What’s New to Watch This Week: June 15 to 21, 2020

Pete the Cat | Photo courtesy of Amazon

Sit back, relax, and tune in with our picks for what’s new to watch this week from Monday, June 15 to Sunday, June 21, 2020.

We’ve begun compiling the latest in TV, movies, streaming specials and more in-the-moment programming worth watching.

So throw that popcorn in the microwave, kick your feet up, and read on to find what’s new to watch this week online from Monday, June 15 to Sunday, June 21, 2020.

What’s New to Watch This Week in Houston

  • Mr. Iglesias: Season 2 Premiere | Available Wednesday, June 17 | Netflix – This hilarious show about a teacher who strives to improve the lives of intelligent but underperforming high school students is back for a second season. Starring famed comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, season two continues Mr. Iglesias’ efforts of fighting for troubled students that he sees potential in, against a school administration that is so willing to turn their backs on them.
  • Love, Victor: Series Premiere | Available Juneteenth, Friday, June 19 | Hulu – Set within the backdrop of the beloved movie Love, Simon, this new, original series follows our main character Victor, the new kid at his high school. At an age where he is still looking to find himself, Victor must take on problems at home while navigating a new city and the struggles that come with assessing his own sexual orientation. Luckily, Simon is ready and willing to assist Victor with the trials and tribulations that come with being a kid in high school.
  • Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian Episode 108 “Connections” Series Finale | Available Juneteenth, Friday, June 19 | Disney+ The series finale of the fan-favorite Star Wars docu-series, you can join hosts Jon Favreau (director of Iron Man) and Dave Filoni (creative chief at Lucasfilm) as they take a look at some of the Star Wars characters and props that wound up making the cut for The Mandalorian. Jon and Dave will also take a moment to showcase the folks behind the 501st legion. If you aren’t familiar with this series, its an eight-episode documentary series that pulls back the curtain on The Mandalorian, with each episode highlighting a different side of the first-ever live-action Star Wars television show. Try Disney+ free for 7 days.
  • The Politician: Season 2 Premiere | Available Juneteenth, Friday, June 19 | Netflix – Set four years after the events that transpired during season one, pick up where Payton left off as he runs for a Senate seat in New York against his democratic opponent, Senator Standish. Filled with betrayals, love triangles, and all-around political chaos, this season is shaping up to be a wild race for State Senate.
  • Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi: Series Premiere | Available Juneteenth, Friday, June 19 | Hulu – Join award-winning cookbook author Padma Lakshmi (host and producer) as she takes viewers on a voyage across the United States in search of the multi-faceted food cultures of immigrants that make up America. From immigrants who are new to the country to communities of indigenous folks that are deeply embedded into the fabric of our culture, Lakshmi aims her lens at those who have played/are still playing a heavy hand in shaping food as we know it in America. Watch on as she breaks bread with people from coast to coast and everything in between while challenging the traditional idea of what it means to be American.
  • Pete the Cat: Season 2 Premiere, Part 1 | Available Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21 | Amazon Prime Pete’s back for another family-friendly season and he’s brought along his friends Sally Squirrel, Gustavo the Platypus, Grumpy Toad, Emma the Quebecoise Pug, Gustavo the Platypus, and Callie Cat, for even more adventures. Whether he’s joining a band with his pals, running after ghosts that love trick-or-treating, facing down his fears, or making the acquaintance of the new platypus in his neighborhood, Pete is kind, cool, and collected. Try Amazon Prime free for 30 days.
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Padma Lakshmi of Taste the Nation | Photo courtesy of Hulu

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