intoxicated by the chaotic, adrenalized world behind-the-scenes: tasting expensive wine, exploring dive bars, and learning who she can trust.” And Caitlin FitzGerald even survived her recent turn on UnREAL to portray Tess’ kind-of mentor Simone. Sounds like a fun escapist twentysomething soapy drama we can get behind—a bit of a lighter palette to offset Killing Eve shooting up everything in sight.

Regular coverage

Bob’s Burgers (Fox, 7:30 p.m.)
The Simpsons (Fox, 8 p.m.)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, 8:30 p.m.)
Westworld (HBO, 9 p.m.) 
Billions (Showtime, 9 p.m.)
The Last Man On Earth (Fox, 9:30 p.m.): 4th season finale
Trust (FX, 10 p.m.)
Silicon Valley (HBO, 10 p.m.)
Barry (HBO, 10:30 p.m.)

Wild card

Sunday Night Baseball: Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals (ESPN, 8 p.m.): We’re not usually on the sports beat, but dang if we don’t manage to get swept up by the Cubs most years anyway. So we’ll tune in to see the age-old Cubs-Cards rivalry on Sunday night.


Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.