What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: June 13-19
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new TV, we've got you covered.
"Orange Is the New Black" Season 4
Go ahead and get your panties in a bunch, then give them to Piper for future sale, 'cause OITNB is locking you in for a fourth year. The Netflix original series returns this Friday, June 17, with all 13 episodes available to stream at once. Season 4 brings back old friends, adds new faces, and introduces unexpected alliances. And apparently it's better than ever? Here's the start of a review from TV Guide: "After a sophomore season that was plagued by a conflict that led nowhere (remember Vee?) and a Season 3 that was mixed at best, the fourth season of Netflix's breakout hit matches, and possibly exceeds, its initial outing in terms of quality and binge-ability." Watch and judge for yourself, when you've got tiiii-iiii-iiiiiime!"
"All Hail King Julien" Season 3
King Julien is back in this DreamWorks Animation series set before the events of "Madagascar." Season 3 arrives only on Netflix June 17, and here's the official synopsis: "Everyone's favorite dancing lemur brings back the party with Mort, Maurice, and Clover in fun-filled adventures in Madagascar! King Julien sets sail on a wild ride when he is held captive by pirates, performs a booty-shaking dance recital and competes in the Jungle Games. Mort is abducted by aliens, Clover discovers 'fast food,' Julien's needy parents show up, and so much more in this Emmy Award winning original series."
Check out this exclusive "Meet the Parents" clip:
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Season 3
Watch Phil Coulson and the S.H.I.E.L.D. team when the 22 episodes of Season 3 arrive on Netflix on June 16.
"Grey's Anatomy" Season 12
Meredith Grey's latest dramatic journey just ended in mid-May, but you can stream all 24 episodes of Season 12 starting June 18.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
"10 Cloverfield Lane"
After surviving a car accident, Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up to find herself in an underground bunker with two men (played by John Goodman and John Gallagher Jr.), and she's told a massive chemical attack has left the outside air unbreathable. Watch what happens next when this critically acclaimed thriller from producer J.J. Abrams and director Dan Trachtenberg arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand on June 14. The Blu-ray includes commentary from Trachtenberg and Abrams, plus more than 30 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage.
"Eddie the Eagle"
Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman star in this feel-good dramedy based on the real-life story of underdog ski jumper Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards and his incredible showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. The film is out on DVD and Blu-ray June 14, and special features include the documentary "Let The Games Begin: Soaring with Eddie the Eagle."
Check out this exclusive clip of Taron and the hair/makeup team discussing the elaborate process it took to transform him into Eddie:
"The X-Files: Event Series"
Do you want to believe you can bring the "X-Files" event series home, along with tons of special features? You should, 'cause you can! Mulder and Scully's 2016 adventure aired as a six-episode Season 10, and it arrives on DVD and Blu-ray June 14. (You can also now get a re-issued "The X-Files: The Collector's Set," featuring all 10 seasons on Blu-ray.) "The X-Files: The Event Series" bonus features include deleted and extended scenes, a gag reel, commentary, a recap of the wildest monsters of the week from the original series, and a few behind-the-scenes featurettes.
"London Has Fallen'"
London Bridge is falling down (x3) in this action thriller starring Gerard Butler and several others from "Olympus Has Fallen." It's out on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand on June 14, with special features including "The Making of London Has Fallen," and "Guns, Knives & Explosives."
Check out this behind-the-scenes clip:
Charlotte Rampling was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for this highly acclaimed drama, out on DVD/Blu-ray June 14. As her 45th wedding anniversary approaches, a woman's (Rampling) view of her marriage is altered when she learns that her husband (Tom Courtenay) was once engaged to someone else.
New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital
"Eye in the Sky"
Here's another critical darling you should check out, starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Jeremy Northam, and the late great Alan Rickman in his final on-screen performance. The ethical dilemmas of modern warfare are examined from all sides in this taut thriller out on Digital HD June 14, and on disc/demand June 28. Extras include "Perspective" and "Morals" featurettes with Mirren, director Gavin Hood, and producer Colin Firth.
"Get a Job"
An all-star cast made this comedy about four years ago, and it only just surfaced this past year, arriving on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD June 14. Watch Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick, Bryan Cranson, Marcia Gay Harden, Brandon T. Jackson, Nicholas Braun, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse in this story about college graduates navigating a tough economy. Extras include in-character video resume outtakes, and the featurette "Where it All Began: the Cast of Get a Job."
Check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip with Bryan Cranston and Miles Teller talking about Cranston's role as Teller's father:
"Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" (Crackle)
Jerry Seinfeld's Emmy-nominated original series is back for its eighth season, with a new episode arriving every Thursday morning starting June 16 on Sony's free streaming network, Crackle. Guests set to appear this season include Margaret Cho, Lorne Michaels, Jim Gaffigan, John Oliver, JB Smoove, and Judd Apatow.
TV Worth Watching
"Wrecked" (Tuesday on TBS at 10 p.m.)
Yep, this is supposed to remind you of "Lost." Co-creators Justin and Jordan Shipley said the iconic series was the "touchstone" for "Wrecked," a comedy offering a new perspective on the whole plane-crashes-on-an-island thing. "On 'Lost,' there were, like, 40 people who survived on the island, but you really only followed the 10 most attractive and most equipped [to get by]," Justin told TVLine, "But what about the other 30? Most flights are filled with people who have no [survival] skills whatsoever — how do they grapple with this larger-than-life scenario? And then we unpacked it from there." Plus, in this version, there is no Smoke Monster and no Others. The first episode airs June 14 with the cheeky title "All Is Not Lost." Here's the synopsis: "A British ex-special forces agent leads a rescue mission after a commercial flight crashes on an uninhabited island; the survivors make a discovery that could change everything."
"Aquarius" (Thursday on NBC at 9 p.m.)
If you want more David Duchovny after getting the "X-Files" event series on disc, check him out as a 1960s L.A. officer investigating cult leader Charles Manson. Season 2 starts June 16 with a two-hour (commercial free) premiere combining three episodes: "I'm So Tired," "Happiness Is a Warm Gun," and Why Don't We Do It in the Road." Here's the general synopsis: Hodiak tackles a new case involving missing young women. Also: Charmaine takes on a risky undercover operation; and Manson and his growing family move into the home of their new benefactor."
Check out the promo:
"Animal Kingdom" (Tuesday on TNT at 9 p.m.)
TNT's new drama, based on the Australian film of the same name, follows a 17-year-old boy who moves in with his wild relatives in a surf community after the death of his mother. Ellen Barkin plays the lead role of Janine "Smurf" Cody, the character Jacki Weaver played her way to a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination in the 2010 movie. Here's the pilot synopsis: "An upcoming heist is planned and Joshua 'J' Cody (Finn Cole) discovers the intense nature of his estranged grandmother."
"Another Period" (Wednesday on Comedy Central at 10 p.m.)
"Keeping Up With the Kardashians" meets "Downton Abbey" in this hilarious (and shameless) comedy starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, with backup from Michael Ian Black, Jason Ritter, Christina Hendricks, Paget Brewster, David Wain, and more. The Season 2 premiere, airing June 15, is called "Tubman" with this Comedy Central synopsis: "Lillian and Beatrice meet Harriet Tubman, who gives them advice on how to become famous; Peepers hires a new servant; Chair gives birth to baby Kermit."
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