Best movies and TV to stream this week: ‘Abbott Elementary,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and more

Best TV and movies to stream

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With Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, Paramount+, Apple TV+ and so many other streaming platforms, there’s no shortage of options when you’re searching for what to watch this week. But knowing where to find a great new TV show or movie can feel overwhelming, especially given all the hot new titles like HBO’s “House of the Dragon” and Disney’s “Andor.”

To help you stop scrolling and start streaming, Essentials has rounded up some of the best series and movies to watch this week, including brand-new TV shows and big-box-office films you might have missed in theaters. 

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Here’s our roundup of the best TV shows and movies to stream this week

From new episodes of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Abbott Elementary” to the long-awaited “Hocus Pocus” sequel, we’ve got your watchlist covered this week.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ 

'Grey's Anatomy' (October 6)

Liliane Lathan/ABC

Everyone’s favorite medical drama returns for its 19th season on ABC on Oct. 6, 2022 — and will be available to stream on Hulu the following day. Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, and James Pickens Jr. are slated to return for the new season of “Grey’s Anatomy.” 

“Grey’s Anatomy” Season 19, streaming Oct. 7 on Hulu

You can stream all 18 seasons of “Grey’s Anatomy” now on Netflix.

“Grey’s Anatomy” Season 1-18, now streaming on Netflix  


Survivor 43

Robert Voets/CBS

Season 43 of this Emmy Award-winning series has kicked off into high gear, complete with a diverse and dynamic cast, Survivor blindsides, new twists, secret advantages and … not-so-secret advantages. At the end, only one castaway will earn the title of “Sole Survivor” and the grand-prize of $1 million.

You can stream all 43 seasons of “Survivor” on Paramount+.

“Survivor,” now streaming on Paramount+

‘Jennifer’s Body’

Jennifer's Body

Fox Atomic

Despite their differences in popularity, Jennifer and Needy are best friends. That is, until Jennifer becomes possessed by an evil, murderous force. Now, Needy is the only thing standing between her bloodthirsty BFF and the entirety of their high school’s male population. Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried star in this cult classic horror film, now available to stream on Paramount+.

“Jennifer’s Body,” now streaming on Paramount+

‘Hocus Pocus 2’ 

'Hocus Pocus 2'

Disney Enterprises

Three wicked witches are returning to Salem 29 years after they were defeated by Max, Dani, Allison and Binx. The Sanderson sisters are resurrected and ready for revenge in this haunting sequel to the 1993 cult classic starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.

“Hocus Pocus 2,” now streaming on Disney+




A couple inherits a dream home, only to discover that it is riddled with eclectic, outspoken ghosts. Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar star in this American adaptation of the BBC hit series of the same name. It returns to CBS and Paramount+ September 29, 2022. 

“Ghosts,” now streaming on Paramount+

‘Abbott Elementary’ (Season 2)

'Abbott Elementary' (September 21)

Temma Hankin/ABC

This critically acclaimed mockumentary series follows the teachers and administrators of a public school in Philadelphia. With a lot of heart (and very little help from the school district), the public servants of Abbott Elementary work hard to give their students a great education. New episodes of the show’s highly anticipated second season premiere Wednesdays on ABC and will stream the following day on Hulu.

“Abbott Elementary,” now streaming on Hulu

‘Bachelor in Paradise’

Bachelor in Paradise 2021


This tropical-flavored spin-off of “The Bachelor” brings together former competitors at a paradise-like resort in Mexico. This show brings all the romance, drama, and cinematic montages usually associated with the “Bachelor” brand, with an added twist: Every contestant has the power to decide who stays and who goes.

“Bachelor in Paradise,” now streaming on Hulu

‘The Kardashians’ (Season 2)

'The Kardashians' (Season 2, September 22)


Reality TV’s favorite family is back for Season 2 of their streaming-exclusive show. With Kris, Kim, Kourtney and Khloé at the executive-producing helm, “The Kardashians” provides an intimate look into the Kardashian-Jenner clan’s lives. 

The new season will cover Kourtney and Travis’ wedding, Kim’s Variety interview controversy, new additions to the family and much more. “The Kardashians” second season premieres Sept. 22 on Hulu. 

