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TV This Weekend

Heroes, Ducks, Pranks, Fails and Irregulars Lead a Busy Weekend

ALSO: Maya Rudolph hosts a new Saturday Night Live, City on a Hill Season 2, and more.
  • (Photos: Netflix, NBC, Amazon, Disney+, Netflix)
    (Photos: Netflix, NBC, Amazon, Disney+, Netflix)

    From Bad Trip and The Irregulars on Netflix, Invincible on Amazon to The Mighty Ducks on Disney+, there's fun and adventure to be found on all the major platforms this weekend.

    Also this weekend: Nailed It! doubles down, former castmember (and current Kamala Harris) Maya Rudolph hosts SNL and Kevin Bacon returns with more City on a Hill. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    SERIES PREMIERE: When 12 year-old Evan Morrow (Brady Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the team in The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, he and his mom (Lauren Graham) set out to build their own team with the help of a familiar face, Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez). Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    COMPLETE FIRST SEASON: The latest in a long line of Holmes TV projects, The Irregulars follows a ragtag gang of sleuths as they uncover the demonic and mysterious depths of Victorian London alongside Dr. Watson and his enigmatic business partner, Sherlock Holmes. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SEASON PREMIERE: The second season of Solar Opposites finds its earthbound aliens still trying to decide if Earth is awful or awesome as their adventures grow bigger and funnier by the day. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    ORIGINAL MOVIE: Mixing real-life pranks with a scripted narraitive, Bad Trip follows two best friends on a cross-country road trip full of inventive pranks that pull real people into the onscreen mayhem. Eric Andre, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish, and Michaela Conlin star. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SERIES PREMIERE: Based on the Robert Kirkman comic book, Invincible revolves around 17-year-old Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun), whose father (J.K. Simmons) just happens to be the most powerful superhero on the planet. Sandra Oh, Mahersahala Ali and Seth Rogen are among the dozens of big names in the voice cast. Read our review. Streaming on Prime Video

    COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON: Netflix is set to double our pleasure as Nailed It! returns for its first pandemic-shot season with host Nicole Byer welcoming teams of two to compete in the streaming smash hit. Primetimer's Joe Reid previewed the season and filed this review. Streaming on Netflix


    AWARDS SHOW: Cynthia Erivo, Andra Day, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michelle Obama, Regina King, Eddie Murphy, Steph Curry and Alicia Keys are just a few of the stars set to appear at the 52nd NAACP Image Awards, honoring the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of TV, music, literature, and film. 8:00 PM ET on BET, CBS, VH1, MTV, MTV2, and LOGO

    NEW EPISODE: They're back: after a month-long break, Maya Rudolph hosts an all new episode of Saturday Night Live, where she'll be joined by musical guest Jack Harlow. Watch promo. 11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT on NBC

    NCAA BASKETBALL: This year's unlikely Sweet 16 tips off with its first four games (schedule subject to change due to COVID conditions):

    • Loyola Chicago vs. Oregon State at 2:40 PM ET on CBS
    • Baylor vs. Villanova at 5:15 PM ET on CBS
    • Arkansas vs. Oral Roberts at 7:25 PM ET on TBS
    • Houston vs. Syracuse at 9:55 PM ET on TBS

    DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: She's been a music icon for the better part of her 60 year career, now Tina Turner tells her own story in Tina, the new original HBO documentary from Oscar-winning directors Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on HBO

    FIGURE SKATING: The world's best figure skaters get a primetime showcase as NBC airs Friday's Women's Freestyle at the World Figure Skating Championship beginning at 8:00 PM ET / 6:30 PM PT on NBC

    SNEAK PEAK: TBS is giving viewers an early look at Nasim Pedrad's new single-camera comedy Chad, about a 14-year-old Persian boy (Pedrad) who's on a mission to become popular in his first year of high school. The show officially premieres April 6th. Watch trailer. 12:30 AM ET on TBS


    NEW NIGHT AND TIME: Zoey (Jane Levy) aims to recreate a cherished memory with Mitch (Peter Gallagher) on Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, but her efforts are thwarted by Leif (Michael Thomas Grant). Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on NBC

    NCAA BASKETBALL: The second day of this year's Sweet 16 sees eight more teams hit the hardwood (schedule subject to change due to COVID conditions):

    • Gonzaga vs. Creighton at 2:10 PM ET on CBS
    • Michigan vs. Florida State at 5:00 PM ET on CBS
    • Alabama vs. UCLA at 7:15 PM ET on TBS
    • USC vs. Oregon at 9:45 PM ET on TBS

    AWARDS SHOW: Great Performances presents the Movies For Grownups Awards 2021, honoring the best in movies and TV for adults over fifty, with George Clooney set to receive this year's Career Achievement Award. Hoda Kotb hosts. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on PBS

    NEW EPISODE: Following a competitive Hollywood Week, American Idol moves to its two-night Showstoppers round, as contestants vie for a spot in the final 24. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    SEASON FINALE: Anna (Eve Hewson) is tried for murder in the season finale of The Luminaries, while new evidence reveals a connection between Lauderback (Benedict Hardie) and Crosbie Wells (Ewen Leslie). 9:30 PM ET on Starz

    NEW EPISODE: Back after a month-long break, The Rookie sees Nolan (Nathan Fillion), Harper (Mekia Cox) and Lopez (Alyssa Diaz) investigate a kidnapping where the victim is the son of a judge with a long list of enemies. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on ABC

    SEASON PREMIERE: When an assistant U.S. attorney overdoses and is left for dead on the Season 2 premiere of City on a Hill, Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge) suspects Jackie (Kevin Bacon) is involved. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on Showtime

    Jed Rosenzweig is the Founder and Publisher of Primetimer. 

    TOPICS: Invincible, The Irregulars, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, Nailed It!