Welcome to Brit + Co’s Weekly Entertainment Planner! Each Monday, we highlight one thing we’re excited about in six categories — movies, TV, music, streaming services, podcasts, and a bonus pick from all of the above — to help you navigate your week in watching and listening. Check out our picks for the week of March 5 to 11 below. Your eyes and your ears will thank us!
A Wrinkle In Time (March 9): It’s finally here! Disney’s long-awaited, much-hyped, big-screen adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s YA sci-fi classic A Wrinkle in Time hits theaters on Friday. Director Ava DuVernay, who previously helmed the Oscar-nominated Selma as well as the Netflix documentary 13th, earned glowing praise early on for the diverse cast — including heavy-hitting stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and newcomer Storm Reid — which brings some sorely needed representation to Hollywood’s mainstream. It’s sure to be one of the most memorable movie events of the year. (Photo via Walt Disney Studios)
The Bachelor season 22 finale (March 5 and March 6): Arie Luyendyk Jr. admitted early on in the season that he fell for TWO women, and the two-part finale will finally reveal whether he chooses Becca or Lauren as the recipient of his final rose. Host Chris Harrison has already promised that this is “truly the most dramatic ending in Bachelor history.” The Bachelor airs Monday and Tuesday at 8pm EST on ABC. (Photo via ABC/Craig Sjodin)
Marvel’s Jessica Jones season 2 (March 8): Three years after its initial release, Marvel’s only female-led franchise returns, fittingly, on International Women’s Day. Season 2 sees Jones, the former superhero turned PI, dealing with demons and looking for answers about her mysterious laboratory origins. Jessica Jones season 2 will be available on Netflix starting Thursday, March 8. (Photo via David Giesbrecht/Netflix)
MyDomaine’s Second Life: Taken from the inspiring editorial series of the same name, this new podcast spotlights women who have successfully navigated major career changes. Hosted by MyDomaine‘s Hillary Kerr, guests on the pod so far include celebrity-hairstylist-turned-business-owner Jen Atkin (the tress-master behind the Kardashians, Chrissy Teigen, Bella Hadid, and more), and Candace Nelson, the baker behind the cupcake-trend-starting Sprinkles Cupcakes. Whether you’re considering a major change at work or not, Second Life promises a “direct line to women who are game changers in their fields,” which sounds inspiring on its own.
iHeartRadio Music Awards (March 11): For the fifth year running, the iHeartRadio Music Awards return to celebrate the biggest songs and artists of the past year. Hailey Baldwin and DJ Khaled are set to host, and performers include Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, and Charlie Puth. As an added bonus, Taylor Swift (who happens to be nominated for five awards) will be premiering her brand-new video for “Delicate” during the show. Watch the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday, March 11 at 8pm ET on TBS, TNT, and truTV. (Photo via Rich Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Champions (March 8): The latest TV comedy from co-creator and executive producer Mindy Kaling (who, yes, will also appear as a recurring character) arrives just in time to help you shake off the last of your winter blahs. The show stars Anders Holm (Kaling’s one-time Mindy Project boyfriend Casey) as Vince, a single, womanizing gym owner whose life turns upside down when his musical theater-loving 15-year-old son comes to live with him in New York. Champions premieres on Thursday, March 8, at 8:30pm ET on NBC. (Photo via Trae Patton/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)