Missed it by that much
Spoofing cop/spy dramas dates to 1965-70’s “Get Smart” and is being handled just fine by “Archer” and “Angie Tribeca,” which makes the Australian animated series “Pacific Heat” nonessential viewing. Even more of a turnoff? The relentless barrage of jokes that depend on heavily accented Asian voices.
Now streaming on Netflix
For Pete’s sake
Stand-up comic Pete Holmes may claim the title of his special “Pete Holmes: Faces and Sounds” is inspired by the silliness that permeates his act. But the lanky comic, who bears a striking resemblance to Paul Lynde in mid-guffaw, is a keen observer with a lot more than goofy expressions to share. In this one-hour riot, he takes on everything from the kid with the deepest voice to the absurdity of Lenny Kravitz’s name, raising expectations for his Judd Apatow-produced series on HBO.
9 p.m. Sat., HBO
There’s a lot to like about Netflix’s “The Crown,” which sticks pretty close to the true story of Queen Elizabeth’s rise. But if you want your regal adventures with a little more soap, check out the Season 3 premiere of “The Royals,” starring Elizabeth Hurley. The actress’ son, Damian Hurley, has been cast in new episodes, proving nepotism isn’t limited to Buckingham Palace.
9 p.m. Sun., E!