If there’s a downside to the current Peak TV era, it’s that there’s just so much of it to sort through. With so many quality shows premiering, it’s easy to lose track of what’s really worth watching. To help you simplify your viewing schedule, we’ve assembled an ever-evolving list of the must-know-about premieres that are popping up on broadcast, cable, and streaming in the near future.
Last Update: July 19th
Ozark — Netflix, July 21st
Not quite his typical lighter fare, Jason Bateman plays a financial planner whose life breaks bad when he and his wife (played by three-time Oscar nominee Laura Linney) move to the deep south and are faced with a massive debt owed to a drug lord. The show comes from the mind of Bill Dubuque, the screenwriter behind The Accountant.
Insecure Season 2 — HBO, July 23rd
Co-created, written by, and starring Issa Rae, Insecure will continue to look at the friendship between two black women, Rae and Molly (Yvonne Orji), and all the modern-day baggage that goes along with it.
Ballers Season 3 — HBO, July 23rd
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson returns as charismatic pro-football player-turned-financial manager Spencer Strasmore in the third season of HBO’s glossy sports-centric drama.
Loaded — AMC, July 17
Four billionaire boys behave badly after cashing in on an inane app in this AMC/UK Channel 4 co-production that seems ripe to inspire comparisons to HBO’s Silicon Valley.
People Of Earth Season 2 — TBS, July 24th
Former SNL-cast member Nasim Pedrad joins Wyatt Cenac and the show’s colorful cast of familiar faces for the second season of the alien abduction comedy.
Somewhere Between — ABC, July 24th
Paula Patton stars in this adaptation of a South Korean series where she plays a mother who tries to save her daughter from her pre-determined death.
Midnight, Texas — NBC, July 25th
In the vein of True Blood (and from the mind of the same author, Charlaine Harris), Midnight, Texas takes place in its titular location, a town overrun with vampires, psychics, and other mysterious creatures of the night. Obviously, this includes a talking cat.
Room 104 — HBO, July 28th
An anthology series set inside a single hotel room featuring new guests each episode is the latest project created by brothers Jay and Mark Duplass who previously collaborated with HBO on Togetherness.
The Last Tycoon — Amazon, July 28th
Set in 1930s Hollywood, and based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last unfinished novel, which pits stars Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer for control of a major Hollywood studio.
The Sinner — USA, August 2nd
Jessica Biel stars in the first season of this planned anthology crime series opposite Bill Pullman as the investigator trying to figure out why she committed a stunning act of violence.
The Guest Book — TBS, August 3rd
From My Name Is Earl creator Greg Garcia comes a new anthology series that takes place in a vacation home in a tiny mountain town. While there’s a supporting cast of local residents, new vacationers will be the focus of each episode, including the likes of Jenna Fischer, Danny Pudi, Kate Micucci, and Lauren Lapkus.