Long, strange trip

Anyone who's seen "The Carmichael Show" or the recent film "Girls Trip" knows that scene-stealer Tiffany Haddish is a force of nature, but even fan club members may be taken aback by her blunt delivery in the stand-up special "Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood." Chronicling a rags-to-riches journey marked with domestic violence and creepy advice from Kevin Hart, the concert doesn't offer much in terms of original jokes, but Haddish's attitude alone will keep her creeping closer to the A list.

8 p.m. Friday, Showtime

Along came a spider

Long before Tobey Maguire slipped on the red suit, youngsters could get their share of web-slinging adventures on "The Electric Company." Cable TV has since taken over Peter Parker 101 duties, and now it offers "Spider-Man," an animated reboot that opens with our young hero enrolling in a highly specialized high school. Patton Oswalt provides the voice of Uncle Ben.

6 a.m. Saturday, Disney XD

Getting their tans back

I have my doubts that Snooki has ever read Thomas Wolfe's "You Can't Go Home Again," which may explain why she's on board for "Reunion Road Trip: Return to Jersey Shore," a special that's so under the radar that the show's original host, MTV, gave it a pass.

8:30 p.m. Sunday, E!

He'll be there for you

Few TV actors show as much range these days as former "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc, simultaneously starring in CBS' by-the-books sitcom "Man With a Plan" and Showtime's "Episodes," a nasty sendup of show business that's heading into its final season. LeBlanc's willingness to demonize his most famous character, Joey, is so admirable that you'll almost forgive him for agreeing to return this fall to his thankless role as a lunkhead father.

9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime

Neal Justin