8 TV Shows and Movies to Check Out This Week

There aren't a ton of new TV shows and movies premiering next week, but there's still a solid slate of entertainment to keep you cool as the temperatures outside rise. From Love, Victor to The Politician, prepare for laughing, crying, and hitting that "next episode" button repeatedly.

Below, the TV shows and movies to check out this week:

Marcella: This British series about a London detective who catches killers while also dealing with her own tumultuous personal life is back for another season. Streaming on Netflix

Hidden: Here is the synopsis for season two, per Acorn: "When a young woman's body turns up with evidence that she had been held prisoner, the investigation leads DI Cadi John (Sian Reese-Williams) to a string of disappearances in a remote yet striking corner of Wales. This noir thriller from the team behind Hinterland is a gripping mystery with "superb performances all-round." Streaming on Acorn

One Day at a Time Animated Special: Since production on the current season of ODAAT is shutting down, showrunners are getting creative with an animated special using an un-filmed script. Guests on this special include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Melissa Fumero, and Gloria Estefan.9:30 P.M. ET on Pop

Love, Victor: A TV show made in the vein and in light of the wildly popular gay romance movie Love, Simon. Streaming on Hulu

Taste the Nation With Padma Lakshmi: A synopsis, per Hulu's YouTube page: "Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi is a living cookbook made up more from people and culture than recipes. Curated by Emmy-nominated host and author Padma Lakshmi, the series embraces culinary traditions from the first Americans to the latest arrivals alongside Padma’s perspectives and personal connection to each story." Streaming on Hulu

The Politician: Season two is here, with Payton running in a city-level election. Bette Midler and Judith Light join as season regulars. Streaming on Netflix

Miss Juneteenth: Here is the synopsis of this film, per Rotten Tomatoes: "Turquoise Jones is a single mom who holds down a household, a rebellious teenager, and pretty much everything that goes down at Wayman's BBQ & Lounge. Turquoise is also a bona fide beauty queen—she was once crowned Miss Juneteenth, a title commemorating the day slaves in Texas were freed—two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Life didn't turn out as beautifully as the title promised, but Turquoise, determined to right her wrongs, is cultivating her daughter, Kai, to become Miss Juneteenth, even if Kai wants something else." Available on VOD

Love Under the Olive Tree: Read Hallmark's official description of this movie, below. 9 P.M. ET on Hallmark

"The prize of Sunset Valley's annual olive oil contest is a land parcel with disputed ownership. When feisty Nicole and competitive Jake face-off, they never expect sparks to fly."

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