New this week: Jim Gaffigan, live baseball, Snoop vs. DMX

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This image released by Amazon Studios shows Jim Gaffigan in a scene from his comedy special "Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist," premiering Friday on Amazon. (Amazon Studios via AP)

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.


—“The Assistant”: Julia Garner stars in writer-director Kitty Green’s film about the day in the life of a young assistant to a bigwig in the entertainment industry, available on Hulu starting Monday. What seems like a dream job devolves into a searing indictment of the subtle and outward abuses that are tolerated or ignored in the business of Hollywood. AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck wrote in her review that Garner, “Does a lot with a little. She has no big speeches, no tantrums, no floods of tears. It’s the ultimate unshowy part.”

—“Radioactive”: As if you needed another reminder that you haven’t been as productive as you’d wished during quarantine, you can dive deep into the life of overachiever Marie Curie in the new film from director Marjane Satrapi available Friday on Amazon Prime. Rosamund Pike plays the Nobel Prize-winner.

—French director Jacques Demy’s only American film, “Model Shop,” is playing on TCM Saturday night at 10:45 p.m. The 1969 film follows an uninspired architect and a French woman (Anouk Aimee, reprising her role in Demy’s “Lola”) across one day in Los Angeles. Demy wanted Harrison Ford to play the architect and even drove around the city location scouting with him, but the studio insisted on a bigger name: “2001: A Space Odyssey’s” Gary Lockwood.

— AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr


—Snoop Dogg vs. DMX: It’s the battle of the canines in the latest “Verzuz” series. Rap icons Snoop Dogg and DMX will go toe-to-toe Wednesday on Instagram Live at 8 p.m. EDT. Ironically, neither multi-platinum superstar has won a Grammy Award, though they’ve had major success with albums and songs including “Doggstyle, “The Doggfather,” “Get at Me Dog,” “No Limit Top Dogg” and “Year of the Dog... Again” — and those are just the releases with “dog” in the title. Bring the pupcorn because these hot dogs are expected to raise the woof!