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TV This Weekend

Cobra Kai, Monarch, and American Gigolo Bring the Drama

ALSO: Hillary and Chelsea Clinton's Gutsy, Central Park Season 3, The Serpent Queen, and more.
  • Photos: Showtime, Apple TV+, FOX, Netflix, Starz.
    Photos: Showtime, Apple TV+, FOX, Netflix, Starz.

    Television delivers non-stop drama this weekend as Cobra Kai returns for its fifth season, Fox’s Monarch introduces country music’s first family, and Jon Bernthal brings American Gigolo to the small screen.

    Plus, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton sit down with Gutsy women for their new Apple docuseries, Central Park offers fresh antics in Season 3, The Serpent Queen tells the story of Catherine de Medici, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    Cobra Kai: Complete Season 5. Following the shocking results of the All Valley Tournament, Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) works to expand the Cobra Kai empire and make his “No Mercy” style of karate the only game in town, prompting Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) to ask an old friend for help. Season 5 sees the return of Karate Kid Part III bad boy Mike Barnes, played by Sean Kanan. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Gutsy: Complete docuseries. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton sit down with trailblazing women who inspire them, including Kim Kardashian, Dr. Jane Goodall, and Megan Thee Stallion. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Central Park: Season 3 premiere. As Bitsy (Stanley Tucci) continues her relentless pursuit to buy the park, Owen (Leslie Odom Jr.) embarks on a new promotional campaign to make more people fall in love with it, and Paige (Kathryn Hahn) finds herself busier than ever with a new book deal. Guest stars in Season 3 include Sam Richardson, Amber Ruffin, and Ron Funches, plus Kristen Bell, who returns in a new role as Abby, Paige’s little sister. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Flight/Risk: Original documentary. Prime Video offers its own take on the Boeing 737 Max tragedies in this documentary told through the perspective of affected family members, their legal teams, whistleblowers, and journalist Dominic Gates. Streaming on Prime Video

    The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: New episode. Streaming on Prime Video

    End of the Road: Original film. A cross-country road trip becomes a highway to hell for Brenda (Queen Latifah), her two kids, and her brother Reggie (Chris Bridges, aka Ludacris) after they witness a brutal murder and find themselves in the crosshairs of a mysterious killer. Also stars Beau Bridges. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Making the Cut: Season 3 finale. Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn crown a new design champ worthy of the $1 million prize in the final two episodes of the season. Streaming on Prime Video

    Bad Sisters: New episode. Bibi (Sarah Greene) is gripped by a bold, dangerous idea for John Paul’s (Claes Bang) birthday; Matt (Daryl McCormack) learns a difficult truth. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Five Days at Memorial: New episode. New evidence comes to light as Schafer (Michael Gaston) and Rider (Molly Hager) dig deeper into their investigation of the deaths at Memorial. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Major League Baseball: Two games, two chances to watch on Apple TV+:

    • Cleveland Guardians at Minnesota Twins 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT
    • Atlanta Braves at Seattle Mariners 9:30 PM ET/6:30 PM PT

    Capital One College Bowl: Season 2 premiere. NFL legend Peyton Manning and his brother Cooper Manning return as hosts of the NBC quiz show, which sees college students from across the country compete for academic scholarships. Two qualifiers episodes air tonight. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    Dynasty: New episode. Tension remains between Blake (Grant Show) and Cristal (Daniella Alonso) as they disagree on business matters, and Blake calls in a favor to solve the problem. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on The CW

    Back on the Record With Bob Costas: New episode. Alabama football coach Nick Saban sits down for an interview with Costas’ panel, which includes WNBA champion Renee Montgomery, Arizona Cardinals legend Larry Fitzgerald, Jr., and HBO host Bomani Jones. 11:00 PM ET on HBO


    College Football: Week 2 offers a slew of big-time matchups:

    • Alabama at Texas 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT on FOX
    • South Carolina at Arkansas 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT on ESPN
    • Ohio at Penn State 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT on ABC
    • Marshall at Notre Dame 2:30 PM ET/11:30 AM PT on NBC and Peacock
    • Tennessee at Pittsburgh 3:30 PM ET/12:30 PM PT on ABC
    • Washington State at Wisconsin 3:30 PM ET/12:30 PM PT on FOX
    • Colorado at Air Force 3:30 PM ET/12:30 PM PT on CBS
    • Kentucky at Florida 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on ESPN
    • USC at Stanford 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on ABC
    • Baylor at BYU 10:15 PM ET/7:15 PM PT on ESPN

