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Zendaya Baits Oscar in New Netflix Original Film Malcolm & Marie

ALSO: Malcolm & Marie, The Snoopy Show, Framing Britney Spears, Strip Down, Rise Up, and more.
  • Zendaya and John David Washington star in Malcolm & Marie. (Netflix)
    Zendaya and John David Washington star in Malcolm & Marie. (Netflix)

    Watch out world, Zendaya has officially arrived. The 24 year-old actor and producer is hardly a newcomer, but with critics declaring her performance in Malcolm and Marie "a complete knockout," she's now a late-entry frontrunner to take home Best Actress at next month's Oscars. The film drops on Netflix on today.

    Also today: Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek question reality in the Amazon original film Bliss, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang return to Apple TV+, and The New York Times investigates the ongoing conservatorship of Britney Spears. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Friday:

    ORIGINAL MOVIE: A filmmaker (John David Washington) and his girlfriend (Zendaya) return home from a movie premiere and await his film’s critical response in Malcolm & Marie, but the evening takes an unexpected turn as revelations about their relationship surface. Sam Levinson (Euphoria) writes and directs. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    ORIGINAL MOVIE: Amazon's latest would-be theatrical film to debut online is Bliss, starring Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek as an unlikely duo who come to believe that they're living in a simulated reality. Watch trailer. Streaming on Prime Video

    SERIES PREMIERE: The world's favorite beagle returns in The Snoopy Show, a new Apple TV+ original series starring Snoopy, Woodstock, and the rest of the Peanuts gang. The show's complete first season drops today. Read our review. Streaming on Apple TV+

    NBA BASKETBALL: The 2020-21 NBA regular season continues tonight with two national game telecasts:

    • The Toronto Raptors vs. the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center at 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on ESPN
    • The Boston Celtics vs the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center at 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT on ESPN

    SEASON PREMIERE: A new batch of Black visionaries get their due in Season 2 of Your Attention Please. Craig Robinson hosts. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    DOCUMENTARY: Amid a very public unraveling in 2008, Britney Spears was placed under a conservatorship overseen by her father. The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears looks into why her father remains her conservator thirteen years later. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on FX

    NEW EPISODE: The queens funk it up in a disco-dancing documentary, complete with 1970s fashions as RuPaul's Drag Race returns with an all new episode. 8:00 PM ET on VH1

    DOCUMENTARY: Oscar nominee Michèle Ohayon directs Strip Down, Rise Up, about a diverse group of women who come together to overcome past trauma through sensual dance. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

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

    TOPICS: Malcolm & Marie, Netflix, Zendaya