Menacing clowns descend on Michigan after the 2016 presidential election in the new season of “American Horror Story.” And the romance drama “Like Crazy” arrives on Netflix.
What’s on TV
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT 10 p.m. on FX; also streaming on Amazon. The creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk put their signature gory twist on the 2016 presidential election in the seventh installment of this anthology series. It begins with an election night viewing party in Michigan, where Ally (Sarah Paulson) and Ivy (Alison Pill) are horrified by the results. Meanwhile, a young blue-haired man named Kai (Evan Peters) could not be more ecstatic. The shock of Donald Trump’s victory triggers Ally’s clown phobia and unsettling paranoia, but empowers Kai: He establishes a dark movement and unleashes creepy clowns into Ally’s life to worsen her fears of living in the new reality. “While Ms. Paulson and Mr. Peters commit to their characters’ belief in their own derangements,” James Poniewozik wrote in The New York Times, “‘Cult’ ends up rendering all political sides as caricatures.”
BELOW DECK 9 p.m. on Bravo. Six new crew members join Captain Lee and the veterans Kate and Nico on the modern luxury yacht Valor for the fifth season of this maritime reality show.
THE BOLD TYPE 9 p.m. on Freeform; also streaming on Amazon and Hulu. Joanna Coles, a former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan and an executive producer of this drama, influenced the lead role of Jacqueline (Melora Hardin), the intimidating yet inspiring editor of a feminist women’s magazine called Scarlet. “I have hundreds of anecdotes that I’ve kept in a journal throughout my time at Hearst and Cosmo,” Ms. Coles told The Times, adding that many of those anecdotes have made it into the series. In this season finale, the young writer Jane (Katie Stevens) has to muster the courage to tell Jacqueline that she plans to leave the magazine for another opportunity.
A SEASON WITH NAVY FOOTBALL 10 p.m. on Showtime. The third edition of this documentary series begins with a behind-the-scenes look at Naval Academy football, four days after the Midshipmen opened the season with a victory over the Florida Atlantic Owls. The episodes explore the players’ lives as they juggle academics, athletics and military service. Navy’s next game, against Tulane, is Saturday on CBS Sports Network.
LIKE CRAZY (2011) on iTunes, Amazon and Netflix. Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin play young lovers — Anna, a British blogger, and Jacob, a furniture designer — who fall for each other at their Los Angeles college. When Anna overstays her tourist visa, the couple ignore that fact (because of their all-consuming love, rather than forgetfulness, the director Drake Doremus told The Times). Upon returning to America after a trip back home, Anna is rejected by Homeland Security, and the couple’s intense passion slowly fizzles. “Romeo and Juliet died for their love,” Manohla Dargis wrote in The Times. “Anna and Jacob don’t even Skype.”
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