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Viola Davis is stepping into the role of Michelle Obama in a new Showtime series that's reframing American history through the eyes of first ladies. Michelle Pfeiffer, Gillian Anderson, Kiefer Sutherland, Aaron Eckhart and O. T. Fagbenle also star in "The First Lady," streaming now on Showtime.

"The First Lady," now streaming on Showtime

Best luxury TV: 65" Samsung 'The Frame' QLED 4K TV 2022, $2,000

Best value streaming stick: Roku Streaming Stick+, $43

This anthology series explores the personal lives of three first ladies: Betty Ford, Eleanor Roosevelt and Michelle Obama. Following these women from the time they were pre-White-House figures through their service as first ladies, the show celebrates the impressive women behind such a significant title, and how they shaped the role for the future generations.

"The First Lady" premiered Sunday, April 17. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the Showtime series, including how to catch new episodes live. For even more recommendations, make sure to check out our guides to everything that's new on Prime Videowhat's new on Hulu and the best TV and movies to stream this week. If you're looking for a family-friendly list of new titles to stream on your next family movie night, check out the Essentials family streaming guide.

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When does "The First Lady" come out?

The first episode of "The First Lady" premiered Sunday, April 17. New episodes of the series will air weekly on Showtime.

Where can I stream "The First Lady?"

"The First Lady" will stream exclusively on Showtime.

"The First Lady," now streaming on Showtime

Showtime's streaming platform is available for $11 per month. Right now, new subscribers can try Showtime for free for 30 days, then pay $4 monthly for the following four months.

Showtime, $0 for the first 30 days

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Where can I watch "The First Lady" live?

New episodes of "The First Lady" will air Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.

How many episodes of "The First Lady" are there?

"The First Lady" will consist of 10 episodes.

The best TV deals

If you find yourself forgoing the theater in favor of streaming the best new movies and shows at home, it might be time to upgrade your TV set up for ideal viewing. Keep reading to check out the best deals on TVs, antennas, TV stands and more. 

Samsung 'The Frame' QLED 4K smart TV 2022

Samsung The Frame TV 2022

The latest edition of "The Frame" uses a matte, anti-reflection display. The one-inch-thick screen can stream all your favorite TV shows and movies in 4K resolution, and can seamlessly transition to Art Mode to display your favorite paintings and photographs. 

65" Samsung 'The Frame' QLED 4K TV 2022, $2,000

75" Samsung 'The Frame' QLED TV 2022, $3,000

65" Samsung QN900A Neo QLED TV: $3,000

65" Samsung QN900A Neo QLED TV

A premium Samsung TV can cost a lot, especially when it's something like Samsung QN900A Neo TV, which boasts 8K resolution, AI upscaling and a Quantum LED panel. Factor in a massive, 65-inch screen and you're looking at a $5,000 TV. Luckily, Samsung has a great deal that knocks a hefty $2,000 off the price, bringing it down to $3,000.

65" Samsung QN900A Neo QLED TV, $3,000 (reduced from $5,000)

75" Samsung QN900A Neo QLED TV, $4,000 (reduced from $7,000)

Best Samsung TV deal right now: 58" Samsung class 4K Crystal UHD LED smart TV with HDR: $528

Samsung 58" class 4K Crystal UHD LED smart TV with HDR
Samsung via Walmart

This 58-inch LED smart 4K TV from Samsung features a processor that can upscale your favorite HD shows and streams.

Samsung 58" class 4K Crystal UHD LED smart TV with HDR, $478 (regularly $600)

Roku Streaming Stick+

Roku via Amazon

The Roku Streaming Stick+ has a long-range wireless receiver and allows Bluetooth streaming. It also includes all the features of the Roku Express 4K+ in a smaller, easier-to-conceal device. Instead of connecting to a television via wires, it connects directly to an HDMI port. Note that the Roku Streaming Stick+ still needs to be connected to a power source -- either via a TV USB input or a wall outlet.

"It doesn't have the same bells and whistles that my Roku Ultras have... but then again, I also paid nearly twice as much for those," reviewer K. Krueger says. "This Stick+ is much cheaper and provides basically the same user interface and playback performance."

Roku Streaming Stick+, $43

55" JVC 4K Roku smart TV: $298 [Walmart+ exclusive]


Looking for a television with Roku built in? It may lack the trimmings of the fancy OLED and QLED television models, but this 55-inch smart 4K TV from JVC is certainly priced right: just $298. It makes a great budget television for a kid's room.

Note: This deal is restricted to Walmart+ members only.

55" JVC 4K Roku smart TV, $298 (regularly $428)

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