This week is the week of dark comedies for our Channel Surfing TV picks. Lil Dicky continues his rise to be the best MC in the game in Dave. Rick and Morty returns for its fifth season with plenty of sci-fi adventures and family drama with pop culture references mixed in. Then, Annie Murphy begins her first post Schitt’s Creek project in Kevin Can F**k Himself.
Rising to the Top
Dave became a resounding success when it premiered on FXX last year. It became the most watched comedy ever so it was now surprise that it was renewed shortly after the first season ended.
The series is based on the life of rapper, Lil Dicky, and has the actor portraying a fictionalized version of himself. The story is about the titular character, a suburban neurotic man in his late twenties, who aspires to become one of the G.O.A.T.s of rap. In the upcoming season, Lil Dicky is becoming more respected for his skills on the mic but with the new success comes added pressure and it begins to affect his creative juices. As with the first season, expect tons of celebrity appearances and cameos.
Dave premieres this Wednesday, June 16, with two episodes on FXX.
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Rick and Morty doesn’t follow a typical television schedule so we’ve grown accustomed to lengthy waits in between seasons. It will be a little over a year since the last new episode when season five begins. At least the hiatus isn’t as long as it was between seasons three and four.
For the fifth season, there will be a more familial centric base with them all working together. In addition, there will be some great guests including Alison Brie, Timothy Olyphant, and Christina Ricci. Susan Sarandon will also return to voice her character, Dr. Wong.
What types of adventures will the Smiths and Rick get into? We’ll have to wait and see when the new season begins Sunday, June 20, on Adult Swim.
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Men Behaving Badly
Annie Murphy is probably best known for her award-winning turn as Alexis Rose in Schitt’s Creek. Now that the beloved series has ended, the actress has moved on to another comedy entitled Kevin Can F**k Himself.
The story follows Murphy’s Allison, who is a woman from Worchester, Massachusetts that becomes increasingly agitated by her husband’s destructive behavior and experiences an awakening of sorts. Similar to WandaVision, the series incorporates a typical sitcom setting where the titular Kevin acts cruelly to get laughs, but it allows Allison to leave into the real world where she reflects upon her husband’s and in general, men’s conduct on sitcoms throughout the years.
Though Kevin Can F**K Himself began streaming on AMC+ already, it makes its linear debut this Sunday, June 20, on AMC.
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