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  1. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: August 14-20

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on Netflix

    "Marvel's The Defenders" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    Defenders, assemble! In this culmination of Netflix's four separate Marvel series, blind ninja Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), smart-ass detective Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), bulletproof ex-con Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and kung fu billionaire Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones) put aside their personal differences and come together to fight a villainous sect threatening to destroy New York City. The eight episodes co-star Sigourney Weaver, Elodie Yung, Jon Bernthal, Rosario Dawson, Deborah Ann Woll, Jessica Henwick, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Scott Glenn, and you can stream them all this Friday, Aug. 18."What Happened to Monday" (Netflix Original Film)
    Noomi Rapace goes full "Orphan Black" to play seven sisters with one identity in a future with a strict one-child policy. Six of the septuplets must avoid government detection while searching for their missing sister in this sci-fi movie co-starring Willem Dafoe, Robert Wagner, and Glenn Close. Stream it this Friday, Aug. 18."Gold"
    Matthew McConaughey stars as a prospector desperate for a lucky break who teams up with an eager geologist and sets off to find gold in the jungles of Indonesia. Edgar Ramirez and Bryce Dallas Howard co-star in the 2016 adventure, which is coming to Netflix August 16.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "The Wall"
    Director Doug Liman ("The Bourne Identity," "Edge of Tomorrow") directed this psychological action film following two soldiers pinned down by an Iraqi sniper, with only a crumbling wall between them. The cat-and-mouse thriller stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson and John Cena, and it arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, Redbox, and On Demand this Tuesday, August 15. Special features include audio commentary with Liman and actor Taylor-Johnson, a "Facts from the Front Lines: A Visual Journey Through The Wall" featurette looking at the making of the film, and four behind-the-scenes vignettes.

    Check out this exclusive clip from the bonus features, with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena, and director Doug Liman talking about creating a bond between the characters:"Riverdale: The Complete First Season"
    Archie, Jughead, Betty, and Veronica return in this very modern, very fresh take on the iconic Archie comic book characters. Watch them unravel the mysteries of Season 1 as all 13 episodes arrive on DVD on Aug. 15. Bonus features include deleted scenes, a gag reel, the musical pieces "These Are Moments I Remember" and "I Got You," the 2016 Comic-Con panel, and the featurettes "Riverdale: The New Normal" and "Riverdale: The Ultimate Sin." Here's a brief exclusive deleted scene featuring Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica (Camila Mendes):"Alien: Covenant"
    Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, and Demián Bichir star in Ridley Scott's return to the "Alien" franchise, arriving on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD August 15. The more than 90 minutes of bonus features include a making-of documentary, deleted and extended scenes, commentary by director Ridley Scott, an inside look at "David's Lab," crew fear tests, and more.

    Liev Schreiber plays heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner -- who went 15 rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali and became the real-life inspiration for Rocky Balboa -- in this bio-drama out on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD August 15. Elisabeth Moss, Ron Perlman, Naomi Watts, and Jim Gaffigan co-star in the film, which includes the behind-the-scenes featurette "All About Chuck."

    "Once Upon a Time in Venice"
    In this action-comedy out on DVD and DVD/BD combo on Aug. 15, Bruce Willis plays a Venice Beach P.I. named Steve Ford, who's "good with the ladies, bad with the punches, and wild about his dog, Buddy." But when Buddy is stolen by local thugs, Steve makes an alliance with their devious leader, Spyder (Jason Momoa), and teams up with his best friend (John Goodman) to find Spyder's stolen cocaine and cash and set things straight to bring Buddy home. (Sounds like a cross between "John Wick" and "Keanu," no?) The discs come with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Shot Caller"
    Jaime Lannister, is that you?! This crime thriller is out on DirecTV now and in select theaters and On Demand Friday, Aug. 18. The film follows the harrowing journey of successful businessman Jacob Harlon ("Game of Thrones" star Nicolaj Coster-Waldau) who is transformed into Money, a stoic, ruthless prison gangster after a DUI sends him down the rabbit hole of the American prison system. Jon Bernthal, Lake Bell, Omari Hardwick, Emory Cohen, Jeffrey Donovan, Evan Jones, Benjamin Bratt, Max Greenfield, and Jessy Schram co-star."Baywatch"
    Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson, Zac Efron, and Priyanka Chopra star in this comedy based on the crazy popular TV show; watch it run in slow motion in a new extended version, featuring footage not seen in theaters, on Digital HD August 15. The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack are out August 29. The Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD include several bonus featurettes and deleted and extended scenes.

    "Red White Black and Blue Odyssey"
    This documentary available on VOD and iTunes Aug. 15 follows the ICEF Rugby Program in South Los Angeles, "as head coach and founder Stuart Krohn brings the sport of rugby to Inner City high school boys and girls, taking them around the world to compete against international teams."

    "Batman and Harley Quinn"
    This latest animated film in the DC Universe Original Movies series sends the unlikely duo of Batman (voiced by Kevin Conroy) and Harley Quinn (Melissa Rauch) on an ecological quest to save the planet from catastrophe. Nightwing (Loren Lester), Poison Ivy (Paget Brewster), and Jason Woodrue/The Floronic Man (Kevin Michael Richardson) are also featured, and you can watch them in action on Digital HD Aug. 15, then Blu-ray/DVD Aug. 29. Extras include behind-the-scenes featurettes on Harley Quinn and Loren Lester, and a sneak peek at the next DC Universe Original Movie.

    "Dave Made a Maze"
    In this inventive adventure-comedy, a frustrated artist (Nick Thune) "builds a cardboard box fort in his living room and winds up trapped with a gang of oddball explorers in a fantasy world of his own creation, threatened by booby traps and a bloodthirsty Minotaur." The movie is out in theaters and on VOD this Friday, Aug. 18, co-starring Meera Rohit Kumbhani, James Urbaniak, Stephanie Allynne, Kirsten Vangsness, Scott Krinsky, Frank Caeti, Timothy Nordwind, WWE Star John Hennigan, Scott Narver, Rick Overton, and Adam Busch.

    TV Worth Watching

    "Episodes" Season 5 (Sunday on Showtime at 10 p.m.)
    Pitch your best farewell to Matt LeBlanc's Showtime comedy, which launches its fifth and final season on Aug. 20. Here's the synopsis for the first of the season's seven episodes, fittingly titled "Episode One": "Matt's gameshow is a hit, but he must also have daily contact with Merc Lapidus; Sean and Beverly work for Sean's ex-partner; Carol goes into a tailspin.""Bachelor in Paradise" Season 4 (Monday on ABC at 8 p.m.)
    Is this really "TV Worth Watching?" Well, like all Bachelor Nation programming, it's a guilty pleasure. Considering all the drama that happened months before the season aired, a lot of viewers may want to watch for the rubber-necking factor. The first episode is meant to address the "scandal" of whatever happened between Corinne and DeMario, shutting down production while they investigated what happened. "They" ultimately decided nothing happened, so everyone returned for more casual hookups on the beach, and plenty of love triangles, tears, and drama.

    "Marlon" Season 1 (Wednesday on NBC at 9 p.m.)
    This new comedy is loosely inspired by the life of star Marlon Wayans, following a loving but immature father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife. In the August 16 pilot, "Marlon and Ashley's attempt to have a friendly divorce gets complicated when Ashley starts dating; Marlon struggles to keep a sponsor for his online channel."

    "Project Runway" Season 16 (Thursday on Lifetime at 8 p.m.)
    Will this season make it work? They're certainly making drama, with the trailer focusing on one of the designers walking off the runway mid-critique and an angry Tim Gunn making speeches about "cheating" and "atrocious" behavior. Also, there will be clothes? We think? In a first, the models this season will be all sizes, ranging from size 0 to 22. Guest judges will include Demi Lovato, Katie Holmes, Olivia Munn, Yolanda Hadid, Kate Upton, Maggie Q, Kelsea Ballerini, Dove Cameron, China Anne McClain, Asia Kate Dillon, Carly Chaikin, Maddie Ziegler, Sophia Stallone, Georgina Chapman, Rachel Brosnahan, and Anne Fulenwider.

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  2. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: August 7-13

    Rocket and Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"
    Baby Groot is ready for you to take him home this week! Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" beams down from the cosmos for its digital release this Tuesday, Aug. 8 in HD, 4K Ultra HD, and Disney Movies Anywhere. You can get the discs on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on Aug. 22. The digital and Blu-ray releases have so many bonus features, including "The Making of 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,'" a gag reel, four deleted scenes, audio commentary with director James Gunn, a "Visionary Intro," the "Guardians Inferno" music video, and -- exclusive to digital -- three scene breakdowns, and "Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout," a sneak peek inside the new ride at Disneyland. The DVD won't include any bonus materials."Difficult People" Season 3 (Hulu)
    Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner continued to give no f*cks as best friends living in New York City in the third season of this Hulu comedy. Season 3 starts with "Passover Bump" and you can stream it August 8.

    Tom Holland, Jon Bernthal, and Richard Armitage star in this historical drama arriving in theaters and available on VOD and Digital HD this Friday, Aug. 11. The story is set in Ireland in 1209, as "a small group of monks begin a reluctant pilgrimage across an island torn between centuries of tribal warfare and the growing power of Norman invaders. As they escort their monastery's holiest relic to Rome, the true value of the bejeweled relic becomes dangerously apparent and their path becomes increasingly fraught with danger.""Savage Dog"
    This action movie hit theaters on August 4, and you can check it out August 8 on VOD and iTunes. In 1959 Indochina, a Wild West town is controlled by the criminal class: Vietnamese warlords and European war criminals. "Den-Dhin-Chan Labor Camp is run by four such dangerous men. The worst prison in the land, it is here that a European, former-champion boxer Martin Tilman (Scott Adkins) has made a name for himself fighting tournaments, on which wealthy criminals gamble in high stakes events. When Tilman is due for release, he just wants to return home, but the corrupt forces running the jail will do everything in their power to keep him locked down."

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword"
    Director Guy Ritchie's "King Arthur" movie -- starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, and Eric Bana -- will arrive on 4K Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, and Blu-ray on August 8. Extras include seven featurettes on Hunnam as Arthur, Ritchie's take on the Camelot legend, the cast's crash course in swordplay, a look at the stunts, background on filming in Scotland, and more.

    Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn star as polar opposite mother and daughter who take an exotic vacation together and end up on an outrageous jungle adventure. The comedy arrives on Blu-ray and DVD August 8, including deleted, extended, and alternate scenes; a gag reel; and director commentary by Jonathan Levine.

    "The Exception"
    This espionage thriller set in World War II stars Jai Courtney as a German officer who must choose between his country and an unexpected romance. Captain Stefan Brandt (Courtney) is sent on a mission to investigate exiled German monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer). As Brandt begins to infiltrate the Kaiser's life in search of clues, he finds himself drawn into a passionate romance with Mieke (Lily James), one of the Kaiser's maids, whom Brandt soon discovers is secretly Jewish. The historical drama -- which also stars Janet McTeer, Eddie Marsan, and Ben Daniels -- arrives on Blu-ray and DVD August 8.

    New on Netflix

    "White Gold" (Netflix Original)This six-part comedy series -- starring Ed Westwick, James Buckley, Joe Thomas, Lauren O'Rourke, and Linzey Cocker -- will be available August 11. "In 1980s Essex, cocky salesman Vincent Swan and his unscrupulous team will do anything to get the sale -- including throwing honesty out the window."

    "Naked" (Netflix Original Film)In a wedding version of "Groundhog Day," charming man-child Rob (Marlon Wayans) arrives in Charleston the night before he is about to marry Megan (Regina Hall). He hasn't written his vows, learned the steps for the first dance, or even remembered to bring the ring. Instead of taking care of his responsibilities, Rob goes out for a night on the town with his best man (Jonathan Todd Jackson). Then -- surprise! -- Rob wakes up naked in an elevator with no idea how he got there. He's shocked to find that it's late in the morning and he has only one hour to get to the church or miss his own wedding. That elevator wake-up keeps happening over and over, and you can see how it's resolved this Friday, August 11.

    "Atypical" Season 1 (Netflix Original)This new coming-of-age series focuses on Sam (Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, who decides it's time to find a girlfriend, and greater independence. Jennifer Jason Leigh and Michael Rapaport co-star as Sam's parents. Check it out starting August 11.

    TV Worth Watching

    "Mr. Mercedes" (Wednesday on Audience Network at 8 p.m.)
    Brendan Gleeson stars as Detective Bill Hodges, opposite Harry Treadaway as Brady Hartsfield, in this AT&T Original series adapting the Stephen King novel. (Anton Yelchin was originally meant to play Brady, but he died in a car accident in June 2016.) "From Executive Producers Stephen King, David E. Kelley, and Jack Bender comes the story of a demented serial killer who taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails. This forces the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again.""Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update" (Thursday on NBC at 9 p.m.)
    "Saturday Night Live" is off-season at the moment but the news is never off-season, so SNL is going to take advantage of that by bringing "Weekend Update" back on Thursday nights. Colin Jost and Michael Che anchor "Weekend Update Summer Edition" starting August 10.

    "Get Shorty" (Sunday on Epix at 10 p.m.)
    In 1995, Elmore Leonard's crime comedy about a mobster-turned-movie producer was adapted into a movie starring John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, and Danny DeVito. Now, EPIX is turning into a 10-episode TV series, starring Chris O'Dowd, Ray Romano, and Sean Bridges. The first episode arrives August 13."Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers" (Tuesday on HBO at 10 p.m.)
    HBO Sports, NFL FILMS, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers teamed up for this all-access look at what it takes to make it in the NFL. The five-episode season debuts August 8, following head coach Dirk Koetter as he bands together a mix of young emerging stars, Pro Bowl veterans, free agents, and rookie hopefuls throughout training camp and the preseason.

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  3. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: July 31-August 6

    ALIEN: COVENANTAt a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Alien: Covenant"
    Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" sequel is ready to terrify you at home with its Digital HD release this Tuesday, August 1. Two weeks later on August 15, "Alien: Covenant" will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, and Demián Bichir star in the sci-fi thriller, which comes with so many bonus features -- a making-of documentary, deleted and extended scenes, commentary by director Ridley Scott, an inside look at "David's Lab," crew fear tests, and more.

    "How to Be a Latin Lover"
    In this comedy out on Digital HD August 1, an aging Latin lover (Eugenio Derbez) is suddenly dumped by the older woman he married for money, so he moves in with his estranged sister (Salma Hayek) and her 10-year-old son (Raphael Alejandro), and tries to use the kid to meet a rich widow. Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Raquel Welch, and Rob Corddry co-star in the movie, which is out on DVD and On Demand August 15. Special features include two behind-the-scenes featurettes; deleted and extended scenes; and audio commentary with director Ken Marino, producer Ben Odell and editor John Daigle.

    "Comrade Detective" (Amazon Original)
    This one sounds crazy, Amzon Prime-ers, but it's worth trying. Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt dub the voices of the lead cops in this spoof based on a 1980s Romanian gritty police series. The show follows two detectives as they seek to uncover who killed a fellow officer. Played by real-life Romanian actors Florin Piersic Jr. and Corneliu Ulici, their lines will be dubbed by Tatum and Gordon-Levitt. The rest of the Romanian speaking characters will be dubbed by Jenny Slate, Chloe Sevigny, Jake Johnson, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Offerman, Fred Armisen, Kim Basinger, Mahershala Ali, Tracy Letts, Bobby Cannavale, Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger, Mark Duplass, Katie Aselton Duplass, Jerrod Carmichael, Bo Burnham, and John Early. "Comrade Detective" premieres August 4 on Amazon Prime Video. Watch the trailer to get a feel for it.

    "Fun Mom Dinner"
    This has been a big year for moms gone wild, and "Fun Mom Dinner" follows suit. In this comedy -- in select theaters and On Demand/Digital HD this Friday, August 4 -- four moms whose only common ground is their kids' preschool class, decide to get together for a harmless "fun mom dinner" that begins in disaster but leads to an unforgettable night. The all-star cast includes Katie Aselton, Toni Collette, Bridget Everett, Molly Shannon, Adam Scott, Rob Huebel, Adam Levine, and Paul Rust.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "The Circle"
    The dream cast of Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Bill Paxton, Glenne Headly, and Patton Oswalt united for this adaptation of Dave Eggers' best-selling book about the dark side of social media. The thriller arrives on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand August 1. Bonus features include three making-of featurettes, a look at the future of technology, and an interview with Tom Hanks and James Ponsdolt reminiscing about their work with the late Bill Paxton.

    Check out this exclusive clip from the bonus features, with Patton Oswalt and Tom Hanks talking about Oswalt's character, Tom Stenton, co-founder of The Circle."The Lovers"
    In this critically acclaimed romantic comedy, Tracy Letts and Debra Winger play a married couple -- both secretly cheating on each other -- who are sent reeling when they suddenly fall for the least likely person: each other. The film co-stars Aidan Gillen, Melora Walters, Tyler Ross, and Jessica Sula, and it's available on Blu-ray and DVD August 1. Bonus content includes audio commentary with writer/director Azazel Jacobs and two behind-the-scenes featurettes on the music and making of the film.

    Watch this exclusive featurette clip with writer/director Azazel Jacobs talking about casting Debra Winger and Tracy Letts as the leads:"The Drowning"
    Josh Charles, Avan Jogia, and Julia Stiles star in this psychological thriller based on the novel "Border Crossing," about a psychologist (Charles) who jumps into an icy river to rescue a young man (Jogia) from drowning, only to discover that he is the man who was convicted of murder 12 years earlier based on the psychologist's own testimony. Watch what happens when the film arrives on DVD and Blu-ray August 1, including a behind-the-scenes clip of the cast exploring their characters and the intricate details of the past, present and future.

    Anne Hathaway plays a hard-drinking party girl who is shocked to discover she's somehow controlling a giant monster who has been causing devastation across the globe in Seoul. At the same time, her friend and bar owner (Jason Sudeikis) seems to be causing a giant robot to appear in the same area. Pity South Korea and see what happens when the offbeat sci-fi comedy -- co-starring Dan Stevens, Tim Blake Nelson, and Austin Stowell -- arrives on Blu-ray and DVD August 1.

    "Big Little Lies"
    HBO is exploring options for a sequel to this star-studded Emmy-nominated limited series, led by Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, and Nicole Kidman. All seven episodes arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on August 1, along with six "Inside the Episode" pieces and an exclusive extended "About Big Little Lies" piece featuring new cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

    New on Netflix

    Guess what? This week marks the start of a new month, and you know what that means: A heap of new titles will be added to Netflix as of August 1, and a bunch more will be leaving.

    "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later" (Netflix Original)Keep 'em coming, Netflix! "Ten Years Later" is the sequel to the 2001 cult classic comedy "Wet Hot American Summer," and also sequel to the 2015 prequel "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp." These eight episodes, set in the 1991 -- 10 years after the pivotal summer at camp -- star everyone under the sun (except Bradley Cooper?). Check out the full cast list in the trailer, and watch the magic this Friday, August 4.

