Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
— In “Me Time,” Kevin Hart plays a stay-at home father whose wife (Regina Hall) and kids go away for the weekend, allowing him to reconnect with an old friend (Mark Wahlberg). A wild weekend ensues. Streaming Friday on Netflix.
— AP Film Writer Jake Coyle
— If 13 is an unlucky number, don’t tell D.J. Khaled. His new album “God Did” is his 13th full-length set and he’s teased it with the banger “Staying Alive” alongside frequent collaborators Drake and Lil Baby. Another apparent combo on the Friday release is a song with Future and Lil Baby, at least according to an Instagram post. Khaled also confirmed that Future would be featured on the record two times, and in a third post shouted out his two rap peers for “believing” in him. “They don’t believe in us, Future did, Lil Baby did,” Khaled wrote. If that’s not enough to entice you, earlier in August he confirmed that Jay-Z would also feature on the record.
— Duncan Sheik returns with a clutch of his own music on Friday after working on theater musicals for a while. “Claptrap” is the singer-songwriter’s ninth studio album and first in seven years. It boasts the slinky “Experience,” the Peter Gabriel-ish ballad “Maybe” and the electronic-bouncy “There’s No Telling,” which includes a nod to his theatrical roots in the lyric, “Don’t cry for me, Argentina.” The “Barely Breathing” songwriter has made a second name for himself on the stage, including the Broadway shows “Spring Awakening” and “American Psycho” as well as the new “NOIR.”
— AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy
— The nickname Canoe Man has a friendly ring to it. It was, however, what a British man was branded for faking his drowning death in an insurance scam. The quirkily titled miniseries “The Thief, His Wife & The Canoe” is based on the real-life story of a former prison officer whose scheme went far afield of what he promised his spouse. The couple, played by Eddie Marsan (“Sherlock,” “Ray Donovan”) and Monica Dolan (“A Very English Scandal”), left their sons in the dark and grieving over their still-alive dad, which didn’t endear them to the judge who ultimately presided over the case. The series debuts Tuesday on the BritBox streaming service.
— “Katrina Babies” reveals the hurricane’s unending toll on New Orleans. The HBO documentary is from first-time filmmaker and New Orleans native Edward Buckles Jr., who was 13 when the deadly hurricane hit in 2005. He’s spent the past half-dozen years collecting the memories of those who also endured the tragedy as youngsters. The film combines interviews, home movies, animation and archival footage to reveal the grief yet harbored by survivors and to probe the trauma of multigenerational racism. “Katrina Babies” debuts Wednesday on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.
— Looking for something to tide you over until “The Crown” returns later this year? Try PBS’ “The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family,” a three-part docuseries debuting Sunday on PBS andwww. PBS.org. Even casual royal followers may know that Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, was beheaded for alleged crimes of adultery and treason. Turns out Anne’s fate was rooted not only in her lofty ambitions but those of her power-hungry family, as detailed in the series by rare original letters and documents from the 16th-century, the perspective of Tudor scholars and dramatic re-enactments.
— AP Television Writer Lynn Elber