Skepticism takes a holiday in “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley,” Alex Gibney’s jaw-dropping documentary about how Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes pulled the wool over the eyes of some of the country’s most powerful men with wildly exaggerated claims that she had come up with a revolutionary medical device. The con job is all the more startling after watching her “bond” with employees during history’s most awkward rendition of “U Can’t Touch This.”
8 p.m. Monday, HBO
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Aidy Bryant continues to shine on “Saturday Night Live,” but she’s never been as vulnerable — and touching — as she is in “Shrill,” the bittersweet dramedy she co-created about a plus-size journalist who decides to give her life a rewrite. A few “SNL” vets make appearances, but this is the kind of subtle, sweet comedy you don’t normally see on the late-night sketch show or, for that matter, anywhere else.
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The quest to find the next “This Is Us” continues with “The Village,” in which the friendliest apartment complex in New York City provides comfort to a police officer, a pregnant teenager, a disabled war veteran, an illegal immigrant and a bunch of other folks the characters from “Friends” never seemed to run across. Despite its open arms, the series is not nearly as inviting as the megahit it aspires to be.
9 p.m. Tuesday, KARE, Ch. 11