The Most Dangerous Game, a thriller series starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz (Quibi)Mrs. America, drama about the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, starring Rose Byrne and Cate Blanchett (FX)Coffee Kareem, a buddy-cop comedy movie starring Ed Helms and Taraji P. Henson (Netflix)The Willoughbys, an animated movie starring Martin Short, Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Jane Krakowski, and Ricky Gervais (Netflix)Solar Opposites, an animated series created by Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan (co-creator and former head writer, respectively, of Rick and Morty) and starring Thomas Middleditch, Mary Mack, and Sean Giambroni (Hulu)#FreeRayshawn, drama starring Laurence Fishburne (Quibi)Singled Out, a dating game show hosted by Keke Palmer and Joel Kim Booster (Quibi)The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show (Netflix)Vida, third and final season, starring Mishel Prada and Melissa Barrera (Starz)The Great, the Catherine the Great dramedy miniseries, starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult (Hulu)Never Have I Ever, coming-of-age dramedy, starring Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (Netflix)Harley Quinn, season 2, starring Kaley Cuoco (DC Universe)We’re Here, the reality show about a cross-country effort to produce a one-night-only drag show (HBO)For all the latest TV and streaming trailers, subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.Casting News: Michael Biehn Joins The Mandalorian for Season 2(Photo by Phillip Chin/Getty Images)The Terminator and Alien star Michael Biehn has joined the cast of the Disney+ Star Wars drama The Mandalorian for its second season, in which, Making Star Wars reports, he will play a bounty hunter. Season 2, which will also include new cast member Rosario Dawson, is scheduled to premiere in October.In a Dick Wolf multi-network crossover, Chicago P.D. star Tracy Spiridakos will take her Hailey Upton from NBC to CBS (and a New York setting) for a guest appearance on Wolf’s FBI drama in the March 31 ep of FBI.Development News: Elton John, Country Superstars Lead At-Home Concert Events on CBS, Fox(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)We’re going to get a peek at Elton John’s living room: the legendary pop star will host Fox Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America, March 29 (9 p.m.) special that will feature performances from John, in his living room, and Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish, Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, and Billie Joe Armstrong from their living rooms. The hour-long special will air commercial free, and is dedicated to the medical workers who are tirelessly trying to get all of us through the pandemic. Viewers will be encouraged to donate money to Feeding America and the First Responders Children’s Foundation during the telecast, which will also stream on Fox digital platforms.CBS, meanwhile, has revealed an all-star list of performers for its previously-announced ACM Presents: Our Country concert that will air on April 5 (8 p.m.). Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, John Legend, Luke Bryan, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban will be featured in at-home performances, while Bryan, Paisley, and Rucker will perform a tribute to the late Kenny Rogers.The aforementioned Billie Eilish and John Legend will also perform on Homefest: James Corden’s Late Late Show Special on March 30 (10 p.m.). BTS, Andrea Bocelli, David Blaine, Dua Lipa, and Will Ferrell will also be among the guests, as Corden hosts from his garage.Corden, by the way, will be featured in the National Theatre’s streaming of the play One Man, Two Guvnors, part of the British theater’s weekly screenings of full-length plays. Corden’s performance will be streamed for seven days, beginning at 7 p.m. on March 26. (YouTube)And more musical TV news: CBS will air Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince on April 21. Maya Rudolph hosts the tribute concert, which will feature performances by Foo Fighters, Sheila E., Beck, Common, H.E.R., John Legend, Gary Clark Jr., Earth, Wind, Fire, Chris Martin, Morris Day and The Time, and the Revolution.The Late Show With Stephen Colbert will be the first broadcast late-night talk show to return to a daily schedule. Colbert (who announced the return on Twitter) and his staff will be working for their own homes, and new eps resume on Monday, March 30. No word yet on the content or potential guest line-ups for the show.John Oliver and Bill Maher are also returning with new episodes of their HBO late-night series, also both taped from their homes. