2020 Summer TV Premiere Calendar

This is the permanent home of our TV premiere calendar. Bookmark this page; we'll update it daily throughout the year. Updated May 28

Premiere dates for new and returning shows and specials

New (NEW) and returning shows, TV movies, miniseries, and specials (including streaming exclusives) with announced premiere dates are listed below. All times are both ET/PT unless otherwise indicated. Items available to buy or rent through digital outlets (VOD, Prime Video, iTunes, etc.) are marked with a ($).

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THU / May 28
  Confessional MOVIE Trailer Horror Shudder
  Dorohedoro NEW Anime Netflix
  Intuition (La corazonada) MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
  National Theatre At Home: This House Trailer Drama YouTube, 2p ET
This week's NT freebie is a 2013 production of James Graham's 1974-set play about British politics.
  Questlove's Potluck SPECIAL Reality Food, 10p
  Who Killed the Co-Ed?: An ID Mystery SPECIAL Reality ID, 9p
FRI / May 29
Central Park NEW Trailer Animation/Comedy/Musical Apple TV+
The latest animated series from Bob's Burgers creator Loren Bouchard is a music-filled comedy following a family living in the titular New York landmark, where they oversee its operations. Kristen Bell, Josh Gad (who co-created the series), Leslie Odom Jr., Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess, Daveed Diggs, and Stanley Tucci provide the voices. The series has already been renewed for a second season.
  End of Sentence MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
The High Note MOVIE Trailer Drama/Music ($) Rent (Digital/VOD)
Nisha Ganatra (Late Night) directs an indie drama set in the L.A. music industry. Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ice Cube, Diplo, June Diane Raphael, and Bill Pullman star. The film was originally set for a theatrical release this month but now is headed straight to VOD.
  Haircut Night in America SPECIAL Reality CBS 8p
  Jesus Trejo: Stay at Home Son SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Showtime 9p
  Kenny Sebastian: The Most Interesting Person in the Room SPECIAL Comedy special Netflix
  Little Boy Lost: An ID Mystery SPECIAL Reality ID, 9p
Papicha MOVIE Foreign/Drama ($) Virtual theaters
  Ponmagal Vandhal MOVIE Foreign/Drama Prime Video
Ramy Trailer Comedy Hulu
Ramy Youssef's critically acclaimed comedy series returns for a second season that features a guest appearance by Mahershala Ali. All 10 episodes stream today.
  Somebody Feed Phil Trailer Reality Netflix
Space Force NEW Trailer Comedy Netflix
The Office vets Steve Carell, Greg Daniels, and Howard Klein reunite for another workplace comedy—and, yes, that workplace is indeed the newest branch of the American armed services, just as they are getting off the ground (so to speak). Carell stars opposite John Malkovich, Lisa Kudrow, Ben Schwartz, Noah Emmerich, Jessica St. Clair, Tawny Newsome, Fred Willard, Diana Silvers, and Jimmy O. Yang.
  Stage: The Culinary Internship MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Virtual theaters
The Vast of Night MOVIE Trailer Sci-fi/Fantasy/Thriller Prime Video
Critics have great things to say about this debut feature by Andrew Patterson, a small-scale, 1950s-set thriller that takes a stylistically experimental approach to the alien invasion genre.
SAT / May 30
  20/20 on ID Investigates: My Father BTK SPECIAL Reality ID, 9p
  The Captive Nanny MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Heartland Docs, DVM Reality Nat Geo Wild, 8p
  Nate and Jeremiah: Save My House Reality HGTV, 10p
SUN / May 31
  Celebrity Family Feud Game show ABC 8p
  Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER Reality Nat Geo Wild, 9p
  Groomzilla MOVIE Drama UP, 7p
Laurel Canyon MINISERIES Documentary/Music Epix, 10p
  Match Game Game show ABC 10p
  My Husband's Deadly Past MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Natalee Holloway: Her Friends Speak SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 9p ET
  Press Your Luck Game show ABC 9p
This co-production between AMC and ITV recounts the attempt by a man named Charles Ingram (Matthew Macfadyen) to cheat his way to victory on the UK version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? with the help of a plant in the audience. He succeeded—at first. Michael Sheen and Sian Clifford also star for director Stephen Frears.
  Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein? SPECIAL Reality ID, 9p

June premieres

MON / June 1
  90 Day Fiance: The Other Way Reality TLC, 9p
  Below Deck Mediterranean Trailer Reality Bravo, 9p
  Iconic: TLC SPECIAL Music CW 8p
  Royalties NEW Trailer Comedy/Music Quibi
  Seachange [2019] NEW Drama Acorn TV
  Vanished in New Canaan: An ID Mystery SPECIAL Reality ID, 9p
TUE / June 2
  Adrift in Soho MOVIE Drama ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
And Then We Danced MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
  The Blackout: Invasion Earth MOVIE Trailer Foreign/Sci-fi/Action ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
  Body Cam Reality ID, 10p
A Clear Shot MOVIE Drama/Thriller ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story Trailer Drama USA, 9p
The second season of the true-crime anthology (which is moving to USA from Bravo) stars Amanda Peet and Christian Slater and takes place in the 1960s-80s. Two episodes air back-to-back tonight, and the series will shift to Tuesdays at 10p next week.
  Feral MOVIE Drama ($) Buy (Digital)
  Fuller House Trailer Comedy Netflix
  House Hunters: Comedians on Couches NEW Reality HGTV, 10p
Comedians watch reruns of House Hunters.
  I, Sniper MINISERIES Trailer Documentary Vice, 10p
The Infiltrators MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
  Outdaughtered Reality TLC, 9p
  True: Rainbow Rescue SPECIAL Animation/Family Netflix
  The Truth Behind Joe Exotic: The Rick Kirkham Story SPECIAL Reality ID, 9p
WED / June 3
  CMT Celebrates Our Heroes: An Artists of the Year Special SPECIAL Music CMT, 8p
  Counting Cars Reality History, 10p
  Final 24 NEW Reality AXS, 9p
  Forged in Fire: Beat the Judges NEW Reality competition History, 9p
Spelling the Dream MOVIE Trailer Documentary Netflix
THU / June 4
  And We Go Green MOVIE Documentary Hulu
  Baki Trailer Anime Netflix
  Can You Hear Me? NEW Drama/Comedy Netflix
  The Clearing MOVIE Trailer Horror Crackle
  Dead Reckoning NEW Reality ID, 9p
  Heartland Drama UP, 8p
  Mountain Men Reality History, 9p
  Summer Rush NEW Reality Food, 10p
  The Thomas John Experience NEW Trailer Reality CBS All Access
  A Time to Kill NEW Reality ID, 10p
FRI / June 5
13 Reasons Why Trailer Drama Netflix
2040 MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Virtual theaters
Becky MOVIE Trailer Thriller ($) Rent (Digital/VOD)
A group of escaped convicts intrude on a family weekend getaway in a thriller starring Joel McHale, Lulu Wilson, and Kevin James.
  Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Deadly Second Chances MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
Dear... NEW Trailer Documentary Apple TV+
Documentary series from R.J. Cutler is inspired by a series of Apple commercials and profiles celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee, Stevie Wonder, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The Dinner Party MOVIE Horror/Thriller ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
Dreamland MOVIE Trailer Horror/Thriller ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
  El Presidente MINISERIES Trailer Drama Prime Video
  Esther Povitsky: Hot for My Name SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Comedy Central 10p
  Gina Brillon: The Floor is Lava SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Prime Video
Hammer MOVIE Trailer Drama/Thriller ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
Judy & Punch MOVIE Trailer Drama/Comedy/Thriller ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
The Last Days of American Crime MOVIE Trailer Action/Thriller Netflix
Olivier Megaton (Taken 2) directs a futuristic crime thriller starring Édgar Ramírez, Michael Pitt, and Anna Brewster. It's based on the graphic novel by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini.
  Living Abroad NEW Foreign/Reality/Sports Prime Video
Queer Eye Trailer Reality Netflix
  RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Trailer Reality competition VH1, 8p
Previously slated to move to Showtime, the competition series is now remaining on VH1.
