What to Watch This Week: June 5 to 10

From spooky finales to top honours, we round up our top 10 shows to watch this week

From spooky finales to top honours, we round up our top 10 shows to watch this week

1. 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards – Sunday, June 5, 5 p.m. & 9 p.m., MTV Canada / 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted – Sunday, June 5, 7 p.m. & 11 p.m., MTV Canada

2022 MTV Movie & TV AwardsApple TV+Has a trophy ever so perfectly encapsulated the tone of its awards show? Unlike the ornate (dare we say “pretentious”) hardware handed out by the Emmys, Oscars, Golden Globes, etc., MTV offers its winners a bucket o’ golden popcorn. The message is clear: let other galas honour the “important” films and TV shows; we’re all about the fun ones. Now, for the second year in a row, the celebration is broken up into two separate events—one for scripted fare, one devoted entirely to reality TV.  

The nominations, divvied up between 26 gender-neutral categories, seem to favour Euphoria, Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Batman, Ted Lasso and Squid Game. Those films and series have appeared elsewhere on the awards circuit, of course. But there are a few “only at MTV” nominees, including Jackass Forever’s Sean “Poopies” McInerney being up for Best Kiss after locking lips/fangs with a snake, and a category called “Here for the Hookup.”  

RuPaul’s Drag Race, Selling Sunset and Summer House are among the frontrunners in the Unscripted portion of the evening, while Teresa Giudice and Margaret Josephs from The Real Housewives of New Jersey have a Best Fight nod.  

New categories this year include Best Song, Best Reality Return, Best Music Documentary, Best Reality Romance and Best Reality Star.  

Who exactly will be filling the seats at this little party, which goes down live from Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar, remains a mystery at time of press, as the show has yet to confirm attendees or presenters. We do know who will be hosting, however: actress Vanessa Hudgens (Bad Boys for Life), taking the baton from last year’s emcee, Leslie Jones. 

2. Roswell, New Mexico – Monday, June 6, 6 p.m., Showcase; 8 p.m., The CW | Season Premiere

Roswell New MexicoShowcaseFans of this sci-fi remake were quick to celebrate the fourth-season renewal when it was announced last year. Alas, that happy news was short-lived as The CW revealed at its upfront presentation that season four will be the swan song. The good news is, we’ve got 13 episodes of romance and extraterrestrial intrigue left. The question on everyone’s mind after season three: who was that mysterious naked lady looking for Liz? Plus, how does original Roswell star Shiri Appleby, who popped up briefly in the finale—factor into the conspiracy; we do know that her character, Allie, is back this year for a couple of episodes, but whether she really is Liz’s former teacher and what her motives are remain to be seen.  

“You can never trust what your first image is,” producer Chris Hollier teased to TVLine, “but I look forward to people speculating.”

3. Hustle – Wednesday, June 8, Netflix

HustleNetflixIt’s no secret that Adam Sandler remains best known for his wackadoodle comedies, yet he’s also been carving out a second path as a serious actor—which saw him basking in rare critical acclaim for his performance in 2019’s Uncut Gems. 

Sandler melds his serious and comedic sides with Hustle, a new sports-themed movie released this week on Netflix.  

Sandler plays Stanley “Sugarman” Beren, a recently fired scout for the Philadelphia 76ers whose longtime dream of becoming an NBA coach never quite came to fruition, leaving him constantly on the road in search of the next great hoops star—and apart from his wife (Queen Latifah) and daughter (Jordan Hull).  

Desperate to find an athlete who can bring him back to the NBA, Stanley winds up in Spain, where he discovers once-in-a-generation talent Bo Cruz (Utah Jazz forward Juancho Hernangómez, in his acting debut). 

Achieving this goal won’t be easy, thanks to Bo’s problematic past and the fact that the 76ers haven’t exactly given Stanley approval to bring his find to the U.S. Yet despite the odds, this unlikely duo put everything on the line to take one final shot at proving they have what it takes to make it in the big league. 

Along with cameos from an array of actual NBA stars, the A-list cast also includes Ben Foster, Anthony Edwards, Jaleel White, Heidi Gardner and Robert Duvall. Meanwhile, Hustle boasts legit basketball cred behind the camera, courtesy of producers LeBron James and Maverick Carter.  

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Sandler described Hustle as “very much a Rocky story,” and representative of the evolutionary journey his career has taken within the past few years. “I knew this movie was a different feel for me,” he said, “but it’s kind of a combination of stuff I’ve done in the past and a newer version of who I am.”

