Must-See LGBT TV 3/6 - 3/12: Gaycation does Brazil, Lady Day sings the blues, RuPaul hits 100!

Grab the remote, set your DVR or queue up your streaming service of choice! GLAAD is bringing you the highlights in LGBT on TV this week. Check back every Sunday for up-to-date coverage in LGBT-inclusive programming on TV.

Tony, Grammy and Emmy winner Audra McDonald brings her acclaimed and searing performance in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill to HBO.  On the heels of winning her history-making sixth Tony Award for her stage role, McDonald gives a tour de force performance as the openly bisexual jazz vocalist and song stylist of the 1930’s, Billie Holiday.  Filmed before a live audience at Café Brasil in New Orleans, it tells Holiday’s life story through the songs that made her famous, including God Bless the Child, Strange Fruit and Taint Nobody’s Biz-ness. At one point, as she staggers through another number between sips of alcohol, she says in a haze “You can only get to where you at by way of where you been.”


Viceland's Gaycation arrives in BrazilOn the second installment of Gaycation on VICELAND, Ellen and Ian arrive in Rio during Carnival to find out how Brazil’s queer community live in a place with the highest LGBTQ murder rate in the world.  It’s a journey which eventually leads them to one of the most dangerous confrontations of their lives – with an openly homophobic police officer.

Former Grey’s Anatomy star, and openly gay actor, T.R. Knight gives a riveting performance within the new Hulu streaming miniseries 11.23.63.  Created by J.J. Abrams and Stephen King, the critically acclaimed show stars James Franco as Jake, a high school teacher who travels back in time to stop JFK’s assassination.  When Jake falls for a sweet librarian, her abusive and angry husband (Knight) would rather see her dead than give her a divorce.  All in all, it’s the stuff of history, drama and science fiction.


RuPaul’s Drag Race fans will rejoice as Monday’s season premiere on Logo celebrates its 100th episode.  The new ladies (and wigs) are as colorful as always, including Ms. Kim Chi from Chicago, the gorgeous Naysha Lopez and Brooklyn’s own Thorgy Thor.



Sunday March 6: Downton Abbey (9pm, PBS); The Walking Dead (9pm, AMC); I Am Cait (Season Premiere 9pm, E!)

Monday11.22.63 (streaming on Hulu); The Fosters (8pm, Freeform); The Voice (8pm, NBC); Pride (8pm, Showtime2); Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (8pm, CW); Jane The Virgin (9pm, The CW); Ellen's Design Challenge (Season Two Finale 9pm, HGTV); RuPaul’s Drag Race (9pm, Logo); Recovery Road (9pm, Freeform); The Magicians (9pm, Syfy); Major Crimes (9pm, TNT);  Lost Girl (10pm, Syfy); The Graham Norton Show (10pm, BBC America)

Tuesday: The Imitation Game (7:30pm, Showtime2); Pretty Little Liars (8pm, Freeform); The Real O’Neals (8:30pm, ABC); Grandfathered (8:30pm, FOX); Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (9pm, ABC); Prancing Elites Project (9pm, Oxygen); Brooklyn Nine-Nine (9pm, FOX); Teen Wolf (9pm, MTV); Shadowhunters (9pm, Freeform); The Best of PBS Indies (9:30pm, PBS)

Wednesday: Gaycation (7pm, Viceland); Young & Hungry (8pm, Freeform); Modern Family (9pm, ABC); Watch What Happens: Live (10pm, Bravo);  Younger (10pm, TV Land)

ThursdayDC's Legends of Tomorrow (8pm, The CW); Grey's Anatomy (8pm, ABC); Project Runway All Stars (8pm, Lifetime); The 100 (9pm, The CW); How to Get Away with Murder (10pm, ABC); Shades of Blue (10pm, NBC)

Friday: Kissing Jessica Stein (7:15pm, HBO-SG) The Amazing Race (8pm, CBS); Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (9pm, TLC); Bravo First Looks (9:30pm, Bravo)

Saturday: Black Sails (9pm, Starz); Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (9pm, HBO)

On daytime, check your local listings for information about LGBT-inclusive talk shows: Ellen, The Meredith Vieira ShowThe Talk (CBS), The Gossip Table (VH1), The View (ABC) and The Chew (ABC).  Daytime Dramas (all feature out characters): Days of Our Lives on NBC, The Bold and the Beautiful on CBS, and General Hospital on ABC. (check local listings)