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What to watch on TV this week: Ms. Marvel, The Staircase and Peaky Blinders

Colin Firth and Toni Collette in The Staircase
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With so much choice on your screens, you could probably do with some help in filtering through what's worth watching. That's where we come in. Every week the What to Watch team will pick the best things on TV this week — seven shows you can't afford to miss, as well as the best viewing from the world of sport. And without further ado, here we go.

Sunday, June 5 - Saturday, June 11 — This week's best of TV includes zombies to superheroes to 1920s gangsters, not to mention a final goodbye to a beloved comedy figure we lost to soon.

For full TV listings please check out our US TV Guide.

What to watch on TV this week... 7 not to miss

Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things to watch this week...

1.  Fear the Walking Dead, Sunday, June 5, AMC/AMC Plus, 9 pm ET/PT 

Kim Dickens in Fear the Walking Dead

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Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) is back and we’ll finally learn how she survived the fiery walker inferno. The matriarch of the Clark family and original cast member, whose fate was uncertain after it appeared that she died back in season 4, has returned in the Fear the Walking Dead season 7 finale. The trailer reveals that she encounters Morgan (Lennie James) when he arrives in a strange new location. We can’t wait to see what Madison has been up to after all this time and how she’ll react if Morgan has a chance to tell her what happened to her kids. — Sarabeth Pollock 

2.  The Family Chantel, June 6, TLC, 8 pm ET/PT  

Pedro and Chantel in The Family Chantel

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The Family Chantel, the hit spinoff from the 90 Day Fiancé franchise, premieres on June 6 and as fans we can’t wait to catch up with the cast. Last season, the series ended on quite the tumultuous note for Pedro and his family, so it will be interesting to see if they have managed to repair their fractured relationships. Plus, we want to know just how concerned we should be about Pedro and Chantel’s marriage given what was portrayed in the trailer. — Terrell Smith 

3. Ms. Marvel, June 8, Disney Plus 

Iman Vellani in Ms. Marvel

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Ms. Marvel ushers in a new era for Marvel with teenage Muslim Pakistani-American Kamala Khan from the Garden State. She’s obsessed with Captain Marvel and the Avengers, but right now she’s trying to make it through high school. When she discovers that she has superpowers, her life starts to change. We’re excited to see how Kamala navigates all of these challenges as she starts as a normal person who aspires to something bigger. — Sarabeth Pollock 

4. Queer as Folk, June 9, Peacock 

Devin Way as Brodie, Jesse James Keitel as Ruthie in Queer as Folk

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The reimagined version of Queer as Folk starts streaming on Peacock. We’re interested to see if the reboot will capture the magic of the original series while making its own distinctive mark in today’s world of content. — Terrell Smith 

5. The Staircase finale, June 9, HBO Max 

Colin Firth rests his chin on his hands in front of a wall with good and bad sheets in The Staircase

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The Staircase has been chronicling the case of Michael Peterson in regards to the mysterious death of Kathleen Peterson and this Thursday we’re getting the finale episode of the limited series. If you can’t wait till then to know what happened with Peterson, check out our fact vs fiction piece on The Staircase or watch the original Staircase documentary that the show is based on (very loosely, according to some associated with the documentary), but many are looking forward to see how this new TV series brings the Peterson story to a close.  — Michael Balderston 

6. Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute, June 10, Netflix 

Bob Saget at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival

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Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute features a salute to the beloved actor and comedian who left us too soon. This will be a chance for fans to see Saget’s famous friends coming together to celebrate his life. Guests include John Mayer, Jackson Brown, Mike Binder, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Jimmy Kimmel, Chris Rock, Jim Carrey, Paul Rodriguez, Tim Allen and Seth Green. The show’s title is a reference to Saget’s 2014 book, Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian. — Sarabeth Pollock 

7. Peaky Blinders final season, June 10, Netflix 

Peaky Blinders

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It’s been almost three years since the last season of Peaky Blinders premiered for US audiences, but the wait is almost over. On Friday, Peaky Blinders’ final season arrives on Netflix. If you didn’t find some way to watch it when the latest episodes aired on the BBC this spring, hopefully you’ve managed to avoid spoilers so you can enjoy what happens to Tommy Shelby and the rest of the Peakies completely fresh. You don’t f*** with the Peaky Blinders! — Michael Balderston 

Sports highlights

World Cup qualifying 

Artem Dovbyk of Ukraine scores a goal

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The 2022 World Cup doesn’t officially get underway until November, but the finals spots in the field are still up for grabs and there are two matches this week that will help determine them. 

On Sunday, June 5, the feel-good story of Ukraine's soccer team takes on Wales on ESPN2 at noon ET/9 am PT (also streaming on ESPN Plus). Then on Tuesday, June 7, the United Arab Emirates and Australia square off on the pitch at 2 pm ET/11 am PT streaming on Paramount Plus

Here are some other highlights from this week’s sports calendar:

  • NBA Finals: the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors continue their pursuit of an NBA championship. Game 2 takes place on Sunday, June 5, followed by game 3 on Wednesday, June 8, and game 4 on Friday, June 10. All games are being broadcast on ABC. 
  • NHL playoffs: both the Eastern Conference Finals between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning and Western Conference Finals between the Colorado Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers continue throughout the week. The Eastern Conference Finals air on ESPN, while the Western Conference games are on TNT
  • Women’s College World Series: can anyone stop Oklahoma this year? We’ll find out as the finals for the Women’s College World Series get underway on Wednesday, June 8. All Women’s College World Series games are airing on the ESPN networks. 

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.

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