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What’s On TV This Week? (June 7-13) – HBO Drops New ‘Legendary’ and ‘I May Destroy You’

Check out a Ballroom Reality Series, HBO’s latest Drama Series, and the life of the Iconic Tina Turner

I May Destroy You

While we’re in the slow period of the TV season, there are plenty of new shows and programs to check out. In the first week of our relaunched “What’s On TV” column, we’re watching HBO Max’s reality ballroom series, a new drama for HBO, and an underrated film on the life of Tina Turner. 

PICK OF THE WEEK

Legendary – Wednesday, June 10 on HBO Max

Legendary HBO Max

The new reality series from HBO Max has already found its stride. “Legendary” brings together eight houses to face off in a ballroom drag competition. Featuring Dashaun Wesley as the Master of Ceremonies, the houses have already proven to be incredibly talented. The judging panel, consisting of Jameela Jameel, Law Roach, Leiomy Maldonado, and Megan Thee Stallion, makes for entertaining banter and showcases real expertise. While Ballroom culture has found its way into niche circles because of “Pose,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “Paris is Burning,” “Legendary” looks to expand the culture into the mainstream.

PREMIERE OF THE WEEK

I May Destroy You – Sunday, June 7 at 10:30 PM EST on HBO

I May Destroy You HBO

The new drama from Michaela Coel focuses on questions of consent and sexual assault. While these topics can be difficult to confront, Coel builds essential bridges to invite the audience into the conversation. Rather than asking if the assault occurred, “I May Destroy You” focuses on the person affected by the act. Most series that deal with the issue build their characters out from the moment of the assault, leaving them flat until the moment of assault changes them. Coel created a fully textured character before the assault, and she instead must understand how to move forward and not lose herself in the process.

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

What’s Love Got to Do With It (Touchstone Pictures) – Monday, June 8 at 9:00 PM EST on BET

Angela Bassett Whats Love Got To Do With It“What’s Love Got to Do With It” brought the life of icon Tina Turner to the big screen. It also gave Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne their only Oscar nominations. Basset and Fishburne were up to the task, delivering electric chemistry that lives up the infamous legacy of Tina and Ike’s relationship. Yet the craftwork in “What’s Love Got to Do With It” has always been underrated. Stunning cinematography, editing, and costume design are on display throughout the film. While the film plays with the facts, “What’s Love Got to Do With It” remains one of the best musical biopics-to-date.

New Episodes

Network

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CBS

BulletproofCW

FOX

PBS

World of DanceNBC

Premium Cable/Streaming Content

Amazon Prime

  • Gulabo Sitabo (Friday, June 12)

Cinemax

Disney+

HBO

Love LifeHBO MAX

Hulu

Netflix

 

Showtime

  • Vice (Sunday at 8p & 8:30p)
  • Billions (Sunday at 9p)
  • Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (Sunday at 10p)
  • Ringside (Friday at 8:30p)

Starz

  • Hightown (Sunday at 8p)

Cable

A&E 

  • The First 48: Catching a Killer (Tuesday at 9p)
  • The First 48: The Case That Haunts Me (Thursday at 10p)

AMC

  • Quiz (Sunday at 9p)
  • Creepshow (Monday at 10p)
  • NOS4A2 (Tuesday at 7p)
  • Friday Night In with The Morgans (Friday at 10p)

Animal Planet

  • North Woods Law (Sunday at 8p & 9p, Wednesday at 9p)
  • Homestead Rescue (Wednesday at 10p)
  • Deadliest Catch (Thursday at 7p, 8p, 9p & 10p)
  • River Monsters: Deadliest Man-eaters (Friday at 8p)
  • The Zoo: Bronx Tales (Friday at 7p)
  • Saved By the Barn (Saturday at 9p)
  • Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet Special (Saturday at 10p)

BET

  • Tyler Perry’s The Oval (Wednesday at 9p)
  • American Soul (Wednesday at 10p)

