What to Watch This Week: August 21 to 26

From a new drama based on the life of Mike Tyson to a delightful family adventure about a lost toy bunny, we round up our top 10 shows to watch this week

From a new drama based on the life of Mike Tyson to a delightful family adventure about a lost toy bunny, we round up our top 10 shows to watch this week 


1. Kevin Can F**k Himself – Monday, August 22, AMC | Season Premiere

Kevin Can F**k HimselfAMCThe second and final season of this sitcom deconstruction picks up from the previous finale, when Allison (Annie Murphy) and Patty (Mary Hollis Inboden) were left scrambling when their plan to murder Allison’s boorish husband, Kevin (Eric Petersen) was discovered, leaving the two in a precarious situation as Allison attempts to take a leading role in her sitcom life.


2. Chad and JT Go Deep – Tuesday, August 23, Netflix | Series Premiere

Chad and JT Go DeepNetflixTrying to explain what Chad Kroeger and his buddy JT Parr do isn’t easy. The duo are activists of a sort, hitting the streets or attending city council meetings to fight for unique matters… like, say, the right to perineum sunning.

“Growing up in San Clemente, I was always extremely passionate about surfing and tanning—maintaining an epic bronze is key—but, lately, on top of being bronzed, I have an immense interest in taking action out in the world with the help of my right-hand man, JT Parr,” Kroeger writes on their website, further describing JT as “a beast both in the gym and the world.”

Furthermore, in the first episode, one of their cohorts defines the pair perfectly: “Most of what Chad and JT do is completely moronic… but they’re trying really hard, and it’s admirable how hard they’re trying.” 


3. Lost Ollie – Wednesday, August 24, Netflix | Series Premiere

Lost OllieNetflixIn this family-friendly series, Ollie (voiced by Jonathan Groff) is a stuffed toy rabbit with floppy ears and fuzzy memories who embarks on an epic quest to find his best friend, the young boy who accidentally lost him (Kesler Talbot). Also starring Gina Rodriguez, Tim Blake Nelson and Jake Johnson. 


4.Selling the OC – Wednesday, August 24, Netflix | Series Premiere

Selling the OCNetflixFor years, twins Jason and Brett Oppenheim have made a pretty decent living for themselves in the California real estate game. That much was clear when the siblings took their firm far and wide with Netflix’s smash hit Selling Sunset. Sure, a large part of that success is due to the ongoing dramatics with the female realtors, whose blow-ups have become epic milestones in the show. And at this point, what reality TV lover isn’t familiar with Chrishell Stause’s tumultuous love life or Heather Rae Young’s journey to coupledom (and now motherhood!) with her husband, Tarek El Moussa?

However, at the heart of the series is a successful business, so you can’t blame the Oppenheims for wanting to double down on it. In this spinoff, the action moves from Hollywood to Newport Beach, where the brothers have expanded their territory with a second office. There, new realtors will compete to establish themselves and grow their own portfolios, all while dealing with the pressure and drama that comes from filming while trying to close a deal.

Aside from the location, this show differs from the mothership in another key way: the Oppenheims are employing a stable of realtors featuring both men and women. In season one, that includes Alex Hall, Alexandra Jarvis, Alexandra Rose, Austin Victoria, Brandi Marshall, Gio Helou, Kayla Cardona, Lauren Brito, Polly Brindle, Sean Palmieri and Tyler Stanaland. If some of those names sound familiar, that’s because we’ve seen them before: in the season-four finale of Sunset, at the work party where Christine Quinn and Mary Fitzgerald had that epic fight. And from the sounds of it, they were taking notes. “The cast is just wild, right from the jump; they don’t hold back,” creator Adam DiVello revealed to Tudum. “They don’t have any filters. They say what they’re thinking.”


5. Bad Hair Day – Wednesday, August 24, TLC | Series Premiere

Bad Hair DayTLCFollowing in the footsteps of Dr. Pimple Popper and My Feet Are Killing Me, this new TLC transformational medical show profiles a pair of derma­tologists who, along with an expert hair restoration surgeon, help patients who have been suffering for years from hair-related disorders.


