TV this weekend: Life & Beth, WeCrashed and HR are having a busy weekend

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A busy TV weekend brings a host of premieres, including Amy Schumer’s Life and BethWeWork Drama We crashedand Big mouth spin off Human ressources. Plus, Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas bring the thrills to Hulu’s deep waterscollege basketball embraces March Madness, Roku brings The newsreader in the United States, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:

FRIDAY 18TH MARCH

Life and Beth: Complete Season 1. Amy Schumer writes, directs, and stars in Hulu’s new comedy about a woman who embarks on a journey to build a bigger, bolder, and more authentic life. Also stars Michael Cera, Michael Rapaport and Laura Benati. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Hulu

WeCrashed: First in the series. Apple traces the rise and fall of WeWork in a new limited series based on the podcast of the same name by Lee Eisenberg and Drew Crevello. Jared Leto stars as Adam Neumann, co-founder of WeWork, while Anne Hathaway plays his wife and colleague, Rebekah Neumann. Three episodes drop today, followed by one every Friday until April 22. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

Human ressources: Complete the first season. Hormone freaks, kittens of depression and wizards of shame finally get their due in this Big mouth spin off. The new animated series features a host of familiar characters, as well as newbies voiced by Aidy Bryant, Keke Palmer, Randall Park, and Henry Winkler. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

Deep waters: Original movie. Fatal attraction Filmmaker Adrian Lyne directs this psychological thriller about a seemingly perfect married couple (played by (Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas) who start playing deadly mind games with each other. Tracy Letts, Lil Rel Howery , Finn Wittrock and Jacob Elordi also star. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Hulu

The newsreader: Complete the first season. In the frenetic world of broadcast news in 1986, an ambitious young television journalist (Sam Reid) develops an unconventional relationship with the notoriously “difficult” anchor, Helen Norville (Anna Torv), on his network. The drama comes to The Roku Channel seven months after its debut on rave reviews in his native Australia. Watch the trailer. Streaming on the Roku Channel

It’s a piece of cake ? : Complete the first season. Talented bakers compete to create hyper-realistic cakes that look exactly like everyday objects. If their cakes fool a panel of celebrity judges, the bakers will go home with a cash prize. Hosted by SNLit’s Mikey Day. Read our review. Streaming on Netflix

Master: Original movie. When a freshman black student (Zoe Renee) at an elite Northeastern university is the target of anonymous racist attacks – and ghosts of the school’s past – she turns to her ‘Master’ residence. , Professor Gail Bishop (Regina Hall), to help her determine where the real threat lies. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

Cheaper by the dozen: Original movie. Gabrielle Union and Zach Braff lead a blended family of 12 as they navigate busy family life and a growing business in Disney’s updated take on the classic family comedy. Watch the trailer. Broadcast on Disney+

Bargain: Original movie. Charlie McDowell directs this Hitchcock thriller about a young couple (Lily Collins and Jesse Plemons) who arrive at their lavish vacation home, only to find a thief (Jason Segel) inside. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

Young, Famous & African: Complete the first season. A group of affluent young influencers from across Africa gather in Johannesburg to make new relationships, find love and rekindle old flames in the new Netflix boobies rich asian-reality series. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

More than robots: Original documentary. Four teams of teens from around the world prepare to compete in the FIRST 2020 robotics competition in Gillian Jacobs’ feature-length documentary debut. Watch the trailer. Broadcast on Disney+

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: March Madness continues with more first-round matches, starting at 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament: The women’s tournament begins with a host of first-round matches, starting at 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT on ESPN Networks

SATURDAY MARCH 19

Sins in the suburbs: TV movie. A struggling artist (Monique Sypkens) begins to bond with her handsome new neighbor (Brandon Santana), but when news of a local serial killer spreads, she begins to wonder if he might be involved with one way or another. 8:00 p.m. ET on Lifetime