    "Icarus" (Netflix Original)Every week Netflix streams a new must-watch documentary, and this week it's "Icarus." Filmmaker Bryan Fogel sets out to learn about performance-enhancing drugs in sports, and ends up discovering a lot more than he ever imagined. Watch the trailer and deep-dive into the scandal this Friday, August 4.

    There is no spoon, but there are three "Matrix" movies waiting for you to binge them on Netflix, starting August 1.

    TV Worth Watching

    "The Sinner" (Wednesday on USA at 10 p.m.)
    In USA Network's eight episode close-ended series, Jessica Biel plays a young mother who commits a shocking act of violence when overcome with an inexplicable fit of rage. That launches a crime thriller surrounding the "why" of what happened, as an investigator (Bill Pullman) finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman's buried motive.

    "Sharknado 5: Global Swarming" (Sunday on Syfy at 8 p.m.)
    "Make America Bait Again!" If you could stand the others, you can probably stand this one, which is still giving paychecks to Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, plus Cassandra Scerbo, Masiela Lusha, Cody Linley, Fabio, Charo, and Gilbert Gottfried. Watch it with Twitter for best results.

    "The Guest Book" (Thursday on TBS at 10 p.m.)Last week, HBO debuted "Room 104," with every episode following different guests in a hotel room. Now TBS is offering this comedy following the visitors of the vacation home Froggy Cottage. "While the house and cast of characters living in this small mountain town remain the same, each episode will feature a different set of vacationing guests." The series -- which stars Kellie Martin, Charlie Robinson, Aloma Wright, Carly Jibson, Garret Dillahunt, Laura Bell Bundy, Eddie Steeples, and a bunch of other stars you'll see in the trailer -- begins, appropriately enough, with "Story One."

    "Swedish Dicks" (Wednesday on Pop at 8 p.m.)
    Update: Pop moved the premiere from Aug. 2 to Wednesday, Aug. 9, kicking off the series premiere with back-to-back episodes. Peter Stormare and Johan Glans star in Pop TV's procedural comedy about a pair of mismatched detectives who form the firm Swedish Dicks, solving some of the strangest and wildest cases L.A. has ever seen. Keanu Reeves never does TV, but he has a recurring role in this 10-episode first season, and you'll also spot Anthony LaPaglia, Eric Roberts, and Margaret Cho. Here's the synopsis for the first half-hour episode, which premieres August 9: "Ingmar (Peter Stormare), a former stuntman, is trying to get by as a private investigator. A private dick, as they used to say. One day, a case leads him to an incredibly annoying DJ, Axel (Johan Glans). But it's not just irritation that Axel awakens in Ingmar."

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  4. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: July 24-30

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    When he's not fighting bad guys as Captain America, Chris Evans likes to do smaller films like this one. In "Gifted," Evans plays Frank, a single man dedicated to raising his child prodigy niece Mary (Mckenna Grace). Their happy, simple life is threatened when Mary's grandmother (Lindsay Duncan) makes other plans for Mary's gifts. Jenny Slate and Octavia Spencer co-star in the film, which is out on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, July 25. Special features include several deleted scenes; and behind-the-scenes featurettes on the story, cast, math, director's method, and filming location.

    Check out this exclusive deleted scene called "Do You Blame Yourself?" with Mary talking to Pat Golding (Julie Ann Emery) about her late mother:"Ghost in the Shell"
    In this sci-fi thriller -- out July 25 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand -- Scarlett Johansson's Major is a human mind inside an artificial body, fighting to unravel the mystery of her true self and get revenge against the corporation she was built to serve. Blu-ray bonus content includes the featurettes "Hard-Wired Humanity: Making Ghost in the Shell," "Section 9: Cyber Defenders," and "Man & Machine: The Ghost Philosophy." Head here for a video going inside WETA Workshop to learn how they did the prosthetics, props, and costumes.

    "The Final Master"
    This martial arts action drama, out on DVD and Blu-ray July 25, is set in 1930s China as Chen, the last Wing Chun master, arrives in Tianjin to expand his kung fu. His ambition gets him entangled in a power struggle between Tianjin's martial arts Grandmaster, a dominant underworld Madam, and the town's military leaders. Extras include featurettes on the director, Haofeng Xu, and the weapons. Check out the trailer:"The Boss Baby"
    Alec Baldwin voices the new Boss Baby brother of 7-year-old Tim Templeton in this animated comedy from the director of the "Madagascar" franchise. Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Miles Bakshi, and Tobey Maguire also led their voices to the movie, which is out on DVD and Blu-ray July 25. The "Boss Baby Special Edition" is packed with bonus features, including an new "Mini Adventure" featuring Baby Boss and Tim. There are also featurettes, deleted scenes, and more.

    "Black Butterfly"
    Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Piper Perabo star in this dark adaptation of a French thriller, out on Blu-ray and DVD July 25. As a serial killer's latest slaying shakes up a remote Colorado town, desperate writer Paul (Banderas) offers drifter Jack (Meyers) shelter at his isolated cabin. Does Jack's violent behavior make him a suspect in the murders menacing the area? It might not be that simple. Special features include commentary with director Brian Goodman and co-writer Marc Frydman, and the featurette "Black Butterfly: Backstage."

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword"
    Camelot awaits! Guy Ritchie takes on the classic Excalibur myth, following King Arthur's (Charlie Hunnam) journey from the streets to the throne, in this action film available for digital streaming and download on July 25, and on Blu-ray/DVD August 8. When the child Arthur's father is murdered, Arthur's uncle Vortigern (Jude Law), seizes the crown. With no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes of age in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy. There are several behind-the-scenes bonus features on the cast, story, stunts, legends, and filming in scenic Scotland.

    Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer do seem like they could be mother and daughter, and they would get into shenanigans on an exotic vacation together. Watch their characters's disastrous adventure when the comedy arrives on Digital HD July 25 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD August 8. The home release will come with deleted, extended, and alternate scenes, director commentary from Jonathan Levine, and a gag reel.

    "The Last Tycoon" (Amazon Original)
    A lot of folks picked up new Amazon Prime memberships in the last month, and you can keep putting them to good use by trying out some new original series and movies. This Amazon original drama series, ready for streaming or download July 28, is based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. Follow Hollywood's first wunderkind studio executive in the 1930s, Monroe Stahr, and his power struggle with his mentor and current head of the studio, Pat Brady.

    "Who the F**k Is That Guy?"
    This documentary, in theaters and available on VOD and iTunes July 25, explores the life of Michael Alago, a gay Puerto Rican kid from Brooklyn who went on to shape and reinvent the world's musical landscape -- first as a 19-year-old talent booker at the legendary Ritz nightclub in New York City and then as a 24-year-old A&R exec who signed Metallica and White Zombie, and worked with other notable artists including Nina Simone, John Lydon, and Cyndi Lauper. The doc features Michael Alago, Cyndi Lauper, John Lydon, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Eric Bogosian, Dito Montiel, Rob Zombie, and Jerry Brandt.

    New on Netflix

    "The Incredible Jessica James" (Netflix Original)Netflix will be dropping a heap of new titles on August 1, but July still has some titles to check out. In this original film, ready for streaming Friday, July 28, Jessica Williams ("The Daily Show") stars as an aspiring playwright in New York City struggling to get over a recent breakup. She's pressured to go on a date with the recently divorced Boone (Chris O'Dowd) and the unlikely duo discover how to make it through the tough times in a social media obsessed post-relationship world.

    "The Adventures of Puss in Boots" Season 5 (Netflix Original)
    Puss in Boots from DreamWorks Animation's "Shrek" is back for its fifth season (!) this Friday, July 28. So grab a saucer of milk, and get ready to lap up every episode with your kids.

    "Daughters of Destiny" Season 1 (Netflix Original)Netflix is on a roll with its fascinating, informative documentaries, and "Daughters of Destiny" continues that legacy. Here's the streaming site's synopsis for the doc, which is available July 28: "Since 1997, the Shanti Bhavan school has provided free education for some of India's most impoverished and underrepresented children – the "poorest of the poor." In "Daughters of Destiny: The Journey of Shanti Bhavan," director Vanessa Roth tells viewers the unforgettable story of a school that has changed countless lives for the better. With any luck, it might even inspire others to do the same."

    TV Worth Watching

    "Room 104" (Friday on HBO at 11:30 p.m.)
    Get your key from the front desk and check into the Duplass Brothers' new half-hour anthology series, which starts its 12-episode season July 28. As the title suggests, the show is set in a single room in an average American hotel, telling a different story each week about the various people who pass through. Here's the synopsis for the first episode, titled "Ralphie": "Things go horribly awry when a babysitter (Melonie Diaz) arrives at Room 104 to watch an unusual boy named Ralph (Ethan Kent)."

    "Midnight, Texas" Season 1 (Monday on NBC at 10 p.m.)
    In this new series based on the books by "True Blood" author Charlaine Harris, a powerful psychic on the run decides to hide out in the small, sleepy own of Midnight, Texas, and discovers the community is a mysterious safe haven for outsiders -- supernatural and human."Teen Wolf" Season 6B (Sunday on MTV at 8 p.m.)
    "Teen Wolf" moves to a new night for the second half of its final season. The 10 episodes ahead start with Episode 11, "Said the Spider to the Fly": "As Scott readies Beacon Hills for his imminent departure, a mysterious presence breaks out of Eichen House."

    "Somewhere Between" Season 1 (Monday on ABC at 10:01 p.m.)
    This new suspense thriller, a remake of a Korean TV series, follows San Francisco news producer Laura Price (Paula Patton), who somehow knows that her daughter will be murdered by the serial killer on the loose, and she travels back in time "Groundhog Day"-style to try and prevent it from happening. The series premieres with "For One to Live" on July 24.

    "Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy" (Monday on HBO at 10 p.m.)
    The life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales, is celebrated in the 20th year since her tragic death in this documentary featuring candid interviews with her sons William and Harry, aka HRH The Duke of Cambridge and HRH Prince Harry.

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  5. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: July 17-23

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "The Circle"
    Watch Beauty take on the Beast of technology in this thriller co-starring Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Patton Oswalt and the late legends Glenne Headly and Bill Paxton. "The Circle," based on the novel by Dave Eggers, arrives on Digital HD this Tuesday July 18, and then on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand August 1. The home release includes three featurettes -- one on the making of the film, another looking at the future of technology, and one with Tom Hanks and director James Ponsdolt reminiscing about working with Bill Paxton.

    "Niko and the Sword of Light" (Amazon Original)
    This Amazon Original kids series follows 10-year-old Niko as he embarks on an epic quest to bring light back to his land. The series, based on an interactive comic book app, premieres on Amazon on July 21."The Gracefield Incident"
    In this horror thriller -- arriving on Digital HD, On Demand, and in select theaters July 21 -- a video game editor embeds an iPhone camera into his prosthetic eye to secretly record a weekend with friends in a luxurious mountain cabin. But the weekend takes a terrifying turn when a meteorite crashes the party. Hate when that happens!"Residue"
    This supernatural thriller -- on VOD and iTunes July 18 -- follows a private investigator who ends up with a book of sinister origins, unaware that it's a valuable supernatural artifact. As he's pursued by criminals who want the book for their own agendas, the book's evil begins to take root in the PI's life.

    "Killing Ground"
    In this IFC Midnight horror thriller arriving on VOD July 21, a couple's romantic camping trip becomes a desperate fight for survival. "In need of a break from the pressures of their life in the city, Sam (Harriet Dyer) and Ian (Ian Meadows) head to a remote beach for a weekend getaway. When they come across an abandoned campsite, with no trace of its occupants, they're concerned. When they discover a lone, traumatized child nearby, they're scared. And when they encounter two local weirdos, they're in for a hell of a bad time. Unfolding in an innovative, time-scrambling structure, 'Killing Ground' delivers both nerve-shredding suspense and gut-punching realism."

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Kong: Skull Island"
    It's officially Brie Larson week on DVD and Blu-ray, between "Kong" and "Free Fire" (below). In this box office and critical hit, a team of scientists and Vietnam War soldiers travel to an uncharted Pacific island and encounter the mighty Kong. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman, and Corey Hawkins co-star in the action-adventure, which arrives on DVD and Blu-ray July 18. The home release comes with several extras -- director's commentary, deleted scenes, and seven behind-the-scenes featurettes, including "Tom Hiddleston: The Intrepid Traveler" and "Through the Lens: Brie Larson's Photography."

    "Free Fire"
    This wild thriller won the People's Choice Award for Midnight Madness at the Toronto Film Festival. Like "Kong," it is also set in the 1970s, following an arms deal that goes explosively wrong. This time, Brie Larson is joined by Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, and Jack Reynor, and you can watch them in action when "Free Fire" arrives on Blu-ray and DVD July 18. Extras include audio commentary with co-writer/director Ben Wheatley, and a featurette looking at the making of the film.

    "Tommy's Honour"
    Peter Mullan and Jack Lowden play father-son golf champions who grow together in their fame, fortune, and misfortune in this inspirational true story arriving on DVD July 18. Sam Neill co-stars in the historical drama, which won Best Feature Film at the 2016 British Academy Scotland Awards. The DVD comes with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.

    "The 100: The Complete Fourth Season"
    The end of the world just keeps getting harder for the survivors of "The 100," and you can watch them fight through 13 episodes of The CW show when Season 4 arrives on DVD July 18. The extensive bonus features include a gag reel, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and deleted scenes.

    New on Netflix

    "Ozark" Season 1 (Netflix Original)Netflix favors dropping originals on Fridays (perfect for weekend binge-watching!) and you should keep an eye out for this original film, arriving July 21. "The Byrdes, husband and wife Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy (Laura Linney), their teenage kids Charlotte (Sofia Hublitz) and Jonah (Skylar Gaertner) -- are for all intents and purposes an ordinary family. Ordinary save for Marty's job: The top money launderer for the second largest drug cartel in Mexico."

    "Last Chance U" Season 2 (Netflix Original)Did you see "Last Chance U" Season 1? If not, consider a binge. If so, you'll be ready for Season 2, which will be ready for you on July 21: "The award-winning documentary series is back in season. Last Chance U follows new players on a quest for redemption on the field, in the classroom and in life."

    "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
    Perhaps you've heard of this little rebel? The Star Wars standalone blockbuster will be ready for your streaming pleasure on July 18.

    "Pretty Little Liars" Season 7B
    All the answers you're ever gonna get are in the second half of the final season of PLL, which will arrive on Netflix July 20. Watch every episode closely to look for clues, or just accept that you'll probably never be satisfied with all of the reveals.

    TV Worth Watching

    "Loaded" (Monday on AMC at 10 p.m.)
    AMC's new series, a co-production with the U.K.'s Channel 4, follows four guys (Jim Howick, Samuel Anderson, Jonny Sweet, and Nick Helm) who sell their start-up video game company to a new boss (Mary McCormack), and their lives change overnight. The eight episode series premieres July 17 with "Lawsuit." Here's the synopsis: "Four friends become tech millionaires after selling their hit iPhone game 'Cat Factory.'''

    "Insecure" (Sunday on HBO at 10:30 p.m.)
    "Ballers" and "Insecure" are both premiering their new seasons this Sunday, after "Game of Thrones." Season 1 of Issa Rae's breakout comedy starts with "Hella Great," with this synopsis from HBO: "Issa struggles in the aftermath of her breakup with Lawrence, while facing challenges at a new work assignment; Molly questions her worth at work; Lawrence adjusts to his new living arrangement."

    "Raven's Home" (Friday on Disney Channel at 10 p.m.)
    Raven's back! Raven-Symoné returns as Raven Baxter for this "That's So Raven" spinoff sequel following her family, including a son who inherited her powers. The sitcom starts with "Baxter's Back!" Friday at 10 p.m., following the premiere of "Descendents 2" -- which will air at 8 p.m. on five channels simultaneously: Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform, and Lifetime.

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  6. 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Extras Will Include at Least 10 Captain America PSAs

    "Spider-Man: Homecoming" fans can look forward to a wealth of bonus material on the DVD and Blu-ray, but first they'll have to exercise some *patience.*

    Light SPOILERS ahead from the movie.

    We all knew Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) was starring in "Homecoming" with Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), but who knew that Captain America (Chris Evans) would steal every scene with his PSAs? Turns out, high school kids have to watch videos of Cap talking about detention, P.E., and (awkward) body changes as part of the curriculum. Each little cameo was a delight, and we can expect to see more in the home release.

    Director Jon Watts told Collider he had Chris Evans for a set amount of time, so he just wrote a bunch of PSAs and had Evans read off a teleprompter.

    "We put it together like it was the actual DVD that they show at the school, so it just is clicking from one to another to another. [...] It was like Captain America just showed up and had to do this stuff for the government... He's just reading it off the scrolling thing and being like, 'Are you sure you want me to say this?'"

    Watts told Collider there will be at least 10 PSAs for the home release, adding that there should be a "Play All" feature showing them all back-to-back.

    So at least we can look forward to that extra, even if Marisa Tomei's big Aunt May scene won't be featured, since it never even got filmed. Marvel has yet to set an official home release date, 'cause the movie just opened in theaters last week, but it should arrive this fall.


    Some fans loved the irony of that "patience" Cap PSA in the post-credits, while others thought it was lame and disappointing (especially after it was teased as one of the best-end-credits scenes ever.) We're on the love side, but in case you're wondering why they decided to go with that, Watts told Collider:

    "When we were shooting, Eric Carroll, one of the Marvel producers and I just started laughing about, 'What if we did one about patience and make that be a final thing?'"

    And it's not like they didn't have a more meaty mid-credits scene to satisfy people wanting a link to future MCU movies. The tone of the final Cap PSA seemed to fit the rest of "Homecoming," but not everyone appreciated waiting so long for that. Too bad!

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  7. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: July 10-16

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    TV Worth Watching

    "Game of Thrones" (Sunday on HBO at 9 p.m.)
    Rally the realm: The penultimate season of GoT begins this Sunday, July 16, including Jon vs. Sansa tension and at least one major meet-up between characters who've never met before. Season 7, Episode 1, "Dragonstone," has this synopsis from HBO: "Jon (Kit Harington) organizes the defense of the North. Cersei (Lena Headey) tries to even the odds. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) comes home." The premiere should also cover most of the stuff in the photos HBO released, since The Powers That Be don't want to spoil what's coming. Valar dohaeris!

    "Salvation" (Wednesday on CBS at 9 p.m.)
    The end is nigh in CBS's new suspense thriller. In the July 12 pilot, MIT grad student Liam Cole (Charlie Rowe) discovers an asteroid is set to collide with Earth in 186 days; he joins forces with tech billionaire Darius Tanz (Santiago Cabrera) and the U.S. government to try and stop it - and together they stumble onto the greatest conspiracy never told. Neil deGrasse Tyson guest stars as himself.

    "The Bold Type" (Tuesday on Freeform at 9 p.m.)
    Freeform's new series is inspired by the life of Cosmo editor-in-chief Joanna Coles, following three friends who work for a women's magazine called Scarlet. The pilot aired in a preview on June 20, but it'll air again at 9 p.m. on July 11, followed by Episode 2 from 10 to 11 p.m.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "The Fate of the Furious"
    "Fast 8" continues the blockbuster franchise (with at least two more movies to come) as it races onto 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand July 11. Bonus features exclusive to Blu-ray include "The Cuban Spirit," "In the Family," and "Car Culture." The DVD and Blu-ray both include "All About the Stunts," "Extended Fight Scenes," and feature commentary with director F. Gary Gray. A special extended director's cut will also be available.

