5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Week

By Andie Hagemann

Get ready to learn a thing or two from the sensational content coming to your tv and assorted streaming devices this week! Beverly is acting principal on Wednesday’s episode of The Goldbergs, and she has a trick or two up her sleeve; that same day, grab the paper and pencils because all six episodes of Sketchbook debut. On Thursday, learn about a real-life crime with the first two episodes of the limited series Under the Banner of Heaven. Friday’s episode of Raven’s Home follows Raven’s quest to revive the high school’s arts program; later that day, Hulu debuts the Original Movie Crush, also set in a high school.

The Goldbergs—Wednesday, April 27, at 8 p.m. ET, on ABC
Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) is up to her hilarious hijinks again as she assumes the role of “acting principal” at William Penn Academy. Her first order of business: assemble a Fame-themed sendoff for the senior class. Will the faculty oblige this big ask to “remember their names”? Meanwhile, Erica (Hayley Orrantia) and Geoff (Sam Lerner) aim to prove they are still fun.

Sketchbook—Wednesday, April 27, on Disney+
Have you ever wondered how to draw Olaf and other beloved Disney characters? This instructional documentary series focuses on a single artist teaching viewers how to draw an iconic character from a Walt Disney Animation Studios film. While following the step-by-step instructions, discover unique stories about each of the legendary artists and their connections to their chosen characters. Don’t fret, this series is for all experience levels! All six episodes are available at launch.

Under the Banner of Heaven—Thursday, April 28, on Hulu
Inspired by Jon Krakauer’s true crime bestseller, the series follows Detective Jeb Pyre (Andrew Garfield, right) as he investigates the events that led to the 1984 murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and her baby daughter in a suburb in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah. The FX limited seriesintended for mature audiences—premieres two episodes on Thursday on the streaming service with subsequent episodes to be added weekly.

Raven’s Home—Friday, April 29, at 8 p.m. ET, on Disney Channel
In this brand-new sidesplitting episode, Raven (Raven-Symoné) attempts to revive the arts program at Bayside High. Meanwhile, Booker (Issac Ryan Brown) gets competitive with the school’s new student, and he tries to one-up them.

Crush—Friday, April 29, on Hulu
Premiering exclusively on the streaming service, the heartwarming romantic comedy follows Paige (Rowan Blanchard, right), an aspiring young artist who joins her high school track team to bolster her college application for her dream school. While becoming a jock wasn’t necessarily her top goal, it does have its perks; she uses the opportunity to pursue her longtime crush, Gabriella (Isabella Ferreira). However, she soon finds herself falling for an unexpected teammate named AJ (Auli’i Cravalho, left). This Hulu Original film is intended for mature audiences.