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14 things to watch next week: Dakota Johnson’s ‘Persuasion’, ‘cheating’ lovers and the real ‘American pie’


Wondering what to watch next week? Here’s the scoop on what you’ll want to watch as you head into the weekend of July 15 on network and cable TV, streaming and on-demand. Whatever your platform—HBO, Showtime, Acorn, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu—we’ve got you covered What to watch. Plus, find out what’s new on Blu-ray and DVD, and hot new movies coming out next week. Let’s go look!

FRIDAY July 15

dakota johnson
opening lines of this period drama, based on a Jane Austen novel, as a nonconformist woman with modern sensibilities, forced to confront her past when a dashing young man – the one “who got away” – re-enters her life. With Cosmo Jarvis, Richard E. Grant and Henry Golding (Netflix).

Forever Summer: The Hamptons
A new reality TV series – billed as a “coming of age docusoap” – follows a group of college students who descend for the summer in the “townies” of this famous resort community (Prime Video).

Christmas Campfire

The romance heats up for Peyton (Tori Anderson) and her friends when her parents decide to have a big vacation-themed reunion before selling their family summer camp (8 p.m., Hallmark Channel).

Planet Shark
Discover the ancient secrets of one of the most successful hunters to ever inhabit the planet in this three-episode series about sharks, which inhabit every corner of Earth’s seas and have diversified among some 500 species (8 p.m. , National Geographic).

SUNDAY July 17

Lunar Haven
The suspense-thriller series is set in a utopian colony on the moon that may hold the keys to preserving life on increasingly perilous Earth. Featuring Dominique Monaghan, Joe Manganiello and Emma McDonald (AMC+).

Eight-part docuseries explores the mighty Roman Empire through the lens of those who fought, died and stirred up evil sensations in the infamous arena (9 p.m., History Channel).

MONDAY July 18
Caught in the act: Unfaithful

Suspicious lovers catch their cheating partners in the act, with help from the host Roman Tami (basketball wives, The real world), in this new series on romantic relationships (9 p.m., VH1).

The captain
Sports docuseries about the New York Yankees superstar Derek Jeterwho helped turn a struggling franchise team into a legendary dynasty (ESPN).

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The Great American Muslim Road Trip

Driving the final leg of legendary Route 66, a Muslim American couple encounter setbacks and surprises in this eye-opening travel documentary (10 p.m., PBS).

The day the music died
Documentary explores the musical phenomena of Don McCleanThe cryptic ‘American Pie’ hit, which continues to be a vital thread in the fabric of pop culture some five decades after hitting the charts (Paramount+)


The blackish spinoff returns for a fifth season, following the signing of Junior (Marcus Scribner) at a California university (10 p.m., Freeform).

The 2022 ESPYs presented by Capital One
Author, athlete, and retired Army Command Sergeant Major Gretchen Evans will be honored with Pat Tilman Service Award, given to individuals with athletic ties who have served others in a way that echoes the legacy of Tillman, the former NFL star and US Army Ranger (8 p.m., ABC).

American Horror Stories

The new season of this success american horror story spinoff continues its weekly anthology format with different scary stories in each episode (Hulu).

The latest movie stars
New doc made by Ethan Hawke—and produced by Martin Scorsese— explores the life and career of the superstar actor Paul Newman and his actress wife Joanne Woodward (HBO Max).


In Bob’s Burgers movie information (Disney Home Entertainment), the Belcher family from Fox TV’s long-running animated sitcom find themselves in the middle of a murder mystery.

Reece Witherspoon
is one of the executive producers of Where the Crawdads singbased on the novel by Delia Owensfeaturing Daisy EdgarJones (she was “Brenda” in the miniseries Under the sky banner) as a woman with roots in the Deep South who becomes a murder suspect.

Adorable dog with a dream sets off to become a samurai in Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hankan animated adventure with the voices of michelle yeo, Samuel L. Jackson, Mel Brooks, Ricky Gervais, Michael Cera and Djimon Hounsou.

In dramatic comedy Mrs. Harris goes to Parisa widowed maid (Leslie Manville) in the 1950s, London fell madly in love with a Dior haute couture dress and set out to get one in Paris.