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8 New TV Shows and Movies to Watch This Week: The Gilded Age, American Rock Stars, and More


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Here are all the TV shows and movies to check out this week, including a new HBO show that will be the next Downton Abbey, plus a fun New Girl podcast.

Sunday, January 23

Definition Please: Per an official description, this movie “follows Monica (Sujata Day), a former Scribbs Spelling Bee champion who must reconcile with her estranged brother when he returns home to help care for their sick mother.” Streaming on Netflix

Monday, January 24

Welcome to Our Show: In this iHeartRadio original podcast, Zooey Deschanel, Hannah Simone, and Lamorne Morris rewatch New Girl  and offer behind-the-scenes tidbits. Available on iHeartRadio and all major podcast platforms

The Gilded Age: Per an HBO description, “The Gilded Age begins in 1882 with young Marian Brook (Jacobson) moving from rural Pennsylvania to New York City after the death of her father to live with her thoroughly old money aunts Agnes van Rhijn (Baranski) and Ada Brook (Nixon). Exposed to a world on the brink of the modern age, will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path?” 9 p.m. ET on HBO

Tuesday, January 25

Neymar: The Perfect Chaos: Read an official description, below. Streaming on Netflix

“One of the most famous and highest-paid athletes in history–like you’ve never seen before. Neymar is a hero on the field and a controversial figure off. This three-part docuseries, directed by David Charles Rodrigues, gets up close and personal with soccer star Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, tracks his rise to fame at Santos, his glory days at FC Barcelona and the rollercoaster ride with the Brazilian National team and with Paris Saint-Germain. All while lifting the veil behind Neymar’s marketing machine, led with a tight grip by his father. This star-studded series features interviews with Beckham, Messi, Mbappé and many other legends, as they weigh in on Neymar’s place in sports history.”

Wednesday, January 26

American Rock Stars: Read an official description, below. Streaming on Netflix

“Narrated by Nick Offerman, American Rock Stars follows Team Shuster from USA Men’s Olympic Curling as they prepare to defend their gold medal at the 2022 Winter Olympics. The series from Five Films and director Scott Boggins goes behind the scenes with the underdogs that stole our hearts in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. Anchored by the team’s captain, John Shuster, the series shows a new side to each of the team members–Matt Hamilton, Chris Plys, and John Landsteiner – from their smalltown roots all the way to the dramatic trials.”

Thursday, January 27

Take Out With Lisa Ling: Read an official description, below. Streaming on HBO Max

In Take Out with Lisa Ling, award-winning journalist Lisa Ling—whose own family story began in a Chinese restaurant—travels from the bayous of Louisiana to Orange County’s Little Saigon. She explores some of the most beloved foods while shining a long overdue spotlight on the contributions Asian Americans have been making to this country, since before the United States was even the United States.”

Friday, January 28

The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window: A parody of all your favorite twisty-turny murder mysteries, starring Kristen Bell. Streaming on Netflix

Saturday, January 29

Great Chocolate Showdown: Nothing like watching desserts to get you in the mood for desserts! 8 p.m. ET on The CW

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