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver returns on March 29, while Real Time with Bill Maher returns on April 3.NBC’s medical drama New Amsterdam, starring Ryan Eggold, has postponed an upcoming episode which revolved around a flu pandemic in New York City. Series creator David Schulner said “the world needs a lot less fiction right now, and a lot more facts” about the episode, titled “Our Doors Are Always Open,” which was scheduled to air on April 7. The network now plans to air it next season. (Deadline)Family Guy characters Stewie and Brian were so bored with board games they decided to record a coronavirus quarantine podcast. It’s on FG creator Seth MacFarlane’s Instagram.Shout! Factory will release the first-ever streamed episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on April 1. Curated from the more than 5,000 episodes Carson produced across three decades, the first batch of episodes to be released will be grouped thematically: Comic Legends of the 60s, featuring Carl Reiner, Bob Newhart and Mel Brooks; and Hollywood Icons of the 70s, featuring Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn and Michael Caine. Episodes featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Richard Pryor and Garry Shandling will also be available.Eric Stonestreet and Will Forte will be the first contestants on the Jimmy Kimmel–hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire series of special episodes that will mark the iconic game show’s 20th anniversary. The first episode, which finds the celeb guests playing to win money for their favorite charities, airs on April 8.AMC has greenlit the anthology series National Anthem, an eight-episode musical dramedy, the “tragically funny story of a middle class midwestern family tumbling down the ladder of American society … periodically bursting into song as they struggle to catch themselves.” The series comes from Emmy and Oscar-winning producer Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Rectify, Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural).The Ringer is launching The Wire: Way Down in the Hole, a podcast devoted to a rewatch of The Wire. Former ESPN star, and current writer for The Atlantic, Jemele Hill, will co-host the show with The Ringer’s Van Lathan. (THR)Netflix has ordered 40 episodes of an Angry Birds animated series, which will feature tween-aged characters at summer camp. The episodes, 11 minutes long each, will premiere in 2021.Netflix has greenlit a new series from organization whiz Marie Kondo. Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo will find the titular star and her team heading to a small town in America to help the citizens tidy up. People can nominate towns at TidyMyTown.com.
In the new time-loop rom-com Palm Springs, Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti play two wedding guests who fall for each other over… and over… and over again. They flirt, fall in love, fight, fall in love again, fight some more, and die on repeat as they try to work out how to make this day from hell – on which they met their match made in heaven – come to an ultimate end. The movie was a hit at this January s Sundance Film Festival – where it broke sales records with its acquisition by Hulu and NEON – and arrives on Hulu in time for summer laughs. Ahead of its release, Rotten Tomatoes correspondent Naz Perez caught up with Samberg and Milioti, as well as co-stars Camila Mendes and Meredith Hagner, to talk about what they would do if stuck in an infinite time loop (hint: pretty much everything), why audiences love this mind-bending narrative style, and the biggest ad-libbed laughs in the movie.Palm Springs is available on Hulu from July 10, 2020.
(Photo by HBO)The five episodes HBO’s miniseries Chernobyl — about the 1986 reactor explosion of the Soviet nuclear power plant, the disastrous fallout, and failed government cover-up — are at once addictive and engrossing, as well as bleak, violent, heartbreaking, and horrific.If you’ve finished all of the series, which is currently Certified Fresh at 96% on the Tomatometer, and are searching for more entertainment to lose yourself in, Rotten Tomatoes has a few suggestions for your next binge.Whether it’s a story about government cover-ups, a lone hero s search for the truth, or humanity s perseverance following a devastating disaster, let us guide you toward your next small-screen addiction.IF YOU LIKE: Chernobyl s exploration of deep government cover-ups Citizenfour (2014) 96% One of the driving forces in the Chernobyl story is the enduring search for the truth amid a briar patch of lies perpetuated by the Soviet government. Mikhail Gorbachev s administration did what it could to stop the news of the accident from spreading — everything from cutting phone lines to just not letting people leave — and of course, that plan failed. America has its own complicated relationship with government interference, which is something explored quite well in Laura Poitras documentary Citizenfour. Here, we get a profoundly personal look at Edward Snowden, the infamous whistleblower who released classified documents implicating the NSA in invading the privacy of unknowing Americans. In an era of so-called fake news and conspiracy theories, the film is an eye-opening entry that not only displays how those in power can misuse their privilege, but also shows how fragile our collective concept of law and order can be when giving in to blind trust and complacency.IF YOU LIKE: Chernobyl s dramatization of environmental disaster When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006) 94% (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for Netflix)Spike Lee’s four-part docu-series When the Levees Broke gives a close-up look at the 2005 devastation Hurricane Katrina left in its wake. If HBO s New Orleans–centered series Treme was way too long or dramatized for your liking, Lee s documentary may be exactly what you re looking for. Here, he gives a necessary perspective on how the category five hurricane damaged wreaked havoc on New Orleans, exploring the faulty nature in which the levees were