Better off dead
Greg Daniels, who produced “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation,” has set his latest sitcom, “Upload,” in the digital afterlife, where living forever turns out to be less than heavenly. It’s like a bonus season of “Black Mirror,” but with more laughs.
Now streaming on Amazon Prime
Get me rewrite
“Hollywood” reimagines the Golden Age of cinema in an alternative universe where gays, women and minorities force their way into the spotlight. Movie buffs will enjoy watching how legends like Rock Hudson and Vivien Leigh mix in with the fictional characters, but co-creator Ryan Murphy fails to bring his usual flair to what should at least have an element of campy fun. It’s a well-meaning project without any glee.
Now streaming on Netflix
“George W. Bush: American Experience” manages to paint a fairly detailed portrait of the 43rd president, despite the lack of cooperation from his administration’s most powerful players. Throughout the four-hour documentary, Bush comes across as a leader who was smart and well intentioned, but also naive and Pollyannaish, especially when it came to dealing with the Middle East.
8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, TPT, Ch. 2
Giving a crap
Let’s hope “Tirdy Works” is a hit, if only so Kate McKinnon can work up an impersonation of the reality series’ star Mary Winchenbach, an artist who works exclusively with animal droppings. The puns are excruciating (anyone wanna poo-poo clock?), but you’ll fall in love with Winchenbach and the other residents of Somerville, Maine, where the humor is as brutal as the winters.
9 p.m. Tuesday, TruTV
“Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind” vows to focus on the actor’s spectacular career rather than her untimely death, with insight from famous friends including Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. But daughter Natasha Gregson Wagner, a producer on the project, keeps coming back to the 1981 drowning, primarily so she can defend her stepfather Robert Wagner, who some believe hasn’t been completely forthcoming about what happened on their boat that fateful night.
8 p.m. Tuesday, HBO