Shirley MOVIE Trailer Drama/Thriller ($) Virtual theaters
and VOD / Hulu
In 2018, Josephine Decker’s Madeline's Madeline premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to excellent reviews. In 2020, she returned to the festival and once again impressed critics with this unconventional portrait of author Shirley Jackson. Based on Sarah Gubbins’s adaptation of Susan Scarf Merrell’s novel, Shirley focuses on the relationship between Jackson (Elisabeth Moss), her husband (Michael Stuhlbarg), and the young couple (Odessa Young and Logan Lerman) who board in their home.
Tommaso MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Virtual theaters
This 2019 Cannes entry from director Abel Ferrara is a semi-autobiographical, low-budget drama about an American director and recovering addict (Willem Dafoe) who is living in Rome (in what is Ferrara's actual apartment) with his wife and young daughter (who are played by Ferrara's real-life partner and child). Reviews out of the festival were decidedly mixed.
Trackers NEW Trailer Drama Cinemax, 10p
  We Are Freestyle Love Supreme MOVIE Documentary/Music Hulu
Yourself and Yours MOVIE Drama/Comedy ($) Virtual theaters
The 18th feature from acclaimed Korean director Hong Sang-soo (Grass, Claire's Camera) makes its belated U.S. debut after first impressing critics at TIFF back in 2016. The director's 2014 film Hill of Freedom will also make its first (virtual) American appearance next Friday, while a new restoration of the 2006 drama Woman on the Beach arrives on 6/19.
SAT / June 6
  Country at Heart MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 9p
  Dear Class of 2020 SPECIAL Special YouTube
Celebrities, business leaders, and political figures like Barack Obama, Lady Gaga, BTS, Zendaya, and Condoleezza Rice will participate in a virtual graduation ceremony (which, presumably, will be followed by virtual unemployment).
  Psycho Yoga Instructor MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It! SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special HBO 10p
SUN / June 7
  30 for 30: Be Water MOVIE Documentary/Sports ESPN, 9p ET
Bao Nguyen's documentary looks at the life of Bruce Lee.
  American Monster Reality ID, 9p
  Autopsy: The Last Hours of ... Reality Reelz, 8p ET
  Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted Trailer Reality Nat Geo, 10p
  How Not to Propose MOVIE Drama UP, 7p
I May Destroy You NEW Trailer Drama HBO 10:30p
Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum) writes and stars as the victim of a date-rape drugging who must piece together the events she can't remember in this 12-episode HBO/BBC co-production. Note that next Sunday's episode will air at 10:50p, and the series will then move to Mondays at 9p beginning June 22nd.
  Renovation Island NEW Reality HGTV, 8p
  Rock Legends Reality/Music AXS, 8:30p
MON / June 8
The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons - Ever! NEW Trailer Reality ABC 8p
In lieu of a new season of The Bachelorette (which is delayed indefinitely while all production has ceased), ABC is treating you to a 10-week, 30-hour recap of the entire history of The Bachelor this summer. In addition to lots and lots of clips, the show will feature new interviews with past participants.
  Big Time Bake NEW Reality competition Food, 9p
  Buried Worlds With Don Wildman NEW Reality Travel, 9p
  Duff Takes the Cake Reality Food, 10p
LA's Finest Trailer Drama Spectrum
TUE / June 9
  Good Bones Reality HGTV, 9p
Here Awhile MOVIE Drama ($) Buy (Digital)
  Lifetime Presents Variety's Power of Women: Frontline Heroes SPECIAL Reality Lifetime, 10p
Lost in America MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Buy (Digital)
Return to Hardwick MOVIE Documentary ($) Buy (Digital)
Think Like a Dog MOVIE Trailer Family/Comedy ($) Buy (Digital)
You Don't Nomi MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
WED / June 10
  Bulletproof Drama CW 9p
  Curon NEW Foreign/Drama/Fantasy Netflix
  Lenox Hill NEW Trailer Reality Netflix
  Reality Z NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama/Horror Netflix
WED / June 11
  Alone Reality History, 10p
  The Bold Type Drama Freeform, 10p
  Design at Your Door NEW Reality HGTV, 9p
Don't NEW Trailer Game show ABC 9p
  Double Shot at Love With DJ Pauly D and Vinny Trailer Reality MTV, 9p
  Ghost Adventures: Quarantine Reality Travel, 9p
  Strange Evidence Reality Science, 9p
  Whispers NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
FRI / June 12
Artemis Fowl MOVIE Trailer Adventure/Family/Fantasy Disney+
The most prominent planned 2020 theatrical release so far to bypass theaters and head straight to streaming during the coronavirus pandemic is this Disney fantasy adventure from director Kenneth Branagh. (It would have opened in May.) The adaptation of Eoin Colfer's novels finds a 12-year-old criminal mastermind (newcomer Ferdia Shaw) caught up in a battle with supernatural forces. Josh Gad, Colin Farrell, and Judi Dench also star.
