Must-See LGBTQ TV: 'Dear White People' season two and 'Jewel's Catch One' come to Netflix, and Adam Rippon debuts on 'Dancing with the Stars'

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The new season of Dancing with the Stars premieres on Monday. This year’s line-up is all athletes, with high profile contestants including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tonya Harding, and out figure skater Adam Rippon. Rippon, who medaled at the Olympics and is one of the biggest names in figure skating, has also been a continued advocate for the LGBTQ community, including his work raising money for GLAAD’s campus ambassador program. Going into this season of DWTS, he is definitely one of the strongest contenders. Dancing with the Stars: Monday, 8pm on ABC.

Premiering on Netflix this Tuesday is documentary Jewel’s Catch One that documents the infamous club “The Catch,” the first black-owned disco in America, and its owner, legendary Jewel Thais-Williams. The Catch was a critical space for LGBTQ folks of color, and was also a refuge during the spread of HIV and AIDS. This documentary from filmmaker C. Fitz takes viewers inside the “Studio 54 of the West Coast” and shows the importance of fighting against discrimination and making safe spaces for black queer people. The documentary also testimony from celebrities including Madonna, Sandra Bernhard, and Maxine Waters to name a few. Jewel’s Catch One: Tuesday, on Netflix.

Also on coming onto Netflix is season two of political comedy Dear White People. Created by out writer/director Justin Simien, Dear White People follows a group of black students on a primarily white college campus, the injustices they face, and how they protest this racism. One of the core characters is journalism student Lionel, who is trying to find where he belongs as a black gay man. In addition to Lionel and his potential love interest Silvio, out actress and writer Lena Waithe will join this season as an MC, P Ninny. Dear White People: Friday, on Netflix.

Sunday, April 29: The Good Fight (CBS All Access); American Idol (8pm, ABC); Instinct (8pm, CBS); Brooklyn Nine-Nine (8:30pm, Fox); Fear the Walking Dead (9pm, AMC); Madam Secretary (10pm, CBS); Timeless (10pm, NBC); Into the Badlands (10pm, AMC); Billions (10pm, Showtime)

Monday: Dancing with the Stars: Athletes (8pm, ABC); Supergirl (8pm, The CW)

Tuesday: Jewel’s Catch One (Netflix); Shadowhunters (8pm, Freeform); Bull (9pm, CBS); LA to Vegas (9pm, Fox); Rise (9pm, NBC); NCIS: New Orleans (10pm, CBS)

Wednesday: The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu); Riverdale (8pm, The CW); Empire (8pm, Fox); Famous in Love (8pm, Freeform); Modern Family (9pm, ABC); The Originals (9pm, The CW); Star (9pm, Fox)

Thursday: Grey’s Anatomy (8pm, ABC); Superstore (8pm, NBC); Station 19 (9pm, ABC); Champions (9:30pm, NBC); Quantico (10pm, ABC)

Friday: Dear White People (Netflix); Dynasty (8pm, The CW); Life Sentence (9pm, The CW)