TV picks for Friday, Aug. 18
“Killjoys” (8 p.m., Syfy): In “Heist, Heist, Baby,” as the Killjoys plan a dangerous theft on an armored convoy, Aneela finds herself on a desperate search for something far more valuable that was stolen from her: Delle Seyah.
“Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood” (9 p.m., Showtime): One of comedy’s hottest rising stars takes the stage in her first stand-up special. In this hourlong show filmed at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, the Los Angeles native tackles subjects ranging from her early days in foster care and being bullied on the playground to getting revenge on ex-boyfriends and introducing Will and Jada Pinkett Smith to Groupon. Haddish can currently be seen on NBC’s “The Carmichael Show,” and the hit feature film, “Girls Trip.”
“Dateline NBC” (10 p.m., NBC): When a beloved firefighter is murdered just outside Sarasota, Florida, investigators discover a twisted tale of secrets, lies and infidelity. Andrea Canning reports: “Tangled Web.”
“Marvel’s The Defenders” (Netflix): This is the one we’ve been waiting for. At last, crime fighters Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones) are uniting to form a marvelous super team in this eight-part crossover extravaganza. Standing in their way is Alexandra, an evil and mysterious foe played by Sigourney Weaver. She heads a powerful criminal organization looking to wreak havoc in New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together. For more info, check out this review.
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“Vice” (7:30 p.m., HBO)
“Big Brother” (8 p.m., …read more
Source:: The Mercury News