Aviva MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Virtual theaters
Crossing Swords NEW Trailer Animation/Comedy Hulu
The latest stop-motion-animated comedy from the team behind Robot Chicken is a spoof of Game of Thrones (and similar projects) featuring the voices of Nicholas Hoult, Seth Green, Tony Hale, Luke Evans, Adam Pally, and Wendi McClendon-Covey.
Da 5 Bloods MOVIE Trailer Drama Netflix
Director Spike Lee's first feature since BlacKkKlansman is a Netflix exclusive that follows a group of Vietnam War veterans who return to Vietnam to search for the remains of their squad leader—and, perhaps, some buried treasure. Chadwick Boseman, Delroy Lindo, Jean Reno, Jonathan Majors, Paul Walter, Clarke Peters, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. star.
  Darkness Falls MOVIE Trailer Thriller ($) Buy (VOD/Digital)
  Dating Around Reality Netflix
  The Departure MOVIE Drama ($) Rent (VOD/Digital)
  Exit Plan MOVIETrailer Foreign/Thriller ($) Buy (VOD/Digital)
F Is for Family Trailer Animation/Comedy Netflix
  Gulabo Sitabo MOVIE Foreign/Comedy Prime Video
Infamous MOVIE Drama ($) Virtual theaters
  Into the Dark: Good Boy Trailer Horror Hulu
  Jo Koy: In His Elements SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Netflix
The King of Staten Island MOVIE Trailer Comedy/Drama ($) Rent (VOD/Digital)
Now heading straight to VOD instead of theaters, director Judd Apatow's latest feature finds SNL's Pete Davidson playing a weed-smoking aspiring tattoo artist who lives with his mom in a story that is loosely based on his own life. Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, Maude Apatow, Bel Powley, Pamela Adlon, and Steve Buscemi also star.
  Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Trailer Animation/Family Netflix
  Pokémon Journeys: The Series Trailer Animation Netflix
  Ringside MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Sports Showtime 8:30p
  The Search NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Serial Psyche NEW Reality Reelz, 8p ET
The Soul Collector MOVIE Trailer Horror/Thriller ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
The Surrogate MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Virtual theaters
  The Woods NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
  World's Most Evil Killers Reality Reelz, 9p ET
SAT / June 13
  Alexa & Katie Comedy Netflix
  Game Face NEW Game show Nickelodeon, 8:30p
  The Killer Affair MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Love in the Forecast MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 9p
SUN / June 14
  30 for 30: Long Gone Summer MOVIE Documentary/Sports ESPN, 9p ET
The 1998 baseball season—notable for the spirited chase of the single-season home run record by Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire—is the subject of a documentary by AJ Schnack.
  90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After Reality TLC, 8p
Beecham House MINISERIES Trailer Drama PBS 10p
  Grantchester Trailer Drama PBS 9p
  Helter Skelter MINISERIES Reality Epix, 9p
  Marcella Drama Netflix
  Sisters of the Groom MOVIE Drama UP, 7p
  Timeless Love MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  World War II: Race to Victory NEW Reality History, 9p
MON / June 15
  Hidden Trailer Drama Acorn TV
TUE / June 16
  2 Minutes of Fame MOVIE Comedy ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
  Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles Reality Bravo, 9p
  One Day at a Time Animated Special SPECIAL Animation/Comedy Pop, 9:30p
With production on the current season shut down due to the pandemic, producers opted to experiment by turning one of the season's unfilmed scripts into an animated episode. Guests include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Melissa Fumero, and Gloria Estefan.