    "Their Finest"
    This charming romantic comedy -- based on the best-selling novel by Lissa Evans -- stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, and Bill Nighy as a film crew in Britain during World War II, creating a movie to boost the country's morale after the Blitz. "Their Finest" arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand on July 11. Special features include the featurette "Flickers of Hope: The Making of Their Finest" and audio commentary with director Lone Scherfig.

    "London Heist"
    When career criminal Jack's (Craig Fairbrass) father Alfie (Steven Berkoff) is murdered, and the money from their Heathrow airport heist is stolen, Jack and his gang try to pull off one last dangerous robbery and exact revenge on all those involved. The action thriller arrives on DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand July 11.

    "The Lost City of Z"
    Before he was Spider-Man, Tom Holland was part of this ensemble -- along with Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, and Sienna Miller -- following the true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Hunnam), who disappeared in the Amazon while searching for a mysterious city. The historical drama arrives on Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD on July 11. Bonus material includes commentary by director James Gray and three featurettes: "Adventure in the Jungle," "From Novel to Screen," and "Expedition Journal."

    "Smurfs: The Lost Village"
    For the parents out there -- or just you, not judging -- this new animated Smurf movie follows Smurfette (voiced by Demi Lovato), Brainy (Danny Pudi), Clumsy (Jack McBrayer), and Hefty (Joe Manganiello) on a race through the Forbidden Forest to find a mysterious lost village before Gargamel (Rainn Wilson) does. It's available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD July 11. The many extras include 10 interactive featurettes, commentary, and more.

    New on Netflix

    "Friends From College" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    This original comedy stars the dream cast of Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Fred Savage, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, and Jae Suh Park, following a group of friends who went to Harvard together and are now facing their 40s, balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past. Season 1's eight half-hour episodes premiere this Friday, July 14. Check out the trailer:"To the Bone" (Netflix Original)
    This Netflix drama has already been in the headlines for some early controversy, before its debut this Friday. Lily Collins plays 20-year-old Ellen, who spent most of her teens in various recovery programs for anorexia, only to emerge each time having lost more weight. Her family agrees to send her to a group recovery home led by an unconventional doctor, played by Keanu Reeves. Here's the trailer:"Chasing Coral" (Netflix Original)
    Coral reefs are dying on a massive scale. This documentary, ready for streaming July 14, follows the scientists and filmmakers working to discover what's happening and how to stop it:

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    Chris Evans plays a single man raising his mathematically gifted niece Mary (Mckenna Grace), and their simple world is shaken when her overbearing grandmother (Lindsay Duncan) makes other plans for the girl. Octavia Spencer and Jenny Slate co-star in the drama, which is available on Digital HD this Tuesday, July 11, and on Blu-ray and DVD on July 25. The discs will include deleted scenes and several behind-the-scenes featurettes on the cast, story, and location.

    "She Makes Comics"
    This documentary, on VOD and iTunes July 11, traces the history of women in the comics industry. "Despite popular assumptions about the comics world, women have been writing, drawing, and reading comics since the medium's beginnings in the late 19th century. And today, there are scores of women involved in comics and its vibrant fan culture." Directed by Marisa Stotter, the doc features Ramona Fradon, Trina Robbins, Joyce Farmer, Karen Berger, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Becky Cloonan, and Jenette Kahn.

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  8. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: July 3-9

    Scarlett Johansson plays Major in Ghost in the Shell from Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures.At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Ghost in the Shell"
    The future is here -- or it will be on Friday. Scarlett Johansson's cyber-enhanced Major and her eye-popping sci-fi movie are ready for Digital HD viewing on July 7. "Ghost in the Shell" -- which co-stars Takeshi Kitano, Michael Carmen Pitt, Pilou Asbæk, Chin Han, and Juliette Binoche -- later arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand July 25. The home release will come with more than 50 minutes of behind-the-scenes special features on the stunts, special effects, fight sequences, robotics, and original anime.

    "The Boss Baby"
    Oh, baby. Alec Baldwin voices the suit-wearing baby brother of 7-year-old Tim (Miles Bakshi) in this animated family comedy arriving on Digital HD July 4, then Blu-ray and DVD on July 25. Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Miles Bakshi, and Tobey Maguire also lend their voices to the movie, which comes with more than 30 minutes of extras on every format, including a new Mini Adventure.

    "The Salesman" (Amazon)
    This Iranian drama just won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film -- Asghar Farhadi's second Academy Award in that category after the brilliant "A Separation" -- follows a wife who struggles with post-traumatic stress after being attacked, while her husband attempts to find the identity of her attacker. The Amazon Studios movie will be available for streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime on July 6.

    "Janet King" Season 3 (Acorn TV)
    On Monday, July 3, Acorn TV is streaming the U.S. premiere of this Australian series, which Slate called, "One of the best legal procedurals I've seen in years," and TV Guide called, "Acorn's superior legal drama." In this third season, which features eight episodes, Janet King's (Marta Dusseldorp) investigation into the mysterious death of a young cricketer uncovers a web of lies and corruption -- where the public face of professional sport meets the shadowy underbelly of drugs, match fixing, kickbacks and murder.

    TV Worth Watching

    July 4th Marathons
    Every holiday brings marathon TV programming, so in case you want to spend the day off from work/school at home instead of at BBQs or the beach, you have options. A personal favorite is Syfy's "The Twilight Zone" marathon, a holiday binge-ing staple. Or, in honor of Independence Day, why not watch E!'s "Independence Day" marathon, starting Tuesday from 6 to 9 a.m., and then just replaying over and over until 3 a.m. the next morning. You can also pair that 1996 movie with the 2016 sequel, "Independence Day: Resurgence," which HBO is playing right before "The Words That Built America" (see below).

    "The Words That Built America" (Tuesday on HBO at 7 p.m.)
    Celebrating Independence Day, "The Words That Built America" is an unabridged reading of the authentic words of our founding fathers. The more than 100 readers include all the living presidents and vice presidents, a variety of politicians, and celebrities like Bryan Cranston, Robert De Niro, Neil Patrick Harris, Meryl Streep, and Kerry Washington.

    POV's "The War Show" (Tuesday on PBS at 10 p.m.)
    This documentary feature -- which wowed critics and audiences at the Venice and Toronto film festivals -- holds its national television debut on the PBS series "POV" on July 3, as part of a series of films focusing on the human impacts of the Syrian war. "The War Show" focuses on some of the idealists who joined the early Syrian resistance. Co-director and narrator Obaidah Zytoon, a Damascus activist and radio broadcaster, turns her camera on her friends, a close-knit group of millennials who like listening to classic rock, hanging out on the beach and organizing anti-Assad protests.

    "Snowfall" (Wednesday on FX at 10 p.m.)
    FX premieres this new crime drama, co-created by John Singleton, on July 5. "Los Angeles. 1983. A storm is coming and its name is crack. 'Snowfall' is a one-hour drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it." Check it out:

    New on Netflix

    "Castlevania" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    "In darkness, a hero returns. 'Castlevania,' a Netflix original series, arrives July 7." The teaser below already has more than 2.3 million views, so ... yeah, there's a lot of anticipation for this series, based on the classic video games following the Belmont clan of vampire hunters."The Standups" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    "Six specials. 2,395 jokes (we counted). The Standups debuts July 4, featuring comedians Deon Cole, Beth Stelling, Nate Bargatze, Dan Soder, Nikki Glaser, and Fortune Feimster." Here's the trailer:This Friday also marks the return of three more Netflix originals:

    • "Dawn of the Croods" Season 4
    • "Degrassi: Next Class" Season 4
    • "Luna Petunia" Season 2

    But if you're looking for something non-original, try checking out these two very different options, also available this week:

    "Bad Santa 2"
    Billy Bob Thornton returns for this R-rated Christmas comedy, available on Netflix July 8.

    Dev Patel stars in this biographical drama -- based on the non-fiction book "A Long Way" -- which picked up six Oscar nominations, including for himself, the movie, and Nicole Kidman. The drama is ready for Netflix streaming on July 9.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "The Zookeeper's Wife"
    Jessica Chastain stars in this World War II drama, based on the true story told in the New York Times best seller by Diane Ackerman, arriving on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand July 4. Special features include deleted scenes and two featurettes: "The Making of The Zookeeper's Wife" and "The Zabinski Family."

    Sean Bean plays a drone pilot tracked down to his own home by a Pakistani businessman seeking revenge. The thriller co-stars Patrick Sabongui, Mary McCormack, and Joel David Moore, and arrives on DVD on July 4. Check out the trailer:"Song to Song"
    Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, and Natalie Portman star in drama-romance from director Terrence Malick, arriving on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD on July 4. The modern love story follows two entangled couples chasing success in the Austin, Texas, music scene. All formats (except VOD) include the featurette "The Music Behind the Movie."

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  9. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: June 26-July 2

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "The Fate of the Furious"
    "Fast 8" will race onto Digital HD this Tuesday, June 27. The action blockbuster starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, and Charlize Theron arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand on July 11. Extras include director F. Gary Gray's Extended Director's Cut, and more than an hour of never-before-seen bonus content.

    "Danger & Eggs" Season 1 (Amazon Original)
    Amazon's new animated kids series premieres Friday, June 30 on Amazon Prime Video. The story follows the endless adventures of fearless teal-headed D.D. Danger (Aidy Bryant) and her ever cautious best friend, a giant talking egg named Phillip (Eric Knobel). As the daughter of world-renowned stunt daredevil, Roy Danger, D.D. is following in his footsteps and is always chasing her next big thrill."Song to Song"
    Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, and Natalie Portman star in drama-romance from director Terrence Malick. The modern love story follows two entangled couples chasing success in the Austin, Texas, music scene. "Song to Song" is available on Digital HD June 27 and on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD on July 4. All formats (except VOD) include the featurette "The Music Behind the Movie."

    "Absolutely Anything"
    Robin Williams voices the loyal dog of Simon Pegg's main character in this sci-fi comedy, which turned out to be Williams's final film. The great cast also includes Kate Beckinsale, Eddie Izzard, and the voices of the Monty Python lads. See the space alien craziness when "Absolutely Anything" arrives on Digital HD on June 27.

    "Deconstructing Dani Garcia"
    This documentary -- out on VOD and iTunes June 27 -- follows Dani García, one of the best chefs in Spain. He finds himself and his career at a critical juncture in January 2014 when his restaurant closes. As a chef without restaurant, his credibility and the Michelin stars are at stake.

    New on Netflix

    This week marks the start of a new month, and you know what that means: A ton of new titles are coming to Netflix as of July 1, and several more will be leaving.

    "Okja" (Netflix Original Film)
    June is not done with you yet. Don't forget that this ambitious heart-tugging film will be available on June 28. Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Lily Collins, Steven Yeun, and Giancarlo Esposito star in this drama about a girl (Ahn Seo-hyun) who must keep a powerful company from abducting her pal, a gentle beast."Gypsy" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    "Your session begins now." Naomi Watts stars in this psychological drama available for streaming on June 30. According to Variety, "Naomi Watts plays Jean Holloway, a well-to-do therapist who is more than a trifle bored with her patients and her picture-perfect life. Every frame of her existence looks like a elegantly curated Pinterest page, but the quiet prosperity and tasteful neuroses that infuse her life and the lives of her patients just aren't enough for her.""Titanic"
    One of the many titles coming to Netflix on July 1 is the 1997 blockbuster, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Never let go!

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "T2 Trainspotting"
    RENTON (Ewan McGregor), SPUD (Ewen Bremner), SICK BOY (Jonny Lee Miller) BEGBIE (Robert Carlyle)The lust for life continues! The original cast and director of the 1996 cult classic "Trainspotting" returned to Edinburgh, Scotland 20 years later for this dramedy out on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on June 27. Bonus features include 30 minutes worth of deleted scenes, audio commentary with director Danny Boyle and screenwriter John Hodge, and the featurette "20 Years in the Making: A Conversation with Danny Boyle and the Cast."

    "Power Rangers"
    Saban's "Power Rangers" is ready to go-go home with you on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K, and On Demand on June 27. The sci-fi action movie follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town (and the rest of the world) is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. The DVD includes deleted/alternate/extended scenes, outtakes, and audio commentary with director Dean Israelite and writer John Gatins. With the Blu-ray, 4K, and Digital you also get a nine-part documentary featuring commentary from the actors and filmmakers, including Power Rangers creator Haim Saban.

    "Grey Lady"
    Eric Dane, Natalie Zea, Amy Madigan, Adrian Lester, and Rebecca Gayheart star in this drama/thriller available on DVD, Digital, and On Demand on June 27. "When Boston Police Detective James Doyle's partner is killed in an ambush, a clue sends him to Nantucket in the lonely off-season. A murder mystery unfolds, one that draws the guilty and the innocent into its vortex. As Doyle hunts the killer and the killer hunts him, he discovers that things are not always what they seem to be on the Grey Lady."

    Jesse Williams, Kellan Lutz, Jess Weixler, and Jamie Bamber star in this action thriller available on DVD and Digital June 27. "Two pharmaceutical executives are about to get away with stealing $5 million after selling trade secrets to the highest bidder. But a charismatic con artist shows up to derail their plans and holds them hostage at gunpoint during an all-night standoff where loyalties are tested and true motives revealed." The DVD includes the featurette "Money: Behind the Scenes."

    TV Worth Watching

    "Pretty Little Liars" Series Finale (Tuesday on Freeform at 8 p.m.)
    No more secrets, no more lies. All (or, probably not all, let's be honest) will be revealed in the series finale of PLL, airing from 8 to 10:01 p.m. on June 27. That will be followed by a one-hour tell-all special with the cast and showrunner. You can prepare yourself for a tearful farewell with the all-day Season 7 marathon, starting Tuesday at 11 a.m.

    "Big Brother 19" (Wednesday on CBS at 8 p.m.)
    One of the worst, but most watchable, shows of all time returns for its 19th round of shenanigans on June 28. BB19, like all summer seasons nowadays, runs three days a week -- Wednesday, Thursday (live evictions), and Sundays. The first episode will introduce the 16 houseguests as they enter the "Big Brother" house for the first time and our beloved Chenbot Julie Chen reveals the 2017 twists.

    "Younger" Season 4 (Wednesday on TV Land at 10 p.m.)
    Sutton Foster's Liza Miller is back to face the music in the fourth season of TV Land's half-hour dramedy. Here's the brief synopsis for the premiere, "Post Truth": "Liza deals with the aftermath of coming clean with Kelsey (Hilary Duff) and Charles (Peter Hhermann) tests their synchronicity; Kelsey and Josh (Nico Tortorella) become unlikely allies."

    "Broadchurch" Season 3 (Wednesday on BBC America at 10 p.m.)
    David Tennant and Olivia Colman star in this U.K. detective drama whose third and final season begins June 28 on BBC America. Season 3 picks up three years after Season 2 and sees Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (Colman) and Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (Tennant) investigate a serious sexual assault that shocks the titular tight-knitted seaside town.

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  10. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: June 19-25

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Kong: Skull Island"
    The mighty Kong is ready to roar into your home with his Digital HD release this Tuesday, June 20. The action adventure -- starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins, John Ortiz, and Jing Tian -- will show up on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on July 18. Special features include director's commentary, deleted scenes, and the featurettes "Creating a King: Realizing an Icon," "Creating a King: Summoning a God," "Monarch Files 2.0," "Tom Hiddleston: The Intrepid Traveler," "Through the Lens: Brie Larson's Photography," and "On Location: Vietnam."

    "The Zookeeper's Wife"
    Jassica Chastian leads the cast of this World War II drama, based on the true story told in the New York Times best seller by Diane Ackerman, and you can watch it on Digital HD on June 20, then on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand July 4. Special features include deleted scenes and two featurettes: "The Making of The Zookeeper's Wife" and "The Zabinski Family."

    "Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation"
    This documentary, available on VOD and iTunes June 20, follows the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team. Lacrosse originated with the Iroquois, which they call their "medicine game." "The Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team is not only among the world's best, but ambassadors for their Nation's sovereignty and recognition. In 2015, the Iroquois hosted the World Championships on Native soil for the first time ever, in which history, politics and culture all collided on the playing field before the eyes of the world."

    New on Netflix

    "GLOW" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    YASSSSSSS! The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are ready to rock your world in this Netflix series premiering this Friday, June 23. "Inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the 80s, GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she's thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women's wrestling.""Nobody Speak: Trials of The Free Press" (Netflix Original)
    This documentary on Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker over his released sex tape explores the overall threats to journalism buried in the larger public circus. Watch it play out June 23."You Get Me" (Netflix Original Film)
    Bella Thorne, Halston Sage, Taylor John Smith, Anna Akana, and Nash Grier star in this thriller arriving on Netflix June 23. "After an argument with his perfect girlfriend Alison, Tyler has a one-night stand with sexy out-of-towner Holly. The morning after, Alison agrees to take him back but Holly is a new student at their school who has a dangerous obsession with Tyler and is dead set on keeping him for herself."

    "Disney's Moana"
    Sail away with Auli'i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson when Disney's animated wonder arrives on Netflix, ready for your streaming pleasure, on Tuesday, June 20.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, Olga Dihovichnaya, Alexandre Nguyen, and Camiel Warren-Taylor star in this sci-fi thriller out on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on June 20. Special features include deleted scenes and the featurettes: "Claustrophobic Terror: Creating a Thriller in Space," "Life: In Zero G," "Creating Life: The Art and Reality of Calvin," and "Astronaut Diaries."

    "Workaholics: The Final Season" and "Workaholics: The Complete Series"
    All seven seasons of the comedy "Workaholics" will be available on disc June 20, either as a complete series or just for the final Season 7, if you already have the rest. Each season includes bloopers, deleted scenes, commentary, and more extras, with "The Final Season" including the featurettes "The Last Shot" and "Wrap Reel."

    "Railroad Tigers"
    Jackie Chan stars in this martial arts action comedy set in 1941, with Chan as a railroad worker in China who leads a team of freedom fighters against the Japanese in order to get food for the poor. "Railroad Tigers" arrives on Blu-ray and DVD June 20, including five behind-the-scenes featurettes that highlight "The Characters," "The Dangers of Shooting," the "VFX," the director, and the "Making of" the movie.

    "This Beautiful Fantastic"
    Tom Wilkinson and Jessica Brown Findlay ("Downtown Abbey") star in this modern day fairytale following a reclusive young woman who blossoms out of her shell after learning to garden from her curmudgeonly horticulturalist neighbor. Watch the drama, set against the backdrop of a beautiful London garden, when it arrives on DVD and Digital HD June 20.

    TV Worth Watching

    "The Mist" Season 1 (Thursday on Spike at 10 p.m.)
    Stephen King's chilling story, which was already made into a movie, has been re-imagined for TV, starting June 22. Here's Spike's mini synopsis of the pilot: "A foreboding mist arrives in a small town, ushering in a terrifying new reality for its residents and putting their humanity to the test."

