What to Watch the Week of September 4: Hulu’s Tell Me Lies and Showtime’s American Gigolo

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If you’re staying in town this Labor Day weekend and looking for new shows to watch and movies to see, then you’re in luck, because the onslaught of fall programming is here and it’s a lot. It’s also just the beginning: The main broadcast networks have yet to premiere their new and returning shows, so consider this your warm-up.

Acorn TV, the subscription video streaming service that offers programming from the United Kingdom, Canada, and Ireland, among many others, debuts the new series Recipes for Love and Murder, which is a good ol’ mystery series with Instagram-worthy food and Hallmark-style small-town vibes.

This Tuesday you can finally watch the charming Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris on digital or DVD, in case you didn’t get around to seeing it in the theater. It’s one of my favorite movies of the year—a truly sweet film with a heartwarming message and stunning vintage Dior dresses. Watch it.

Lambert Wilson stars as Marquis de Chassange and Lesley Manville as Mrs. Ada Harris in Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.

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Lambert Wilson stars as Marquis de Chassange and Lesley Manville as Mrs. Ada Harris in Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.
Dávid Lukács/© 2021 Ada Films Ltd - Harris Squared Kft

What else? Well, there’s a new pizza competition series on Netflix that’s bound to make you hungry. Hulu debuts Tell Me Lies, a dark and sexy drama series. Christine Baranski says goodbye to playing Diane Lockhart on The Good Fight. Jon Bernthal steams up the screen with Showtime’s American Gigolo, and Cobra Kai returns for season five on Netflix. And that’s only half of it.

Check out everything below, and I’ll see you back here next week for your guide to the returning (hi, Drew!)—and new (hi, J.Hud!)—daytime talk shows, the Emmys on NBC, and Fox’s country music drama, Monarch. Now, if only we could get some cooler temps to go with it.

Monday, September 5

Recipes for Love and Murder (Acorn TV): If the title of this new mystery series hasn't intrigued you, then let me try this angle: What if Julia Child and Agatha Christie were the same person? That’s what you get with Recipes for Love and Murder, a 10-episode series which stars Outlander fan favorite Maria Doyle Kennedy (Jocasta) in the lead role. Check out the captivating trailer below. First two episodes premiere tonight, and then stream weekly through Monday, October 3.

The Bachelorette (ABC): It's double the screen time for Gabby and Rachel this week as The Bachelorette airs on Monday and Tuesday. In tonight's episode, our bachelorettes arrive at the Vidanta Resort in Puerto Vallarta, which franchise fans will recognize from Bachelor in Paradise as the site of many date nights. Once there, they each see their final three men for the first time since hometowns. In part one of overnight dates, Gabby and Erich's romance reaches new heights, while Rachel hits the deck with Aven, and takes the reins with Tino. 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT and streaming the next day on Hulu

Edge of the Unknown With Jimmy Chin (NatGeo, and then streaming on Disney+ on September 7): The 10-part series will take you inside the minds of pioneering adventure athletes as they recount the most consequential moments of their lives on their journey to perfect the mastery of their craft. Per NatGeo, “Through intimate interviews and archival footage from the world’s top big wave surfers, climbers, big mountain snowboarders, polar explorers and kayakers, [the series] gives viewers a front-row seat to these adventures, uncovering how they adapt and evolve, even after being confronted by fear, devastating personal loss and Mother Nature at her harshest.” 9:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. CT on NatGeo; and then streaming on Disney+ beginning September 7

Tuesday, September 6

The Bachelorette (ABC): In part two of the overnight dates, Erich and Gabby find themselves at a crossroads. Later, things get rocky for Gabby and Rachel when their two remaining dates—Jason (dating Gabby) and Zach (dating Rachel)—confess something shocking about their feelings. 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT and streaming the next day on Hulu

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (DVD and Digital from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment): If you didn’t see Mrs. Harris when it was in theaters this July, now’s finally your chance to get caught up. The film—starring Lesley Manville, Lucas Bravo, and Alba Baptista—takes place in 1950s Paris. Showcasing breathtaking vintage pieces from the House of Dior, the film features a cast of lovable—and gorgeous—characters, and highlights the importance of kindness and self-worth. It has a 94% score on Rotten Tomatoes. The DVD comes with bonus content including deleted scenes and a gag reel. Available now

Wednesday, September 7

Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch): The much-talked-about series returns with an episode featuring iCarly star Jennette McCurdy who just released her fascinating memoir about decades of torment, exploitation, and manipulation at the hands of her own mother. 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT

Chef’s Table: Pizza (Netflix): You had me at pizza. The six-episode Netflix docuseries returns, this time with the focus on one of the best foods to ever exist. From Portland to Phoenix, Italy to Japan, go inside the kitchens of chefs who are passionate about creating the perfect slice. (Chris Bianco, Gabriele Bonci, Ann Kim, Franco Pepe, Yoshihiro Imai, and Sarah Minnick all participate). Streaming

Tell Me Lies (Hulu): Based on Carola Lovering’s novel, the new Hulu series stars Grace Van Patten and Jackson White as Lucy Albright and Stephen DeMarco, respectively, over the course of eight years. When Lucy and Stephen meet at college and start dating, everything seems fine, but then they quickly fall into an addictive entanglement that will completely alter their lives, as well as those of everyone around them. Premieres with three episodes today, with new episodes streaming weekly

Thursday, September 8

Wedding Season (Hulu): Not to be mistaken with the movie of the same name that just aired on Netflix, the Hulu eight-part series starts streaming today. The logline: “Seven murdered guests, one murdered groom. The two prime suspects? His bride and her lover.” Okay, then!