“The Kardashians” Season 2, now streaming on Hulu


'Andor' (September 21)


Set five years before the events of “Rogue One,” the newest “Star Wars” series stars Diego Luna reprising his role as rebel spy Cassian Andor. The details of “Andor” are still shrouded in mystery following the delay of the series premiere, but with three episodes dropping on Sept. 21, fans will likely get some answers. 

“Andor,” now streaming on Disney+


The Devil You Do or the Devil You Don't

Robert Voets/CBS Entertainment 2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

“Survivor,” now a 63-time Emmy-nominated series, returns for Season 43 on Sept. 21. Castaways will once again compete in physical and mental challenges for food and advantages, all in an effort to be the “Sole Survivor” and capture the $1 million grand prize. Jeff Probst hosts.

“Survivor” Season 43, now streaming on Paramount+

‘Dancing with the Stars’

dancing with the stars new season

ABC/Sebastian Kim

TikTok personality Charli D’Amelio, actress Selma Blair, comedian and “Let’s Make a Deal” host Wayne Brady, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Shangela and more big names are set to hit the dance floor for Season 31 of “Dancing with the Stars.” 

The new season of this hit competition dance show premiered Sept. 19, exclusively on Disney+. New episodes of “Dancing with the Stars” stream weekly on the platform. 

“Dancing with the Stars” Season 31, now streaming on Disney+


Atlanta Season 4


The fourth — and final — season of Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” is here. Following last season’s European escapades, the final chapter of this Emmy-winning FX series returns to its roots: Atlanta. LaKeith Stanfield, Zazie Beetz and Brian Tyree Henry all return alongside Glover for the series’ final chapter, now streaming on Hulu.

“Atlanta” Season 4, now streaming on Hulu

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ (Season 5)

The Handmaid's Tale -- Season 5


In Gilead, a theocracy consisting of much of the former United States, patriarchy rules and women are barred from owning property, making their own decisions or even reading. Elisabeth Moss stars as one of the few fertile individuals left in a totalitarian society obsessed with producing children in this adaptation of the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood.

Following a brutal cliffhanger, the new episodes of Season 5 of “The Handmaid’s Tale” are streaming weekly on Hulu. 

“The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 5, now streaming on Hulu 

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

Marvel Studios

Celebrate Disney+ Day with Thor this year. When Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale) begins, well, butchering gods, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) team up to stop him. “Thor: Love and Thunder” is now streaming on Disney+. 

“Thor: Love and Thunder,” now streaming on Disney+

‘House of the Dragon’


Ollie Upton / HBO

This long-awaited “Game of Thrones” spin-off series takes place 200 years before the events of the original series, and follows House Targaryen’s bloody reign. Paddy Considine, Matt Smith and Olivia Cooke star in this “Game of Thrones” prequel, new episodes streaming every Sunday on HBO Max.

“House of the Dragon,” now streaming on HBO Max

‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ 

'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' (September 2)

Amazon Studios

More than 20 years after the first chapter of Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy premiered, fans are getting a prequel. “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” explores the legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle Earth’s history, thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings.” This long-awaited fantasy series is now streaming. 

“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” now streaming on Prime Video

‘The Good Fight’ (Season 6)

The Good Fight

Elizabeth Fisher/Paramount+

The first scripted original series for CBS All Access — now known as Paramount+ — is coming to a close after six seasons. A spinoff and standalone sequel to “The Good Wife,” the dramedy follows a prominent lawyer (played by Christine Baranski) struggling to piece her career back together in the wake of a financial scam that ruined her family’s reputation. “The Good Fight” Season 6 is now streaming on Paramount+. 

“The Good Fight” Season 6, now streaming on Paramount+ 

‘Wedding Season’ 

Wedding Season -- Season 1

Luke Varley/Disney+

No, not the Netflix movie that dropped last month. 

When Stefan objects in the middle of Katie’s wedding, he expects a whirlwind romance to follow. Instead, eight people wind up dead, and Stefan finds himself in the center of a murder investigation. Hulu’s genre-bending whodunnit series is out now.

“Wedding Season,” now streaming on Hulu

‘Ink Master’ 

Ink Master

Paramount Network

Tattoo artists from across the country compete in technical and creative challenges for a $250,000 cash prize and an editorial feature in Inked Magazine. This season, competitors from years past return to the show to compete for the title of “Ink Master.”

