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Sophomore Seasons Take Center Stage In a Busy Weekend on TV

Lupin, Flack, Tuca & Bertie, and Love, Victor lead a host of series returning to streaming and cable.
  • Clockwise from top: Lupin (Netflix), Betty (HBO), Love, Victor (Hulu), Tuca & Bertie (Adult Swim) and Flack (Amazon).
    Clockwise from top: Lupin (Netflix), Betty (HBO), Love, Victor (Hulu), Tuca & Bertie (Adult Swim) and Flack (Amazon).

    It's a sophomore season bonanza this weekend on TV, as Lupin, Tuca & Bertie, Betty, Flack and Love, Victor return to streaming and cable. Plus, NBC is treating Olympics junkies to the U.S. Swimming and Diving trials over the next few days, and AMC+ subscribers get an early look at Annie Murphy's Kevin Can F***k Himself. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:

    FRIDAY JUNE 11

    SEASON PREMIERES

    Love, Victor: Complete second season. As a newly out of the closet Victor (Michael Cimino) enters his junior year at Creekwood High, he must deal with the realities of being an openly gay star athlete and a family struggling with his revelation. Red our review. Streaming on Hulu

    Lupin: Complete second season. With his back to the wall, Assane (Omar Sy) develops a new plot to take revenge against Hubert Pelligrini (Herve Pierre) in Part 2 of Netflix’s mystery thriller. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Home Before Dark: Young investigative journalist Hilde Lysiak (Brooklynn Prince) explores a mysterious explosion at a local farm in Season 2 of the Apple TV+ drama. One new episode debuts each week through mid-August. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Betty: Set against the backdrop of the pandemic, Betty Season 2 tracks its five protagonists as they step firmly into womanhood and navigate the ups and downs of dating, work, and, of course, skateboarding. Watch trailer. 11:00 PM ET on HBO

    Flack: Complete second season. Robyn (Anna Paquin) focuses on rebuilding her relationship with her sister and keeping her clients out of the headlines in Season 2 of the British PR dramedy. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    Zenimation: Disney+ adds to its ambient TV library with a new season of Zenimation, the platform’s short-form, soundscape experience series. Streaming on Disney+

    ORIGINAL MOVIE

    Skater Girl: A teen in rural India discovers a life-changing passion for skateboarding, but she faces a rough road as she follows her dreams of competing. In English and Hindi. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SEASON FINALE

    Mama June: From Not to Hot: Mama June completes her road to redemption in the Season 5 finale. 9:00 PM ET on WE tv

    SATURDAY JUNE 12

    MOVIES

    The 40-Year-Old Virgin: Judd Apatow and Steve Carell’s 2005 classic gets HBO's plum Saturday night showcase. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on HBO

    Left for Dead: The Ashley Reeves Story: Lifetime dramatizes the true story of Ashley Reeves (Anwen O’Driscoll), a 17-year-old girl who was left for dead in the woods following a brutal attack. Also stars Jennie Garth as Ashley’s mother, Michelle Reeves. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    The Baker’s Son: Hallmark’s “Summer Nights” series continues with The Baker’s Son, a romance about a baker who turns to his childhood friend and true love for help when his bread loses its flavor. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel

    SPORTS

    U.S. Olympic Diving Trials: Elite athletes head to Indianapolis to compete for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Diving Team. Two hours of coverage will air in the afternoon, followed by one hour in primetime. 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM ET/1:00 PM and 5:00 PM PT on NBC

    Major League Baseball: Depending on your region, FOX will air one of the following MLB games, all at 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on FOX.

    • Houston Astros at Minnesota Twins
    • San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals
    • St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs

    Superstar Racing Experience: The inaugural Superstar Racing Experience (or SRX) season kicks off at the Stafford Motor Speedway in Connecticut. 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on CBS

    NBA Playoffs: The Los Angeles Clippers host the Utah Jazz in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals. 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT on ABC

    SUNDAY JUNE 13

    SEASON PREMIERE

    Tuca & Bertie: Following its hasty cancellation at Netflix, the animated comedy has found a new home on Adult Swim. In Season 2, Tuca (Tiffany Haddish) and Bertie (Ali Wong) battle their inner ghosts, while Speckle (Steven Yeun) is driven to the brink of insanity as he builds a new house. Watch trailer. 11:30 PM ET on Adult Swim

    SERIES PREMIERES

    Blindspotting: Starz adapts Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs’ 2018 film Blindspotting for the small screen in a new comedy series. Set six months after the events of the film, the series centers on Ashley (Jasmine Cephas Jones), a mother who's left reeling after her longtime partner is suddenly arrested. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Starz

    Kevin Can F**k Himself: Schitt’s Creek star Annie Murphy turns the "fat guy, skinny wife" sitcom trope on its head in AMC’s new multi-cam comedy. Two episodes drop on AMC's subscription streaming service AMC+ today, ahead of their linear debut next Sunday, June 20. Watch trailer. Streaming on AMC+

    SEASON FINALES

    Fear the Walking Dead: The group scrambles to find a way to live out the impending destruction on their own terms in the Season 6 finale. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on AMC

    United Shades of America: W. Kamau Bell explores what it’s like to be trans in Texas in the final episode of United Shades of America Season 6. 10:00 PM ET on CNN

    Ziwe: Ziwe investigates whitewashing in Hollywood and sits down with guest Adam Pally. 11:00 PM ET on Showtime

    SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

    Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: Due to COVID precautions, the venerable dog show is adjusting its format this year to present group judging and the crowning of Best in Show in a single, three-hour event. 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on FOX

    Talking Dead: Chris Hardwick breaks down the Fear the Walking Dead Season 6 finale in a one-hour special event. 10:13 PM ET on AMC

    Watch What Happens Live: Andy Cohen welcomes his first in-studio guests, Uzo Aduba and John Benjamin Hickey, and his first live audience since the pandemic began in March 2020. 10:00 PM ET on Bravo

    SPORTS

    U.S. Olympic Swimming and Diving Trials: Three hours of primetime coverage begins at 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on NBC

    Sunday Night Baseball: The Chicago Cubs host the Saint Louis Cardinals.. 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on ESPN

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

    TOPICS: Love, Victor, Lupin, Tuca & Bertie