Must-See LGBTQ TV: ‘Tales of the City’ premiere; new seasons of ‘grown-ish’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’; and documentary ‘XY Chelsea’
Grab the remote, set your DVR or queue up your streaming service of choice! GLAAD is bringing you the highlights LGBTQ on TV this week. Check back every Sunday for up-to-date coverage in LGBTQ-inclusive programming on TV.
On Wednesday, the third season of Emmy Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale premieres on Hulu. The show continues to tell the story of a rebellion brewing in dystopian Gilead, and will follow the stories of lesbian characters Moira (out actress Samira Wiley) and Emily (Alexis Bledel). The Handmaid’s Tale: Wednesday on Hulu.
Freeform will premiere the second half of season two of the comedy grown-ish Wednesday night. The spinoff of Black-ish follows the loves and lives of a group of college students, include bisexual character Nomi. Grown-ish: Wednesday, 8pm on Freeform.
On Friday, the new miniseries Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City will be released on Netflix, a continuation of the groundbreaking original series. The new series follows the old favorites of the original, while introducing a slew of new LGBTQ characters to the cast. Queer and trans talent involved in the show includes Ellen Page, Murray Bartlett, Charlie Barnett, Jen Richards, Daniella Vega, Caldwell Tidicue (aka Bob the Drag Queen) and more. Tales of the City: Friday on Netflix.
Showtime will air documentary XY Chelsea on Friday night, which follows whistleblower and trans activist Chelsea Manning. The documentary follows her prison sentence for sharing classified documents as well as her disclosing her transgender identity. XY Chelsea: Friday, 9pm on Showtime.
Thursday: Project Runway (9pm, Bravo)