What’s New This Weekend | February 14-17
You’re going to need a long weekend to fit in all this great new TV. Remakes of High Fidelity and War of the Worlds. Reboots of The Soup, Slow Burn, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Great new shows like Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and Mario Lopez-produced The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia. Here’s everything hot that’s new this weekend.
Friday, February 14
A record store owner (Zoe Kravitz) pays a visit to five of her exes on a quest for self-improvement.
Comedy/Drama | Hulu | New
Young people seek truth through art in an all-sing, all-dance post-apocalyptic near-future teen science fiction drama.
Drama/Sci-fi/Musical | Hulu | New
Sunday, February 16
Ryan Seacrest is back with Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry, with Bobby Bones as the show’s in-house mentor.
Reality competition | ABC | 8pm | Season 18
Parks and Recreation duo Amy Poehler and Mike Scully have teamed up with Julie Thacker Scully (The Simpsons) to tell the tale of a “spectacularly average” 15-year-old boy named Duncan (Poehler). Rashida Jones, Ty Burrell, and Wiz Khalifa also star.
Animation/Comedy | Fox | 8:30pm | New
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
The reality series is back after 8 years to change more lives and put a smile back on our faces. Jesse Tyler Ferguson hosts this reboot.
Reality | HGTV | 9pm | New
The story of three Michigan moms-turned-criminals returns, and this season it’ll have 16 episodes (season two had 13 episodes and season one had 10).
Drama | NBC | 10pm | Season 3
Claire and Jamie are back on our screens, and judging by the hints in this trailer, they are more connected than ever.
Drama | Starz | 8pm | Season 5
This podcast-inspired series is a six-part adaptation of Slate’s podcast of the same name, which explores the Watergate scandal. Here’s the intro audio to the original podcast.
Documentary | Epix |10pm | New
War of the Worlds
This eight-part adaptation of the H.G. Wells’ classic tale of an alien invasion takes place in present-day, and the aliens are from a far galaxy (rather than Mars).
Drama/Sci-fi | Epix |9pm | New
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
Following a sneak preview from 1/7, this series centers around Zoey (Jane Levy), a young and brilliant coder in San Francisco who suddenly finds she can hear the thoughts and desires of everyone around her… in musical form.
Drama | NBC | 9pm | New
Monday, February 17
The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia
Ashley is a 15-and-a-half-year-old rocket scientist and robot maker who moves to California. The next big thing she is trying to make is friends. Mario Lopez produces.
Family/Comedy |Netflix | New
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