The Most Anticipated TV Shows of Summer 2022
PDo you want to enjoy your summer at home? Don’t worry: There’s more than enough TV to keep you busy through Labor Day. In fact, it might be too much TV for one person to keep track of, so we’ve compiled a guide to help you sort through all the new shows, as well as returning favorites, that are slated to drop soon. (Yes, Stranger Things Finally, it is back.
Whether you’re looking to have elevenses in Middle-earth or go shopping with the newest For Housewives in Dubai, it’s safe to say that there’s something here for every television fan. Here, the 51 TV shows we’re most excited to watch this summer.
Stranger ThingsSeason 4 Volumes. 1 & 2
May 27, (vol. 1. and 2. July 1, (vol. 1), and July 1, (vol.
The Hawkins kids have won their battle with puberty, but have yet to win the war against Vecna, a terrifying new demon—fittingly named after a Dungeons, Dragons character. This two-part series features Eleven, Millie Bobby Brown as the only chance to stop the monster. The only problem is, she’s lost her powers.
May 27 on Hulu
It is Ted Lasso Maybe a touch too saccharine. You might find this Canadian comedy a little too saccharine. Letterkenny, Shoresy, a fan favorite (Jared Keeso), joins an AAA senior hockey team in the hope of winning again. Have fun!
Obi Wan Kenobi
Disney+ May 27,
With this miniseries set a decade after events, the force is still strong Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Ewan McGregor, who returns as the show’s titular Jedi, is joined by Hayden Christensen, who gets another crack at playing Anakin Skywalker now that he’s gone full Darth Vader.
May 31 on Hulu
FX has a six-episode limited series. Trainspotting’s Danny Boyle, which will air only on Hulu, looks at how the Sex Pistols revolutionized punk rock by becoming a band of saboteurs. Toby Wallace and Dylan John Llewellyn. Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams star in this charmingly chaotic docudrama.
The Real Housewives of Dubai
Bravo June 1,
It Real Housewives The franchise has officially gone international. This upcoming season takes place in the ultra-rich United Arab Emirates city known for being a “billionaire’s playground.” Expect glitz, glamor, and all the drama money can buy.
This is going to hurt
June 2, AMC+
Ben Whishaw plays the role of Paddington Bear, a stressed out delivery room doctor, in this British medical drama. It’s based on creator Dr. Adam Kay’s memoir of the same name, which examines the highs and lows of being an OB-GYN.
June 3 on Starz
Mississippi’s COVID-19 lockdown was lifted and the Pynk club will reopen soon with new members. Don’t worry, P-Valley favorites Autumn Night (Elarica Johnson), Miss Mississippi (Shannon Thornton), and Uncle Clifford (Nicco Annan) are all back to keep these new recruits in line.
June 3, on AppleTV+
Sheila Rubin, Rose Byrne’s fitness guru, is eager to get you moving. After launching her first workout video in season 1 of this very dark comedy, she’s determined to build her fitness empire, which means she’s more than willing to tear down anyone who gets in her way. Vincent Green (rival gym instructor) is also included in this list. White Lotus’ Murray Bartlett.
The Boys Season 3
Amazon Prime Video June 3,
After the horrific events of season 2, during which Homelander (Antony Starr) lost his love and his son, the self-obsessed superhero is looking to rehab his image—but has he just lost his mind? It doesn’t matter that Butcher (Karl Urban), who is now working with the government to get his brains out, has been assisting him.
June 6, HBO Max
Alicia Vikander stars in Olivier Assayas’ television adaptation of his 1996 film of the same name, which centers on a disillusioned movie star who travels to Paris to shoot a new film about a female crook. It soon becomes clear that she doesn’t know where this character ends or begins.
June 8, Disney+
The future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe looks bright thanks to Kamala Khan, Marvel’s first Muslim superhero. The Pakistani teen from New Jersey—who’s also a Captain Marvel super fan (played by newcomer Iman Vellani)—mysteriously gains shapeshifting powers of her own, which definitely doesn’t make it easier for her to fit in at high school.
