Must-Watch Summer TV,
Check out our hot picks for movies and TV.
The 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals (ESPN, May 31) Students spell their hearts out; the winner receives a $40,000 cash prize.
C.B. Strike (Cinemax, June 1) This crime series is based on J.K. Rowling’s Cormoran Strike books about a peg-legged private inspector and his beautiful secretary.
Nashville (CMT, June 7) After six seasons, the countrified soap opera will bow out with eight final episodes.
The 72nd Annual Tony Awards (CBS, June 10) Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban co-host the star-studded ceremony that honors the best on Broadway.
The Affair (Showtime, June 17) In season four, characters played by Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson begin new relationships and attempt to forgive and forget the past.
The Wimbledon Championships (ESPN, July 2–15) Champ Serena Williams is set to compete in the sport’s most prestigious event.
Making It (NBC, July 31) Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman host this new DIY and crafting competition series.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Netflix, Aug 10) Lily James stars in the movie adaptation of the novel about a writer who forms a bond with a book club.
Jack Ryan (Amazon Prime Video, Aug. 31) John Krasinski steps into the iconic CIA analyst role in this new series based on the Tom Clancy spy thrillers.
Castle Rock (Hulu, date TBA) The Stephen King gang is all here in this new series that intertwines characters from the setting of many of his classic novels.
At the Movies
Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 25) Young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) meets his furry co-pilot, Chewbacca, and encounters rowdy smuggler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover).
Ocean’s 8 (June 8) Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna and Mindy Kaling are among the thieves plotting a daring fem-centric heist.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (June 8) The documentary looks at Fred Rogers, who taught and entertained children in his classic PBS show, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Incredibles 2 (June 15) The sequel to the beloved 2004 Pixar smash updates the tale of a family of superheroes headed by Bob and Helen Parr (once again voiced by Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter).
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (June 22) In the latest installment of the Jurassic Park saga, the park’s former dino trainer (Chris Pratt) and manager (Bryce Dallas Howard) learn of a new conspiracy.
Skyscraper (July 13) Here’s the 240-story story: Action hero Dwayne Johnson plays a man whose family is trapped in a very tall building. To quote the Tom Petty anthem, he won’t back down.
The Equalizer 2 (July 20) Denzel Washington reprises his role in this sequel to the well-received 2014 action thriller.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (July 20) Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård and Pierce Brosnan all return—plus Cher is a rockin’ granny!—in this ABBA-scored sequel, which also stars Lily James.
The Spy Who Dumped Me (Aug. 3) Best friends Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon) become entangled in an undercover mission after an ex-boyfriend (Justin Theroux) shows up on their doorstep with a team of assassins on his tail.