Comedy aficionados insist the network sitcom "Mulaney" didn't properly serve its promising lead star. OK, then. Time for the former "Saturday Night Live" writer to prove he's worthy of the hype. The stand-up special "John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid" should do the trick with an emphasis on long riffs about daily trials and tribulations that don't include making the usually reliable Martin Short look bad. Now streaming on Netflix

You can take it with you

Don't let the title fool you. "Act One," in which Moss Hart wistfully looks back at his early days in the theater, clocks in at roughly 150 minutes — and that's without a proper intermission. But "Live From Lincoln Center" doesn't abbreviate its faithful rendition of the stage hit, a plus for those with the patience to get through the production's slow early going before reveling in Hart's hot-and-cold collaboration with George S. Kaufman, played with just the proper dollop of eccentricity by Tony Shalhoub. 8 p.m. Friday, TPT, Ch. 2

Rush hour

The ghost of "Kung Fu" gets a kick in the head by "Into the Badlands," a superior salute to the martial arts genre. Dashing Daniel Wu plays a have-chops-will-travel warrior, loyal to his dying baron, who is trying to stave off a deadly disease and competitors who crave his share of a futuristic American Midwest trying to recover from a second Dark Age. The fight scenes are so well choreographed that you can tell your hoity-toity pals you just spent a night at the ballet. 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC

Crass reunion

Bob Odenkirk ("Better Call Saul") and David Cross ("Arrested Development"), high priests from Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Talk, reunite more than 15 years after their little seen but highly influential sketch comedy series, "Mr. Show," for more loosely tied-together nonsense that tackles everything from reality cooking shows to the pope. "W/ Bob & David" wisely avoids the temptation to reprise past characters, focusing instead on blazing whole new frontiers of absurd observations. Now streaming on Netflix

Neal Justin