10 Brand-New TV Shows and Movies to Watch This Week
Attention everyone: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again officially hits theaters this weekend, and that's all you need to know. I mean, Cher is in it. What more do you want?
OK, so that's not the only thing you need to know about this week. There are nine other great new TV shows and movies debuting this week, from The Real Housewives of Orange County to Trial & Error: Lady Killer. Here's everything you need to queue up.
Sunday, July 15
The History of Comedy: The new season of this Sean Hayes-produced docu-series premieres tonight. These episodes expand on last season, tackling comedy in animation, comedy duos/teams, sketch comedy and family-friendly comedy, among other topics. 10 P.M. ET on CNN
Monday, July 16
The Real Housewives of Orange County: There's no better time for the O.C. housewives than summer, really. 9 P.M. ET on Bravo
Southern Charm Savannah: Or Southern Charm Savannah, for that matter. Take it from someone who's been to Savannah. 10 P.M. ET on Bravo
Tuesday, July 17
Fear Factor: Another season of this hit reboot, hosted by Ludacris, comes back tonight. Why are we so enamored by people eating cockroaches? 10 P.M. ET on MTV
Wednesday, July 18
The 2018 ESPYS: For people who love sports! 8 P.M. ET on ABC
Thursday, July 19
Trial & Error: Lady Killer: Season two of this anthology series that spoofs our culture's true-crime obsession kicks off tonight. This time, Kristin Chenoweth stars as a woman accused of murdering her husband. 9 P.M. ET on NBC
Snowfall: Los Angeles' first crack cocaine epidemic in 1983 is explored in this FX series, which goes into its second season this evening.10 P.M. ET on FX
Friday, July 20
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: It's like the first Mamma Mia! except Cher's in it. Ergo, it's even better. In theaters
Breaking Big: Hosted by Carlos Watson, this PBS series features in-depth profiles of leaders in media, politics, music, food, and more as they explain their path to success. They're all fascinating, but we're especially excited for the episode with Bad Feminist writer Roxane Gay. "It seemed like an interesting opportunity to share information about my work," Gay tells us about the show.
More importantly, though, it's another way to connect with her readers. "Oftentimes people tell me that even though they have different stories, they still feel seen or heard or understood because of my work," she adds. "That is incredibly gratifying because writing is something that happens individually. You know, you're alone with your laptop or the page and you write and you write and you write and you hope that you write something useful and interesting and good. But you don't know. So when readers respond, it's always gratifying." See a sneak peek, below. 8:30 P.M. ET on PBS
Saturday, July 21
Comfort Food Tour: Because all I really want to do is watch people travel to different states and eat pasta. 8 P.M. ET on Food
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