If you’re looking for something new to watch this weekend, you have a lot of choices. From Kate Winslet’s new show to a Chadwick Boseman special, HL has a list of what’s worth watching.
Spring TV is now in session, and there’s more than enough new content to go around. This April, the big networks and streaming services are debuting new and exciting TV shows, movies, and specials for viewers to enjoy. This weekend alone features the premieres of exciting new TV movies and series.
HollywoodLife has rounded up the key things to watch this weekend. There’s a wide range of new content coming out, including Kate Winslet’s highly-anticipated limited series Mare of Easttown. Netflix continues its documentary streak with a look at the late Chadwick Boseman. The first 4 episodes of Younger’s final season are out now, and the ACMs will air Sunday night. Here’s a list of notable movies and TV shows to watch from March 16 to March 18 across networks and streaming services.
‘Mare of Easttown‘
Oscar winner Kate Winslet is back on TV in one of her best roles to date. The first episode of Mare of Easttown premieres April 18 at 10 p.m. ET on HBO. Kate stars as Mare Sheehan, a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder as life crumbles around her. Mare of Easttown is the ultimate slow-burn series with twists that will keep you intrigued from start to finish. Kate anchors the series that also stars Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice, Evan Peters, Guy Pearce, and more.
John Stamos is back on TV in the new Disney+ series Big Shot. The first episode premieres April 16 on the streaming service. John stars as Coach Marvyn Korn, a men’s basketball coach who lands a coaching position at an elite private high school for girls after getting ousted from the NCAA. By learning how to connect with his players, Marvyn starts to grow into the person he’s always hoped to be. The girls learn to take themselves more seriously, finding their footing both on and oﬀ the court. The show also stars Jessalyn Gilsig, Yvette Nicole Brown, and a great ensemble of young actresses.
The highly-anticipated seventh and final season of Younger premiered April 15 with the first 4 episodes on Paramount+ and Hulu. Season 7 picks up after Diana’s wedding with Liza considering Charles’ proposal. Kelsey turns Quinn down, but some speed bumps in her personal and professional life make Kelsey doubt herself. Meanwhile, Lauren’s 30th birthday is out of this world. Will Liza choose Charles? Could she end back up with Josh? Time will tell. The final 8 episodes of the series will premiere weekly. All 6 seasons of Younger are currently available to binge on Paramount+ and Hulu.
Sebastian Stan is having a moment right now. On top of The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, he’s starring in the movie Monday, which opens in select theaters, on Digital Platforms, and VOD on April 16. Sebastian and Denise Gough star as Mickey and Chloe, two Americans in their mid-thirties living in Athens, who meet in the heat of summer one whirlwind weekend. Their chemistry is undeniable and a relationship quickly forms. When Chloe’s time in Greece is drawing to a close, she decides to give up her high-flying job back home and explore whether one weekend’s passion can blossom into something more.
‘Envy: A Seven Deadly Sins Story’
Envy: A Seven Deadly Sins Story premieres April 17 at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime. The movie follows Gabrielle Flores (Rose Rollins), who seemingly has it all until Gabrielle’s father suddenly reveals she has a half-sister named Keisha (Serayah). Gabrielle wants to get to know her sister, but Keisha wants more than a sisterly bond with Gabrielle — she wants Gabrielle’s life. The film also stars Kandi Burruss, Donovan Christie Jr., Gregory Alan Williams, Da Brat, DC Young Fly, Clifton Powell, and Hosea Chanchez.
Prince Philip’s Funeral
The world will bid farewell to Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband who died at 99 on April 9. Viewers in the U.S. can watch live funeral coverage on NBC or stream it on NBC News Now starting at 9:30 a.m. ET on April 17. The funeral for the Duke of Edinburgh will take place at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor and will be a scaled-down memorial due to COVID-19 restrictions. The major royals will be in attendance, including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, and more.
The ACM Awards are one of the biggest nights in country music every year. The Academy of Country Music Awards will air live on April 18 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. The ceremony, hosted by Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton, will feature a number of incredible performers, including Elle King, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Alan Jackson, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, and more. The ACMs will take place from three iconic country music venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and The Bluebird Cafe. The show will also feature performances at legendary locations across the city including the Station Inn, Bridge Building, and on Broadway.
‘Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist’
Netflix is honoring the late Chadwick Boseman with the documentary Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist, which debuts April 16. The special looks back at Chadwick’s incredible work and the impact he had on millions. The Oscar-nominated actor tragically died of colon cancer in August 2020 at the age of 43. Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Danai Gurira, Taylour Paige, Phylicia Rashad, Tate Taylor, Glynn Turman, George C. Wolfe, and more will appear in the special. Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist will be available for a limited 30-day window.
‘Right In Front of Me’
The latest movie from Hallmark’s “Spring Fling” programming event is Right In Front Of Me. The film airs April 17 at 9 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel. Carly Mason (Janel Parrish) owns her own bridal styling business, where her keen eye for fashion has her in great demand by brides planning high-end weddings. She finds herself spending the weekend at a resort where several acquaintances from college are gathered for a wedding. Among them is Matt (Anthony Konechny), Carly’s unrequited crush from their days in the dorm. Carly is invited to participate in the festivities and uses this as a second chance to pursue a relationship with Matt. Meanwhile, Nick (Marco Grazzini), the resort’s junior chef, believes in his culinary talent but hasn’t been able to convince the head chef to put his creations on the menu. Carly is impressed with Chef Nick’s food and offers to connect him with her highend clients. In return, Nick offers to help her catch Matt’s attention. Soon, both Carly and Nick begin to wonder if Matt is really the right man for her.
‘Roll Up Your Sleeves’
Roll Up Your Sleeves is a TV special that will air April 18 at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. It’s an hour-long special educating and encouraging all Americans to get vaccinated to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Roll Up Your Sleeves will be hosted by Ciara and Russell Wilson. The special strives to dispel concerns, provide information, and encourage those who are hesitant to receive a vaccine to participate, all with the goal of increasing the number of people who vaccinate to end the pandemic and allow states to fully reopen so family and friends can gather and reunite. The telecast will feature President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Sterling K. Brown, Lana Condor, Billy Crystal, Eric Dane, Ryan Eggold, Dr. Vin Gupta, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Dale Jarrett, Ken Jeong, Joe Jonas, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Matthew McConaughey, Joel McHale, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kumail Nanjiani, Ellen Pompeo, Amanda Seyfried, Jane Seymour, and Wanda Sykes.