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TV This Weekend

Streaming Brings the Multiplex Home with The Adam Project and Turning Red

ALSO: The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Formula 1: Drive to Survive, Upload Season 2, and more.
  • Photos: Netflix, Disney+
    Photos: Netflix, Disney+

    Two major film releases premiere on streaming this weekend: Turning Red, the latest Pixar movie to skip theaters for a direct release on Disney+, and Netflix’s The Adam Project, a sci-fi adventure starring Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, and Jennifer Garner.

    Also this weekend: Samuel L. Jackson headlines Apple drama The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Formula 1: Drive to Survive brings the action in its fourth season, and Upload returns for Season 2. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    Turning Red: Original film. Amid the chaos of adolescence, confident, dorky 13-year-old Mei Lee (voiced by Rosalie Chang) struggles to balance her desire for independence with her overprotective mother (Sandra Oh), and her new habit of “poofing” into a giant red panda when she gets excited. The Pixar film is directed by Oscar winner Domee Shi (Bao) and features original songs by Billie Eilish. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    The Adam Project: Original film. After crash-landing in 2022, time-traveling fighter pilot Adam Reed (Ryan Reynolds) teams up with his 12-year-old self (Walker Scobell) to save the future. Hailing from the team behind Free Guy, the film also stars Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, Catherine Keener, Zoe Saldaña, and Alex Mallari Jr. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Formula 1: Drive to Survive: Complete Season 4. The Netflix docuseries takes viewers behind the scenes of the 2021 Formula 1 season in eight new episodes. Season 4 will explore the journeys of three rookie drivers and the intense title battle between Mercedes and Red Bull, which reaches an all-time high both on and off the grid. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 4 finale. The comedy has already been renewed for its fifth and final season. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey: Series premiere. Suddenly left without his trusted caretaker, an ailing man with dementia (Samuel L. Jackson) is assigned to take care of orphaned teenager (Dominique Fishback). When the two learn about a treatment that will restore Ptolemey’s memories, they embark on a journey towards shocking truths about his past, present, and future. Two episodes drop today. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Upload: Complete Season 2. Nathan (Robbie Amell) finds himself at a crossroads in his after life when his ex-girlfriend Ingrid (Allegra Edwards) unexpectedly arrives in Lakeview hoping to strengthen their relationship, but his heart still secretly yearns for customer service angel Nora (Andy Allo). Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    Life After Death with Tyler Henry: Complete Season 1. Clairvoyant medium Tyler Henry offers clarity and closure from the beyond while searching through his own family’s past in his latest reality series. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    The Snoopy Show: Complete Season 2. The iconic cartoon dog returns for a new set of adventures with his best friend Woodstock and the rest of the Peanuts gang. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    RuPaul’s Drag Race: New episode. It’s the most wonderful time of the season as the remaining queens face off in Snatch Game. Does Snatch Game supremacy improve a queen's chances for winning the game? Primetimer's Joe Reid recently looked at the numbers. 8:00 PM ET on VH1

    Charmed: Season 4 premiere. Mel (Melonie Diaz) and Maggie (Sarah Jeffery) learn to navigate life without Macy to mixed results. Meanwhile, across the country, an unsuspecting young woman (Lucy Barrett) is suddenly thrust into a new world, coming face to face with the women she keeps seeing in her dreams. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    Dynasty: Season 5 premiere. As Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) hopes to jump head-first into her former life, Blake (Grant Show) and Cristal (Daniella Alonso) intensify their work on his campaign, and Amanda (Eliza Bennett) discovers something that could help Alexis’ (Elaine Hendrix) case. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on The CW

    Blue Bloods: 250th episode. The Reagans reflect on how far they've come in a milestone episode for the long-running CBS police procedural. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on CBS

    Paralympics Coverage: Para Alpine Skiing, Sled Hockey, Biathlon, and other events air throughout the day on USA, Olympic Channel, and Peacock, culminating in an hour of primetime coverage beginning at 8:00 PM ET on NBC


    Saturday Night Live: New episode. The Batman star Zoë Kravitz makes her SNL hosting debut, alongside first-time musical guest Rosalía. 11:29 PM ET/8:29 PM PT on NBC

