What We’re Watching Today: J.K. Rowling’s “The Casual Vacancy” Hits TV

Plus Amy Schumer skewering boy bands and Hawkeye singing at the piano.

In honor of tonight’s programming, let’s declare today casual Wednesday. Now can we have work outside today?

What We’re Watching Right Now

Unsurprisingly, Amy Schumer perfectly skewered the boy band tendency to sing shallow faux-empowering songs. The problem is, now we have “Girl, You Don’t Need Makeup” stuck in our heads.

What We’re Watching Later When We’re Bored

Jeremy Renner (a.k.a. Hawkeye in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”) pulled up to a piano and gave us quite the performance on “The Tonight Show” last night.


What We’re Watching Tonight

J.K. Rowling’s first post-Harry Potter novel, “The Casual Vacancy” is getting a small screen adaptation in mini-series form (HBO, 8 EST). Look out for a clever look at the inner workings of small-town British politics, with focuses on the darkness that lurks underneath. Despite the name, it is not, in fact, all that caj.

Photos by Photo: Steffan Hill/HBO