9 Shows to watch this week on Netflix, Max, TV and more (Jan. 29-Feb. 4)

Prepare to take off and switch to binge mode because there are new episodes to watch this week on Netflix, Max, and other streaming services, as well as broadcast and cable TV.

This week’s new TV show premieres include “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “Feud: Capote vs the Swans,” and “Genius: MLK/X,” as well as the racing docuseries “NASCAR: Full Speed.” Several fan favorites return, including the last season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and more drama on “Vanderpump Rules” season 11. Here are the best new shows to watch this week.

‘NASCAR: Full Speed’ (Netflix)

After the success of “Formula 1: Drive to Survive,” Netflix is revving up another racing docuseries, this one focusing on NASCAR. Expect extensive access to drivers and teams, including Ryan Blaney, William Byron, Ross Chastain, Denny Hamlin, Bubba Wallace, Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell, Joey Logano, and Tyler Reddick. Episodes will follow them as they face physical, mental and emotional challenges in battling around the racetrack for the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series championship.

Premieres Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 3:01 a.m. ET on Netflix

‘Vanderpump Rules’ season 11 (Bravo)

Prepare for the aftermath of the Scandoval. The long-running reality series continues, with the ensemble picking up the pieces after Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss’ affair was revealed last spring. Now, the former SURvers must recover from old relationships, negotiate shifting alliances, and rekindle friendships while growing their businesses. Lisa Vanderpump, Ariana Madix, James Kennedy, Katie Maloney, Lala Kent, Scheana Shay, Tom Sandoval, and Tom Schwartz will all return for season 11.

Premieres Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo (via Sling or Fubo)
Streams next day on Peacock

‘Choir’ (Disney Plus)

This six-part docuseries follows the Detroit Youth Choirs as they prepare for their most memorable concert. Following their 2019 appearance on “America’s Got Talent,” the choir and its director, Anthony White, must replace some important members while remaining relevant in Detroit and looking for the next big chance. We see the highs and lows of growing up in Detroit through the children’s eyes as they face the obstacles of balancing family, school, and athletics while still following their musical goals.

Premieres Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 3:01 a.m. ET on Disney Plus

‘Clone High’ season 2 (Max)

The adult animated sitcom returns for a second season to chronicle the ongoing hijinks at a high school filled with clones of famous historical individuals. After thawing out, Abe Lincoln (Will Forte), Joan of Arc (Nicole Sullivan), JFK (Chris Mitchell), and Cleopatra (Mitra Jouhari) have settled into their new surroundings and classmates, including Harriet Tubman (Ayo Edebiri). After attempting to murder everyone else, Joan becomes an outsider among the hated Bleacher Creatures, which include Christopher Columbus (Neil Casey) and Jackee the Ripper (Jackée Harry).

Premieres Thursday, Feb. 1 at 3:01 a.m. ET on Max

‘Feud: Capote vs The Swans’ (FX)

This feud has been festering for seven years. After a lengthy sabbatical, Ryan Murphy returns with the second season of “Feud,” this time diving into the life of famed author Truman Capote. The plot revolves around Capote’s formation of a group of society’s most elite women in the 1970s, known as “the Swans.” Murphy’s film features a star-studded cast, including Naomi Watts as Barbara “Babe” Paley, Diane Lane as Slim Keith, Chloë Sevigny as C.Z. Guest, Calista Flockhart as Lee Radziwill, Demi Moore as Ann “Bang-Bang” Woodward, and Molly Ringwald as Joanne Carso.

Premieres Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 10 p.m. ET on FX (via Sling or Fubo)
Streams next day on Hulu

‘Genius: MLK/X’ (ABC/Nat Geo)

The latest chapter of the popular historical biographical anthology focuses on two iconic Civil Rights figures: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. The limited series covers both characters throughout their formative years, when they were shaped by powerful dads and tragic injustices. The story depicts both the similarities and differences in their lives as they rise to become trailblazing pioneers. Even though King and X only met once and frequently disagreed, they are intimately linked.

Premieres Thursday, Feb. 1 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC or Nat Geo (via Sling or Fubo)
Streams next day on Disney Plus and Hulu.

‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ (Prime Video)

A series revival of a vintage smash film has long been a popular approach to resurrecting a brilliant concept. Some have been better and more successful than others. The next entry in this genre is a remake of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” a 2005 romantic spy thriller starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Donald Glover now takes over as the mister, with Maya Erskine as the missus. They are lonely spies for a mysterious agency who have agreed to collaborate in espionage and marriage.

Premieres Friday, Feb. 2 at 12:01 a.m. ET on Prime Video

The 66th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS)

Music’s biggest night returns to honor the best recordings, composers, and musicians from the previous year. Trevor Noah will host for the fourth time, with a star-studded lineup that includes Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Miley Cyrus, Jon Batiste, Boygenius, and top candidate SZA. The ceremony broadcast will include performances by Eilish, Rodrigo, Dua Lipa, Travis Scott, and Billy Joel.

Airs Sunday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS (via Fubo or Paramount Plus With Showtime)

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ season 12 (HBO/Max)

Twelve seasons is an impressive run, far longer than I would have anticipated Larry David to accept. In a statement, he personally said: “I will now have the opportunity to finally shed this ‘Larry David’ persona and become the person God intended me to be – the thoughtful, kind, caring, considerate human being I was until I got derailed by portraying this malignant character.” But, of course, “Larry” has to leave as soon as he arrives, so I’m expecting even more grumbling, kvetching, and moaning as the curtain falls on his misanthropic escapades.

Premieres Sunday, Feb. 4 at 10 p.m. ET on HBO and Max

To Wrap It Up

Shows to watch this week brings a diverse range of premieres, promising engaging content for varied tastes. Highlights include Netflix’s racing docuseries “NASCAR: Full Speed,” exploring the challenges faced by NASCAR drivers in their quest for the championship. Bravo’s “Vanderpump Rules” season 11 continues to unravel the aftermath of a revealed affair, navigating shifting alliances and business ventures among former SURvers. Disney Plus introduces “Choir,” a docuseries following the Detroit Youth Choirs’ pursuit of musical aspirations amid the complexities of growing up.

These are just a few of the captivating shows in store, with more updates regularly featured on Appsrs.com. The revival of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” on Prime Video, the historical exploration in “Feud: Capote vs The Swans” on FX, and the animated antics of “Clone High” on Max offer diverse viewing options. Stay tuned for ongoing updates, ensuring a dynamic and entertaining television and streaming experience.