Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Thursday, July 1st. All hours are in the East.
The best amateur cooks (Bravo, 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., series premiere, the first two episodes): “The last Excellent chef spin off, Amateurs, will see the most ardent fans take over the competition. The candidates lack formal training, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have the chops to impress judges like Gail Simmons and Gregory Gourdet. These “amateurs” will team up with “All-Stars”, pros and former winners like Dale Talde and Richard Blais, to perform the kind of mouthwatering dishes that would be right at home in the flagship series. But it also means that the tastes of the judges will be just as demanding. If you’ve ever watched an episode of Excellent chef and I thought, “I could do that” Top Chef: Amateurs can convince you otherwise. Find out more about this and other new shows coming to your TV this month in our July TV preview.
Excellent chef (Well done, 8 p.m., finale of the 18th season): But it’s not just the CT fans lying around in the kitchen; tonight marks the end of Best Chef: Portland.
Watch what is happening live (Well done, 10 p.m.): And if you find out that two hours of Excellent chef just not enough Excellent chef for you, Tom, Padma and Gail are all hanging out with Andy Cohen tonight.
Why do women kill (Paramount +, 3:01)
RuPaul All Stars Drag Race (Paramount +, 3:01): A little reminder that the cover of this All stars the season is embargoed until 3pm on Friday, so look for our recap then.
From the film club
No sudden movement (HBO Max, 3:01): “Movies regularly place characters in desperate life and death situations, but we rarely see them behaving in truly desperate ways. No sudden movement, a period crime drama written by Ed Solomon and directed by Steven Soderbergh, corrects this oversight in a way that is both hilarious and agonizing. With masked men holding his wife and young children at gunpoint at home, the mild-mannered businessman Matt Wertz (David Harbor) shows up to his boss, demanding some secret document that criminals are looking for. When the boss refuses to comply, Wertz increases the pressure with a series of near-apologetic threats, trying to communicate how serious he is without really explaining what’s going on (as another masked shooter is listening right in front of the door) . “I’m going to hit you now, sir,” Wertz warns, practically in tears, after pinning his boss to the ground. ‘I hit you. It’s gonna be a punch. Refreshing words to hear from someone who has clearly never cast one before. Read more Mike D’Angelo’s film review.
Tom and Jerry in New York (HBO Max, 3:01 am, full first season): An animated feline and dog go completely neutral and chaotic in this new series, which “follows the iconic cat and mouse duo as they settle into their new digs at the Royal Gate Hotel and unleash chaos in the great city, causing hilarious mayhem in the city center. and everywhere their manic escapades lead them.
To choke (Peacock, 3:01 am, completing the first season): This Irish import begins in Big little lies territory before tacking to a foreign location. A second season has already been ordered.