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ENTOURAGE: ARI GOLD IS BACK (YouTube)
Before the big-screen version HBO’s showbiz spoof hits theaters next weekend, check out this short prequel that reveals what Hollywood super-agent Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) has been doing for the past few years. And if you have a strange desire to buy a Cadillac after watching it, that’s no coincidence: the car company sponsored the clip.
ANA MARIA IN NOVELA LAND (Hulu)
If you’re craving more episodes of Jane the Virgin but can’t wait until fall, you might want to watch this thematically similar film, which was developed by NBC/Universal’s Fluency division. In it, a bored twentysomething Latina (Edy Ganem) magically switches places with her favorite telenovela character. Watch for appearances by Luis Guzmán (as the soap’s villain) and the late Elizabeth Peña as Ana Maria’s mama.
HARRY (Acorn TV)
He may not be back in Jurassic World, but Sam Neill co-stars in this six-part New Zealand crime drama as the boss of the titular detective, played by Oscar Kightley. Harry Anglesea gets back on the beat soon after the mysterious death of his wife to investigate a murder committed by a young Samoan high on the street drug “P.” Can Harry prevent an influx of meth into Auckland without breaking bad himself?
GOLAN THE INSATIABLE (Hulu)
Fox’s late-night Animation Domination High-Definition hit is finally ready for prime-time, and it’s getting some bigger-named voices. Rob Riggle now provides the pipes for the demigod warlord Golan, who is exiled to Earth and befriends a Goth young girl named Dylan Beekler (Parks and Recreation’s Aubrey Plaza). And we thought donut-loving Homer Simpson was insatiable!
GRACELAND: SEASONS 1-2 (Netflix)
USA Network’s undercover-cops drama returns for its third season this summer, but you still have time to catch up on the first two go-rounds. Rescue Me’s Daniel Sunjata stars as one of the covert operatives sharing a fancy beach house, and there are plenty of comely female roomies, including Grindhouse gal Vanessa Ferlito and Percy Jackson’s Aphrodite, Serinda Swan.
Currently Senior Articles Editor for Closer Weekly, Bruce Fretts has written for the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Emmy Magazine, Fast Company, and Vulture.com. *You can follow him on Twitter @brucefretts.