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High School Cheerleading Goes Dark in New USA Teen Drama Dare Me

ALSO: An all-star SNL, Flirty Dancing, Ray Donovan, football, and more.
  • Willa Fitzgerald and Marlo Kelly in an image from Sunday's premiere of Dare Me. (Photo: Rafy/USA Network)
    Willa Fitzgerald and Marlo Kelly in an image from Sunday's premiere of Dare Me. (Photo: Rafy/USA Network)

    TV teen dramas have taken a sharp turn to the dark side recently, with shows like 13 Reasons Why and Euphoria capturing the zeitgeist even if their subject matter is arguably too mature for their target audience. Premiering Sunday, USA's Dare Me fits comfortably into this subgenre, albeit with a basic cable bent. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this weekend: 


    CABLE PREMIERE: HBO's Saturday night movie premiere this week is Pokémon Detective Pikachu. Released in theaters earlier this year, Ryan Reynolds lends his voice to this  family friendly live action/cgi hybrid. Watch the trailer. 8:00 PM ET on HBO

    BROADCAST PREMIERE: Originally produced by CBS News for its digital properties, The Faces Of Family Separation looks at the effect the US government's family separation policy has had on four migrant families. Watch the preview10:00 PM ET on CBS

    CABLE PREMIERE: What if Superman had more sinister intentions? James Gunn's 2019 movie Brightburn offers a new spin on the superhero genre starring Jackson A. Dunn and Elizabeth Banks. Watch the preview8:00 PM ET on Starz

    CHOICE REPEAT: NBC is repeating Will Ferrell's celebrity-filled episode of Saturday Night Live from earlier this month. 11:30 PM ET on NBC

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: After saving a celebrity's ten year-old son from an attempted kidnapping, Casey Wright (Sarah Roemer) becomes a target herself in Deadly Hollywood Obsession. Chaz Bono also stars. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime


    SERIES PREMIERE: Two best friends (Herizen Guardiola and Marlo Kelly) see their relationship put to the test in Dare Me, after a new cheerleading squad coach (Willa Fitzgerald) arrives to bring their team to prominence. Watch the preview.10:00 PM ET on USA

    SERIES PREMIERE: In what our Joe Reid describes as the natural endpoint of dancing (and dating) showsFlirty Dancing asks whether chemistry on the dance floor can translate to true love. Watch the preview. 8:00 PM ET on FOX

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Cake master Duff Goldberg hosts Duff's New Year's Cake Off, in which four professional bakers compete to see who will win a $10,000 prize for their new year's themed edible work of art. 9:00 PM on Food Network

    NEW EPISODE: Mickey (Jon Voight) finally learns the truth about the botched heist on Ray Donovan. Meanwhile, Ray (Liev Schreiber) and Molly (Kerry Condon) work to track down Sandy (Sandy Martin) and Mickey by any means necessary. Watch the preview8:00 PM on Showtime

    NEW EPISODE: Frank (William H Macy) uncovers the truth about Faye (Elizabeth Rodriguez), while Debbie (Emma Kenney) weighs the pros and cons of a new career path in a new episode of Shameless. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

    NEW EPISODE: New York Times docuseries The Weekly explores a growing anti-authority sentiment within the Navy SEALs given legs after President Trump pardoned Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who had been convicted of posing with a dead body while serving in Iraq. 10:00 PM ET on FX

    SPORTS: In this week's Sunday Night Football,  the San Francisco 49ers take on the Seattle Seahawks from CenturyLink Field in Seattle. 8:20 PM ET / 5:20 PM PT on NBC

    Jed Rosenzweig is the Founder and Publisher of Primetimer. 

    TOPICS: Dare Me, USA Network