Queer As Folk
June 9 at Peacock
Stephen Dunn—who’s the creator, executive producer, writer, and director of Queer as Folk, a reboot of the British drama of the same name—promises it will be unapologetically queer. To do this, he’s set the show in New Orleans, a city known for its unique queer culture, and has written characters that highlight all the colors of the LGBTQ+ rainbow.
Peaky Blinders Season 6
June 10th on Netflix
This is the last season of British crime drama Peaky Blinders, Cillian Murphy’s gangster-turned-Parliament member Thomas “Tommy” Shelby seems destined to go out in a blaze of glory. That is, of course, if his many, many enemies don’t kill him first.
Evil, Season 3
Paramount+ June 10,
This supernatural drama starring Katja Shebers, Mike Colter and Aasif Madvi has returned with a new batch of sometimes hilariously disturbing mysteries. These include an overflowing blood bowl, creepy red areas, and forked tongue kisses. Fear not, you should be afraid.
For All MankindSeason 3.
June 10th on AppleTV+
In the new time-jumping season of sci-fi, the moon seems so yesterday For All MankindThe alternate history of the Russians landing on the Moon first is called “The Russians” It’s now the ‘90s and NASA is looking to conquer a new space race: the first mission to Mars. NASA appears to be willing to sacrifice their astronauts in order for the agency’s success.
AMC, June 12
Lt. Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Police, (Zahn Mclarnon) & Deputy Jim Chee of the Kiowa Gordon investigate strange crime in Southwest 70s. They are forced to reexamine the religious beliefs and traumas they have experienced.
June 13 on Starz
The fans of The Crown can keep up with another Queen Elizabeth in this historical series about how Elizabeth I evolved from the orphaned teenager of Henry VIII to one of England’s greatest monarchs.
Dream on: 30 for 30
June 15, ESPN
This sports documentary takes a look at the USA Women’s Basketball Team, better known as “the Women’s Dream Team,” whose gold medal win at the 1996 Summer Olympics led to the creation of the WNBA.
God’s Favorite Idiot
June 15, on Netflix
Sweet IT guy Clark (Ben Falcone) might not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but that doesn’t stop God from choosing him to help him save the world in this silly workplace comedy, which also stars Falcone’s wife and creative partner Melissa McCarthy.
Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend
June 15, on Netflix
Do you crave battle? Alton Brown is hosting the legendary culinary competition. Chefs of the Top’s Kristen Kish, and it promises to be a culinary fight for the ages led by famous chefs including Curtis Stone, Dominique Crenn, and Marcus Samuelsson.
Love, Victor, Season 3
June 15th on Hulu, Disney+
This is the third and last season of the Love, Simon spinoff will not only reveal who Victor Salazar (Michael Cimino) picked in last season’s cliffhanger to be his new boyfriend, but what that choice means for him moving forward.
Rutherford Falls Season 2
June 16, Peacock
Nathan Rutherford (Ed Helms), a descendant of Rutherford Falls’ white founder, and Reagan Wells, (Jana Schmieding), a neighboring member of Minishonka Nation are lifelong friends who continue to work together to learn more about their ancestors in the heartwarming comedy by Sierra Teller Ornelas, Navajo comedian.
The Old Man
FX June 16,
Jeff Bridges is now 72. The old man in this revenge thriller about a former CIA agent who, for decades, has been living off the grid so that his past won’t catch up with him. When it finally does, viewers might wonder if he’s the hero or the villain of this series based on the 2017 novel of the same name.
June 17th on AppleTV+
Take a break from your Zillow browsing for a moment to view this A24-produced elevated design program. This exclusive look gives you a glimpse at the unique architecture of some homes all over the globe.
