Leave It to Beaver
SUNDAY: The passing of Tony Dow this week introduced again a flood of reminiscences for generations weaned on the antics of Beaver Cleaver (Jerry Mathers) and his idealized sitcom household—together with Dow as earnest older brother Wally—in Beaver, which aired from 1957 to 1963 on CBS and ABC, and perpetually in syndication. A five-hour marathon tribute options a few of Dow’s most memorable episodes, with titles together with “Wally’s Job,” “Wally’s Weekend Job,” “Wally’s Car,” “Wally’s New Suit” and “Wally’s Practical Joke.” (Things have been easier then, no less than on TV.) Come for the concord, keep for the light, timeless humor.
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
SATURDAY: The reboot of the famed Nineties youngsters’ horror sequence returns with a miniseries (via Aug. 13) titled Ghost Island. This resort vacation spot is the place 4 greatest mates, forming a brand new Midnight Society, uncover terrors lurking in one of many lodge’s locked rooms—Room 13, naturally—within the first of two back-to-back episode
City on a Hill
SUNDAY: The third season of the Boston-set crime drama opens with ex-FBI agent Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon) touchdown on his toes as safety chief for a rich Beacon Hill household. Their shady shenanigans will finally pressure him to cross paths once more with bold ADA Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge), who’s briefly off to Brooklyn to cope with private issues. In a subplot paying homage to The Wire, lawyer Siobhan Quays (Lauren E. Banks) leaves her posh regulation agency for a job on the ACLU, the place her case involving a development employee injured on the Big Dig offers her a first-hand schooling concerning the depths of the town’s corruption.
Naked and Afraid XL
SUNDAY: Kind of makes you miss Shark Week already. One of the channel’s hottest survival franchises returns with an all-star “Frozen” version assured to take your thoughts off the most recent warmth wave. Four groups of three, comprised of fan favorites (together with three from the present season of Naked and Afraid XL), are dropped into the frigid snowbanks of Montana’s Rocky Mountains with the same old lack of primary facilities. Warmth, shelter and sustenance are clearly priorities, however including to the problem are the beasts of the forests waking from hibernation: mountain lions, wolves and grizzly bears, oh my.
Inside Weekend TV:
- Flowers in the Attic: The Origin (Saturday, 8/7c, Lifetime): The miniseries prequel to V.C. Andrews’ twisted saga ends with obsessive mom Olivia (Jemima Rooper), having misplaced and sacrificed a lot, warping into the monster who will sooner or later lock her grandchildren away in that blasted attic.
- Riverdale (Sunday, 8/7c, The CW): In the finale of the sixth and next-to-last season, Archie (KJ Apa) and the gang rally to avoid wasting the city from its biggest menace but—till the subsequent one.
- Becoming Elizabeth (Sunday, 9/8c, Starz): With a brand new Lord Protector in cost, younger princesses Elizabeth (Alicia von Rittberg) and Mary (Romola Garai) discover themselves on the mercy of their youthful brother Edward (Oliver Zetterström) within the penultimate episode of the historic drama’s first season.
- Alex vs. America (Sunday, 9/8c, Food Network): Iron Chef and Chopped decide Alex Guarnaschelli is among the many best of kitchen masters, and every week places her fame on the road by dealing with three contestants from totally different states with experience in a selected delicacies—within the season opener, Italian meals—who attempt to out-cook her in entrance of a panel of friends.
- Love Life (Sunday, 10/9c, TBS): If you missed it on HBO Max, the romcom anthology’s second season begins a weekly linear run, starring The Good Place’s William Jackson Harper (at present in Peacock’s The Resort) as Marcus, an unhappily married e book editor who finds a brand new soulmate, the magnetic Mia (Jessica Williams), on the marriage ceremony of Season 1 heroine Darby (Anna Kendrick). The course of their rocky love affair performs out over 10 episodes.
- Forensic Files II (Sunday, 10/9c, HLN): Get your true-crime repair with back-to-back episodes of the long-running franchise, returning with accounts of a 24-year-old criminology scholar discovered murdered in East New York after leaving a SoHo bar, and the thriller of a 79-year-old girl discovered shot in her own residence.