  The Pollinators MOVIE Documentary ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
  Roger Waters: Us + Them MOVIE Documentary/Music ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
  Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
  Siesta Key Trailer Reality MTV, 8p
The Short History of the Long Road MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent (VOD)
  Sweet Home Sextuplets Reality TLC, 10p
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Buy (Digital)
MON / June 17
  Mr. Iglesias Comedy Netflix
  Prehistoric Road Trip MINISERIES Documentary PBS 10p
THU / June 18
  The Bureau Foreign/Drama Sundance Now
  Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters MOVIE Documentary Crackle
  Karma NEW Family/Reality competition HBO Max
  Killer Couples Reality Oxygen, 8p
  Scare Package MOVIE Trailer Horror/Comedy/Anthology Shudder
  Snapped: Killer Couples Reality Oxygen, 8p
  Summer Camp Island Animation/Family HBO Max
Syfy Wire's The Great Debate NEW Trailer Reality/Talk/Comedy Syfy, 11p
Celebrities (including Aisha Tyler, Adam Savage, Reggie Watts, Lauren Lapkus, Mayim Bialik, Orlando Jones, Brian Posehn, and Jonah Ray) argue about various pop culture topics in a Baron Vaughn-hosted series that attempts to recreate the format popularized at Comic-Con.
  The Order Drama/Fantasy Netflix
  A Whisker Away MOVIE Anime Netflix
FRI / June 19
7500 MOVIE Drama/Thriller Prime Video
  Babies Reality Netflix
Babyteeth MOVIE Trailer Drama/Comedy ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
Australian stage and TV director Shannon Murphy's debut feature stars Eliza Scanlen (Amy Adams’ sister on Sharp Objects) as Milla, a seriously ill teenager who falls in love with Moses, a junkie played by Toby Wallace, who was awarded the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at last fall's Venice Film Festival. Working from Rita Klanejais’ adaptation of her own play and enlisting Ben Mendelsohn and Essie Davis to play Milla’s parents, Murphy attempts to strike the right balance between humor and pathos—and mostly succeeds, according to reviewers.
Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn MOVIE Documentary HBO 8p
Dads MOVIE Documentary Apple TV+
  Deadly Transaction MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
Father Soldier Son MOVIE Documentary Netflix
  Feel the Beat MOVIE Family/Comedy Netflix
  Floor Is Lava NEW Game show Netflix
  LOL: Last One Laughing Australia NEW Trailer Reality competition Prime Video
  Lost Bullet MOVIE Trailer Foreign/Drama/Thriller Netflix
Love, Victor NEW Trailer Comedy/Drama Hulu
Originally developed for Disney+ before moving to the more adult-oriented Hulu, this 10-episode spinoff from the 2018 feature film Love, Simon (itself an adapation of a YA novel by Becky Albertalli) centers on a new character, Victor (Michael Cimino), a gay teen who is adjusting to life in a new city and at a new high school. The film's star (and titular Simon), Nick Robinson, will narrate the series, and the cast also includes Sophia Bush, James Martinez, and Ana Ortiz.
Miss Juneteenth MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
  Most Beautiful Thing [aka Girls From Ipanema] Foreign/Drama Netflix
Mr. Jones MOVIE Trailer Drama/Thriller ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
Director Agnieszka Holland (In Darkness, The Secret Garden) tells the story of Welsh journalist Gareth Jones’ 1933 investigation into the famine in the Ukraine, where Stalin’s policies resulted in the deaths of millions.
  One-Way to Tomorrow MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Penguin MOVIE Foreign/Drama Prime Video
The Politician Comedy/Drama Netflix
Ryan Murphy's satire jumps forward in time for its second season, though it picks up where the S1 finale left off, with Ben Platt's now college-aged Payton Hobart mounting an improbable run for a New York state senate seat against an entrenched incumbent (played again by Judith Light). Bette Midler, who was also introduced in last year's finale, is a regular this season, while returning cast members include Gwyneth Paltrow, Lucy Boynton, and Zoey Deutch.
