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What to Watch This Week | April 3–9’s superlative viewing recommendations for shows, movies, sports, and more on TV this week.

The season (hopefully not series) finale of Party Down on STARZ this weekend gave the fans what they wanted: a surprise guest appearance from an original 2009 cast member who wasn’t available for the current reboot. I’m not going to say it was Lizzy Caplan, but I’m not not going to say it.

This week’s What to Watch picks include an Arrested Development streaming update, the premiere of Netflix dark comedy Beef, the musical returns of Schmigadoon! and Dave, Grease prequel Rise of the Pink Ladies, and the 2023 Masters Tournament. Stream away!

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What’s premiering this week

Arrested Development (Netflix)

Arrested Development | Netflix, Hulu | Comedy

Seasons 1–5, now streaming: Confused about what’s going on with beloved ’00s comedy Arrested Development in the streaming space? Here’s the deal: Netflix was set to drop Arrested Development from its lineup in March, but instead decided last-minute to keep all five seasons (including two produced by Netflix) until March 2026. This new arrangement also means that Arrested Development seasons 1–3 (you know, the good ones) will leave Hulu later this year to become exclusive to Netflix. It’s true: There’s always money in the banana stand.

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The Masters Tournament | CBS, ESPN | Sports, golf

Coverage begins Thursday, April 6, 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT: Live from the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, it’s the 2023 Masters Tournament. According to Caesar’s Sportsbook, this year’s favorites to win are John Rahm (15-2 odds), Scottie Scheffler (8-1), Rory McIlroy (17-2), Cameron Smith (12-1), Jordan Spieth (15-1) and Justin Thomas (16-1). The Masters runs Thursday through Sunday on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, CBS, and Paramount+; get all the viewing info in our How to Watch the Masters Tournament 2023 guide.

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What to watch on Netflix this week

Beef (Netflix)

Beef | Netflix | Comedy, drama

Series premiere, Thursday, April 6: Not a documentary about the cheeseburger industrial complex: Beef is a 10-episode dark comedy about a road-rage incident between two stressed-out strangers (Ali Wong and Steven Yuen, committing hard to the ridiculousness) that spins all the way out of control. Why a series instead of a movie? There’s more to the pair’s relationship than it first appears, and Beef is an A24 production—after Everything Everywhere All at Once, the studio can do whatever it wants. Buckle up!

Transatlantic (Netflix)

Transatlantic | Netflix | Drama

Series premiere, Friday, April 7: Based on Julie Orringer’s novel The Flight Portfolio, Transatlantic dramatizes (with comic touches) the true story of the Emergency Rescue Committee that evacuated over 2,000 refugees from Nazi-occupied France during World War II—among them were writers and artists like Marcel Duchamp, Hannah Arendt, and Marc Chagall. The seven-part miniseries was created and produced by Anna Winger (Unorthodox), and stars Corey Stoll, Gillian Jacobs, Grégory Montel, and Cory Michael Smith.

What to watch on Hulu this week

Pretty Baby Brooke Shields (Hulu)

Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields | Hulu | Documentary

Series premiere, Monday, April 3: Director Lana Wilson (Miss Americana) looks at the life and career of Brooke Shields, from her (some say) exploitative child modeling gigs in the ’70s and ’80s to a prolific acting streak that continues today. While Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields doesn’t address why her ’90s sitcom Suddenly Susan isn’t available to stream anywhere (a travesty), it is an enlightening docuseries for a generation or two who only know her from Hannah Montana or Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Tiny Beautiful Things (Hulu)

Tiny Beautiful Things | Hulu | Comedy, drama

Series premiere, Friday, April 7: When her writing career grinds to a halt, Clare (Kathryn Hahn) reluctantly accepts a job as an advice columnist, even though her own life is falling apart. But she soon learns that her imperfections help her connect with readers and their problems. Sound too good to be true? It isn’t: Tiny Beautiful Things is based on the real-life story of Dear Sugar advice columnist Cheryl Strayed, adapted by Little Fires Everywhere producer Liz Tigelaar. The first of eight episodes streams on April 7.

What to watch on Paramount+ this week

Grease Rise of the Pink Ladies (Paramount+)

Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies | Paramount+ | Comedy, musical

Series premiere, Thursday, April: Grease prequel series Rise of the Pink Ladies began as Grease: Rydell High at HBO Max in 2019 but moved to help feed Paramount+’s insatiable appetite for reboots a year later. The series, also based on the Grease stage musical, is set years before the original movie, telling the story of the Pink Ladies, a foursome of high school girls who turn their outcast status into empowerment through cool jackets and a whole lot of singing. That includes over 30 original songs written by Lady Gaga collaborator Justin Tranter.

Broad City (Paramount+)

Broad City | Paramount+ | Comedy

Series, streaming Wednesday, April 5: For years, cult comedy Broad City has been estranged from its Comedy Central family, streaming on Hulu instead of Paramount+, where every other CC show resides. But, as of April 5, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson are back in the Paramount Global Media fold, streaming all five hilarious seasons on Paramount+ (Broad City will also still be on Hulu, BTW). If you’ve never experienced the comic misadventures of BFF New Yorkers Ilana and Abbi, now you have two places to stream it—what are you waiting for?

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Schmigadoon (Apple TV+)

Schmigadoon! | Apple TV+ | Comedy, musical

Season 2 premiere, Wednesday, April 5: In the first season of Schmigadoon!, a backpacking couple (Keegan-Michael Key and Cecily Strong) lost in the woods stumbled into a quaint little town that’s a 24/7 1940s musical, and they weren’t allowed to leave until they understood “true love.” In season 2, they’re looking to rediscover the town, but instead find a darker, edgier musical city with a ’70s theater vibe (think Chicago and Cabaret). Also, instead of a love story, Schmigadoon! is a murder mystery this time around. Jazz hands, everybody!

Dave (FXX)

Dave | FXX, Hulu | Comedy

Season 3 premiere, Wednesday, April 5: The unlikely story of the most neurotic white Jewish rapper continues as Dave/Lil Dickey (Dave Burd) and crew head out on tour (which didn’t go well for Donald Glover’s Atlanta clique, but Lil Dickey will probably be fine). What could go wrong in Texas with a pink tour bus? Season 3 of Dave also ups its guest star game with cameos by Don Cheadle, Usher, Demi Lovato, Killer Mike, Megan Fox, Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Barker, Rick Ross, and more. Come for the road drama, stay for the (many, many) penis jokes.

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