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Black Widow and The White Lotus Bookend a Packed Weekend

ALSO: Virgin River, Atypical, Fear Street Part 2, The ESPYS, Real Housewives of Potomac, and more.
  • (Photos: Netflix, ABC/ESPN, Warner Bros., HBO)
    (Photos: Netflix, ABC/ESPN, Warner Bros., HBO)

    From the latest Marvel blockbuster to a new HBO Sunday night satire, there’s a little something for everyone on TV this weekend. Here's what's worth watching:


    Black Widow: Following the events of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) finds herself on the run, but she can’t avoid her past for long. The new MCU flick opens in theaters today and is available to Disney+ subscribers for $30 via the service’s Premier Access add-on. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+ with Premier Access

    Atypical: Complete fourth season. Sam (Keir Gilchrist) moves in with his bestie Zahid’(Nik Dodani) as the couple-approved family dramedy kicks off its final season. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Fear Street Part 2: 1978: Original film. The Netflix film trilogy shifts its setting to 1978, where a Shadyside resident is suddenly possessed with the urge to kill, wreaking havoc on the summer fun at Camp Nightwing. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Leverage: Redemption: Series return. A group of reformed criminals — played by original stars Aldis Hodge, Christian Kane, and Gina Bellman, and Beth Riesgraf — help ordinary people fight back against corporate and governmental injustice in this Leverage continuation. The first eight episodes premiere today on IMDb TV, followed by eight additional episodes in the fall. Watch trailer. Streaming on IMDb TV

    The Snoopy Show: New episodes. Snoopy, Woodstock, and the rest of the Peanuts gang return for new adventures in Part 2 of the family-friendly cartoon. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Virgin River: Complete third season. Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, and Tim Matheson return for a new batch of episodes that find the residents of Virgin River facing all sorts of troubles, from fires and custody battles to (uh oh) breakups. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    The Water Man: Original film. In David Oyelowo’s feature directorial debut, a young boy (Lonnie Chavis) searches for a magical being to cure his sick mother (Rosario Dawson). Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    How to Become a Tyrant: Complete first season. Peter Dinklage narrates this sardonic docuseries that provides aspiring dictators with a playbook for acquiring absolute power. Streaming on Netflix

    The Patrick Star Show: Series premiere. A younger Patrick Star (voiced by Billy Fagerbakke) hosts a variety show from his bedroom in this new SpongeBob SquarePants spinoff series. Watch trailer. 7:00 PM ET on Nickelodeon

    The Middlemost Post: Series premiere. Nick’s night of new animation continues with this series about a former rain cloud, a brawny mailman, and their magical pet walrus as they deliver packages to the inhabitants of Mount Middlemost. Watch trailer. 7:30 PM ET on Nickelodeon

    Secret Celebrity Renovation: Series premiere. Celebrities show their gratitude to someone who helped guide them to success by gifting them with a surprise home renovation. The premiere features comedian Wayne Brady, while Paula Abdul, Boomer Esiason, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Chris Paul guest in future episodes. 8:00 PM ET on CBS


    Tour de France: The riders travel from Carcassonne to Quillan in Stage 14 of the iconic race. Coverage runs three and a half hours. 8:00 AM ET/5:00 AM PT on NBC

    Major League Baseball: Depending on your region, you’ll be able to catch one of the following games, all at 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on FOX:

    • New York Yankees at Houston Astros
    • St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
    • Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers

    The 2021 ESPYS: Special presentation. The biggest names in sports converge on Pier 17 in New York City for ESPN’s annual awards show. With host Anthony Mackie. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    Judas and the Black Messiah: Premium cable premiere. Warner Bros.' acclaimed biopic makes its way to HBO proper six months after its brief tenure in theaters and on HBO Max. Daniel Kaluuya won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance as Fred Hampton, chairman of the Black Panther Party in late-1960s Chicago, while Lakeith Stanfield was nominated for the role of Bill O'Neal, a petty criminal who is assigned by the FBI to infiltrate Hampton's chapter. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on HBO

    Framed by My Husband: TV Movie. When her wealthy husband becomes the target of an extortionist, June (Christine Chatelain) works to prevent the accusations from going public, only to become the prime suspect after the extortionist turns up dead. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    Crashing Through the Snow: TV Movie. Hallmark’s “Christmas in July” marathon gets underway with this romance about ex-spouses who spend the holidays together in Aspen. Starring Amy Acker, Warren Christie, Kristian Bruun, and Brooke Nevin. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel

    Florida Man Murders: Season premiere. Oxygen returns to the Sunshine State in season two of this docuseries about Florida’s most notorious and outrageous killers. Two episodes air back-to-back tonight. 9:00 PM ET on Oxygen


    The White Lotus: Series premiere. A new wave of guests arrives at Hawaiian resort the White Lotus, creating headaches for manager Armond (Murray Bartlett) and spa director Belinda (Natasha Rothwell). Created by Mike White (Enlightened), the new limited series overflows with star power, with Connie Britton, Steve Zahn, and Jennifer Coolidge all stepping up to play self-important resort guests. Read our review. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    The Real Housewives of Potomac: Season premiere. New housewife Mia Thornton joins returning castmembers Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon, Candiace Dillard Bassett, and Dr. Wendy Osefo as RHOP kicks off its sixth season with a 75-minute premiere. Read our review. 8:00 PM ET on Bravo

    NBA Finals: The Milwaukee Bucks finally get home-court advantage when they host the Phoenix Suns for Game 3. 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT on ABC

    2021 MLB Draft: Special presentation. A new generation of baseball stars wait for their name to be announced as Round 1 of the draft gets underway. The Pittsburgh Pirates hold the first overall pick. 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on ESPN

    Florida Man Murders: Season finale. The true crime series investigates a mid-hurricane homicide and a “nice guy” murder in the final two episodes of Season 2. Back-to-back episodes begin at 7:00 PM ET on Oxygen

    Big Brother: New episode. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    Run the World: Season finale. Ella (Andrea Bordeaux), Renee (Bresha Webb), Sondi (Corbin Reid), and Hope (Sasha Hutchings) get wild at Whitney’s (Amber Stevens West) bachelorette party, but the bride is nowhere to be found. 8:30 PM ET on Starz

    Tiffany Haddish Does Shark Week: Special presentation. Discovery kicks off its 33rd annual Skark Week with a new special that sees comic Haddish recruit Dr. Toby Daly-Engel, Dr. Craig O’Connell, and Alannah Vellacott to help her uncover the secrets of shark sex. 9:00 PM ET on Discovery

    Wellington Paranormal: Series premiere. Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s What We Do In the Shadows spinoff arrives from New Zealand for its U.S. broadcast debut. The horror-comedy follows two police officers (Karen O’Leary and Mike Minogue) who have routine encounters with the paranormal. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on The CW

    The History of the Sitcom: Docuseries premiere. CNN explores how sitcoms have helped generations of Americans navigate a shifting cultural landscape. The Ewan McGregor-narrated eight-part series begins with back-to-back episodes that explore the family comedy, and the revolution of sex and LGBTQ+ storylines in sitcoms. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on CNN

    Animal Kingdom: Season premiere. Pope (Shawn Hatosy), Craig (Ben Robson), Deran (Jake Weary), and J (Finn Cole) deal with the fallout from the events surrounding Smurf's death as the crime drama begins its fifth season. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on TNT

    Little Birds: Season finale. Lucy (Juno Temple) and Hugo (Hugh Skinner) come together to set up Grant (David Constabile), but an explosive dinner threatens to derail their efforts. 9:30 PM ET on Starz

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

    TOPICS: The White Lotus, Disney+, HBO