  Rhyme Time Town NEW Animation/Family Netflix
  Sherman's Showcase: Black History Month Spectacular SPECIAL Trailer Comedy/Music AMC 10p
Hourlong special (which features guests like Questlove, Mario Van Peebles, Michael Ealy, Lil Rel Howery, John Legend, and Vic Mensa) also airs on IFC at 11p.
StarDog and TurboCat MOVIE Trailer Animation/Family ($) Rent (Digital/VOD)
Taste the Nation With Padma Lakshmi NEW Trailer Reality Hulu
Wasp Network MOVIE Thriller Netflix
A bit of a rare misstep for director Olivier Assayas, this twisty spy thriller set in 1990s Florida is an adaptation of Fernando Morais’ book The Last Soldiers of the Cold War: The Story of the Cuban Five starring Penélope Cruz, Edgar Ramírez, Gael García Bernal, Wagner Moura, and Ana de Armas. Note that the director re-edited the film after its relatively poor showing at Venice last fall, where critics found it unnecessarily overstuffed and complex, so there's a chance that it has improved in its final form (where it's a Netflix exclusive, though presumably without the originally planned simulatenous theatrical release).
SAT / June 20
  Birthmother's Betrayal MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Love Under the Olive Tree MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 9p
SUN / June 21
  The 2020 ESPYs SPECIAL Special EPSN, 9p ET
  The Beat Don't Stop MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Music TV One, 8p
  Bunk'd Comedy Disney, 8p
The Chi Trailer Drama Showtime 9p
Moved forward from July. Series creator Lena Waithe joins the show in a recurring role as a mayoral candidate for its third season.
  Mechanics of Love MOVIE Drama UP, 7p
NOS4A2 Trailer Drama/Horror AMC 9p
Perry Mason MINISERIES Trailer Drama HBO 9p
Matthew Rhys (The Americans) stars as the titular criminal defense attorney in this remake of the classic TV drama that aired in various forms, most famously as an Emmy-winning series on CBS from 1957-66 (with Raymond Burr in the title role). HBO's version is also based on the Los Angeles-set novels and stories by author Erle Stanley Gardner, though the time period is now 1931, when Mason is trying to eke out a living as a private investigator and gets drawn into a case involving a child kidnapping. John Lithgow, Tatiana Maslany, Shea Whigham, Stephen Root, Nate Corddry, Lili Taylor, Robert Patrick, and Juliet Rylance also star.
  Pete the Cat Animation/Family Prime Video
  Top Gun: Behind Closed Doors SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 8p ET
  United We Sing: A Grammy Salute to the Unsung Heroes SPECIAL Music CBS 8p
  Worst Cooks in America Reality competition Food, 9p
Yellowstone Trailer Drama Paramount, tbd
MON / June 22
  Diesel Brothers Reality Discovery, 10p
  Penn & Teller: Fool Us Reality CW 9p
TUE / June 23
  Eric André: Legalize Everything SPECIAL Comedy special Netflix
  Greenleaf Drama OWN, 9p
The Ghost of Peter Sellers MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
  Manchild: The Schea Cotton Story MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Sports ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time- Vol. 3 Comedy and Camp MOVIE Documentary ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
WED / June 24
Athlete A MOVIE Documentary Netflix
  Crazy Delicious NEW Reality competition Netflix
With an emphasis on looks in addition to taste, TV's latest cooking competition series is a British production featuring an edible set (!) and a judging panel led by Heston Blumenthal and Carla Hall.
  Hot Mess House NEW Reality HGTV, 8p
  Nobody Knows I'm Here MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Transhood MOVIE Documentary HBO 10p
THU / June 25
  Adventure Time: Distant Lands–BMO SPECIAL Animation HBO Max
Pendleton Ward's beloved animated series returns with the first of four hour-long specials planned for the new streaming service.
Doom Patrol Drama HBO Max/DC Universe
The second season of the DC Comics series will stream on HBO Max in addition to the show's first-season home, DC Universe.
  Esme & Roy Animation/Family HBO Max
  Revenge Prank With DJ Pauly D and Vinny NEW Trailer Reality MTV, 9p
Search Party Comedy/Drama HBO Max
The acclaimed comedic thriller starring Alia Shawkat and John Early moves from TBS to HBO Max for its third season.
