Scroll no more! To help you out, we've rounded up the best movies and TV shows to stream this weekend -- including new arrivals, nostalgia-filled favorites and titles you may have missed the (well-deserved) hype on originally that are worth circling back for.
From a new HBO period piece from the creator of Downton Abbey, to the long-awaited follow-up series to a beloved sitcom, How I Met Your Father, we’ve got your content covered this week. For even more recommendations, make sure to check out our guide for everything new on Prime Video and Hulu this month.
Marking the 40th anniversary of the pop star’s first album, Janet Jackson, a documentary revealing an intimate look into the musician’s life, premieres on Friday, Jan. 28. Five years in the making, the self-titled documentary will be a two-part, four hour event that features archival footage and home videos alongside interviews with Janet herself and many other music icons including Missy Elliott and Mariah Carey.
Janet Jackson will premiere on Jan. 28 on Lifetime and A&E, and will be available to stream on Hulu.
This murder mystery comedy series follows a group of former classmates who gather for their high school reunion. When their rich, arrogant and widely hated former peer, Xavier, winds up dead on the fateful night of the class reunion, Detective Danner (Tiffany Haddish) must sniff out his murderer. Each episode of this wacky whodunnit is told from a different classmate’s perspective, adding an extra fun twist to this mystery. Sam Richardson, Dave Franco, Ben Schwartz, John Early and Ilana Glazer star alongside Haddish in The Afterparty.
The 8-episode series premieres on Apple TV+ on Jan. 28.
Downton Abbey fans, this one’s for you. The Gilded Age, created by Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes, follows Marian Brook, who must move in with her aunts, Agnes van Rhijn and Ada Brook, two pillars of the New York Aristocracy, after her father’s passing. The series charts Marian’s path from penniless to well-positioned in her old-money family in 1880s New York. Louisa Jacobson, Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon and Carrie Coon star in this cinematic period drama.
The Gilded Age is now streaming weekly on HBO Max.
Lily James and Sebastian Stan star in "the greatest love story ever sold" -- aka Hulu’s new series, Pam & Tommy. The eight-episode miniseries recounts the total real-life rollercoaster that Baywatch star Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee experienced after their sex tape was leaked. Pam & Tommy boasts a star-studded cast sporting vintage makeovers. Seth Rogen is stepping into the role of Rand Gauthier alongside his executive producer credit, while Nick Offerman plays his partner in crime. Andrew Dice Clay, Mozhan Marnò, Spencer Granese, Taylor Schilling and Pepi Sonuga also star in this Hulu Original.
The first three episodes of Pam & Tommycome out on Feb. 2, with new episodes streaming weekly on Hulu following the premiere.
It’s not quite the Hilary Duff-driven reboot that Lizzie McGuire fans were hoping for, but it’s an exciting one nonetheless. How I Met Your Father follows Sophie, played by Duff, and her group of tight knit friends trying to navigate life and love in the big city. While the loosely defined spin-off series takes place in the same universe as the beloved sitcom, How I Met Your Mother, the series' showrunners describe How I Met Your Father as a standalone sequel. Will diehard fans get more than just a few subtle nods to the show’s origins? You’ll have to tune in to find out.
New episodes of How I Met Your Father are streaming weekly on Hulu.
This psychological horror series, produced by M. Night Shyamalan, follows a wealthy couple, Dorothy and Sean undergoing transitory object therapy after suffering the tragic loss of their 13-week-old child, Jericho. They hire a nanny, Leanne shortly after Jericho’s passing to take care of the extremely lifelike baby doll that Dorothy has come to believe is Jericho. Sean swiftly becomes suspicious of the devoutly religious Leanne, who has no qualms about treating the baby doll as Jericho. Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, Nell Tiger Free and Rupert Grint star in this dark and twisted series.
The third season of Servant is streaming now on Apple TV+.
Stand-up comedian Bridget Everett stars in this somewhat dark HBO dramedy set in the actress’ very own hometown. Somebody Somewhere finds Everett’s 40-something Sam living in her hometown of Manhattan, Kansas six months after the sister she moved home to care for has passed away. The show follows Sam as she navigates the sticky spot she seems to find herself in, living in her late sister’s house, unable to clear away any of her things and just trying to stay afloat in her hometown that no longer feels like home.
Episodes of Somebody Somewhere release weekly on HBO Max.
It’s a big week for Robert Pattinson fans. Alongside The Twilight Saga finding its new streaming home over on Peacock, the 2018 western film, Damsel, starring a southern accent spouting-Pattinson, is now available to stream through Prime Video, free with ads. This dark comedy follows Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer who is traveling across the American frontier with a miniature horse and a chronically intoxicated man to propose to Penelope, (Mia Wasikowska) the apparent love of his life.
