Bill Harris’ TV must-sees for the week of Sept. 1:
1 The White Queen
The tale of three different yet equally relentless women trying to scheme, manipulate and seduce their way onto the English throne. You know, just like today. Stars Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale and Faye Marsay.
When: Friday on Super Channel
2 The League
Fifth-season debut: The scene shifts to L.A. for the wedding of Andre (Paul Scheer) and Trixie (Jayma Mays). Meanwhile, Ruxin (Nick Kroll) refuses to live up to his “Sacko” punishments.
When: Thursday on FX Canada
Second-season debut: Tammany Hall’s outspoken General Brendan Donovan (Donal Logue) returns from the Civil War to restore law and order in New York City’s Sixth Ward.
When: Sunday on Showcase
4 TV’s Funniest of the Funniest
This two-hour Paley Center for Media special looks at TV’s biggest laughs from old shows (I Love Lucy, Taxi, Cheers) and more recent ones (The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, 30 Rock).
When: Sunday on NBC
5 Annoying Orange
Canadian debut: Inspired by an animated web series, this follows the fruity adventures of Orange, Pear, Passion Fruit, Marshmallow, Grapefruit and Nerville (Toby Turner) as they travel through time and space in a fruit cart.
When: Thursday on Teletoon
6 Roast of James Franco
Do you think James Franco will be more awake for his own roast than he was co-hosting the Oscars? Regardless, roasters include Andy Samberg, Jonah Hill, Sarah Silverman, Bill Hader and Aziz Ansari.
When: Monday on Comedy
7 Highway Thru Hell
Second-season debut: The first episode is titled Welcome to Winter, which sounds ominous. Jamie Davis, proprietor of the heavy-rescue company, begins to worry if he has brought in the wrong machines. Gulp.
When: Tuesday on Discovery
8 The Social
Debut: New Canadian daytime talk show features news anchor Melissa Grelo, gossip blogger Lainey Lui, entertainment reporter Traci Melchor and relationship expert Cynthia Loyst.
When: Monday on CTV
9 Lost and Sold
Series debut: An eccentric group of dealers attends weekly auctions for misguided packages and lost luggage. Just how angry will you be if you see any of your own stuff?
When: Monday on Slice
10 ABC Fall Preview
Presented by The Chew, this special gives you a look at some of the new fall shows, such as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (starring Clark Gregg), Super Fun Night (starring Rebel Wilson) and Trophy Wife (starring Malin Akerman).
When: Sunday on ABC