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What to watch this weekend: 'American Vandal' on Netflix, 69th Emmy Awards

Stephen Colbert hosts the 69th Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17.
Stephen Colbert hosts the 69th Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17.
Published Sep. 14, 2017

Who drew them? American Vandal

Netflix's true crime lineup gets a healthy dose of satire with American Vandal. The parody series from co-creators Tony Yacenda (Pillow Talking) and Dan Perrault (Honest Trailers) explores the aftermath of a high school prank that left 27 faculty cars vandalized with phallic images. The eight-episode season is hilariously recorded by a sophomore documentarian as they investigate who exactly drew cartoonish wieners on the cars. The investigated zones in on a known-vandal senior, played by Jimmy Tatro, but soon finds holes in his and others' stories. True-crime junkies and those who hate the genre will find hilarity in this new series. Now streaming on Netflix.

Awarding TV's best: 69th Emmy Awards

Late-night funny guy Stephen Colbert is set to host television's biggest awards show - the 69th Emmy Awards - for the first time this weekend. HBO's sci-fi western Westworld is tied with Saturday Night Live for the most nominations, with 22 each. Two of the biggest shows of the past year - This Is Us on NBC and Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale - are also in the running to nab a gvolden statue. Game of Thrones haters, rejoice. The HBO epic fantasy didn't get any nominations this year because of its late airing. And last week, the network announced a star-studded lineup of presenters, including Tracee Ellis Ross, Shemar Moore, Jessica Biel, Jason Bateman and Lea Michele. 8 p.m. Sunday, CBS.

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Dr. Jen Arnold now works at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.

The move to St. Pete: The Little Couple

The TLC series The Little Couple, now in its ninth season, became a little more famous in the Tampa Bay area a few months ago when star Dr. Jen Arnold started working at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg. The series follows Arnold, a neonatologist, and her husband, Bill Klein, as they navigate life as people who are less than 4 feet tall. Arnold was born with spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia, a rare genetic disorder that severely stunted her growth and caused orthopedic complications. In the new season, their family's move to Florida becomes a significant focus. A teaser shows Arnold and her husband tell their children Will and Zoey about the move, which they don't take well. A couple of months ago, tbt* also reported that TLC is in talks with All Children's about filming the next season in the hospital. 9 p.m. Tuesday, TLC.

The Little Couple: Jen Arnold talks about return to St. Petersburg

Catch up: A spooky return

Channel Zero: Next week, Syfy debuts the second season of its creepiest series yet - Channel Zero. The show is inspired by Internet stories from the horror site Creepypasta. Last season it explored Candle Cove, where a psychologist returned to his hometown to investigate a series of mysterious disappearances that he thinks are related to a creepy children's show from the 1980s. The show supposedly only shows up for the most imaginative and disturbed kids. You can watch the first season through syfy.com and the Syfy app. The second season - No-End House - premieres at 10 p.m. Wednesday.

UPCOMING STREAMING RELEASES

Friday: An American Werewolf in London (Amazon), Good Behavior Season 1 (Hulu), First They Killed My Father (Netflix)
Monday: Call the Midwife Season 6 (Netflix)
Sept. 21: Gotham Season 3 (Netflix)
Sept. 22: Fuller House Season 3 (Netflix), Transparent Season 4 (Amazon)
Sept. 29: The Magic School Bus Rides Again (Netflix)

Contact Chelsea Tatham at ctatham@tampabay.com. Follow @chelseatatham.

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