    Husband, Wife, and Their Lover: TV movie. After an ad exec’s husband suggests inviting a third to spice up the marriage, the woman soon proves unhinged and bent on revenge. Starring Nikki Leigh, Katie Monds, and Jacob Taylor. 6:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    Major League Baseball: Depending on the region, MLB fans get one of two games tonight. 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on FOX:

    • Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros
    • Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers

    2022 Creative Arts Emmys: The Television Academy honors the best artistic and technical achievements of the year in an edited presentation of the two-night event, which was taped last weekend at the Microsoft Theater. 8:00 PM ET on FXX

    House of Chains: TV movie. Religious parents Laura (Mena Suvari) and Tye (Greyston Holt) keep their six children separated from the outside world, but as their authoritarian and abusive ways grow stronger, the older children band together and risk a harrowing escape to alert the authorities. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    Marry Go Round: TV movie. Abby Foster (Amanda Schull) and Luke Walker (Brennan Elliott) were high school sweethearts who were married for a brief time. Many years later, Abby prepares for a new life in Paris with her fiancé, but an unexpected letter arrives throwing her off course, forcing her to decide what her heart really wants. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel

    NFL Icons: Season 2 premiere. The Epix docuseries celebrates the career and legacy of John Madden as it kicks off its second season. Other Season 2 subjects include Walter Payton, Troy Aikman, and Ray Lewis. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on Epix


    Monarch: Series premiere (special night and time). Dottie Cantrell Roman (Susan Sarandon) and Albie Roman (Trace Adkins) have created a country music dynasty, but when their reign is put in jeopardy, heir to the crown Nicolette “Nicky” Roman (Anna Friel) sets out to protect her family’s legacy and ensure her own quest for stardom. The multi-generational drama anchors Fox’s fall lineup, which includes just a handful of new shows. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on FOX

    American Gigolo: Series premiere. Jon Bernthal stars as Julian Kaye, a former escort who is released from prison after being wrongfully convicted of murder, in a present-day reimagining of the 1980 film. As Julian navigates complicated relationships with his former lover (Gretchen Mol), a detective (Rosie O’Donnell) seeks the truth about the murder that sent Julian to prison 15 years earlier. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

    The Serpent Queen: Series premiere. Starz puts a contemporary spin on the story of Catherine de Medici (Samantha Morton), who rose to power against all odds and became one of the most important and longest-serving rulers in French history. The historical drama unfolds through flashbacks as Catherine defends her actions and imparts the lessons she’s learned to her new servant girl, Rahima (Sennia Nanua). Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Starz

    The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Reunion (Part 1). Andy Cohen sits down with the women of RHOA to rehash the most dramatic moments of the season in Part 1 of the three-part reunion. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on Bravo

    Serena Williams: On Her Terms: Original documentary. As Serena Williams’ career comes to a close, CNN celebrates the personal and professional life of the trailblazing tennis player, widely considered the greatest of all time. 8:00 PM ET on CNN

    Major League Baseball: The Chicago Cubs host the San Francisco Giants in primetime. 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on ESPN

    Sunday Night Football: NBC’s marquee sports event returns as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Dallas Cowboys. 8:20 PM ET/5:20 PM PT on NBC

    Power Book III: Raising Kanan: New episode. Raq (Patina Miller) turns her attention to bonding with Kanan (Mekai Curtis) in the Catskills, but business follows them despite her best efforts. Watch preview. 8:55 PM ET on Starz

    House of the Dragon: New episode. As pressure mounts on Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) to marry, the battle for succession only intensifies between the princess, her toddler brother Aegon, and her uncle Daemon (Matt Smith). Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    Tales of the Walking Dead: New episode. After a young stranger suddenly wakes up in a dangerous foreign town with no memory of how he got there, he must piece together fragments of his broken mind to uncover why the townspeople have accused him of murder. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on AMC

    Sister Wives: Season 13 premiere. The long-running reality series takes a dramatic turn as Christine leaves Kody, changing the dynamic of the polygamist family forever. 10:00 PM ET on TLC

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

    TOPICS: Cobra Kai, American Gigolo, Central Park, Gutsy, Monarch, The Serpent Queen, Chelsea Clinton, Hillary Clinton