The summer TV season has arrived! This weekend features the returns of many beloved summer series and the debut of exciting new shows. From ABC’s summer game shows to the new ‘Conjuring’ movie, here is what’s worth watching this weekend.
Hello, June! Even though the summer is here, there’s plenty of TV to watch this month. This weekend alone includes the return of Celebrity Family Feud and Kennedy Center Honors, as well as the premieres of new shows like Lisey’s Story, Sweet Tooth, and more. There’s also a new Conjuring movie to scare your pants off.
HollywoodLife has rounded up the key things to watch this weekend. There’s a variety of new content that’s coming out, so there’s something for everyone. The new Amazon Prime Video YA series Panic is getting major buzz, and the critically-acclaimed FX series Pose is coming to an end. There’s a plethora of content to watch and enjoy this weekend if you need a break from the heat. These are the notable movies and TV shows to watch from May 14 to May 16 across networks and streaming services.
‘Celebrity Family Feud’
Steve Harvey is back with the seventh season of Celebrity Family Feud, which premieres June 6 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. He’s kicking off the celeb-filled season with Rob Lowe going head-to-head with Terrence Howard. Knowing Steve, you know he’s going to bring the laughs all summer long. Celebrity Family Feud is part of ABC’s summer game show block. The Chase and To Tell The Truth also premiere at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET on ABC.
Sweet Tooth is a new Netflix series that will make your heart melt. The fantasy series, based on the comic book of the same name, premiered June 4 on Netflix. The show follows a hybrid deer-boy named Gus who has spent the first 10 years of his life living a sheltered life in the forest after The Great Crumble wreaked havoc on the world. Gus crosses paths with a wandering loner named Jepperd, and the two of them set out on an adventure across America in search of answers. Christian Convery, who is just 11 years old, shines in the breakout role of Gus. Sweet Tooth also stars Nonso Anozie, Adeel Akhtar, Dania Ramirez, and more.
Panic is the new teen drama series everyone is talking about. The Amazon Prime Video series premiered May 28, and it’s a mix of The Society and The Hunger Games. The show takes place in a small Texas town where graduating seniors compete in a series of dangerous challenges they believe is their only chance to escape and make their lives better. Ray Nicholson, son of Jack Nicholson, is the breakout star of Panic. He proves he’s a leading man just like his dad. The series also stars Olivia Welch, Mike Faist, and Jessica Sula.
‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is the seventh film in The Conjuring franchise. The movie hits theaters and HBO Max (for 31 days) on June 4. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return as Lorraine and Ed Warren. The movie centers around one of the most sensational cases in Lorraine and Ed’s files. They fight for the soul of a young boy, and this journey is beyond anything they’ve ever experienced before. This case marks the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense. The film also stars Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, and Julian Hilliard.
‘Pose’ Series Finale
The critically-acclaimed FX series Pose is bidding farewell on June 6. The series finale will air at 10 p.m. ET on FX. In the final episode, Blanca joins ACTUP to try to get Pray Tell medication after he’s denied access to an HIV clinical trial. Pose was a groundbreaking series when it premiered in 2018 and remains one of the important shows of this generation. It’s tough to say goodbye to such a riveting show like Pose, but the cast and writers have an incredible final hour planned for viewers.
Kennedy Center Honors
The coveted Kennedy Center Honors special returns June 6 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. Garth Brooks, Debbie Allen, Joan Baez, Dick Van Dyke, and Midori are among those being honored this year. The special will feature a number of incredible performances from Kelly Clarkson, James Taylor, Gladys Knight, Derek Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, Pentatonix, Gladys Knight, Emmylou Harris, Jimmie Allen, and Yo-Yo Ma. The presenters include Julie Andrews, Paula Abdul, Bradley Cooper, John Travolta, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bette Midler, and more. Gloria Estefan returns to host the 43rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors.
Lifetime is kicking off its “Summer of Secrets” programming event with the premiere of Gone Mom on June 5 at 8 p.m. ET. The Lifetime movie is based on the true story of Jennifer Dulos, a wealthy Connecticut mother of five who mysteriously vanished in 2019. Jennifer thought she had her perfect husband in Fotis Dulos, but their marriage was in shambles by the time she disappeared. After Jennifer’s disappearance, police focus on Fotis, who claimed Jennifer staged her own disappearance like in the movie Gone Girl. Investigators eventually charged Fotis with murder, and he took his own life weeks later. Jennifer’s body has yet to be found. Annabeth Gish and Warren Christie star as Jennifer and Fotis Dulos.
‘You Had Me At Aloha’
Hallmark Channel is totally ready for summer with its newest original movie You Had Me At Aloha, which premieres June 5 at 9 p.m. ET. The movie is part of Hallmark’s annual “Summer Nights” programming events. You Had Me At Aloha follows two co-hosts of a travel show set in Hawaii who clash over their ideas for production but realize they must grapple with the fact that not only do they need each other to further their careers, but they also balance each other on and off the screen. Pascale Hutton and Kavan Smith star in this delightful new romance, which was filmed on location in Oahu.
Ted Lasso star Juno Temple stars in the 6-episode limited series Little Birds, which premieres June 6 on STARZ. The show centers around New York heiress Lucy Savage, who is fresh off the transatlantic steamer and ready for love and marriage. But when her husband Hugo (Hugh Skinner) does not receive her in the way she expected, she spins off into the surprising, diverse, and degenerate world of Tangier in 1955.
Lisey’s Story is a gripping thriller that’s based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel. The series premiered June 4 on Apple TV+. Lisey’s Story follows Lisey Landon, played by Julianne Moore, two years after the death of her novelist husband, played by Clive Owen. A series of events forces Lisey to face memories of her marriage that she has deliberately blocked out of her mind. The series also stars Joan Allen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Dane DeHaan, Ron Cephas Jones, and Sung Kang.