With so many different streaming platforms and cable deals to browse, choosing what to watch has never been more difficult. To make things easier, here are our top tuning tips for the week ahead.
I just killed my dad
Anthony Templet shot his father and never denied it. But why he did it is a complex question with profound implications that go far beyond one family.
This haunting documentary series is the true story of the Templet family. In 2019, Anthony Templet shot his father and has never denied responsibility for him. This series pulls back the curtain on why Anthony did what he did. The motive for the murder has implications that go beyond what happened.
Everyone’s favorite matchmaker Sima Taparia is back for another season of helping eligible, eccentric and anxious clients find their future spouses.
Matchmaker Sima Taparia returns for the second season of this series as she recounts her attempts to help eccentric but eager clients get married.
Instant dream home
A house in poor condition. A family in need. An army of builders. A revelation like no other. In this home makeover series, deserving families get the surprise of their lives when their dilapidated house is transformed in just a few hours. Danielle Brooks is the host, with help from Adair Curtis, Paige Mobley, Nick Cutsumpas, and Erik Curtis, plus the added strength of the neighborhood at large. Think Ocean’s 11 for home renovation!
This is not your run-of-the-mill home improvement program. Danielle Brooks (who played Taystee on “Orange Is the New Black”) hosts this series that can best be described as a renegade makeover. The concept is quite simple: Families are amazed when their houses are completely transformed in just 24 hours. The speed component, along with the heartwarming reactions from owners, put it on this week’s watch list.
This new series is actually a reboot of the 1960s game show. Hosted by Keke Palmer (“Nope”) with Jimmy Fallon executive producing the show, it pairs contestants with celebrities to compete for cash by guessing a secret password using one word hints. This season’s participating celebrities include Jon Hamm, Chelsea Handler, Heidi Klum and Martin Short.
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Five days at the Memorial
As water levels rose, resources were depleted and depletion set in, Memorial Medical Center employees were faced with decisions unimaginable after Hurricane Katrina. “Five Days at Memorial” premieres August 12 on Apple TV+
The true-life story of the anguish of a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina is a collaboration between Carleton Cuse of “Lost” and John Ridley, who won an Oscar for “12 Years a Slave.” It tells the true story of Dr. Anna Pou (played by Vera Farmiga), who injected 23 patients with morphine (all of whom she assumed would die) while Memorial Medical Center was without power. Pick of the week.
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I have never
For fans of “Never Have I Ever,” the wait is finally over. The comedy returns for its third season. Mississauga’s Maitreyi Ramakrishnan reprises her role as Devi Vishwakumar, and in this new season, Devi and her friends have to deal with being in real relationships instead of trying to find them. It will be interesting to see how things progress between Devi and Paxton (Darren Barnet) now that they’re “official.” Another point of interest about this season is that it will mark the acting debut of Deacon Phillippe (the son of Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon). Phillippe plays Parker, a rival debate team member and troublemaker.
your own league
His game. Her rules. The new #LeagueOfTheirOwn series comes home August 12 on Prime Video.
If you were a fan of Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell, and Madonna, who all starred in the 1992 movie “A League of Their Own,” it’s unclear whether you’ll love or hate this direct reboot of the series. Prime Video’s new show seemingly exists independently of the Penny Marshall movie, but it still features some of our favorite Rockford Peach references. O’Donnell appears as a bartender in the series. While the cast is made up of relatively new actors, Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”) takes over as trainer Casey “Dove” Porter. Toronto’s Patrick J. Adams also has a recurring role. For those unfamiliar with the history, it is about a women’s professional baseball team created during World War II.
Jamie Foxx plays a blue-collar father trying to support his family. While it appears that he is just a pool cleaner in the San Fernando Valley, that job is actually a cover for his actual employment. Foxx’s character is a member of the International Union of Vampire Hunters. Cheesy, but it’s summer, so we’ll take it.
What if you didn’t need to go to the ends of the Earth to find love? This new entry in the reality dating genre features four singles representing each of the four astrological elements (yes, I’m serious), fire, earth, air, and water. They are then matched with prospective spouses based on their zodiac signs (yes, I’m still serious). The dates take place at a romantic retreat led by a mystical, mythical, and mysterious guide known as the Astro Chamber (I don’t think I need to get my point across again). Astrologers and best-selling authors Ophira and Tali Edut (known as the AstroTwins) serve as matchmakers.
Inspired by the life and stand-up of star and co-creator Chris Estrada, “This Fool” is an irreverent half-hour film comedy set in working-class South Los Angeles. The show centers on Julio Lopez, a 30-year-old who still lives at his house, has been dating his girlfriend on and off since high school, and finds any excuse to avoid dealing with his own problems. . Julio works at Hugs Not Thugs, a gang rehabilitation nonprofit, where he clashes with his older cousin Luis, an ex-gang member who just got out of prison and moved in with Julio and his family.
Chris Estrada stars in this new comedy, set in South Central Los Angeles. The comedian plays Julio López, 30, who still lives in his house and works at Hugs Not Thugs, a nonprofit organization that offers rehabilitation to former gang members.
RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race
These celebs are sitting on a secret! RuPaul’s Secret #CelebDragRace premieres Friday, August 12 at 8/7c on Crave.
The second season of this limited-event series features three former “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fan favorites returning to give three different Hollywood celebrities makeovers. Canadian Brooke Lynn Hytes is one of the guest mentors along with Jujubee and Monét X Change.
#ThePrincessHBO, an intimate and immersive look at the life of Princess Diana, examines the overwhelming adoration and intense scrutiny she faced from the media and the public as a member of the royal family. The HBO original documentary premieres August 13 on Crave.
This HBO original documentary remembers Princess Diana ahead of the 25th anniversary of her death on August 31. Diana’s story is offered using archival footage and the document examines the impact she continues to have on the way the monarchy is viewed.
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