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Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.
Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, “Descendants 2” will premiere across six networks simultaneously and Michael Phelps will race a great white shark.
“Shooter,” USA Network, Tuesday, 10 p.m.
Ryan Phillippe returns as former Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger, who is coaxed out of retirement spent in seclusion when his former commanding officer (Omar Epps) uncovered a plot to assasinate the President of the United States. The series is based on the best-selling novel “Point of Impact” by Stephen Hunter and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg, who executive produces the series.
“Descendants 2,” Disney Channel, Friday, 8 p.m.
The long-awaited sequel to Disney’s hit TV movie “Descendants” revolves around the kids of Disney villains, sepcifically the offspring of Maleficent, Cruella de Vil, Jafar, the Evil Queen, Ursula, Captain Hook and Gaston. Returning are stars Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Sofia Carson and Mitchell Hope, and new cast members include China Anne McClain, Thomas Doherty, Dylan Playfair and Anna Cathcart. The film will be simulcast on Disney Channel, ABC, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime, Disney XD, and Freeform.
“Raven’s Home,” Disney Channel, Friday, 10 p.m.
Raven-Symoné and Anneliese van der Pol return to the Disney Channel for this follow-up to the hit series “That’s So Raven.” The series will pick up with Raven and Chelsea, who are now divorced single mothers raising their two separate families in one house. When one of Raven’s kids begins to show signs that they have inherited her trait of catching glimpses of the future, the already hectic household gets turned upside down. Symoné will serve as an executive producer…