'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series'

With Disney kid Olivia Rodrigo having become a pop star since the first season of this "Glee"-like spinoff to the "HSM" franchise, Season 2 has turned into a teen romance comedy wrapped in real-life drama. She and co-star Joshua Bassett — purportedly the subject of her megahit "Driver's License" and other breakup songs — conspicuously appear together on screen very infrequently. Where's TigerBeat magazine when you need it? At least the rest of the diverse cast has ample time to shine. Disney Plus (Chris Riemenschneider)

'Penguin Town'

The screen's favorite seabirds are back. This time, our friends have taken over a picturesque South African town in this eight-part documentary narrated by Patton Oswalt. The comedian adds the proper light touch as our heroes waddle their way through mating rituals and sardine hunts, occasionally stopping for photos with starstruck tourists. It won't take long before you have a serious case of happy feet. Netflix (Neal Justin)

'Rufus Does Judy'

Pop bon vivant Rufus Wainwright salutes Judy Garland, who would have turned 99 Thursday, by once again reprising her 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall, one of the greatest live albums ever. Having done this show in 2006 at Carnegie (receiving a Grammy nom for his own live album), Wainwright this time performed it at Hollywood's Capitol Studios, backed by a four-piece combo and using a microphone Garland once did. And he had an audience of one: Renée Zellweger, who won an Oscar for "Judy." Premieres Thursday, available through Sunday at Veeps.com (Jon Bream)

'The Celebrity Dating Game'

The best part of this new game show is watching Zooey Deschanel fully embrace her role as campy emcee, dancing into commercial breaks and wigging out over co-host Michael Bolton's song parodies. The oh-so-lonely contestants, including Carson Kressley and Iggy Azalea, are just fine, but the only one you'll fall in love with is the "New Girl" star. 9 p.m. Monday, KSTP, Ch. 5 (Neal Justin)

'This Is Minnesota Orchestra'

Audiences will return this weekend to Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis for the first time since March 2020. Tickets to Friday's and Saturday's concerts are sold out. But Friday's performance will be livestreamed and broadcast on TV and radio. It features Frederic Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2, performed by Orion Weiss, as well as symphonies by contemporaries Chevalier de Saint-Georges and Joseph Haydn. 8 p.m. Friday, TPT MN, Classical MPR, minnesotaorchestra.com (Jenna Ross)


When it comes to time traveling, the jazz quartet in "Timewasters" could learn a thing or two from Doctor Who. Their ineptitude is our reward. Watching the Black explorers — including creator Daniel Lawrence Taylor — adjust to 1920s England makes for an inventive riff on a time-tested genre. The band's performance of "Hey Ya!" at a flapper party will bring back fond memories of Marty McFly whaling away on "Johnny B. Goode" in "Back to the Future." IMDB TV (Neal Justin)

'Tuca & Bertie'

The Laverne and Shirley of the animated world return after being canceled by Netflix. In this batch of new episodes, our heroes (Ali Wong and Tiffany Haddish) endure sexual harassment, online dating and a strip club featuring plump tomatoes, all with the help of Bertie's loyal boyfriend, voiced by Oscar nominee Steven Yeun. 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Adult Swim (Neal Justin)

'The Golden Hour'

Since Twin Cities guitar star Cory Wong first collaborated with smooth-jazz sax titan Dave Koz on a cruise ship, it makes sense that they celebrate their first joint album with a nautical adventure. Accompanied by Wong's band the Wongnotes, Koz and Wong performed all the tunes from "The Golden Hour" on a houseboat on the St. Croix River for a livestream this weekend. 7 p.m. Saturday, Loopedlive.com (Jon Bream)

'Happy Endings'

If you still have "Friends" fever, try falling in love with its best imitator. This 2011-13 sitcom features six Chicago pals who are just as adorable — and nutty — as their New York counterparts. The series really gets going in the second season, when one character adopts a racist parrot while another considers reuniting with his Madonna cover band. After bingeing a few episodes, you'll campaign for the gang to have a reunion of their own. Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max (Neal Justin)

Dr. Mambo's Combo

As it awaits the reopening of Bunker's — where it performed every Sunday and Monday for 34 years (minus the past 15 months) — this all-star cast of Prince-approved Twin Cities rock, funk and R&B club veterans is stepping out for a one-time gig for the Hook & Ladder's Under the Canopy series. Tickets sold out quickly after the death of co-founding guitarist Billy Franze in April, so it's also being livestreamed to raise money for his son Christian's college fund. 6 p.m. Sunday, TheHookMpls.com (Chris Riemenschneider)