As Primetimer's Joe Reid writes today, inane show concepts are nothing new on TV, but a reality dating series in which everyone wears professional-grade prosthetics designed make them look like animals and/or aliens? Sexy Beasts makes its Netflix debut today.
Also today: The Jonas Brothers take sibling rivalry to the max in a new Olympic-themed special, Disney expands the world of Turner & Hooch in a revival series starring Josh Peck, and Marvel takes fans behind the scenes of the making of Loki. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Wednesday:
Sexy Beasts: Complete first season. OK, so we've seen this series before: first on BBC Three in 2014, and then in an American adaptation a year later on A&E. The new twelve-episode Netflix version pairs 25 singles-in-disguise to see whether they can make a love connection based on personality alone.. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix
Olympic Dreams Featuring Jonas Brothers: Special presentation. The pop trio help NBC kick off the Tokyo Olympics in this hour-long special that sees the brothers compete in some of the games’ most challenging events. Real Olympians Laurie Hernandez, Nastia Liukin, and Alisa Willoughby are on hand to help the brothers as they attempt to take home the (fake) gold. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC
Turner & Hooch: Series premiere. Josh Peck assumes Tom Hanks’ role in Disney+’s reboot of the 1989 buddy comedy. Like the original film, the sequel series follows U.S. Marshal Scott Turner (Peck) as he inherits a giant, unruly dog and slowly comes to realize that Hooch is actually the partner he’s been waiting for. Read our review. Streaming on Disney+
Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Loki: Disney+ takes viewers behind the scenes of the just-concluded hit series in a new installment of its “Making Of” docuseries. Streaming on Disney+
Behind the Attraction: Complete Part 1. Disney Parks and Resorts take center stage in this ten-part series that gives fans an exclusive peek behind the curtain of popular attractions, including Jungle Cruise, Space Mountain, and The Twilight Zone of Terror. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+
Too Hot to Handle: Brazil: Complete first season. Netflix brings its popular dating series concept to Brazil, where a group of sexy singles must give up sex for a chance to win a large cash prize. Streaming on Netflix
Chernobyl: 1986: Original film. After reuniting with a lost love, firefighter Alexey (Danila Kozlovskiy) prepares to begin a new life, but the Chernobyl disaster halts his plans and plunges him back into danger. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix
Big Brother: New episode. 8:00 PM ET on CBS
Kung Fu: Season finale. Nicky (Olivia Liang) finally learns what’s needed to open the forge in the Season 1 finale of The CW drama. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on The CW
Married at First Sight: Season premiere. Ten Houston-area singles meet their new spouses at the altar and make a major decision about their futures in the show's three-hour Season 13 premiere. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime
Match Game: Summer premiere. Mario Cantone, Vivica A. Fox, Antonio Brown, Hilaria Baldwin, Fred Armisen, and Christie Brinkley help contestants win $25,000 as the ABC game show returns for the summer. With host Alec Baldwin. 10:00 PM ET on ABC
Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.