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TV This Weekend

The Olympics Conclude, Mr. Corman Debuts, and Val Kilmer Tells His Story

ALSO: Family Game Fight!, Making the Cut, Hit & Run, UFO, The L Word: Generation Q, and more.
  • (Photos: NBC, Apple TV+, Showtime, Amazon, Hulu)
    (Photos: NBC, Apple TV+, Showtime, Amazon, Hulu)

    TV is offering up a little something for everyone this weekend as the Tokyo Olympics draw to a close, Joseph Gordon-Levitt bows a new Apple TV+ dramedy, and Val Kilmer share his home videos in an affecting Amazon documentary.

    Plus: Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard charm in Family Game Fight!, Making the Cut crowns a new champ, J.J. Abrams probes UFOs on Showtime, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    Olympics Coverage:

    • Women’s Field Hockey: Gold Medal Game 6:00 AM ET/3:00 AM PT on USA
    • Men’s Soccer: Bronze Medal Match 7:00 AM ET/4:00 AM PT on NBCSN
    • Women’s Volleyball: Semifinal 8:00 AM ET/5:00 AM PT on USA
    • Women’s Basketball: Semifinal 10:00 AM ET/7:00 AM PT on USA
    • Women’s Sport Climbing: Gold Medal Awarded; Canoe/Kayak; Equestrian: Jumping; Artistic Swimming; Rhythmic Gymnastics’ Women’s Volleyball 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT on NBC
    • Women’s Marathon: Finals; Men’s Basketball: Final; Men’s and Women’s 4x100M: Men’s Diving: Platform 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on NBC
    • Men’s Beach Volleyball: Gold Medal Match 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM PT on CNBC
    • Baseball: Bronze Medal Game 11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT on CNBC
    • Additional coverage streaming all day on Peacock

    Mr. Corman: Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a former musician who becomes disillusioned with his life as a fifth-grade teacher in Apple’s new dramedy. The show's strong supporting cast includes Debra Winger and Juno Temple. Two episodes drop today. Read our review. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Madagascar: A Little Wild: Complete fourth season. Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria are back for a new set of adventures in the concrete jungle of New York City. In Season 4, Melman loses his first tooth, Gloria plans a flashy production for a shy hermit crab, and a snowstorm hits the city. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu and Peacock

    Val: Original documentary. Directors Leo Scott and Ting Poo dive into the life and career of Val Kilmer in this A24-produced documentary culled from hours of home video shot by the actor at various stages of his career. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    Making the Cut: Season finale. Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum crown world’s next top designer as the Amazon reality competition wraps its second season. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    Hit & Run: Complete first season. When his wife is killed in a mysterious accident, a man (Lior Raz) searches for the truth behind her death, but soon becomes caught up in a dangerous web of secrets that stretches from Tel Aviv to New York. The Israeli drama also stars Sanaa Lathan. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    The Mysterious Benedict Society: Season finale. Tony Hale’s stint as good and evil twin brothers comes to an end as the Disney+ live action series wraps its first season. Streaming on Disney+

    Ted Lasso: When Jamie Tartt (Phil Dunster) rejoins the AFC Richmond squad against the players’ wishes, Coach Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) pulls out all the stops to win back their trust. Meanwhile, Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) aims to impresses her goddaughter with her business acumen. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Burden of Truth: Joanna (Kristin Kreuk) must find her client’s long-lost daughter in order to protect their legal interests and keep the case alive. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    Dynasty: When Liam (Adam Huber) doesn’t come home, Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) opens up to Anders (Alan Dale) about her concerns. 9:00 PM ET on The CW


    Olympics Coverage:

