Entertainment Weekly : 2020-07-01

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WHAT WATCH TO YOUR GUIDE TO JULY’S SPLASHIEST TV. By Dan Snierson Ramy ANOTHER BABYSITTER­S CLUB Rewind ↓ RAMY YOUSSEF BREAKS DOWN SEASON 2’S ESSENTIAL EPISODES (NOW ON HULU). Behold this trio of notable movie child-minders By Derek Lawrence Halloween 1978 Laurie Strode has a killer night while watching her neighbor’s son. Adventures in Babysittin­g 1987 Chris tries to look after three kids during a Chicago excursion that involves a chop shop, a blues club, and a copy of “can you hear me now?” (ep. 2) Ramy befriends a homeless white vet who is haunted by his actions in the Middle East and converts to Islam. “There’s a lot of residual guilt over how America, or any country, conducts itself in war times,” says Youssef, “and he’s a manifestat­ion of that buried feeling.” Do not throw away your shot to see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s HAMILTON genre-blending Broadway musical, moved from movie FRIDAY 7.3 Playboy. theaters into homes. Revolution­ary in two ways, the STREAMING DISNEY+ electrifyi­ng production (with original cast members) reexamines Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead and reimagines the Founding Fathers. “When 1991 you watch this movie, you have a house seat that never Rest in peace, Mrs. Sturak. (But you mean.) existed,” Miranda tells EW, “and that none of us in the were show ever had.” Raise a glass to that—and to freedom. and time-traveling snails. [discards notes] FRIDAY 7.24 FRIDAY 7.3 Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist SERIES DEBUT STREAMING AMAZON PRIME VIDEO The Baby-Sitters Club SERIES DEBUT STREAMING NETFLIX “miakhalifa.mov” (ep. 4) Expecting Amy Calling all landlines with another adaptation of those ’80s/’90s books about teens starting a babysittin­g service. In a hilariousl­y absurd installmen­t, Ramy meets Mia Khalifa. “Ramy [is] using sex and porn to emotionall­y divert,” explains Youssef. “So why not have a conversati­on with the most controvers­ial porn star ever?” STREAMING HBO MAX TUESDAY 7.28 SERIES DEBUT Baby or punchline, Schumer finds a way to deliver. Maxxx STREAMING HULU The Britcom follows an ex–boy band star (O-T Fagbenle) who craves a comeback. Plus, flaw and disorder from his record exec (Christophe­r Meloni)! FRIDAY 7.10 The Old Guard WEDNESDAY 7.8 STREAMING NETFLIX SERIES DEBUT Charlize Theron shifts right back into badass mode in this film version of the graphic novel about immortal mercenarie­s. Tough as Nails 9PM CBS Normally overseas, host Phil Keoghan oversees a reality show with gritty Americans facing grittier challenges that would intimidate a Ford F-150. THURSDAY 7.30 The Amazing Race SERIES DEBUT The Dog House STREAMING HBO MAX SATURDAY 7.11 Rescue dogs find worthy homes, make fetch happen. My Cat From Hell: Cat S--- Crazy 10PM ANIMAL PLANET You’ve crossed the feline with this special, Animal Planet. “uncle naseem” (ep. 9) FRIDAY 7.31 THURSDAY 7.9 The spotlight shines on Ramy’s vulgar uncle (Laith Nakli), revealing he’s secretly gay. “This season was meeting people in their lonely places, and it felt natural to explore,” says Youssef. “This is not Muslimspec­ific; men of that generation are still figuring it out.” SERIES DEBUT SERIES DEBUT Muppets Now Close Enough STREAMING DISNEY+ WEDNESDAY 7.15 STREAMING HBO MAX Scooter tries to round up the gang and prep them for a TV show. But is he the right one for the job? Psych 2: Lassie Come Home An animated comedy about millennial parents living with their divorced pals who all must avoid stripper STREAMING PEACOCK Thought you’d never see Shawn and Gus solve another crime? Psych (2)! (For more Peacock debuts, see page 32.) [Kermit sips tea.] [checks notes] [trades notes for new notes] clowns, ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY JESSICA DERSCHOWIT­Z killer mannequins, CHECK OUT MORE TV RECOMMENDA­TIONS AT OR FROM OUR “WATCH THIS” DAILY BRIEFING (GOOGLE HOME, AMAZON ALEXA) AND PODCAST (ITUNES, SPOTIFY, GOOGLE PLAY) EW.COM/WTW

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