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Lisey's Story and Sweet Tooth Lead a Weekend of Premieres and Finales

ALSO: The Mosquito Coast finale, Feel Good Season 2, the final episode of Pose, and more.
  • Julianne Moore and Clive Owen in Lisey's Story, Christian Convery and Nonso Anozie in Sweet Tooth  (Photos: Apple TV+ and Netflix)
    Julianne Moore and Clive Owen in Lisey's Story, Christian Convery and Nonso Anozie in Sweet Tooth (Photos: Apple TV+ and Netflix)

    Streaming takes center stage in a crowded weekend of premieres and finales. On Netflix, DC Entertainment and Robert Downey Jr. adapt comic series Sweet Tooth into a fantasy epic about half-human, half-animal children, while Mae Martin lightens things up with Feel Good’s final season. Over in Apple world, the streamer bows Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story, starring Julianne Moore and Clive Owen, and draws The Mosquito Coast to a close in the season finale.

    Also: Blanca (Mj Rodriguez) rushes to get Pray Tell (Billy Porter) medication in the Pose series finale, Juno Temple stars in Little Birds on Starz, and Disney+ lifts the paywall on Raya and the Last Dragon. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    COMPLETE FIRST SEASON: A young boy who is half-human, half-deer searches for a new beginning in Sweet Tooth, an adaptation of the comic book series written and illustrated by Jeff Lemire. The fantasy drama stars Christian Convery as the hybrid child, and Will Forte as his father. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SEASON PREMIERE: Stephen King and J.J. Abrams’ partnership continues with Lisey’s Story, a thriller that follows Lisey Landon (Julianne Moore) two years after the death of her husband, novelist Scott Landon (Clive Owen). Lisey is coping with her grief, but she begins to unravel when a series of unsettling events cause her to face memories of her marriage that she's deliberately blocked out of her mind. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    SEASON FINALE: Apple's twisty drama The Mosquito Coast wraps its first season with Allie (Justin Theroux) and his family fighting for their lives following the massacre at the motel. The series was renewed for a second season earlier this week. Streaming on Apple TV+

    COMPLETE SECOND SEASON: Mae (Mae Martin) enters rehab in the second and final season of Feel Good, where she realizes that she must deal with her past in order to move forward. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    ORIGINAL MOVIE: Three months after Raya and the Last Dragon debuted on Premier Access, Disney+ is making the animated film available for free to all subscribers. The action-adventure flick follows a young warrior (voiced by Kelly Marie Tran) who enlists the land’s lone dragon (Awkwafina) to help her save the earth. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    ORIGINAL MOVIE: Halloween comes early to HBO Max with the debut of The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, also known as The Conjuring 3. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprise their roles as paranormal investigators in supernatural horror sequel, which debuts on the small screen day-and-date with its theatrical release. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    COMPLETE FIRST SEASON: Amazon’s first scripted Brazilian original series, Dom tracks the true story of a father and son on opposite sides of Rio de Janiero’s war on drugs. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    ORIGINAL MOVIE: A retired hitman executes revenge on his brother in Netflix’s Spanish-language thriller Xtreme, starring Teo García, Óscar Jaenada, Óscar Casas, and Andrea Duro. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SUMMER PREMIERE: 911 operators across the country get the Emergency Call when the docuseries returns to ABC tonight. In the summer premiere, teenage girls in Austin, Texas narrowly escape a possible kidnapper, and a woman in Wasilla, Alaska goes into anaphylactic shock after getting stung by a bee. With host Luke Wilson. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on ABC


    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Annabeth Gish stars as Jennifer Dulos, a Connecticut mother who mysteriously disappeared in May 2019, in Gone Mom, Lifetime’s ripped-from-the-headlines drama about the still-unsolved case. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Lifetime continues to probe the Jennifer Dulos case in Beyond the Headlines: The Jennifer Dulos Story, which features testimony from investigators and those closest to Jennifer and her husband, Fortis. 10:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    SEASON PREMIERE: Real estate expert Scott McGillivray teaches families how to unlock their home’s full rental potential in Vacation House Rules Season 2. 8:00 PM ET on HGTV

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Hallmark kicks off its Summer Nights series with You Had Me at Aloha, starring Pascale Hutton and Kavan Smith as co-host of a popular travel show set in Hawaii. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Cat videos come to Netflix in Kitty Love: An Homage to Cats, a Dutch-produced special  "hosted" by The Netherlands' most famous feline, Abatutu. Watch preview. Streaming on Netflix

    MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Depending on your region, you’ll be able to catch one of three different FOX MLB games, all at 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on FOX

    • Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves
    • Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants
    • Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees


    SERIES FINALE: In the final episode of Pose, Blanca (Mj Rodriguez) learns that a local HIV clinical trial is denying access to people of color and joins ACT UP in an effort to get Pray Tell (Billy Porter) the medication. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on FX

    SERIES PREMIERE: Juno Temple plays New York heiress Lucy Savage in Little Birds, an adaptation of Anais Nin’s 1979 collection of erotic short stories. The Starz drama also features Hugh Skinner, Rossy De Palma, Amy Landecker, and Matt Lauria. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Starz

    SEASON PREMIERE: Three new contestants face off against the world’s greatest trivia stars as The Chase returns to ABC. Featuring James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter, and James Labbett as Chasers, and Sara Haines (The View) as host. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on ABC

    SEASON FINALE: CNN brings The Story of Late Night into the present day as late night shows tackle the Trump administration and shift their formats in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 9:00 PM ET on CNN

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: With the Tokyo Olympics on the horizon, elite gymnasts head to the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in St. Louis, Missouri to compete for the remaining spots in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials later this month. 7:00 PM ET on NBC

    SERIES PREMIERE: Showtime showcases the four champions who ushered in a boxing renaissance in The Kings. The four-part docuseries tracks the fierce rivalry between Roberto Duran, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns, and Sugar Ray Leonard throughout the 1980s, an era that forever changed the sport. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Showtime

    SEASON PREMIERE: Humanity is fully under siege as War of the Worlds kicks off its second season, but could the "alien" invaders actually be human? Daisy Edgar-Jones and Gabriel Byrne star. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Epix 

    SERIES PREMIERE: Finally a show for Roman history buffs: the new EPIX drama Domina tracks the extraordinary rise of Emperor Augustus Caesar’s third wife, Livia Drusilla (played by Kasia Smutniak). Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on EPIX

    SEASON PREMIERE: Rob Lowe and Terrence Howard take the Celebrity Family Feud stage in the game show’s Season 7 premiere. With longtime host Steve Harvey. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: One of baseball’s greatest rivalries gets a nationwide showcase on Sunday Night Baseball as the New York Yankees host the Boston Red Sox. 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: Sweet Tooth, Apple TV+, Netflix, Lisey's Story