    • Women’s Basketball: Bronze Medal Game 3:00 AM ET/12:00 PM PT on CNBC
    • Men’s Basketball: Bronze Medal Game 7:00 AM ET/4:00 AM PT on USA
    • Men’s Soccer: Gold Medal Match 7:30 AM ET/4:30 AM PT on NBCSN
    • Men’s Volleyball: Gold Medal Match; Men’s Handball; Men’s Beach Volleyball; Rhythmic Gymnastics: Individual Event Final; Equestrian: Jumping; Artistic Swimming: Team Event 8:00 AM ET/5:00 AM PT on NBC
    • Baseball: Gold Medal Game 9:30 AM ET/6:30 AM PT on USA
    • Men’s Marathon; Track & Field: Women’s High Jump, Women’s 10,000M, Men’s Javelin Finals; Men’s Diving: Platform Final; Women’s Basketball: Gold Medal Game 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT
    • Women’s Volleyball: Bronze Medal Match 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT on USA
    • Additional coverage streaming all day on Peacock

    Premier Boxing Championship: Special presentation. Unbeaten welterweights Cody Crowley and Gabriel Maestre go toe-to-toe in the interim WBA Welterweight World Championship. 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on FOX

    Psycho Storm Chaser: TV movie. When a Class-3 hurricane hits the Brody Peninsula, a group of nurses decide to hunker down and wait out the storm. Enter a serial killer who uses storms to cover up his crimes is lurking just around the corner. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    The 27 Hour Day: TV movie. Autumn Reeser stars as a wellness entrepreneur who discovers that romance is the ultimate form of self-care. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel

    All My Life: Premium cable premiere. Jessica Rothe and Harry Shum Jr. play a newly engaged couple whose lives are turned upside down when one is diagnosed with terminal liver cancer in this inspired-by-a-true-story romance. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on HBO


    Olympics Closing Ceremony: Special presentation. The Tokyo Games conclude with the closing ceremony, which will stream live at 7:00 AM ET/4:00 AM PT on Peacock. Late risers can catch it again in primetime, with coverage beginning at 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on NBC

    Additional Olympics Coverage:

    • Women’s Volleyball: Gold Medal Match 12:30 AM ET/9:30 PM PT on USA
    • Men’s Water Polo: Gold Medal Match 3:30 AM ET/12:30 AM PT on USA
    • Women’s Handball: Gold Medal Match 4:45 AM ET/1:45 AM PT on USA

    Major League Baseball: The Chicago Cubs host the Chicago White Sox in ABC’s first-ever Sunday Night Baseball broadcast. 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on ABC

    2021 NFL Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony: Special presentation. Alan Faneca, Tom Flores, Calvin Johnson, John Lynch, Peyton Manning, Bill Nunn, Drew Pearson, and Charles Woodson will be formally enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the NFL’s Centennial Celebration. 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on ESPN

    Family Game Fight!: Series premiere. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are each “adopted” into a family of four tasked with competing in a series of larger-than-life challenges in NBC’s new game show. The premiere airs after the Olympics closing ceremony before moving to its regular time slot on Wednesday. Watch trailer. 10:30 PM ET on NBC

    Big Brother: Last Thursday's episode left us on a cliffhanger and left the remaining houseguests on an actual cliff, hanging out on a ledge trying to win the Head of Household competition. Tonight, we'll find out who won HOH and who that person will nominate for the last eviction before the jury phase kicks in. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    In Their Own Words: Diana, Princess of Wales: Special presentation. PBS looks back on Princess Diana’s life in an hour-long special that weaves together interviews with those close to her, including John Travolta and biographer Andrew Morton. 8:00 PM ET on PBS

    A Criminal Affair: TV movie. Criminology students Julia and Erin (Savvy Shay and Taylor Jabara) become so engrossed with their handsome research subject (Jacob Taylor) that they ignore his true nature, putting them both in harm’s way. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    UFO: Series premiere. J.J. Abrams serves as an executive producer on this four-part docuseries about our fascination with UFOs and the American government’s preoccupation with shielding the truth from the public. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

    Love Island: New episode. 9:00 PM ET on CBS

    The L Word: Generation Q: Season premiere. Bette (Jennifer Beals), Shane McCutcheon (Katherine Moennig), Alice (Leisha Hailey), & Co. are back for another round of love, heartbreak, setbacks, and success in Los Angeles in Season 2 of the Showtime revival. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on Showtime

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

    TOPICS: Summer Olympics, Mr. Corman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Val Kilmer