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9 TV Shows and Movies to Watch the Week of August 18, 2019

From the new season of 13 Reasons Why to new documentaries and comedy specials, this week’s slate of TV shows and movies is robust, interesting, and, in some cases, quite compelling. So go ahead and cancel your weekday evening plans, because you’ll need the free time to binge-watch as much as possible.

Below, all the best TV shows and movies to earmark for this week.

The Righteous Gemstones: Per HBO, this new comedy series “tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work.” It stars John Goodman, Danny McBride, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz and Greg Alan Williams. 10 P.M. ET on HBO

I Ship It: Season two of this delightful series, about a fan-girl who uproots her life to become a writer’s assistant on her favorite TV show, kicks off tonight. 9:30 P.M. ET on The CW

Simon Amstell: Set Free: The British, openly gay comedian tackles love, egos, and intimacy in this standup special for Netflix. Streaming on Netflix

This Way Up: A woman puts her life together after suffering a nervous breakdown in this new Hulu series starring Aisling Bea. Streaming on Hulu

American Factory: Netflix’s official description for this documentary reads: “Hopes soar when a Chinese company reopens a shuttered factory in Ohio. But a culture clash threatens to shatter an American dream.” Streaming on Netflix

The Flay List: Bobby Flay and his daughter, Sophie, scour New York City for the best local eats in this new reality series. 10:30 P.M. ET on Food Network

Burn: The official description for this new thriller film sounds so creepy, and I’m 100 percent in: “Burn follows a lonely, unstable gas station attendant Melinda (Tilda Cobham-Hervey), tired of being overshadowed by her more confident, outgoing co-worker Sheila (Suki Waterhouse). When the gas station is held at gunpoint by Billy (Josh Hutcherson), a desperate man in need of quick cash, Melinda finds an opportunity to make a connection with the robber, regardless of who gets hurt.” In theaters

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