This unique reality competition series is back for Season 14, now exclusively on Paramount+.

“Ink Master,” now streaming on Paramount+

‘Nope’ (Now available to rent on Amazon)


Universal Pictures

Jordan Peele’s latest blockbuster follows two siblings struggling to run their family’s horse ranch in Southern California. When the pair discovers a UFO lurking just above their land, a dangerous opportunity presents itself. Starring “Get Out” actor Daniel Kaluuya, Steven Yeun from “The Walking Dead” and former Nickelodeon star Keke Palmer, “Nope” is now available to rent through Prime Video.

“Nope,” $20 on Amazon

‘The Patient’ 

'The Patient' (August 30)


A serial killer holds his therapist hostage until he helps him curb his homicidal urges. Steve Carell and Domhnall Gleeson star in this thrilling new FX miniseries about a very peculiar doctor-patient relationship. “The Patient” is now streaming on Hulu.

“The Patient,” now streaming on Hulu



Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures / Amazon Studios

A child discovers that his reclusive next door neighbor is a superhero in hiding. Sylvester Stallone stars alongside “Euphoria” actor Javon “Wanna” Walton in this gritty new action movie, now streaming on Prime Video. 

“Samaritan,” now streaming on Prime Video

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ (Season 3)

'Star Trek: Lower Decks' (Season 3, August 25)


“Star Trek: Lower Decks” follows the support crew working on the USS Cerritos — one of Starfleet’s least important ships. New episodes of this beloved animated “Star Trek” spin-off series are now streaming weekly. 

“Star Trek: Lower Decks” Season 3, now streaming on Paramount+

Starting this month, Walmart+ subscribers will get free access to the ad-supported Paramount+ Essential plan. Paramount+ Essential includes tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes, including tons of new titles coming to the platform this month. Want to learn more about the Walmart+ and Paramount+ bundle? Check out our breakdown of the service to find out if Walmart+ is right for you.

Walmart+ and Paramount+ bundle: $12.95 per month or $98 per year

‘Welcome to Wrexham’

'Welcome to Wrexham'


Two Hollywood stars are turning “Ted Lasso” into reality. “Welcome to Wrexham” charts “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” actor Rob McElhenney and “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds’ journey across the pond to invest millions in rehabilitating the Wrexham Dragons, a struggling Welsh football (AKA soccer) team. New episodes of this heartwarming unscripted documentary series are streaming weekly on Hulu.   

“Welcome to Wrexham,” now streaming on Hulu 

‘Orphan: First Kill’ 

orphan first kill

Steve Ackerman/Paramount Pictures

More than 10 years since the twisted horror film “Orphan” made its chilling debut, Esther returns in a highly anticipated prequel. Rossif Sutherland and Julia Stiles star alongside Isabelle Fuhrman in “Orphan: First Kill,” playing in select theaters and streaming on Paramount+. 

“Orphan: First Kill,” now streaming on Paramount+

‘She-Hulk: Attorney At Law’ 

'She-Hulk: Attorney At Law' (August 17)

Marvel Studios

Jennifer Walters is a super attorney, and a 6-foot-7-inch super-powered hulk. Tatiana Maslany and Mark Ruffalo star in this new Marvel comedy series, now streaming on Disney+. 

“She-Hulk: Attorney At Law,” now streaming on Disney+

‘A League of Their Own’

A League Of Their Own

Anne Marie Fox / Amazon Studios

Set in 1943, “A League of Their Own” follows a group of female athletes playing for the Rockford Peaches in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The series stars Abbi Jacobson, Chanté Adams and D’Arcy Carden. All episodes of Amazon Prime Video’s series adaptation of this cult classic 1992 film are now streaming on Prime Video.

“A League of Their Own,” now streaming on Prime Video

‘Secret Headquarters’

Keith L. Williams as Berger, Walker Scobell as Charlie, Abby James Witherspoon as Lizzie, and Momona Tamada as Maya

Hopper Stone/Paramount Pictures

After discovering a high-tech secret headquarters for a superhero, Charlie (played by “The Adam Project” actor Walker Scobell) starts to question what his withdrawn dad (played by Owen Wilson) does for work. This action-packed superhero movie also stars Jesse Williams, Keith L. Williams, Momona Tamada, Abby James Witherspoon and Michael Peña.

