14 Things to Watch Aug. 5 – Aug. 11: Inside the Rolling Stones,’Password’ honors Betty White & Kevin Bacon goes to campAugust 5, 2022
Wondering what to watch next week? Here’s the scoop on what you’ll want to be watching as you head into the weekend of Aug. 5 on network and cable television, streaming and on-demand. Whatever your platform—HBO, Showtime, Acorn, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu—we’ve got you covered with what to watch. Plus, check out what’s new on Blu-ray and DVD, and hot new movies opening next week. Let’s get watching!
FRIDAY, Aug. 5
All-new action-thriller entry in the Predator franchise stars Amber Midthunder as a young Comanche woman 300 years ago who encounters a highly evolved alien creature (Hulu).
Kevin Bacon stars in this LGBTQIA-empowerment horror-slasher flick set in a gay conversion camp. With Anna Chlumsky (Peacock).
SATURDAY, Aug. 6
Stephen Dillane, Lydia Leonard and James D’Arcy star in this original streaming film thriller about politics in Great Britain and a shady foreign power seeking to infiltrate the election, unleash agents of chaos and upset the world order (Ovation TV).
Family or Fiance
New episodes of the social-experiment series hosted by relationship coach Tracy McMillan bring more real-life couples and their disapproving families together to air out their differences (9 p.m. Own).
SUNDAY, Aug. 7
Mendendez Brothers: Misjudged?
Documentary reexamines the 1990 case of Erik and Lyle Mendendez’s shocking murder of their parents, which opened up courtroom revelations about a lifetime of sexual, physical and emotional abuse (9 p.m., ID).
My Life as a Rolling Stone
Mick Jagger kicks off this new rock-doc series about the members of the world’s most famous—and longest-lasting—rock bands (9 p.m., Epix).
MONDAY, Aug. 8
Four fan-favorite mother-daughter duos (and three new ones) return for a new season, about moms and their not-so-baby girls who share everything, from bathwater and bedrooms to boyfriends (9 p.m., TLC).
Darby & Jones
New mystery series stars Australian actor Bryan Brown and Italy’s Greta Scacchi as a pair of odd-couple crime solvers seeking adventures in their RV (Acorn TV).
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TUESDAY, Aug. 9
Big Bad Budget Battle
Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond hosts this new cooking competition celebrating home cooks who know how to stretch a dollar and feed a family for an entire week (10 p.m., Food Network).
Keke Palmer (who most recently starred in director Jordan Peele’s NOPE) hosts this primetime revival (executive produced by Jimmy Kimmel) of the classic game show that pairs celebrities with contestants from across the country for a series of “guess-the-word” competitions. And tonight’s episode will salute the late great Betty White, a Password celebrity-player mainstay in the 1960s and ‘70s (10 p.m., NBC).
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10
Indian Matchmaking have art
Season two of the reality series begins, with the premier matchmaker in Mumbai, Sima Tapiara, returning to help more millennials find their perfect partners (Netflix).
I Am Groot
Series of five new animated adventures—all available today—follows the continuing adventures of Baby Groot, the little tree (voiced by Vin Diesel) from the Guardians of the Galaxy movie-verse (Disney+).
THURSDAY, Aug. 11
Australian comedy-drama series—revolving around a high school girl and her unplanned baby—stars Nathalie Morris, Claudia Karvan and Carlos Sanson Jr. (8 p.m., The CW).
Six hardy competitors push themselves to the limit in this new series spinoff from the Alone franchise, using all their survival skills after they are each dropped off—alone, yes—on the frigid North Atlantic coast of Labrador, Canada, just as winter is settling in (History).
NEW ON DVD
Irish actress Jesse Buckley—the murderous nurse in the most recent season of Fargo, the unnamed female on a mysterious journey in I’m Thinking of Ending Things and and the younger version of the “lost daughter” in The Lost Daughter—stars in Men (Lionsgate Home Entertainment), a modern horror fable about male toxicity set in a small, spooky British burgh. But watch for award-winning British stage actor Rory Kinnear… everywhere! In a variety of get-ups, he plays almost all the “men” in Men!…
Lily James and Sebastian Stan star in Pam & Tommy (Lionsgate Home Entertainment), the story—originally airing as a Hulu series—of how a leaked sex tape rocked the world of the superstar couple in the Wild West days of the internet. Seth Rogan and Nick Offerman play the handyman and the pornographer who obtained the purloined videotape and illegally distributed it.
AT THE MOVIES
Brad Pitt dodges bullets on Bullet Train, about a group of assassins all competing for the same thing on the world’s fastest rail vehicle as it zips across Japan.
Standup comedian Jo Koy stars in Easter Sunday, a comedy about a family get-together, loosely based on his own experiences. The comedy also features Tiffany Haddish, Tia Carrere, Jimmy O. Yang and Lou Diamond Phillips.
Bodies Bodies Bodies is a horror comedy about a group of rich 20-somethings who plan a party at a creepy old mansion, and what happens when the snipping and backstepping get real. With Amandia Stenberg and Maria Bakalova.
Lena Dunham directs (and also appears) in Sharp Stick, a provocative comedy about a young woman (Kristine Froseth)in Los Angeles who gets an eye-opening education in sexuality and power when she begins a relationship with an older man. With Jon Bernthal and Scott Speedman.