What to watch this week if you feel like you’ve caught up on everything? Well, for starters, Shark Week kicks off with 25 hours of content on Discovery that will get your heart pounding. TBS, TNT, truTV, Food Network, HGTV, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Animal Planet, Science Channel, ID, OWN, TCM, discovery+, and HBO Max will all air Shark Week-inspired content or cross-promote the event, so I hope you all like these fascinating predators because they’re about to be everywhere.
On the scripted side, there’s the new mystery drama The Resort airing later this week on Peacock starring Cristin Milioti and William Jackson Harper. The White Lotus season two doesn’t premiere for a bit, but if you’re creating drama and suspense in a tropical/resort-like setting, then The Resort will help fill that void. And I can neither confirm nor deny that there may be a shark sighting in this series.
Similarly—although not at a resort, and probably without sharks—HBO Max resurrects Pretty Little Liars by introducing Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin in what’s being called “a dark take on the teen melodrama” and “a new generation of Liars who are tormented by A—a masked killer hellbent on punishing them for the sins of their mothers, as well as their own.” I never watched the original series, but if I had, I’d be all over this continuation.
If all the above is too scary or anxiety-inducing, then I hope you’re continuing to binge the fourth season of Virgin River, which came out last Wednesday. This week on Glamour, Martin Henderson (“Jack”) will break down that shocking finale (if you’re already caught up, read what Alexandra Breckenridge says about it here). You won’t want to miss what they have to say—it’s jaw-dropping.
Also on the TV front this week, Sex and the City and Emily in Paris creator Darren Star is back with a new series, Uncoupled, starring Neil Patrick Harris. It’s a passion project for Star, who first told us about the comedy series last winter when we spoke to him.