I Turned Pretty This Summer
Amazon Prime Video, June 17, 2017
Belly (Lola Tung) is not a girl, but not yet a woman in this adaptation of Jenny Han’s first YA romance trilogy. A blossoming teen is caught in a love triangle between two brothers in a show that’s sure to be as charming as To all the Boys that I loved before.
The Umbrella Academy, Season 3
June 22 at Netflix
Ben Hargreeves (Justin H. Min), is back and his superhero adopted siblings are amazed to see him embrace the powers. Season 2 ofThe Umbrella AcademyIt takes place in an alternate dimension. Ben is alive, and training mysterious superbeings called the Sparrows. It’s safe to say that this season will have a lot of explaining to do.
The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Club Ex-Wives Club
June 23rd on Peacock
This is the second season Real Housewives spinoff stars the “ex-wives”–women who are no longer with the franchise, such as Phaedra Parks, Vicki Gunvalson, and Brandi Glanville. The eight women spend a week together on vacation at the former RHONY star Dorinda Medley’s Bluestone Manor for the most toxic kind of R&R.
June 23 on Hulu
Young chef Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White) is forced to leave the fine dining world behind to run his family’s beloved Chicago sandwich shop after the loss of someone close to him. Ebon Moss Barchrach, Ayo Ebiri and Abby Elliott also star in the restaurant comedy.
June 24, AppleTV+
Molly Novak, Maya Rudolph is an eccentric billionaire that seems to have everything. Her husband of twenty years cheats on her and she experiences a panic attack that causes her to consider other options. The workplace comedy also stars Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Ron Funches, Nat Faxon, and Joel Kim Booster.
Westworld, Season 4
June 26, HBO
This stylish, mind-boggling series of sci-fi returns to TV with some familiar faces who died in the last season. This includes Dolores Abernathy, the fan favorite OG host (Evan Rachel Wood), who is now a redhead. What’s become clear is that no one’s ever really dead in Westworld. What’s less clear is who is actually alive in this simulated world.
Only Murders are allowed in this Building Season 2
June 28 on Hulu
After being arrested for the brutal stabbing of their landlord, amateur true-crime podcasters Charles (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short), and Mabel (Selena Gomez) are determined to clear their names, find the real murderer in the building, and out-perform a rival podcast (of which they’re the main subject).
The Terminal List
July 1st on Amazon Prime Video
Are you looking for a TV series to replace that? Jack Ryan–Are you looking for a way to fill a large hole in your heart? This action thriller stars Chris Pratt, a Navy SEAL and the sole survivor in a failed covert mission. What he soon realizes is that his team wasn’t ambushed: they were set up by the same entity that’s now out to kill him.
The Green Planet
July 6th on PBS
David Attenborough’s five-part documentary series takes an in depth look at Earth’s flora & fauna. It’s a must-see for all the plant moms and dads out there.
July 6th on Hulu
Is dating for psychics difficult? Well, it’s complicated, as this rom-com–which stars Rebecca Rittenhouse as a woman who can see the future–shows.
July 7th on TBS
Twelve recent divorcées head to Costa Rica in hopes of finding love again in this reality show hosted by Bachelorette’s recently married JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers. But the twist is that they must do it with their ex.
July 8th on AppleTV+
Jimmy Keene, played by Taron Egerton), is about to serve a 10 year sentence. He’s offered an extraordinary deal. He can get Larry Hall, the serial killer he suspects, to confess to his crimes and he will be free to walk away. The suspenseful series is based on Keene’s 2011 memoir With the Devil: The Fallen Hero, the Serial Killer and the Dangerous Bargain of Redemption.
July 8th on Netflix
To All the Boys I Have Loved Before star Lana Condor plays a high school senior who wakes up one morning to find out she’s a ghost in this teen comedy.
Better Call SaulSeason 6
July 11, AMC
It Breaking BadSpinoff ends its last series of episodes. This might cause you to reevaluate everything that you believed you knew about the predecessor.