Marry me now: First in the series. Relationship coach Rebecca Lynn Pope helps women secretly plan a surprise proposal and sudden marriage in just three days. Each episode sees Pope guiding a different woman (and their unsuspecting partner) down the aisle. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on CLEAN

World’s Funniest Animals: National Puppy Day: Special presentation. Host Elizabeth Stanton celebrates the holidays with an hour of clips featuring puzzled pooches, furry friends and the cutest puppies and their pals. 9:00 p.m. ET on The CW

Saturday Night Live: Presentation again. Succession Star Kieran Culkin hosted this November episode with musician Ed Sheeran, but it was the SNL beginning of James Austin Johnson’s weird Trump impression that dominated the headlines after the show. 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Round two begins as the teams compete for a spot in the Sweet 16. Coverage begins at 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament: The women’s draw continues to fill with a second day of first-round matches. Coverage starts at 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT on ESPN Networks

NBA basketball: The Charlotte Hornets host the Dallas Mavericks in prime time. 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT on NBA TV

NHL Hockey: The NHL takes over ABC as the New York Rangers take on the defending league champions Tampa Bay Lighting. 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT on ABC

SUNDAY MARCH 20

Riverdale: Spring premiere of season 6. The CW drama shifts to a new night as Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) deal with mysterious after-effects of the home bombing of Andrews. Elsewhere, Veronica (Camila Mendes) spirals after learning that Hiram (Mark Consuelos) may have been involved, and Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) is wracked with guilt when she thinks she may have contributed to the explosion. Watch the trailer. 8:00 p.m. ET on The CW

Call the midwife: Season 11 premiere. In the spring of 1967, celebrations are underway for a colorful Easter bonnet parade outside Nonnatus House. Meanwhile, sister Monica Joan (Judy Parfitt) and Reggie (Daniel Laurie) are excited about the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, while Cyril (Zephryn Taitte) and Lucille (Leonie Elliott) settle into married life. Watch the trailer. 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS

An audience with Adele: Special presentation. Adele’s 2021 ITV special, recorded at the London Palladium, airs prime time on NBC. The concert features moments of interaction with an audience made up of the star’s “own personal heroes and heroines”. Watch preview. 9:00 p.m. ET on NBC

Enter the cinema with Derek and Julianne Hough: Special presentation. Ahead of next Sunday’s Oscars, Derek and Julianne Hough recreate some of the most legendary cinematic dance performances of all time, drawing inspiration from Sing in the rain, Chicago, Saturday night feverand other iconic movies. 10 p.m. ET on ABC

Courtship: New episode. The suitors strive to impress Nicole in various sportsmanship events. 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC

American Idol: New episode. The auditions continue as Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Ritchie search for the next American singing sensation. 8 p.m. ET on ABC

When the heart calls you: New episode. Elizabeth’s (Erin Krakow) book is finally published and people are talking about it. Lucas (Chris McNally) throws a surprise party to celebrate the event, but some bad book reviews make Elizabeth less sociable. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel

Sandton: Season 2 premiere. Nine months after splitting from Sidney (Theo James), Charlotte (Rose Williams) returns to the beautiful seaside resort and catches the attention of not one, but two new men: the hero of war, Colonel Francis Lennox (Tom Weston-Jones) and Alexander Colbourne (Ben Lloyd-Hughes), a mysterious resident with a complex family background. Watch the trailer. 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS

Billions: New episode. As Chuck (Paul Giamatti) fights to unlock the city for the people, Prince (Corey Stoll) and his brain trust hatch a plan to turn things around. Watch preview. 9:00 p.m. ET on Showtime

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Upheaval awaits you at the end of the second round of the tournament. Coverage starts at 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament: Round 2 begins, with 32 teams battling for a spot in next weekend’s matches. Coverage starts at 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT on ESPN Networks

NHL Hockey: The Philadelphia Flyers host the New York Islanders in a Sunday afternoon special. 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT on TNT

NBA Basketball: The NBA has two consecutive games on NBA TV:

  • Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic 6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM PT
  • San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT

Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Primetimer TV Editor and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

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