Robin Thede, an alum of “The Larry Wilmore Present” and her personal short-lived late-night present, is the creator of this beloved sketch comedy sequence, which returned in April for its third season and was not too long ago renewed for a fourth. The present season begins with “Product Purge,” an annual occasion the place Black ladies have precisely 12 minutes to return hair-care gadgets “that didn’t have the specified outcomes” (if , you know) and get their a refund. Different gems embody “What Up I’m Three,” which options Thede as a really massive, cigarette-smoking toddler, and a climate forecast tailor-made to Black ladies and their hair.
A lot of the sketches function some mixture of Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and newcomer Skye Townsend (sure, daughter of Robert). All three installments are price a watch in case you’re new to ABLSS, particularly because the first season units up a surreal apocalyptic theme that continues — although by no means the best way you’d count on — by subsequent episodes. The present, recognized for its revolving forged of superstar friends, doesn’t disappoint in Season 3, which options cameos from Holly Robinson Peete, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Kel Mitchell, Michael Ealy, Ava DuVernay and many more. (Streams on HBO)