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The Mandalorian Season 3 Continues Pedro Pascal's TV Domination

Plus: True Lies, Daisy Jones & The Six, and the return of Survivor.
  • Pedro Pascal and Grogu in The Mandalorian (Photo: Disney+)
    Pedro Pascal and Grogu in The Mandalorian (Photo: Disney+)

    Looking for your next binge-watch, or just need to fill an hour? Welcome to Your Weekly Watch List, our curated collection of the best shows on television. Here’s what to watch from Monday, February 27 through Sunday, March 5.

    This week, The Last Of Us star Pedro Pascal climbs back into his Mandalorian armor, ’90s movie favorite True Lies gets a TV adaptation, and Daisy Jones & The Six brings ’70s rock music to Prime Video.

    Notable TV Premieres This Week

    The Mandalorian Season 3: Wednesday, Disney+

    The Last of Us star Pedro Pascal dons his helmet, grabs his little green pal Grogu, and ventures back to his home planet of Mandalore as the smash hit Star Wars spinoff continues. After revealing his identity to share a moment with his adopted, Force-powerful son in the Season 2 finale, Pascal’s Din Djarin embarks upon a quest for redemption, as Mandalorians and helmets are a whole sacred thing. Having a tiny Yoda-looking infant who can hurl enemies around should help considerably.

    True Lies: Wednesday, 10:00 PM ET on CBS

    29 years after Arnold Schwarzenegger dangled Jamie Lee Curtis off of a helicopter, CBS adapts James Cameron’s 1994 action comedy True Lies into a series. With the strapping but more human-sized Steve Howey playing a mild-mannered husband and secret secret agent, and Ginger Gonzaga as the bored housewife who discovers she’s married to a super spy, True Lies looks to recapture the film’s thrilling mix of action, romance, and comedy. The trailer also teases the return of Tom Arnold’s Albert Gibson, Schwarzenegger’s wisecracking partner from the original film. 

    Survivor Season 44: Wednesday, 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    By this point in the venerable reality competition series’s history, you know the drill: 18 strangers from various walks of life (including former Seattle Seahawk Brandon Cottom and a salon owner named Yam Yam) are stranded in a remote locale, this time an island near Fiji, and forced to compete, scheme, and risk serious injury for a chance to win TV fame and $1 million. Just a reminder: It’s not about making friends, people. Joe Reid will continue his weekly coverage. 

    Daisy Jones & The Six: Friday, Amazon Prime Video

    While not a portrait of Fleetwood Mac per se, this musical drama series — which is based on Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel of the same name — is inspired by the exploits of the infamously tumultuous band. Sam Claflin and Riley Keough are the Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks stand-ins, navigating their increasingly intimate on and offstage relationship as their band hits the big time. Camila Morrone joins as Claflin’s long-suffering wife, while Blake Mills, Jackson Browne, Marcus Mumford, and Phoebe Bridgers co-write the show’s many songs. The first three episodes drop on Friday.

    Grand Crew Season 2: Friday, 8:30 PM ET on NBC

    Raise a glass to the return of NBC’s winning sitcom about a group of 30-something friends looking for love at their favorite wine bar. Starring the always effervescent Nicole Byer alongside Echo Kellum, Carl Tart, Justin Cunningham, Aaron Jennings, and Grasie Mercedes, Grand Crew is the perfect pick-me-up.

    Full-Season Binge Releases

    Wreck: Wednesday, Hulu

    When his sister disappears, 19-year-old Jamie (Oscar Kennedy) joins the crew aboard the cruise ship where she worked and sets out to find her in this British comedy-horror series. Praised for its LGBTQ+ representation at the time of its U.K. release, the cheeky amalgam of mystery, scares, and laughs posits that, on the high seas, there’s even more to worry about than icebergs and Legionnaires disease.

    Sex/Life Season 2: Thursday, Netflix

    Netflix’s steamy hit returns, as Sarah Shahi’s bored wife and mother must confront the consequences of blowing up her stable suburban life in pursuit of sexy thrills with her exciting ex (Adam Demos). Former The L Word star Shahi received praise for her turn as Sex/Life’s conflicted protagonist, though the series’s frank look at female sexuality accounted for both ratings and controversy.

    Documentaries and Special Events

    Chris Rock: Selective Outrage: Saturday, 10:00 PM ET on Netflix

    Chris Rock makes history in Netflix’s first ever global live-streaming special. Broadcast live from Baltimore, Rock’s second Netflix special will tackle the “cancel culture” controversy, among other topics. And it’s pretty much guaranteed that Rock will have some things to say about his infamous Oscars night, as well.

    If You Have...

    An Hour

    La Brea Season 2 Finale: Tuesday, 10:00 PM ET on NBC
    Marlon Wayans: God Loves Me: Thursday, HBO Max
    Walker: Independence Season 1 Finale: Thursday, 9:00 PM ET on The CW
    Alaska Daily Season 1 Winter Premiere: Thursday, 10:00 PM ET on ABC

    An Evening

    Transformers: Earthspark: Friday, Paramount+
    2023 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards: Saturday, 7:00 PM ET on Nick

    A Full Day

    Cheat: Wednesday, Netflix

    Up Next

    History of the World, Part II: Monday, March 6, Hulu
    Unprisoned: Friday, March 10, Hulu
    The 95th Academy Awards: Sunday, March 12, ABC

    Dennis Perkins is a freelance entertainment writer with bylines at The A.V. Club, Paste, Ultimate Classic Rock, The Portland Press Herald, and elsewhere.

    TOPICS: Star Wars: The Mandalorian, Chris Rock: Selective Outrage, Daisy Jones & The Six, Grand Crew, Sex/Life, Survivor, True Lies, Wreck, Pedro Pascal