It’s a slow weekend at the box-office, so we recommend arranging your entertainment schedule around all of the great content coming to the small-screen this week. It’s a big week for sci-fi fans, with MST3K and a lot of Doctor Who content releasing at the end of the week, but reality-show viewers and drama-fans shouldn’t be disappointed with this week’s releases.
The box-office releases include the drama “The Case for Christ;” the crime-comedy “Going in Style”; and the animated-comedy “Smurfs: The Lost Village”. As we mentioned earlier in our preview of this week’s movie-releases, “Colossal” is pick of the week, but it’s only releasing in four theaters.
If you rather skip the local cinema and watch a movie on the couch, you can stream “La La Land,” and “Underworld: Blood Wars” starting on April 11th. That’s the same day you can buy “Hidden Figures,” “The Bye Bye Man,” “Monster Trucks” and “Alien Anthology 1979-1997” on Blu-ray.
It’s a very quiet week for games, but if you haven’t tried the retro-themed “Stardew Valley” yet, it is releasing on PS4 on April 11, 2017. The game has been a hit on Steam for the PC.
TV (Starting, Ending, Specials)
On Sunday you will have the season finales of “Bar Rescue,” “Crashing,” “Homeland” and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”. Premiering on Sunday are “Talking with Chris Hardwick” on AMC, and “The Gorburger Show” on Comedy Central.
Monday will host the premiere of “Help My Yelp” on the Food Network, and the first episodes of the season for “Angie Tribeca,” “Better Call Saul,” “Pawn Star$,” and “Street Outlaws”. There will also be a one-hour special for “Basketball Wives LA,” and look for special episodes of “Diners, Drive-ins & Dives” and “Vanderpump Rules”.
“Switched at Birth,” “Detroiters,” “Imposters,” “The Fosters,” and “The Path” will have their season finales on Tuesday. It’s the same night that “Unprotected,” “Deadliest Catch,” and “Forged in Fire” will premiere on their networks. There will also be a special “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” on Bravo on Tuesday night.
Wednesday will be hump-day once again, and you can watch the season finales of “Ripper Street” and “Major Crimes”. AE will also be hosting a special season-premiere of “Storage Wars”. Thursday is always a big night for TV, and this week you can catch the season finale of “Sun Records” and “The Blacklist: Redemption”. It will be the same night that Discovery Channel hosts the “Legacy of Captain Keith Colburn”.
On Friday you can find the season finale of “MacGyver,” “Ransom” and “The Good Fight”. Sci-fi fans won’t want to miss the premiere of “Doctor Who” and the new spinoff series “Class”.
The popular streaming service doesn’t have any original series launching this week, but you can scare yourself silly with “The Babadook” starting on April 14, 2017.
Netflix subscribers will be able to stream “Kevin Hart: What Now?” starting on April 11, 2017. The stand-up set was filmed in front of 50,000 people at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field. “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return” will launch on the service on April 14, welcoming a new era of MST3K for fans. That’s the same day that “Sandy Wexler” debuts on Netflix. The film follows Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler), a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s, who diligently represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business. The popular netflix series “Chelsea” will also return.
The big releases on Amazon Prime Video will be “The Handmaiden” on April 13, and “Fortitude: Season 2”.