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Around the Remote: Nicole Kidman, David Kelley team for another miniseries based on a Liane Moriarty novel

Nicole Kidman arrives at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards. She’ll team with David E. Kelley for the Hulu miniseries “Nine Perfect Strangers,” based on the novel by Liane Moriarty. Kidman and Kelley also teamed on “Big Little Lies,” also based on a book by Moriarty.  (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Nicole Kidman arrives at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards. She’ll team with David E. Kelley for the Hulu miniseries “Nine Perfect Strangers,” based on the novel by Liane Moriarty. Kidman and Kelley also teamed on “Big Little Lies,” also based on a book by Moriarty. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “Nine Perfect Strangers” – The first time Nicole Kidman teamed up with screenwriter David E. Kelley and Aussie author Liane Moriarty, it resulted in the blockbuster miniseries “Big Little Lies.” Could they have another big hit on their hands?

Kelley adapts Moriarty’s bestselling novel about nine stressed-out city dwellers who attend a secluded health-and-wellness resort seeking to reinvigorate their lives. They soon realize that this place – and the mysterious woman (Kidman) who runs it – are nothing like they expected. The stellar cast includes Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, Regina Hall and Bobby Cannavale. (Wednesday, Hulu).

Other bets

SUNDAY: As the family drama “Chesapeake Shores” launches season five, Abby (Meghan Ory) reflects on her conversation with Trace (Jesse Metcalfe) after their kiss on the beach during the season four finale. Metcalfe since has departed, leaving Abby – and the show – to go in a different direction. (8 p.m. ET, Hallmark Channel).

SUNDAY: The new drama series “Heels” is a story about the men and women who chase their dreams in the the hardscrabble world of small-town pro wrestling. It follows a family-owned promotion in Georgia where two sibling rivals (Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig) spar over their late father’s legacy. (9 p.m., Starz).

SUNDAY: “The White Lotus,” this summer’s most addictive drama series, finishes off its run, and it’s time for our ultra-wealthy, self-centered tourists to check out of their luxury Maui hotel. It’s also time to find who was in that coffin being loaded onto the plane. (9 p.m., HBO).

MONDAY: The pandemic robbed viewers of “Bachelor in Paradise” last summer. Ready or not, the steamy dating series returns to the beach as a new group of sexy singles seek a second – or even a third – chance at romance. (8 p.m., ABC).

TUESDAY: Uh oh, it’s the season one finale of “Superman & Lois” and, apparently, Superman’s worst nightmare is about to come to life as he finds himself up against his Kryptonian half-brother Tal-Rho. Meanwhile, Lois confronts Leslie Larr. (9 p.m., The CW).

TUESDAY: The heat is on in the culinary smackdown “Chopped: Playing With Fire.” Four standout live-fire cooks vie for the last spot in the tournament’s finale. At stake: $25,000. (9 p.m., Food Network).

WEDNESDAY: Expect to bust out laughing as the hysterical “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens” returns for season two with back-to-back episodes. After a starry-eyed look at her future, Nora trains a new CBD store employee, and Grandma’s newly diagnosed perfect bill of health leads to a face-off. (10 p.m., Comedy Central).

THURSDAY: When a new season of the Canadian crime procedural “Coroner” begins, the pandemic is raging, and Jenny (Serinda Swan) investigates the mysterious death of a care worker whose body is found in her own car. (8 p.m., The CW).

FRIDAY: Sandra Oh (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Killing Eve”) has done plenty of drama. Now, she tries her hand at satirical comedy in “The Chair.” Oh plays Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim, who confronts a barrage of challenges as the newly appointed chair of the English department at a university suffering from declining enrollment. (Netflix).

SATURDAY: In the TV film “A Little Daytime Drama,” the head writer of a soap opera (Jen Lilley) is desperate to save it from cancellation. So desperate that she pleads with a fan-favorite actor – and her real-life ex-boyfriend (Ryan Paevey) – to return to the series. One problem: He vowed never to come back. (9 p.m., Hallmark Channel).

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