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Dark Crystal Prequel, Carnival Row Takes Flight and More

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On TV this Friday: Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne invite you to Carnival Row, a When Calls the Heart spinoff launches on Hallmark’s streaming service and Netflix enters Dark Crystal‘s Age of Resistance. Here are 13 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • HBO Go / HBO Now
    Succession, The Righteous Gemstones, Ballers

    The cabler has released this Sunday’s episodes via streaming of Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy!

  • Amazon Prime
    Carnival Row

    Series premiere (all eight episodes): This Victorian fantasy centers on a forbidden affair between a detective (Pirates of the Caribbean‘s Orlando Bloom) and a refugee faerie (Suicide Squad‘s Cara Delevingne) in a land where humans and mythological creatures struggle to coexist. (Watch trailer and SDCC interview; already renewed.)

  • Netflix
    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

    Series premiere (all 10 episodes): In this prequel, Three Gelfing set out on an epic journey after discovering the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power. The ginormous voice ensemble includes — but is certainly not limited to — Taron Egerton (Rocketman), Nathalie Emmanuel (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Caitriona Balfe (Outlander), Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown), Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine). (Watch teaser.)

  • Acorn TV
    Keeping Faith

    Season 2 premiere (all six episodes): Faith reels from Evan’s reemergence, and investigates a local former accused of murder.

  • Hallmark Movies Now
    When Hope Calls

    Series premiere (first two episodes, then one episode per week): This When Calls the Heart spinoff takes place in the year 1916, and centers on sisters Lillian and Grace (Morgan Kohan and Jocelyn Hudon), who open an orphanage in the Western town of Brookfield; Wendy Crewson (Revenge) co-stars.

  • Discovery Channel
    BattleBots

    Huge looks to earn its first win of the season against the legendary Bronco.

  • The CW
    Masters of Illusion

    Magicians include Chris Funk, George Iglesias, Bill Cook, Tommy Wind, Jason Andrews, Jarrett & Raja and Joel Meyers.

  • The CW
    The Big Stage

    Acts include Janice Martin, David & Dania, Cubcakes, Adam Bell, Blake Lewis and WOW: The Vegas Spectacular.

  • ABC
    What Would You Do?

    In one scenario, a man poses as a ride-share driver outside a bar, and attempts to lure a woman into his car.

  • Syfy
    Killjoys

    The team embarks on an undercover op at a Leithian military base to help find The Lady’s true body.

  • HBO
    A Black Lady Sketch Show

    A group of friends on a camping trip unknowingly disprove a stereotype; a pastor tries to regain control of his church potluck. (Psst… hear the good news?)