You can stream this twisted and wacky indie western flick via IMDB TV free with ads through Prime Video.
This hybrid scripted/unscripted series is hosted by The Office’s Ed Helms and WandaVision’s Randall Park. The dynamic comedy duo welcomes average Americans to share their hilarious, inspiring, dramatic and action-packed true stories, and then watch them be reenacted by a star-studded cast of rotating actors and comedians. Terry Crews, Paul Scheer, Adam Pally, Rob Riggle, Maz Jobrani, Mindy Sterling, Shannon Woodward, Tichina Arnold, Tawny Newsome, Lauren Ash, Fortune Feimster, and more are set to appear on this fun and lighthearted show.
All six episodes of True Story With Ed and Randall are out now on Peacock.
This eight-episode series follows Jack, Harrison and Violet, three roommates on the autism spectrum. The show focuses on the trio and their efforts to build careers, relationships and confidence in themselves with the help of their families, aide, and occasionally one another. As We See It stars newcomers Rick Glassman, Albert Rutecki, and Sue Ann Pien, all three of whom identify on the autism spectrum, alongside Sosie Bacon, Chris Pang, and Joe Mantegna. This dramedy comes from Parenthood creator Jason Katims, who serves as showrunner, writer, and executive producer.
Watch all eight episodes of As We See It on Prime Video.
John Cena returns as Peacemaker, but this time he’s hitting the small screen. HBO Max’s new Peacemaker series follows the former member of the Suicide Squad after recovering from Bloodsport’s bullet amidst the final action sequence of the second Suicide Squad film. The muscled and misguided hero is recruited to work on Project: Butterfly with a new team on a mission with questionable objectives. This shouldn’t be a problem for Peacemaker, who proudly believes in upholding peace at any cost, even (and sometimes especially) murder.
James Gunn’s Peacemaker is on HBO Max, with new episodes dropping weekly.
Mika Abdalla, Margaret Cho, Fortune Feimster, Jake Short and Paris Jackson star in this new original film from Hulu. Sex Appeal follows perfectionist teen Avery Hansen-White, who sets out to master her sexuality after her long distance boyfriend suggests taking their relationship to the next level.
This teen comedy has hilarious jokes and plenty of heart, and it's available to stream on Hulu.
This new dramedy series follows Frozen star Josh Gad and Isla Fisher as Gary and Mary. When Mary crashes her car into the struggling single father, causing his daughter to begin experiencing a panic attack, the pair share what could be called the furthest thing from a “meet-cute.” Against all odds, the sparks seem to just keep flying from there. But the recently widowed Gary isn’t the only one with baggage in this unlikely relationship. And judging from the trailer, Mary’s problems seem a tad hairier than average.
All six episodes of this genre-bending series are on Peacock.
The fourth and final chapter of the Hotel Transylvania franchise is bidding farewell with a bang. Hotel Transylvania: Transformania follows our favorite ferocious monsters as they’re transformed into human versions of themselves (with a few monstrous exceptions) by Van Helsing the monster-hunter’s Monsterification Ray. In their new and unfamiliar bodies, the now powerless Drac and an overzealous monster-fied Johnny team up to travel internationally on the hunt for a cure. Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon and more fan favorites return in the final installation of Hotel Transylvania.
Although originally intended to have a full theatrical release in 2021, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is exclusively on Prime Video.
The Emmy-winning HBO drama starring Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Jacob Elordi and more is back for its sophomore season, and the pressure is certainly on. After an extra-long hiatus due to the ongoing pandemic, Rue, Jules, Cassie, Maddy, Nate and the rest of our favorite reckless love and drug-obsessed teens finally returned to us.
Catch new episodes of Euphoria streaming weekly on HBO Max.
Disney+’s follow-up to their hit Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, follows the legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett (first introduced to us in Star Wars: Episode V -- The Empire Strikes Back) and mercenary Fennec Shand as the duo navigate the galaxy’s underworld and return to Tatooine to lay claim to the former territory of Jabba the Hutt.
You can catch new episodes of The Book of Boba Fett streaming weekly on Disney+.
George Clooney is in the director's chair for this film adaptation of J.R. Moehringer’s 2005 novel of the same name. The Tender Bar stars Daniel Ranieri, Tye Sheridan, and Ron Livingston all playing J.R. Moehringer in different phases of his life. The film follows the young boy as he moves into his grandfather’s house in Long Island, New York and finds himself taken under the wing of his uncle Charlie, played by Ben Affleck. This coming-of-age drama has already received some award attention, including a Golden Globe nomination for Affleck, and is definitely worth the stream if you’re looking for a film to get you in your feelings.
