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It’s a busy month of TV—if you’re still not caught up from all of last week’s offerings, here’s a refresher—and the playing field is about to get more crowded again this week. Amazon Prime Video launches the six-episode series Chloe, a mesmerizing psychological thriller starring The Crown’s Erin Doherty. (If you’ll recall, Doherty played Princess Anne for the last two seasons of the Emmy-winning drama and was the show’s secret weapon.)
In this series, though, she stars as a woman who infiltrates the life of an old childhood friend and becomes obsessed with living what she thinks is this girl’s perfect life. (Spoiler alert: It’s not.) Although it’s easy to draw parallels here between Anna Delvey (Inventing Anna) and Elizabeth Holmes (The Dropout), Chloe is its own story without the pomp and circumstance and high-profile media storm.
On a lighter front, two new comedy series also premiere this week, and each one is worth your time. Maya Rudolph stars in Apple TV+’s Loot, about a very rich lady living the life of her dreams until she discovers her husband’s been cheating on her. Then there’s HBO Max’s Gordita Chronicles, set in 1980s Miami, about a family in pursuit of the American dream for their kids. Watch the trailer below—it’s hilarious. (It also has Eva Longoria and Zoe Saldana behind it in producer roles.)
Today also marks Juneteenth, a holiday that celebrates the end of legal slavery in the United States. There will be numerous TV specials to mark the occasion, two of which are listed below.
On that note, have a good week ahead—I’ll see you back here next Sunday!
Sunday, June 19
Juneteenth: A Global Celebration for Freedom (CNN): Don Lemon hosts a preshow special starting at 7 p.m. E.T./4 p.m. P.T., and the actual concert special begins an hour later featuring Yolanda Adams; Billy Porter; Earth, Wind & Fire; Jhené Aiko; Killer Mike; Mary Mary; Michelle Williams; Mickey Guyton; The Roots; and more. 7 p.m. E.T./4 p.m. P.T.
The Black Pack: Excellence (The CW): A new special celebrating Black excellence and commemorating Juneteenth with Taye Diggs, NE-YO, and Eric Bellinger as “The Black Pack.” The evening celebrates Black culture with a meaningful blend of musical and dance performances, including Tank and Jordin Sparks. Do yourself a favor and tune in, as the one-hour special explores how to celebrate our newly acknowledged national holiday while paying tribute to those that came before. 8 p.m. E.T./P.T., 7 p.m. C.T.
Monday, June 20
Behind the Table: A View Reunion (Hulu): It’s been 25 years (well, as of August) since we were first introduced to The View and cohosts Joy Behar, Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, and Debbie Matenopoulos. Created by the legendary Barbara Walters, the talk show has changed hosts many times over the years, but it’s never stopped being authentic, fascinating and informative. Today, ABC News airs the new Hulu Original Behind the Table: A View Reunion, which takes viewers inside the hotel room in New York City where Behar (the only remaining cohost), Vieira, Jones, and Matenopoulos auditioned 25 years ago. They reunite to talk about their biggest regrets, plus the moments that bonded them behind the scenes and so much more. Our only disappointment? At 30 minutes, we want more of this View. Streaming
Tuesday, June 21
37 Words (ESPN): Directed by Dawn Porter and Nicole Newnham, “37 Words tells the inspiring story of Title IX—the hard-fought battle to push for equal rights in education and athletics; the decades-spanning effort to nullify its impact; and the rippling impacts of the landmark civil rights law that continue to resonate today,” per ESPN. “The four-part series charts the transformation that 37 words have inspired in American culture and the lives of women, as well as the many ways in which the spirit of this bold law has yet to be fully realized.” Parts one and two premiere on Tuesday, June 21, at 8 p.m., while parts three and four premiere on Tuesday, June 28, at 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 23
Gordita Chronicles (HBO Max): From Sony Pictures Television and executive producer Eva Longoria, Gordita Chronicles is a charming, hilarious comedy about a 12-year-old Dominican girl who struggles to fit in when she, her sister, and her parents move to Miami in the mid ’80s to pursue the American dream. Diana-Maria Riva, whom you know from Dead to Me as the police detective in charge of the hit-and-run case involving Linda Cardellini’s Judy Hale, stars as the mom, Adela. In addition to Eva Longoria (who directs the pilot episode), Zoe Saldana is also an executive producer. Check out the trailer below. Streaming
Friday, June 24
Loot (Apple TV+): The incomparable Maya Rudolph stars in and executive-produces this 10-episode workplace comedy about a billionaire named Molly Novak, who thinks she has a dream life until her husband (Adam Scott) cheats on her and everything comes crashing down. Well, perhaps not, and that’s half the fun. With a strong ensemble cast (Nat Faxon, Michaela Jae Rodriguez, Ron Funches, Joel Kim Booster, and more), sharp writing, and gorgeous sets, Loot will make you want to stay home on Friday nights, which is when each new episode comes out (except for today, when three episodes drop). Streaming
