8:15am PT by Rick Porter
This Week in TV: 'The Circle,' 'The Nevers,' 'Wynonna Earp' Ends
One of Netflix's breakout unscripted shows, The Circle, begins its second season in the coming seven days — and like before, it will be a rare series on the service that isn't released all at once. The next week also brings the series finale of a cult favorite, a series from Joss Whedon, and a new drama from Grey's Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff.
Below is The Hollywood Reporter's rundown of premieres, returns and specials over the next seven days. It would be next to impossible to watch everything, but let THR point the way to worthy options for the coming week. All times are ET/PT unless noted.
The Big Show
Although it's based on a British show, The Circle wasn't exactly high on people's radar when the U.S. version debuted on Netflix in January 2020. That soon changed, as it became a buzzy hit for the streamer.
The show opens its second season on Wednesday, and like the first it will release in chunks: Four episodes will drop each week, with the season finale following on May 5. Netflix has also cross-pollinated The Circle with another of its unscripted shows, Too Hot to Handle; Chloe Veitch, who was a contestant on the latter last year, will be part of The Circle.
Also on streaming …
Cop comedy No Activity (Thursday, Paramount+) switches from live action to animation for its fourth season. Hulu live streams the GLAAD Media Awards at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT Thursday. Amazon's horror anthology Them (Friday) comes from creator Little Marvin and exec producer Lena Waithe. Jamie Foxx stars in Netflix's comedy series Dad Stop Embarrassing Me (Wednesday), playing the dad in question.
On cable …
Series finale: After four seasons of rounding up undead outlaws, Syfy's Wynonna Earp hangs up its magical gun with a final episode at 10 p.m. Friday. The penultimate episode appeared to set up a wedding between two beloved characters, but a new witch in Purgatory may complicate those plans.
New: HBO hasn't marketed The Nevers (9 p.m. Sunday) as a Joss Whedon show, and after this six-episode run, it won't be (Philippa Goslett will take over for the as yet undated back half of the season, replacing the reputation-tarnished creator). The series, about a group of Victorian-era people who suddenly manifest special abilities, has a "rough, unfocused opening" akin to past Whedon efforts, notes THR critic Daniel Fienberg.
Also: Everything's Gonna Be Okay begins its second season (10 p.m. Thursday, Freeform). Doing the Most With Phoebe Robinson (11 p.m. Friday, Comedy Central) has the comedian interviewing guests while they also engage in other activities. Fear the Walking Dead reanimates at 9 p.m. Sunday on AMC.
On broadcast …
New: Grey's Anatomy and Station 19 showrunner Krista Vernoff takes over the remaining hour of ABC's Thursday lineup (TGIV?) when Rebel premieres at 10 p.m. The new series isn't tied to the other two, however; it's inspired by the life and work of Erin Brockovich (who's an executive producer) and stars Katey Sagal as a legal advocate who will do whatever she needs to do to fight for her clients.
Also: The season comes to a close for Fox's America's Most Wanted reboot (9 p.m. Monday) and CBS' competition show Tough as Nails (8 p.m. Wednesday).
In case you missed it …
WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn tends to tiptoe around the political and cultural aspects of its subject, the co-working company whose spectacular implosion was one of the biggest business stories of 2019. THR critic Inkoo Kang left the documentary disappointed on that front, but she notes that the comprehensive account of the company's rise and fall contains a number of "illuminating" interviews with former employees. The film is streaming on Hulu.