The Weekly

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The Weekly
Intertitle with transparent letters on a black background
GenreDocuseries
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Banks Tarver
  • Jason Stallman
  • Ken Druckerman
  • Mat Skene
  • Sam Dolnick
  • Stephanie Preiss
Running time26 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor
Release
Original networkFX
Original releaseJune 2, 2019 (2019-06-02) –
present (present)

The Weekly is an American narrative investigative journalism docuseries that covers recent topical news and cultural stories. Produced by The New York Times for FX and Hulu, each episode follows a different breaking news story and the Times journalists who covered it. The series premiered on the FX network on June 2, 2019.[1] More than 30 journalists from The New York Times are scheduled to appear in the first season of The Weekly.[2]

Broadcast[edit]

Each episode of The Weekly will stream exclusively on Hulu a day after its FX premiere.[1]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleFeatureOriginal air date Viewers
(millions)
1"The Education of T.M. Landry"T.M. Landry scandalJune 2, 2019 (2019-06-02)0.337[3]
T.M. Landry College Preparatory attracted national attention for sending students to the Ivy League. Erica Green and Katie Benner's investigation proved that the viral success stories were full of deception, and that the truth was much darker.
2"The Myth of the Medallion"New York City taxicab medallionsJune 9, 2019 (2019-06-09)0.274[4]
New York City taxi drivers have been pushed to bankruptcy, foreclosure, and even suicide. Brian Rosenthal and Emma Graves's year-long investigation into the collapse of the taxi medallion industry reveals how the system was rigged against the drivers, and who profited from it.
3"Baby Constantin"President Trump's DACA rescissionJune 16, 2019 (2019-06-16)0.335[5]
The separation of children from their families at the Mexico–United States border remains among the most controversial practices of President Donald Trump's administration. Caitlin Dickerson uncovers the untold story of Baby Constantin, who spent most of his first 10 months of life separated from his parents by the American government.
4"Collision"American cyclists killed in TajikistanJune 23, 2019 (2019-06-23)0.381[6]
An idealistic American couple, bicycling around the world, crosses paths with a group of young men radicalized by ISIS. Rukmini Callimachi investigates how these lives tragically intersect on a remote Tajikistan road.
5"Inauguration, Inc."President Trump's inaugurationJune 30, 2019 (2019-06-30)0.321[7]
Using exclusive documents, photographs, interviews and found footage, journalists piece together an anatomy of President Trump's inauguration, the most expensive inaugural weekend in American history.
6"The End of the Line"General Motors' electric car initiativeJuly 7, 2019 (2019-07-07)0.350[8]
Sabrina Tavernise investigates General Motors, an iconic American car company, attempting to transform itself into a technology company, costing thousands of workers their jobs.
7"Connecting The World"[9]Facebook scammersJuly 28, 2019 (2019-07-28)TBD
8"The Six Million Dollar Claim"[10]Exorbitant medical costsAugust 4, 2019 (2019-08-04)TBD
9"The Rabbit Hole"[11]YouTubeAugust 11, 2019 (2019-08-11)TBD

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pedersen, Erik (April 9, 2019). "'The Weekly' Teaser & Premiere Date: FX's New York Times Docuseries". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Weekly - Series Trailer - The New York Times' New TV Series Set to Premiere on FX and Hulu". The New York Times. 2019-05-14. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  3. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (June 4, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.2.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
  4. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (June 11, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.9.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  5. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (June 18, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.16.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  6. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (June 25, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.23.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  7. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (July 2, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.30.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  8. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (July 10, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.7.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  9. ^ "(#107) "Connecting The World"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  10. ^ "(#112) "The Six Million Dollar Claim"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  11. ^ "(#114) "The Rabbit Hole"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 16, 2019.

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