‘The Boys,’ ‘A.P. Bio,’ ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things,’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week.


Planet Earth: A Celebration: Eight of the most spectacular segments from Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II are highlighted in this new special featuring new narration from David Attenborough. Premiere. 7 p.m., BBC, AMC, IFC, Sundance

All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspurs: Tom Hardy narrates this documentary about the Premier League Spurs team, the soccer team my husband is completely obsessed with for reasons I do not understand. Premiere. Amazon

Back to the Future marathon: What I would give for a time-traveling Delorean these days …  6 p.m., WGN


Transplant: A Syrian doctor and his sister try to make a new life in Canada in this transplanted medical drama. You saw what I did there. Series premiere.  9 p.m., NBC

16 and Recovering: Northshore Recovery High welcomes students recovering from drug and mental health issues in this new docuseries. Series premiere. 8 p.m., MTV

Yeti or Not: YETI OR NOT! God bless whoever came up with this title. 7 p.m., Animal Planet


Chef’s Table: BBQ: Pitmasters from Mexico, Australia, South Carolina, and, of course, Texas are showcased in this gorgeously filmed love letter to smoke meats. Premiere.  Netflix

MTV’s Ghosted: Love Gone Missing: Rachel Lindsay and Travis Mills are back to hunt down ghosters and help people find the closure they need while stuck in their homes. Season premiere. 8 p.m., MTV

Purge marathon: No reason. 6 p.m., FX


A.P. Bio: The darkest and funniest high school comedy out there was saved by NBC’s streaming service, thank goodness. Season three premiere. Peacock

Raised by Wolves: Ridley Scott is the producer of this new sci-fi series about a pair of androids tasked with raising a group of human children on a strange planet. Series premiere. HBO Max

Young Wallander: A prequel to the popular British crime series about Police Inspector Wallander, starring Kenneth Branagh (which you can watch on HBO Max), this new series focuses on his adventures when he was … younger. Series premiere.  Netflix

Love, Guaranteed: Damon Wayans Jr. and Rachel Leigh Cook — both of whom I really like — star in what looks to be a completely unoriginal romantic comedy. Netflix


The Boys: The Boys continue their mission to expose “The Seven” in the second season. Season premiere (episodes will be released weekly). Amazon

Away: Hillary Swank stars in this series as an astronaut bound for Mars, and leaving behind her husband and child. Series premiere. Netflix

I’m Thinking of Ending Things: Jessie Buckley, Jesse Plemons, Toni Collette and David Thewlis star in this Charlie Kaufman movie about a trip to meet the boyfriend’s parents that turns everything on its head. Premiere.  Netflix

Noughts + Crosses: A pair of star-crossed lovers are kept apart by racism and prejudice in this British sci-fi series. Series premiere. Peacock

Mulan: Shell out nearly $30 to watch this live-action version in your living room! Disney+


21 Bridges: The recently passed Chadwick Boseman stars in this crime drama. May his memory be a blessing. 8 p.m., Showtime

V.C. Andrews marathon: Get your trash TV on all day. 11 a.m., Lifetime


Power Book II: Ghost: Tariq navigates his new life and tries to shed his father’s legacy in this sequel to the popular series, Power. Series premiere. 8 p.m., Starz

Top Gear: Season 28 premiere. 7 p.m., BBCAmerica

Black Panther: Another way to honor Chadwick Boseman, with perhaps his most famous role. 6 p.m., & 9 p.m. TBS

3 thoughts on “‘The Boys,’ ‘A.P. Bio,’ ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things,’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week.

  1. Also for Saturday: You may want to check your supply of bourbon, powdered sugar, and mint leaves. Then tune in to NBC at 1:30pm, which will give you plenty of time to reach your chosen level of sozzlement for the 6pm horse race.

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