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TV This Weekend

Outlander Returns, Winning Time Charts the Lakers, Lucy and Desi Hit Amazon

ALSO: Pieces of Her, The Boys Presents: Diabolical, Oscar Isaac hosts SNL, Central Park, and more.
  • Photos: Starz, Netflix, Apple TV+, HBO, Amazon.
    Photos: Starz, Netflix, Apple TV+, HBO, Amazon.

    After nearly two years away, Outlander returns to Starz Sunday for its sixth season of steamy, time-traveling fun. Plus, HBO probes the personal and professional lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers in Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, Amy Poehler explores Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s partnership in a new documentary, Toni Collette and Bella Heathcote headline Netflix’s Pieces of Her, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    Lucy and Desi: Original documentary. Director Amy Poehler unpacks the unlikely partnership and enduring legacy of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, TV's original power couple. The feature-length documentary features archival footag, and commentary from the likes of Bette Midler, Norman Lear, and Carol Burnett. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    Pieces of Her: Complete Season 1. From the producers of Big Little Lies and The Undoing, a random act of violence in a sleepy Georgia town sets off an unexpected chain of events for 30-year-old Andy Oliver (Bella Heathcote) and her mother Laura (Toni Collette). Based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Karin Slaughter. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    The Boys Presents: Diabolical: Complete Season 1. The Boys officially becomes a franchise with the debut of this animated short series, revealing unseen stories from within the show’s universe. Each episode featurse different animation styles and characters voiced by a diverse group of stars, including Awkwafina, Michael Cera, Andy Samberg, and Kenan Thompson. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    Central Park: Season 2 spring premiere. The Tillerman family returns to Apple for more animated adventures in the second half of Season 2. Three episodes drop today. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Making Fun: Complete Season 1. Jimmy DiResta brings kids’ ideas for delightfully pointless inventions to life in this new series. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Bug Out: Complete docuseries. IMDb TV delves into the largest known live insect heist in history, during which $50,000 worth of living bugs were stolen from the Philadelphia Insectarium. The four-part whodunnit features interviews with insect collectors, bug smugglers, and the law enforcement agencies charged with looking into the bizarre crime. Watch trailer. Streaming on IMDb TV

    Fresh: Original film. A young woman (Daisy Edgar-Jones) struggles to come to terms with her new boyfriend (Sebastian Stan) and his unusual food cravings in Mimi Cave’s darkly comic thriller. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    Dear…: Complete Season 2. Emmy-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler profiles a new round of icons, including Ava DuVernay, Jane Fonda, the late André Leon Talley, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    This Joka: Complete Season 1. Will Smith invites 16 comics to showcase their material in Las Vegas and explore comedy’s unique ability to bring people together. The short-form docuseries was originally slated to premiere on Quibi, but debuts today as a Roku original. Watch trailer. Streaming on The Roku Channel

    The Afterparty: Season 1 finale. Detective Danner (Tiffany Haddish) and the reunion-goers finally learn the shocking truth about Xavier’s (Dave Franco) death. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Classic Peanuts Anthology: Streaming debut. Several classic Peanuts TV specials will be made available to stream for the very first time. Specials include Charlie Brown’s All Stars!, You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown, and Snoopy’s Reunion. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Paralympics Coverage: The 2022 Paralympics get underway in Beijing with the Opening Ceremony, which will air live at 6:30 AM ET/3:30 AM PT on USA. Coverage of various events, including Para Alpine Skiing and Para Biathlon, continues in primetime, beginning at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT on USA


    Saturday Night Live: New episode. Moon Knight star Oscar Isaac makes his SNL hosting debut alongside musical guest Charli XCX, who was initially scheduled to perform at the December 18 show that was derailed by the Omicron surge. 11:29 PM ET/8:29 PM PT on NBC

    Stolen by Their Father: TV movie. After her abusive ex-husband kidnaps her children and takes them to Greece, a mother (Sarah Drew) goes to great lengths to bring her daughters back home. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    NHL Hockey: The Philadelphia Flyers and Chicago Blackhawks each look to eke out a win amid disappointing seasons. 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT on ABC and ESPN+

    MLS Soccer: League newcomer Charlotte FC makes its national broadcast debut against the Los Angeles Galaxy. 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on FOX

    Paralympics Coverage: Wheelchair Curling, Sled Hockey, and Para Alpine Skiing events will air live all day on USA and Peacock, culminating in primetime coverage on NBC. 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on NBC

    NBA Basketball: The Los Angeles Lakers host the Golden State Warriors in a major Western Conference matchup. 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT on ABC


    Outlander: Season 6 premiere. After establishing a home in the backcountry of North Carolina during the colonial period, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) struggle to maintain peace and flourish in a society headed towards Revolution. The eight-episode season is based on the sixth book in Diana Gabaldon’s series, “A Breath of Snow and Ashes.” Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Starz

    Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty: Limited series premiere. The Los Angeles Lakers’ Showtime era, which came to define 1980s basketball, takes center stage in Adam McKay’s star-studded new docudrama. The ensemble cast includes John C. Reilly as owner Jerry Buss, Quincy Isaiah as Magic Johnson, Jason Clarke as Jerry West, andAdrien Brody as Pat Riley. Read our review. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards: Special presentation. The independent film and television community comes together at the Santa Monica Pier to celebrate their achievements. Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman will host this year’s in-person proceedings, while Kristen Stewart presides as the Honorary Chair. 8:00 PM ET on IFC

    The Courtship: Series premiere. NBC embraces Regency-style England in this dating show about a group of male suitors vying for the heart of a heroine. The Pride & Prejudice-inspired series was originally ordered at Peacock before making the jump to NBC. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    The Circus: Season 7 premiere. John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner, and Jenn Palmieri go beyond the headlines with newsmakers and political operatives as the weekly series returns. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Showtime

    When Calls the Heart: Season 9 premiere. As Hope Valley’s mayoral race gets everyone buzzing, Elizabeth (Erin Krakow) and Lucas (Chris McNally) focus on their relationship, but she begins to question their future when she learns about his past. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel

    Kandi & The Gang: Series premiere. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker manage their ever-evolving restaurant empire in a new spinoff series. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Bravo

    Transplant: Season 2 premiere. With Dr. Bishop (John Hannah) still incapacitated after his stroke, the team struggles to find their footing in his absence, and Bash (Hamza Haq) begins to doubt whether seeking a fresh start in Canada was the right move. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on NBC

    Shining Vale: Series premiere. In a last-ditch effort to save their marriage, Pat (Courteney Cox) and Terry (Greg Kinnear) leave their Brooklyn apartment behind and buy an old Victorian mansion in smalltown Shining Vale, Connecticut, only to discover that their new home might be haunted. Two episodes of the horror comedy air back-to-back. Watch trailer. 10:20 PM ET on Starz

    Paralympics Coverage: NBC broadcasts two hours of coverage beginning at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT. Para Cross-Country Skiing, Snowboarding, and Sled Hockey events will also air live all day on USA and Peacock.

    NBA Basketball: ABC and ESPN share the hoops action this Sunday:

    • Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT on ABC
    • Phoenix Suns at Milwaukee Bucks 3:30 PM ET/12:30 PM PT on ABC
    • New York Knicks at LA Clippers 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on ESPN
    • New Orleans Pelicans at Denver Nuggets 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT on ESPN

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

    TOPICS: Outlander, The Boys: Diabolical, Central Park, Lucy and Desi, Pieces of Her, Saturday Night Live, Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, Oscar Isaac