12 Must-Watch TV Shows Premiering This Summer

There are plenty of new shows coming to television this summer. We’ve rounded up the can’t-miss premiere dates that you need to know about across cable networks and streaming platforms. 

Some shows are returning for their next or final season, while others are premiering for the first time. There’s something for everyone. From animated comedies to physiological dramas through steamy reality TV, mark your calendar for these highly anticipated television premieres dropping this summer:

June 23 — Too Hot To Handle, Season 2 (Netflix)

A bunch of super attractive singles find themselves on a tropical island together, but no one can hook up, or else their chance at $100,000 is gone. What could go wrong? Season 2 will drop in two installments: The first four episodes dropped on June 23, and the remaining six episodes will land on Netflix Wednesday, June 30.

June 25 — Central Park, Season 2 (Apple TV+)

Favorites Josh Gad, Katherine Hahn, Stanley Tucci, Tituss Burgess, Leslie Odom Jr., and Daveed Diggs have all returned for another season of shenanigans and songs in the laugh-out-loud New York City-based animated adult sitcom. 

June 25 — The Mysterious Benedict Society (Disney+) 

Based on the young adult book series of the same name by Trenton Lee Stewart, this eight-part mystery-adventure series tells the story of four gifted orphans who are sent to investigate a strange boarding school called The Institute.

July 2 — Monsters at Work (Disney+)

It may have taken 20 years, but we’re finally getting a much-deserved Monsters, Inc. spin-off! The story is set six months after the events of the first movie. Mike and Sully are back, and they’re learning how to transition from sharing scares to spreading laughs. 

July 8 — Gossip Girl (HBO Max)

You don’t have to be an Upper East Sider to get excited about this reboot! The 2007 CW hit series is getting a makeover in this new HBO Max installment by original co-producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. It will introduce a brand-new group of Manhattan’s elite teens and air all of their dirty little secrets in true modern age form. Kristen Bell is back to narrate.  

July 15 — Never Have I Ever, Season 2 (Netflix)

Mindy Kaling’s hit comedy series returns for a second season, following Indian-American teenager Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) as she navigates high school drama, relationships, and home life. 

July 16 — Turner & Hooch (Disney+)

Josh Peck plays a U.S. Marshall who gets partnered with a pup named Hooch in this 1989 Tom Hanks film adaptation. 

July 16 — Schmigadoon! (Apple TV+)

From the writers of Despicable Me comes a new musical comedy series starring Dove Cameron, Keegan-Michael Key, and Cecily Strong. It follows a group of friends who stumble upon the town of Schmigadoon while on a backpacking trip — and they can’t get out. In Schmigadoon, everyone acts like they’re living in the 1940s, and no one’s allowed to leave until they’ve found true love. What could go wrong? 

July 30 — Outer Banks, Season 2 (Netflix)

In one of the most highly anticipated premieres of the summer, Outer Banks returns to take us back to picturesque North Carolina to check in on the Kooks and the Pogues as John B, Sarah, Kiara, Pope, and JJ continue to hunt down the $400 million treasure stolen from them in Season 1. 

July 23 — Ted Lasso, Season 2 (Apple TV+)

Jason Sudeikis returns as Ted Lasso: a naive Kentuckian hired to coach the British Richmond Premier League soccer team in an attempt by the current owner (Hannah Waddingham) to humiliate her ex-husband, the club’s former owner (Anthony Head). His joyfulness and optimism are contagious even though Season 1 ended on a losing streak. So what will Ted do next? Tune in to find out!

August 18 — Nine Perfect Strangers (Hulu)

This upcoming American drama miniseries follows nine people as they seek recovery at a remote Australian wellness center, led by manipulative owner Masha (Nicole Kidman). As the 10-day retreat progresses, Masha’s bizarre practices intensify, and the group is left wondering whether they should attempt to escape or continue to chase the coveted goal of becoming nine ‘perfect’ strangers. New episodes air weekly on Hulu over two months. 

August 25 American Horror Story, Season 10 (FX)

AHS Double Feature will be the landmark tenth season of the campy horror series, but the exact theme — in true Ryan Murphy fashion — remains a bit hazy. We do know that this season will serve as the first of a pair of mini-seasons airing back to back as “two horrifying stories [in] one season. One by the sea, one by the sand.”

What are some shows you’re most looking forward to watching this summer? Did any of your favorites make our list? Drop a comment below!

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