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 July 29 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, July 29
Film follows an aimless aspiring writer (Zoey Deutch) with no friends, no romantic prospects and no social media fan base—inspiring her to “fake” an Instragram-y trip to Paris to boost her following (Hulu).
YA comedy, about the costs and rewards of being a tenaciously ambitious young woman in today’s world, stars Gaten Matarazzo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Amy Keum and Armani Jackson (Paramount+).
SATURDAY, July 30
Follow the Thread
TCM host Alecia Malone and a Hollywood costume designer dives into the closets of some of Hollywood’s most iconic movies to trace—follow the thread, get it?—the synergistic relationship between film and fashion with (TCM and HBO).
An entrepreneur pitches his “purrrrr-fect” product for keeping felines entertained; a set of parents have a novel idea to make potty training kids a bit easier; an inventor makes a new kind of measuring tool (10 p.m., ABC).
SUNDAY, July 31
City on a Hill
In season three of the Boston-based, crooked cop/crusading crimefighter drama, former FBI agent Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon) is now working as private security for a wealthy family, and life is good—until an investigation by the assistant district attorney (Aldis Hodge) opens up the past and his buried secrets rise to the surface (10 p.m., Showtime).
Alex vs America
Competing cooks from all over the country try to best one of the most formidable cooks in America, Iron Chef Alex Guamaschelli, and take home up to $15,000 (9 p.m., Food Network).
MONDAY, Aug. 1
Eight-episode second season of the drama follows a group of young London international bankers making their way, making money and making out in a sex- and drug-fueled blitz of frenzied ambition. With Myha’la Herrold, Marisa Abela and David Jonsson (HBO Max).
Snake in the Grass
Radio personality Bobby Bones hosts this new survival-endurance competition in which groups of players are dropped into the wild for 36 hours to compete in a series of grueling and mind-twisting challenges—and also determine who among them is the “snake,” or saboteur, on a mission to wreck their chances of winning (11 p.m., USA Network).
TUESDAY, Aug. 2
Joel McHale hosts this new food competition in which pairs of celebs attempt to settle their scores in the kitchen, squashing the “beefs” and finding out who’s the hottest cook in the Hollywood Hills (10 p.m., E!)
Summer Under the Stars
This month-long block of special programming spotlights the films of a different “star” every day. And today it’s Jean Arthur, the Broadway and film actress whose career began in the silent era and went on to become known for her screwball comedies, including The Talk of the Town, Only Angels Have Wings, The Devil and Miss Jones and The More the Merrier (beginning 6 a.m., TCM).
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3
CMA Music Fest
Dierks Bentley and Elle King host this three-hour concert special, taped earlier this summer in Nashville during the annual star-studded festival event sponsored by the Country Music Association (8 p.m., ABC).
The Green Planet: Human Worlds
Host Sir David Attenborough explores how humans are helping plants, many of which are facing extinction (8 p.m., PBS).
THURSDAY, Aug. 4
All or Nothing: Arsenal
Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya narrates this sports-doc series about Arsenal—the Premier League soccer club from Manchester, England—during a crucial season as they focus on beating their formidable Euro rivals and clawing their way to a championship (Prime Video).
The voice cast for this animated feature film about the unluckiest person in the world includes Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Simon Pegg, Lil Rey Howrey and John Ratzenberger—and it’s produced by Oscar-winning animation guru John Lasseter, whose other projects include Toy Story and Cars (Apple TV+).
AT THE MOVIES
The Office star B.J. Novack wrote, directed and stars in Vengeance, about a New York City radio host who attempts to solve the murder of a girl he once hooked up, traveling into the Southwest to investigate the circumstances of her death. With Dove Cameron and Ashton Kutcher.
Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson reteam for D.C. League of Super-Pets, an animated action-comedy romp about dogs belonging to the superheroes Superman and Batman, who form an alliance of rescue animals to come to the aid of the famous owners. Listen for Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, John Krasinski, Keanu Reeves, Mark Maron and Olivia Wilde.