‘Nine Perfect Strangers,’ Plus 6 More TV Shows and Movies to Watch This Week

So many great TV shows and movies are premiering this week—including Nine Perfect Strangers, Hulu’s buzzy miniseries starring Nicole Kidman based on a novel by Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty. Get more details on that, plus what else to look out for, below. 

Sunday, August 15

Heels: Read an official description, below. 9 p.m. ET on Starz

Heels is a story about the men and women who chase their dreams in the world of small town pro wrestling. Set in a close-knit Georgia community, it follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel. But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to—or hard to leave behind.”

Monday, August 16

Bachelor in Paradise: Here’s everything we know about this upcoming season. 8 p.m. ET on ABC

Tuesday, August 17 

My Big Fat Fabulous Life: A new season of Whitney Way Thore’s hit reality show is here. 9 p.m. ET on TLC 

Wednesday, August 18 

Nine Perfect Strangers: Here’s everything we know about this highly-anticipated show. Streaming on Hulu

Thursday, August 19 

Sweet Life: Los Angeles: Read the official description for this Issa Rae-produced reality show, below. Streaming on HBO Max 

“Say hello to the future of South L.A. From Issa Rae comes a new unscripted series that follows a friend group of ambitious 20-somethings, making moves to make their dreams a reality as they navigate their personal lives, careers, and what it means to grow up Black in South L.A. Together, they’re getting their first taste of the Sweet Life.”

Friday, August 20 

The Chair: Sandra Oh stars in this new series for Netflix. Read a description, below. Streaming on Netflix 

The Chair follows Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim (Sandra Oh) as she navigates her new role as the Chair of the English department at prestigious Pembroke University. Ji-Yoon is faced with a unique set of challenges as the first woman to chair the department, and as one of the few staff members of color at the university.”

Saturday, August 21

Love in the Afternoon: Read IMDb’s description of this, below. 9 p.m. ET on Hallmark 

“In order to save her daytime soap drama from cancellation, head writer Maggie must convince Darin (her real-life ex-boyfriend) to return to the show.”

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