Chloe (Prime Video): Erin Doherty (Princess Anne in seasons three and four of The Crown) stars in this must-see new psychological thriller from Alice Seabright (writer and director of Netflix’s Sex Education). The six-episode series follows a woman named Becky (Doherty), who is obsessed with stalking her childhood friend Chloe (played by Poppy Gilbert). Per Prime Video, “Chloe’s charmed life, adoring husband, and circle of high-achieving friends are always just a click away, and Becky can’t resist peering into a world that contrasts so starkly with her own, as she cares for her mother, who has early onset dementia. When Chloe suddenly dies, Becky assumes a new identity and infiltrates the enviable lives of Chloe’s closest friends to find out what happened to her. Through her alter-ego Sasha, Becky becomes a powerful, transgressive heroine; a popular, well-connected ‘someone’ with a life—and loves—that are far more exciting and addictive than the ‘no-one’ she is as Becky. However, the pretense soon obscures and conflates reality, and she discovers Chloe’s real life had not been nearly as perfect as it was portrayed online. As Becky gets deeper into her con, and Chloe’s inner circle, she risks losing herself completely in the game she is playing.” The series also stars Billy Howle, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Jack Farthing, and Brandon Michael Hall. Streaming
Elvis (Warner Bros.): Maybe you’ve heard a thing or two about Baz Luhrmann’s newest film? Perhaps you’re even all shook up over it. Whatever your level of interest, the Elvis movie arrives in theaters today with Austin Butler as the legend himself, and Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker. One word of advice: With its runtime of 2 hours and 40 minutes, you might want to skip any large beverages ahead of time. In theaters
Marcel the Shell With Shoes On (A24): Based on the popular early YouTube viral videos, and once again voiced by Jenny Slate, Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who lives with his grandmother, Connie, and their pet lint, Alan. (If only we had more pet lint characters in the world.) Per A24 films, “Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family. A beloved character gets his big-screen debut in this hilarious and heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest corners.” In theaters
The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (CBS): As a soap opera fan growing up, I was obsessed with the Daytime Emmys and still remember the night Susan Lucci finally won an award for her role as Erica Kane on All My Children in 1999. But as for many award shows, the last decade hasn’t been the kindest to the ratings, and to the Daytime Emmys especially, which were relegated to online platforms (and not the streaming kind). But things are looking up (way up, to be honest), and CBS will air this year’s show again along with Paramount+, which will also stream it live. Presenters include: Krista Allen, Camila Banus, Drew Barrymore, Tracey Bregman, Sean Dominic, Scott Evans, Galen Gering, Deidre Hall, Tamron Hall, Tanisha Harper, Christian Le Blanc, Cameron Mathison, Natalie Morales, Deborah Norville, Tanner Novlan, Jerry O’Connell, James Reynolds, Suzanne Rogers, Lawrence Saint-Victor and Laura Wright. To see who’s nominated in some of the major categories, watch the hosts of The Talk (Emmy-nominated again this year) reveal the nominees in this video from last month. 9 p.m. E.T./P.T., 8 p.m. C.T.
The One That Got Away (Prime Video): Another dating show, but this time with a very fun twist. Per Prime Video, “It may seem like an impossible feat to track down The One That Got Away, but for these lucky singles, that dream becomes a reality. In this time-traveling, experimental dating series hosted by pop-icon, singer/songwriter Betty Who, six people searching for their soulmates are given the chance to explore a lifetime of missed connections as one by one, people from their pasts enter through “The Portal” to surprise them and take their shot at love.” As long as “The Portal” doesn’t take them to the Upside Down, we might have a winner. Streaming
Downton Abbey: A New Era (Peacock and Digital): I know what you’re thinking: Didn’t the new Downton Abbey movie just come out? Well, yes, but also, things move fast these days. And so Downton Abbey: A New Era will be available to own with bonus content on Digital Friday, June 24, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on July 5 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Even better: All six seasons, plus the first movie and a one-hour special, are now streaming on Peacock. Streaming
Jessica Radloff is the Glamour senior West Coast editor and author of the soon-to-be-published book The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Series (October 11, 2022). You can follow her on Instagram @jessicaradloff14.
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