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TV This Weekend

The English, Mythic Quest, and Yellowstone Lead Weekend TV

ALSO: James Corden's Mammals, Tulsa King, AMC's Interview With the Vampire finale, and more.
  • Photos: Prime Video, Apple TV+, Paramount+, Paramount Network
    Photos: Prime Video, Apple TV+, Paramount+, Paramount Network

    It’s another jam-packed weekend of premieres, as Emily Blunt’s The English expands the Western genre, Mythic Quest offers fresh game development antics, and Yellowstone returns for its fifth season on Paramount Network.

    Plus, James Corden plays a chef in crisis in Mammals, Sylvester Stallone joins the Taylor Sheridan-verse in Tulsa King, Interview With the Vampire wraps, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    The English: Complete limited series. After her child is killed, aristocratic Englishwoman Lady Cornelia Locke (Emily Blunt) teams up with Eli Whipp (Chaske Spencer), a Pawneee ex-cavalry scout, on a quest for revenge across middle America in 1890. The six-episode Western also stars Stephen Rea, Rafe Spall, and Valerie Pachner. Read our review. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    Mythic Quest: Season 3 premiere. The video game developers embrace change as Ian (Rob McElhenney) and Poppy (Charlotte Nicado) partner on GrimPop Studios, David (David Hornsby) settles into his role as the new boss, and a post-prison Brad (Danny Pudi) returns to society as a reformed man. Season 3 features new guests stars, including Joe Manganiello, Lindsey Kraft, and Casey Sander. Two episodes drop today. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Mammals: Complete Season 1. James Corden finds himself on the other side of restaurant drama in this dramedy about a chef whose world implodes when he discovers his pregnant wife, Amandine (Melia Kreiling), is cheating on him. Jamie (Corden) hunts for answers with the help of his brother-in-law Jeff (Colin Morgan), but their search reveals cracks in Jeff’s own marriage to Jamie’s sister, Lue (Sally Hawkins). Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    Down to Earth With Zac Efron: Down Under: Complete Season 2. Zac Efron and wellness expert Darin Olien embark upon an eye-opening adventure across Australia, where they learn about efforts to protect the country’s rich biodiversity and culture. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    The Problem With Jon Stewart: Season 2 finale. Jon Stewart breaks down the midterm elections in a special edition of his Apple talk show. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Is That Black Enough For You?!?: Original documentary. Culture critic and historian Elvis Mitchell traces the evolution of Black cinema from its origins to the impactful films of the 1970s. Samuel L. Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne, and Zendaya also appear to offer insight on the creators and films that dazzled and inspired with their unapologetic Blackness. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Circuit Breakers: Complete Season 1. When students in the near future experience mysterious events, their curiosity leads to chaos in this sci-fi anthology series. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Capturing the Killer Nurse: Original documentary. Netflix builds upon the success of The Good Nurse with this true crime documentary that reveals how investigators proved ICU nurse Charles Cullen (played by Eddie Redmayne in the film) was killing patients. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    The Real Housewives of Durban: Series premiere. Bravo imports the South African reality series about the personal and professional lives of Durban’s wealthy women. Three episodes of the series, which recently wrapped its second season abroad, air tonight. Watch trailer. 9:15 PM ET on Bravo


    Saturday Night Live: New episode. For the third time, Dave Chappelle takes on post-election hosting duties, after his previous appearances in 2016 and 2020. With musical guest Black Star. 11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT on NBC

    Lil Rel Howery: I Said It. Y’all Thinking It: Comedy special. The actor and comedian returns to his hometown of Chicago to get real on topics like fame, fatherhood, and therapy in his second HBO special. I Said It marks Howery’s first hour-long stand-up special since Live in Crenshaw in 2019. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on HBO


    Yellowstone: Season 5 premiere. Newly installed in the Montana governor’s ranch, John Dutton (Kevin Costner) uses his position of power to protect the family’s Yellowstone Ranch, but a fresh set of challenges emerge, including a rumored romance with environmental activist Summer Higgins (Piper Perabo) and a renewed conflict with Jamie (Wes Bentley). Two episodes air tonight. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Paramount Network

    Tulsa King: Series premiere. Shortly after he’s released from prison, New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi (Sylvester Stallone, in his first regular TV role) is unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Realizing that his mob family may not have his best interests in mind, Dwight builds a crew from a group of unlikely characters and slowly establishes a successful criminal empire. The drama is created by Taylor Sheridan (Yellowstone) and written by Terence Winter (The Sopranos). Watch trailer. Streaming on Paramount+

    Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire: Season 1 finale. Claudia’s (Bailey Bass) plan to kill Lestat (Sam Reid) is so secret, even Louis (Jacob Anderson) is in the dark. But is Lestat one step ahead of her? The series has already been renewed for a second season, which will be set in Europe. 10:05 PM ET on AMC

    NFL Football: The league’s first-ever game in Munich, Germany brings action to the early window, while Sunday Night Football offers an inter-conference matchup:

    • Seattle Seahawks vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (in Munich) 9:30 AM ET/6:30 AM PT on NFL Network
    • Los Angeles Chargers at San Francisco 49ers 8:15 PM ET/5:15 PM PT on NBC

    2022 MTV European Music Awards: Rita Ora and Taika Waititi host the MTV EMAs, featuring performances from Gorillaz, Bebe Rexha and David Guetta, and Lewis Capaldi. Harry Styles and Taylor Swift lead the pack with seven and six nominations apiece. 3:00 PM ET on MTV

    The Walking Dead: The Making of the Final Season: Special presentation. Ahead of next week’s series finale, AMC offers a window into the making of the zombie drama’s super-sized final season in this hour-long retrospective. 8:00 PM ET on AMC and streaming on AMC+

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

    TOPICS: The English, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Paramount Network, Interview with the Vampire, Mammals, Mythic Quest, Tulsa King, Yellowstone