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What to Watch: Issa Rae's Insecure debuts on HBO

Plus: The second presidential debate is Sunday

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PICK OF THE WEEKEND

Insecure

HBO, Sunday, 10:30 p.m.

The black television renaissance continues with Insecure, co-created by and starring Issa Rae, the woman behind the popular web series Awkward Black Girl. It’s a sharp and relatable comedy about a twentysomething trying to her find confidence while contending with her oblivious white co-workers and guy problems. Oh, and did we mention that Raphael Saadiq composed the music and Solange Knowles served as a musical consultant? Check out our review here and Rae’s pop culture inspirations here.

MANDATORY VIEWING

13th

Friday, Netflix, Streaming

Selma director and Queen Sugar creator Ava DuVernay dives into the history of racial inequality in America by tracing how a clause in the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, led to mass incarceration. It’s timely and well worth your time. Find out why EW’s Joe McGovern gave it an A here.

CARPOOL KARAOKE FREE ZONE

The Graham Norton Show

Saturday, BBC America, 10 p.m.

In the 20th season premiere of his late night talk show, Norton makes viral interview magic with Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick and Daniel Radcliffe. Watch a clip from the episode here

REALITY TV — SORT OF

Presidential Debate

Sunday, Various, 9 p.m.

That’s right, more debates! But also, how on earth could you possibly still be undecided?

RELATED: Fall TV’s Emerging Trend is All About Twists

 

AND IT GOT ME TO THINKING…

Divorce

Sunday, HBO, 10 p.m.

In Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker (as Carrie Bradshaw) wondered if there was a secret cold war between singles and marrieds. Now, it’s time for Parker to learn about a new kind of war: Divorce. Starring Parker and Thomas Haden Church, this romantic dramedy follows a middle-aged couple as they try to decide if their marriage is worth salvaging.

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