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Netflix Bookends a Packed Weekend with Army of the Dead and Master of None

ALSO: Season finale time for SNL, Amazon bows star-studded Solos, In Treatment Season 4, and more.
  • Left: Matthias Schweighöfer, Dave Bautista and Samantha Win in Army of the Dead; Right: Lena Waithe in Master of None. (Photos: Netflix)
    Left: Matthias Schweighöfer, Dave Bautista and Samantha Win in Army of the Dead; Right: Lena Waithe in Master of None. (Photos: Netflix)

    Netflix typically opts for Friday releases, but this weekend the streaming is expanding its footprint with a blockbuster release on Sunday as well. First up is Army of the Dead, Zack Snyder’s zombie heist flick starring Dave Bautista, Omari Hardwick, and Tig Notaro. Two days later, Aziz Ansari’s Master of None finally returns to Netflix for its third season. Rather than focus on Ansari, who directed and co-wrote the season, Master of None Season 3 will center on the romance between Lena Waithe and Naomi Ackie’s characters.

    Also this weekend: Anya Taylor-Joy and Lil Nas X help Saturday Night Live close out its 46th season, Amazon searches for anthology success with Solos, and Uzo Aduba assumes the helm of HBO’s In Treatment. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    ORIGINAL MOVIE: Fresh off his HBO Max Justice League cut, Zack Snyder returns to streaming with Army of the Dead. The zombie thriller stars Dave Bautista as the leader of a mercenary group that plans a Las Vegas casino heist amid a zombie apocalypse. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    COMPLETE SEASON: Amazon continues its quest for the next great anthology with Solos, a seven-episode series about human connection. The anthology boasts a star-studded cast, including Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Helen Mirren, Uzo Aduba, and Anthony Mackie. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    SEASON PREMIERE: Nikki (Esther Smith) and Jason (Rafe Spall) continue to navigate the adoption process in Trying Season 2, but obstacles are quickly piling up for the British couple. New episodes are set to drop weekly. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    DOCUSERIES PREMIERE: Academy, BAFTA, and Grammy Award winners Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees (Amy, Senna) explore the musicians and soundtracks that shaped culture and politics in 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything, from The Rolling Stones to Bob Marley to Joni Mitchell. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Ken Jeong hosts See Us Unite for Change, a multi-network primetime special to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and address the riding tide of hate crimes against the AAPI community. 8:00 PM ET on MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Paramount, Pop TV, Logo, CMT, and Facebook Watch

    COMPLETE FIRST SEASON: A megalomaniacal supervillain (voiced by Patton Oswalt) is ousted from his flailing organization in Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., an adult animated series based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. In addition to Oswalt, the series boasts a comedy voice cast for the ages, including Bill Hader, Whoopi Goldberg, Beck Bennett and Melissa Fumero. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    DOCUSERIES FINALE: FX brings Pride into the modern era with three back-to-back episodes of the riveting documentary series. Tonight’s marathon begins with the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s before transitioning to the ‘90s Culture Wars and the uptick in queer visibility in the 2000s. Read our review. 8:00 PM ET on FX

    SERIES PREMIERE: Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry are joining forces to help destigmatize mental health struggles in The Me You Can’t See, a multi-part docuseries featuring conversations with Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, NBA player DeMar DeRozan, and more public figures. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    DOCUMENTARY: P!nk balances family and life on the road in P!nk: All I Know So Far, a behind-the-scenes look at the artist as she prepares for her first Wembley Stadium performance in 2019. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    COMPLETE SEASON: From The Good Fight creators Robert and Michelle King comes The Bite, a Spectrum original series about two neighbors (Taylor Schiling and Audra McDonald) who fight to survive as a deadly new COVID strain decimates New York City. Watch trailer. Streaming on Spectrum


    SEASON FINALE: A rocky season of Saturday Night Live concludes with an episode hosted by Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit). With musical guest Lil Nas X of “Old Town Road” fame. 11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT on NBC

    MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: FOX kicks off Baseball Night in America with three different broadcasts. Depending on your region, you’ll be able to catch one of the following games. 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on FOX

    • Boston Red Sox at Philadelphia Phillies
    • Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants
    • Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals

    HBO MOVIE PREMIERE: Almost six months after it first premiered in theaters and on HBO Max, Wonder Woman 1984 makes its linear HBO debut. A sequel to the 2017 smash hit, Wonder Woman 1984 follows Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) as she and former flame Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) face off against Max Lord (Pedro Pascal) and Cheetah (Kristen Wiig). Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on HBO

    SERIES FINALE: Spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant says farewell to her self-help series in a two-hour Iyanla: Fix My Life special showcasing the most memorable moments and never-before-seen footage from the series. 9:00 PM ET on OWN

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Shark-obsessed killer Bruce Kane (Houston Stevenson) becomes unnaturally obsessed with a high school girl in A Predator Returns, a sequel to Lifetime’s 2020 film A Predator’s Obsession. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime


    COMPLETE THIRD SEASON: Four years after it last graced our screens, acclaimed comedy Master of None returns for its third season on Netflix. While Aziz Ansari is still involved behind-the-scenes, the new season focuses on Lena Waithe’s Denise and her partner Alicia, played by Naomie Ackie. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SEASON PREMIERE: Uzo Aduba takes the therapist’s chair in In Treatment Season 4, which serves as a revival of the groundbreaking drama. Beyond Aduba, the show's all new cast includes Joel Kinnaman, Anthony Ramos, John Benjamin Hickey, and Quintessa Swindell. HBO will air two episodes of In Treatment every Sunday and Monday through late June. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    SEASON FINALE: Sheryl Crow, Chaka Khan, Fall Out Boy, Macklemore and Lindsey Buckingham are all set to appear as American Idol crowns its Season 19 winner in a three-hour episode that will be broadcast live coast-to-coast so fans from across the country can vote and discover the new champion at the same time. 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on ABC

    AWARDS SHOW: Music’s biggest names gather for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, presented live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Scheduled performers includes BTS, The Weeknd, and P!nk. Nick Jonas hosts. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    SERIES FINALE: CBS’ long-running NCIS: New Orleans franchise ends after seven seasons with an episode that follows Pride (Scott Bakula) as he races to find out who attacked Jimmy (Jason Alan Carvell) and Connor (Drew Scheid). Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on CBS

    SEASON PREMIERE: It's a big day for Lena Waithe between Master of None on Netflix and Showtime's Season 4 premiere of The Chi. The new season follows Jake (Micahel V. Epps), Papa (Shamon Brown Jr.), and Kevin (Alex Hibbert) as they grapple with the reality of being young Black men in America in a system that seems designed to break them down. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

    SEASON PREMIERE: Return to the world of financial scheming as Black Monday kicks off its third season. The action shifts into the early ‘90s as Mo (Don Cheadle) enters the music business, and Dawn (Regina Hall) serves her sentence after taking the rap for Black Monday. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on Showtime

    SERIES PREMIERE: Showtime’s night of comedy premieres continues with Flatbush Misdemeanors, created, written, and starring Kevin Iso (High Fidelity) and Dan Perlman (That’s My Bus!). The new series, based on Iso and Perlman’s award-winning short, follows two friends struggling to thrive in their new community of Flatbush, Brooklyn. Watch trailer. 10:30 PM ET on Showtime

    SEASON FINALE: When Queen Latifah’s The Equalizer witnesses the execution of a cartel boss, her personal and professional lives collide as she and her friends are threatened by a crime syndicate. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: The Chicago Cubs head into St. Louis Cardinals territory in this Sunday Night Baseball contest. 7:00 PM ET on ESPN

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

    TOPICS: Netflix, Master of None, Aziz Ansari, Zack Snyder, Army of the Dead