On TV this Friday: Chris Hemsworth, Emma Thompson, Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening headline new streaming movies, Amber Heard sits down with Savannah Guthrie, and a Watergate whistleblower gets the documentary treatment. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern. (Also check out our weekly TVLine-Up of premieres and finales, plus our monthly streaming guide.)
What to Watch Today
Maverick Director's Spiderhead, Jerry & Marge Go Large, Amber Heard Interview and More
Cha Cha Real Smooth
Movie premiere: A college grad (played by writer/ director Cooper Raiff) lands a job as a motivational dancer at bar and bat mitzvahs; Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey), Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Leslie Mann (Knocked Up) co-star.
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Movie premiere: A retired teacher (played by Emma Thompson) forms an unlikely connection with a sex worker (Peaky Blinders‘ Daryl McCormack).
Jerry & Marge Go Large
Movie premiere: Retirees Jerry and Marge Selbee (played by Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening) find a mathematical loophole in the lottery and use their newfound fortune to revive their small Michigan town.
Series premiere (all eight episodes): Orphan Black‘s Jordan Gavaris plays a man looking to reconnect with the daughter he gave up for adoption; Julia Stiles (Dexter) co-stars.
The Martha Mitchell Effect
Released 50 years to the day of the break-in at the Watergate Hotel and office complex, the documentary profiles the outspoken Cabinet wife most recently portrayed by TVLine Performer of the Week Julia Roberts. (Another documentary, CBS’ Watergate: High Crimes at the White House, airs at 9/8c.)
Movie premiere: From Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski comes a thriller about a mad scientist (played by Chris Hemsworth) who experiments on convicts (including Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett) with mind-altering drugs.
Season 2 finale: A cat-and-mouse game has deadly consequences. (Not yet renewed.)
Also streaming Friday: New episodes of For All Mankind, Home, Now & Then and Physical (Apple TV+); RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (Paramount+); and The Boys (Prime Video).
Amber Heard sits down with Savannah Guthrie in her first interview since the defamation trial against her ex-husband, Johnny Depp.
Soul of a Nation Presents: Sound of Freedom - A Juneteenth Celebration
The hour-long special highlights the contributions of Black Americans through jazz, gospel, hip-hop and more; Patti LaBelle, Marvin Sapp and Jon Batiste perform; Jimmie Allen hosts.