What’s on TV This Week: ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ and ‘Yannick’

“What We Do in the Shadows” returns for a third season on FX. And PBS airs a documentary about the orchestra conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

By Gabe Cohn

Between network, cable and streaming, the modern television landscape is a vast one. Here are some of the shows, specials and movies coming to TV this week, Aug. 30-Sept. 5. Details and times are subject to change.


GREAT PERFORMANCES: YANNICK — AN ARTIST’S JOURNEY 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Audiences in the Northeast are expected to have many chances to see the star orchestra conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin in person this fall, in performances with the Metropolitan Opera and the Philadelphia Orchestra; he is the music director of both organizations. So now is a good time for PBS to air this documentary about him, which charts his background and rise through interviews, home movies and behind-the-scenes moments, like Nézet-Séguin coaching younger artists including the soprano Gabriella Reyes. Given Nézet-Séguin’s astounding number of commitments (he’s also the artistic director and principal conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain in Montreal), there should be no shortage of backstage footage. “I am very busy and high energy, but I am not hyperactive,” Nézet-Séguin told The Times in 2019. “The loneliness of studying a score is one of the things that attracted me to becoming a conductor.”

Source: The New York Times