TV Premieres This Week

Soft Focus with Jena Friedman (Comedy Special) – Created by Jena Friedman; Directed by Anu Valia (Premieres February 18 on Adult Swim)

Sometimes hard issues need a light touch. “Soft Focus with Jena Friedman” is a live-action comedic human-interest program where fact and fiction blend in a harmonious union of what the f***. (Press materials)

Traffic Stop (Short Documentary) – Directed by Kate Davis (Premieres February 19 on HBO)

In 2015, African-American schoolteacher Breaion King was stopped for a minor traffic violation in Austin, Texas — and what should have been a routine encounter quickly escalated into a harrowing arrest that was captured in detail by police dash cams. “Traffic Stop” illuminates timely, resonant issues of race and law enforcement while offering an intimate portrait of one woman in the wake of her traumatic arrest. (Press materials)

X Company – Co-Created by Stephanie Morgenstern (Premieres February 19 on Ovation)

An emotionally driven adventure drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits – Canadian, American and British – torn from their ordinary lives to train as agents in Camp X, an ultra-secret training facility on the shores of Lake Ontario. Inspired by remarkable true stories, “X Company” is about the origin of spycraft. It’s an aspirational world, combining glamour, grit, and gadgets. It’s about the birth of mass propaganda, the first fights against terror, and the heroes that led the charge to change our world. (Press materials)