Must-See LGBTQ TV: Premieres of 'The Last of Us' and 'That 90's Show', pluas the Critics Choice Awards Ceremony

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

1.) HBO Max’s The Last of Us, an adaptation of the popular video game series of the same name, drops its first episode today! The show is set twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed, and Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival. The series includes queer characters from the beloved video game franchise, including lead Ellie (Bella Ramsey) and couple Frank (out Emmy Award-winning actor Murray Bartlett) and Bill (Nick Offerman). The Last of Us, Sundays on HBO Max.

2.) The Critics Choice Awards Ceremony airs tonight on The CW! Queer inclusive shows and movies this year include Babylon, Everything Everywhere All at Once, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Tar, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Bros, and Wendell & Wild. Queer actors received a number of looks as well, including Murray Bartlett, Niecy Nash, Brandon Scott Jones, Devery Jacobs, and the late Leslie Jordan. Out actor/musician Janelle Monae will receive this years Critics Choice Association’s SeeHer Award, which honors a woman (Monae identifies as non-binary but is accepting the award) who advocates for gender equality, portrays characters with authenticity, defies stereotypes and pushes boundaries! Make sure you tune in to see who’s taking home the prizes! The Critic’s Choice Awards, Sunday at 7pm on The CW.

3.) Netflix’s That 90’s Show, their reboot of popular sitcom That 70’s Show, airs on Thursday! The show follows a new generation of teenagers that Kitty and Red Forman welcome into their basement when their granddaughter Leia decides to spend her summer in Wisconsin. This includes Ozzie, played by Reyn Doi, a gay member of the new squad. That 90’s Show, Thursday on Netflix.

Sunday, January 15: The Witcher: Blood Origin (Netflix); Step Up (10pm, Starz); The Equalizer (8:30pm, CBS); The Last of Us (Sundays on HBO Max)

Monday: His Dark Materials (9pm, HBO) 

Wednesday: The Conners (8pm, ABC); Abbott Elementary (9pm, ABC or Hulu); Chicago Fire (9pm, NBC); Emily in Paris (Netflix)

Thursday: Gossip Girl (HBO Max); Sort Of (HBO Max); Station 19 (8pm, ABC); Ghosts (8:30pm, CBS); Grey’s Anatomy (9pm, ABC); Grown-ish (Thursdays at 10pm, Freeform or Hulu); Call Me Kat (9:30pm, Fox or Hulu); Doom Patrol (HBO Max); That 90’s Show (Netflix)

Friday: RuPaul’s Drag Race (MTV); Chicago Party Aunt (Netflix); The L Word: Generation Q (Showtime); We’re Here (10pm, HBO); The Traitors (Peacock)