watch this weekend 6/18

5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Weekend

By Zach Johnson

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with the magic of Disney? ABC will be presenting a brand-new special, John Legend and Family: A Bigger Love Father’s Day, featuring some of the biggest names in pop culture—and his very own wife and kids! There’s fun for the whole family on Freeform, too, with two chances to enjoy the movie Coco. Disney Channel, meanwhile, will be welcoming back the hit series Disney Fam Jam. Disney XD’s Marvel’s Spider-Man: Maximum Venom will bring the action later that night, while National Geographic will be serving another episode of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted.


Coco—Saturday, June 20, at 8:20 p.m. ET and Sunday, June 21, at 6:10 p.m. ET on Freeform
Directed by Lee Unkrich, the 2017 film from Disney and Pixar is a vibrant tale of family, fun, and adventure! Despite his family’s inexplicable generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming a famous musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). So, he embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors. There, Miguel befriends the charming trickster Héctor (Gael García Bernal), who helps him uncover the secrets behind his family’s stories and traditions.

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John Legend and Family: A Bigger Love Father’s Day—Sunday, June 21, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC
Join John Legend as he hosts an unforgettable tribute to dads. The one-hour special will blend live musical performances with humorous and touching moments as the EGOT winner previews new music from his upcoming album, Bigger Love, and invites some of his celebrity friends and fellow fathers—including Anthony Anderson, Common, Michael Ealy, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Taran Killam, Ne-Yo, Shaquille O’Neal, Patton Oswalt, Scottie Pippen, Marlon Wayans, Stevie Wonder, and many more—to make special appearances. Rounding out the special will be Legend’s wife, Chrissy Teigen, and their two adorable kids.

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Disney Fam Jam—Sunday, June 21, at 8:23 p.m. ET on Disney Channel
The dance competition series returns just in time for the summer! ZOMBIES 2 stars Trevor Tordjman and Ariel Martin are back to host the latest episode, which will find the Silver and Rassi families competing for the $10,000 prize with choreographer Phil Wright’s help.


Marvel’s Spider-Man: Maximum Venom—Sunday, June 21, at 9 p.m. ET on Disney XD
In the midst of a symbiote attack on New York, Spider-Man (voice of Robbie Daymond) must convince Marc Spector (voice of guest star Peter Giles), a survivalist who recently gave up his secret identity as Moon Knight, to help him defend the city. Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt also return to voice Cloak and Dagger, respectively, in “Vengeance of Venom.”


Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted—Sunday, June 21, at 10 p.m. ET on National Geographic
Gordon Ramsay has cooked up another special episode! In “Louisiana’s Bayou Cuisine,” the chef’s journey will take him to the mysterious and uncharted regions of South Louisiana. As he gathers the skills and ingredients needed to master Cajun cuisine, he’ll face alligators, sharks… and the discerning palettes of the local people. He’ll put it all on the line to meet a challenge posed to him by chef Eric Cook, a Marine sharpshooter turned celebrated chef.