TV May 16-19: Mystic, Run the World, Superman & Lois, The Last Days, Life at the Waterhole, Who Killed Sara?

Holding up ok? K good. Onward.

Sunday May 16

Mystic (series premiere Super Channel Heart & Home 7pmCT/8ET) “Based on bestselling author Stacy Gregg’s Pony Club Secrets book series …. [and] shot on location in New Zealand, the series is set in the fictional peninsula of Kauri Point and follows new-to-town teenager Issie Brown, who struggles to fit in after moving from London, U.K. to the quiet, backwater town with her mother Amanda, as she uncovers a series of secrets surrounding a mysterious injured horse and a threat to the local environment.”

Run the World (series premiere Starz, Crave app)”follows a group of smart, funny, and vibrant thirty-something Black women – fiercely loyal best friends – who live, work, and play in Harlem. As they strive for world domination, they each navigate career highs and lows, hookups, and heartbreaks, that causes them to re-evaluate who they are, and where they are going. At its core, it’s an authentic and unapologetic show about enviable friendship and not only surviving – but thriving together. RUN THE WORLD follows a weekly release schedule, with new episodes of the eight-episode series available to stream Sundays on STARZ.”

Tuesday May 18

Superman & Lois (Canadian series premiere 8pmCT/9ET CTV Sci-Fi) “After years of facing supervillains, monsters and alien invaders, the world’s most famous superhero, The Man of Steel aka Clark Kent and comic books’ famed journalist Lois Lane come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever — dealing with being working parents in today’s society. Complicating the already daunting job of raising two boys, Clark and Lois worry about whether their sons Jonathan and Jordan could inherit their father’s Kryptonian superpowers as they grow older. Returning to Smallville to handle some Kent family business, Clark and Lois are reacquainted with Lana Lang and her Fire Chief husband Kyle Cushing. The adults aren’t the only ones rediscovering old friendships in Smallville as the Kent sons are reacquainted with Lana and Kyle’s rebellious daughter Sarah. Of course, there’s never a dull moment in the life of a superhero, especially with Lois’ father, General Samuel Lane looking for Superman to vanquish a villain or save the day at a moment’s notice.”

Wednesday May 19

The Last Days (documentary premiere Netflix) Presented by Steven Spielberg and the USC Shoah Foundation. “The film traces the compelling experiences of five Hungarian Holocaust survivors who fell victim to Adolf Hitler’s brutal war against the Jews during the final days of World War II. The film shares the remarkable stories of five people ­– a grandmother, a teacher, a businessman, an artist, and a U.S. congressman – as they return from the United States to their hometowns and to the ghettos and concentration camps that once imprisoned them. Through the eyes of the survivors and other witnesses, including a former Nazi doctor at Auschwitz, The Last Days recounts one of the most brutal chapters of human history. But above all, The Last Days is a potent depiction of personal strength and courage, and a testament to the power of the human spirit.”

Life at the Waterhole (series premiere 8pmCT/9ET PBS) “Waterholes are vital to the African ecosystem; bustling oases where elephants, lions, leopards and hundreds of other species meet and compete for water. But little is known about how they support so much life. The BBC Studios Natural History Unit and PBS worked with Mwiba Wildlife Reserve and local communities in Tanzania to build the world’s first waterhole with a built-in specialist camera rig.”

Who Killed Sara? (Season 2 premiere Netflix) “Alex Guzman has to face his worst nightmare: his sister’s Sara true personality, whom clearly he never knew at all. At the same time, a buried mystery corpse in his own patio becomes a ticking clock that can make him go back to prison at any time. He has no other choice than to become an investigator and put together all the pieces that will portray Sara’s true and terrible story and her relationship with the Lazcano family.”

See you Thursday.

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