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For obvious reasons, this Memorial Day weekend is going to be a bit different from previous years. But the good news is, you won't have to experience FOMO for skipping out on the barbeque-and-beach days in order to stay inside and watch TV instead. That decision has been made for you. There will even be some live sports to watch, like a NASCAR race and a socially-distanced golf match between Tom Brady, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Peyton Manning. So allow us to list out the best options for what to watch (or stream) on TV (or your laptop) this weekend.
Friday: "Homecoming" Season 2 on Amazon
Watch Janelle Monae star in the second season of this drama series, in which her character wakes up alone in a rowboat with no memory of who she is.
Friday: "AKA Jane Roe" on FX
Norma McCorvey, who went by Jane Roe in the famous "Roe v. Wade" trial that largely shaped America's view of abortion rights, has some things to say
. 9 p.m. on FX.
Friday: "Selling Sunset" Season 2 on Netflix
Catch up with the cutthroat world of selling real estate to the rich and famous in Los Angeles with the debut of Season 2 on Friday.
Friday: "Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series" Season 2 on Netflix
Say it with me: "That's one f---in' nice kitty right there."
Friday: "The Big Fib" on Disney+
This game show with kid contestants premieres Friday on Disney's new streaming service. Hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown and featuring Rhys Darby as her robot sidekick, C.L.I.V.E., the kids must decide whether the information they're being told is fact or fib.
Friday: "Control Z" on Netflix
This brand-new, Spanish-language web series follows a high schooler named Sofia who works to uncover the identity of a hacker who is spilling kids' secrets to the entire school.
Saturday: Sing for Hope Recital Featuring John Brancy and Peter Dugan
Tune in to facebook.com/sing4hope at 8 p.m. ET for a free, live-stream recital of music from Brancy and Dugan's (host of NPR's From The Top) upcoming album “The Journey Home,” which commemorates in song the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Sunday: "Betaal" on Netflix
Here is the official description for season one of this new Indian horror series: "Hired to displace tribal villagers to make way for a new highway, officials unearth an old curse and an army of British soldier-zombies."
Sunday: "The Match: Champions for Charity”
Watch Tiger Woods, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Phil Mickelson face-off
in a socially-distanced round of golf. WarnerMedia and the four athletes will donate a total of $10 million to COVID-19 relief efforts. The four-way match airs at 3 p.m. ET from Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Fla., and will be simulcast across TNT, TBS, truTV and HLN. Watch them trash talk in an Instagram video on Brady's page here
Sunday: NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 on Fox
The Coca-Cola 600 will take place as scheduled at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, but without spectators. Viewers can catch the race broadcast live on FOX at 6 p.m. and on PRN affiliate radio stations.
Sunday: "Tiger Slam" on Golf Channel
Watch this hourlong documentary of “the greatest golf ever played," walking viewers through Tiger Woods’ 10-month run from June 2000 to April 2001 when he won all four major titles. Airs 8 p.m. ET on Golf Channel.
Monday: "Parade of Heroes" with Kathy Lee Gifford and Tori Kelly
Tune in on Ancestry's Facebook page
or YouTube channel
Monday at 11 a.m. ET for a Memorial Day virtual parade hosted by Gifford in partnership with Ancestry and History, featuring interviews with veterans of all ages to honor those we’ve lost and powerful musical tributes from Kelly and the Lincoln Way Marching Band. Mario Lopez, Rob Lowe and LL COOL J will also join in.
Monday: "Barkskins" on Nat Geo
Watch David Thewlis (AKA Professor Lupin from "Harry Potter") in the series premiere of Nat Geo's new period drama about the conflicts between French settlers and Native Americans in 17th century Quebec. 9 p.m. on National Geographic Channel.
Monday: "Titan Games" Season 2 on NBC
Watch the season two premiere of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's physically challenging competition series at 8 p.m. on NBC.