What’s on TV
ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA 10 p.m. on Showtime. Following in the same tradition as shows like “Breaking Bad,” “Weeds” and “Ozark,” this dark comedy series focuses on the often disastrous lengths that a person will go to achieve their version of the American dream. In this iteration, drug trafficking is swapped for the nefarious trappings of a multilevel marketing scheme, one that leaves Krystal Stubbs (Kirsten Dunst), a Florida water park employee, destitute after her husband (a mulleted Alexander Skarsgard) goes all in. Using her gumption and business savvy, Stubbs cons her way up the cultlike pyramid scheme with help from one of its loyal followers (Théodore Pellerin), only to wreak havoc on those closest to her. The series’s oddball Florida setting, ostentatious 1990s fashion and colorful characters creates room for it to join some of the most delightfully weird shows on TV right now, like AMC’s “Lodge 49″ and HBO’s “Los Espookys.”
POWER 8 p.m. on Starz. This network’s most-watched franchise picks up for its sixth season. Ghost (Omari Hardwick) attempts to get even with Tommy, tries to make headway on the Queens Child Project and works to cut ties with his criminal past. At the same time, the Feds are growing closer to convicting him. In this season, 50 Cent, who also serves as the show’s executive producer, will make his directorial debut.
HALSTON 9 p.m. on CNN. For those who have ever wondered who was behind Jackie Kennedy’s pillbox hat, this documentary delves into that titan of American fashion, the designer Roy Halston Frowick, or Halston. The film, Wesley Morris wrote in his New York Times review, is about how “this ambitious, soap-opera handsome, emotionally opaque man went from Iowan to New Yorker, from serf at Bergdorf Goodman to Merlin of American fashion to shuttlecock in corporate-takeover badminton.” The film charts Halston’s rise, first dressing the A-list stars of the Studio 54 era, and then championing ready-to-wear clothing for the modern American woman through a deal with J.C. Penney.
JAWLINE Stream on Hulu. Thanks to TikTok, Instagram and YouTube, becoming famous can be as easy as making one viral video, cultivating a following with a charming personality or posting flattering photos online. Although the bar may be low, breaking into the influencer world and turning it into a lucrative career can be a grind all its own. In her feature debut, the filmmaker Liza Mandelup wades into the crowded ecosystem of teenagers vying for viral fame, focusing on Austyn Tester, a 16-year-old using his good looks and limited resources to achieve celebrity status and leave his home in rural Tennessee. The film captures the toll his dream takes on his family, the hours he spends making videos for his fans, the girls who pay cash to mingle with him in person and the managers flocking to represent new talent.