- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Tumblr
After the Democratic Party made its case to voters last week, the Republicans get their turn in the week of Aug. 24. The week also brings the return of CBS’ dating show Love Island and the 37th edition of the MTV Video Music Awards. Here is The Hollywood Reporter‘s rundown of some of the coming week’s highlights. It would be next to impossible to watch everything, but let THR point the way to worthy options each week. All times are ET/PT unless noted.
The Big Show
The Republican National Convention kicks off Monday, and as they did with the Democratic convention a week ago, news channels will devote extensive coverage to the renomination of Donald Trump. There will be live coverage at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT Monday through Thursday on cable news channels CNN, Fox News and MSNBC and broadcasters ABC, CBS and NBC, along with PBS and C-SPAN.
Also on cable …
It’s safe to say that the 2020 Video Music Awards (8 p.m. Aug. 30 on MTV, VH1, several other ViacomCBS channels and, for the first time, The CW) will be unlike any before them. The coronavirus pandemic means several outdoor performances around New York will take the place of a packed arena. Keke Palmer hosts the event, and Lady Gaga (with Ariana Grande), BTS and Miley Cyrus are set to perform.
Also this week: The Haves and the Have Nots (8 p.m. Tuesday, OWN), Celebrity Game Face (10 p.m. Thursday, E!) and docuseries Love Fraud (9 p.m. Aug. 30, Showtime).
On streaming …
New: Netflix adds to its real estate reality portfolio with Million Dollar Beach House, which follows agents and potential buyers in the Hamptons. Despite the name, it’s not connected to Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing franchise; executive producer Paul Yuan is a veteran of Netflix’s Selling Sunset and the Real Housewives universe.
Also new: HBO Max debuts feature documentary Class Action Park, British drama Pure and docuseries Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness, all on Thursday.
Goodbyes: Tyler Perry says goodbye to the character that helped make him a mogul in Madea’s Farewell Play (Thursday, BET+). The second and final season of Trinkets premieres Tuesday on Netflix.
On broadcast …
Returning: Love Island begins its second season at 8 p.m. Monday on CBS — minus the “island” part. The pandemic shifted production from the South Pacific to Las Vegas, where cast and crew will be quarantined prior to filming and with the season taking place in a currently shuttered boutique hotel. The same coupling and recoupling shenanigans are on tap, however, with host Arielle Vandenberg and narrator Matthew Hoffman returning.
Finale: ABC’s summer comedy United We Fall closes out its eight-episode season at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
In case you missed it …
A documentary series about the history of video games, High Score doesn’t dive too deeply into its subject, notes THR critic Daniel Fienberg. That said, however, the show covers everything from Pac-Man to Doom and is “light and fun and full of entertaining trivia.”
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day