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TV THIS WEEK: Black Widow and Wellington Paranormal premiere; Diggle returns on The Flash; Resident Evil & more

By Trent Moore
The Flash Diggle The CW

This week is relatively light on big, new TV stuff — but the summer movie streaming season continues to pick up the slack with a few more blockbusters dropping to keep us busy.

Not surprisingly, the big story this week is the long-awaited premiere of Marvel Studios' Black Widow film, which is getting a post-pandemic dual release in theaters and via Premier Access on Disney+ for an additional cost. It's poised to be one of the biggest movies of the year, and definitely wins our week. Beyond that, we also have the premiere of the second film in the Fear Street film trilogy on Netflix, which takes the action back to the 1970s.

These two films come on the heels of last week's big streaming releases, which included The Boss Baby: Family Business on Peacock and The Tomorrow War on Prime Video (not to mention that first Fear Street movie on Netflix). So there are plenty of movies to check out at home, in case you're not quite ready, able, or comfortable to return to the cineplex.

On the TV side of things, Netflix is debuting its original CGI Resident Evil series Infinite Darkness, and The CW has the U.S. premiere of What We Do in the Shadows spinoff series Wellington Paranormal (the show will also be streaming on HBO Max). The CW also has a few new shows this week, most interestingly The Flash, which will feature the return of Arrow fan favorite John Diggle (David Ramsey) to Central City. Fox has a new LEGO Masters, SYFY has some MCU movies to get you primed for Black Widow, and of course Disney+ has a new episode of Loki.

Check out the full rundown below.


The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8 p.m. - "P.O.W."

John Diggle arrives in Central City with a weapon to help Barry stop the Godspeed War; Allegra and Ultraviolet's new bond is put to the ultimate test; Joe and Kristin Kramer are hunted by a former colleague of hers.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness (Netflix), Friday - Season 1

SERIES PREMIERE: The landmark survival horror video game series Resident Evil has shipped over 110 million copies worldwide. Popular characters Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield appear in this CG serialized drama, the first in series history! Don't miss this new epic entertainment on a scale more spectacular than ever before.

Black Widow (Disney+), Friday

PREMIER ACCESS: Releasing theatrically and on Disney+'s Premier Access streaming option. Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

Fear Street Part 2: 1978 (Netflix), Friday

FILM PREMIERE: Shadyside, 1978. School's out for summer and the activities at Camp Nightwing are about to begin. But when another Shadysider is possessed with the urge to kill, the fun in the sun becomes a gruesome fight for survival.

Wellington Paranormal (The CW), Sunday 9 p.m. - "Demon Girl"

SERIES PREMIERE: Officers O'Leary and Minogue have an encounter with the demon Bazu'aal when it descends upon Wellington.

Wellington Paranormal | Extended Season Trailer | The CW


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (FX), Monday 8 p.m.

Owen and Claire return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that's about to erupt. They soon encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinos while uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet.

Shark Beach With Chris Hemsworth (National Geographic), Monday 9 p.m.

Chris Hemsworth investigates living harmoniously with sharks.

Nostradamus: End of Days (Travel), Monday 10 p.m. - "Hungry Hungry Humans"

Scholars reveal Nostradamus' predictions of worldwide famine and drought.


LEGO Masters (Fox), Tuesday 8 p.m. - "One Floating Brick"

Building tables are removed from the LEGO workspace and duos are challenged to create a build of their choosing from the foundation of one floating LEGO technic brick.

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8 p.m. - "P.O.W."

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Constantine (SYFY), Tuesday 9:30 p.m.

A man (Keanu Reeves) who can see demons helps a skeptical policewoman (Rachel Weisz) investigate her twin sister's mysterious death.


Loki (Disney+), Wednesday - "Episode 5"

Features the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother's shadow in a new Disney+ series that takes place after the events of "Avengers: Endgame." Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant.

Kung Fu (The CW), Wednesday 8 p.m. - "Attachment"

Nicky and Henry follow a lead that brings them to a K-pop concert in Las Vegas, and on a collision course with Zhilan and Kerwin; Jin and Mei-Li make a major decision about the restaurant.


Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness (Netflix), Friday - Season 1

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

The Hunt (HBO), Thursday 9:45 p.m.

NETWORK PREMIERE: In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, some ruthless elitists gather at a remote location to hunt humans for sport. But their master plan is about to be derailed when one of the hunted, Crystal, turns the tables on her pursuers.


Black Widow (Disney+), Friday

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Fear Street Part 2: 1978 (Netflix), Friday

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

The Mysterious Benedict Society (Disney+), Friday - "Episode 103"

After winning a scholarship competition, four gifted orphans are recruited by the peculiar Mr. Benedict for a dangerous mission to save the world from a global crisis known as The Emergency. Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance must infiltrate the mysterious L.I.V.E. Institute to discover the truth behind the crisis. When the headmaster, the sophisticated Dr. Curtain appears to be behind this worldwide panic, the kids of "The Mysterious Benedict Society" must devise a plan to defeat him.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+), Friday - "Episode 111"

Follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in The Clone Wars) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch—a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army—each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.

Captain America: Civil War (SYFY), Friday 8 p.m.

Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side when a feud between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) leaves the Avengers in turmoil.


Avengers: Age of Ultron (SYFY), Saturday 8 p.m.

When Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) jumpstart of a dormant peacekeeping program goes awry, the Avengers must reassemble to battle a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction.

Tremors (TMC), Saturday 9 p.m.

NETWORK PREMIERE: Four big worms with multiple tongues dig high-speed around people (Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter) in the middle of nowhere.


EVIL (Paramount Plus), Sunday - "E Is for Elevator"

 The second season brings evil closer to home.  Kristen struggles with her darker nature, while David suffers temptation as he gets closer to his ordination.  Meanwhile Ben is visited by night terrors that prey on his greatest fears.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Sunday 8 p.m. - "This Is Gus"

Behrad is disappointed because the Legends have forgotten his birthday, so when they track an alien pod to 2024 and wind up at his favorite TV sitcom, he thinks it's really a surprise for himself.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow | Season 6 Episode 9 | This Is Gus Promo | The CW

A Discovery of Witches (AMC), Sunday 8 p.m. - "Episode 4"

Marcus tracks down evidence of Matthew and Diana's journey to 1590 and is charmed in the process; Gerbert and Knox scheme together; Sophie goes into labor; Em secretly continues higher magic in spite of Sarah's worries.

Good Witch (Hallmark), Sunday 9 p.m. - "The Sprint"

Cassie and Sam are disagreeing about Sam's return to work after his injury; Flower Universe is trying to undercut Abigail's business, but she won't go down without a fight.

Wellington Paranormal (The CW), Sunday 9 p.m. - "Demon Girl"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Wellington Paranormal (The CW), Sunday 9:30 p.m. - "Cop Circles"

O'Leary and Minogue investigate possible alien activity in the Wellington countryside.

Dude, Where's My Car? (IFC), Sunday 9:30 p.m.

NETWORK PREMIERE: Two potheads (Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott) wake to discover their car missing, their drug stash gone and no memory of the previous night's events.

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