The final five episodes of the animated Star Trek series are finally here. Star Trek: Prodigy follows a group of young aliens who, upon discovering an abandoned Starfleet vessel, head out to explore the universe and search for adventure together. No need to fret about these final five episodes of season one being the last, because the U.S.S. Protostar’s alien crew are already renewed for more adventures in 2022.
Watch the entire first season of Star Trek: Prodigy out now on Paramount+.
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Emily in Paris, Season 2
Our favorite fashion-forward expat is back and wearing more beret’s than ever. Season 1 ended with marketing executive Emily Cooper and her upstairs neighbor and highly skilled chef Gabriel (finally!) getting together in light of his break up. Emily also made some progress at work and in her new career as a semi-accidental influencer, meanwhile Emily’s (sort of) only friend, Mindy, has lost her job and unofficially moved in. Season 2 promises plenty of drama, Parisian romance, and the second-hand embarrassment of watching Emily struggle to fit in with the French.
You can watch all 10 episodes of season 2 of Emily in Paris now on Netflix.
This non-traditional Lucille Ball biopic, directed by the Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, stars Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem. The film focuses on a week-long, controversy-packed period of the iconic celebrity couple’s life, wherein Lucy is investigated by the House of Un-American Activities Committee for ties to communism, and Desi becomes a scandalous subject in the tabloids. Being the Ricardos boasts a star-studded supporting cast, including Tony Hale, J.K. Simmons, Alia Shawkat and more.
Paramount+ is taking us back into the Yellowstone universe-- way back. This prequel to the popular Paramount Network show, Yellowstone, takes place long before the Dutton family controlled the largest swath of cattle land in America. 1883 follows the Duttons as they head west through the Great Plains to stake their claim on part of “untamed America” back in, you guessed it, 1883. This wild western series stars Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Isabel May, LaMonica Garrett, Billy Bob Thornton and more. Most recently announced to be making an appearance in the highly anticipated drama is Tom Hanks, slated to have a brief guest spot as Civil War General George Meade.
ET and Paramount+ are both subsidiaries of ViacomCBS.
RENO 911!: The Hunt for QAnon
The RENO 911! cast is reuniting in an attempt to take on QAnon. This upcoming special follows the deputies of the Reno Sheriff’s Department as they search for Q, the head of QAnon, and eventually end up trapped at sea on a QAnon cruise. Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Cedric Yarbrough, Carlos Alazraqui, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Niecy Nash, are all set to return, along with later additions to the show, Mary Birdsong and Ian Roberts. Fans of the original series, feature film and Quibi reboot, and newcomers alike should enjoy this hilarious and timely Paramount+ original spinoff.
And be sure to catch up on all six seasons of RENO 911! Streaming now on Paramount+.
ET and Paramount+ are both subsidiaries of ViacomCBS.
The Real Housewives of Miami
Miami’s favorite housewives are back and shadier than ever in this new season of The Real Housewives of Miami– the first in over 8 years! Original Housewives Larsa Pippen and Alexia Echevarria are back, alongside seasons 2 and 3 star Lisa Hochstein, plus some new faces like Guerdy Abraira, Dr. Nicole Martin and Julia Lemigova, who is the franchise's first LGBTQ+ Housewife to identify openly from the start of her stint on the show. The trailer promises a spicy reunion for the wives filled with the typical Real Housewives drama, just kicked up a notch for the 2021 version. Real Housewives and reality TV fans alike should be sure to check out this long-awaited reboot.
From the creator of Netflix' One Day at a Time comes With Love, a five-episode rom-com style series. The show spans multiple holidays and follows siblings Lily and Jorge Jr. two members of the Diaz family looking for love amidst the family and not-so-family-friendly festivities surrounding Christmas Eve/Nochebuena, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, the Fourth of July, and Dia de los Muertos. The series stars Emeraude Toubia, Rome Flynn, Constance Marie, Mark Indelicato and more.
You can catch this festive rom-com series on Prime Video.
Our ladies (minus one) are back and better (dressed) than ever! The Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That, sees the return of many familiar faces including Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, alongside the series’ most popular romantic partners like Chris Noth, Evan Handler and David Eigenberg. The show picks up over a decade from where it left off, with Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda navigating life, love and grief in their 50s.
And Just Like That is streaming exclusively on HBO Max.
Everyone's favorite middle school besties are back for season 2 part 2 of PEN15. This laugh out loud comedy show stars Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle as fictionalized 13-year old versions of themselves in the early 2000s. Everyone else in the cast is age appropriate, making Maya and Anna’s gross and cringe-worthy antics just that much more absurd. Sadly, this season will be this heartwarming and hilarious show’s last.
