Must-Watch Sum­mer TV,

Check out our hot picks for movies and TV.

Chattanooga Times Free Press - Parade - - Front Page - By Mara Re­in­stein

On 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.

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