Bravo

  • The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Sunday at 8p)
  • Married to Medicine Los Angeles (Sunday at 9p)
  • Below Deck: Mediterranean (Monday at 8p)
  • Camp Getaway (Monday at 10p)
  • Vanderpump Rules (Tuesday at 9p)
  • Watch What Happens Live (Tu/W at 10p)
  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Wednesday at 9p)
  • Cash Cab (Wednesday at 10:30p)
  • The Real Housewives of New York City (Thursday at 9p)
  • Top Chef (Thursday at 10p)

Discover

  • Naked and Afraid XL (Sunday Uncensored at 7p, Regular at 8p & 9p, Foreign Exchange 10p; Thursday at 9p)
  • Street Outlaws (Monday at 8p)
  • Diesel Brothers (Monday at 10p)
  • Deadliest Catch (Tuesday at 7p & 8p)
  • Expedition Unknown (Wednesday at 7p, 8p & 9p)
  • Mysteries of the Deep (Wednesday at 10p)
  • Treasure Island with Bear Grylls (Thursday at 8p)
  • Bering Sea Gold (Friday at 8p)
  • Gold Rush (Friday at 9p)

Disney Channel

  • Sydney to the Rescue (Friday at 8p)
  • Coop & Cami Ask the World (Friday at 8:25p)

DIY

  • Barnwood Builders (Sunday at 9p)
  • Insane Pools (Thursday at 9p)
  • Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation (Friday at 8p)

ESPN

  • “Be Water” — 30 For 30 (Sunday at 9p)*TELEVISION PREMIERE
  • NBA 2K League (Tuesday at 7p)
  • ESPN’s Greatest All-Time Softball Team (ESPNU at 8p)
  • MLB Draft: Round 1 (Wednesday at 7p) Round 2-5 (Thursday at 5p)

E!

  • Botched (Monday at 9p)
  • Nightly Pop (Monday at 10:30p)
  • Total Bellas (Thursday at 9p)

Food

  • Worst Cooks in America (Sunday at 9p)
  • Beat Bobby Flay (Sunday at 10p)
  • Big Time Bake (Monday at 9p)
  • Duff Takes The Cake (Monday at 10p)
  • Guy’s Grocery Games (Wednesday at 9p)
  • Restaurant: Impossible (Thursday at 9p)
  • Summer Rush (Thursday at 10p)
  • Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives (Friday at 9p)

Fox Sports

  • WWE: Evolution (Tuesday at 7p)

Freeform

  • The Bold Type (Thursday at 10p)

FX

  • What We Do in the Shadows (Wednesday at 10p)

Golf

  • Swing Expedition with Chris Cuomo (Monday at 7p)

GSN

  • Master Minds (M/Tu/W/Th/F at 8:30p)

Hallmark

  • Good Witch (Sunday at 9p)
  • Love in the Forecast (Saturday at 9p)

HGTV

  • Renovation Island (Sunday at 8p)
  • Bahamas Life (Sunday at 9p & 9:30p)
  • Beachfront Bargain Hunt (Sunday at 10p & 10:30p)
  • Hometown (Monday at 9p)
  • Good Bones (Tuesday at 8p & 9p)
  • Bargain Mansions (Tuesday at 10p)
  • Property Brothers (Wednesday at 8p)
  • Property Brothers: Forever Home (Wednesday at 9p)
  • House Hunters (W/TH at 10p)
  • Flip or Flop (Thursday at 8:30p)
  • Design at Your Door (Thursday at 9p & 9:30p)
  • My Lottery Dream Home (Friday at 9p)

History Channel

  • Pawn Stars (Monday at 10p)
  • Lost Gold of World War II (Tuesday at 9p)
  • Mountain Men (Thursday at 9p)
  • Alone (Thursday at 10p)
  • American Pickers (Friday at 9p)

Lifetime

  • Is My Daughter Really Dead? (Sunday at 8p)
  • Variety’s Power of Women: Frontline Heroes (Tuesday at 10p)
  • Married at First Sight (Wednesday at 8p)
  • Their Killer Affair (Saturday at 8p)

