Netflix brings together unscripted stars in ‘The Perfect Match’ and CBC debuts ‘Canada’s Ultimate Challenge’

With so many different streaming platforms and cable offerings to navigate, choosing what to watch has never been harder. To make things easier, here are our best tune-in tips for the week ahead.


perfect match

The pick of the week is this new dating series, which brings together the most famous single stars from all of Netflix’s unscripted series, including “Love Is Blind,” “The Ultimatum,” “Too Hot to Handle,” “The Circle,” and more. “Twentysomethings: Austin” and even “The Mole.” For anyone who has watched any of these shows, this is a true dream cast. Whoever thought we’d see Shayne Jansen from “Love Is Blind” again or see former “The Circle” winner Joey Sasso trying to find love? Keep an eye out for Toronto’s Dom Gabriel (“The Mole”) and Ottawa’s Francesca Farago (“Too Hot to Handle”) who get Very Screen time.



masked singer

While I still find it hard to believe that ‘Survivor’ is about to enter its 44th season, it’s even harder to believe that ‘The Masked Singer’ launched its ninth season on Wednesday. Nick Cannon returns as host, and Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke as judges. Which C-listers will be under the veil of secrecy this season?

8 p.m. on CTV and

full swing

If you want to know the difference between birdie and mulligan, this one’s for you. This new documentary series covers all four major golf tournaments and an inside look at the pros including Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Colin Morikawa and Tony Finau. It follows golfers throughout a season of competition, documents their big wins and big losses, and delves deep into the personal lives and rivalries of its stars.


Planet Sex With Cara Delevingne

LGBTQ icon Delevingne invites viewers to join her as she seeks answers to the questions that make us human. She donates her orgasm to science in Germany, makes art out of her vagina in Japan and visits an “ethical” porn set. The series promises to be unlike anything you have seen before.

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canada’s ultimate challenge

It’s always great to see original Canadian reality programming and the CBC is following it up with this new competition series it describes as a “cross-country obstacle course.” Canadians split into teams daily to compete in site-specific challenges. Best of all, the squads are coached by a real person in Canadian athletics, including Olympians Donovan Bailey, Vanik Horn-Miller, Clara Hughes, Gilmore Junio, Jen Kish and Canadian Super Bowl champion Luke Wilson.

8 p.m., CBC and CBC Gem


Hello tomorrow!

Apple TV Plus’s “Hello Tomorrow!” The strong TV selection continues with. Led by executive producer and star Billy Crudup, this 10-episode dramedy is set in a retro-futuristic world and features a group of traveling salesmen selling lunar time shares. The content writes itself.

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a spy among friends

Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce, lifelong friends who happen to be British spies, in this new miniseries about the true story of Nicholas Elliott (Lewis) and Kim Philby (Pierce). For those unfamiliar, Philby was the most infamous Soviet double agent in history after defecting to the British during the Cold War. The compelling new series examines what motivated Philby’s decision while exploring themes of imitation, trust and betrayal.

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Thunder Bay

This Crave original series is based on Canadaland’s “Thunder Bay” podcast. It is produced and hosted by Anishinaabe journalist Ryan McMahon, who is on a mission to uncover the truth about the deaths of several indigenous people in Thunder Bay, Ont. The show points out the failings of Thunder Bay’s police department, while focusing on Canada’s relationship with colonialism.


lady king

Crave has secured the streaming rights to this captivating film, which stars recent EGOT winner Viola Davis as General Naniska, leader of the Egozi, an all-female unit of warriors assigned to defend the African kingdom of Dahomey Is. Davis received a Golden Globe nomination for the role, but was snubbed at the Academy Awards.



the company you keep

It’s hard to see Milo Ventimiglia as anyone other than the best TV dad after his stint as Jack Pearson on “This Is Us,” but in his first project since that critically acclaimed drama, he plays Charlie Plays, who unknowingly hooks up. With undercover CIA officer Emma (Katherine Hanna Kim). The star-crossed lovers are on a collision course when they discover who the other really is. “The Company You Keep” Korean series “My Fellow Citizens!” based on.

7 PM on CTV and CTV.Ka

don’t miss

boys in blue

This four-part doc series is based on the North Polers High School football team, a club coached by members of the Minneapolis Police Department. The games take place in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, as the series focuses on how players react to the controversy.

Paramount Plus Canada

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