November 9: Josh Thomas returns + a supernatural cop dramedy

TV critic Andrew Mercado’s rundown on what to watch on the box tonight

Showgirls

Please Like Me 9.30pm on ABC

The fourth series of the Josh Thomas sitcom that is adored by international fans and critics, but struggles to find an audience back home. Its first episode kicks off with a gay threesome and AACTA Supporting Actor-winner Debra Lawrence is back as his troubled mum. Guest stars this season include Gina Riley, Deborah Mailman, Geoff Morrell and Mark Coles-Smith.

Lucifer 8.30pm on FX

Instead of slumping in its sophomore season (like so many shows do) this supernatural cop dramedy is getting better reviews than when it started. Maybe it’s the addition of Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer as Lucifer’s mother who is also the exiled wife of God. Mother has escaped her prison in Hell and comes to Earth by taking over the body of a murdered lawyer.

Showgirls 8.30pm on SBS2

This is cheeky programming from SBS’s youth channel just before it makes the switch over to become SBS Viceland next week. After a day with all eyes on the US, here comes one of its most notoriously bad movies. This unintentionally funny tackfest flopped in cinemas but turned into a cult classic after it was released onto DVD.

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