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TV This Weekend

TV Brings the Multiplex Home with Three High-Profile Film Premieres

ALSO: Finale time for WandaVision, Oprah's sitdown with Harry and Meghan, and more.
  • Clockwise from top: Coming 2 America, Raya and the Last Dragon and Boss Level. (Photos: Amazon, Disney+, Hulu)
    Clockwise from top: Coming 2 America, Raya and the Last Dragon and Boss Level. (Photos: Amazon, Disney+, Hulu)

    A year ago the notion of an A-list film bowing online day-and-date with its theatrical release still seemed a long ways off, but between COVID and a fiercely competitive streaming market, this weekend sees not one but three could-be blockbusters bowing on three different streaming services — Coming 2 America on Amazon, Raya and the Last Dragon on Disney+, and Boss Level on Hulu.

    Also this weekend: WandaVision wraps its gangbusters first season, Oprah interviews Harry and Meghan on CBS, and NBC's Good Girls kicks off its fourth season. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    MOVIE PREMIERE: 33 years after his first visit, Akeem (Eddie Murphy) learns he has a long-lost son in Coming 2 America, leading the African monarch and his trusted assistant Semmi (Arsenio Hall) to return to United States. Wesley Snipes and James Earl Jones also star. Watch trailer. Streaming on Prime Video

    MOVIE PREMIERE: The latest Disney film to get the "premier access" treatment, the CGI-animated Raya and the Last Dragon follows the lone warror Raya (Kelly Marie Tran) as she enlists the last in the species to help save the earth. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+ with Premier Access

    MOVIE PREMIERE: Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts and Michelle Yeoh star in Boss Level. Originally scheduled for theatrical release in August 2019, the sci-fi action thriller tells the story of a former special forces agent (Grillo) trapped in a time loop of the day his murder. Joe Carnahan (Narc, The A-Team) directs. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    SEASON FINALE: As Primetimer's Joe Reid writes, WandaVision has overcome MCU fatigue to become quite possibly the buzziest TV show since Game of Thrones. The series wraps its nine-episode first season today. Streaming on Disney+

    NEW EPISODE: Love is in the air as Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley) and Nicole (Katherine Barrell) celebrate their engagement with an enchanted evening as Wynonna Earp returns for the first of its final six episodes. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on Syfy

    COMPLETE FIRST SEASON: The voices and stories of real LA residents form the heart of City of Ghosts, a new six-episode animated kids series from Emmy winner Elizabeth Ito (Phineas and Ferb, Adventure Time). Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    NEW EPISODE: We've reached the halfway mark of this season's RuPaul's Drag Race, and that can only mean one thing: It's Snatch Game time. Watch preview8:00 PM ET on VH1


    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Cindy (Natalie Hall) designs dresses for a charity ball in Fit for a Prince, and although the dresses seem destined for disaster, she manages to impress the royal guest of honor, Prince Ronan (Jonathan Keltz). 9:00 PM ET on Hallmark

    SERIES PREMIERE: Alan Tudyk voices the titular Devil in the Syfy animated series Devil May Care, which follows the ruler of the underworld as he hires a social media coordinator to rehab Hell's reputation. Watch trailer. Midnight on Syfy

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: A small island community is turned upside down when one of the town's citizens (Paul McGillion) is found dead in Circle of Deception. As the investigation winds its way through neighbors and best friends, the murderer is finally revealed. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    ENCORE PRESENTATION: In this repeat of the series opener, physics-defying Debris from a destroyed alien spacecraft is scattered across the Western Hemisphere changes the lives of individuals around the world. Jonathan Tucker and Riann Steele star as two agents assigned the task of recovering the wreckage. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on NBC

    ENCORE PRESENTATION: The 118 believes their fabled firehouse superstition has come true when they face a never-ending series of bizarre emergency calls on 9-1-1. Meanwhile, Eddie (Ryan Guzman) feels a spark with Christopher's (Gavin McHugh's) former teacher, but admits to Bobby (Peter Krause) he may not be ready to move on in his personal life. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on FOX

    ENCORE PRESENTATION: Haven't been keeping up with American Idol? Catch up in the rebroadcast of last month's Season 19 premiere. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on ABC

    ENCORE PRESENTATION: Travel back to the days of Tiger Blood Charlie Sheen in this Saturday Night Live repeat from March 5, 2011. Miley Cyrus hosts, with musical guest The Strokes. 10:00 PM ET on NBC


    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Oprah Winfrey is calling her sitdown with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex "the best interview [she's] ever done." Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special will see the couple discuss their decision to step back from royal duties and resettle in California. Watch preview8:00 PM ET on CBS

    AWARDS SHOW: Traditional Oscar bellweather The 26th Annual Critics' Choice Awards is set to honor the best and brightest in film and TV from the past year, live from Santa Monica's Barker Hangar. Taye Diggs hosts. Watch preview7:00 PM ET on The CW

    NEW EPISODE: Back from an extended winter break, Pennyworth picks up where it left off, with the blooming romance between Thomas (Ben Aldridge) and Martha (Emma Paetz) front and center. Watch preview.  9:00 PM ET on Epix

    SEASON PREMIERE: The pressure is on when Lucy's body is discovered in a graveyard on the Season 4 premiere of Good Girls. Meanwhile, Beth (Christina Hendricks) and Dean (Matthew Lillard) do everything they can to get Boland's Bubbles up and running. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on NBC

    SEASON PREMIERE: The Emmy-winning weekly news magazine VICE returns for its second season on Showtime, set to tackle police brutality in Nigeria, the continued shockwaves of President Trump's foreign policy in Iran and Yemen and the ongoing racial reckoning here in the United States. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Showtime

    SEASON PREMIERE: The prognosis for Season 8 of Married to Medicine is looking good as Lisa Nicole Cloud and Kari Wells return to the fold, and the show tackles COVID and BLM. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Bravo

    SEASON PREMIERE: Take a far out trip with Ride With Norman Reedus as he saddles up for a fifth season of adventures. First up: the Walking Dead star explores the harbor city of Auckland before meeting up with actor Josh Brolin. Watch preview. Midnight on AMC

    ENCORE PRESENTATION: Gwen Stefani and Nick Jonas again play musical chairs in this repeat of last week's Season 20 premiere of The Voice as Jonas assumes the fourth seat alongside Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Blake Shelton. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    Jed Rosenzweig is the Founder and Publisher of Primetimer. 

    TOPICS: Coming 2 America, Boss Level, Raya and the Last Dragon