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Life & Beth, WeCrashed, and Human Resources Lead a Busy Weekend

ALSO: Deep Water, March Madness, The Newsreader, Is It Cake?, Riverdale, and more.
  • Photos: Hulu, Netflix, Apple TV+
    Photos: Hulu, Netflix, Apple TV+

    A packed weekend of TV brings a host of premieres, including Amy Schumer’s Life & Beth, WeWork drama WeCrashed, and Big Mouth spinoff Human Resources. Plus, Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas bring the thrills in Hulu’s Deep Water, college basketball embraces March Madness, Roku brings The Newsreader to the U.S., and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    Life & Beth: Complete Season 1. Amy Schumer writes, directs, and stars in Hulu’s new comedy about a woman who embarks on a journey towards building a bigger, bolder, and more authentic life. Also stars Michael Cera, Michael Rapaport, and Laura Benati. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    WeCrashed: Series premiere. Apple charts the rise and fall of WeWork in a new limited series based on Lee Eisenberg and Drew Crevello’s podcast of the same name. Jared Leto stars as Adam Neumann, WeWork's co-founder, while Anne Hathaway plays his wife and colleague, Rebekah Neumann. Three episodes drop today, followed by one every Friday through April 22. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Human Resources: Complete first season. The Hormone Monsters, Depression Kitties, and Shame Wizards finally get their due in this Big Mouth spinoff. The new animated series features a host of familiar characters, plus newbies voiced by Aidy Bryant, Keke Palmer, Randall Park, and Henry Winkler. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Deep Water: Original film. Fatal Attraction filmmaker Adrian Lyne directs this psychological thriller about a seemingly-picture perfect married couple (played by (Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas) who begin playing deadly mind games with one another. Tracy Letts, Lil Rel Howery, Finn Wittrock, and Jacob Elordi also star. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    The Newsreader: Complete first season. In the frantic world of broadcast news in 1986, an ambitious young TV reporter (Sam Reid) develops an unconventional relationship with the notoriously “difficult” anchor, Helen Norville (Anna Torv), at his network. The drama arrives on The Roku Channel seven months after it debuted to rave reviews in its native Australia. Watch trailer. Streaming on The Roku Channel

    Is It Cake?: Complete first season. Talented bakers compete to create hyper-realistic cakes that look exactly like everyday objects. If their cakes deceive a panel of celebrity judges, the bakers will head home with a cash prize. Hosted by SNL’s Mikey Day. Read our review. Streaming on Netflix

    Master: Original film. When a Black freshman (Zoe Renee) at an elite Northeastern university is targeted by anonymous racist attacks — and ghosts of the school’s past — she turns to her residence hall “Master,” Professor Gail Bishop (Regina Hall), for help determining where the real menace lies. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    Cheaper by the Dozen: Original film. Gabrielle Union and Zach Braff head up a blended family of 12 as they navigate a hectic home life and a growing business in Disney’s updated take on the classic family comedy. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    Windfall: Original film. Charlie McDowell directs this Hitchcockian thriller about a young couple (Lily Collins and Jesse Plemons) who arrive at their lavish vacation home, only to find a robber (Jason Segel) inside. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Young, Famous & African: Complete first season. A group of young affluent influencers from across Africa gather in Johannesburg to make new connections, find love, and rekindle old flames in Netflix's new Crazy Rich Asians-esque reality series. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    More Than Robots: Original documentary. Four teams of teenagers from around the world prepare compete in the 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition in Gillian Jacobs’ feature-length documentary directorial debut. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: March Madness continues with more first round games, beginning at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT on CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV.

    NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament: The women’s tournament begins with a host of first round games, beginning at 10:30 AM ET/7:30 AM PT on ESPN Networks


    Sins in the Suburbs: TV movie. A struggling artist (Monique Sypkens) begins to bond with her handsome new neighbor (Brandon Santana), but when news of a local serial killer spreads, she begins to question if he might somehow be involved. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    Marry Me Now: Series premiere. Relationship coach Rebecca Lynn Pope helps women secretly plan a surprise proposal and a sudden wedding in just three days. Each episode sees Pope guide a different woman (and their unsuspecting partner) down the aisle. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on OWN

    World’s Funniest Animals: National Puppy Day: Special presentation. Host Elizabeth Stanton celebrates the doggone holiday with an hour of clips featuring perplexed pooches, furry friends, and the cutest pups and their pals. 9:00 PM ET on The CW

    Saturday Night Live: Encore presentation. Succession star Kieran Culkin hosted this November episode with musical guist Ed Sheeran, but it was the SNL debut of James Austin Johnson's uncanny Trump impression that dominated the post-show headlines. 11:30 PM ET on NBC

    NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: The second round begins as teams vie for a spot in the Sweet 16. Coverage begins at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT on CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV

    NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament: The women’s bracket continues to fill out with a second day of first round games. Coverage begins at 10:30 AM ET/7:30 AM PT on ABC and ESPN Networks

    NBA Basketball: The Charlotte Hornets host the Dallas Mavericks in primetime. 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on NBA TV

    NHL Hockey: The NHL takes over ABC as the New York Rangers face the Tampa Bay Lighting, the league’s reigning champions. 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT on ABC


    Riverdale: Season 6 spring premiere. The CW drama moves to a new night as Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) deal with mysterious side effects from the bombing at the Andrews home. Elsewhere, Veronica (Camila Mendes) spirals after learning that Hiram (Mark Consuelos) may have been involved, and Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) is consumed with guilt when she believes she may have had a hand in the explosion. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    Call the Midwife: Season 11 premiere. In the spring of 1967, celebrations are underway for a colorful Easter bonnet parade outside Nonnatus House. Meanwhile, Sister Monica Joan (Judy Parfitt) and Reggie (Daniel Laurie) are excited about the upcoming Eurovision song contest, while Cyril (Zephryn Taitte) and Lucille (Leonie Elliott) settle into married life. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on PBS

    An Audience with Adele: Special presentation. Adele’s 2021 ITV special, taped at the London Palladium, gets a primetime airing on NBC. The concert features moments of interaction with an audience comprised of the star’s “own personal heroes and heroines.” Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on NBC

    Step Into the Movies with Derek and Julianne Hough: Special presentation. Ahead of next Sunday’s Oscars, Derek and Julianne Hough recreate some of the most legendary cinematic dance performances of all time, drawing inspiration from Singin’ in the Rain, Chicago, Saturday Night Fever, and other iconic films. 10:00 PM ET on ABC

    The Courtship: New episode. The suitors work to impress Nicole in various tests of sportsmanship. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    American Idol: New episode. The auditions continue as Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Ritchie search for America’s next singing sensation. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    When Calls the Heart: New episode. Elizabeth's (Erin Krakow) book is finally published and it's the talk of the town. Lucas (Chris McNally) plans a surprise party to celebrate the event, but some bad book reviews have Elizabeth in a less social mood. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel

    Sanditon: Season 2 premiere. Nine months after parting ways with Sidney (Theo James), Charlotte (Rose Williams) returns to the beautiful seaside resort and attracts the attention of not one, but two new men: war hero Colonel Francis Lennox (Tom Weston-Jones), and Alexander Colbourne (Ben Lloyd-Hughes), a mysterious resident with a complex family history. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on PBS

    Billions: New episode. As Chuck (Paul Giamatti) fights to unlock the city for the people, Prince (Corey Stoll) and his brain trust hatch a plan to turn the tables. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

    NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Upsets await as the second round of the tournament concludes. Coverage begins at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT on CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV

    NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament: Round 2 begins, with 32 teams fighting for a slot in next weekend’s games. Coverage begins at 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT on ABC and ESPN Networks

    NHL Hockey: The Philadelphia Flyers host the New York Islanders in a Sunday afternoon special. 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT on TNT

    NBA Basketball: The NBA has two back-to-back games on NBA TV:

    • Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic 6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM PT
    • San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT

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

    TOPICS: Life & Beth, Human Resources, Is It Cake?, The Newsreader, Riverdale, WeCrashed, Amy Schumer, College Basketball