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Christina Hendricks leads a group of Good Girls gone bad

Mae Whitfield, Christina Hendricks, and Retta star in Good Girls
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Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Monday, February 26. All times are Eastern.

Top picks

Good Girls (NBC, 10 p.m.): We might not have had the chance to see Joan Holloway burn McCann-Erickson down, but Christina Hendricks’ new show finds her in similar, path-forging territory. The Mad Men alum stars in Good Girls, a dramedy from Shondaland scribe Jenna Bans that finds her trying to have it all—a family, a home, and a life of crime. Well, she falls into the latter as Beth, a suburban mom trying to look after her kids. And wouldn’t you know it, Beth’s sister, Annie (Mae Whitman), and her friend Ruby (Retta) have also hit on hard times, so the trio start robbing banks and running afoul of drug lords. As our own Gwen Ihnat tells it, Bans strikes a stronger balance between the drama and comedy in her latest outing. But there’s also something timely about the show’s premise, which questions the notion that “every man in the world thinks that he can do whatever he wants whenever he wants.” LaToya Ferguson will follow along with the criminal enterprise and social commentary.


iZombie (The CW, 9 p.m.) Season four premiere
UnREAL (Lifetime, 10 p.m.) Season three premiere

Regular coverage

Lucifer (Fox, 8 p.m.)
DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow (The CW, 8 p.m.)
The Alienist (TNT, 9 p.m.)


Wild card

Final Space (TBS, 10:30 p.m.): This animated sci-fi comedy from Olan Rogers and producer Conan O’Brien takes the kitchen-sink approach, flinging jokes and raising emotional stakes willy-nilly. Alex McLevy thinks it’s more miss than hit, but Final Space features an adorable alien and the voices of David Tennant and Steven Yeun, so we’re going to give it a shot.


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