MTV

  • Teen Mom (Tuesday at 8p)
  • The Challenge (Wednesday at 8p)
  • Jersey Shore: Family Vacation (Thursday at 8p)
  • Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D & Vinny (Thursday at 9p)*SERIES PREMIERE

National Geographic

  • Wicked Tuna (Sunday at 6:30p, 7:30p, 8:30p)
  • Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (Sunday at 10p*SEASON PREMIERE/Thursday at 8p)
  • Barkskins (Monday at 9p & 10p)
  • Drain Raiders of the Civil War (Tuesday at 9p)
  • Surviving the Mount St. Helens Disaster (Tuesday at 10p)
  • To Catch a Smuggler: Secret Stash (Wednesday at 9p & 10p)
  • Alaska Animal Rescue (Thursday at 10p)
  • Lockup (Friday at 8p & 9p)

OWN

  • The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas (Monday at 9p)
  • Fear Not with Iyania Vanzant (Saturday at 9p)
  • Girlfriends Check-In (Saturday at 10p)

Oxygen

  • Deadly Cults (Sunday at 7p)

Nickelodeon

  • The Loud House (Saturday at 7p)
  • Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan (Saturday at 8p)
  • Group Chat with Annie & Jaden (Saturday at 8:30p)

Paramount

  • Bar Rescue (Sunday at 10p)

Science

  • Unearthed (Sunday at 9p)
  • Forbidden History (Sunday at 10p)
  • How the Universe Works (Monday at 8p, 9p & 10p)
  • Unearthed (Tuesday at 8p & 9p)
  • How It’s Made (Wednesday at 8p)
  • Building Giants (Wednesday at 9p)
  • Mega Machines: Sea Giants (Wednesday at 10p)
  • Strange Evidence (Thursday at 9p)
  • What on Earth (Saturday at 8p, 9p & 10p)

Smithsonian

  • Private Lives of the Monarchs (Sunday at 8p)
  • An American Aristocrat’s Guide to Great Estates (Sunday at 9p)
  • Secrets (Monday at 8p & 8:30p)

TBS 

  • The Last O.G. (Tuesday at 10:30p)
  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (Wednesday at 10:30p)
  • The Misery Index (Thursday at 10:30p)

TLC

  • 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days (Sunday at 8p)
  • sMothered (Sunday at 10p)
  • 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days (Monday at 8p, Friday at 8p)
  • 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way (Monday at 9p, Friday at 7p)
  • OutDaughtered (Tuesday at 9p)
  • 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? (Friday at 10p)

Travel

  • Buried Worlds with Don Wildman (Monday at 9p)
  • Beyond the Unknown (Monday at 10p)
  • Ghost Adventures (Tuesday at 8p)
  • The Dead Files (Friday at 9p)
  • Alaska Triangle (Saturday at 9p)
  • Terror in the Woods (Saturday at 10p)

TNT

  • Snowpiercer (Sunday at 9p)
  • All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite (Wednesday at 8p)

Travel

  • Paranormal Caught on Camera (Sunday at 9p & 10p)
  • Expedition Bigfoot (Wednesday at 8p)
  • Killing Bigfoot (Wednesday at 10p)
  • Ghost Adventures (Thursday at 9p)
  • The Holzer Files (Thursday at 10p)

TruTV

  • At Home with Amy Sedaris (Wednesday at 10p)
  • Impractical Jokers (Thursday at 10p)

USA

  • Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story (Tuesday at 10p)

VH1

  • T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle (Monday at 8p)
  • To Catch a Beautician (Monday at 9p & 9:30p)
  • Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out (Tu/W at 8p)
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars (Friday at 8p)

What shows will you be watching this week? Let us know in the comments below!

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Written by Alan French

Alan French is a movie buff, a TV lover, and a sports fanatic. His favorite TV shows are 'Parks and Recreation,' 'Rick and Morty' and 'Game of Thrones.' He's also a Spielberg fanatic. You can find him on Twitter and Medium @TheAlanFrench.

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Joey Magidson

Can’t wait for folks to see Da 5 Bloods!

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