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TV This Weekend

The Boys, Physical, and Fire Island Headline a Busy Weekend

ALSO: P-Valley Season 2, Floor Is Lava, the MTV Movie & TV Awards, the Shining Girls finale, and more.
  • Photos: Apple TV+, Starz, Hulu, Amazon, Netflix.
    Photos: Apple TV+, Starz, Hulu, Amazon, Netflix.

    It’s another jam-packed weekend on streaming, as The Boys kicks off its third season, Physical returns to Apple TV+, and Hulu puts a queer spin on Jane Austen in Fire Island.

    Plus: the women of P-Valley face even bigger challenges in Season 2, Floor Is Lava introduces a new obstacle, Vanessa Hudgens hosts the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    The Boys: Season 3 premiere. After a year of relative calm, The Boys learn of a mysterious anti-Supe weapon that has fallen into the hands of Billy Butcher (Karl Urban). Meanwhile, Homelander (Antony Starr) has a meltdown in the public eye, adding a new wrinkle to his feud with The Seven. Season 3 also introduces a new character, Soldier Boy, played by Jensen Ackles. Three episodes drop today, followed by one every Friday through July 8. Read our review. Streaming on Prime Video

    Physical: Season 2 premiere. As Sheila Rubin (Rose Byrne) works to expand her business, she meets her match in Vincent “Vinnie” Green (Murray Bartlett), a charismatic Los Angeles fitness instructor with an wellness empire of his own. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Fire Island: Original film. Inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, this romantic comedy centers on two best friends (Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Yang) who set out to have a legendary summer adventure in the Fire Island Pines. The film's large ensemble also includes Margaret Cho, Matt Rogers, Conrad Ricamora, and James Scully. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    P-Valley: Season 2 premiere (special night and time). As new blood shakes up the locker room at The Pynk, Autumn (Elarica Johnson) and Uncle Clifford (Nicco Annan) grapple for the throne. Elsewhere, with the casino’s fate hanging in the balance, the Chucalissa political machine kicks into overdrive. The drama gets an early premiere tonight before returning to its usual Sunday night timeslot next week. Read our review. 9:00 PM ET on Starz

    Floor Is Lava: Complete Season 2. The Netflix competition series returns with higher stakes, hotter lava, and bigger obstacles, including a huge, slippery volcano. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Shining Girls: Limited series finale. Elisabeth Moss’ psychological drama comes to an end after eight episodes. Read our review. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Hollywood Stargirl: Original film. When her mother (Judy Greer) is hired to work on a movie, Stargirl’s (Grace VanderWaal) family relocates to Los Angeles, where she meets an eclectic assortment of characters. The sequel features a host of new stars, including Uma Thurman, Tyrel Jackson Williams, and Elijah Richardson. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    Trixie Motel: Series premiere. Drag superstar Trixie Mattel invests her life savings to buy and update a dilapidated motel in Palm Springs, California in this eight-episode renovation series. Trixie will be joined by her boyfriend and co-owner, David, as well as other fabulous helpers. Watch trailer. Streaming on Discovery+

    Interceptor: Original film. An Army captain (Elsa Pataky) must user her years of tactical training and military expertise when terrorists threaten the remote missile interceptor station under her command. Luke Bracey also stars. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    The Villains of Valley View: Series premiere. Teenage supervillain Havoc (Isabella Pappas) and her family are forced to relocate to a sleepy Texas suburb, where they must hide their superpowers and quell their villainous nature in hopes of appearing “normal.” Two episodes air tonight. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Disney Channel

    Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion: Series premiere. An everyday Mexican American teen, Violet Rodriguez, (Scarlett Estevez) finally gets a chance to shine when a magical luchador mask bestows her with superpowers. Violet’s new powers draw the attention of her uncle Cruz, who moonlights as superhero Black Scorpion, and he takes her under his wing as they fight crime in the city. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Disney Channel

    Major League Baseball: Apple TV+ serves up a Friday Night Baseball double-header:

    • Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT
    • Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT

    NHL Playoffs: The New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning face off in primetime in Game 2. 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on ESPN


    Buried in Barstow: TV movie. Angie Harmon plays a single mother whose past as a former hitwoman comes back to haunt her in Lifetime’s newest movie series. The first installment is directed by Howie Deutch (Pretty in Pink). Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    Living Smaller: Series premiere. As the housing market continues to change, A&E celebrates the ways people have taken on the challenge of living small, from tiny homes to Airstreams. Two episodes air every Saturday. 12:00 PM ET on A&E

