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TV This Weekend

See Season 2, He's All That, and Pen15's Animated Special Lead a Busy Weekend

ALSO: Lifetime goes full killer cheer, Lil Rel Howry and Yvonne Orji make Vacation Friends, and more.
  • (Photos: Netflix, Apple TV+. Hulu, Lifetime)
    (Photos: Netflix, Apple TV+. Hulu, Lifetime)

    Whether you're a fantasy buff, rom-com lover, or comedy nerd, streaming has you covered this weekend, as Jason Momoa faces off against Dave Bautista in Apple’s See Season 2, She’s All That gets a Gen Z makeover on Netflix, and Pen15 returns with a new animated special.

    Also: Murderous cheerleaders (and/or their moms and coaches) take over Lifetime, Lil Rel Howry and Yvonne Orji are haunted by the Vacation Friends from hell, and it's kick-off time for FBS college football. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV This weekend:


    See: Season premiere. Baba Voss (Jason Momoa) struggles to reunite his family after his estranged brother Edo (Dave Bautista) captures his daughter. New episodes are set to drop weekly Fridays through late October. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    He’s All That: Original film. Addison Rae and Tanner Buchanan flip the 1999 teen classic She’s All That on its head in this contemporary story about an influencer (Rae) who accepts a challenge to turn the school’s biggest loser (Buchanan) into prom king. Read our review. Streaming on Netflix

    Pen15: Special presentation. Middle schoolers Anna (Anna Konkle) and Maya (Maya Erskine) are introduced to crippling new insecurities while on vacation in a special animated episode of the Hulu comedy. Read our review. Streaming on Hulu

    Fernando: Complete second season. Amazon continues to probe the life and career of legendary Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso in Season 2 of this fast-paced docuseries. In Spanish. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    Vacation Friends: Original film. Straight-laced Marcus and Emily (Lil Rel Howry and Yvonne Orji) enjoy a week of uncharacteristically uninhibited fun after they meet thrill-seekers Ron and Kyla (John Cena and Meredith Hagner) at a resort in Mexico, they, but when the partiers unexpectedly show up at Marcus and Emily’s wedding months later, chaos ensues. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    Titletown High: Complete first season. Friday Night Lights comes to life in this Netflix docuseries about a Georgia town where high school football rules all. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Ted Lasso: With Roy Kent now on the AFC Richmond coaching staff, the team begins reevaluating its on-field lineup. Streaming on Apple TV+

    The Shop: Uninterrupted: Jason Sudeikis, Carmelo Anthony, rapper Jack Harlow, Keegan-Michael Key, WNBA all-star Liz Cambage, and Paul Rivera guest in a new episode of LeBron James' HBO chat show. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on HBO


    College Football: The 2021 FBS college football season officially begins with two big-name matchups:

    • Nebraska at Illinois 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM ET on FOX
    • Hawaii at UCLA 3:30 PM ET/12:30 PM PT on ESPN

    Major League Soccer: FOX Sports presents the highly-anticipated El Tráfico matchup between inter-city rivals Los Angeles FC and the LA Galaxy. 6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT on FOX

    NASCAR: The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series regular-season ends with a 160-lap, 400-mile race at the Daytona International Speedway. 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on NBC

    Killer Cheer Mom: TV movie. Lifetime returns to the well as it kicks off its third annual "Fear the Cheer" movie series. After moving to a new town, high school junior Riley (Courtney Fulk) decides to try out for the cheer squad, but when several of the cheerleaders are expelled or injured under suspicious circumstances, Riley begins to suspect that her new stepmom, Amanda (Denise Richards), has something to do with it. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    Magic Mike XXL: Three years after hanging up his G-string, Magic Mike (Channing Tatum) reunites with his old gang for a raunchy road trip to Myrtle Beach. Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Amber Heard and Donald Glover also star. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on HBO

    Sweet Pecan Summer: TV movie. Amanda (Christine Ko) must work with her ex-boyfriend (Wes Brown) to sell her favorite aunt’s pecan farm. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel

    Pom Poms and Payback: TV movie. Lifetime’s “Fear the Cheer” weekend continues with this drama about a group of cheerleaders who are betrayed by their boyfriends on prom night and band together to exact revenge. 10:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    The Ultimate Surfer: Encore presentation. ABC re-airs the premiere episode of its new surfing competition series, in which 14 up-and-comers vie for a spot on the World Surf League Championship Tour. Read our review. 10:00 PM ET on ABC


    Paralympics Coverage: NBC will air highlights from the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games in two blocks today. Events include wheelchair rugby, swimming, track & field, and rowing. 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT and 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on NBC

    Black Stories Presents: Your Attention Please: New episode. Streaming on Hulu

    NFL Football: The 2021 preseason concludes with two marquee matchups:

    • Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals 4:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT on CBS
    • Cleveland Browns at Atlanta Falcons 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on NBC

    Major League Baseball: The New York Yankees hope to continue their hot streak as they travel west to face the Oakland Athletics. 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on ESPN

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

    NYC Epicenters 9/11 - 2021½: Spike Lee’s emotional tribute to New York City continues with a new episode that showcases the city’s resilience and grit. 8:00 PM ET on HBO

    The Wrong Cheer Captain: TV movie. Vivica A. Fox stars in this Lifetime movie about a cheerleader who suspects the team captain had something to do with the mysterious death of her main competition. Also stars Jackée Harry, Alexis Samone, and Sofia Masson. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    9/11: One Day in America: First Response: Original documentary. In remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, National Geographic will premiere six new documentaries across four nights. The first film, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in June, chronicles the day from the perspective of first responders. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on National Geographic

    Godfather of Harlem: Season finale. As Harlem explodes into a riot, Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker) must fend off rivals to receive the largest dope shipment in New York history. Meanwhile, Malcolm X (Nigél Thatch) reluctantly agrees to protection from an unusual source. 9:00 PM ET on EPIX

    UFO: Season finale. J.J. Abrams’ four-part docuseries concludes with an episode about an acclaimed Harvard psychiatrist who proved that the phenomenon of alien abductions couldn’t be so eagerly dismissed. 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

    I Love a Mama’s Boy: Season premiere. Five significant others fight for love, attention, and alone time with the men they love, but their overbearing mothers make it difficult to maintain an independent relationship. Season 2 reunites fans with three returning trios and two new mama’s boys. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on TLC

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

    TOPICS: See, Apple TV+, Hulu, Netflix, PEN15