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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?

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No matter how much free time you have this weekend, we have TV recommendations for you. Come back every Friday for new suggestions on what to watch.

‘Fresh Off the Boat’ and ‘Speechless’
When to watch: Friday at 8 p.m., on ABC.

ABC is moving two of its single-camera family comedies to Fridays, a spot where multicamera family comedies once reigned, back before time-shifted viewing and the miserable march of modernity. “Fresh Off the Boat” returns for its fifth season and remains its funny, mischievous self. “Speechless” returns for its third, having blossomed into a snappy, savvy comedy. The premiere of “Speechless” finds the DiMeos in London, where they cross paths with Martin (John Cleese), the father to whom Maya (Minnie Driver) hasn’t spoken in 20 years.

‘Flight of the Conchords: Live in London’
When to watch: Saturday at 10 p.m., on HBO.

Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie are together again. This concert, filmed in July, is mostly a greatest-hits revue of the irreverent, often naughty, but always catchy music that made their duo, Flight of the Conchords, so beloved. If you’re a fan from way back, this is a lovely opportunity to reminisce. It is also a good entry point if you’re trying to convince a friend to try the Conchords’ quirky HBO series, which ran from 2007 to 2009, or to embrace a more musical, happier life.

‘Doctor Who’
When to watch: Sunday at 1:45 p.m., on BBC America.

“Doctor Who” is a show with a built-in reboot mechanism: Every so often, the Doctor “regenerates,” and the show gets a new star, often a new supporting cast and a new aesthetic and energy. Jodie Whittaker takes over as the 13th Doctor, loopy but sage, in this season premiere. There’s too much “Who” lore to get a real handle on it if you’re starting fresh, so if you’re in the market for a sci-fi series with humor and bite, or you’re an Anglophile, just begin here.


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