This week is stacking up to be one of the most thrilling weeks in television history. From cartoon snafus to dramatic up-endings, it’s a week you won’t want to miss. Here are the four shows with brand new episodes that, we think, are worthy of your time:
1. iCarly (TV-Y7), Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. on Nickelodeon – Freddy’s Exposed
Tune in as the quirky, fun-loving gang discover Freddy is a closet racist. After making a remark at a local fast food chain, Sam, Carly, and Spencer begin getting suspicious and start questioning Freddy’s moral compass. The result: a breakdown that will shake Nickelodeon’s target demographic to their fragile core and haunt them for years after, eventually driving them to drink.
The Washington Post said: “A moving performance. I hope prepubescent whites don’t make light of these issues due to the relentless laugh track.”
2. This is Us (TV-14), Mondays at 9:00 p.m. on NBC – Stories Intertwining
Follow this cohort of real, relatable humans as they cross paths with other main characters or some bullshit like that.
Us Weekly comments: “You’re right, NBC, this IS us.”
3. Detroit Muscle (TV-14), Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Spike – Church, Then Brunch
Things in the inner city are shaken up this week as the garage heads down to St. Paul Catholic Church for a Sunday morning cleansing of their sins. Spoiler alert, the entire crew locks hands during the Our Father! Afterwards, they all take a load off at La Pendita Cafe for an all-you-can eat brunch buffet and half-priced bloodies.
Muscle Digest writes: “I guess this is fine?”
4. Spongebob Squarepants (TV-G), Tuesday at 6 p.m. on Nickelodeon – Patrick’s Award
This week, Patrick tries desperately to win an award.