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A Homebound Viewer's Guide to What's New and Noteworthy on TV This Weekend

HBO bows I May Destroy You, Grease joins TV's sing-along party, 30 For 30 takes on Bruce Lee, and more.
  • I May Destroy You, Grease and 30 for 30: Be Water headlines this weekend's programming highlights. (HBO/CBS/ESPN)
    I May Destroy You, Grease and 30 for 30: Be Water headlines this weekend's programming highlights. (HBO/CBS/ESPN)

    HBO has a long legacy of tackling hot button issues in new and provocative ways. This weekend's debut of Michaela Coel's new series I May Destroy You is no exception as it puts a personal face on sexual consent in the #MeToo era. Also: TV's singalong trend marches on as CBS airs a singalong edition of Grease, and ESPN's 30 For 30 continues its recent blockbuster run with a new doc on Bruce Lee. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Though their graduation celebrations have been derailed by COVID-19, the class of 2020 sure has had some fantastic commencement speakers. Today's virtual celebration, Dear Class of 2020, is set feature another cavalcade of major names, including Barack and Michelle Obama. You can watch it right here at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT on YouTube

    STANDUP SPECIAL: Actress and comedian Yvonne Orji (Insecure) delivers an hour of stand-up comedy in Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It! in which she pokes fun at her strict upbringing and the path that led her from pre-med to a career in comedy. Watch the trailer. 10:00 PM ET on HBO

    CABLE PREMIERE: HBO's big Saturday night movie premiere this week is Ad Astra. Brad Pitt stars as astronaut Roy McBride, who takes on a dangerous mission to space in the hopes of learning what happened to his father (Tommy Lee Jones) thirty years earlier. Watch the trailer. 8:00 PM ET on HBO

    SEASON PREMIERE: Bear Grylls drops twelve strangers on an empty island in the season opener of Treasure Island with Bear Grylls. For the next five weeks, they'll have only their wits to get them through. 10:00 PM ET on Discovery

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Jessy Schram (Chicago Med) and Niall Matter (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries) star in Country at Heart, in which a country singer in need of a hit meets a Nashville songsmith with a song in her heart. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Hallmark

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Unhappily married Justine Grace (Ashley Wood) just wants a little time to clear her mind, but when her seductive yogi reveals himself as a Psycho Yoga Instructor, Justine is forced to fight for her life to save her marriage… literally. Panos Vlahos (Days of our Lives) stars as the yoga guru from hell. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime


    SERIES PREMIERE: Michaela Coel (Black Mirror) created and stars in the new twelve-episode series I May Destroy You, which details one womens journey in the aftermath of sexual assualt. Watch the trailer. 10:30 PM ET on HBO

    SINGALONG SPECIAL: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John star in CBS' Sunday night movie presentation of the Grease Sing-a-Long. Watch the trailer. 8:30 PM ET on CBS

    NEW EPISODE: Martial Arts legend Bruce Lee gets the 30 for 30 treatment in 30 for 30: Be Water. The film examines Lee's life journey, his career in Hollywood, his martial arts philosophy, and his untimely death at the age of 32. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on ESPN

    SEASON PREMIERE: Gordon Ramsay returns for a second season of travel and dining adventures in Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted. Tonight, Ramsay journeys to Tasmania, where he'll see if his signature brand of screaming is a help or a hindrance in the local bartering culture. Watch the trailer. 10:00 PM ET on National Geographic

    NEW EPISODE: Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon) sets hers sights on a new opportunity on Billions, even as a past transgression puts Axe (Damian Lewis) in peril. 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

    NEW EPISODE: AMC airs part two of Quiz, which tells the story of Charles Ingram (Matthew Macfadyen) who, along with his wife Diana (Sian Clifford) was put on trial after he was suspected of cheating his way to the top prize on the British iteration of Who Want to Be a Millionaire? Michael Sheen costars. Read our review. 10:00 PM ET on AMC

    FINALE: Epix airs the second half of Laurel Canyon. The two-part documentary turns back the clock to the LA enclave's legendary 1960s world of wealth, music, and fame inhabited by musicians whose collaborations live on to this day. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Epix

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: I May Destroy You, 30 For 30, Grease Sing-Along, Bruce Lee, John Travolta, Michaela Coel, Olivia Newton-John