Watch This: The Best In Streaming This Week Including ‘The Morning Show’ and The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards
The highly-anticipated second-season debut of Apple TV+’s The Morning Show finally hits screens this week, and everyone will finally find out what has happened in the wake of the monumental on-air expose by Alex (Jennifer Anniston) and Bradley (Reese Witherspoon) of the sexual misconduct and toxic culture at UBA.
The other big event this week is the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS and Paramount+. This year, the number of streaming projects nominated completely dwarfed the number from earlier years, with the top two nominated shows being The Mandalorian from Disney+ and The Crown from Netflix, with the shows landing 24 each.
While those are at the top of the list, they, by far, are not the only great things streaming this week. Watch this:
Monday marks season 50, episode number 1 of The Price Is Right on CBS. Drew Carey has held down the helm since 2007 of what is considered one of the greatest television game shows of all. The show airs weekday mornings on CBS and streams on Paramount+. CBS is planning a set of prime-time specials to celebrate the landmark.
Paramount+ is a subscription video streaming service that includes on-demand access to 12,000+ TV show episodes including originals Star Trek: Discovery, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants, and MTV’s Laguna Beach. Meet captivating characters, catch up on your favorite sport, explore new worlds in the growing collection of Paramount+.
Previously under the name ‘CBS All Access,’ Subscribers can choose between their Essentials Plan (which includes ads) for $4.99/month, or go commercial-free with their Premium Plan for $9.99/month.
With their Premium Plan, in addition to not having ads, you will also get access to your local CBS affiliate to stream your local news, prime-time line-up, and late-night. You will also be able to download offline and watch select shows in 4K.
With the lower cost “Essential” plan, you will still be able to watch live NFL games, Champions League, and national news – but you will no longer get your local CBS affiliate like the old ad-supported plan.
With their new app, enjoy advanced recommendations, curated homepages, and new content categories while still being able to stream major live sports like NFL, College Football, College Basketball. Sports fans will also appreciate the service’s inclusion of NFL on CBS, PGA Tour, along with every match of UEFA Champions League and Serie A.
Floribama Shore is Back
MTV’s Floribama Shore returns for a fifth season on Thursday night. While the first season of the series stuck to Panama City Beach, Fla., in subsequent seasons, the show has hit the road, going to other parts of Florida, and eventually Arizona and even Montana. This season, the housemates are headed to Georgia for their usual round of partying, working, and living in their “new environment.”
Robert Langdon Comes To Television
Also on Thursday, Peacock premieres Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, which serves as a prequel to the Da Vinci Code film series. The new TV series stars Ashley Zukerman as Robert Langdon. In the series, Langdon is hired by the CIA to solve a number of deadly puzzles when his mentor goes missing.
Peacock is a subscription video streaming service from NBCUniversal that gives access to up to 15,000 hours of content including original shows, blockbuster movies, and classic television series.
Just like other streaming services, Peacock will have their own original series including reboots of Save By The Bell, Punky Brewster, and Battlestar Galactica. They also have shows like Rutherford Falls (Ed Helms), Dr. Death (Alec Baldwin), and a behind-the-scenes docs-series about Saturday Night Live.
The company has acquired the rights to many classic shows like the entire Dick Wolf library including Law & Order and Chicago Fire, Parks and Recreation, and The Office.
The service will also feature blockbusters and critically-acclaimed films from Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination and content acquired from Hollywood’s biggest studios.
Saying Goodbye to the Nine-Nine
The series finale of Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs Thursday night on NBC. After more than 150 episodes, and homes on two networks, the police comedy finally comes to a close in the hour-long special “The End.” How it will leave the characters is yet to be seen.
The Inside Story of ‘The Greatest’
Ken Burns, known for his in-depth documentary takes on many subjects over the years, turns his learned eye on the life of Muhammad Ali. The fascinating story of the life of the man known to everyone, sports fans and otherwise, simply as “The Greatest,” is the subject of a four-night, eight-hour documentary on PBS. The series airs starting Thursday night on most PBS stations.
Apple TV+ is a subscription video streaming service for $4.99 a month that includes high-quality originals shows and movies. While the quantity of content is limited for now, the service plans to add additional content every single month.
They have titles coming from Oprah, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Jason Momoa, J.J. Abrams, M. Night Shyamalan, Jennifer Garner, and Octavia Spencer.
If you purchase an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV, you can get a free year of Apple TV+.
Bradley, Back to You
Apple TV+ brings back The Morning Show for a second season. In the season one finale, Alex (Jennifer Anniston) and Bradley (Reese Witherspoon) spoke out on-air against the misogyny and toxic work environment that had permeated the entire management structure at the UBA network. The last we saw, network boss Fred Micklen (Tom Irwin) frantically demanded that the show be yanked off the air in mid-stream. Now comes the fallout.
Cry Macho premieres Friday in theaters and on HBO Max. The western, directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, is based on the 1975 Richard Nash novel of the same name. An ex-rodeo star agrees to help his former boss get his son out of Mexico. The son lives with his mom and has turned to a life of crime, participating in cockfights with a rooster — named Macho. Eastwood stars along with Dwight Yoakam.
HBO Max is a subscription video streaming service that gives access to the full HBO library, along with exclusive Max Originals, and access to every Warner Bros. film on HBO Max on the same day that it hits theaters.
HBO Max has two tiers, an ad-supported plan for $9.99 and ad-free plan for $14.99. HBO Max without ads also includes features like the ability to download offline and 4K streaming.
They also will get Max Originals that aren’t available to HBO channel subscribers, like “The Flight Attendant” (Kaley Cuoco), “Love Life” (Anna Kendrick), as well as reboots to “Sex In The City” and “Gossip Girl.”
And the Emmy Goes To…
The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards airs Sunday night on CBS. The big surprise this year is simply the sheer number of streaming shows up for awards. As an example, the nominees for Outstanding Drama Series include 5 streaming shows (The Boys, Bridgerton, The Crown, The Handmaid's Tale, The Mandalorian), 2 cable shows (Lovecraft Country, Pose), and 1 broadcast series (This is Us).