5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Week

By Andie Hagemann

From a superstar baseball player to an aspiring politician and a family of undercover Super Heroes, this week’s content is chock-full of super humans! ESPN Films’ multi-part documentary series The Captain—which follows former New York Yankee Derek Jeter—debuts on Monday.   A brand-new episode of Only Murders in the Building launches Tuesday, and the trio is hot on the trail. The hit series grown-ish returns Wednesday night for its fifth season, followed by an episode of Everything’s Trash airing immediately after. Close out the workweek with a new episode of The Villains of Valley View, debuting on Friday.

Former MLB player Derek Jeter smiles as he sits in a gray chair in front of a blue backdrop in ESPN Films’ The Captain.

The CaptainMonday, July 18, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ESPN and ESPN+
The seven-part documentary series from ESPN Films chronicles the extraordinary life of Hall of Fame baseball player Derek Jeter, on and off the field. Watch exclusive, candid interviews with Jeter, his family, and dozens of former teammates, foes, and fans as they recall Jeter’s career with the New York Yankees and his cultural impact beyond the sports world. Episode one will debut simultaneously on ESPN and ESPN+ following the conclusion of the MLB All Star Home Run Derby, with new episodes debuting weekly. To read our exclusive interview with director Randy Wilkins, click here.

(L-R) Actors Selena Gomez and Disney Legend Steve Martin stare at a small piece of white paper with a blue emblem.

Only Murders in the Building—Tuesday, July 19, on Hulu
Episode five follows Mabel (Selena Gomez) as she hosts a party for an eclectic art crowd. The party also serves as the perfect setting for the trio to smoke out a liar in their midst. Will the threesome get one step closer to finding the murderer?

(L-R) Actor Marcus Scribner and Actress Yara Shahidi stand next to each other near a small bar, wearing all-white clothing at a white-themed party.

grown-ish—Wednesday, July 20, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform
The highly anticipated fifth season is here, and a new Johnson family member is roaming the halls of Cal U! Junior (Marcus Scribner) is joined by his big sis, Zoey (Yara Shahidi), on his first day of school and soon escapes dorm life by attending a white-themed party. Meanwhile, Zoey’s visit stirs the feeling that she’s missing her Cal U days more than she’s willing to admit.

(L-R) Actors Moses Storm, Phoebe Robinson, and Toccarra Cash talk on the sidewalk of a treelined street.

Everything Is TrashWednesday, July 20, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform
Phoebe (Phoebe Robinson) and the gang canvass for signatures to get Jayden (Jordan Carlos) on the State Representative ballot. While on the campaign trail, Phoebe relies on the kindness of strangers, and Jayden and Jessie (Nneka Okafor) quickly realize they need to realign their priorities.

Isabella Pappas (left), Reed Horstmann (center), and Mariah Iman Wilson (right) stand in a junkyard as Wilson dons a brightly colored super hero ensemble.

The Villains of Valley ViewFriday, July 22, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel
Amy (Isabella Pappas) feels betrayed when she discovers Jake (Reed Horstmann) is hanging out with Starling (Mariah Iman Wilson). Meanwhile, Vic (James Patrick Stewart) attempts to fix Colby (Malachi Barton), but a mishap hilariously transforms Colby into an old man.