What's Worth Watching: You're the Worst, Project Runway, Wonderland and more for Thursday, September 15
You’re the Worst (10/9c, FXX): What are the odds that the self-involved miscreants who inhabit this show’s twisted world will rise to the occasion, when it comes to delivering tragic news to one of their own? (To be precise: the recently discovered death of Jimmy’s dad, which they would have known earlier if Gretchen ever bothered to open her mail.) “What if I see the sad little boy inside?” laments Gretchen (Aya Cash) to her therapist (Samira Wiley), an early sign that Gretchen will do anything she can to deflect the situation for as long as possible. Which pretty much holds true for the rest of the outrageous gang. And thus comedy confronts tragedy.
Project Runway (9/8c, Lifetime): Now that New York Fashion Week is over, and Heidi Klum is freed from America’s Got Talent, it’s once again time for the pioneering reality competition to make its designs on our attention. Sew what, you say? Well, this is the show’s 15th season (time flies when you’re being fabulous). Sew there! Klum is back to announce who’s in or out, alongside fellow judges Nina Garcia and Zac Posen, with Tim Gunn as the supportive mentor, who’ll gets to “save” one of the 16 contestants from elimination along the way.
Wonderland (11/10c, MTV): No, this isn’t another Once Upon a Time spinoff. This new late-night entry represents MTV’s first live music series in almost two decades. Hosts Steak, Myke Wright and Lizzo introduce acts performing from the Imperial Arts Studios in downtown L.A., including on opening night Tinashe, Ty Dolla $ign and Broods.
Inside Thursday TV: PBS’s Peabody-winning Craft in America returns with an episode devoted to teaching (8/7c, check local listings at pbs.org). It’s followed by a special documentary report Time for School: 2003-2016 (9/8c, check local listings at pbs.org), which follows students in Benin, Brazil, India, Kenya and Afghanistan from the time they first attend school over 12 years, as they pursue the elusive goal of a high-school graduation. … USA’s Queen of the South (10/9c) wraps its first season with Teresa (Alice Braga) in peril, plotting an escape so she can save Brenda (Justina Machado). Telenovela star Rafael Amaya, who appeared in the Telemundo version of this series (La Reina Del Sur), guests as drug lord Aurelio Casillas, the character he plays in El Senor de los Cielos. … Politics in late night: President Bill Clinton, a frequent guest of Jon Stewart’s in the day, makes his first appearance on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (11/10c), while Donald Trump pays his third visit to NBC’s The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon (11:35/10:35c).