New this week: Kevin Hart in ‘Fatherhood, ‘iCarly’ & ‘Luca’


Right here’s a group curated by The Related Press’ leisure journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming providers and music platforms this week.


— In Enrico Casarosa’s enchanting Pixar function“Luca,”two younger sea monsters frolic alongside the Italian Riviera, non permanent remodeling into 13-year-old boys to pose as human and absorb all of the shoreline’s summertime pleasures — all whereas hiding their identities. “Luca,” which arrives Friday on Disney+, follows Pixar’s “Soul” in heading straight for streaming, and in contrast to another Disney animated releases, it will likely be no further cost for subscribers. Setting his film within the Nineteen Fifties, Casarosa (director of the Pixar brief “La Luna”) drew inspiration from traditional Italian cinema.

— Timed to Father’s Day is the discharge of “Fatherhood,” debuting Friday on Netflix. Kevin Hart takes on a extra dramatic function, enjoying a person whose spouse dies in childbirth, leaving him to boost their daughter alone. The movie, based mostly on the 2011 e-book “Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love,” can also be produced by Hart, who has mentioned he was drawn to displaying Black fatherhood in a extra constructive mild on display screen.

— “River Metropolis Drumbeat,” airing Friday on PBS and in addition out there on the community’s streaming platforms, follows a drumline in West Louisville that spans youth by way of high-school commencement. Utilizing a verité method, administrators Marlon Johnson and Anne Flatté inform a wealthy and vibrant story of African American heritage, of neighborhood and of a pulsating custom handed from one technology to the following.

—AP Movie Author Jake Coyle


— Weeks after profitable her first Academy Award and fourth Grammy, singer-songwriter H.E.R. is about to drop the album “Again of My Thoughts.” On Friday, the R&B celebrity will launch the mission that options the platinum hit “Harm” and the Chris Brown-assisted “Come By,” which is at the moment No. 6 on Billboard’s R&B charts.

— Angélique Kidjo’s new album is a collaborative journey: The 13-track “Mom Nature,” which arrives Friday, options Sting on the title monitor and hip-hop duo on “Take It or Love It.” Some African artists who appeared on Beyoncé’s “The Lion King: The Reward” album – together with Burna Boy, Yemi Alade and Mr Eazi – additionally seem on Kidjo’s album, together with Salif Keita, Shungudzo, Zeynab, Lionel Loueke, Sampa the Nice, Blue Lab Beats and Ghetto Boy.

— Rory Feek is releasing his first album since dropping his spouse and longtime collaborator, Joey, to most cancers in 2016. “Light Man” has 14 songs, together with visitor appearances by heavyweights akin to Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, Ricky Skaggs and Trisha Yearwood. Joey + Rory’s closing album “Hymns,” launch a month earlier than Joey died, gained the duo their first Grammy for greatest roots gospel album.

— AP Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu


— Mulling what Carly Shay and her buddies are as much as, practically a decade after Nickelodeon’s well-liked teen sitcom “iCarly” ended its five-year run? A Paramount+ sequel is right here to fulfill your curiosity. The brand new “iCarly” brings Miranda Cosgrove again because the title character, now a 20-something dealing with love and life, unique solid members Jerry Trainor as Carly’s brother Spencer and Nathan Kress as her pal Freddie are alongside for the experience, with newcomers Laci Mosley as Carly’s greatest buddy and roommate and Jaidyn Triplett as Freddie’s stepdaughter and a social-media professional. The 13-episode season debuts Thursday on the streaming service.

— After channeling Gloria Steinem for the miniseries “Mrs. America,” Rose Byrne takes on a fictional model of one other icon — the health entrepreneur. Within the Nineteen Eighties-set darkish comedy “Bodily,” Byrne performs Sheila, who’s a dutiful associate to her aspiring politician husband however privately grappling with body-image points. Aerobics and videotape to the rescue! Sheila morphs into an financial powerhouse and the very mannequin of a contemporary self-help guru. The primary three half-hours arrive Friday on Apple TV+, adopted every week by a brand new episode. The solid contains Rory Scovel, Dierdre Friel and Della Saba.

— “Soul of a Nation,” ABC’s information journal targeted on Black life in America, options an interview with former President Barack Obama as a part of a particular honoring Juneteenth, an statement of the June 19, 1865, finish to slavery in a lot of the United States. Obama spoke to “Good Morning America” host Michael Strahan for the two-hour program, which additionally features a report on partnerships between Black, white and Asian People fashioned through the previous yr of social upheaval, and a have a look at the origins and that means of soul meals. “Juneteenth: Collectively We Triumph,” will air at 9:01 p.m. EDT.

— AP Tv Author Lynn Elber


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