    "Silicon Valley" Season 4 (Sunday on HBO at 10 p.m.)
    T.J. Miller's Erlich is exiting the HBO comedy as of this episode, and he teased, "There is a lot of closure — in the most nonsensical, ridiculous way." Find out how ridiculous when Episode 10, "Server Error" ends the season on June 25.

    "Better Call Saul" Season 3 (Monday on AMC at 10 p.m.)
    The "Breaking Bad" prequel is already ending its third season, and you won't want to miss what happens in "Lantern," airing June 19. Here's AMC's little synopsis: "Kim takes time off; Jimmy tries to make amends; Nacho gambles with his future; Hamlin pushes Chuck to make a decision." Heal fast, Kim!

    "Fargo" Season 3 (Wednesday on FX at 10 p.m.)
    Will this be the very last episode of "Fargo," ever? Hope not. Creator Noah Hawley wrote this season finale, called "Somebody to Love," ending the third installment in his black comedy-crime drama. In the June 21 episode, "Gloria follows the money, Nikki plays a game and Emmit learns a lesson about progress from Varga."

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  11. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: June 12-18

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "The LEGO Batman Movie"
    Will Arnett has fired up the bat-signal: His LEGO Batman is ready for your batcave this Tuesday, June 13 on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra-HD. The release comes with so many special features, including original animated shorts, several behind-the-scenes featurettes, special promos, deleted scenes, and director and crew commentary.

    "John Wick: Chapter 2"
    Keanu Reeves is back in this action sequel out on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on June 13. Bonus features include nine behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted scenes, audio commentary with Keanu and director Chad Stahelski, plus the "Dog Wick" short. Have you seen "Dog Wick"? You don't want to mess with this little guy:"Americano"
    This animated adventure -- awarded the Dove Family Seal of Approval, and available in both English and Spanish -- arrives on DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand on June 13, featuring the voices of Rico Rodriguez, Kate Del Castillo, Cheech Marin, Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, Lisa Kudrow, and Edward James Olmos. "Americano" follows Cuco (Rico Rodriguez), a Mexican parrot that would rather imitate the crazy stunts of his TV parrot superhero, El Americano, than help with his chores at the family bird circus. But when a gang of bully birds threatens his ringmaster father and takes over the circus, Cuco sets off on a hilarious and perilous journey to Hollywood to enlist his hero in his fight, only to discover the true hero within himself.

    Check out this exclusive clip, with Martin (Cheech Marin) crashing Gayo's (Edward James Olmos) performance and threatening to take the cape:"Table 19"
    Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson, Stephen Merchant, Tony Revolori, and June Squibb lead the cast of this wedding comedy, arriving on Digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on June 13.

    Kendrick plays Eloise, freshly dumped by the best man at her oldest friend's wedding, and thereby relieved of her maid-of-honor duties. But she decides to attend the wedding anyway, sitting at the strangers table at the back of the ballroom. "Table 19" includes several extras, including three featurettes and four deleted scenes.

    "The Vampire Diaries: The Eighth and Final Season"
    The final season of "The Vampire Diaries" arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on June 13. After you devour all 16 one-hour episodes, you can feast on an hour of extras, including a brand-new featurette, the 2016 Comic-Con Panel, the retrospective "The Vampire Diaries: Forever Yours," and deleted scenes.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Power Rangers"
    Go, go, Power Rangers -- right onto Digital HD, starting June 13. The action movie will be available on DVD and Blu-ray in a couple of weeks, on June 27. The DVD will feature audio commentary, outtakes, and deleted/alternate/extended scenes. The 4K, Blu-ray, and Digital HD have all of that, plus the multi-part "The Power of the Present" documentary.

    "The Belko Experiment"
    Eighty American employees in the normally calm Belko Industries gets a rude awakening when a mysterious voice on the intercom orders them to participate in a ruthless game of kill or be killed in a battle royale at their office building in Bogotá, Colombia.

    The horror thriller -- starring John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Josh Brener, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, and Melonie Diaz -- arrives on Digital HD June 13, then on Blu-ray and DVD June 27. The discs will include "Rules of the Game: The Secrets Behind The Belko Experiment," "Lee Hardcastle's Survival Tips," and deleted scenes.

    Dax Shepard and Michael Peña star in this action comedy directed by Shepard from his own script, based on the classic '70s-'80s TV series. The movie -- filled with star-studded cameos and supporting roles -- is available for digital purchase starting June 13, then on Blu-ray and DVD on June 27. The DVD will include the featurette "This Is Not Your Dad's CHIPS"; the Blu-ray has that, plus deleted scenes, director's commentary, and a couple of other featurettes.

    New on Netflix

    "Counterpunch" (Netflix Original)
    This unflinching documentary on boxing will (wait for it) knock you out. Here's the official logline: "Discipline, sweat, heartbreak and triumph are all on full display in director Jay Bulger's look into the world of boxing. Despite the odds, these young boxers are determined to make a name for themselves alongside the sport's most remembered and revered champions." It streams exclusively on Netflix starting June 16."The Ranch" Season 3 (Netflix Original)
    Ashton Kutcher returns as a failed semi-pro football player back at the family ranching business with his older brother (Danny Masterson) and father (Sam Elliott), with his mother Debra Winger running the local town bar. Part 3 of the sitcom is ready for streaming on June 16."Oh, Hello on Broadway" (Netflix Original)
    Two delusional geriatrics (Nick Kroll, John Mulaney) reveal curious pasts, share a love of tuna, and welcome surprise guests in this filming of the Broadway comedy show. Watch the show play out starting June 13. According to Entertainment Weekly, "the production features a great deal of improv as the comedians riff from a loose script in the 90-minute play. Kroll and Mulaney have been performing these characters since the early-2000s; the duo rose to popularity when they were featured in sketches on Comedy Central's The Kroll Show.""Grey's Anatomy" Season 13
    "Scandal" Season 6

    You don't have to TGIT anymore. Just binge the most recent seasons of "Grey's" and "Scandal" any day you want, starting June 17 on Netflix.

    TV Worth Watching

    "Blood Drive" (Wednesday on Syfy at 10 p.m.)
    Syfy's bloody new series, set in a dystopian future, starts its 13-episode first season on June 14. The title of the first episode is pretty dang good: "The F***ing Cop." Here's the synopsis to go with it: "A cop [Alan Ritchson] is forced to partner with a homicidal bombshell [Christina Ochoa] in a bloodthirsty road race across America." FYI, the cars run on human blood... Watch the trailer:"Grantchester" Season 3 (Sunday on PBS at 9 p.m.)
    James Norton's tortured soul vicar Sidney Chambers is back for a third season of murder, mystery, and star-crossed love, starting June 18. When we last left the sleepy village -- and Sid's partner in crime-solving, Inspector Geordie Keating -- Sidney faced a moral dilemma: be with the woman he loves, or take the moral high road. The vicar has never been a saint, but is this a step too far?

    "America's Got Talent" Season 12 (Tuesday on NBC at 8 p.m.)
    The talent has been impressive so far this season, so don't miss the auditions fans will be talking about the next morning. Watch them as they play out as AGT Season 12 continues with Episode 3.

    "So You Think You Can Dance" Season 14 (Monday on Fox at 8 p.m.)
    Fox is going back to basics for its 14th season, with adult (18-30) competitors partnered with fan-favorite All-Star dancers. Auditions begin June 12 in Los Angeles.

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  12. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: June 5-11

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Beauty and the Beast"
    Disney's blockbuster tale as old as time is ready to waltz into your home this Tuesday, June 6 on Digital HD, DVD, Blu-ray, Disney Movies Anywhere, and On Demand. There's a long list of bonus features, including behind-the-scenes videos of the cast table read, the creation of props and costumes, the secrets behind special effects, 10 minutes of deleted scenes, Making a Moment with Celine Dion, Emma Watson hosting a feature on the women who helped make the film, and more. Here's the full list.

    Check out this clip from the table read bonus feature, showing the cast performing the script for the first time:"The Sense of an Ending"
    Jim Broadbent plays a man who becomes haunted by his past when given a mysterious legacy in this acclaimed drama based on the novel of the same name, co-starring Charlotte Rampling, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer, and Harriet Walter. The suspenseful drama arrives on DVD and On Demand June 6, and the disc has two behind-the-scenes featurettes, "Doing Right by a Great Book" and "Power of Memory: Making The Sense of an Ending."

    "A United Kingdom"
    David Oyelowo ("Selma") and Rosamund Pike ("Gone Girl") star in this true love story set in the 1940s, following the international uproar that occurred when the king of Botswana fell in love with a white English woman. The movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on June 6, including several behind-the-scenes making-of features.

    "A Cure for Wellness"
    An ambitious young executive (Dane DeHaan) sent to retrieve his company's CEO from a remote "wellness center" begins to unravel the retreat's terrifying secrets, and sees his own sanity tested, in this psychological thriller out on Blu-ray and DVD June 6. Bonus features include a deleted sequence, three "Meditations," the score, and trailers.

    "Sky on Fire"
    In this action thriller, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD June 6, the chief security officer at a top-secret medical facility (Daniel Wu) gets caught in an explosive battle when a young thief and his accomplices steal a groundbreaking curative medicine.

    New on Netflix

    "Orange Is the New Black" Season 5 (Netflix Original)
    The fifth season of Netflix's hit prison dramedy is doing something a little bit different -- the whole story is taking place over just three days, picking up from the end of last season, with the start of the prison riot. Watch the 13 episodes play out starting this Friday, June 9."Shimmer Lake" (Netflix Original Film)
    This dark comedy crime thriller, which unfolds in reverse time, follows a local sheriff hunting three bank robbery suspects (including his own brother). The stellar cast includes Benjamin Walker, Wyatt Russell, Rainn Wilson, Adam Pally, John Michael Higgins, Ron Livingston, Stephanie Sigman, and Rob Corddry. Watch it on Netflix starting Friday, June 9."Trolls"
    You still can't stop the feeling, so keep it going when this 2016 DreamWorks animated hit arrives on Netflix June 7. FYI, a sequel is coming in 2020, with Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake returning to voice Poppy and Branch.

    "My Only Love Song" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    A top star (Gong Seung-yeon) who believes that status and money can get you anywhere accidentally falls into a time portal and travels to the past, where she meets a man (Lee Jong-hyun) who'll do anything to make money, but gives generously to the needy. The South Korean TV series arrives on Netflix June 9.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Band Aid"
    This comedy written, directed by, and starring Zoe Lister-Jones, follows a non-stop fighting married couple (Lister-Jones and Adam Pally) who attempt to save their marriage by turning their fights into songs. The comedy has a phenomenal supporting cast, including Fred Armisen, Retta, Hannah Simone, Jesse Williams, Ravi Patel, Brooklyn Decker, Jerry O'Connell, Jamie Chung, Colin Hanks, Chris D'Elia, and Susie Essman. It opened in select theaters June 2, and is available on VOD June 9."Prisoner X"
    As the world rages in civil war, a CIA agent (Michelle Nolden) arrives at a secret underground prison to interrogate a terrorist (Romano Orzari) believed to be responsible for the catastrophe. Turns out, this terrorist arrived from the future with ninety-eight other time travelers who are still at large and wreaking havoc around the world. Watch what happens when this sci-fi thriller -- based on the Hugo-nominated Novella "Truth" by Robert Reed -- arrives on Digital, VOD, and DVD on June 6. The DVD includes the bonus feature "Behind the Scenes of PRISONER X.""Miles"
    Desperate to move to Chicago, Miles (Tim Boardman) discovers an unusual college scholarship opportunity through a loophole that allows him to join the girls' volleyball team. The family dramedy, co-starring Stephen Root, Missi Pyle, Paul Reiser, Molly Shannon, and Yeardley Smith, arrives in select theaters and On Demand June 9."Land of Mine"
    This Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film explores the relationship between a hardened Danish sergeant and the young German prisoners of war who are conscripted to defuse thousands of land mines from the Danish coast. The World War II drama arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on D-Day, June 6. Special features include "In Conversation with Director Martin Zandvliet."

    "Dark Signal"
    The spirit of a murdered girl returns with a message for the staff of a local radio station in this horror/thriller available on VOD and iTunes on June 6.

    TV Worth Watching

    "Claws" Season 1 (Sunday on TNT at 9 p.m.)
    This new TNT dramedy set in Palmetto, Florida follows five manicurists at the Nail Artisan salon of Manatee County who enter the world of organized crime when they begin laundering money for a neighboring pain clinic. Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Harrold Perrineau, Dean Norris, Jack Kesy, and Karrueche Tran star. The series premiere, "Tirana," airs June 11.

    Tony Awards (Sunday on CBS at 8 p.m.)
    The 71st Annual Tony Awards air live June 11, hosted by Kevin Spacey. According to Playbill, presenters include Tina Fey, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Colbert, Anna Kendrick, Josh Gad, Taraji P. Henson, Scarlett Johansson, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Wilde, and nominees Bette Midler, Ben Platt, and Josh Groban.

    "Wynonna Earp" Season 2 (Friday on Syfy at 10 p.m.)
    The second season of Syfy's supernatural Western horror show -- following Wyatt Earp's demon-slaying great-granddaughter -- arrives June 9. In the Season 2 premiere, "Steel Bars and Stone Walls," "Wynonna [Melania Scrofano] tries to rescue a seemingly mutated Dolls [Shamier Anderson]; there may be more to Waverly [Dominique Provost-Chalkley] than meets the eye."

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  13. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: May 29-June 4

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, and Ryan Reynolds are ready to go digital with you. Don't reject them! In this sci-fi thriller, a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that threatens the crew and all life on Earth. The truth is out there, starting this Friday, June 2 on digital, and then on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD June 20. Bonus features include deleted scenes, three behind-the-scenes featurettes, and the never before seen "Astronaut Diaries."

    Here's an exclusive look at one of the deleted scenes, showing Ariyon Bakare as Hugh Derry, working out in the International Space Station gym:"A Cure for Wellness"
    Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, and Mia Goth star in this psychological thriller following an ambitious young executive sent to retrieve his company's CEO from a remote and mysterious "wellness center." Things go downhill for him from there, as he's diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests there longing for the cure. The movie arrives on digital May 30, then Blu-ray/DVD on June 6. Bonus features include a deleted sequence, and several featurettes.

    "A Stork's Journey"
    This animated family film about an orphaned sparrow raised by storks will be available on Google Play from June 1 to June 28. The movie -- featuring the voice of Drake Bell, Justine "iJustine" Ezarik, and Jane Lynch -- debuts in theaters on June 30 and will be available on DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand on July 4.

    "Handsome Devil"
    This coming-of-age LGBT film, in theaters and on Demand June 2, follows a bullied outsider and a star athlete forced to room together at their boarding school. The boys take an instant dislike to each other, and seem destined to remain enemies, until their English teacher teaches them the value of finding their own voices.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "The Shack"
    Based on the worldwide bestselling novel, this faith-based drama takes viewers through a father's (Sam Worthington) transformative spiritual journey. After a family tragedy, Mack, is unable to move on until he gets a mysterious invitation to an abandoned shack. There, God reveals Himself in the form of three strangers led by Papa (Octavia Spencer). The movie arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand May 30. Special features include audio commentary, a deleted scene, and four behind-the-scenes making-of featurettes.

    Watch this exclusive clip from the behind-the-scenes features, with the cast and crew discussing Sam Worthington as lead character Mack:"Before I Fall"
    A young adult "Groundhog Day," this drama -- on Blu-ray/ DVD May 30 -- follows a teen (Zoey Deutch) who seems to have it all, before she dies in a car crash ... then magically wakes up to find herself reliving the same day over and over. As she tries to solve the mystery of her derailed life, she must also unravel the secrets of the people closest to her and discover how the power of a single day can make a difference.

    Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins, and Ben Kingsley star in this action thriller about a guy who agrees to hijack a shipment of cocaine for his old boss in return for money to pay for his girlfriend's transplant. Of course things go haywire, and you can see exactly how when the movie arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on May 30.

    "Fist Fight"
    Charlie Day and Ice Cube star in this R-rated comedy about a teacher who unwittingly causes another teacher's dismissal, leading to an after-school fight challenge on the last day of the school year. Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell, Dean Norris, Christina Hendricks, Dennis Haysbert, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, and Kumail Nanjiani co-star in the movie, which is out on DVD/Blu-ray on May 30.

    New on Netflix

    This week marks the start of a new month, and you know what that means: A ton of new stuff will be added to Netflix at the start of June, and many other things will be leaving. But May is going out in style, with several good titles ready for streaming at the end of the month -- just in time for post-Memorial Day binge-ing!

    "House of Cards" Season 5"The American people don't know what's best for them.... I do." YASSS, POTUS. Frank and Claire Underwood -- and their epic disdain for every single one of us -- are back in the fifth season of Netflix's political drama. Maybe it won't be able to hold a candle to the real-life White House drama, but we can only hope it'll be more entertaining. Watch the drama play out starting May 30.

    "F Is for Family" Season 2 (Netflix Original)This says it all: "They're F'ing back. "F Is For Family" returns May 30 on Netflix."

    "Marvel's Doctor Strange"
    Benedict Cumberbatch's Dr. Stephen Strange is ready for Netflix streaming starting May 30. "Doctor Strange" was the second film to be released in Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following "Captain America: Civil War" and preceding "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," July's "Spider-Man: Homecoming," November's "Thor: Ragnarok," Feb. 2018's "Black Panther," May 2018's "Avenges: Infinity War," July 2018's "Ant-Man and the Wasp," March 2019's "Captain Marvel," and 2019's "Avengers 4."

    TV Worth Watching

    "Prison Break" Season 5 (Tuesday on Fox at 9 p.m.)
    "Not everybody makes it out alive" in the season finale of "Prison Break." Just saying. It's right in the press release. It's been so good to have Michael and Lincoln back, but they have to leave again after the Tuesday, May 30 finale, "Behind The Eyes." Here's the synopsis: "Dangerous threats keep Michael and Lincoln fighting to protect Sara and Mike. Meanwhile, Poseidon continues to try and outsmart Michael and the rest of the gang, which leads them to the ultimate showdown, and not everyone makes it out alive." Practice being shook now!

    "Still Star-Crossed" Season 1 (Monday on ABC at 10 p.m.)
    ABC's new period drama imagines what happened after Romeo and Juliet's love story ended. The May 29 premiere, titled "In Fair Verona, Where We Lay Our Scene," has this synopsis: "In the wake of Romeo and Juliet's tragic deaths, the Montague and Capulet rivalry escalates. A new royal takes the throne in Verona and struggles to determine what is best for his city, which is at the epicenter of mayhem."

    Romeo and Juliet were only the beginning... #StillStarCrossed premieres 5/29 at 10|9c on ABC!

    — Still Star-Crossed (@StarCrossedABC) May 18, 2017

    "World of Dance" Season 1 (Tuesday on NBC at 10 p.m.)
    Jennifer Lopez, DWTS pro Derek Hough, Ne-Yo, and Jenna Dewan Tatum judge this new reality show, with the best dancers from around the world competing for a $1 million prize. The 10-episode series divides competitors into three divisions: Junior (any size act, 17 years old and under), Upper (groups of 1-4, 18 and older), and Team (groups of 5+, 18 and older). The dancing begins May 30.

