By EW Staff
August 02, 2019 at 06:00 AM EDT

We know TV has a lot to offer, be it network, cable, premium channels, or streaming platforms including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook Watch, and elsewhere. So EW is here to help, guiding you every single day to the things that should be on your radar. Check out our recommendations below, and click here to learn how you can stream our picks via your own voice-controlled smart-speaker (Alexa, Google Home) or podcast app (Spotify, iTunes, Google Play).

FRIDAY

Descendants 3

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 8 p.m. on Disney Channel

Movie Debut
The third installment in the teen franchise sees Dove Cameron return as Maleficent’s daughter Mal, as well as Sofia Carson as Evie (daughter of the Evil Queen), Booboo Stewart as Jay (son of Jafar), and Cameron Boyce, who died on July 6 from epilepsy, as Cruella De Vil’s son Carlos. This time around the action unfolds on VK Day (Villain Kids Day) as Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay cross the barrier to return to their birthplace, the Isle of the Lost, with the intention of bringing four deserving VKs over to Auradon Prep — a place where they actually have a shot at a good life. Afraid that Uma and Hades will come to their new home for vengeance, Mal has to contemplate permanently closing the barrier to the island prison. Of course — with evil villains being involved and all — things aren’t quite as straightforward as Mal hopes, and soon enough the VK gang is facing even bigger challenges — including pirates and dragons! —Ruth Kinane

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A Black Lady Sketch Show

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 11 p.m. on HBO

Series Debut
It stars four black women — creator Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), Gabrielle Dennis (Luke Cage), and Quinta Brunson (iZombie) — and all of the sketches are written by black women, but A Black Lady Sketch Show is funny in every color.

Thede’s unrepentantly strange series puts a high-concept spin on universally-relatable themes: Painful breakups (what if Patti LaBelle herself showed up to sing “On My Own” every time you were dumped?), going to work without makeup on (and being mistaken for an actual corpse), and finding a good local place for brunch (but never being able to leave). Come for Angela Bassett leading a “Bad Bitches Support Group,” and stay for more of the non-stop guest stars (including David Alan Grier, exec producer Issa Rae, Larry Wilmore, Marsai Martin) and the hilarious Pose parody (“You are serving me ‘We both just said goodbye but now we’re walking in the same direction’ awkwardness”). B+ —Kristen Baldwin

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Dear White People

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Netflix

Season Premiere
The intelligent, provocative, visually unmistakable Ivy League satire based on Justin Simien’s acclaimed debut movie returns for its third season with a promise of something different. “People change. If everyone stayed exactly the same, life would be tedious and predictable. Like the third season of a Netflix show,” proclaims Reggie Green (Marque Richardson) to Joelle Brooks (Ashley Blaine Featherson). It appears change is on the horizon for Winchester University and its students, but even if the people change, one thing is for sure: The social commentary will still be sharp, and the looks will still be sharper. —Daniel Menegaz

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What ELSE to Watch

8 p.m.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2-hour season finale) — ABC

9 p.m.
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team (season premiere) — CMT

10 p.m.
Racing Wives (series debut) — CMT

Streaming
Orangutan Jungle School (docuseries debut) — Smithsonian Channel Plus
Ask the StoryBots (season 3 premiere) — Netflix
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (season premiere) — Netflix
Into the Dark (“School Spirit”) — Hulu

SATURDAY

Love and Sunshine

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 9 p.m. on Hallmark

Movie Debut
Danica McKellar stars as Ally, who, fresh off a broken engagement, has been fostering a retired military dog named Sunshine. When Sunshine’s military partner, Jake (Mark Deklin), returns to claim him, sparks fly between Jake and Ally.

What ELSE to Watch

11:30 a.m.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (midseason premiere) — Discovery Family

SUNDAY

Serengeti

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 8 p.m. on Discovery

Docuseries Debut
Narrated by Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, this six-part nature docuseries follows the heartwarming stories of a cast of African wildlife over the course of a year, showcasing the dramatic moments that make each day of survival on the Serengeti a feat. The series, which was created by American Idol mastermind Simon Fuller and Emmy Award-winning wildlife filmmaker John Downer, is being dubbed “the real life Lion King,” in part because the duo decided to give the animals individual names and stories in order to show how they’re just trying to do what’s best for their families — just like humans are. —Lauren Huff

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Euphoria

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 10 p.m. on HBO

Season Finale
Rue warned Jules in the beginning that the immediate bond between them “isn’t going to end well.” After an explosive first seven episodes that broke new ground for what HBO aired on television, the teen drama starring Zendaya and Hunter Schafer ends its debut season with the young characters all making life-altering decisions — that is, if they all make it out alive. —Marcus Jones

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What ELSE to Watch

8 p.m.
CMA FestABC

9 p.m.
Worst Cooks in America (season premiere) — Food Network
Flip It Like Disick (series debut) — E!
Alaskan Bush People (season premiere) — Discovery
90 Day Fiancé (season premiere) — TLC
Preacher (2-episode season premiere) — AMC

10 p.m.
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (“The Mountains of Morocco”) — National Geographic
Unexpected (season premiere) — TLC

Streaming
Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj (season premiere) — Netflix

*times are ET and subject to change

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