4. Under the Banner of Heaven – Wednesday, June 8, Disney+ | Series Premiere

Under the Banner of HeavenDisney+This limited series, inspired by the true crime bestseller of the same name by Jon Krakauer, follows the events that led to the 1984 murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty (Daisy Edgar-Jones, Normal People) and her baby daughter in a suburb of Salt Lake Valley, Utah. Detective Jeb Pyre (Andrew Garfield, The Eyes of Tammy Faye) is brought in to investigate the events that transpired within the Lafferty family, leading him to uncover long-buried truths about the origins of the LDS religion and the violent consequences of unyielding faith. What he unearths, in fact, proves to be so shocking that it causes Pyre, a devout Mormon himself, to question his own faith as his relent-less pursuit of the truth places him in direct conflict with the religious beliefs he’s held for his entire life.  

The seven-episode series also stars Sam Worthington, Denise Gough, Wyatt Russell, Billy Howle, Gil Birmingham, Adelaide Clemens, Rory Culkin, Seth Numrich, Chloe Pirrie and Sandra Seacat.

5. The Janes – Wednesday, June 8, 8 p.m. & 11:45 p.m., HBO Canada

The JanesHBO CanadaThis timely documentary, taking place during the year before Roe v. Wade changed everything, tells the story of a group of unlikely outlaws. A clandestine network of women, calling themselves “Jane,” built an underground service for anyone seeking safe, affordable—and, at the time, illegal—abortions. Defying the state legislature that banned abortion, the Catholic Church that condemned it and the Chicago Mob that was profiting from it, these women risked their personal and professional lives to help those in need at a time when even circulating information about abortion was a felony in Illinois. 

6. Legendary – Thursday, June 9, 9:15 p.m., Crave1

LegendaryCraveThere’s 100K on the line as your stalwart judges—ballroom legend Leiomy Maldonado, actors Keke Palmer and Jameela Jamil, and stylist Law Roach—crown a new group of catwalk heroes, who will take their place beside past winners House Balmaine and House Miyake-Mugler. 

7. Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration – Thursday, June 9, Netflix

Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ CelebrationNetflixThis fête of the LGBTQ+ comedy community finds Billy Eichner hosting an all-star cast of fellow standups at L.A.’s Greek Theatre, including Sandra Bernhard, Bob the Drag Queen, Margaret Cho, Eddie Izzard, Tig Notaro, Wanda Sykes and more. 

8. Charmed – Friday, June 10, 8 p.m., The CW | Series Finale

CharmedThe CWNot even the Power of Three could save these Charmed Ones from cancellation, as Mel, Maggie and new arrival Kaela wage one final battle against the forces of darkness. Here’s hoping the Vera sisters get the sendoff they—and the fans—deserve. 

9. Love in Paradise: The Caribbean – Friday, June 10, discovery+ (Stream)

Love In Paradise: The Caribbeandiscovery+Tis the season for steamy show-mances. And the second instalment of this 90 Day Fiancé spinoff (yes, another one) takes the passion, heartache and delicious complications to a whole new level by introducing a “throuple.” That would be Tennessee native Frankie and bisexual couple Abby and Gaby. Frankie met the pair while on vacation in Mexico. An unexpected threesome led to an even more unexpected long-term relationship—one that may now leave one woman out in the cold.  

Meanwhile, viewers will also become intimately familiar with Valentine and Carlos, two lovebirds who connected over social media during the COVID lockdown. Now, Valentine is travelling from Los Angeles to Colombia to meet Carlos for the first time. Will their in-person chemistry be just as sizzling as their online chats?  

And, at last, we have Daniele and Yohan. She’s a 42-year-old New Yorker who went on holidays in the Dominican Republic; he’s the much younger, six-foot-seven fitness instructor who was working at her hotel. (It’s like a fairy tale!) The only potential hurdle on their path to domestic bliss? Yohan desperately wants to be a father, and Daniele isn’t sure she can conceive. 

10. Love and Where to Find It – Friday, June 10, 8 p.m., City

Love and Where to Find ItCityLena (Elise Gatien) and Jonah (Clayton James) are business rivals who own competing coffee shops, and despise each other. Online, however, they unwittingly begin to fall in love while sending romantic messages to each other via a dating app, on behalf of their friends.