What to Watch: June 9 – July 15
Wondering what to watch? Here’s the scoop on what you’ll want to be watching as you head into this weekend and through next week, on network and cable television, streaming and on demand. Whatever your platform—HBO, Showtime, Acorn, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu—we’ve got you covered with what to watch. Plus, check out what’s new on Blu-ray and DVD, and hot new movies opening this week. Let’s get watching!
All times Eastern.
FRIDAY, July 9
The Snoopy Show
The world’s most famous cartoon beagle goes on new adventures, along with his feathered friend Woodstock, in this new animated series based on the iconic Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schultz (Apple TV+).
Luxe Listings Sydney
Go Down Under to the world-class beaches, an iconic harbor and breathtaking properties of one of the most cutthroat real estate markets on the planet, where you’ll meet three real estate pros for whom negotiating multi-million-dollar deals is just another day’s work (Amazon Prime).
SATURDAY, July 10
Florida Man Murders
Return to the steamy Sunshine State and some its most notorious and outrageous killers with tonight’s pair of true-crime kick-off episodes about the discovery of a headless body in the Everglades and a tax attorney found strangled inside a storm shelter (9 p.m., Oxygen).
The ESPYS Presented by Capital One
Sports fans, get ready: Actor Anthony Mackie (he’s Sam Wilson/The Falcon in Marvel’s Avengers Universe) hosts this star-studded live celebration of the year’s greatest achievements honoring leading athletes and performances, bringing together the industry’s fan favorites and biggest stars. Watch for NFL icon Tom Brady, tennis wonder Naomi Osaka, martial arts champ Amanda Nunes and gymnast queen Simon Biles among the leading nominees (10 p.m., ABC).
SUNDAY, July 11
History of the Sitcom
Haha! Laugh (and learn) all about the cutting-edge comedies that defined television since its earliest days across the changing landscape of American culture in this new eight-part docuseries, featuring interviews with such sitcom icons as Norman Lear, Kelsey Grammar, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, Mel Brooks, Ted Danson, stars from Seinfeld and Friends, and many more (9 p.m., CNN).
The White Lotus
Check in to this six-episode satire, written and directed by Mike (School of Rock) White, about a group of socialites who come to rejuvenate at a swanky Hawaiian resort, only to discover that their little slice of paradise has a darker side. With Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario, Sydney Sweeney, Jake Lacy and Steve Zahn (HBO).
MONDAY, July 12
Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes
Six-part half-hour documentary series brings to light the stories behind Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow’s revealing interviews with whistleblowers, journalists, private investigators and other sources, expanding on his podcast and his bestselling book about the systems that protect powerful men accused of terrible crimes in Hollywood, Washington and beyond (9 p.m., HBO).
BeBe Betencourt and Sophie Wilde headline the cast of this Australian-made TV series about what happens when the disappearance of a young woman triggers a devastating chain of events and lays bare the dark, hidden heart of a lush, paradise-like beach community (Spectrum).
TUESDAY, July 13
Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail
In season three, the hilarious ensemble cast (Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi and Karan Soni) gets a change of scene from heaven (season one) and the Dark Ages (season two), as their characters—a preacher, an outlaw and a prairie wife—aboard a wagon train in the wild American West of the 1840s (10:30 p.m., TBS).
The latest installment of the Emmy-winning 30 for 30 franchise, this sports doc examines WNBA superstar Maya Moore, who was one of the most awarded and successful basketball players in the world when she stepped away in 2019 for a remarkable reason: to become an activist for a man she believed was wrongly imprisoned (9 p.m., ESPN).
WEDNESDAY, July 14
Three generations of women fight back against those who try to take everything from them in them in this “mother” of all action movies, starring Karan Gillan, Lena Headley, Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh, Carla Gugino and Paul Giamatti (Netflix).
Feel like you’re buzzing alongside some of nature’s most amazing creatures—great athletes, stupendous navigators, tender mothers, brave warriors, and up for any challenge—in this eye-opening nature doc (8 p.m., PBS).
THURSDAY, July 15
American Horror Stories
The new spin-off of the hit series American Horror Story is a weekly anthology series that will feature a new scary tale in each episode (FX on Hulu).
The North Water
The temperature’s cold but tempers—and tensions—run hot on a brutal 1850s whaling expedition to the Arctic in this limited series based on Ian McGuire’s best-selling novel. With Colin Farrell as a beastly harpooner and Jack O’Connell as the young ex-army surgeon who gets more than his share of salty adventure when he signs up for the expedition (AMC+).
NEW ON DVD
Time to return to Bikini Bottom! The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run (Paramount Home Video) features the latest adventures of everyone’s favorite talking sponge-boy, his best friend Patrick and the whole under-the-sea gang when Spongebob’s pet nail, Gary, goes missing, leading to an epic adventure.
You want action? Director Guy Richie brings it in Wrath of Man (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment), a high-octane revenge heist drama with Jason Statham as a mysterious security guard out to settle a score. With Scott Eastwood, Andy Garcia, Josh Hartnett and Eddie Marsan.
AT THE MOVIES
After making appearances in numerous other Marvel superhero flicks (beginning with Iron Man 2 in 2010), the former KGB operative and one-time member of S.H.I.E.L.D Natasha Romanoff (played by Scarlett Johansson) finally gets her own solo spotlight in Black Widow. The character has plenty of backstory—a bit too much, as far as some of her former “associates” are concerned. With Florence Pugh, David Harbour, William Hurt, Ray Winstone and Rachel Weisz.