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 Aug. 26 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, Aug. 26
When his wife (Regina King) leaves to take their kids on a vacation, a stay-at-home dad (Kevin Hart) reunites with his childhood friend (Mark Wahlberg) and soon find themselves in a wild, off-the-rails adventure (Netflix).
Diary of an Old Home
Homeowners show off original features and renovations that make their older homes unique, while sharing their passion for preserving the past, in this new reality series (Discovery+).
SATURDAY, Aug. 27
The $100,000 Pyramid
Jeopardy host Ken Jennings goes toe to toe with TV host Ross Mathews, then RuPaul (host of the Emmy-winning RuPaul’s Drag Race) competes against Carson Cressley (10 p.m., ABC).
Well, what in the world could this be about? Maybe a wealthy businesswoman (Jessica Morris) who falls for a sexy bodyguard (Ross Jirgle), who might be involved in a plot to kill her? Yep, sounds about right! (8 p.m., Lifetime).
SUNDAY, Aug. 28
Mary Kay Letoureau: Notes on a Scandal
Take an inside look at the real-life illicit student-teacher relationship that became headline-making news in 1997 (9 p.m., ID and streaming on Discovery+).
Video Music Awards
Kendrick Lamar, Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X, Harry Styles, Doja Cat and Taylor Swift are among the top nominees for this annual event honoring the year’s hottest artists, music vids and moments. It airs live from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (MTV).
MONDAY, Aug. 29
Keep This Between Us
New two-night docuseries explores “grooming”—manipulative and coercive behavior by abusers—in U.S. high schools, following one woman’s journey to reexamine her past relationship with a trusted teacher (9 p.m., Freeform).
America’s National Parks
Country superstar Garth Brooks narrates this visually spectacular coast-to-coast tour of the natural wonders of our national parks, both large and tiny (National Geographic).
TUESDAY, Aug. 30
Steve Carell stars in this new psychological thriller about a therapist held hostage by a serial killer. With Domhnall Gleason, David Alan Grier and Linda Edmond (Hulu).
I Am a Killer
New docuseries shares the true stories of death row inmates who’ve been found guilty of murder (Netflix).
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31
Guy’s Ultimate Game Night
Chef and food personality Guy Fieri blends fun with food as Hollywood celebs bring their friends and families to his Flavortown Lounge for food, drinks and game-night competitions (9 p.m., Food Network).
Tonight begins a new season of adventures for the high school student (Brec Bessinger) who becomes the nucleus of a group of superheroes fated to become comic-book famous as the Justice League (8 p.m., The CW).
THURSDAY, Sept. 1
Love in the Villa
A young woman (Kat Graham) takes a trip to a romantic getaway in Italy after a breakup, only to find that the villa she reserved is over-booked—and that she’ll have to share it with a handsome stranger (Tom Hooper) (Netflix).
Race for the Championship
Racing fans will rev up for this new docuseries about the drivers and teams of the NASCAR Cup Series, featuring driver champions Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano and others (10 p.m., USA).
AT THE MOVIES
Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba star in Three Thousand Years of Longing, about a scholar, a mystic man, and an offer of three wishes.
A young woman’s trip to England takes a creepy turn into nightmare territory in The Invitation, starring Nathalie Emmanuel (she was Missandei on Game of Thrones) and Thomas Doherty (from TV’s Gossip Girl).