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There’s new Nathan For You for you—celebrate with Nathan For You: A Celebration

Anthony Napoli (left), Nathan Fielder (Photo: Comedy Central)

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Thursday, September 21. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

Nathan For You: A Celebration (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.): It’s been nearly two years since we last saw Nathan Fielder, who graduated from one of Canada’s top business schools with really good grades, use his knowledge to help struggling small business owners make it in this competitive world. So while Comedy Central spools up the series’ fourth season, Fielder and his team present this follow-up special, in which the host reconnects with folks who’ve received his, shall we say, unorthodox guidance. Did Sue Stanford stick with the ghost-realtor gimmick? Did Brian Wolfe ever learn to take his Yelp rating seriously? Presiding over the festivities is Anthony Napoli, real host of season one’s fake dating show The Hunk—maybe this time around, Nathan can get a straight answer about that threesome.


Regular coverage

Gotham (Fox, 8 p.m.): Season premiere 
The Orville (Fox, 9:01 p.m.)
Better Things (FX, 10 p.m.)
Zoo (CBS, 10 p.m.): Season finale

Wild card

American Beauty Star (Lifetime, 10:30 p.m.): We’ll cop to being somewhat flummoxed by the setup for this reality competition, in which 12 makeup artists and hairdressers team up to create eye-catching runway looks—but only one individual will walk away as the titular beauty star. Odds are we’ll stick around after Project Runway to see if we can make heads or tails of American Beauty Star after the first 10 minutes, but we can’t guarantee we’ll make it that far, because this just might be the week those goddamn Buitendorp twins finally go too far and drive us to throw the remote through the TV screen.


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