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Channel Surfing: Awesome TV picks for the week of 08/22/2022

Our Channel Surfing TV picks involve a refugee dramedy, Star Trek, and a demonic teen.

Our Channel Surfing TV picks involve a refugee dramedy, Star Trek, and a demonic teen. Comedian Mo Amer fronts his own series in the appropriately entitled Mo. The crew of the USS Cerritos embark on new adventures in Star Trek: Lower Decks. Then, watch how much more difficult being a teen is when you’re the daughter of Satan in Little Devil.

Everyday I’m Hustlin’

Mo Amer star seems to be rising in the past few years. Audiences may recognize the comedian from his role in Ramy as the cousin of the titular character who owns and runs the diner where everyone frequents. He has made appearances in film as well with a small but charming part in Americanish and you can soon see him in the DCEU movie Black Adam.

His new show, Mo, draws inspiration from Amer’s life growing up. The main character is of Palestinian descent who fled to the U.S. from Kuwait during the Gulf War. He wrestles with cultures from both his native and newly adopted country and finds himself working side hustles to support his family since he can’t legally be employed.

Stream the entire first season of Mo beginning Wednesday, August 24, on Netflix.

Prepare for Warp 10 Excitement

Star Trek: Lower Decks ended its second season with some intriguing storylines unresolved. Tendi is transferred from sickbay to the science division. Rutherford learns that his cybernetic implants could have been forced upon him without his approval. Also, Captain Freeman is arrested for allegedly detonating a bomb on the Pakled planet.

The next season is sure to expand on these loose threads but fans can expect so much more. A brand-new alien race in the Star Trek universe will be introduced called Kromsapiods. One in particular, named K’ranch, loves his weapons and looks to give Boimler some trouble. The crew will also pay a visit to Deep Space Nine.  

The season three premiere of Star Trek: Lower Decks will air Thursday, August 25, on Paramount+.

The Devil’s Not So Bad

In the upcoming FXX adult animated comedy Little Devil, Laura (Aubrey Plaza) is a single mom who tries to live a normal life in Delaware with her daughter Chrissy (Lucy DeVito). Unfortunately, they regularly encounter monstrous forces because Chrissy is the spawn of Satan (Danny DeVito).

The devil is finally able to track down his child and wants to make up for lost time and be a good dad. He might also have other motives since he also wants to gain custody of her soul. There are some great guest stars set to lend their voices including Dave Bautista, Mel Brooks, and Danny’s Twins co-star, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The first two episodes of Little Devil will be released Thursday, August 25, on FXX.

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