5:00am PT by Kate Stanhope
Here's What's Happening in TV This Week
Welcome to This Week in TV. In a bid to help you prioritize among all the events, premieres, big episodes and finales, The Hollywood Reporter's eagle-eyed TV team every Monday will take a closer look at what to expect from the week ahead — and provide helpful links and context for each. Here's a handy primer for the events that will likely take over the headlines in the week ahead.
Amy Sedaris Invites Viewers Home, Tuesday, 10:30 p.m.
The actress and comedian known for her scene-stealing roles in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and BoJack Horseman takes center stage for the truTV original comedy series At Home With Amy Sedaris. Co-created with her longtime collaborator Paul Dinello (Strangers With Candy), the half-hour show sees Sedaris tackling major homemaker issues like cooking without pots and pans and entertaining the grieving while welcoming guests, including Jane Kraskowski and former Strangers With Candy co-star Stephen Colbert.
TBS Drops Drop the Mic, Tuesday, 10:30 p.m.
As he did with "Carpool Karaoke," James Corden turns another one of his beloved Late Late Show segments into a full-fledged TV series. Hosted by Method Man and Hailey Baldwin, the half-hour entry is much like the original segment, with two celebrities rap-battling each other for supremacy. Upcoming duels to watch out for include Usher vs. Anthony Anderson, and Nicole Richie up against Corden himself.
The Goldbergs Turns 100, Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.
The beloved ABC family comedy celebrates the milestone with an episode centered one of the greatest pop culture debates of all time: Star Wars vs. Star Trek. The series will also get a dose of Back to the Future behind-the-scenes via one of the trilogy's stars, Lea Thompson, who directs the landmark installment.
Stranger Things Makes Its Long-Awaited Return, Friday, 12:01 a.m.
Ready to go back to the Upside Down? The kids of Hawkins, Ind., return (yes, even Eleven) for the highly anticipated eight-episode sophomore run of the Netflix breakout hit. Although Will Byers has been rescued, the official season-two description teases a "bigger, sinister entity" threatening those who survived one year after the events of the first season. Joining the gang are newcomers Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery, as well as several familiar faces such as Paul Reiser, Sean Astin, Nashville's Will Chase and actor-comedian Brett Gelman.
Blindspot Returns on a New Night, Friday, 8 p.m.
After narrowly avoiding the grim reaper in season two, the twisty FBI mystery series returns on a new night and with new tattoos for the team to decipher. In addition to an 18-month time jump into the future, the season-three premiere also comes after the shocking flash-forward in the season-two finale, which revealed that Jane (Jaimie Alexander) and Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) had gotten married. Is it too late to send a wedding gift?