Casting coup

National Lampoon got a new wave of attention following the 2015 release of the documentary “Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead.” The new feature film “A Futile and Stupid Gesture” can only add to its legacy, with Will Forte playing the magazine’s co-founder, Doug Kenney. In a brilliant move, Joel McHale is playing his “Community” nemesis Chevy Chase.

Now streaming on Netflix

I’m just a Bill

If you run into New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick during Super Bowl weekend, don’t be surprised if he greets you with a scowl. He learned from the best. “The Two Bills,” a new addition to the “30 for 30” family, reunites Belichick with his mentor Bill Parcells for an uncomfortable meeting of the minds that suggests the two haven’t quite patched up their differences. Neither really displays a soft side, but enough sympathy is established that you might think twice before responding to a grumpy Belichick with a snowball.

8 p.m., ESPN

Class act

The students in “A.P. Bio” get the shaft when they’re assigned Glenn Howerton (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) as their new teacher. Their loss is our gain. I can’t remember the last time a network sitcom mined so many A-worthy laughs out of a high school setting. Give credit to co-creators Seth Meyers and Lorne Michaels, as well as Patton Oswalt, who makes the usually thankless role of exasperated principal come alive. If NBC is serious about re-establishing its must-see Thursday comedy lineup, this is a step in the right direction.

8:30 p.m., KARE, Ch. 11

Neal Justin