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.
Hulu’s Welcome to Chippendales, which chronicles the life and career of Somen ‘Steve’ Banerjee, premieres on Tuesday. Banerjee is credited with inventing the male strip club, and commits a series of crimes throughout his life to maintain his success. Out gay actor Murray Bartlett plays Nick De Noia, one of Banerjee’s business partners. The star-studded cast also includes Robin de Jesús as Ray Colon, a Nuyorican handyman from the Bronx, and Andrew Rannells as a privileged rich kid from the city who becomes De Nioa’s love interest. Welcome to Chippendales, Tuesdays on Hulu.
The third season of HBO Max’s hit show We’re Here premieres this Friday! We’re Here follows legendary drag queens Bob the Drag Queen, Shangela, and Eureka as they bring drag and love to small-town America. This season will include groups of residents from Granbury, TX; St. George, UT; Brevard County, FL; Jackson, MS; and Sussex, NJ as the queens attempt to spread love and acceptance through the art of drag. We’re Here, Fridays at 10pm on HBO.
The series finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead airs on Monday, bringing the eleven-season-long run of the show to a close. The horror drama follows the survivors of an apocalyptic holocaust who are searching for a safe haven while being tracked and menaced by zombies, and features a number of queer characters and queer actor Angel Theory. Aaron (Ross Marquand), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), Magna (Nadia Hilker), and Kelly (Angel Theory) are all credited on IMDB for the finale, so hopefully we will see satisfying conclusions for their stories. The Walking Dead, Mondays at 9pm.
Season two of Syfy’s horror show Chucky comes to an end on Wednesday. In Chucky, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos after a vintage ‘Good Guy’ doll turns up at a suburban yard sale. Soon, everyone must grapple with a series of horrifying murders that begin to expose the town’s deep hypocrisies and hidden secrets. The show stars queer teen protagonist Jake (Zackary Arthur) and his boyfriend Devon (Bjorgvin Arnarson), while queer characters Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) and Nica (Fiona Dourif) return from the original Chucky films. Chucky, Wednesdays at 9pm on Syfy.
Thursday: The Sex Lives of College Girls (HBO Max); Dead to Me (Netflix); Station 19 (8pm, ABC); Ghosts (8:30pm, CBS); Grey’s Anatomy (9pm, ABC); Call Me Kat (9:30pm, Fox or Hulu); The Big Brunch (HBO Max)