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The Mosquito Coast and Pose Headline a Packed Weekend

ALSO: Without Remorse, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Girlfriend Experience, and more.
  • Justin Theroux in The Mosquito Coast and Mj Rodriguez in Pose (Photos: Apple TV+/FX)
    Justin Theroux in The Mosquito Coast and Mj Rodriguez in Pose (Photos: Apple TV+/FX)

    Drama series receive top billing in a jam-packed weekend that brings the premieres of Justin Theroux’s The Mosquito Coast, Pose Season 3 and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 6, and more. Plus, settle in for an action-packed movie night with Michael B. Jordan’s Tom Clancy adaptation No Remorse.

    Also this weekend: Starz premieres The Girlfriend Experience Season 3, MacGyver embarks upon his final mission, and CNN dives into The Story of Late Night in a new docuseries. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:

    FRIDAY APRIL 30

    SERIES PREMIERE: Justin Theroux keeps it in the family with Apple’s The Mosquito Coast, based on his uncle Paul Theroux’s celebrated novel. The high-stakes drama centers on Allie Fox (Theroux), an idealist who becomes disillusioned with American corruption and takes his family on the run to Mexico. Two episodes premiere on Apple TV+ today, with additional episodes dropping weekly. Read our review. Streaming on Apple TV+

    ORIGINAL MOVIE: Michael B. Jordan’s long-gestating Tom Clancy adaptation Without Remorse finally hits the small screen this weekend after a lengthy COVID-19 delay. Written by Taylor Sheridan and Will Staples, the film follows an elite Navy SEAL (Jordan) who uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    NEW EPISODE: Go behind the scenes of Marvel’s latest series in Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Featuring never before seen footage and exclusive interviews with the show’s cast and crew. Watch promo. Streaming on Disney+

    ORIGINAL MOVIE: A teenager's journey to college is disrupted when her dysfunctional family is tasked with saving the world from a robot uprising in The Mitchells vs. the Machines. The animated Netflix comedy is voiced by a who's who of TV favorites, including Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Eric Andre, Fred Armisen, Beck Bennett, Conan O’Brien, and Olivia Colman. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    COMPLETE FIRST SEASON: Cute and cuddly pets take center stage in Netflix’s Pet Stars, a new reality series about Hollywood talent management agency Pets on Q. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: The 2021 NFL Draft continues with Rounds 2 and 3. Expect to see plenty of trades as teams beef up their lineups for the 2021 season and beyond. 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network

    SERIES FINALE: When MacGyver (Lucas Till) and Riley (Tristin Mays) wake up in a cornfield with no recollection of how they got there, the duo sets out to unravel the mystery in their last-ever mission. Watch promo. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    ORIGINAL SHORT: Set before the events of Pixar’s Soul, 22 vs. Earth explains why the quick-witted and sarcastic soul 22 (Tina Fey) is so adamant about refusing to go to Earth. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    SATURDAY MAY 1

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: The three-day 2021 NFL Draft concludes with Rounds 4-7, with coverage beginning at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT on ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network

    NBA BASKETBALL: Following NFL draft coverage, ESPN will transition over to basketball with two NBA on ESPN matchups:

    • Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center at 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT
    • Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center at 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: NBC honors the men and women making a difference in the world in a new special, Inspiring America: The 2021 Inspiration List. The inaugural list of honorees includes Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, and World Central Kitchen founder José Andrés. 8:00 PM PT on NBC

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Olunike Adeliyi (Workin’ Moms) stars as a renowned obstetrician who begins to suspect one of her residents of treachery in Revenge Delivered, a Lifetime original film. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    ENCORE PRESENTATION: It had only happened 37 times in the show's 45 year history, but Nick Jonas made it 38 when pulled double duty as both host and musical guest in this Saturday Night Live repeat from February. The show returns live next weekend with Elon Musk set to host11:30 PM ET on NBC

    SUNDAY MAY 2

    SEASON PREMIERE: As Joe Reid writes, there will be no escaping grief in the third and final season of FX drama Pose, which takes place as the AIDS epidemic reaches a fever pitch. Two episodes of Pose Season 3 air back-to-back tonight. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on FX

    SEASON PREMIERE: After defeating The Fates in the Season 5 finale, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 6 finds the Legends reckoning with an entirely new phenomenon: space aliens. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    SEASON PREMIERE: Steven Soderbergh’s anthology series pivots again to tell the story of Iris (Julia Goldani Telles), a tech startup employee who begins providing The Girlfriend Experience at night. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Starz

    NEW EPISODE: Detective Mare Sheehan (Kate Winslet) and her new partner Colin Zabel (Evan Peters) dig through phone records related to the murder mystery on Mare of Easttown, leading to the discovery of an unlikely suspect. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on HBO

    SERIES PREMIERE: Home Town stars Ben and Erin Napier set out to restore the entire town of Wetumpka, Alabama in Home Town Takeover, a six-episode spinoff of their HGTV hit. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on HGTV

    SERIES PREMIERE: CNN steps behind the desk in The Story of Late Night, a new docuseries hosted by Bill Carter that tracks the evolution of the medium from Steve Allen to Jimmy Fallon and beyond. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on CNN

    SEASON PREMIERE: W. Kamau Bell’s CNN docuseries United Shades of America opens its sixth season with an examination of the history and current state of American policing. 10:00 PM ET on CNN

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: The Mosquito Coast, Pose, Billy Porter, Justin Theroux