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THE MINDY PROJECT: SEASON 4 (Hulu)
The former Fox sitcom finds a new home on Hulu and picks up right where it left off: Pregnant Mindy (Mindy Kaling) has just moved in with baby daddy Danny (Chris Messina). But while he travels to India to seek her parents’ approval, Mindy dreams of an alternate reality in which she’s married to a Real Housewives producer played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He’s not the season premiere’s only guest star: Slumdog Millionaire’s Freida Pinto also makes an appearance as a bitchy version of herself. As the season unfurls (with a new episode streaming every Tuesday), Mindy also experiences childbirth and motherhood. And she’s got plenty of time to do it: The season runs 26 episodes!
LONGMIRE: SEASON 4 (Netflix)
Another cult favorite given new life by a streaming service, the ex-A&E drama stars Robert Taylor as a modern-day Wyoming sheriff with an Old West code of justice. Katee Sackhoff and Lou Diamond Phillips return as Longmire’s comrades in arms, Deputy Victoria “Vic” Moretti and Cheyenne tracker Henry Standing Bear, but one familiar face is missing: Bailey Chase, whose character, Deputy Branch Connally, turns up dead. Was it murder or suicide? Sounds like a case for Longmire.
SPORTS JEOPARDY! (Crackle)
After a 52-week season of sports trivia, it’s all come down to this: a two-episode championship (with the second part streaming live on Sept. 16). The contestants: writer Steve Greene from Van Nuys, Calif, actuary Nathaniel Marks from West Hills, Calif., and FedEx manager Justin Shibilski from Aurora, Ill. The winner will receive a grand prize of $50,000 if they can provide the most right answers — er, questions — to host Dan Patrick’s clues. And if you missed out on the first round, fear not: Season 2 starts Sept. 23, with new episodes streaming every Wednesday at 9 am EST. Score!
AGATHA CHRISTIE’S PARTNERS IN CRIME (Acorn TV)
Sure, you know Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, but are you familiar with Agatha Christie’s detectives Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley? The married duo, played by Little Britain’s David Walliams and Call the Midwife’s Jessica Raine crack two cases based on the novels The Secret Adversary and N or M?. Executive produced by Christie’s grandson, Matthew Prichard, Partners in Crime rolls out a new episode every Thursday through October 1. David Simon fans, watch for Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme) as a sugar-substitute inventor who hires the couple to find his missing cousin.
SIN SENOS NO HAY PARAISO (Netflix)
The title translates as “Without Breasts, There Is No Paradise.* Need we say more? Okay, this telenovela follows Catalina (Carmen Villalobos), a young prostitute from Colombia who tries to earn money so she can get massive breast implants and bust her way into the inner circle of a drug lord. Little does she know her fake hooters are filled with cocaine, and she’s being used as a mule to smuggle it across the U.S. border. Somehow, we have a feeling Donald Trump might let her in.
Currently Senior Articles Editor for Closer Weekly, Bruce Fretts has written for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Time, Emmy Magazine, Fast Company, and Vulture.com. You can follow him on Twitter @brucefretts.