Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.
Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. With the coronavirus keeping almost everyone indoors, there isn’t a huge amount else to do, so why not while away a few hours on some of the shows below?
“The Plot Against America,” HBO, Monday, 9 p.m.
Tune in for the premiere of this new HBO miniseries based on the acclaimed Philip Roth novel of the same name. The series, which stars Winona Ryder, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector and John Turturro, imagines an alternate American history, told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey as they watch the political rise of aviator-hero and xenophobic populist Charles Lindbergh, who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism.
“Little Fires Everywhere,” Hulu, Wednesday
Based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller, “Little Fires Everywhere” stars the dynamite pairing of Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, and follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.
“Brockmire,” IFC, Wednesday, 10 p.m.
Hank Azaria is returning as famed major league baseball announcer Jim Brockmire for a final eight-episode send off, the first edition of which premieres this week.
“Self Made,” Netflix, Friday
Oscar winner Octavia Spencer stars in this new Netflix series as Madam C.J. Walker, the trailblazing African American haircare entrepreneur who was America’s first female self–made millionaire. Tune in to see how, against all odds, Walker overcame post-slavery racial and gender biases, personal betrayals, and business rivalries to build a ground-breaking brand that revolutionized black haircare.