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Happy Beyoncé day!

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Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Wednesday, April 17. All times are Eastern.


Top pick

Homecoming (Netflix, 3:01 a.m.): This documentary comes with the subtitle, A Film By Beyoncé, and perhaps unsurprisingly, given the name attached, no one even knew it existed a week and a half ago. It would seem that Beyoncé took one look at the calendar, noted the Game Of Thrones premiere and the arrival of Avengers: Endgame—to say nothing of the Star Wars Celebration, Shazam’s release, and the returns of Veep, Barry, and Killing Eve—and thought, “yeah, that seems about right.”

Netflix calls it an “intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé’s celebrated 2018 Coachella performance,” which “reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement.” We’re calling it the thing we’re definitely watching tonight. Shannon Miller will review.

Regular coverage

Riverdale (The CW, 8 p.m.)
Jane The Virgin (The CW, 9 p.m.)
The Magicians (Syfy, 9 p.m.): fourth season finale
What We Do In The Shadows (FX, 10 p.m.)

Wild card

Whiskey Cavalier (ABC, 10 p.m.): We’re always ready to check back in with this fun series with the silly name, if only because our own LaToya Ferguson would never forgive us if it fell totally off our radar.

This seems like as good a time as any to take a look, as this week’s episode features the one and only Dylan Walsh in a guest spot. Set your DVRs, Nip/Tuck enthusiasts and lovers of slightly chewed scenery.


Contributor, The A.V. Club and The Takeout. Allison loves TV, bourbon, and overanalyzing social interactions. Please buy her book, How TV Can Make You Smarter (Chronicle, 2020). It’s short!