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TV This Weekend

Streaming Brings the Multiplex Home With Cha Cha Real Smooth and Spiderhead

ALSO: Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, The Summer I Turned Pretty, Jerry & Marge Go Large, The Lake, and more.
  • Photos: Hulu, Paramount+, Amazon, Apple TV+, Netflix.
    Photos: Hulu, Paramount+, Amazon, Apple TV+, Netflix.

    Some of this summer's most hotly anticipated movies are no further away than your remote control this weekend as Sundance award-winner Cha Cha Real Smooth hits Apple TV+, Netflix bows Chris Hemsworth and Miles Teller’s sci-fi thriller Spiderhead, and Emma Thompson's Good Luck to You, Leo Grande debuts on Hulu.

    Also: Bryan Cranston and Annette Annette Bening star in Jerry & Marge Go Large on Paramount+, The Summer I Turned Pretty offers up a teenage love triangle, and Julia Stiles headlines Hulu's dark family comedy The Lake. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    Cha Cha Real Smooth: Original film. After finishing college with zero prospects, 22-year-old Andrew (Cooper Raiff, who also writes and directs) begins working as a bar mitzvah party host where he befriends a local mom, Domino (Dakota Johnson). The new dramedy, which won the Audience Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival, also stars Brad Garrett and Leslie Mann. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Spiderhead: Original film. Two inmates (Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett) form a connection while grappling with their pasts in a state-of-the-art penitentiary run by a brilliant visionary (Chris Hemsworth) who experiments on his subjects with mind-altering drugs. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Good Luck to You, Leo Grande: Original film. Retired widow Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson) hires a young sex worker (Daryl McCormack) in hopes of enjoying a night of pleasure, but they soon form a surprising connection as Nancy embarks on a journey of self-discovery. The British sex dramedy screened at Sundance before it was acquired by Searchlight Pictures for a Hulu release. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    Jerry & Marge Go Large: Original film. Inspired by a true story, Bryan Cranston stars as retiree Jerry Selbee, who discovers a mathematical loophole in the Massachusetts lottery and, with the help of his wife Marge (Annette Bening), wins millions and uses the money to revive their small Michigan town. Larry Wilmore and Rainn Wilson also star. Watch trailer. Streaming on Paramount+

    The Summer I Turned Pretty: Complete first season. After years of going unnoticed by family friends, Belly (Lola Tung) catches their eye during their annual summer vacation and finds herself caught in a love triangle between two brothers (Gavin Casalegno and Christopher Briney). Based on the novel by Jenny Han, the YA drama has already been picked up for a second season. Watch trailer. Streaming on Prime Video

    Home: Complete second season. Apple explores the stories behind the world’s most imaginative homes in a new season of its globe-spanning docuseries. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    The Lake: Complete first season. When Justin (Jordan Garvis) returns from living abroad after a break-up, he hopes to reconnect with the biological daughter he gave up for adoption in his teens (Madison Shamoun). But his plans to create new memories at the idyllic lake from his childhood go awry when he learns his father left the fmaily cottage to his stepsister, Maisy-May (Julia Stiles). Read our review. Streaming on Prime Video

    You Don’t Know Me: Series premiere. When all evidence points towards his guilt, a man on trial for murder uses his closing argument to recount his love affair with a mysterious woman. The four-part drama originally aired on the BBC in December 2021. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Tehran: Season 2 finale. A cat-and-mouse game leaves Tamar (Niv Sultan) uncertain who to trust, leading to deadly consequences. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Come Dance With Me: New episode. With a spot in the finale on the line, the remaining contestants strut their stuff in the semi-finals. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    Soul of a Nation Presents: Sound of Freedom - A Juneteenth Celebration: Special presentation. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    The Martha Mitchell Effect: Original documentary. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, Netflix paints an archival portrait of Martha Mitchell, the wife of a Republican cabinet member who was gaslighted by the Nixon Administration to keep her quiet. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Watergate: High Crimes in the White House: Special presentation. CBS News adds its voice to the Watergate anniversary with an hour-long special about the scandal and its far-reaching implications. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on CBS

    Major League Baseball: Apple TV+ offers two games tonight:

    • Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT
    • Cleveland Guardians at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT


    After Jackie: Original documentary. History examines the second wave of Black professional baseball players who followed the trailblazing Jackie Robinson in a two-hour documentary produced by LeBron James. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on History Channel

    Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story: TV movie. Lifetime dramatizes the shocking true story of Melanie McGuire (played by Candice King), a former nurse who murdered her husband (Michael Roark), dismembered him, and placed his body parts into three suitcases that later washed ashore in Viginia Beach. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    Moriah’s Lighthouse: TV movie. Moriah (Rachelle Leferve) is a woodworker living in a French seaside town who dreams of restoring the local lighthouse. When American architect Ben (Luke Macfarlane) comes to town, it seems as though her dreams will finally become a reality — until she learns he’s there representing another buyer. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel

    Major League Baseball: Depending on your region, you’ll be able to catch either the Cleveland Guardians at Los Angeles Dodgers or St. Louis Cardinals at Boston Red Sox game, beginning at 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on FOX

    Superstar Racing Experience: Camping World SRX Series: Drivers from a variety of racing backgrounds compete in short sprint races in this year’s six-race series. The 2022 SRX series kicks off in Pensacola, Florida, with subsequent races taking place Saturdays through July 23. 8:00 PM ET on CBS and Streaming on Paramount+

    Stanley Cup Final: The Colorado Avalanche host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2. 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on ABC


    Civil: Original documentary. Filmmaker Nadia Hallgren (Becoming) follows a year in the life of civil rights attorney Ben Crump as he takes on the George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Andre Hill cases. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Juneteenth: A Global Celebration for Freedom: Special presentation. Earth, Wind & Fire, Michelle Williams, Jhené Aiko, and Billy Porter are among the stars gathering at the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate Juneteenth. Questlove, who will perform with The Roots, will also serve as the musical director with Adam Blackstone. 8:00 PM ET on CNN

    The Black Pack: Excellence: Special presentation. Taye Diggs, Ne0Yo, and Eric Bellinger return to commemorate Juneteenth on The CW. The special features special guests, a performance from Jordin Sparks, and a tribute to the iconic Sammy Davis Jr. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    I Love That For You: Season 1 finale. Joanna (Vanessa Bayer) faces the repercussions of her lie during SVN’s big charity weekend. 8:30 PM ET on Showtime

    Animal Kingdom: Season 6 premiere. As the Cody boys’ empire expands, a cold case investigation sets off a series of events that puts the entire family in jeopardy. The TNT drama kicks off its final season with a two-hour premiere. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on TNT

    Billy the Kid: Season 1 finale. On the eve of the Lincoln County War, Jesse (Daniel Webber) and the gang are encouraged to ramp up their attacks on the famers who have signed up with Tunstall. The move is the last straw for Billy (Tom Blyth), and he decides to change sides. 9:00 PM ET on Epix

    Brandon Leake: A Family Affair: Special presentation. America’s Got Talent winner Brandon Leake offers an intimate look at his personal life and introduces viewers to the people who inspired his spoken word poetry.. 9:00 PM ET on The CW

    The First Lady: Season 1 finale. Eleanor (Gillian Anderson) receives the charter for the League of Nations from an ailing Franklin (Kiefer Sutherland). After overcoming new hurdles in rehab, Betty (Michelle Pfeiffer) vows to build a new clinic to help others with addiction problems. Barack (O-T Fagbenle) and Michelle (Viola Davis) solemnly prepare to leave the White House, disappointed with the incoming administration but determined to continue making a difference in the world. 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

    The Time Traveler’s Wife: Limited series finale. As his wedding day with Clare (Rose Leslie) approaches, an increasingly stressed Henry (Theo James) finds unexpected solace in his estranged father (Arliss Howard). Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    Mathis Family Matters: Series premiere. Judge Greg Mathis, Sr. invites cameras into his home for thi new reality series focused on his relationships with his wife Linda and their four grown children, Jade, Camara, Greg, and Amir. The series premieres with back-to-back episodes before settling into its usual 10 PM ET time slot next Sunday. Watch trailer. 9:30 PM ET on E!

    Beachside Brawl: Series premiere. Chef and host Antonia Lofaso pits cooks from across the country against each other to determine which coast does summer food best. East Coast chef Tiffani Faison and West Coast chef Brooke Williamson will lead teams of four chefs in the beachside showdown. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on Food Network

    Flatbush Misdemeanors: Season 2 premiere. Dan Perlman and Kevin Iso return as fictionalized versions of themselves in a new season of Showtime’s irreverent comedy about urban millennials climbing the ladder to nowhere. Watch trailer. 11:00 PM ET on Showtime

    Major League Baseball: Peacock and ESPN offer two options for baseball fans today:

    • Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT on Peacock
    • Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros 7:00 PM ET/4:00 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: Cha Cha Real Smooth, Apple TV+, Netflix, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, The Lake, Spiderhead, The Summer I Turned Pretty