Per Hulu, “This genre-busting series tells the story of Katie and Stefan who fall for each other at a wedding and begin an affair, despite Katie’s already having a fiancé. Two months later at Katie’s wedding, her new husband and his entire family are murdered. The police think Stefan did it. Stefan thinks Katie did it. And no one knows for sure what the truth is….” Streaming

The Good Fight (Paramount+): I don’t know if the notion that all good things must come to an end is true, but in the case of the slick, critically adored spin-off of CBS’s The Good Wife, it’s certainly appropriate. Icon Christine Baranski stars as Diane Lockhart, along with Audra McDonald, John Slattery, Andre Braugher, Sarah Steele, Michael Boatman, Nyambi Nyambi, and Charmaine Bingwa. In the new season, per Paramount+, “Diane feels like she’s going crazy, struggling with an uneasy sense of déjà vu, with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, to voting rights, to Cold War aggressions returning. Meanwhile, the lawyers of Reddick & Associates wonder if the violence that they see all around them points to an impending civil war.” Take a look at the final season trailer below. Streaming

Last Light (Peacock): Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt and Lost’s Matthew Fox star in this original series based on Alex Scarrow’s best-selling apocalyptic thriller of the same name. The limited series focuses on the breakdown of the world’s oil supply, which in turn makes everything else pretty much fall apart. Streaming

Growing Up (Disney+): Billed as an “innovative hybrid docuseries,” Growing Up explores the ups and downs of adolescence through 10 coming-of-age stories. Per Disney+, “The series uses narrative, experimental, and documentary filmmaking to follow one casted individual, ages 18–22, as they tell their story. Each 30-minute episode features one young person, or ‘hero,’ and their experience growing up. Alongside these interviews, creative cinematic reenactments help bring their major inflection points to life.” Streaming

Friday, September 9

American Gigolo (Showtime/streaming): Jon Bernthal is finally front and center, which is how it should be. After having an epic couple of years starring as Rick Macci in King Richard, Johnny Soprano in The Many Saints of Newark, Wayne Jenkins in We Own This City, and Michael Berzatto in The Bear, he plays the lead, Julian Kaye, in Showtime’s American Gigolo. The eight-episode series is a present-day reimagining of the iconic 1980 film in which Kaye navigates his complicated relationships with his former love, Michelle (played by Boardwalk Empire’s Gretchen Mol), after his wrongful conviction release from 15 years in prison. Per Showtime, “While Julian struggles to reconcile the escort he was in the past and the man he is today, Detective Sunday (played Rosie O’Donnell) seeks the truth about the murder that sent Julian to prison all those years ago, unearthing a much larger conspiracy along the way.” Streaming and on demand for all Showtime subscribers on September 9, before making its on-air debut Sunday, September 11, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime. New episodes will drop every Friday via streaming and on-demand platforms before airing Sunday night.

Gutsy (Apple TV+): Former secretary of state, first lady, and winner of the popular vote in the 2016 election, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and her daughter, best-selling author Chelsea Clinton, embark on journey to celebrate the gutsy women who inspire them, including Kim Kardashian, Megan Thee Stallion, Dr. Jane Goodall, Gloria Steinem, Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, and more. Streaming

About Fate (MGM): Emma Roberts and Thomas Mann star alongside Madelaine Petsch, Britt Robertson, Wendie Malick, Cheryl Hines, and Lewis Tan in this rom-com perfect for those who have been dreaming about getting married since they were born. In theaters

Central Park (Apple TV+): The 13-episode third season featuring the voice cast of Josh Gad, Tituss Burgess, Daveed Diggs, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Emmy Raver-Lampman, Stanley Tucci, and Kristen Bell returns today with three episodes, followed by one episode every Friday through November 18. Got that? Good. In the new season, Bitsy continues her pursuit to buy the park, while Owen embarks on a new promotional campaign to make more people fall in love with it. Elsewhere, Paige finds herself busier than ever when she lands her first book deal. The season will also feature over 40 new songs. Someone’s working overtime over there! Streaming

Cobra Kai (Netflix): Maybe it’s me, but it feels like season four of Cobra Kai just premiered, and yet that was already nine months ago at the end of 2021. Well, time certainly flies, because the new season is upon us, and following the shocking results of the All Valley Tournament, Terry Silver expands the Cobra Kai empire by trying to make his “no mercy” style of karate the only game in town. And according to Netflix, “With Kreese behind bars and Johnny Lawrence setting karate aside to focus on repairing the damage he’s caused, Daniel LaRusso must call on an old friend for help.” Until the new season premieres, check out our feature with Courtney Henggeler (Amanda LaRusso) on the skin care routine that swears by (and that I’ll be trying out while binging the new season). Streaming

Jessica Radloff is the Glamour senior West Coast editor and author of the upcoming 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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