With so many different streaming platforms and cable offerings to navigate, choosing what to watch has never been harder. To make things easier, here are our best tune-in tips for the week ahead.
TMZ Investigates: What Really Happened to Richard Simmons
You don’t have to wait long for the pick of the week because it airs tonight. There have always been rumours about the status of the once-beloved fitness icon Richard Simmons. Fuelled by his not being seen for more than eight years, theories about his whereabouts have ranged from him being kidnapped by his housekeeper to medical issues preventing him from working. Now, in true Harvey Levin fashion, it’s time for TMZ to find out the truth. The series catches up with some of members of Simmons’ inner circle, including comedian Bruce Vilanch and Dr. Phil to uncover the truth about where Simmons really is.
8 p.m. EST, Fox
Untold: The Rise and Fall of AND1
The AND1 sports brand that bridged the gap between fashion, hip hop, basketball and urban culture is explored in the latest episode of this Netflix doc series. Directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Kevin Wilson Jr., this edition uncovers the story behind the brand that went from school project to a million-dollar business and offers the inside scoop on the AND1 Mixtape Tour.
Comedian Mo Amer launches his first scripted comedy series, semi-autobiographical show inspired by Amer’s real life story as a Palestinian refugee in Houston. Amer takes on the role of Mo Najjar, a man trying to find out where he fits in the world as he tries to gain his U.S. citizenship.
Running With the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee
The inventor of the McAfee anti-virus software was once worth $100 million. Besides creating one of the world’s most revered and most reviled programs, there are many more chapters in the life story of John McAfee. I’ll bet that you didn’t know that he went on the run after his neighbour was murdered, ran for president and even escaped from prison on more than one occasion.
While there aren’t many sure things in life, staying on Mike Tyson’s good side should be one of them. Clearly Steven Rogers and Karin Gist didn’t get the memo. The “Mike” creator and showrunner are the brains behind this series that attempts to tell the story of the controversial boxer who once bit off Evander Holyfield’s ear in a fight. The problem is they never asked Tyson for permission to document his life. For his part, Tyson remains as defiant as ever, recently tweeting that Hulu should consider firing the producers who lied when they said he supported the unauthorized project. At a recent Television Critics Association panel, Gist said Mike’s story was never one of redemption. “We just wanted to tell an unbiased story and have the audience decide what to think or feel.”
Is it just me or does it seem like Sylvester Stallone will live forever? In his latest project, Stallone plays a legendary hero hiding in plain sight. Twenty years ago, Granite City vigilante “Samaritan” was reported dead after a fiery warehouse battle with his nemesis (named Nemesis). While many believed he had taken his last breath, some city residents never gave up hope. Now, with crime on the rise and a city in peril, it appears Mr. Smith (Stallone) might have to bring his alter-ego back to save the day.
Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby
Lil Baby’s career is documented in this new Prime Video project. The audience gets to follow Dominique Armani Jones as he transitions from hustling on the streets of Atlanta to becoming one of hip hop’s loudest voices and certainly one of the industry’s biggest agents of change.
Fans of Jason Momoa’s series, in which humanity has lost the ability to see, will find out in this third season what has taken place a year after Baba Voss (Momoa) defeated his brother. Baba has decided to live in a remote forest and, while the nomad lifestyle seems like a good fit, it doesn’t take long for a new threat to force Baba into protecting his tribe once again.
Apple TV Plus
After the Trial
This delightful little comedy is about four people who have just completed jury duty on a high-profile murder trial. As they return to their regular lives, they each begin to question their role in the final verdict and investigate the murder themselves. Have to say, this sounds like a very original concept and one that will likely provide endless laughter.
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