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Hari Kondabolu gives you more to think about in Warn Your Relatives

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Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, May 8. All times are Eastern.


Top pick

Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives (Netflix): Hari Kondabolu’s first Netflix stand-up special arrives at a particularly opportune time for the comedian: Months after The Problem With Apu premiered on truTV, it seems like Kondabolu’s documentary—and the conversation about cultural stereotypes and representation that it helped energize—might have Hank Azaria re-thinking his qualifications for playing the part (the people who write the words Azaria speaks as Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, on the other hand, maybe not so much). In Warn Your Relatives, Kondabolu gives you more to think about, once you’ve finished laughing: anecdotes and observations from his personal life, but also comedic shots at hot-button topics like healthcare reform and mass shootings. For thoughts on those thoughts, watch for Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya’s review.


Regular coverage

The Flash (The CW, 8 p.m.)
Roseanne (ABC, 8 p.m.)
The 100 (The CW, 9 p.m.)
New Girl (Fox, 9 p.m.): Special time, back-to-back episodes
Legion (FX, 10 p.m.)


Wild card

Lethal Weapon (Fox, 8 p.m.): This season, the process of making Fox’s Lethal Weapon reboot reportedly resembled the type of head-butting that’s typically fictionalized by the buddy-cop franchise. With that behind-the-scenes drama jeopardizing the show’s renewal chances, tonight’s season finale might be your last chance to check in on this version of Riggs and Murtaugh. But we’re sure to meet them again sometime in the future—maybe in VR, when we, too, can feel like we’re getting too old for this shit.


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