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 Sept. 9 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, Sept. 9
Jon Bernthal stars in this new streaming series, a re-imagining of the steamy 1980 film that featured Richard Gere, as an ex-con trying to reconcile his former life in the Los Angeles sex trade with his lover, his mother—and whoever framed him. Co-starring Gretchen Moll and Rosie O’Donnell (9 p.m., Showtime).
Capital One College Bowl
Quiz teams from schools and universities of all sizes vie for scholarships (and bragging rights) in this bracketed competition series, hosted by football superstar Peyton Manning and his brother Cooper (Peacock).
House of Hammer
Documentary brings to light the deep-rooted debauchery, deceit, abuse and addiction in the family of actor Armie Hammer, whose alleged crimes and creepy inclinations turned out to be only the tip of an unsettling iceberg (Discovery+).
SATURDAY, Sept. 10
House of Chains
Mena Suvari and Greyston Holt star in this drama about a seemingly normal family whose dark secrets—and their abused, imprisoned children—remained hidden for years (8 p.m., Lifetime).
New season of the docuseries continues with profiles of famous footballers, commentators and coaches, including Walter Peyton, Troy Aikman, John Madden, Ray Lewis, Tony Dungee and Jimmy Johnson (10 p.m., Epix)
SUNDAY, Sept. 11
The hit reality series—about polygamous living in modern-day America—returns for a new season with more domestic drama from Kody Brown and his four wives (10 p.m., TLC).
If you hated saying bye-bye to Nashville, then say howdy to this new country music drama, starring country hitmaker Trace Adkins and Oscar winner Susan Sarandon as a power couple atop a troubled musical dynasty. With appearances by real-life entertainers, including Shania Twain, Martina McBride, Little Big Town and Tanya Tucker (following the NFL games, Fox).
The Serpent Queen
New historical drama puts an edgy contemporary spin on Catherine de Medicii, the ruthless 1500’s French queen (Samantha Morton) who became one of the most influential rulers of the Middle Ages (8 p.m., Starz).
MONDAY, Sept. 12
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The Jennifer Hudson Show have art
The actress—who’s already earned EGOT status by winning an Oscar, a Grammy, an Emmy and a Tony—adds to her resume with her own daytime talk show (check local listings, Fox).
The Emmy Awards
Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson hosts this 74th annual three-hour live event honoring the best of television during the previous year (8 p.m., NBC).
TUESDAY, Sept. 13
The Come Up
New unscripted reality series follows six young “creators” and influencers—ready to shake up the world—as they feel their way through post-pandemic New York City pursuing life, love and art on their own terms (Freeform).
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14
The Handmaid’s Tale
Season five of the hit dystopian drama finds June (Elisabeth Moss) struggling to redefine her identity and purpose, while fighting Gilead from a distance with Luke (O-T Fagbene) and Moira (Samira Wiley) and making plans to reunite with Hannah (Jordana Blake) (Hulu).
Sins of Our Mother
Documentary looks at the troubling real-life case of Lori Fallow, who became the most notorious mother in America when she was charged, tried and jailed—awaiting trail—on charges of murdering the two youngest of her two children, her fourth husband and her fifth husband’s wife (Netflix).
THURSDAY, Sept. 15
Based on the YA paranormal romantic fiction novels of Richelle Mead, this new streaming series—about relationships, death, sex and scandal inside the walls of a British institute for the training of vampires—stars Daniela Nieves, Sisi Stringer and Kieron Moore (Peacock).
Danish streaming series about an undercover expert (Carsten Bjornlund) and a homicide detective (Marie Bach Hansen) sent to investigate the murder of a young German woman while posing as husband and wife (Topic).
NEW ON DVD
Director Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment), a lavishly epic exploration of the life and music of Elvis Presley, arrives with a load of bonus features. There’s a making-of doc, a feature the movie’s over-the-top style, and a look at filming locations in Australia that doubled for the American South.
The late horror maestro George (Night of the Living Dead) Romero made an early movie, on commission from the Lutheran Society (!), called The Amusement Park, and it’s now been remastered and released on DVD. It’s a wild-ride allegory about the ravages of getting old and aging, and horror fans will dig it for seeing how the director’s style and sensibilities were unnervingly intact, even back in 1975.
AT THE MOVIES
In Barbarian, a young woman (Georgia Campbell) finds herself in a real-life nightmare when she spends the night in a house with a stranger. With Bill Skarsgård (the evil clown from It) and Justin Long.
Brahmastra Part One: Shiva
This cosmic adventure swirls around an Indian DJ who finds a strange connection to fire—and a supernatural weapon capable of destroying the universe. Starring Amitabh Bachchan and her husband, Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor.