Imported from the U.K. and streaming on NBC’s Peacock, “We Are Lady Parts” is a silly romantic comedy about a punk band formed by Muslim girls in an unfashionable section of London.
The scariest member (Lucie Shorthouse) of the group doesn’t play any instrument. She chain-smokes beneath a burqa and manages the band. The girls know they are missing a certain something, so they search for a lead guitarist. This leads them to Amina (Anjana Vasan), a geeky science student. She’s deeply romantic and looking for Mr. Right.
“Parts” is the second comedy after “Girls5Eva” to arrive on Peacock with wit, intelligence and audacity. Both are essentially about an ensemble of very different women defying cultural expectations. And in their own different ways, both shows are rather infectious.
It’s curious to note that after debuting such lackluster comedies as “Kenan” and “Young Rock” this spring, NBC won’t have any comedies at all on its fall 2021 schedule. Gotta make room for more “Law & Order” spin-offs!
TONIGHT’S OTHER HIGHLIGHTSBen’s actions reverberate on “Manifest” (7 p.m., NBC).
Jamie Foxx hosts the fourth season premiere of “Beat Shazam (7 p.m., Fox).
Maya faces family history on the season finale of “Station 19” (7 p.m., ABC).
Matchmaking on “United States of Al” (7:30 p.m., CBS).
Fin and Phoebe make plans on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (8 p.m., NBC).
Maggie and Winston’s big day arrives on the season finale of “Grey’s Anatomy” (8 p.m., ABC).
Ten competitors arrive as “Alone” begins its eighth season (8:30 p.m., History).
Something smells rotten in the state of New Jersey on “Clarice” (9 p.m., CBS).
Rebel wants revised testimony on “Rebel” (9 p.m., ABC).
Wheatley faces the music on the season finale of “Law & Order: Organized Crime” (9 p.m., NBC).
An idealistic teacher (Glenn Ford) encounters dangerous delinquents (Vic Morrow, Sidney Poitier) in the 1955 drama “Blackboard Jungle” (8:45 p.m., TCM).