6. Star Trek: Lower Decks – Thursday, August 25, CTV Sci-Fi | Season Premiere

Star Trek: Lower DecksCTV Sci-FiOne of the most enjoyable surprises of the past couple of years has been Star Trek: Lower Decks, an animated series which puts a comedic spin on the concept of life on a starship, focusing on the lesser-seen characters of a starship crew. It’s been full of laughs, Easter eggs for Trekkies, and a lot of fun.

For as comedic as the series has tended to be over the course of its run to date, however, season two ended on a surprising somber note, providing Lower Decks with the sort of dark cliffhanger that all of the other Trek series have delivered over the course of their runs. In the final moments of the season finale, Captain Freeman was escorted in handcuffs (or the futuristic equivalent) from the U.S.S. Cerritos by Starfleet Command, accused of having colluded with Klingon extremists to plant a bomb.

“We start season three like full-tilt, looking for her, trying to fix it, trying to set it right, and I love the scrappiness,” said star Tawny Newsome during the San Diego Comic-Con panel for the series. “I love episode 1 of season 3 because our lower deckers are just like, ‘We gotta save the captain!’ It just feels like this epic adventure, it feels like a movie.”

Creator Mike McMahan summed up his feelings about the new season during the panel. “There was a little while where we didn’t have any Star Trek. That was a very bad time. And now, we have lots and lots of Star Trek all the time. And on August 25, when Lower Decks returns, you’re gonna have 10 new times to be in that world again, to be in the Alpha Quadrant with Starfleet officers. And it’s just such a joy to share with you guys.” 


7. Mike – Thursday, August 25, Disney+ | Series Premiere


Mike Tyson was one of the most fearsome fighters ever to step into the boxing ring, and this new eight-episode series dramatizes his journey from troubled youngster to troubled heavyweight champion of the world, exploring the tumultuous ups and downs of Tyson’s boxing career and personal life as he transitions from becoming a beloved global athlete to a pariah and back again.

Focusing the lens on Tyson (played by Trevante Rhodes), Mike steps beyond his story to examine both class and race in America, along with fame and the power of media, misogyny, the wealth divide, the promise of the American Dream and ultimately our own role in shaping Mike’s story. Offering an unauthorized and no-holds-barred look at the life of one of the most intriguing figures in the world of sports, viewers are in for one wild ride. Also starring Harvey Keitel as Tyson’s trainer/mentor Cus D’Amato, Russell Hornsby as flamboyant boxing promoter Don King, and B.J. Minor as teenage Mike Tyson. 


8. Partner Track – Friday, August 26, Netflix | Series Premiere

Partner TrackNetflixChicago Med’s Arden Cho plays plays a first-generation Korean-American and the first lawyer in her family who is now on track to make partner. But, as she smashes that glass ceiling, she can’t help but wonder if there’s more to life than professional success.


9. See – Friday, August 26, Apple TV+ | Season Premiere

SeeApple TV+If you have yet to catch Jason Momoa in his latest acclaimed television role, now is the time to do so as the third and final season debuts on the streaming service. See is set hundreds of years after humanity has lost the ability to see (hence the title), and society has had to make a few adjustments as a result.

When the new season kicks off, Baba Voss (Momoa) has finally taken down his brother (Dave Bautista) and gone into self-imposed exile, saying goodbye to his family in order to live in the remote forest. But when a Trivantian scientist develops new, sighted weapons that threaten to take out all remaining humans, Voss must return to civilization and save his tribe yet again.

Not only is it a compelling drama set to end in an epic way, but in real life the show has been hailed for its representation, having cast or hired many actors and crew members who are blind or visually impaired.


10. Drive Hard: The Maloof Way – Friday, August 26, Netflix | Series Premiere

Drive Hard: The Maloof WayNetflixBuckle up for this new six-episode reality series following top Hollywood stunt driver Sammy Maloof and his “lovable family of gearheads” as they build souped-up car engines for his company, Maloof Racing Engines, while his eldest daughter Hannah is a “fearless drag racer ready to turn pro.”