What to Watch this Weekend: The Pogues are back in town in Outer Banks season 2

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FRIDAY

The Pursuit of Love

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

Series Debut
Turn back the clock with Amazon Prime Video's highly-anticipated adaptation of Nancy Mitford's 1945 novel, The Pursuit of Love. Written and directed by Emily Mortimer, the female-driven period drama stars Lily James along with Dominic West, Andrew Scott, and Emily Beecham and is set in pre-WWII Europe as political divisions divide the nation but the upper-class Radlett family women are consumed by a desire for love and marriage instead. As Linda (James), the most beautiful and wayward daughter, and her best friend and cousin Fanny (Beecham) hunt for the ideal husband, their friendship will be put to the test as Fanny settles for a steady life and Linda decides to follow her heart to increasingly wild and outrageous places. The series promises to explore questions of growing up, freedom, friendship, sex, and the mysteries of love, all in a romantic, at times comedic, but ultimately tragic drama. —Sydney Bucksbaum

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Watch the Sound With Mark Ronson

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Apple TV+

Series Debut
Sure, a docuseries where each episode revolves around a gadget sounds more Science Channel than MTV, but bring in Grammy and Oscar-winning music producer Mark Ronson to host, and all of the sudden even the most casual music fans get hooked in by moments like Dave Grohl sharing a nice anecdote about how Kurt Cobain used a strobe light to get the band in sync for Nirvana performances, a quick demonstration of how a sample results in a catchy tune, and Charli XCX schooling the "Uptown Funk" artist on how to make singing with maximum autotune sound artful. —Marcus Jones

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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Disney+

Season Finale
It's curtains for High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 2, and if you think the meta-comedy is ending this season without more musical theater hijinks and romantic intrigue, then what show have you been watching all this time?! It's finally time for the all-important Menkies — that's the Alan Menken high school musical theater awards, of course — but how will East High's Beauty and the Beast measure up to North High's ridiculously professional performance? Only one way to find out: by streaming the season 2 finale. —S.B.

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Jungle Cruise

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Disney+ (with Premier Access)

You won't need a Fastpass for this movie — but you will need $30 to watch it via Disney+ Premier Access if you choose to avoid a movie theater. Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt star in this inspired-by-the-attraction adventure, Jungle Cruise, as a wisecracking skipper (Johnson) and researcher (Blunt) trying to find a very special tree. Their journey down the Amazon River brings them face to face with dangerous animals, villains galore (Paul Giamatti! Jesse Plemons! Edgar Ramirez!), and supernatural forces lurking in the rainforest. It's all the fun of the ride, minus the humidity and mosquitos.

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Outer Banks

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Netflix

Season Premiere
All's fair in love and treasure hunts. It's finally time to reunite with your favorite Pogues as Outer Banks season 2 drops Friday. And if you thought season 1's hunt for the Royal Merchant gold was wild, you haven't seen anything yet. From high speed chases to alligator attacks to massive explosions and even, gulp, dead bodies, this Netflix series cranked up the intensity this season. But really all we want to know is if JJ (Rudy Pankow) and Kiara (Madison Bailey) finally get together — sorry Pope (Jonathan Daviss)! — and if John B (Chase Stokes) and Sarah (Madelyn Cline) will stay together. We've got our priorities in order! —S.B.

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Hear more on all of this weekend's must-see picks, plus Chase Stokes on what to expect in Outer Banks season 2, in EW's What to Watch podcast, hosted by Gerrad Hall.

What Else to Watch

Streaming

Centaurworld (animated children's series debut) — Netflix

The Demi Lovato Show (series debut) — The Roku Channel

Movies

The Last MercenaryNetflix

Five Rules of Success — Digital

Masquerade — Digital/VOD

Ride the Eagle — Digital/VOD

The Exchange — Digital/VOD

Finding Kendrick Johnson (doc) — VOD

Enemies of the State — VOD

8 p.m.

Secret Celebrity RenovationCBS

Burden of Truth (season premiere) — The CW

9 p.m.

20/20ABC

Love IslandCBS

DynastyThe CW

Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (series debut) — National Geographic

SATURDAY

8 p.m.

Eden: Untamed PlanetAMC/BBC America

You're Not Safe Here (movie) — Lifetime

9 p.m.

48 Hours (back-to-back episodes) — CBS

Love, For Real (movie) — Hallmark

SUNDAY

Wipeout: The Suicide Squad Special

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH — 9 p.m. on TBS

The cast of the DC super-antihero movie The Suicide Squad is taking over Wipeout, with cameos from Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, David Dastmalchian, and Daniela Melchior — though, sadly, none of them take on the Big Balls. The movie's writer-director James Gunn will also stop by — much to the chagrin of Wipeout host and Suicide Squad star John Cena, but much to the delight of his co-host Nicole Byer. Tune in to see if she nails it when Gunn offers her an opportunity to audition for him. —Tyler Aquilina

What Else to Watch

Check local listings

Road Runners (doc) — World Channel/PBS app platforms

8 p.m.

Celebrity Family FeudABC

36th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards BET

The Real Housewives of PotomacBravo

Big BrotherCBS

The End (back-to-back episodes) — Showtime

Power Book III: Raising KananStarz

9 p.m.

Kevin Can F**k Himself (season finale) — AMC

Love IslandCBS

History of the SitcomCNN

Wellington ParanormalThe CW

War of the Worlds (season finale) — Epix

The White LotusHBO

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (season finale) — National Geographic

The Chi (season finale) — Showtime

BlindspottingStarz

9:30 p.m.

Dead PixelsThe CW

The DeceivedStarz

10 p.m.

Domina (season finale) — Epix

Black Monday (season finale) — Showtime

10:30 p.m.

Flatbush Misdemeanors (season finale) — Showtime

11 p.m.

Rick and MortyAdult Swim

*times are ET and subject to change

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