It’s the beginning of another work week, but this time, reality TV has some fun for us to unwind with this week, starting with tonight’s return of the ridiculously fun Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party (VH1, Oct. 16, Mondays at 10) and ending Friday with a special RuPaul’s Drag Race and weekend marathon.
Also back this week:the hot rod show Fast N’ Loud (Discovery, Oct. 16, Mondays at 10); Comic Book Men (AMC, Oct. 22, Sundays at 1 a.m.); and a show about “the culture of cannabis,” Weediquette (Viceland, Oct. 17, Tuesdays at 10:30).
New this week is a show that follows “elite fighters,” including people who do MMA and muay thai, Bushido Battleground (El Rey Network, Oct. 18, Wednesdays at 10), and also a documentary series that looks into the murders of 11 girls, The Eleven (A&E, Oct. 19, Thursdays at 9).
RuPaul reveals the returning queens
To announce the cast of the third RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, VH1 will air an hour-long special on Friday night (Oct. 20 at 8 p.m.)—and follow it with a marathon of All Stars season two that weekend.
There’s a rumored cast list which includes one previous winner, which would be a first for the show.
The special that reveals the returning queens will also include “an exclusive interview” with Chaka Khan, because why not.
The marathon of Drag Race All Stars season two will be on VH1 Sunday starting at noon ET.
- Remember The Dana Carvey Show? The new documentary Too Funny to Fail (Hulu, Oct. 21) tells the story of its failure. It includes interviews with the show’s cast and writers, who you may have heard of: Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Charlie Kaufman, and Louis C.K. The documentary is directed by Josh Greenbaum, who directed the Hulu series Behind the Mask.
- Lifetime will re-air Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge, & Michel’le (Lifetime, Oct. 22 at 8) followed by an “a new sit-down special with Michel’le and Wendy Williams” during which “Michel’le opens up to share how her life has changed since the movie premiered, her relationship with her kids and ex’s, the new direction of her career, and her current connection with her fans,” according to the network.
- George Michael: Freedom (Showtime, Saturday, Oct. 21, at 9) is the documentary George Michael narrates and was working on before he died. Its emphasis is “the formative period … leading up to and following the making of his acclaimed album ‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1’ and the subsequent High Court battle with his record label that followed,” according to Showtime.