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She-Ra and Samantha Bee take on crooked politicians, serve “hamberders” with a side of justice

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Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. All times are Eastern. 

Top pick

She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power (Netflix, Friday): For the honor of Greyskull, the GLAAD-nominated, critically acclaimed reboot is back, and here to combat evil for a second season. Whether you’re looking for something tolerable to watch with the kids or simply something to satisfy your own nostalgia, She-Ra’s a good pick. With a focus on friendship, courage, and determination in the face of evil, the show draws upon real-world parallels, tackling issues like prejudice, isolationism, and genocide while also cracking smart jokes and fleshing out a diverse, predominantly female cast of complex characters. Currently, it’s 100 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes; stay tuned for our own Danette Chavez’s take.

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee: Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner (TBS, Friday, 10 p.m.): No one is going to the Correspondents’ Dinner. No one is going to watch it. The roast has been canceled. Trump actually banned his Swamp Things from attending, and he, himself, will be hosting an ego-stoking rally instead. But the roast must go on, so let’s tune into Samantha Bee’s second fundraiser gala to hear Trump and his Swamp Things ripped to shreds anyway. As Bee says in the teaser below, someone has to do it.

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Back in 2017, the first non-WHCD hosted some kickass comic talent—including Allison Janney as her West Wing character C.J. Cregg, Billy Eichner, Patton Oswalt, Cameron Esposito, Kumail Nanjiani, Paula Pell, and Will Ferrell as George W. Bush—and raised $200,000 for the Committee To Protect Journalists. Per a statement from TBS, this year’s event will “bring together journalists, members of the media, and all those who are committed to reaffirming the First Amendment.” This year, the special will again act as a fundraiser for the CPJ because, according to Bee, “It is now up to comedy journalists to take care of real journalists. Even if those journalists insist on wearing corduroy.” So, let’s tuck into what promises to be a sweet, salty, and satisfying roast. “Hamberders will be served.”

Regular coverage

Saturday Night Live (NBC, Saturday, 11:30 p.m.)

Wild card

Chambers (Netflix, Friday): The latest horror series from Netflix, Chambers is likely to get your heart racing. After 17-year-old Sasha (Sivan Alyra Rose) suffers a heart attack, she wakes up in the hospital with someone else’s heart in her chest, donated by another girl who died very suddenly. But it’s not just the girl’s heart that Sasha assumes. Through the traumatic experience, she gets to know the girl’s family and friends and even takes her place at a prestigious school. And then, she takes on other pieces of the heart’s previous owner: memories that are not her own, personality traits, the ability to do things that she previously didn’t know how to do. As Sasha attempts to piece together what’s happening to her, she begins to wonder: What really happened to the dead girl?

Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn are mourning parents in this psychological thriller which, based on the trailer alone, looks pretty freaky. Our reviewer Alex McLevy had mixed impressions.

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