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Billie Eilish, Cinderella and Money Heist Headline a Packed Holiday Weekend

ALSO: The D'Amelio Show, Worth, Billions, The Masked Singer Japan, college football, and more.
  • (Photos: Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and Disney+)
    (Photos: Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and Disney+)

    The streaming-verse is going full-throttle this Labor Day Weekend with a packed lineup of TV shows, movies, and sporting events, including a new (half) season of Money Heist, Amazon's musical reimagining of Cinderella, and a host of big-name matchups as the 2021 college football season begins in earnest. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    Cinderella: Original movie. Camila Cabello makes her acting debut in this musical reimagining of the classic fairy tale from writer-director Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect). Idina Menzel, Billy Porter, Minnie Driver, Pierce Brosnan, and James Corden also star. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    Money Heist (La Casa de Papel): Season premiere. The popular Netflix original series returns with the first half of its fifth and final season, which sees the gang fighting to free The Professor (Álvaro Morte) while avoiding capture themselves. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles: Special presentation. Filmed at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, Billie Eilish takes viewers on a journey through her hometown as she performs every song from her new album in sequential order for the first and only time. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    The Masked Singer Japan: Complete season. Japanese TV star Yo Oizumi hosts this localized take on the popular singing competition series. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    The D’Amelio Show: Complete first season. TikTok sensation Charli D’Amelio and her sister Dixie, a YouTuber and aspiring musician, give fans an inside look at their lives and careers in this new all-access reality series. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    Worth: Original movie. Michael Keaton stars as an attorney who must determine how to compensate families who lost their loved ones in the September 11 attacks in this biographical drama. Amy Ryan, Stanley Tucci, Tate Donovan, and Laura Benati also star. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    The J Team: Original movie. When their beloved coach is replaced by a sparkle-hating instructor (Tisha Campbell-Martin), Jojo (Jojo Siwa) and her friends must rediscover their love of dance as they prepare for the All-Star Regional National Dance Competition. Watch trailer. Streaming on Paramount+

    College Football: Week 1 of the 2021 CFB season begins with two Power 5 matchups:

    • North Carolina at Virginia Tech 6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM PT on ESPN
    • Michigan State at Northwestern 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT on ESPN

    Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James: Original documentary. Director Sacha Jenkins dives into the colorful life of legendary funk artist Rick James in this feature-length doc that include rare footage of James’ live shows, never-before-seen home videos, and interviews with those who knew him best. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

    CBS Sunday Morning: The Pet Project: Special presentation. CBS celebrates America’s love of animals with an hour-long primetime special that includes a visit with the Smithsonian National Zoo’s new giant panda cub, an interview with Steve Irwin’s family, and a history of presidential pets. Jane Pauley hosts. 10:00 PM ET on CBS


    College Football: No matter where you look, you should be able to find a college football game on TV today:

    • Penn State at Wisconsin 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT on FOX
    • Oklahoma at Tulane 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT on ABC
    • Western Michigan at Michigan 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT on ESPN
    • Alabama vs. Miami (Chick-fil-A Kickoff in Atlanta, GA) 3:30 PM ET/12:30 PM PT on ABC
    • West Virginia at Maryland 3:30 PM ET/12:30 PM PT on ESPN
    • Louisiana at Texas 4:30 PM ET/1:30 PM PT on FOX
    • Texas Tech vs. Houston (Texas Kickoff in Houston, TX) 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on ESPN
    • Georgia vs. Clemson (Duke’s Mayo Classic in Charlotte, NC) 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on ABC
    • LSU at UCLA 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on FOX
    • BYU vs. Arizona (Vegas Kickoff Classic in Las Vegas, NV) 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM PT on ESPN

    Cheer for Your Life: TV movie. After a humiliating “Cheerleader Initiation Week,” a high school girl pushes her feelings to the side when a girl on the squad turns up dead. But when she disappears herself, her mom rushes to save her and uncover the truth. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    Paralympics Coverage: NBC is set to broadcast coverage of various Paralympic events on Saturday, including track & field, wheelchair basketball, and the marathon. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    News of the World: Premium cable premiere. Tom Hanks plays a former Confederate officer who must return a young girl (Helena Zengel) taken in and raised by the Kiowa people to her last remaining family in Paul Greengrass’ 2020 Western drama. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on HBO

    Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty: Fall premiere. BBC America’s furry friends return to the Kalahari as the Meerkat Manor spinoff continues its first season. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on BBC America

    Saturday Night Live: Encore presentation. SNL celebrates Christmas in September with a re-run of last season's Kristen Wiig-hosted holiday episode. With musical guest Dua Lipa. 11:30 PM ET on NBC


    Webcam Cheerleaders: Maisy (Joelle Farrow) sets out to uncover the truth after her sister’s death, but she gets more than she bargained for when she learns many of the girls on her sister’s cheer squad are also webcam girls. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    Billions: Fall premiere. Axe (Damian Lewis) and Chuck (Paul Giamatti) put their conflicted relationship behind them as they take on Mike Prince (Corey Stoll), a billionaire willing to use everything, and everyone, at his disposal to come out on top. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

    School of Rock: Special presentation. School of Rock superfan Drew Barrymore hosts a CBS Sunday Night Movie presentation of the 2003 comedy. Fans can also participate in a live viewing party on The Drew Barrymore Show's Twitter account during the east coast broadcast. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on CBS

    Rick & Morty: Season finale. The animated comedy’s fifth season ends with two back-to-back episodes. Watch preview. 11:00 PM ET on Adult Swim

    Major League Baseball: The Los Angeles Dodgers travel north for a Sunday night game against the San Francisco Giants. 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on ESPN

    Paralympics Coverage: After two weeks, the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics come to an end with the closing ceremony, which airs live early Sunday morning. Highlights from the ceremony and the final days of the games will air for two hours beginning at 7:00 PM ET on NBC

    College Football: The No. 9 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Florida State Seminoles in Tallahassee, Florida in the Capital One Sunday Night Kickoff game. 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on ABC

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

    DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season finale. When Sara (Caity Lotz) realizes Bishop’s (Raffi Barsoumian) plan, she and Ava (Jes Macallan) decide to allow the Legends to make an exception to the rules and fight back. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    Premier Boxing Champions: Unbeaten rising star Jesús “Mono” Ramos Jr. duels super welterweight contender Brian Mendoza in a 10-round showdown. Other bouts include Wilson Castillo vs. Juan Carlos Burgos and Armando “El Toro” Resendiz vs Marcos “Madman” Hernandez. 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on FOX

    NYC Epicenters 9/11 → 2021½: Spike Lee continues to probe the 20-year period between the September 11 attacks and the present-day in the penultimate episode of his headline-making docuseries. 8:00 PM ET on HBO

    Guilt: Series premiere. Two estranged brothers (Mark Bonnar and Jamie Sives) attempt to hide their guilt after hitting an elderly pedestrian during an inebriated drive home from a wedding in this four-part Scottish drama. Two hour-long episodes air tonight and next Sunday. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on PBS

    I May Destroy You: Encore presentation. Those who missed Michaela Coel’s Emmy-nominated limited series the first time around can catch the first two episodes on HBO tonight. The drama stars Coel as Arabella, a burgeoning writer who attempts to rebuild her life after being raped. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on HBO

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

    TOPICS: Cinderella, Netflix, Prime Video, La Casa de Papel, College Football