Harlem follows a tight-knit girl gang living in Harlem, NYC. It stars Meagan Good, Grace Byers, Shoniqua Shandai, and Jerrie Johnson, this 10-episode series follows the women as they navigate, love, life and careers in their 30s. If the SATC And Just Like That reboot is making you nostalgic for a New-York-in-your-young-and-scrappy-30s-type of show, Harlem could be the solution.
You can stream the entire first season of Harlem now on Prime Video.
Never Have I Ever creator Mindy Kaling teamed up with Brooklyn Nine-Nine writer Justin Noble for HBO Max's The Sex Lives of College Girls. The series follows four college freshmen-- one of whom it's important to note is played by Timothée Chalamet's sister, Pauline-- who room together at Essex College in Vermont. Kimberly, Leighton, Whitney and Bela all come from largely different backgrounds and perspectives, but they're all sharing the unforgettable experience of newfound freedom in the university environment-- and the uncertainty of what they should do in the face of it. Go on the wildest of journeys with The Sex Lives of College Girls, now streaming on HBO Max.
After over a year of delays due to the pandemic, what began as a film has now been transformed into a three-part series which takes an intimate look at The Beatles’ creative process, and the state of their personal relationships towards the end of their partnership. The docuseries is in part crafted from 60 hours of unseen footage and over 100 hours of unheard audio that’s been stored away all this time.
After over a year of delays due to the pandemic, King Richard has finally arrived to screens both big and small. The film follows the journey of Richard Williams as he raises his daughters into tennis icons. Based on the true story of Serena and Venus Williams’ childhood, the movie explores Richard’s experience with fatherhood and his efforts to secure his daughters’ futures in the sports world. While the odds seem stacked against them in the latest trailer, Richard appears certain that he has “the next two” Michael Jordans on his hands. And as we all now know, he was right. Catch this can't-miss sports and fatherhood flick now streaming on HBO Max.
Amazon's foray into the epic world of fantasy starts now. Starring Golden Globe-winning actress Rosamund Pike, The Wheel of Time, based on the popular novel series of the same name, follows Moiraine, who belongs to a powerful all-female organization in a world where she and other select women possess magical powers. Moiraine must embark on a vast adventure with five young men and women to discover which of them is prophesied to be the “Dragon” Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity. This fantastical series is streaming on Prime Video.
Apple TV+’s new thriller show, The Shrink Next Door, stars Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell, and is based on a true crime podcast by the same name. The story follows Dr. Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf and his longtime patient Martin “Marty” Markowitz as their bizarre doctor-patient relationship unfolds. As Marty evolves on his therapy journey, so does Dr. Ike, who grows progressively more involved in Marty’s life, moves into Marty’s Hamptons home, and makes a play for Marty’s family business. Kathryn Hahn and Casey Wilson also star in this twisted series.
If you missed this chapter of the MCU in theaters, now is your chance to catch up. Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is now available to stream on Disney+! This action-packed superhero origin story follows Marvel’s first Asian protagonist, Shang-Chi, as he grows up training to be an assassin. He comes of age and attempts to leave behind a life of crime, but the terrorist organization by the name of Ten Rings comes calling, and Shang-Chi finds his father, Wenwu-- AKA The Mandarin-- at the helm of the entire evil operation. It’s jam-packed with new and familiar faces -- including Simu Liu, Awkwafina and Tony Leung Chiu-wai -- joining or reprising their MCU roles.
Season 4 of Insecure left fans totally gobsmacked with its unexpected twists, and now the fifth and final season of the show is here, promising new turns and challenges for the beloved characters. The final season will focus on Lawrence having a child, Issa and Molly’s friendship, and Molly’s relationship status. All episodes of Insecure are available to stream on HBO Max.
Steve Martin. Martin Short. Selena Gomez. Need we say more? The comedic voices of two different generations (Wizards of Waverly Place was seminal) united for a true crime-inspired comedy about neighbors recording a podcast while attempting to solve a murder in their Upper West Side apartment building. Can they solve the mystery before one of them ends up dead too?
While it’s being liked to Gossip Girl meets Downton Abbey, Bridgerton is a true Shondaland original. The ensemble series about high society kicks off as Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the revered and expansive Bridgerton family, makes her debut in London’s marriage market and become the subject of the mysterious Lady Whistledown’s scandal sheet.
If you haven't caught The Flight Attendant yet, it's time to get on board. Kaley Cuoco returns to TV for her first live-action role since The Big Bang Theory in this HBO Max mystery, playing Cassie, a flight attendant who wakes up after a night of drunken sex with a handsome stranger (Michiel Huisman), only to find her lover gruesomely murdered in her hotel bed.
Twenty years after its premiere season, Survivor has continued to outwit, outplay and outlast, delivering some of reality TV's most grueling challenges and compelling personalities. Stream every season of the ultimate competition show on Paramount+ now.