What to Watch this Weekend: Meryl isn't backing down on Big Little Lies, plus the BET Awards
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HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Netflix
Stand-up comedian Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias goes beyond the classroom on his first series. The Netflix comedy follows the title character as he educates gifted students who are at risk of expulsion, thanks to a bully assistant principal played by The Office alum Oscar Nuñez. "There's a story we're exploring with one of the students having attendance issues because she has to work to help her family," Iglesias explains. "It was important to me that the show be funny but also have substance." Cameras will also follow after-hours antics featuring characters played by Jacob Vargas and Sherri Shepherd. —Rosy Cordero
The Bravest Knight
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Hulu
T.R. Knight, Bobby Moynihan, Storm Reid, and more voice this new animated series about two gay dads, Sir Cedric and Prince Andrew, and their daughter, Nia, who's learning about Cedric's youth as a pumpkin farmer and his adventures to become
T.R. the bravest knight.
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 8 p.m. on Disney Channel
The network's most-watched series, honored for inspiring social change, enters its final stretch with a two-episode premiere, complete with a marathon, and Andi & Co. taking on a wasteful clothing company.
What Else to Watch
The Last Bridesmaid
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 9 p.m. on Hallmark
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. But that may change for Becca (Rachel Boston), who meets and bonds with Kyle (Paul Campbell), the videographer at her cousin's wedding. Do you think he's shooting in 4K? Sony? Panasonic? Asking for a friend.
What Else to Watch
LEGO City Adventures (series debut) — Nick
To Have and to Hold (movie) — Lifetime
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 8 p.m. on BET
This year's celebration of the best in entertainment and culture will be hosted by Regina Hall and feature performances by Cardi B, Migos, H.E.R., Lil Nas X, Lizzo, and Meek Mill, among many more. Cardi B leads the competition with seven nominations, including Best Female Hip-hop Artist and Best Album of the Year. She's followed by Beyoncé, Travis Scott, and J. Cole with four and Bruno Mars, 21 Savage, Childish Gambino, H.E.R., and Ella Mai with three. John Legend, DJ Khaled, and YG are set to perform a tribute honoring the late Nipsey Hussle, who will posthumously receive the Humanitarian Award. Mary J. Blige will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Tyler Perry will be recognized with the Ultimate Icon award. —Daniel Menegaz
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 9 p.m. on Starz
Season 2 wraps with Emma (Mishel Prada) finally coming face-to-face with reality: She's not as put together as she thinks. Only when forced to face her demons after things go awry with love interest Nico (Roberta Colindrez) and handyman Baco (Raúl Castillo) does Emma open the door to ultimate freedom. "Emma has built this wall, and it comes tumbling down," Prada says. "She gets to a point where she has to let go. The validation she never received won't come from asserting dominance over others. Emma has to find her self-worth within herself." —Rosy Cordero
Big Little Lies
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 9 p.m. on HBO
Tensions simmer on this week's slow-burn episode of Big Little Lies. Madeleine (Reese Witherspoon) struggles to save her marriage, even enlisting the help of counseling sessions with Celeste's enigmatic therapist. Mary Louise (Meryl Streep) makes a plea to meet her other grandson, but rubs Jane (Shailene Woodley) the wrong way in the process. And the Monterey Five continue to grapple with their big, not-so-little lie — as their home lives increasingly spiral out of control.
What Else to Watch
License to Kill (series debut) — Oxygen
*times are ET and subject to change