Going my way
Creator and star Desiree Akhavan flips the script in “The Bisexual” by having her newly single character slowly admit to friends — and herself — that she’s not only attracted to women. The show’s bold premise isn’t peppered with nearly enough laughs, although you’ll likely get a kick out of the sarcastic sidekick played by Saskia Chana.
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Steve Carell was passed over when he auditioned for “Saturday Night Live,” although his wife, Nancy Walls, made the cut (she lasted only one season). Despite the oversight — and the pink slip for his beloved — the red-hot actor is back for a third time as host. Ella Mai is the musical guest.
10:30 p.m. Saturday, KARE, Ch.11
HBO attempts to keep up with Netflix’s mission to entice a more global audience with the debut of “My Brilliant Friend,” the pay channel’s first non-English original series in prime time. Italy is the setting for this look at the long, complicated relationship between two women. New episodes will also air on Mondays.
8 p.m. Sunday, HBO