7 Things to Watch This Week, Including ‘Black Widow’ and the ‘Gossip Girl’ Reboot


This week’s slate of new TV shows and movies includes some much-anticipated titles, including Black Widow (finally), the Gossip Girl reboot on HBO Max, and the return of Love Island U.S. Read on for details. 

Sunday, July 4 

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular: Prepare to be dazzled. 8 p.m. ET on NBC 

Monday, July 5 

Shark Beach With Chris Hemsworth: This show is the perfect intersection of my interests: sharks and Chris Hemsworth. 9 p.m. ET on Nat Geo 

Tuesday, July 6 

I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson: Watch the trailer for season two, below. Streaming on Netflix 

Wednesday, July 7 

Love Island: More hot people causing hot drama on a hot resort! It is, well, hot! 9:30 p.m. ET on CBS

Thursday, July 8

Gossip Girl: Here’s everything we know about this highly-anticipated reboot. Streaming on HBO Max

Friday, July 10

Black Widow: Finally! It’s arrived! Marvel fans, rejoice. In theaters and streaming on Disney+

“There was no reason to do a Black Widow standalone film unless we could dig deep and be brave. I’m very happy with all the work that we’ve done on the Marvel Studios films,” Scarlett Johansson told Marvel. “I felt that Avengers: Endgame was so satisfying I wanted to make sure that Black Widow would feel rewarding, not just for the fans, but also for myself, artistically and creatively, after a decade of playing this character. This film gives the opportunity for some sort of healing and understanding as to why Natasha decides to make that ultimate sacrifice in Avengers: Endgame.”

She added, “Black Widow as a character has had thousands of different storylines over the years, so, it wasn’t obvious what we were going to do. It had to feel like it was the continuation of something that we’d already started, and that we were scratching away at.”

Saturday, July 11

2021 ESPY Awards: Tune in to the annual sports awards show tonight. 8 p.m. ET on ABC 

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