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When Calls The Heart, WandaVision and SNL Headline a Packed Weekend

ALSO: Allen v. Farrow, For All Mankind, Rosamund Pike stars in I Care a Lot, and more.
  • (Photos: Apple TV+, Hallmark Channel, Netflix, Disney+ and NBC)
    (Photos: Apple TV+, Hallmark Channel, Netflix, Disney+ and NBC)

    Eight seasons in, Hallmark's hit series When Calls the Heart shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, last year's Season 7 premiere was the show's highest rated episode since its premiere back in 2010, earning it an extended Season 8 renewal. The first of this season's 12 new episodes premieres Sunday night.

    Also this weekend: With just three episodes to go, WandaVision is set to make some big reveals, For All Mankind returns for Season 2, and Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page hosts Saturday Night Live. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:  


    SEASON PREMIERE: Apple TV+'s alternate history sci-fi series For All Mankind returns for Season 2, as Ronald Reagan brings the war with Russia to the moon. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple

    ORIGINAL MOVIE: A crooked legal guardian (Rosamund Pike)  meets her match in I Care a Lot, when a woman she tries to swindle (Dianne Wiest) proves to be more than she first appears. Peter Dinklage, Eiza González, and our favorite alterna-Chris Chris Messina also star. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SERIES PREMIERE: Lily Rabe (American Horror Story), Amy Brenneman (The Leftovers) and Hamish Linklater (Legion) star in Tell Me Your Secrets, a new thriller revolving around a trio of characters, each with a mysterious and troubling past. Watch trailer. Streaming on Prime Video

    ORIGINAL MOVIE: Based on the Newbery Award-winning children's novel, Flora & Ulysses follows 10-year old Flora, an avid comic book fan and a self-avowed cynic, who rescues a squirrel named Ulysses, only to realize he possesses unique superpowers. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    SERIES PREMIERE: The German sci-fi series Tribes of Europa follows three siblings in 2070 as they set out to change the fate of Europe after a global catastrophe fractures it into countless micro-states. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    NEW EPISODE: The truth behind Wanda's reality continues to seep into WandaVision's carefully curated world as her sitcom life enters the modern era — or, rather, the Modern Family era. Watch preview. Streaming on Disney+

    BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES: The OGs get more involved with the music on Hip Hop Uncovered, as they learn the details of managing, producing, and developing artists. But it isn't long before their pasts begin to catch up to them. Two episodes air Episodes 3 and 4 air beginning at 9:00 PM ET on FX

    DOCUMENTARY: What does it take to create a vaccine in record time? The Vaccine: Conquering Covid looks at the unprecedented effort to develop, test, and administer a vaccine for COVID-19. Streaming on Discovery+


    NEW EPISODE: Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Bad Bunny. 11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT on NBC

    NBA BASKETBALL: ABC's NBA Saturday Primetime presents a rematch of last year's NBA Finals as the Miami Heat play the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center. 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT on ABC

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: A small-town cook impersonates his twin brother to participate in a culinary contest in Mix Up in the Mediterranean, only to end up falling for the woman in charge of the event. 9:00 PM ET on Hallmark

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: The story of Mari Gilbert's search for the truth behind her daughter's disappearance gets the Lifetime movie treatment in The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother's Hunt for Justice. Kim Delaney stars. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    DOCUMENTARY: Following the Lifetime movie, The Long Island Serial Killer: Enhanced Edition looks back at the the infamous real-life case. 10:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    ORIGINAL MOVIE: Four school buddies — a director, a temp worker, an insurance salesman, and a paper craftsman — grapple with unfulfilled dreams in the Taiwanese film Classmates Minus as they struggle to break free of middle age ennui. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix.


    SEASON PREMIERE: Hearties rejoice! Hallmark Channel's When Calls the Heart returns for its eighth season with Elizabeth (Erin Krakow) set to finally choose between between Nathan (Kevin McGarry) and Lucas (Chris McNally).  Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Hallmark

    SEASON FINALE: Siegfried (Samuel West) hosts a Christmas eve party, with an even bigger event to follow in the Season 1 finale of All Creatures Great and Small. Meanwhile, Helen (Rachel Shenton) accompanies James (Nicholas Ralph) on an emergency house call. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on PBS

    NEW EPISODE: It won't be premiering on cable for another week, but AMC+ subscribers get an exclusive sneak peek beginning today as The Walking Dead returns for the back half of its tenth season. First up: Maggie (Lauren Cohan) has returned with a story she isn't ready to share, even when her past catches up to her. Watch trailerStreaming on AMC+

    DOCUMENTARY: Karam Gill profiles the incendiary hip-hop artist Tekashi 6ix9ine in the new Showtime docuseries Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine. Read our review. 10:00 PM ET on Showtime

    DOCUSERIES PREMIERE: The Farrow family gets their say in Allen v. Farrow, an unexpurgated look at the almost 30 year-old allegations against the legendary film director. Read our review. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    SERIES PREMIERE: In her new six-part series Disrupt and Dismantle, Soledad O'Brien traces the roots and results of racism, the wealth gap, and other systemic problems in the United States. 9:00 PM ET on BET

    SERIES PREMIERE: (Delayed from last Sunday) Jason Biggs hosts Cherries Wild, a fast-paced new half-hour game show featuring two rounds of pop culture trivia and one giant slot machine. Read our review7:00 PM ET on Fox

    Jed Rosenzweig is the Founder and Publisher of Primetimer. 

    TOPICS: When Calls the Heart, Hallmark Channel