    Hidden Gems: TV movie. While preparing for her sister’s wedding, Addie (Hunter King) loses her grandmother’s ring in the waters of Hawaii. Addie recruits dive instructor Jack (Beau Mirchoff) to help her search for the lost treasure, and he ends up becoming her tour guide to the island’s hidden gems. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel

    Transplant: New episode. Mags (Laurence Leboeuf) is flooded by memories of her own health struggles as a child while fighting to save a baby with a heart defect. With his performance still being closely scrutinized, Bash (Hamza Haq) remotely treats a cluster of patients with an undiagnosed illness in Aleppo. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    Saturday Night Live: Encore presentation. NBC will re-air John Mulaney's Five-Timers Club episode, which aired in February 2022. With musical guest LCD Soundsystem. 11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT on NBC

    NHL Playoffs: The Western Conference finals move to Edmonton as the Oilers host the Colorado Avalanche for Game 3. 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT on TNT

    Major League Baseball: Depending on your market, FOX will be airing one of two games at 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT:

    • Los Angeles Angels at Philadelphia Phillies
    • St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs


    2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Vanessa Hudgens hosts MTV’s fan-voted award show, which honors the biggest movie and television moments of the year. The event takes place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California and will air live across multiple ViacomCBS networks. 8:00 PM ET on MTV, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, and Comedy Central

    2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted: The Bachelorette alum Tayshia Adams takes over hosting duties as MTV’s reality TV celebration moves to the same night as its marquee event. Primetimer's Joe Reid has this preview10:00 PM ET on MTV

    Gaslit: New episode. As all hell breaks loose between Martha (Julia Roberts) and John (Sean Penn) surrounding her decision to testify, G. Gordon Liddy (Shea Whigham) faces his own trial in solitary confinement. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on Starz

    I Love That For You: New episode. Joanna (Vanessa Bayer) is put in a tough position when she’s unexpectedly asked to go on air. Jackie (Molly Shannon) and Patricia (Jenifer Lewis) realize their issues may be irreconcilable. 8:30 PM ET on Showtime

    Watergate: Blueprint for a Scandal: Docuseries premiere. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break in, CNN will reexamine the infamous case in a new four-part series, airing over two consecutive Sundays. 9:00 PM ET on CNN

    The First Lady: New episode. Eleanor (Gillian Anderson) forces Franklin’s (Kiefer Sutherland) hand to assist Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany. Having retired to Palm Springs, Jerry (Aaron Eckhart) plans to keep active across the country, leaving Betty (Michelle Pfeiffer) to seek out new party companions at home. Asked to give a commencement speech at Tuskegee University, Michelle (Viola Davis) refuses to stay silent on racially driven violence any longer. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

    Fear the Walking Dead: Season 7 finale. AMC’s popular spinoff ends its seventh season after 16 episodes. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on AMC

    The Great Food Truck Race: Season 15 premiere. Nine teams of aspiring food truck owners prove their cooking chops and marketing savvy in a new season set along the Southern California coast. The winning team receives a $50,000 grand prize. 9:00 PM ET on Food Network

    Battle on the Beach: Season 2 premiere. Three teams hit the beach to renovate identical beachfront properties for a chance to win $50,000 in cash. HGTV personalities Alison Victoria, Ty Pennington, and Taniya Nayak serve as mentors and provide home renovation tips. 9:00 PM ET on HGTV

    Duncanville: New episode (new time slot). Annie (Amy Poehler) makes a stand against Teen Zone after she feels gouged by their prices at Jing’s (Joy Osmanski) birthday party, and the kids face the repercussions. Meanwhile, Duncan (Poehler) struggles with a traumatizing experience in a wind tunnel ride at the party. 9:00 PM ET on FOX

    Barry: New episode. 10:00 PM ET on HBO

    Ziwe: Season 2 summer finale. Ziwe explores gay pride and corporate allyship with drag queen Katya Zamalodchikova and actor Adam Pally. Later, she premieres her next hit music video and learns to vogue. The late night show returns with six new episodes later this year. 11:00 PM ET on Showtime

    Major League Baseball: Peacock and ESPN bookend the day with baseball coverage:

    • Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees 11:30 AM ET/8:30 AM PT on Peacock
    • St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on ESPN

    NHL Playoffs: Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning. 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT on ESPN

    NBA Finals: The Golden State Warriors host the Boston Celtics in Game 2. 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on ABC

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

    TOPICS: The Boys, Fire Island, Floor Is Lava, MTV Movie & TV Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted, Physical, P-Valley, Shining Girls