“Secret Headquarters,” now streaming on Paramount+ 

‘Never Have I Ever’

'Never Have I Ever'

Courtesy of Netflix

Mindy Kaling’s hit teen comedy is back for a third season, and things are only heating up. With the debut of “Daxton” out of the way, Devi is excited to finally be in a relationship. But the high schooler is shocked to learn that first love won’t solve all her problems. Season 3 of “Never Have I Ever” is out now on Netflix.

“Never Have I Ever,” now streaming on Netflix


'Prey' (August 5)

Courtesy of 20th Century Studios

This “Predator” prequel takes place 300 years in the past in the Comanche Nation. “Prey” follows Naru, a fierce young warrior who hunts to live. When she encounters a predator who lives to hunt, Naru will do whatever it takes to protect her people. Amber Midthunder stars alongside a cast which includes many Native American and First Nation actors. “Prey” will be the first ever feature-length film to stream with Comanche subtitles. 

“Prey,” now streaming on Hulu

‘Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head’

Mike Judge's Beavis and Butthead


Following the success of Beavis and Butt-Head’s return in “Beavis & Butthead Do The Universe,” the boys are back in an all new season of the iconically crass cartoon. 

“Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head,” now streaming on Paramount+

‘Reservation Dogs’ 

'Reservation Dogs' (Season 2, August 3)


This critically acclaimed comedy series comes from the minds of Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo. “Reservation Dogs” follows a tight knit group of indigenous teens who are willing to do (almost) anything to get to the dreamy faraway land of California.

“Reservation Dogs,” now streaming on Hulu

‘Honor Society’


Michael Courtney/Nickelodeon/Paramount+

Honor is in her senior year of high school and focused solely on getting into Harvard. When her guidance counselor suggests another student might be getting recommended for admission over her, Honor enacts a plan to sabotage her competition. Angourie Rice stars opposite “Stranger Things” actor Gaten Matarazzo in this new romantic comedy, now streaming on Paramount+. 

“Honor Society,” now streaming on Paramount+

‘Paper Girls’ 

Paper Girls

Anjali Pinto / Amazon Studios

Four paper girls accidentally time travel from 1988 to 2019 and find themselves caught in the crossfire between warring groups of time-travelers. To find their way home, the girls need help from the only people they know they can trust: their future selves.

Ali Wong stars in this thrilling new sci-fi series, based on the best-selling graphic novel “Paper Girls.”

“Paper Girls,” now streaming on Prime Video



Apple TV+

When Nikki and Jason face fertility issues, they decide to explore adoption. But with their chaotic lives and quirky families, they might not be the ideal candidates. Season 3 of this heartwarming British comedy about the triumphs and pitfalls of parenthood is now streaming on Apple TV+.

“Trying,” now streaming on Apple TV+

‘Don’t Make Me Go’ 

Don't Make Me Go

Amazon Studios

After being diagnosed with a terminal illness, a single father drags his teenage daughter on a cross-country road trip with the hope of reuniting her with her estranged mother. This heartwarming film, starring John Cho and Mia Isaac, is now streaming on Prime Video.

“Don’t Make Me Go,” now streaming on Prime Video



Apple TV+

When billionaire Molly Novak (played by Maya Rudolph) is betrayed by her husband, she begins a public spiral towards rock bottom. But when Molly discovers she has a charity foundation in her name, she decides to focus on giving back, rather than giving up. Joel Kim Booster, Nat Faxon and Mj Rodriguez also star in this lighthearted comedy series, now streaming on Apple TV+. 

“Loot,” now streaming on Apple TV+

‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’

The Summer I Turned Pretty

Dana Hawley/Amazon Studios

Isabel “Belly” Conklin’s family spends every summer at her mom’s lifelong friend Susannah’s beach house. But this summer is different. At sixteen, Belly isn’t a kid anymore. And Susannah’s handsome teenage sons, Conrad and Jeremiah, have definitely noticed.

From the author of “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” this new coming-of-age romance has already been renewed for a Season 2.