    "Fear the Walking Dead" Season 3 (Sunday on AMC at 9 p.m.)
    Are you still watching this show? You know, this might be the year it gets better than the other "Walking Dead." Why not check out the Season 3 premiere and see. "Eye of the Beholder" has this synopsis from AMC: "The Clark family find themselves in a dire predicament. They must work together to discover a path to safety."

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  14. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: May 22-28

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "John Wick: Chapter 2"
    John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is thinkin' he's back, and you bet your a** he's right, in this action sequel arriving on Digital HD on Tuesday, May 23, then on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD on June 13. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD releases feature more than three hours of bonus material including feature-length audio commentary with Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski, three deleted scenes, nine featurettes, the official John Wick "Kill Count" video, and the Dog Wick short. The DVD just has the commentary and two featurettes.

    "A United Kingdom"
    David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star in this true story of the forbidden love between the king of Botswana and a white English woman in the 1940s. The historical drama arrives on Digital HD May 23 and on DVD June 6. Extras include a making-of featurette, and featurettes on filming in Botswana and "The Legacy of Seretse and Ruth."

    "Casual" Season 3 (Hulu)
    The third season of Hulu's dramedy about a newly divorced mom (Michaela Watkins) living with her brother (Tommy Dewey) and her daughter (Tara Lynne Barr) premieres May 23.

    "Delicious" Season 1(Acorn TV)
    Acorn TV is streaming the exclusive U.S. premiere of Season 1 of this U.K. drama series, starting Friday, May 26. Iain Glen ("Game of Thrones"), Dawn French ("The Vicar of Dibley"), and Emilia Fox ("Silent Witness") star in the four-part series about food, love, and infidelity in Cornwall. Glen plays a successful chef who stole most of his recipes from his ex-wife (French), whom he cheated on for years. Now married to "the other woman" (Fox), he is having yet another affair.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Get Out"
    DANIEL KALUUYA as Chris Washington in "Get Out," a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of "The Visit," "Insidious" series and "The Gift") and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.Jordan Peele wrote and directed this blockbuster horror film following an African-American man (Daniel Kaluuya) who meets his white girlfriend's (Allison Williams) mysterious family (Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford). "Get Out" arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand on May 23. Bonus features include a chilling alternate ending that flips the script, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, plus deleted scenes and feature commentary from Jordan Peele.

    "Outsiders: Season Two"
    Watch the Farrell clan continue their struggle for power in the hills of Appalachia as Season 2 of WGN America's original drama series arrives on DVD this Tuesday, May 23. All 13 episodes are included, plus 29 deleted scenes. Sadly, WGN America canceled the show after two seasons, but a limited edition set is being released, including the full series, for your collection.

    Here's an exclusive look at one of the many Season 2 deleted scenes; this one, "The Baby Brought Us Back Together," features a never-before-seen interaction between Sally-Ann (Christina Jackson) and Hasil (Kyle Gallner):"Logan"
    Hugh Jackman's final Wolverine movie arrives on DVD and Blu-ray May 23. The 90 minutes of special features include "Logan Noir," a black-and-white version of the film; audio commentary by director James Mangold; and (on Blu-ray only) a behind-the-scenes making-of documentary, and deleted scenes with optional commentary.

    "Rock Dog"
    This music-filled adventure film about a dog's quest to fulfill his dream arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand May 23. The home release includes four behind-the-scenes featurettes exploring every aspect of making the film, plus the "Glorious" music video. Here's a clip from the bonus features, focusing on voice actors Luke Wilson (as Bodi) and Eddie Izzard (as Angus):"I Am Heath Ledger"
    Actor Heath Ledger died in 2008 at age 28, leaving behind family, friends, fans, and a treasure trove of never-before-seen footage he shot with his own camera. This 90-minute Spike TV documentary presents an intimate look into the life of the star, through his personal home movies. The doc premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, then aired May 17 on Spike. "I Am Heath Ledger" will be released on Digital and DVD on May 23.

    New on Netflix

    "Bloodline" Season 3 (Netflix Original)"Witness the end." The Rayburns hopefully get what they deserve, in every respect, in the final chapter of this tense Netflix drama. The 10 episodes of Season 3 premiere Friday, May 26.

    "War Machine" (Netflix Original Film)Brad Pitt leads an all-star cast in this Netflix original film/savage parody based on the book "The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan." The movie debuts on Netflix May 26.

    "Inglourious Basterds"
    Speaking of Brad Pitt and war, director Quentin Tarantino's 2009 WWII movie arrives on Netflix May 22.

    TV Worth Watching

    "The Bachelorette" (Monday on ABC at 9 p.m.)
    Is this really "TV Worth Watching"? Eh. It is, if it you don't take it too seriously and watch it as a light-hearted parody of modern dating rather than a genuine "journey" to find true love. Rachel Lindsay is ABC's first non-white lead, and she'll meet her 31 future exes tonight on the premiere, which airs after the Freestyles of the "Dancing With the Stars" Season 24 Finale. "The Bachelorette" will move to its normal Mondays at 8 p.m. timeslot on May 29. Want spoilers? Here's the rumored "winner."

    "Dirty Dancing" (Wednesday on ABC at 8 p.m.)
    Bless her heart, Baby is going to end up in a corner yet again in ABC's new remake of the 1987 classic. Abigail Breslin has the lead role, alongside Colt Prattes as Johnny Castle, with Debra Messing and Bruce Greenwood as Baby's parents, and Sarah Hyland as her sister Lisa. The Catskills await when this movie airs across three hours on May 24.

    "Survivor" Season 34 (Wednesday on CBS at 8 p.m.)
    "Game Changers," aka Season 34, ends this Wednesday with a two-hour finale, then a one-hour reunion show. There aren't that many game-changing players left to root for, but ... Team Sarah, Cirie, Aubry, or Tai.

    "The Leftovers" Season 3 (Sunday on HBO at 9 p.m.)
    Next week is the series finale of this wonderful mind-bleep of a show, but we've been told to keep an eye on this penultimate episode. As TVLine teased before this season even started, "Also, if you enjoyed last season's alt-reality, standalone ep 'International Assassin,' then you are going to fall head over heels for its quasi-sequel, Season 3, Episode 7's 'The Most Powerful Man in the World' — aka the series' second-to-last episode ever." The episode is actually titled "The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother)," and here's HBO's synopsis: "On a mission of mercy, Kevin assumes an alternate identity." Cannot wait.

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  15. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: May 15-21

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    Hugh Jackman returns for his final Wolverine movie -- and it's a beauty -- with backup from Patrick Stewart's Professor X and a new young mutant played by Dafne Keen. A favorite with critics and fans, "Logan" will be available for Digital HD download on Tuesday, May 16, and then 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD next Tuesday, May 23. The Blu-ray includes "Logan Noir," a black-and-white version of the film; plus about 90 minutes of original bonus content, including "Making Logan," a behind-the-scenes documentary, plus deleted scenes and audio commentary from director James Mangold.

    "The LEGO Batman Movie"
    Everything is awesome in Will Arnett's LEGO Batman spinoff, arriving on Digital HD this Friday, May 19, well ahead of the DVD, Blu-ray and 4K release on June 13. The many extras include about a half dozen behind-the-scenes featurettes, several original animation shorts, "The Master: A LEGO Ninjago Short," social promos, and more.

    In this action-thriller, arriving on DVD, Digital, and On Demand May 16, Kevin Riley (Eion Bailey) and his family take a carefree boat ride at a Caribbean resort that turns tragic when they're stranded on an island. Barkhad Abdi, Danny Glover, and Bethany Joy Lenz co-star in the movie, whose home release includes "The Making of Extortion" and director's commentary. Check out this exclusive clip from the making-of featurette, with director Phil Volken talking about the challenges of filming on the water:"The Shack"
    Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, and Tim McGraw star in this story of faith and love, based on the worldwide best-selling novel, available on Digital HD May 16, then on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand May 30. "The Shack" special features include audio commentary with director Stuart Hazeldine, five behind-the-scenes featurettes, and a deleted scene.

    New on Netflix

    "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" Season 3 (Netflix Original)They still alive, dammit! Ellie Kemper's Kimmy Schmidt returns this Friday, May 19, with Season 3 picking up two months after the Season 2 finale cliffhanger -- Kimmy getting a call from her former captor, Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Jon Hamm), to say they are married and he now wants a divorce. Titus, Jacqueline, and Lillian will be back, too, and we can only hope Titus is ready to regale us with more tales of Peenooooooo Noir.

    "The Keepers" (Netflix Original)This seven-part documentary series about the unsolved murder of Baltimore nun Sister Cathy Cesnik may be Netflix's next "Making a Murderer." Sister Cathy went missing on Nov. 7, 1969; nearly two months later, her body was found, but questions remain. Get caught up in the mystery starting May 19.

    "Sherlock" Series 4
    There are only three episodes to "Sherlock" Season, er Series 4, but they are incredibly intense, emotional, and maybe a bit confounding. Watch Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and company on Netflix starting May 15.

    "Riverdale" Season 1
    The 13 episodes of Season 1 just finished airing on The CW on May 11, but you can already stream the whole mystery on Netflix just a week later on May 18.

    TV Worth Watching

    "Twin Peaks: The Return" (Sunday on Showtime at 9 p.m.)
    Get yourself some pie and coffee and prepare to settle in for the return of "Twin Peaks," including OG star Kyle MacLachlan as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper. David Lynch is bringing his cult 1990-1991 series back for 18 new episodes on Showtime, starting with a two-hour episode on May 21. According to Deadline, Lynch filmed the season as one long movie, but then decided to cut the material into episodes. After the May 21 debut, that premiere and two more episodes will be available for online streaming, then the series will just air in weekly increments on Showtime. The series will conclude September 3 with a two-part finale.

    "Downward Dog" (Wednesday on ABC at 9:30 p.m.)
    Allison Tolman ("Fargo") stars in this new network comedy premiering Wednesday but then moving to its regular time period of Tuesdays at 8 p.m. starting May 23. Based on a web series, the show follows the day-to-day life of Nan, as told by her lonely dog, Martin (voiced by Samm Hodges).

    "The Wizard of Lies" (Saturday on HBO at 8 p.m.)
    Robert De Niro plays Bernie Madoff, with Michelle Pfeiffer as his wife Ruth, in HBO Films' examination of Madoff's Ponzi scheme fraud and the cover-up attempt that followed. The all-star cast includes Alessandro Nivola as Mark Madoff, Bernie and Ruth's oldest son, and Nathan Darrow as Andrew Madoff, their youngest son, both of whom worked with their father at his investment firm. Kristen Connolly, Lily Rabe, and Hank Azaria co-star. After the May 20 premiere, the film -- directed by Barry Levinson -- will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand, and affiliate portals.

    Season FinalesMay is a big month for shows to finish up their seasons, and there are plenty this week:

    Monday, May 15

    • "Man With a Plan"
    • "Scorpion"
    • "Quantico"

    Tuesday, May 16

    • "NCIS"
    • "The Middle"
    • "American Housewife"
    • "Fresh Off the Boat"
    • "Imaginary Mary"
    • "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
    • "NCIS: NOLA"

    Wednesday, May 17

    • "The Goldbergs"
    • "Speechless"
    • "Modern Family"
    • "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders"
    • "Designated Survivor"

    Thursday, May 18

    • "Supernatural"
    • "Grey's Anatomy"
    • "Scandal"

    Friday, May 19

    • "Undercover Boss"
    • "The Toy Box"

    Saturday, May 20

    • "Training Day"

    Sunday, May 21

    • "America's Funniest Home Videos"
    • "Madam Secretary"
    • "Elementary"

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter"Milla Jovovich returns as zombie slayer Alice, who is forced to return to The Hive, where her story began, in this sixth and final installment in the "Resident Evil" saga. Check it out on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack on May 16. Bonus materials include two behind-the-scenes featurettes, "Explore the Hive" and "The Badass Trinity & The Women of Resident Evil." The Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, and digital releases include a sneak peek at the upcoming CG animated feature "Resident Evil: Vendetta"; a featurette exploring the "Stunts & Weaponry" highlighted in the film; and "Retaliation Mode," a way for fans to extend their movie watching experience.

    "xXx: Return of Xander Cage"
    Recruited back into action when a group of lethal mercenaries steal a hi-tech weapon that poses a global threat, Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) leads a team of death-defying adrenaline junkies on a mission to save the day. Donnie Yen Ji-Dan, Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, and Rory McCann star in the action film, which x-plodes on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand May 16. The Blu-ray includes a gag reel, and featurettes on the cast, stunts, location, and making of this third movie in the "xXx" franchise.

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  16. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: May 8-14

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Fifty Shades Darker"
    Watch Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) try to win back Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) in this sequel to "Fifty Shades of Grey," coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand on Tuesday, May 9. In addition to the original theatrical version, there's also a steamy new Unrated Edition with more than 13 minutes of footage not seen in theaters. Plus, the releases include more than 30 minutes of bonus content, including cast interviews, behind-the-scenes features, and a look at what's next in the third film, "Fifty Shades Freed."

    Here's a clip from the bonus features of "Fifty Shades Darker," with Eric Johnson talking about the big face-off between his character, Jack Hyde, and Jamie Dornan's Christian Grey:"Orange Is the New Black" Season 4
    Netflix's amazing prison drama will stream 13 new episodes starting June 9, but before Season 5 shows up, you need to catch up on Season 4. Those episodes will arrive on DVD, in four discs, on May 9. Extras include a gag reel, commentaries, and a Tour of Litchfield.

    "Inside Amy Schumer" Season 4
    Amy Schumer has put her Comedy Central show on hiatus while she does other projects, so Season 4 is the last one fans may get for a while. The season arrives on DVD May 9, with a bonus taking viewers "Inside Amy Schumer's Writers Room."

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Get Out"In this breakout horror hit from writer/director Jordan Peele, a young African-American man (Daniel Kaluuya) meets the family and friends of his white girlfriend (Allison Williams) and learns a disturbing truth about the family. Check out the best-reviewed movie of 2017 to date when it arrives on Digital HD May 9, before the Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand release May 23. Extras include an alternate ending with commentary from Peele, deleted scenes with commentary from Peele, a behind-the-scenes making-of featurette, a Q&A with Peele and the cast, and feature commentary from Peele.

    "Rock Dog"
    When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of unexpected events. The family adventure film features an all-star vocal cast, including J.K. Simmons, Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, Lewis Black, and Kenan Thompson. Rock out to the movie on Digital HD May 9, then May 23 on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand. Special features include four behind-the-scenes featurettes as well as the "Glorious" music video.

    Here's an exclusive clip from the bonus features, focusing on voice actors Luke Wilson (as Bodi) and Eddie Izzard (as Angus):"The Great Wall"
    Matt Damon stars in this action film about an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world's most iconic structure. The movie releases May 9 on Digital HD, then Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand May 23. Bonus features include "Matt Damon in China," a behind-the-scenes look at Damon's experience filming the movie; "The Great Wall Visual Effects"; "Working With Director Zhang Yimou"; "Man vs. Monster"; "Weapons of War"; "Designing a Spectacular World"; deleted scenes; and more.

    "Black Site Delta"
    This action movie, which opened in theaters May 5, will be available on VOD and iTunes May 9. Cam Gigandet stars as the leader of a "Dirty Dozen" band of military prisoners who must fight off a terrorist attack on the remote black site prison where they're being held, which, unknown to them, is a cover for a secret drone control facility. Teri Reeves, Benjamin Charles Watson, Dion Mucciacito, Casey Hendershot, John Brodsky, Michael Dale, and Arash Mokhtar co-star.

    "I Love Dick" (Amazon)
    This Amazon Original Comedy Series, adapted from the cult classic book, is set in a colorful academic community in Marfa, Texas, following a struggling married couple and their obsession with a charismatic professor named Dick. Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Hahn, and Griffin Dunne lead the series, which premieres May 12 on Amazon.

    TV Worth WatchingSeason Finales
    May is a big month for shows to finish up their seasons, and the next few weeks will be packed with finale dates. This week, we have...

    Monday, May 8 season finales

    • "Superior Donuts"
    • "Kevin Can Wait"
    • "The Great Indoors"

    Wednesday, May 10 season finales

    • "Criminal Minds"
    • "Black-ish"

    Thursday, May 11 season finales

    • "Riverdale"
    • "The Big Bang Theory"
    • "The Catch"
    • "Mom"
    • "Life in Pieces"
    • "Chicago Med"

    Friday, May 12 season finales

    • "Hawaii Five-0"
    • "Shark Tank"

    Sunday, May 14 season finales:

    • "NCIS: LA"
    • "Once Upon a Time"
    • "Chicago Justice"

    New on Netflix

    "Anne With an E" Season 1 (Netflix Original)It's time to get swept away to Avonlea, as L. M. Montgomery's beloved series finds a loving new adaptation on Netflix. The story begins Friday, May 12. Here's the synopsis from Netflix: "Set in Prince Edward Island in the late 1890s, the series centers on Anne Shirley (Amybeth McNulty), a young orphaned girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an aging sister and brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform the lives of Marilla (Geraldine James) and Matthew Cuthbert (R.H. Thomson) and eventually the entire small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination. Anne's adventures will reflect timeless and topical issues including themes of identity, feminism, bullying and prejudice."

    "Mindhorn" (Netflix Original Film)
    Check out this critically acclaimed British comedy when it arrives on Netflix May 12. Here's the synopsis: "Washed-up Richard Thorncroft (Julian Barratt) peaked with hit 1980s detective show Mindhorn, playing the titular Isle of Man sleuth with a robotic eye that allowed him to literally 'see the truth.' Decades later, when a deranged Manx criminal demands Mindhorn as his nemesis, Thorncroft returns to the scene of his greatest triumphs for one last chance to reignite his glory days, professional credibility and even romance with former co-star/paramour Patricia Deville (Essie Davis)."

    "Master of None" Season 2 (Netflix Original)Aziz Ansari's Dev is back for insightful soul-searching and shenanigans in the second season of this acclaimed dramedy series, available for streaming May 12. Here's Netflix's brief synopsis for Season 2: "After traveling abroad, Dev (Aziz Ansari) returns to New York to take on challenges in his personal and family life, a new career opportunity, and a complex, developing relationship with someone very meaningful to him."

    "Sahara" (Netflix Original Film)
    Here's the Netflix synopsis for this animated comedy-adventure: "When his new love is captured by an evil snake charmer, a young cobra and his scorpion best friend set out across the desert on a wild rescue mission."

    "Get Me Roger Stone" (Netflix Original)Netflix debuts this timely political documentary on May 12; check out the synopsis: "The whole world was shocked by the rise Donald Trump, but there was one man who had been plotting it for years: Roger Stone. Diving deep into the mind of the master manipulator, Get Me Roger Stone provides a raw perspective on the transformation of American politics."

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  17. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: May 1-7

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "xXx: Return of Xander Cage"
    Vin Diesel's Xander Cage is back in action in this Xplosive sequel available on Digital HD starting Tuesday, May 2, then May 16 on DVD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and On Demand. The international cast includes Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, and Samuel L. Jackson. The 4K and Blu-ray will include more than an hour of special features, including in-depth interviews with the cast, plus a gag reel, and a behind-the-scenes look at the film's stunts, locations, and more.

