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TV THIS WEEK: The Babysitter: Killer Queen premieres; new Lovecraft Country, The Boys and more

By Trent Moore
The Babysitter: Killer Queen

Season 2 of The Boys is out in the wild, but instead of dropping it all at once, Amazon Prime is breaking it up for weekly releases — so this week brings a brand new hour of superhero-hunting insanity.

Along with a new installment of The Boys, we’re also getting a killer new horror-comedy from Netflix in The Babysitter: Killer Queen, the sequel to McG’s surprisingly fun thriller from a couple of years ago. If you’re looking for something a bit more surreal and socially conscious, Hulu is debuting the first season of Woke; and HBO has a brand new Lovecraft Country to terrify us all over again. Digging deeper, there’s also a new The 100 on The CW, and Playmobil: The Movie hits pay cable.

Looking for some sports-y genre-adjacent action? A new season of American Ninja Warrior debuts this week, in case you need a break from the NBA Playoffs and the brewing college football season.

Check out our full rundown below and let us know what you’ll be watching.


American Ninja Warrior (NBC), Monday 8 p.m. - “Qualifier 1”

SEASON PREMIERE: A new season begins with round one of qualifying as the ninjas face up to six challenging obstacles, including Ring Chaser and Rib Run, which are new to the course this year, in addition to Shrinking Steps, Slingshot, and the iconic Warped Wall.

Woke: Complete Season 1 (Hulu), Wednesday

SERIES PREMIERE: New comedy series, Woke, follows Keef, an African-American cartoonist finally on the verge of mainstream success when an unexpected incident changes everything. Keef must now navigate the new voices and ideas that confront and challenge him, all without setting aflame everything he’s already built.

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Woke - Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original

The Babysitter: Killer Queen (Netflix), Thursday

PREMIERE: Two years after defeating a satanic cult led by his babysitter Bee, Cole's trying to forget his past and focus on surviving high school. But when old enemies unexpectedly return, Cole will once again have to outsmart the forces of evil.

The Boys (Amazon Prime), Friday - “Season 2, Episode 4”

On the run from the law, The Boys struggle to fight back against the supes. Meanwhile, a new hero, Stormfront, is shaking up the status quo among The 7.

Lovecraft Country (HBO), Sunday 9 p.m. - “Strange Case”

After making a devil's bargain with William, Ruby steps into the charmed shoes of a white woman; a betrayal by Montrose unleashes Atticus' pent-up rage, leaving Leti deeply disturbed and sending Montrose into the comforting arms of his secret lover.

Lovecraft Country: “Sundown” (Episode 1 - Full Episode) | HBO Max


American Ninja Warrior (NBC), Monday 8 p.m. - “Qualifier 1”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

American Dad! (TBS), Monday 10 p.m. - “The Last Ride of the Dodge City Rambler”

The Smiths take a trip on an old steam locomotive to visit Francine's aunt only to discover it's being hijacked.


Dead Pixels (The CW), Tuesday 8 p.m. - “Big Nose”

Meg starts live streaming from Kingdom Scrolls but flatmate Alison worries she won't make a living from it.


Woke: Complete Season 1 (Hulu), Wednesday

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

The 100 (The CW), Wednesday 8 p.m. - “Blood Giant”

The red sun derails Clarke's plans.


The Babysitter: Killer Queen (Netflix), Thursday

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

Mysteries Decoded (The CW), Thursday 8 p.m. - “Bermuda Triangle”

Private investigator Jennifer Marshall and U.S. Navy veteran Jordan Hunter investigate claims that a vortex for supernatural forces has caused ships and planes to vanish without a trace. Includes updated eyewitness accounts and expert interviews.


The Boys (Amazon Prime), Friday - “Season 2, Episode 4”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

Playmobil: The Movie (Starz), Friday 8 p.m.

NETWORK PREMIERE: Magically transported to the fantastical world of Playmobil, a teen joins forces with a bumbling secret agent and an adventurous truck driver to save her captive brother from an evil emperor.

Paranormal Nightshift (Travel), Friday 9 p.m. - “Sixth Sense, Dead Wood and Beware: I’m Watching”

Maryne takes a job cleaning up trauma scenes on the night shift when something terrifying happens.


What on Earth? (Science), Saturday 8 p.m. - “Midwest Ghost Town”

When a bustling town in Oklahoma suddenly disappears, leaving behind giant blob-like patches on the land, experts use cutting-edge tech to uncover why this place was abandoned.


Lovecraft Country (HBO), Sunday 9 p.m. - “Strange Case”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

Apocalypse Earth (History), Sunday 9 p.m. - “Frozen Fury”

Experts and scientists discover present-day evidence from the Earth's deep freeze and the impact it had on civilization; avalanche survivors share chilling accounts of cheating death as a seven-story wall of ice envelops them.

Apocalypse Earth | New Episodes Sundays at 9/8c | History

*TV listings via TV Guide, Zap2it and network listings.