What to Watch: June 11 – June 117
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, June 11
Coming-of-age story set in a remote village in India follows a local teenager (Rachel Saanchita Gupta in her debut acting role) who becomes infatuated with skateboarding after the arrival of a London-bred advertising executive (Amy Maghera) and her hip ‘boarding friend (Jonathan Readwin) (Netflix).
Home Before Dark
Season two of the drama series, inspired by the real-life investigative journalist Hilde Lysiak, takes young reporter Hilde Lisko (Brookynn Prince, acclaimed for her role in the movie The Florida Project) into an investigation of an explosion at a local farm, where the clues lead her into a dangerous confrontation with a powerful corporation (Apple TV+)
SATURDAY, June 12
Guy’s Restaurant Reboot
Special live streaming event, hosted and organized by gastro guru Guy Fieri, celebrates local restaurants across America with music, celebrity appearances, cooking segments and the awarding of funds from Fieri and the National Restaurant Association’s Help Rebuild Restaurants Grants (8 p.m. via Fieri’s Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other platforms).
The New Republic of Sarah
Stella Baker stars in this new series about a rebellious teen who leads the fight against a mining company that threatens her tranquil New Hampshire community when a valuable mineral is discovered underneath the ground there (9 p.m., The CW).
SUNDAY, June 13
Kevin Can F**k Himself
Schitt’s Creek fans, rejoice! Emmy winner Annie Murphy, who played daughter Alexis on the hit Pop TV sitcom, is back starring in this one—as a sitcom wife who revolts against the I Love Lucy-ish imbalances where her real-life marriage meets her TV relationship to hubs “Kevin” (Eric Petersen) (AMC+)
Veteran nightlife expert Jon Taffer returns for a new season of his mission to save bars on the brink of shutting down, this time in his hometown of Las Vegas, Nev., and taverns been severely impacted by COVID-19 (Paramount Network).
MONDAY, June 14
Iron Chefs Bobby Flay and Michael Symon face off for a rematch, joined by Food Network star Eddie Jackson, as they mentor 12 barbecue stars from around the country for ultimate bragging rights in a series of challenges and cook-off elimination battles on a ranch in Austin, Texas (9 p.m., Food Network).
The Celebrity Dating Game
Zooey Deschanel and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Michael Boulton host this brand-new game show with a wry wink toward its classic predecessor. In this one, celebrity singles from television, music, comedy and reality TV and movies pursue love with mystery bachelors, bachelorettes, hidden panels and loaded questions (10 p.m., ABC).
TUESDAY, June 15
FBI: Most Wanted
When a rouge militia group opens fire on teenagers crossing the Canadian border into the U.S., the team races to find the ringleader before they can strike again. Meanwhile, the relation of special agent Jess (Julian McMahon) with his father (Terry O’Quinn) reaches a breaking point (10 p.m., CBS).
Produced by Neil Patrick Harris, this emotional and exhilarating documentary chronicles the real-life journey of director of Andy Señor Jr. as he returns to the homeland of his exiled parents to stage a groundbreaking production of Rent, the first commercial production performed in Havana, Cuba, in more than 50 years (9 p.m., HBO and HBO Max).
WEDNESDAY, June 16
Writer/creator David Burd returns to star in season two of his hit comedy as a rapper who now must decide just how much he’s willing to sacrifice if he wants to become the next hip hop sensation. Guest stars this season will include Kevin Hart, Lil Nas X, Lil Yachty, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kendall Jenner, Benny Blanco and more (10 p.m., FX).
As card-playing pros know, fortunes can be won (or lost) with the turn of a card. Joel McHale returns to hosts season two of this new version of the 1980s gameshow, previously hosted by Jim Perry, Bob Eubanks and Bill Rafferty (10 p.m., ABC).
THURSDAY, June 17
Battle of the Brothers
Restauranteur siblings Bryan and Michael Voltaggio bring their rivalry and drive to this new culinary competition/elimination in which they mentor promising chefs to see which one has what it takes to succeed—and survive—in the restaurant world (Discovery+).
Miranda Cosgrove returns to her fan-favorite role of internet phenom Carly Shay in this series reboot. It picks up almost a decade after the original show concluded on Nickelodeon and finds Carly and her friends (Laci Mosley and Jaidyn Triplett, plus Cosgrove’s fellow original castmates Jerry Trainer and Nathan Kress) navigating work, love and life in their 20s (Paramount+).
AT THE MOVIES
In The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, the sequel the hit 2017 action-comedy, bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) and hitman (Darius Kincaid) team up to protect Kincaid’s volatile con-artist wife (Salma Hayek) as they all become entangled in a global plot with a powerful madman (Antonio Banderas).
It’s a little late to hop down the bunny trail for Easter (thanks for nothing, COVID-19), but Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway finally hits theaters with the voices of James Corden, Elizabeth Debicki and Margot Robbie alongside real-life stars Domhnall Gleeson and Rose Bryne. The continuing adventures of everyone’s favorite bunny finds Peter making a break from the backyard and heading into the big city, where he meets some new (shady) characters and creates chaos for his entire family.
NEW ON DVD
Michelle Pfeiffer is a gem in French Exit (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) as a widowed Manhattan socialite whose change of fortune compels her to seek a new life in Paris with her directionless son (Lucas Hedges)—and a very special, ethereal cat named Small Frank.
Strap yourselves in for an epic monster mash in Godzilla vs. Kong (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment), the latest big-screen match-up between the Tokyo’s King of the Monsters and the Eighth Wonder of the World, moviedom’s most famous giant ape who first appeared onscreen in 1933. Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobbie Brown, Rebecca Hall and Brian Tyree Hill get to watch from the sidelines.