built. The doc gives some well-educated reasoning behind the levees demise — thanks to a collection of news footage and interviews with politicians, journalists, and engineers who provide their recollections of the event and the fallout that followed. Both Chernobyl and When the Levees Broke walk viewers through mind-blowing catastrophes that, if the research and work had been done properly, could have been prevented, acting as a valuable lesson of preparation and accountability — and a reminder that history s love of repeating itself should not be ignored.IF YOU LIKE: Chernobyl s slow-burn horror The Terror 87% The big bad in Chernobyl is completely unseen, giving audiences a constant feeling of dread as the danger in question is just there, around every corner. That same, slow-burn sense of foreboding can be found in season 1 of AMC s anthology horror series The Terror, which is Certified Fresh on 55 reviews. But while Chernobyl s threat is based on something completely real, The Terror takes the historical disappearance of The HMS Terror and HMS Erebus — two ships involved in Britain s Arctic expedition of 1845 — and puts a supernatural spin on things. Based on Dan Simmons’ bestselling novel, season 1 of the program fills in the blanks on what happened, throwing in a hellish blood-thirsty monster for good measure. With a stellar ensemble cast of British actors, including Jared Harris (who stars in Chernobyl as Valery Legasov), we highly recommend that you don t sleep on the series. (Expected August 12, season 2 of The Terror is set during World War II and centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community, and a young man’s investigation into the malevolent entity responsible.)IF YOU LIKE: Chernobyl s exploration of a broken political system and its community impact…The Wire 94% David Simon s The Wire expertly explored how Baltimore s political system, the city s street-level community, and its criminal underbelly are all interconnected, weaving a narrative fabric that many programs are still striving to achieve. We re not necessarily saying that Chernobyl did in five episodes what The Wire did in five seasons, but the storytelling similarities might appeal to you. Both programs shine a light on a deeper truths: that the actions of those up top are no better than those committed by the Avon Barksdales and Stringer Bells of the world. Both programs expose the faults in the bigger political systems at play, reminding viewers of the power of truth and the impact of those consequences.IF YOU LIKE: Chernobyl s theme of a life-threatening search for the truth…Homeland 85% The quest for the truth in a wasteland of fear and deceit is a subject that will never go out of style. The truth simply doesn t care about the lies people tell. In some way or another, it will find its voice. Sometimes, that voice comes from an underdog fighting through the mud all in the name of what is right and just. In Chernobyl, it s Valery Legasov (Harris), Boris Shcherbina (Stellan Skarsgard), and Ulana Khumyuk (Emily Watson) trudging through the trenches, doing their part in getting the word out about what happened at the power plant while superseding the USSR s faulty plan to keep everything a secret. In Homeland, that person takes the shape of CIA operative Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), who, while struggling with the daily challenges of living with a sometimes debilitating mental illness, works tirelessly, regularly sacrificing her own well-being to ensure America s safety against a whole cavalcade of outside threats.IF YOU LIKE: Chernobyl s subtle take on the KGB The Americans 96% We see the KGB mostly lurking in the shadows of Chernobyl, but the organization is definitely there. Referenced as a circle of accountability, the series gives the Soviet Union s security agency just enough screen time to portray just how sinister the outfit was. In FX s hit spy-thriller The Americans, viewers get a more up-close-and-personal perspective of the notorious organization as it focuses on Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys), two seemingly average American citizens raising their family in the suburbs. But an ordinary husband and wife they are not — Elizabeth and Philip are undercover KGB officers who struggle with their own allegiances to their country while also facing the daily challenges of maintaining a marriage and family during the Cold War ’80s.IF YOU LIKE: Jared Harris Mad Men 94% We already mentioned The Terror, which should definitely be on your to-watch list. Not only is season 1 of AMC s anthology horror series supported by an epic ensemble cast of British talent — including Ciarán Hinds and Tobias Menzies — it s fronted by Harris. If you ve only recently discovered the actor s work, you should know that Harris has been thriving in the world of prestige television for quite some time. His villainous portrayal of David Robert Jones on Fox s sci-fi thriller Fringe, his noble King George VI in Netflix s The Crown, and his insurgent Anderson Dawes in Amazon s The Expanse are all worth checking out. That said, it was the actor s Emmy-nominated performance as Lane Pryce in Mad Men — the financial officer who helped bring ad agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce into existence — that helped cement him as a powerful performer in the Peak TV game.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.