What to Watch: Last Man on Earth hangs you on a cliff
Plus: T.J. Miller hosts the Critics' Choice Awards
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PICK OF THE WEEKEND
Last Man on Earth
Fox, Sunday, 9 p.m.
The last people on earth are reaching peak despair. Melissa’s (January Jones) grasp on reality continues to loosen, and Gail (Mary Steenburgen) is still “missing”/trapped in an elevator, so the depressed Carol (Kristen Schaal) replaces her with a fish (you’ll see). It all culminates with a cliff-hanger ending — and the possible death of one of our friends.
Netflix, Friday, streaming
The nostalgic revival returns for a second season.
30 for 30: Catholics vs. Convicts
ESPN, Saturday, 10 p.m.
There are two stories here: one about the intense rivalry between the Notre Dame and University of Miami football teams in the ’80s, and another about an entrepreneurial South Bend student who sold T-shirts to make extra money. One of his shirts said “Catholics vs. Convicts,” a headline-grabbing low blow loaded with baggage, racial, and otherwise. The phrase shook up the football world and led to consequences for the student, but ultimately this is a sports doc, so most of the movie focuses on the players, coaches, and on-field drama.
The 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards
A&E, Sunday, 8 p.m.
Critics. Sometimes they are unsparing and ruthless — you know, critical. Other times they are celebratory and laudatory. The Critics’ Choice Awards is the latter. Held in partnership with EW (be sure to also check out the Critics’ Choice Awards Nomination Special tonight at 6 p.m.), the ceremony rewards excellence in TV and film, and will once again be hosted by Silicon Valley standout T.J. Miller, who delivered last year’s opening monologue while attached to four human-size puppets. So just imagine what he’ll be up to this year!