“The Real World” Back In Las Vegas; “Faking It,” “Daredevil,” “Schitt’s Creek” Return: TV THIS WEEK

Plus: The season finale of "Top Chef," and "Pee-wee's Big Holiday" hits Netflix.

It’s time to look ahead at the week’s TV highlights.


The Nanny
On Monday, Logo brings back The Nanny. Here’s your chance to watch Fran romance Mr Sheffield from the very beginning.

All this week, catch three-hour blocks of The Nanny, starting at 5pm.



Catch new episodes of MTV’s addictive comedies, starting with the return of Awkward at 10pm. We’ve seen the gang survive high school and finally graduate. Now, we’re skipping ahead and everyone is getting back together after a year out of high school.

Jenna got to reinvent herself in college and plans on spending her summer as an intern with Tamara at an Internet startup. They’re joined by Ethan (Hit the Floor’s Jonathan Bennett), who hits it off with Tamara. Unfortunately, having Matty back in her life is about to unravel all of Jenna’s newfound self-esteem.


At 10pm it’s the third season premiere of Faking It at 10:30pm. Life at Hester High continues to be a wild mix of over-the-top idealism and relationship drama. Following the aftermath of that swimming-pool kiss, Amy and Karma’s relationship is on the rocks again, leaving Shane stuck in the middle.

This season will also see Faking It introduce a transgender character, Noah, played by trans actor Elliot Fletcher.



At 9pm, FYI offers a new reality show about couples dealing with bigotry as they head toward their wedding day. Bride & Prejudice features a gay couple, an interfaith couple and an interracial couple, each dealing with families who refuse to accept their love.

At 10pm on Epix, Transparent creator Jill Soloway joins Bridesmaids director Paul Feig and others for a discussion on the state of women in Hollywood in The 4%: Film’s Gender Problem.



At 8pm, Schitt’s Creek returns to Pop for a second season. The Rose family continues to struggle to adapt to small-town life after the government seizes all their assets. Comedy icons Eugene Levy and Catharine O’Hara lead the cast, which includes Eugene’s son, Daniel, as pansexual son, David Rose.

The show feels like Canada’s answer to Arrested Development, and this year’s storylines involve an a capella group, raw milk and a run for political office.


One of the best shows on TV, The Americans, returns to FX for its fourth season at 10pm. Being Soviet sleeper agents is even more complicated for Phillip and Elizabeth, now that Paige and Martha know their true identities. There’s also that FBI investigation getting closer and closer to discovering Phillip’s work.



It’s back to Vegas for The Real World at 10pm, when the long-running reality show returns for new season titled “Go Big Or Go Home.”

Sin City has seen some of The Real World’s biggest dramas, but this season ramps things up by having the roommates tackle missions that will force them to face their fears or go home.

Keep an eye on Chris, an LGBT advocate who left behind a Mormon upbringing in Salt Lake City.

top chef
Hungry for more? It’s the season finale of Bravo’s Top Chef at 9pm, when Jeremy and Amar go head-to-head for the last time.


Netflix unveils more new offerings on Friday, including Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, which sees sees Paul Reubens’ alter-ego taking his first vacation after being inspired by a handsome drifter (Joe Manganiello).

Arrested Development’s Alia Shawkat, Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Stephanie Beatriz and Noah’s Arc’s Darryl Stephens also star.

Netflix is also dropped the second season of Daredevil: Now that Matt Murdock has foiled the gangs creating misery in Hell’s Kitchen, he’s about to realize he’s inspired a new vigilante, the Punisher (The Walking Dead’s John Bernthal), who doesn’t hesitate to use deadly force.

If that weren’t enough trouble, Matt’s ex Elektra (Elodie Yung) is back in his life, with the Hand following close behind.



At 8pm, Fox puts a twist on the recent run of live-TV musicals with The Passion, Tyler Perry’s take on a traditional passion play set in modern-day New Orleans and featuring gospel and contemporary pop songs.

Did you ever want to see Jesus (Jencarlos Canela) and Pontius Pilate (Seal) perform “We Don’t Need Another Hero”? Now’s your chance.

What are you eager to watch this week?

Lyle Masaki is a fan of obscure superheroes, video games, adorkable guys and that show you loved that got cancelled way too soon.