“The Summer I Turned Pretty,” now streaming on Prime Video

‘Jerry & Marge Go Large’ 

Jerry and Marge Go Large

Jake Giles Netter/Paramount+

Inspired by real events, “Jerry & Marge Go Large” tells the story of retired math whiz Jerry Selbee, who, with the help of his wife, uses a mathematical loophole in the Massachusetts lottery to win millions. Bryan Cranston, Annette Bening and Rainn Wilson star in this wacky PG-13 comedy.

“Jerry & Marge Go Large,” now streaming on Paramount+

‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’

Cha Cha Real Smooth

Apple TV+

Recent college grad Andrew is living with his parents, feeling aimless and working as a professional party starter for bar and bat mitzvahs. But when he strikes up a friendship with a mom and her autistic daughter, he begins to understand what he wants his future to look like. Cooper Raiff writes, directs and stars alongside Dakota Johnson in this unique dramedy, which brought home the Audience Award at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. 

“Cha Cha Real Smooth,” now streaming on Apple TV+

‘Ms. Marvel’ 

ms marvel

Marvel Studios

Muslim American teenager Kamala Khan is living an average teenage life in Jersey City. She loves video games, writing fanfiction and superheroes — especially Captain Marvel. But fantasy and reality begin to blur when Kamala gets superpowers of her own. Starring newcomer Iman Vellani, this MCU miniseries is now streaming on Disney+.

“Ms. Marvel,” now streaming on Disney+

‘Fire Island’

fire island

Photo by Jeong Park/Searchlight

This retelling of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” follows a group of queer best friends as they set out on their annual trip to Fire Island. Joel Kim Booster stars alongside Bowen Yang, Margaret Cho, Conrad Ricamora and James Scully in this tender rom-com, now streaming on Hulu. 

“Fire Island,” now streaming on Hulu

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ 

How to watch 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'


Ewan McGregor reprises his role as Obi-Wan and Hayden Christensen returns as Anakin-turned-Vader in the newest “Star Wars” prequel series, “Obi-Wan Kenobi.” The show picks up 10 years after Obi-Wan’s apprentice turned to the dark side and became Darth Vader. Still grappling with the fallout from his friend’s betrayal, the Jedi Master is living in exile on Tatooine while keeping a distant but watchful eye on young Luke Skywalker.

“Obi-Wan Kenobi,” now streaming on Disney+

‘The Lost City’

The Lost City

Paramount Pictures

Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum star in this fun, flirty adventure flick, which opened in March at No. 1 at the domestic box office. “The Lost City” casts Bullock as a reclusive romance novelist, Tatum as her longtime cover model — and a delightful Daniel Radcliffe as the treasure-hunting billionaire who kidnaps her.

“The Lost City,” now streaming on Paramount+

More great shows you should be streaming

Looking for more recommendations for what to watch this weekend? Be sure to check out our guides on everything new coming to Paramount+Apple TV+Disney+ and more this month. Or learn more about the best Hulu original shows you can stream right now, and find some family-friendly TV show and movie suggestions.

The best TVs and TV deals right now  

If you find yourself forgoing the movie theater in favor of streaming the best new movies and TV shows at home, it might be time to upgrade your TV setup. Keep reading to check out the best 4K TVs and TV accessories.

Samsung’s ‘The Frame’ QLED 4K smart TV 2022

Samsung The Frame TV 2022


The latest edition of “The Frame” uses a matte, anti-reflection display. The 1-inch-thick screen can stream all your favorite TV shows and movies in 4K resolution, and seamlessly transition to Art Mode to display your favorite paintings and photographs. 

65″ Samsung ‘The Frame’ QLED 4K TV 2022, $2,000

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Fire TV Stick 4K


Amazon’s in-house streaming platform is Fire TV. This 4K device comes with an Alexa voice remote, and supports Dolby Atmos Audio. 

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, $25 (reduced from $50)

2022 Chromecast with Google TV

Chromecast with Google TV


For Google loyalists, the new 2022 Chromecast with Google TV can, ahem, streamline your streaming experience. Get personal recommendations based on your subscriptions, viewing history and purchase history. 

2022 Chromecast with Google TV, $39 (reduced from $49)

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