Return of ‘Homeland’ and Netflix’s ‘Irreplaceable You’ among top viewing choices (videos)

February 11, 2018 GMT

Return of ‘Homeland’ and Netflix’s ‘Irreplaceable You’ among top viewing choices (videos)

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The seventh season of Showtime’s “Homeland” and the Netflix movie “Irreplaceable You” are among the top viewing choices for the week:

“Our Cartoon President” (8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, Showtime): How timely and topical can an animated series be, since animation takes time? We’re about to find out. Stephen Colbert steps back into the political satire game as executive producer of this cartoon show that takes aim at the Trump White House. The premiere will be followed by a second episode.

“Private Eyes” (9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, Ion): This mystery mix of comedy and drama sounds incredibly derivative, mostly because it is. The premise is reminiscent of many prime-time predecessors, particularly “Castle,” yet it’s surprisingly fun and engaging. Jason Priestley (“Beverly Hills 90210”) plays ex-hockey star Matt Shade, who is looking for some direction in his life. A devoted single father to a bright daughter, he teams up with private investigator Angie Everett (Cindy Sampson), who is trying to carry on the legacy of her late father. It shouldn’t work this well, but it does, mainly because of the likable leads.

“Homeland” (9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, Showtime): Three-time Emmy winner Claire Danes returns as bipolar former CIA agent Carrie Mathison. The espionage drama’s seventh Showtime season begins with Carrie at odds with America’s first female president, who has had several members of the intelligence community -- including Carrie’s mentor, Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) -- arrested.

“Everything Sucks!” (Friday, Feb. 16, Netflix): Set in the 1990s, this 10-episode high school dramedy examines life in the small town of Boring, Oregon, by following members of the high school’s drama and A/V club. The two groups of outsiders join forces to make a movie.

“Irreplaceable You” (Friday, Feb. 16, Netflix): Directed by Stephanie Lang, this film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw (the “San Junipero” episode of “Black Mirror”) as Abbie, engaged to her best friend, childhood sweetheart and soulmate, Sam (Michael Huisman). When given a terminal cancer diagnosis, she makes it her mission to find a new love for Sam, who is clueless when it comes to dating. The strong cast also includes Claire Holt, Christopher Walken, Steve Coogan and Kate McKinnon.