    "Big Little Lies"
    HBO's star-studded (Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgard, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern) mystery, based on the best-selling novel by Liane Moriarty, will be available for digital download on Monday, May 1.

    "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter"
    Zombie-slaying icon Alice (Milla Jovovich) returns to where the nightmare began -- The Hive in Raccoon City -- where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. Returning with Jovovich are franchise regulars Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, and Iain Glen;, alongside enwbies Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken, and William Levy. "The Final Chapter" arrives May 2 on digital, then May 16 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Bonus materials include the featurettes "Explore the Hive," The Badass Trinity & The Women of Resident Evil," "Stunts & Weaponry" and a way to extend the experience with "Retaliation Mode."

    "American Exorcism"
    Braxton Davis, Michael Filipowich, Sicily Fontaine, and Jessica Morris star in this horror film premiering On Demand May 2, and arriving on DVD August 1. Damon Richter thought he left the world of possessions, exorcisms, and evil behind until an old friend arrives with frightening information about his estranged daughter knowing that only his otherworldly skills can save her.

    "Black Rose"
    A Russian Police Major (Alexander Nevsky) is enlisted by the LAPD to help solve a series of gruesome murders perpetrated against young women by a sadistic sociopathic killer on the streets of Hollywood in this political thriller available on VOD and DVD on May 2.

    TV Worth Watching

    "Once Upon a Time" (Sunday on ABC at 8 p.m.)
    It's time for our favorite fairy tale characters to burst into song! May 7 marks the musical episode/Captain Swan wedding, with Emma Swan marrying Captain Hook, and several cast members singing seven original songs. Episode 20, "The Song in Your Heart," will lead into the two-part finale, "The Final Battle," which will "complete" the stories of some characters and leave others open for continuation.

    "Billions" (Sunday on Showtime at 10 p.m.)
    Showtime's Axe (Damien Lewis) vs. Chuck (Paul Giamatti) Season 2 showdown comes to a close on May 7 with Episode 12, "Ball in Hand." Per the network: "Axe receives unexpected news, and Chuck finalizes his long game." The game will continue with Season 3, which has already been ordered.

    "The Last Man on Earth" (Sunday on FOX at 9 p.m.)
    Hopefully this won't mark The End of Will Forte's apocalyptic comedy, but as of this writing FOX has yet to renew the show for a fourth season. In the one-hour Season 3 finale, "When The Going Gets Tough/Nature's Horchata," all good things must come to a fiery end. According to FOX's synopsis, "The long term consequences of surviving an apocalypse start to have a major impact on the group, whose daily life is upended in the all-new, special one-hour season finale episode.

    New on Netflix

    This week marks the start of a new month, and you know what that means -- a heap of new titles will be added to Netflix as of May 1, and many more will be leaving.

    "Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie" (Netflix Original Film)Jeff Garlin ("Curb Your Enthusiasm," "The Goldbergs") directed, co-wrote, and stars in this movie premiering on Netflix this Friday, May 5. Garlin plays Gene Handsome, an L.A. homicide detective whose knack for solving mysteries is matched only by his inability to make sense of his own problems. The "lo-fi, Columbo-style mystery comedy" co-stars Natasha Lyonne, Amy Sedaris, Christine Woods, Steven Weber, Eddie Pepitone, and Leah Remini.

    "Sense8" Season 2 (Netflix Original)"We are all worth fighting for" in "Sense8" Season 2, and you can keep following the eight interconnected characters when the sci-fi drama's 10 new episodes arrive on Netflix on May 5.

    "Spirit Riding Free"DreamWorks Animation and Netflix's latest series premieres Friday, May 5 on Netflix. The Oscar-nominated film "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron" introduced the world to a resilient mustang named Spirit, and that movie inspired a brand new story -- following a gutsy 12-year-old girl named Lucky who befriends a wild mustang whom she aptly names Spirit.

    "The Mars Generation" (Netflix Original)"Space nerd" teens chase the dream of becoming astronauts who travel to Mars, while experts reflect on NASA's history and future, in this documentary arriving on Netflix May 5.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "The Salesman"

    The 2017 Best Foreign Language Film winner -- written/directed/produced by Asghar Farhadi ("A Separation") -- arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on May 2. The suspenseful story (with a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes) follows a young married couple in Tehran whose lives are forever changed by an unexpected act of violence. Bonus materials include a featurette that goes behind-the-scenes with Farhadi as he shares his inspiration for the film.

    "The Red Turtle"
    This animated fantasy film from the famed Studio Ghibli follows a man shipwrecked at sea who becomes stranded on a beautiful but desolate island. He learns to live in isolation, seemingly tormented in his efforts to escape the island by a giant red turtle. The film arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on May 2. Special features include two behind-the-scenes featurettes and an AFI Fest Q&A with director Michael Dudok de Wit.

    "I Am Not Your Negro"
    Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, and based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript, this documentary explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin's reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr, as well as his personal observations. The Best Documentary Feature nominee arrives on disc May 2.

    Matthew McConaughey plays a gold prospector desperate to achieve success in this jungle adventure co-starring Edgar Ramirez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll, Stacy Keach, and Bruce Greenwood. It's out on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand May 2. Special features include a deleted sequence, feature commentary with director Stephen Gaghan; and the featurettes "The Origins of Gold," The Locations of Gold," and "Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells."

    Check out this exclusive bonus features clip of the deleted sequence:"The Comedian"
    Robert De Niro plays an aging insult comic trying to reinvent himself in this dramedy co-starring Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Charles Grodin, Cloris Leachman, Patti LuPone, Harvey Keitel, Billy Crystal, and a who's who of stand-up comedians. The movie arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital May 2. Bonus materials include deleted scenes; "The Comedian At AFI Fest," a lively Q&A featuring Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito and Taylor Hackford"; and the behind-the-scenes featurette "Backstage With The Comedian."

    "The Shadow Effect"
    Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Cam Gigandet, Brit Shaw, and Michael Biehn star in this action-thriller, available on DVD, Digital, and On Demand May 2. Obsessed with gene regeneration, and fascinated by the phenomenon of the waking dream, Dr. Reese (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) explores the psyche of Gabriel Howarth (Cam Gigandet), a young man whose life is turned upside down when his violent dreams begin to blend with reality.

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  18. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: April 24-30

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "La La Land"
    The Oscar-winning (just not Best Picture) musical arrives on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, and On Demand this Tuesday, April 25. The 4K and Blu-ray come with so many bonuses: audio commentary with writer/director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz; song selection; "Damien & Justin Sing: The Demos"; and the featurettes "Another Day of Sun: They Closed Down a Freeway," "La La Land's Great Party," "Ryan Gosling: Piano Student," "Before Whiplash: Damien Chazelle's Passion Project," "La La Land's Love Letter to Los Angeles," "The Music of La La Land," "John Legend's Acting Debut," "The Look of Love: Designing La La Land," "Ryan and Emma: Third Time's the Charm," and "Epilogue: The Romance of the Dream." The DVD comes with the audio commentary, song selection, and three of those featurettes.

    "The Girl With All the Gifts"
    In this critically acclaimed dystopian zombie apocalypse thriller, Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton, and Paddy Considine star in a story of society's breakdown after the outbreak of an unprecedented plague. A scientist and a teacher find a young girl who seems to be immune to the plague, leading them on a journey to save humanity. The DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital arrive April 25. All formats of the home release include the special featurette "Unwrap the Secret World of The Girl with All the Gifts."

    Watch this exclusive clip from the bonus feature, with director Colm McCarthey talking about working with Glenn Close, and vice versa:"Catfight"
    Sandra Oh and Anne Heche play old friends from college who unexpectedly reunite many years later at a fancy cocktail party, in very different places in life. Their reunion quickly turns caustic in a bloody fight that will change both of their lives. The dark comedy arrives on DVD April 25, co-starring Dylan Baker, Tituss Burgess, Craig Bierko, and Amy Hill. Special features include commentary with writer/director Onur Tukel and Anne Heche; "Violent Femmes: The Fight Choreography of Catfight"; deleted scenes; and art slideshow; and the trailer.

    "Agatha Christie's The Witness for the Prosecution"
    Acorn TV and BBC One's very dark, but very exceptional, adaptation of Agatha Christie's short story arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on April 25. The story is set in London just after World War I, with Kim Cattrall as the rich, glamorous victim, Billy Howle as the accused, Toby Jones as his solicitor, and Andrea Riseborough as the accused's girlfriend. This is from the same team that made the 2015 adaptation "And Then There Were None," which was also brilliant.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Fifty Shades Darker Unrated"
    Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) wants Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) back in this sequel to "Fifty Shades of Grey," available for Digital HD download April 25, and then May 9 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand. There's also a "Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition" with about 13 extra minutes of footage not seen in theaters. The Unrated Edition comes with more than 30 minutes of bonus content, including behind-the-scenes featurettes, cast interviews, and a look at what's ahead in "Fifty Shades Freed."

    "The Handmaid's Tale" (Hulu)Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, Joseph Fiennes, and Alexis Bledel star in Hulu's highly anticipated adaptation of Margaret Atwood's classic dystopian novel. The story follows a totalitarian society in what used to be the U.S., with fertile young women forced to be "Handmaids" in sexual servitude in an attempt to repopulate the world. The first episode arrives April 26.

    "Catastrophe" (Amazon)The third season of Amazon's original comedy starts April 28. Rob (Rob Delaney) and Sharon (Sharon Horgan) "have faced down unexpected pregnancy and abrupt parenthood, but can they survive an unexplained receipt for the morning after pill? With their relationship on shaky ground, they attempt to weather unemployment, mortgages, children who bite, Brexit, jealous coworkers, drunken mistakes, friends in rehab, disastrous job interviews, insane family, and, of course, keeping the children alive."

    New on Netflix

    This is a topical week for Netflix, with the originals "Casting JonBenet," "Dear White People," and "Rodney King" all arriving April 28.

    "Dear White People"
    YouTubers already have strong feelings about this series, even before seeing it (shocking), down-voting it just based on the trailer and premise. "Based on the acclaimed indie film, this series satirizes 'post-racial' America as students of color navigate a predominantly white Ivy League college." Click the link for the trailer.

    "Casting JonBenet"
    Two decades after the 1996 death of 6-year-old pageant princess JonBenet Ramsey, director Kitty Green returns to audition local Boulder, Colorado actors, unpacking how each remembers and relates to the ill-fated Ramsey family. This production blurs the lines between documentary and drama in its own off-putting, tragic way. It also arrives on Netflix April 28.

    "Rodney King"
    Spike Lee filmed Roger Guenveur Smith in this one-man show taking viewers back to 1991, to the beating of Rodney King, and the 1992 L.A. riots. Don't go into this expecting a movie or a documentary, it's a one-man spoken-word portrait.

    "Small Crimes" (Netflix Original)Nikolaj Coster-Waldau leaves Jaime Lannister far behind in this new Netflix crime drama about a disgraced former cop looking for redemption after serving time for the attempted murder of a District Attorney. "An embarrassment to his parents and abandoned by his ex-wife, it seems as if things can't get much worse. But then Joe finds himself trapped in the mess he left behind -- in the cross fire between a crooked sheriff, the vengeful DA, and a mafia kingpin who knows too much." It's on Netflix April 28.

    "The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared" (Netflix Original)
    In lighter news, this wonderfully titled black comedy was a hit in its native Sweden, and you can stream it April 25 on Netflix. "In need of money, an eccentric ex-spy and his younger octogenarian partner embark on an international quest for a valuable Soviet soda formula."

    TV Worth Watching

    "American Gods" (Sunday on Starz at 9 p.m.)
    Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) starts recruiting for his war against the new gods when this intriguing new Starz series premieres April 30. The eight-episode first season starts with "The Bone Orchard." The mythological story, based on the award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman, co-stars Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Bruce Langley, Pablo Schreiber, and Kristin Chenoweth -- with Gillian Anderson as Media, the goddess of TV, taking the form of Hollywood icons.

    Let the trailer try to explain things in its own cryptic way:"Bates Motel" (Monday on A&E at 10 p.m.)
    This is it! The Season 5 finale, also the "Bates Motel" series finale, is called "The Cord," with the very simple synopsis, "Norman comes home." Following the finale at 11, A&E has scheduled "Bates Motel: The Checkout" for a half-hour, before "The Cord" airs again.

    "Genius" (Tuesday on National Geographic at 9 p.m.)
    The life of 20th Century icon Albert Einstein (Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Flynn) is explored in this first-ever scripted series from National Geographic. The 10-episode season, based on the Walter Isaacson book "Einstein: His Life and Universe," premieres April 25, with the first episode directed by Ron Howard.

    "Great News" (Tuesday on NBC at 9 p.m.)
    What happens when your mom gets a job as an intern -- at the TV station where you work? It happens to frustrated cable news producer Katie (Briga Heelan) when her mom Carol (Andrea Martin) starts interning at "The Breakdown." This new comedy series, starting April 25, co-stars John Michael Higgins, Nicole Richie, Horatio Sanz, and Adam Campbell.

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  19. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: April 17-23

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    Writer/director/twist-titan M. Night Shyamalan's psychological thriller arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand April 18. The James McAvoy acting showcase comes with some solid extras on disc, including an alternate ending, deleted scenes, "The Making of Split," "The Many Faces of James McAvoy," and "The Filmmaker's Eye: M. Night Shyamalan."

    "The Founder"
    This bio drama on the founder(s) of McDonald's arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand April 18. Special features include the featurettes "The Story Behind the Story," "Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc," "The McDonald Brothers," and "The Production Design"; plus "Building McDonald's: Time Lapse Video" and a press conference with the filmmakers and cast.

    Watch an exclusive clip from the bonus features, with Michael Keaton talking about his role, and his fellow actors talking about him:"Sleepless"
    Jamie Foxx plays an undercover homicide detective seeking revenge on his son's kidnappers in this action film, out on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand April 18. Michelle Monaghan, Gabrielle Union, T.I., Dermot Mulroney, David Harbour, and Scoot McNairy co-star. Bonus features include deleted scenes and "One Long Night: The Making of Sleepless."

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    Matthew McConaughey plays a gold prospector desperate to achieve success, no matter the cost, in this jungle adventure arriving on Digital HD April 18, then on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand May 2. The release comes with several bonus features, including a deleted sequence, commentary by director Stephen Gaghan, and three featurettes: "The Origins of Gold," "The Locations of Gold," and "Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells."

    Check out this exclusive deleted scene clip, starring McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez, with McConaughey's Kenny Wells arguing with a potential investor:"Rings"
    Samara returns to "The Ring" franchise in this new chapter, available on Digital HD April 21, and then on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand May 2. The Blu-ray will include more than 45 minutes of bonus content including deleted and extended scenes; an alternate ending; and the featurettes "Terror Comes Full Circle," "Resurrecting the Dead: Bringing Samara Back," and "Scary Scenes."

    "Bosch" Season 3 (Amazon)
    The Emmy-nominated Amazon original series, based on Michael Connelly's novels, returns April 21. In Season 3, bystanders claim a cop threw a man off a balcony to his death -- and Bosch (Titus Welliver) is a suspect.

    "A Dog's Purpose"
    A dog's purpose -- much like a human's purpose -- is to love and be loved, but the movie version of "A Dog's Purpose," based on the bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, will be available on Digital HD platforms April 18. After that, it will arrive on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand May 2. Bonus features include deleted scenes, outtakes, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, and a look at the story behind the novel.

    TV Worth Watching

    "Fargo" Season 3 (Wednesday on FX at 10 p.m.)
    The third season of FX's wonderfully quirky drama is set in 2010, and fans should expect some connections to the first two seasons. Ewan McGregor will be playing two roles -- Emmit and Ray Stussy -- with the rest of the amazing cast including Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Thewlis, Michael Stuhlbarg, Shea Whigham, and Jim Gaffigan. The Season 3 premiere, "The Law of Vacant Places," was written and directed by showrunner Noah Hawley, and has this synopsis: "A petty sibling rivalry between two brothers escalates and brings chaos to a small Minnesotan community."

    "Pretty Little Liars" Season 7 (Tuesday on Freeform at 8 p.m.)
    It's almost over. The final season of PLL returns April 18, launching the last 10 episodes of the series. Here's the synopsis for Season 7, Episode 11, "Playtime": "Spencer attempts to learn more about her connection to Mary Drake; Aria and Ezra figure out what their future may hold with Nicole back in the picture; Mona helps Hanna get her fashion career back on track; A.D.'s final endgame is revealed."

    "Frontline: The Last Days of Solitary" (Tuesday on PBS at 9 p.m. ET)
    This searing, two-hour documentary on solitary confinement in America was filmed over the course of three years, exploring what happens when five prisoners who have spent a great deal of time in isolation try to integrate back into society.

    New on Netflix

    There's a ton of good stuff hitting Netflix this week, from originals to recent movies and TV series worth streaming. Here are just a few offerings.

    "Girlboss": Season 1 (Netflix Original)This original series debuts globally on April 21. Here's the synopsis from Netflix:

    "'Girlboss' is inspired by the New York Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The series centers on Sophia (Britt Robertson), who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and, by the age of 28, had built the multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal. 'Girlboss' is created by and executive produced by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect 1& 2, 30 Rock), who also serves as showrunner. Charlize Theron (Monster, Young Adult) and Laverne McKinnon, of Denver & Delilah, Christian Ditter (How to Be Single) and Sophia Amoruso will also serve as executive producers. Girlboss stars Britt Robertson (Sophia), Ellie Reed (Annie), Alphonso McAuley (Dax), Johnny Simmons (Shane) and Dean Norris (Jay)."

    "Tramps" (Netflix Original)
    This critically acclaimed romance-heist-comedy debuted at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, and now Netflix gets to stream it starting April 21. Callum Turner, Grace Van Patten, Michal Vondel, Mike Birbiglia, and Margaret Colin star in the movie about two young strangers pulled into a shady briefcase swap for different reasons; they spend an eventful night together when that deal goes wrong.

    "Sand Castle" (Netflix Original)Nicholas Hoult and Henry Cavill lead the star-studded cast of this Iraq war drama, arriving on Netflix April 21. Here's the synopsis:

    "Set in Iraq in 2003, 'Sand Castle' follows a group of American soldiers in the early days of the second Gulf War. Bearing witness to the heat and the horror is the inexperienced Private Matt Ocre (Nicholas Hoult), who, together with several fellow soldiers, is ordered to the outskirts of Baqubah to repair a water pumping station damaged by U.S. bombs. But, as Ocre discovers, in an atmosphere where resentment and anger fester, trying to win the hearts and minds of the locals is a task fraught with danger. It's here, in the streets, squares and schools that he discovers the true cost of war. The film stars Nicholas Hoult, Henry Cavill, Glen Powell, Logan Marshall-Green, Beau Knapp, Neil Brown Jr., Parker Sawyers, Sam Spruell, Sammy Sheik, and Tommy Flanagan."

