New this week: Whales,'LFG,'''Mysterious Benedict Society'

Following is a collection curated by The Associated Press' entertainment supporters of what is coming on TV, streaming music and services programs this week.

New this week: Whales,'LFG,'''Mysterious Benedict Society'


-- between Euro 2020 matches this week, carve out time for the soccer documentary "LFG," a revealing look in the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team's struggle for equal pay from Oscar-winners Andrea Nix Fine along with Sean Fine. Players past and current discuss making the choice to go up from the federation to acquire commensurate pay with their male counterparts and they don't return.

Brosnan plays a leading New York fertility physician who assists a few (Glazer and Theroux) unable to become pregnant. It has been known as a"twisted homage" to Roman Polanski's"Rosemary's Baby" so obviously things begin to devolve to the girl after she finds herself with child.

-- Or, for something a bit more scenic and natural, Apple TV+ gets the brand new humpback whale documentary "Fathom" on Friday. Directed by Drew Xanthopoulos,"Fathom" follows two scientists, one in Alaska and one in the South Pacific, that are studying whale culture and communication independently. It is all about the whales, naturally, along with the issues of rigorous study, but"Fathom" also explores the barriers that female scientists confront in the area.


-- Doja Cat is inviting you to"Planet Her" on Friday if she releases her third record. The job comes following her uber-successful year on the charts and also at awards shows, due to hits such as"Say So,""Like That,""Streets" and"Best Buddy" with Saweetie. Her new album includes a different platinum hit -- "Kiss Me " using SZA -- and famous faces make appearances on"World Her," such as Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Young Thug and JID.

-- JP Saxe's"When the World Was Ending" was so great it made the Canadian singer-songwriter a Grammy nomination earlier this season -- weeks ahead of his initial full-length record was released. More tunes such as the piercing ballad containing Julia Michaels seem on "Dangerous Levels of Introspection," to be published Friday. The singer called breakthrough artist of the year in the month's Juno Awards wrote all 13 songs on the job, which includes John Mayer's guitar playing "Here's Hopin''' and state singer Maren Morris on"Line by Line." The concluding track,"Sing Myself to Sleep," was composed for his late mother who passed this past year.

-- A year after being the very first awards show throughout the inaugural age -- and doing it the BET Awards will return Sunday. Taraji P. Henson will sponsor the series against the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and Queen Latifah will make the Lifetime Achievement Award.


-- Conan O'Brien is shutting his TBS late-night series with a bit of help from his buddies. Other celebrities and surprises are guaranteed to get O'Brien's send-off, together with a return at series highlights. The hour-long finale is airing at 10 p.m. EDT, an hour sooner than normal. While O'Brien is finishing the most recent chapter of his almost 28-year late-night profession, which included"Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and"The Tonight Show," he is due to come back to TV using a weekly HBO Max range series.

-- Sheryl Underwood of"The Conversation" wasn't as co-host for its 2020 Daytime Emmys, if they were held practically due to the pandemic. She is back as the only host of the year's hybrid of at-home and stage looks by the nominated celebrities. The two-hour event is Friday (8 pm EDT) on CBS, a part of a deal with the system that guarantees the awards a house through 2022 (they have shrunk between cable, broadcast and internet for almost a decade). The nominees include Kelly Clarkson, a year's winner for the best talk show host, and group newcomer Drew Barrymore.

-- If Tony Hale asks you to rescue the planet, do you refuse? The Emmy-winning"Veep" celebrity stars at "The Mysterious Benedict Society," coming Friday on Disney+. Depending on the children's novels by Trenton Lee Stewart, the narrative follows four talented orphans that are recruited by Hale's Mr. Benedict to infiltrate a close institute which could possibly be liable for a worldwide catastrophe called The Emergency. Kristen Schaal and MaameYaa Boafo are one of the grown-ups joining from the experience with young prospects Seth Carr, Emmy DeOliveira, Mystic Inscho and Marta Kessler.

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