    Cruel Instruction: TV movie. When 16-year-old Kayla (Kelcey Mawema) is sent to a youth residential treatment center in Utah, she discovers that the staff, led by headmistress Miss Connie (Camryn Manheim), verbally and physically abuses their students to keep them in line. Along with her roommate Amanda (Morgan Taylor Campell), Kayla fights to survive and expose the abuse before it’s too late. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    Feeling Butterflies: TV movie. Hallmark goes for a lighter tone with this drama about a single father who helps a woman get her butterfly business off the ground. Featuring When Calls the Heart stars Kayla Wallace and Kevin McGarry. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel

    NHL Hockey: The Philadelphia Flyers travel south to play the Carolina Hurricanes. 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT on ABC and ESPN+

    Paralympics Coverage: A host of medals are awarded in Sled Hockey, Para Alpine Skiing, Wheelchair Curling, and other events. Coverage all day on USA Network and Peacock, and at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT and 8:00 PM PT/5:00 PM PT on NBC

    NBA Basketball: Superstars Steph Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo face off as the Golden State Warriors host the Milwaukee Bucks. 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT on ABC


    27th Critics Choice Awards: Special presentation. Hosts Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer help honor the finest cinematic and televised achievements of the year in a live broadcast from the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel and the Savoy Hotel in London. Billy Crystal is set to be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Halle Berry will receive the SeeHer Award. 7:00 PM ET on TBS and The CW

    The Courtship: New episode. The suitors test their mettle while performing acts of chivalry. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City: Reunion Part 3 (season finale). The husbands take the stage as Sharrieff explains where he was on the day of Jen’s arrest, and Justin confirms whether Whitney’s beauty venture truly depleted their savings. 8:00 PM ET on Bravo

    Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain: Cablet premiere. Morgan Neville’s documentary about the life and legacy of cultural explorer, writer, and chef Anthony Bourdain makes its TV debut seven months after it premiered in theaters. The film drew criticism over the for its use of AI-generated voiceover to simulate Bourdain reading an email aloud. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on CNN

    Game Theory with Bomani Jones: Series premiere. Sports journalist and commentator Bomani Jones is set to discuss timely issues that transcend the world of sports in HBO's newest late night talk show. New episodes air Sunday nights for six weeks. Watch trailer. 11:30 PM ET on HBO

    The Equalizer: New episode. McCall (Queen Latifah) helps a mob accountant (guest star Josh Cooke) scour the city for a lost ledger of evidence he must provide to the FBI in exchange for entrance into the Federal Witness Protection Program. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    Power Book IV: Force: New episode. When he and his new business partner recruit soldiers to take over the drug game in Chicago, Tommy (Joseph Sikora) finds a lucrative location for distribution that doesn’t fit with his partner’s vision. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on Starz

    Outlander: New episode. Jamie (Sam Heughan) struggles with his first request as Indian Agent. Elsewhere, Roger (Richard Rankin) presides over an unusual funeral, and Marsali (Lauren Lyle) gives birth, but the joy is short lived when a grim discovery is made. Watch preview. 8:57 PM ET on Starz

    Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty: New episode. After giving Coach West (Jason Clarke) carte blanche with the Lakers roster, Buss (John C. Reilly) attempts to charm fellow franchise owner of the Celtics, Red Auerbach (Michael Chiklis). 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    Billions: New episode. In the aftermath of the Commission’s decision, Prince (Corey Stoll) encourages his team to find new investments, and Wendy (Maggie Siff) prepares for the future. Meanwhile, Chuck (Paul Giamatti) uses New York politics to his advantage. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

    Weakest Link: Season 2 premiere. With host Jane Lynch. 9:00 PM ET on NBC

    Paralympics Coverage: The Paralympics come to an end in a final day of events that's set to include Women’s Slalom in Para Alpine Skiing and the Relay in Para Cross-Country Skiing. 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT on NBC

    NBA Basketball: Disney-owned networks offer three different games this afternoon, including a cross-town rivalry:

    • New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT on ABC
    • Dallas Mavericks at Boston Celtics 3:30 PM ET/12:30 PM PT on ABC
    • Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on ESPN

    NHL Hockey: The Toronto Maple Leafs make their Heritage Classic debut against the Buffalo Sabres, the first U.S.-based team invited to the annual event at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario. 4:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT on TNT

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

    TOPICS: Turning Red, Formula 1: Drive to Survive, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Upload, The Adam Project, Pixar