The Bachelorette Season 19
July 11, ABC
Bachelor Nation will feature two main leads for the season: Gabby Windey (a 31-year old ICU nurse) and Rachel Recchia (a 26-yearold pilot). Both women, who competed for Clayton Echard’s heart on the very dramatic 26th season of The Bachelor will choose among the same pool of suitors—who are hopefully there for the right reasons.
How We Work in the Shadows Season 4
FX July 12, 2012
These vampire mockumentary characters are leaving Staten Island to enjoy a much-deserved vacation with their ancient bloodsuckers. Nadja (Natasia Delmetriou), is heading to London for the Supreme Vampiric Council. Nandor, (Kayvan Novak) has set off on a solo trip. Eat, Pray, Love-Such a trip to be himself.
July 13, 2009 on Freeform
Phoebe Robinson portrays a 30-year old podcaster who is trying to sort her messy life. The small screen version of Phoebe’s hilarious 2018 essay collection can be seen here. Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay.
American Horror Stories Installment 2
July 21 on Hulu
The FX anthology spin-off of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror StoryYou can count on us to bring you more horror stories and bloody murders this summer.
It is not coupled
Netflix July 29, 2009
Michael, played by Neil Patrick Harris), has to learn how to live alone in New York City after he split with his 17-year-old husband. Turns out, it’s more fun than he thought in this queer rom-com co-created by Darren Star (Emily in Paris, Sex and the City).
Reservation dogsSeason 2
Aug. 3 on Hulu
These enterprising Indigenous teens (played by newcomers Devery Jacobs, D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Paulina Alexis, and Lane Factor) are still plotting a crime spree big enough to bankroll their escape from rural Oklahoma. The new season of the critically-acclaimed FX series features bigger jokes and bigger stakes. It’s created by Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo.
Aug. 12 on Hulu
Chris Estrada, standup comedian and actor used his life to inspire this comedy. He plays Julio Lopez (30 years old) who lives in the home and works at Hugs Not Thugs. Julio takes his cousin in when he is freed from prison. Safe to say, it’s a real Odd Couple situation.
Never have I ever been this happy! Season 3
August 12th on Netflix
After getting caught in a love triangle last season, Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) finally chose to date her longtime crush Paxton (Darren Barnet), who is way more experienced than her in the relationship department, which complicates things for the high-achieving teen. A second problem? The fact that Devi’s still crushing on her ex Ben (Jaren Lewison), who is dating her new bestie Aneesa (Megan Suri).
She-Hulk: An Attorney at Law
August 17th on Disney+
Lawyer Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) is kind of mean, sometimes green, and about to become a fighting machine with a little help from the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) in this Marvel sitcom that shows it’s not easy being the She-Hulk.
House of the Dragon
August 21st on HBO
The first Game of ThronesThis spinoff focuses on the ending of dragon-loving, blonde Targaryens. It was nearly 170 years before the events of 11. GoT, the fantasy series covers the Targaryen civil war, known as the “Dance of the Dragons,” as rival members of the powerful family compete for a seat on the Iron Throne.
Aug. 30 on Hulu
Domhnall Greeneson’s Alan Strauss is taken hostage by Steve Carell, who plays a serial killer. His strange request to him: Help him overcome his homicidal tendencies.
The Lord of the Rings – The Rings of Power
September 2nd on Amazon Prime Video
This fantasy series, which is thousands of years ahead of the events of 9/11, takes place in Middle-earth during a tranquil time. Lord of the Rings. It features familiar characters (Oh hello Galadriel!) And soon-to be favorites, who are determined to face the evil that lurks among them. You might be inspired to reread the works J. R. R. Tolkien’s most costly television season.
A League of Their Own
Amazon Prime Video: TBD
Batter up: the time has come for Abbi Jacobson’s TV adaptation of the iconic 1992 sports film to finally play ball. Here are the cast actors for Rockford Peaches. The Good Place’s D’Arcy Carden, comedian Kate Berlant, and Last Man Standing’s Molly Ephraim.
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