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What to Watch the Week of June 12: Becoming Elizabeth, Father of the Bride, and The Summer I Turned Pretty

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The Summer I Turned Pretty is not just a great summer TV binge, but a great advertisement for getting yourself to a beach on the east coast this summer.

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Then there’s the film Cha Cha Real Smooth, which stars newcomer Cooper Raiff alongside Dakota Johnson. It’s a great character film that captivated audiences (and Apple, which bought the movie) at Sundance. Cooper Raiff, who wrote and directed the film, is a name you’re going to be hearing for years. We’ll have an interview with him coming later in the week as well.

Vanessa Burghardt and Cooper Raiff in Apple TV+’s Cha Cha Real Smooth, a fantastic indie film about a young man (Raiff) who works as a bar and bat mitzvah party host and strikes up a friendship with a mother (Dakota Johnson) and her daughter Lola (Burghardt), who happens to be autistic. 

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Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also has some must-see offerings (told you it was going to be a busy week!), so just take my recommendation and stay home, order in, and get watching. I’ll see you back here next week!

Sunday, June 12

Tony Awards (CBS and Paramount+): Live on both coasts, Broadway’s biggest night turns 75! This year’s Tony Awards will be held once again from the iconic Radio City Music Hall and will be hosted by Oscar winner—and Tony nominee—Ariana DeBose. The lineup of stars includes Zach Braff, Danielle Brooks, Len Cariou, RuPaul Charles, Jessica Chastain, Bryan Cranston, Anthony Edwards, Cynthia Erivo, Andrew Garfield, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Tony Goldwyn, Jennifer Hudson, Paris Jackson, Prince Jackson, Samuel L Jackson, Nathan Lane, Judith Light, Josh Lucas, Gaten Matarazzo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bebe Neuwirth, Sarah Paulson, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Tony Shalhoub, Phillipa Soo, Adrienne Warren, Bowen Yang, and many more. 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT/5 p.m. PT 

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