    "The Secret Life of Pets"
    It's no longer a secret: This animated adventure on what pets do while their human parents are away will be available for Netflix streaming as of April 22.

    "Bill Nye Saves the World": Season 1 (Netflix Original)The renowned "science guy" returns, with each new episode of this show tackling a specific topic through panel discussions, correspondent reports, and Bil's own special style of lab procedures. Watch him start saving the world on April 21.

    "The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass": Season 1-3
    The world's greatest reality show -- don't argue -- is offering these behind-the-scenes classes starting April 22. Watch as Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood demonstrate how to actually make the delicious concoctions shown on what we here in the U.S. call "The Great British Bake Off."

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  20. Why 'The Walking Dead' Season 7 Finale Cut a Richonne and Carl Scene 

    "The Walking Dead" showrunner is so fond of a scene that didn't air in the Season 7 finale that, in his mind, it "absolutely did happen." We just didn't get to see it on screen. Scott M. Gimple told Entertainment Weekly the scene in question will almost definitely be in the deleted scenes for Season 7, when the AMC show arrives on Blu-ray/DVD.

    Here's Gimple's breakdown of the Team Richonne scene that did not make the cut, and why it ended up being removed:

    "There is a lovely scene with Rick and Carl with Michonne and I'm hoping I put it in the deleted scenes. I'm pretty sure I did. That sets up that moment a little bit between Rick and Negan. And I don't feel we needed to set it up. But it was a lovely scene that kind of did. It was strictly about time. This was already an hour and a half episode. This was sort of a long scene and it wasn't 100 percent necessary, but I really did like it and I believe it will be included as part of the deleted scenes.

    That scene in my mind absolutely did happen in the show. You just didn't see it. And I think about that a lot. I think there are a lot of scenes that go on that we don't see. And I could have followed any one of those characters throughout the whole day. It's actually a very flummoxing sort of part of this. When you have an ensemble show and you want to have beginnings and middles and ends of each character's story, you could easily tell those. It's just a factor of time and also wanting to also keep things moving along and not overload the audience with information. Maybe in the future, we'll be doing ensemble shows where we do all 18 characters and take a deep dive. [Laughs]"

    Oh, now he's worried about keeping things moving along?

    Anyway, the Season 7 finale did give us a moment with Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira), after Shiva saved Rick and Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), to show that Michonne was hurt, but not dead, as Rick feared.

    Rick taking good care of his woman.🤒🤕GET BETTER SOON Miche!🌹🌻🌞 LOL #Michonne #RickGrimes #Richonne #TheWalkingDead

    — Let's go Crazy!😂😜 (@Kimbers5683) April 6, 2017

    Andy on Rick's reaction to thinking Michonne is dead #richonne

    — erin (@ricksmich) April 4, 2017

    From here, the more Richonne the better. Their little family -- plus Judith, who was wherever she was, and Baby Gleggie -- represent the future they are fighting for in All Out War.

    "The Walking Dead" Season 8 should start filming in early May for its October premiere. If you're interested in that deleted scene, Anchor Bay usually releases TWD DVDs/Blu-rays in August.

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  21. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: April 10-16

    LLL d 29 _5194.NEFAt a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "La La Land"
    The blockbuster musical that very briefly got to think it won Best Picture will be available for home viewing on Digital HD April 11, then on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand April 25. The 4K, Blu-ray, and Digital releases include multiple extras: song selection; audio commentary with writer/director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz; and the featurettes "Another Day of Sun: They Closed Down a Freeway," "La La Land's Great Party," "Ryan Gosling: Piano Student," "Before Whiplash: Damien Chazelle's Passion Project," "La La Land's Love Letter to Los Angeles," "The Music of La La Land," "John Legend's Acting Debut," "The Look of Love: Designing La La Land," "Ryan and Emma: Third Time's the Charm," "Epilogue: The Romance of the Dream," and "Damien & Justin Sing: The Demos." The DVD includes audio commentary, three featurettes, and song selection."Underworld: Blood Wars"
    Kate Beckinsale returns as Seline in the fifth installment of the "Underworld" franchise. It debuts on Digital HD April 11, then 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD April 25. Theo James, Lara Pulver, Tobias Menzies, James Faulkner, Bradley James, and Charles Dance join Beckinsale as the war between Vampires and Lycans escalates. The digital, Blu-ray, and 4K include four behind-the-scenes featurettes and the Official Movie Graphic Novel. The DVD has two featurettes.

    "The Young Pope"
    Jude Law plays the newly elected pope -- also the youngest in history, and also the first American, and also kind of an extremist, and also way too into Cherry Coke Zero -- in Paolo Sorrentino's visually creative HBO limited series. You can download the 10 episodes in its digital release Monday, April 10, or pick up the series on Blu-ray/DVD on June 6.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Hidden Figures"
    This true story following three African-American women working at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) -- reveals how their brilliance helped launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The three-time Oscar nominee arrives on Blu-ray, 4K, and DVD on April 11. Special features include the featurettes "It All Adds Up – The Making of Hidden Figures," "No Limits – The Life of Katherine Johnson," "The Right People for the Job," "Recreating an Era – The Look of Hidden Figures," "A Spiritual Journey – The Music of Hidden Figures," "Moving the Decimal – Honoring Katherine Johnson," and "Hidden Figures: Filming in Georgia"; plus deleted scenes, and audio commentary by Theodore Melfi and Taraji P. Henson.

    Also inspired by a true story, "Lion" follows Saroo (Sunny Pawar as a child, Dev Patel as an adult) who loses his family as a child in India, and seeks to find them again after being adopted and raised by a couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham) in Australia. The six-time Oscar nominee is available on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand April 11. The discs include deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes gallery, and "Never Give Up" Official Lyric Video performed by Sia.

    Watch this clip from the bonus features, with the actors talking about working with director Gareth Davis:
    Dakota Fanning stars in this Western thriller as a woman who quickly realizes the new pastor (Guy Pearce) at her church represents a danger to herself, her daughter, and those she cares about. To protect them, she goes to great lengths and puts her safety and position in society at risk. Kit Harington, Carice van Houten, and Emilia Jones co-star in the film, which arrives on DVD and Blu-ray April 11.

    "Monster Trucks"
    In this action-comedy, a high school senior (Lucas Till) finds and hides a gas-guzzling monster under the hood of his newly created Monster Truck. The Blu-ray Combo Pack (available April 11) has 40 minutes of bonus content, including a gag reel and behind-the-scenes featurettes.

    "Toni Erdmann"
    This critically acclaimed dramedy won five European film awards and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. It arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on April 11. The story follows a quirky father who tries to reconnect with his high-powered corporate daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego life coach named Toni Erdmann. Special features include commentary with actors Peter Simonischek and Sandra Hüller and producer Janine Jackowski; and the AFI Fest Q&A.

    New on Netflix

    "Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return" (Netflix Original)
    The cult hit is back! A new batch of B movies will be mocked in glorious fashion in this revival, featuring 14 new episodes starting April 14 on Netflix. The cast includes comedian Jonah Ray, Patton Oswalt, Felicia Day, Baron Vaughn, and Hampton Yount. The original MST3K aired from 1988 to 1999.

    "Sandy Wexler" (Netflix Original)Adam Sandler has returned for another Netflix original movie, this time as a 1990s talent manager who falls in love with his new client, the talented singer Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson). The trailer makes it seem like a mockumentary of sorts, with stars like Chris Rock and Henry Winkler speaking into the camera to talk about Sandy. The cast is jam-packed with comedy stars, so even if it doesn't seem like your cup of tea, the cameos might be worth it. It's available on Netflix April 14.

    "Chelsea" Season 2 (Netflix Original)Chelsea Handler's series is moving to a once-a-week format for its second season, with hour-long episodes appearing on Netflix every Friday night, starting April 14. Season 2 guests include Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, the cast of "Nobodies," CNN's Van Jones, Christiane Amanpour, Matt Walsh of "Veep," Charlize Theron, Rosario Dawson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Senator Cory Booker, Jim Parsons, Rashida Jones, Gaby Hoffmann, and Mary McCormack.

    TV Worth Watching

    "The Leftovers" (Sunday on HBO at 9 p.m.)
    It's time to stop talking, and start chain-smoking as you dress all in white and glare at a stranger until they can't take it, because the final season of "The Leftovers" is here! The beleaguered Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) is back in the Season 3 premiere, "The Book of Kevin," which is set three years after Season 2 saw Miracle, Texas overrun by the Guilty Remnant. Now Kevin returns to his role as chief of police as the seventh anniversary of the Sudden Departure approaches, and many believe another apocalyptic event will happen.

    "Better Call Saul" (Monday on AMC at 10 p.m.)
    Bob Odenkirk's third season of this fantastic "Breaking Bad" prequel still sees "Saul" as Jimmy McGill, who was left in a bit of a pickle in the Season 2 finale after his brother Chuck (Michael McKean) caught him confessing on tape. Season 3 will introduce future "Breaking Bad" villain Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito), which is certainly something to look forward to. Or you could just watch for another black-and-white trip to that Cinnabon in Omaha. The Season 3 premiere will be followed by "Talking Saul" to dissect the episode.

    "Veep" (Sunday on HBO at 10:30 p.m.)
    The best comedy on television today -- don't argue! -- returns with Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) arguably at her lowest point. She's not even the title at this point, never mind POTUS. Instead, the Season 6 premiere, titled "Omaha," follows her one year after losing the presidency, as she attempts to secure her legacy. Meanwhile, Dan tries to ingratiate himself at his new job (shocker), and Amy's brash personality proves too much for her new co-workers.

    "Doctor Who" (Saturday on BBC America at 9 p.m.)
    Peter Capaldi's Time Lord returns for his final round in Season 10, which starts with "The Pilot." Here's the BBC's synopsis: "[B]efore he hands over the key to the Tardis to his as-yet-undecided successor, there's the matter of the girl with a star in her eye to deal with. A chance encounter brings Bill Potts into contact with the Doctor, who is conducting a secret mission on Earth. What follows is a terrifying chase across time and space, one that opens Bill's mind to the prospect of a bigger and wider universe than she'd ever imagined. Pearl Mackie makes her debut Doctor Who appearance as new companion Bill, while Matt Lucas also stars as the Doctor's old ally Nardole."

    "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Tuesday on FOX at 8 p.m.)
    Season 4 returns from winter break on April 11 with "The Audit." Here's FOX's synopsis: "With the crime rate lowered, Brooklyn will be shutting down one of its precincts - permanently. The Nine-Nine is confident they will be evaluated fairly, until the official auditor turns out to be Amy's ex-boyfriend, Teddy (guest star Kyle Bornheimer). The whole squad then must band together to try to save the precinct."

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  22. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: April 3-9

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
    A little independent film called "Rogue One" arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand this Tuesday, April 4. listed the many bonus features:

    • A Rogue Idea – Hear how ILM's John Knoll came up with the movie's concept – and why it's the right film to launch the Star Wars stand-alone films.

    • Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One's defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen.

    • Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance and passion.

    • K-2SO: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk's performance.

    • Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills – Go deeper into the relationship between these two very different characters, with Chinese superstars Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.

    • Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary – Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed reflect on Saw Gerrera, the broken Rebel leader, and Bodhi Rook, the Imperial pilot who defects.

    • The Empire – Meet a dangerous new Imperial adversary...and cross paths once more with the most iconic villain of all time.

    • Visions of Hope: The Look of "Rogue One" – The filmmakers describe the challenges and thrills of developing a bold new look for the movie that can fit within the world of the original trilogy.

    • The Princess & The Governor – See what it took to bring the vibrant young princess of Star Wars: A New Hope – as well as one of her most memorable foes­ – back to the screen.

    • Epilogue: The Story Continues – Filmmakers and cast celebrate Rogue One's premiere and look forward into the future, to the Star Wars stories yet to be told.

    • Rogue Connections – Uncover Easter eggs and film facts hidden throughout the movie that connect • Rogue One to the Star Wars universe.

    "We Don't Belong Here"
    Catherine Keener plays the matriarch of a dysfunctional family, pushed to her tipping point by the disappearance of her son, in this drama/thriller debuting on digital and DVD on April 4. The film -- previously called "The Greens Are Gone" -- co-stars Riley Keough, Annie Starke, Cary Elwes, Maya Rudolph, Molly Shannon, Kaitlyn Dever, and Anton Yelchin in his final film role.

    Here's an exclusive clip featuring Molly Shannon and Kaitlyn Dever:"Office Christmas Party"
    When an overbearing CEO (Jennifer Aniston) decides to close her hard-partying brother's (T.J. Miller) failing branch, he and his co-workers (Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, Kate McKinnon) decide to throw an epic office party to land a big shot client and save everyone's jobs. Watch a new unrated cut of what happens on Blu-ray this April 4. Blu-ray bonus content includes commentary by directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck, outtakes, deleted and extended scenes, and the featurette "Throwing an Office Christmas Party." The DVD includes the theatrical version of the film.

    "The Good Wife - The Complete Series"
    You can watch "The Good Fight" now on CBS All Access, but if you want to own all seven seasons of the amazing original series, you can pick up this 42-disc DVD set.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    M. Night Shyamalan is back in a big way in this mind-bending thriller starring James McAvoy as a pretty messed-up dude with 23 personalities. The blockbuster is available on Digital HD on April 4, and on Blu-ray DVD, and On Demand on April 18. The Blu-ray and DVD will include an alternate ending, deleted scenes, and several behind-the-scenes featurettes, including "The Making of Split," "The Many Faces of James McAvoy," and "The Filmmaker's Eye."

    "The Founder"
    In this biodrama arriving on Digital HD April 4, Michael Keaton plays Ray Croc, the ruthless salesman who turned two brothers's fast food eatery into the biggest restaurant franchise in the world. The film co-stars Nick Offerman, Patrick Wilson, Linda Cardellini, BJ Novak, and Laura Dern, and you can watch it on DVD and Blu-ray April 18. Special features, available on digital and disc, include the featurettes "The Story Behind the Story," "Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc," "The McDonald Brothers," "The Production Design," "Building McDonald's: Time Lapse Video," and a pres conference with the filmmakers and cast.

    "Salt and Fire"
    Werner Herzog directed this thriller, based on the story "Aral" by Tom Bissell, about a mysterious hostage-taking where the leader of a small scientific delegation is deliberately stranded with two blind boys in an area of gigantic salt flats. The film, shot in Bolivia, stars Michael Shannon, Veronica Ferres, and Gael García Bernal. It's available on VOD and iTunes April 4.

    "Generation Found"
    This powerful story -- independently filmed over two years -- follows a Houston community facing an addiction epidemic, watching them come together to create a youth addiction recovery support system. The documentary will be available on digital platforms like iTunes, Amazon, and VUDU on April 4.

    New on Netflix

    "The Get Down" Part 2 (Netflix Original)The first six episodes of Baz Luhrmann's musical drama series -- set in 1970s Bronx, following the rise of hip-hop and disco through the eyes of a group of teens -- were released back in August. The next batch of six episodes arrive this Friday, April 7.

    "Win It All" (Netflix Original)This comedy just had its world premiere at SXSW in early March, and it's ready for streaming on Netflix on April 7. Here's the Netflix synopsis: "After losing $50,000 that wasn't his, gambling addict Eddie (Jake Johnson) starts to rebuild his life. But an unwelcome surprise pushes him toward his old ways." The movie co-stars Joe Lo Truglio, Keegan-Michael Key, Aislinn Derbez, and Josè Antonio Garcia.

    "Chewing Gum" Season 2 (Netflix Original)
    This British sitcom follows religious virgin shop assistant Tracey (Michaela Coel), who wants to have sex and learn more about the world. Binge Season 1, then continue the quirky (and filthy) fun with Season 2 on April 4.

    "Louis C.K. 2017" (Netflix Original)
    "Louie" may be on extended hiatus, but Louis C.K. is still hard at work, and you can watch his all-new standup special April 4.

    TV Worth Watching

    "Prison Break" Season 5 (Tuesday on FOX at 9 p.m.)
    They're baaaaaack! The "Prison Break" revival -- or let's just call it Season 5 -- premieres April 4 on Fox. It has been seven years since Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) was presumed dead, but clues suggest that he might still be alive. His brother Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) reunites with Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies) to help track down the truth, leading Lincoln to Yemen, as Sucre (Amaury Nolasco), T-Bag (Robert Knepper), and C-Note (Rockmond Dunbar) are pulled back into the action to engineer the series' biggest escape ever.

    "Dimension 404" Season 1 (Hulu Original)
    Hulu appears to be aiming for its own "Black Mirror"/"Twilight Zone" hybrid with this sci-fi drama anthology starring Lea Michele, Joel McHale, Sarah Hyland, Patton Oswalt, Megan Mullally, Constance Wu, and Tom Noonan -- among others -- and narrated by the great Mark Hamill. Each episode is meant to be its own self-contained TV film. Here's the synopsis from Hulu: "In the darkest depths of cyberspace, there is another world. A lost dimension, home to wonders unseen, terrors unspeakable, and stories unlike any ever told. 'Dimension 404' is a science fiction anthology that explores the wonders – and terrors – of our digital age. From outrageous horror comedy to mind-bending action adventure, each episode tells a weird and wild sci-fi tale where the twist ending... is just the beginning."

    "American Playboy" Season 1 (Amazon Original)
    Also this week, Amazon is premiering this original unscripted series chronicling the life of Hugh Hefner, and the history behind the making of the Playboy brand. Watch the story begin April 7.

    "The Son" (Saturday on AMC at 9 p.m.)
    Pierce Brosnan stars in this new AMC original scripted drama, based on the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize nominated novel by Philipp Meyer. The drama follows the transformation of Eli McCullough (Brosnan) from good-natured innocent to calculating killer. The series consists of 10 one-hour episodes, starting with a two-hour premiere of back-to-back episodes on April 8, airing on both AMC and SundanceTV.

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  23. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: March 27-April 2

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"
    Don't get your nifflers in a bunch, you'll find all the "Fantastic Beasts" you want this Tuesday, March 28 when the first of five franchise movies arrives on DVD and Blu-ray. Bonus features include "Before Harry Potter: A New Era of Magic Begins!" with writer J.K. Rowling, director David Yates, and producer David Heyman discussing creating the Harry Potter prequel; there are also 11 deleted scenes, "Meet the Fantastic Beasts" profiles of six beasties, and featurettes on various characters in the wizarding world.

    "Patriots Day"
    Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg teamed up once again to tell this story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the city-wide manhunt that followed. The action-thriller arrives March 28 on DVD, Blu-ray, 4k Ultra HD Combo Pack, and On Demand. The DVD includes the bonus features "Boston Strong: True Stories of Courage" and "Researching the Day." The digital, Blu-ray, and 4K include both of those extras, and about half a dozen more behind-the-scenes featurettes.

    Here's an exclusive clip with the stars and Berg talking about Wahlberg's bond with Boston:"Why Him?"
    An overprotective dad (Bryan Cranston) meets his daughter's socially awkward billionaire boyfriend (James Franco) in this comedy out March 28 on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Special features include a gag reel, audio commentary, and several featurettes.

