Grab the remote, set your DVR or queue up your streaming service of choice! GLAAD is bringing you the LGBTQ highlights on TV this week. Check back every Sunday for up-to-date coverage in LGBTQ-inclusive programming on TV.
The First Lady will premiere tonight at 9pm on Showtime. Starring Viola Davis as Michelle Obama, Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford and Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt, the series delves deep into the Ladies’ personal and political lives. Exploring everything from their journeys to Washington, family life, and world-changing political contributions, the impact of the White House’s women is no longer hidden from view. The series will also showcase Roosevelt’s relationship with trailblazing journalist Lorena Hickok (Lily Rabe). The First Lady: Tonight, 9pm on Showtime.
Season two of Russian Doll will premiere this Wednesday on Netflix. Set four years after Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) and Alan (out actor Charlie Barnett) escaped mortality’s time loop together, this season finds them delving deeper into their pasts through an unexpected time portal located in one of Manhattan’s most notorious locations. At first, they experience this as an ever-expanding, era-spanning, intergenerational adventure, but they soon discover this extraordinary event might be more than they bargained for and, together, must search for a way out. Greta Lee will return as Nadia’s queer friend Maxine. Russian Doll: Wednesday, on Netflix.
Season two of The Flight Attendant will premiere this Thursday on HBO Max. Cassie Bowden (Kaley Cuoco) returns with a fresh start in Los Angeles. But when an overseas assignment leads her to inadvertently witness a murder, she becomes entangled in another international intrigue. T. R. Knight plays gay character Davey Bowden, Cassie’s older brother who “gently” disagrees with her life choices and is constantly frustrated that his sister remembers their childhood very differently. Out queer actors and comedians Margaret Cho and Mae Martin will join the cast for season two. The Flight Attendant: Thursday, on HBO Max.
Saturday: SNL (11:30pm, NBC)