    Check out this exclusive deleted scene, featuring Barb (Megan Mullally), Laird (James Franco), and Gustav (Keegan-Michael Key) discussing Secret Santa:"A Monster Calls"
    In this dark, visually stunning emotional drama, a boy (Lewis MacDougall) with a terminally ill mother (Felicity Jones) is visited by a monster (voiced by Liam Neeson) who tells him stories and helps him face his future. The critically acclaimed movie arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand March 28. Bonus features include deleted scenes, "The Making of 'A Monster Calls'" and "Making of the Tales."

    "20th Century Women"
    Annette Bening stars in this story set in 1979 Santa Barbara, following a determined singe mother who enlists child-raising help from a punk artist (Greta Gerwig), a teen neighbor (Elle Fanning), and a bohemian handyman (Billy Crudup), forming a makeshift family during a time filled with cultural change. The movie arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on March 28. The Blu-ray and DVD include audio commentary with writer/director Mike Mills, and the featurettes "Making 20th Century Women" and "20th Century Cast."

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    Inspired by a true story, "Lion" follows 5-year-old Saroo (Sunny Pawar) who falls asleep on a train in India and ends up thousands of miles away from home. He's eventually adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham), but still longs to be reunited with his birth mother and brother. As an adult (Dev Patel), he searches for his family using just a few memories and the technology of Google Earth. Watch the Oscar nominated film on Digital HD March 28, then April 11 on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand.

    Here's an exclusive clip from the home release, featuring stars Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara discussing working with director Garth Davis:"Hidden Figures"
    Nominated for three Oscars, including Best Picture, this true story of the African-American women who worked at NASA to help launch John Glenn into orbit arrives on Digital HD March 28, and DVD, Blu-ray, and 4k Ultra HD on April 11. Special features include "It All Adds Up - The Making of Hidden Figures," and featurettes on the era, music, and locations of the movie, plus a look at the life of Katherine Johnson (played by Taraji P. Henson).

    "The Marine 5: Battleground"
    This fifth installment of "The Marine" franchise brings back Mike "The Miz" Mizanin as former marine Jake Carter, and adds more WWE stars than ever before. The action-adventure debuts on digital March 28 and arrives on Blu-ray and DVD April 25. The release comes with two behind-the-scenes featurettes, "Evening the Odds" and "Superstar Studded."

    Check out this exclusive clip from the movie:"Jack Taylor" Set 3 (Acorn TV)
    "Game of Thrones" star Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) stars as the titular former cop fighting his own demons as he works cases as a private detective in Galway, Ireland. The crime noir's third set of episodes make their U.S. premiere Monday, March 27 at Acorn.TV, and the DVD will follow on March 28. The previous two seasons of "Jack Taylor" are already available for streaming on Acorn TV.

    "The Blackcoat's Daughter"
    This new horror film, starring Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton, and Emma Roberts arrives on iTunes March 28, and in theaters/On Demand March 31. The story follows two girls left alone at their prep school over winter break when their parents mysteriously fail to pick them up. At the same time, a troubled young woman races to get to the prep school for unknown reasons. The movie builds to the moment when the two stories finally connect.

    New on Netflix

    This week marks the start of a new month, which means a bunch of new titles will be available for streaming on Netflix as of April 1 (no foolin'!) and a bunch more will be leaving. But first, we have to get through March.

    Netflix likes to debut originals on Fridays, like theatrical premieres, so here are three originals arriving on Friday, March 31:

    "The Discovery" (Netflix Original Film)
    This looks absolutely fascinating. The sci-fi drama tells the story of a scientist (Robert Redford) whose proof of an afterlife causes a rash of suicides, as his disapproving son (Jason Segel) falls in love with a troubled woman (Rooney Mara) with a tragic past."13 Reasons Why" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    Here's another death-related original, based on the 2007 YA novel "Thirteen Reasons Why." Two weeks after Hannah (Katherin Langford) takes her own life, a classmate named Clay (Dylan Minnette) finds a box on his porch including recordings made by Hannah, explaining the 13 reasons why she chose to commit suicide. The episodes are told through Clay and Hannah's dual narratives."Five Came Back" (Netflix Original)
    Netflix's three-part docuseries, based on Mark Harris's best-selling book and narrated by Meryl Streep, reveals how Hollywood changed World War II, and how World War II changed Hollywood. The story is told through interwoven experiences of five legendary filmmakers who went to war and came back to produce their most important works -- John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens. The doc features interviews with Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo Del Toro, Paul Greengrass, and Lawrence Kasdan.TV Worth Watching

    "Bones" Series Finale (Tuesday on FOX at 9 p.m.)
    This is it. After 12 seasons, the end is nigh. Booth himself, David Boreanaz, directed the final episode of "Bones," titled "The Final Chapter: The End in the End." Here's the synopsis from FOX: "With Kovac still at large, the team searches for evidence to track him down. After Brennan (Emily Deschanel) experiences a setback, the rest of the team must figure out how to find Kovac without her, putting everything she has ever taught them to the test. When all signs point to Kovac having outside help, as well as a hideout, Booth and Brennan go searching for him." Deschanel told Moviefone that saying goodbye left her "a complete wreck."

    "Grimm" Series Finale (Friday on NBC at 8 p.m.)
    This week also marks the end of "Grimm," after six seasons. Lucky Episode 13, titled "The End," airs March 31 with this synopsis: "Nick (David Giuntoli) faces off against his greatest foe yet as it seems no weapon can defeat him. At the Spice Shop, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), Rosalee (Bree Turner), and Eve (Bitsie Tulloch) search for answers and stumble upon a rare potion that may help the fight. Elsewhere, Capt. Renard (Sasha Roiz) and Adalind (Claire Coffee) try to keep Diana (Hannah R. Loyd) and baby Kelly safe as the threat has its eyes set on the children."

    "The Amazing Race" (Thursday on CBS at 10 p.m.)
    Not everything this week is a goodbye; we also get to say hello to "The Amazing Race 29," which will force its 22 contestants to say hello to complete strangers. That's the big twist of this season -- the racers will meet for the first time at the starting line, and be paired into 11 teams of two. The season will reportedly visit 17 cities across five continents and nine countries over 36,000 miles, with destinations including Panama, Tanzania, Norway, and Greece. This is a new night and time for TAR, taking over the timeslot for "Training Day" and moving the rest of the late Bill Paxton's show to Saturdays.

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  24. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: March 20-26

    At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
    With a rebel yell, the first "Star Wars" standalone movie arrives on digital platforms this Friday, March 24, then on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand April 4. has a full list of bonus features, including about a dozen featurettes with cast and filmmaker interviews and hidden Easter Eggs, plus a few different retailer exclusives with unique packaging.

    "All Nighter"
    J.K. Simmons plays a workaholic father who tries to visit his daughter during an L.A. layover and discovers she's disappeared, so he teams up with her awkward ex-boyfriend (Emile Hirsch) to find her. The movie opened in limited release March 17 and it's available on VOD & Digital HD March 24.

    "Office Christmas Party"
    Jennifer Aniston, T.J. Miller, Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, Courtney B. Vance, and Kate McKinnon lead the all-star cast of this Christmas comedy, which arrives on Digital HD -- with its own unrated version -- on March 21. You can also get the unrated cut on DVD or Blu-ray April 4.

    Dominic Monaghan, Tom Sizemore, and Sarah Habel star in this sci-fi thriller set in the near future, as communications go offline at a remote nuclear power plant. A young safety inspector is forced to fly out to bring them back online, but -- once inside the facility -- strange behaviors cause her to have doubts about the two employees onsite. The movie hit theaters March 17 and arrives on VOD and Digital HD March 21.

    "Smash: Motorized Mayhem"
    This documentary set in small-town Florida follows the blue-collar folks who gather to participate in a bi-annual wild event: Figure-8 School Bus Racing. Nineteen full-sized school buses pack a 3.8 mile figure-8 track and race 20 laps to crown a victor. The story follows three drivers and the track promoter during a three-week intensive push to prepare for race night. The doc will be released via VOD and iTunes on March 21.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) wants to save his crumbling theater, so he puts on the singing competition of a lifetime in this musical family film, ready for home viewing March 21 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand. There's more than an hour of bonus footage, including three all-new mini movies, character profiles, music videos, a whole lot more of Gunter, and "The Making of SING."

    Here's an exclusive clip from the bonus features, with a character profile of Tori Kelly as Meena:"Assassin's Creed"
    Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, and Jeremy Irons star in this action film, based on the popular video game franchise, which arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on March 21. The bonus features include 90 minutes of extra content, including cast and filmmaker interviews and never-before-seen footage from production.

    Here's an exclusive clip from the bonus features, with director Justin Kurzel talking about adapting the game for the big screen:"Miss Sloane"
    Jessica Chastain plays ruthless Washington lobbyist Elizabeth Stone, who risks everything when faced with her most formidable opponent yet, in this high-stakes political drama arriving March 21 on DVD and Blu-ray. The discs include the special feature "Lobbying: Winning by Any Means."

    "Live by Night"
    Ben Affleck's Prohibition era passion project arrives on Blu-ray and DVD March 21. The Blu-ray includes several behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted scenes, and commentary from director Affleck. The Ben Affleck Collection will also be available on Blu-ray on March 21, including "Live By Night" along with 2010's "The Town"; 2012's "Argo"; and 2016's "The Accountant."

    Check out Academy Award winner Pedro Almodóvar's 20th feature film when "Julieta" arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on March 21. Emma Suárez and Adriana Ugarte play older and younger versions of the title character in the story of a brokenhearted woman who faces the painful mystery of her long alienation from her daughter. The discs include two bonus featurettes, "Portrait of Julieta" and "Celebrating Director Pedro Almodóvar."

    New on Netflix

    "The Most Hated Woman in America" (Netflix Original Film)Melissa Leo plays Madalyn Murray O'Hair, founder of American Atheists, in this true-crime biopic following the controversial champion's rise to fame and mysterious disappearance. The Netflix original film -- co-starring Josh Lucas, Adam Scott, Vincent Kartheiser, and Juno Temple -- is ready for streaming this Friday, March 24.

    "Grace and Frankie" Season 3 (Netflix Original)Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are back in business as the third season of Netflix's original comedy -- co-starring Martin Sheen, Sam Waterson June Diane Raphael, Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry, Baron Vaughn, and Ernie Hudson -- premieres March 24.

    "Ingobernable" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    The First Lady of Mexico (Kate del Castillo) is a woman of conviction and ideals, but when she loses her faith in her husband she'll need all of her strength to uncover the truth. The Mexican original series arrives on Netflix March 24.

    "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
    If you're not into the Netflix originals this week, you might consider streaming this landmark 1988 crime comedy mixing animation and live-action. Jessica Rabbit -- not bad, just drawn that way -- awaits on March 24.

    TV Worth Watching

    "Dancing With the Stars" Season 24 (Monday on ABC at 8 p.m.)
    It's time to head back to the ballroom to watch 12 baby giraffes take their first awkward steps, live in front of four judges and millions of viewers at home. The spring 2017 cast includes Simone Biles, Charo, Mr T., Nancy Kerrigan, Chris Kattan, Rashad Jennings, Bonner Bolton, Erika Jayne, Normani Kordei, Heather Morris, David Ross, and -- because there's no getting him off any ABC reality show he can find -- Nick Viall.

    "Empire" Season 3 (Wednesday on FOX at 9 p.m.)
    Season 3 finally returns from winter hiatus on March 22 with the spring premiere, "Sound and Fury," guest-starring Rumer Willis. The synopsis promises "an epic clash" for Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and Lucious (Terrence Howard), "fueled by a history of love, loyalty and betrayal."

    "Rogue" Season 4 (Wednesday on Audience at 9 p.m.)
    The fourth and final season of DirecTV/Audience Network's original drama series launches its 10 episodes on March 22. According to Deadline, Season 4 will move the police drama back to San Francisco, with Meaghan Rath joining star Cole Hauser and recent addition Ashley Greene.

    "Superstore" Season 2 (Thursday on NBC at 8 p.m.)
    Just a reminder that this is one of the best comedies on TV today, and -- fun fact -- this week's episode was directed by star America Ferrera in her TV directorial debut. Episode 18 follows "Mateo's Last Day," which, of course, does not go as planned: "When Mateo (Nico Santos) faces complications with his transfer to a Cloud 9 Signature store, he becomes desperate to resolve his undocumented status. Meanwhile, Amy (America Ferrera) helps Glenn (Mark McKinney) battle an Internet troll, Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) try to give Mateo legal counsel, and Dina (Lauren Ash) and Garrett (Colton Dunn) take issue with corporate."

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  25. What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: March 13-19

    041816_PATRIOTSDAY_KB_419.CR2At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

    New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

    "Patriots Day"
    Boston boy Mark Wahlberg re-teamed with director Peter Berg once again to tell this story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the city-wide manhunt that followed. The action-thriller is available on Digital HD March 14, then March 28 on DVD, Blu-ray, 4k Ultra HD Combo Pack, and On Demand. The DVD includes the bonus features "Boston Strong: True Stories of Courage" and "Researching the Day." The digital, Blu-ray, and 4K include both of those extras, and about half a dozen more behind-the-scenes featurettes.

    Check out this exclusive clip with Mark Wahlberg, Peter Berg, and Michelle Monaghan talking about Wahlberg's bond with Boston:"Silence"
    Martin Scorsese directed this story of two Christian missionaries (Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield) who travel to Japan to search for their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) at a time when Christianity was outlawed. The film first arrives on digital platforms March 14, then DVD and Blu-ray March 28. The Blu-ray includes "Martin Scorsese's Journey Into Silence," an in-depth look into the director's quest to make this film, featuring interviews with the cast.

    "You Are Wanted" Season 1 (Amazon)
    In this Amazon Original drama, from Germany, Matthias Schweighofer stars as a young hotel manager whose life is torn apart after his personal data is hacked, and he ends up accused by the police of being a member of a terrorist organization. Check out the series starting March 17.

    "Miss Sloane"
    Jessica Chastain plays ruthless, brilliant Washington lobbyist Elizabeth Stone, who risks everything when faced with her most formidable opponent yet. The high-stakes political drama arrives on digital March 14, then March 21 on DVD and Blu-ray. The discs include the special feature "Lobbying: Winning By Any Means."

    "Striking Out" (Acorn TV)
    This Acorn TV Original Series is having its exclusive U.S. premiere on St. Patrick's Day. It's perfect timing for the story of a successful Dublin lawyer, engaged to a fellow solicitor, whose life is turned upside down after she discovers her fiancé in bed with a colleague. So she strikes out on her own, starting an unconventional private practice. Stream Ireland's No. 1 new drama on Acorn.TV starting March 17.

    New on DVD and Blu-ray

    Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence play two Avalon spaceship passengers who wake up 90 years too early in their planned 120-year trip to another planet. What went wrong, and can they do anything about it? Watch and see when the action-romance arrives on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD on March 14. Bonus features include outtakes from the set, "Casting the Passengers," "Creating the Avalon," "On Set With Chris Pratt," and "Space on Screen: The Visual Effects of Passengers."

    Here's an exclusive clip from the Avalon featurette:"Solace"
    Sir Anthony Hopkins plays a retired physician with psychic powers, enlisted by an FBI Special Agent (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) to help solve a series of homicides. Colin Farrell and Abbie Cornish co-star in the thriller, which is available on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD on March 14. Special features include commentary with director Afonso Poyart, and a featurette called "Visions and Voices: The Making of Solace."

    Here's an exclusive clip from the making-of featurette, featuring Anthony Hopkins discussing his character's psychic powers:"Fences"
    Viola Davis just won an Oscar for her role in this 1950s-set drama, adapted from the play by August Wilson, starring Oscar nominee Denzel Washington, who also directed. The movie is available on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand March 14. The Blu-ray includes more than 30 minutes of bonus content, including interviews with the cast and crew, a visit to the Pittsburgh set, a feature on adapting the story from stage to screen, and more.

    "Collateral Beauty"
    A successful New York advertising executive (Will Smith) questions the universe after a tragedy, writing to Love, Time, and Death. The drama co-stars Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Michael Peña, Naomie Harris, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, and Jacob Latimore. It arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on March 14, including the bonus feature "A Modern Fable: Discovering Collateral Beauty."

    New on Netflix

    "Marvel's Iron Fist" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
    "Game of Thrones" alum Finn Jones stars as billionaire martial arts expert Danny Rand/Iron Fist in this latest Netflix series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's the fourth show in a series leading up to "The Defenders" crossover miniseries, following "Daredevil," "Jessica Jones," and "Luke Cage." The 13 episodes of "Iron Fist" are available for streaming on Friday, March 17.

    "Pandora" (Netflix Original Film)
    In this 2016 South Korean action-thriller, an earthquake strikes a small town causing explosions at the local nuclear power plan. Things quickly spiral out of control, leading to a nation-wide panic. Watch the catastrophe play out on Netflix, starting March 17.

    "Pete's Dragon" & "The BFG"
    Disney is dropping two recent adaptations on Netflix this week: "Pete's Dragon," starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, and Oakes Fegley, is available March 14; "The BFG," directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Mark Rylance as the Big Friendly Giant, arrives March 15.

    TV Worth Watching

    "This Is Us" Season 1 (Tuesday on NBC at 9 p.m.)
    THIS IS US -- "Moonshadow" Episode118 -- Pictured: Milo Ventimiglia as Jack -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)Grab an entire box of tissues, 'cause it's time for the "This Is Us" season finale. Will we get at least part of Jack Pearson's (Milo Ventimiglia) big story? Apparently the full picture isn't coming until later, but whatever happens is sure to break a few hearts. Here's the synopsis for "Moonshadow": "Jack heads to Cleveland to make things right with Rebecca on the night of her first big gig with the band. Randall, Kate and Kevin make big decisions about their futures."

    "The Originals" Season 4 (Friday on The CW at 8 p.m.)
    There are 13 episodes to Season 4, and they begin with "Gather up the Killers." Here's The CW's synopsis, beginning "Five years later... On the fifth anniversary of Klaus' (Joseph Morgan) defeat, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) is king of the city and welcomes the un-sired vampires to New Orleans, only to find they pose an unexpected threat to his rule, leading him to seek counsel from an unlikely source. Meanwhile, as Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) closes in on the cure that will allow her to revive Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and the slumbering Mikaelsons, she faces a final task that will force her to make a ruthless decision."

    "Trial & Error" (Tuesday on NBC at 10 p.m.)
    A guy allegedly murdering his wife seems like a strange topic for a quirky sitcom starring John Lithgow, but so be it. Lithgow plays a poetry professor arrested for the brutal murder of his wife. His bright-eyed lawyer (Nicholas D'Agotso) comes down from New York to East Peck, S.C., to defend the professor in his first big case. After meeting his "eccentric" client and oddball team, he realizes he's in over his head. The comedy co-stars Jayma Mays, Sherri Shepherd, Steven Boyer, and Krysta Rodriguez.

    "Cries From Syria" (Monday on HBO at 10 p.m.)
    This searing documentary on the humanitarian crisis in Syria, and the civil war that has ravaged the country for the past five years, is narrated by Helen Mirren and debuts on the sixth anniversary of the Syrian uprising. After the March 13 premiere, the film will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand, and affiliate portals.

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