The Twilight Zone Trailer Drama/Anthology CBS All Access
The second season of Jordan Peele's revival of the iconic anthology series features stars like Sky Ferreira, Tony Hale, Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Paul F. Tompkins, Tawny Newsome, Thomas Lennon, Morena Baccarin, Billy Porter, Topher Grace, David Krumholtz, Natalie Martinez, Gretchen Mol, Paula Newsome, Jurnee Smollett, Damon Wayans Jr., Colman Domingo, Ethan Embry, Jenna Elfman, Tavi Gevinson, Abbie Hern, Sophia Macy, Chris Meloni, Jimmi Simpson and Daniel Sunjata. Directors include Ana Lily Amirpour, Osgood Perkins, and the team of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. In a switch from last season, all 10 episodes will be available to stream at once.
FRI / June 26
  47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards SPECIAL Live event CBS 8p
The best of daytime television is honored in a nighttime Zoom call.
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga MOVIE Music video Comedy/Music Netflix
Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams portray an amateur Icelandic pop duo who enter the Eurovision Song Contest in a Netflix original film from Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin. Dan Stevens, Demi Lovato, and Pierce Brosnan also star.
  Home Game MOVIE Documentary Netflix
  Into the Unkown: Making Frozen 2 MINISERIES Reality Disney+
  Irresistible MOVIE Comedy ($) Rent (Digital/VOD)
Daily Show host turned film director Jon Stewart's first feature since Rosewater is a comedy starring Steve Carell as a political consultant hired to run the campaign of a Wisconsin mayoral candidate (Chris Cooper). Originally slated for a theatrical release in May, it's now a straight-to-VOD title (available as a 48-hour rental for $19.99).
  Law MOVIE Foreign/Drama Prime Video
  Living to Love (Amar y vivir) NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
SAT / June 27
  Dark Foreign/Drama Netflix
SUN / June 28
  2020 BET Awards SPECIAL Special BET, 8p
  Back to the Future: Behind Closed Doors SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 8p ET
  Black Monday Trailer Comedy Showtime 8p
I'll Be Gone in the Dark MINISERIES Trailer Documentary HBO 10p
Six-part true-crime series recounts the hunt for the Golden State Killer as detailed in Michelle McNamara's recent book. Liz Garbus directs.
  Midway to Love MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Wicked Tuna Reality Nat Geo, 9p
MON / June 29
  The Sommerdahl Murders NEW Foreign/Drama Acorn TV
TUE / June 30
  Adú MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
  aTypical Wednesday MOVIE Comedy ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
  BNA NEW Anime Netflix
  Counting On Reality TLC, 9p
  Dark Girls 2 MOVIE Trailer Documentary OWN, 10p
  Force of Nature MOVIE Trailer Action/Drama ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
Mel Gibson, Emile Hirsch, and Kate Bosworth star in this straight-to-home heist film set during a hurricane. Michael Polish directs.
  George Lopez: We'll Do It for Half SPECIAL Comedy special Netflix
Welcome to Chechnya MOVIE Trailer Documentary HBO 10p
Following How to Survive a Plague and The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, David France’s third feature documentary is an urgent look at the ongoing genocide of LGBTQ+ people in Chechnya. HBO acquired the film just prior to the start of January's Sundance Film Festival, where Chechnya debuted to rave reviews.

July premieres

WED / July 1
  Help! I Wrecked My House NEW Reality HGTV, 9p
THU / July 2
  Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition Reality WE, 9p
FRI / July 3
The Baby-Sitters Club NEW Trailer Comedy/Drama Netflix
Hamilton MOVIE Musical Disney+
Originally intended to be a theatrical release (in 2021), this filmed stage production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical is now a Disney+ exclusive. The performance was taped in 2016 with the original Broadway cast led by Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom Jr., and Jonathan Groff.
Hanna Trailer Drama Prime Video
John Lewis: Good Trouble MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Rent (Digital/VOD)
  Ju-On: Origins NEW Trailer Foreign/Horror Netflix
  The Outpost MOVIE Trailer Action/Thriller ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
SUN / July 5
Outcry MINISERIES Trailer Documentary Showtime 10p
Rescheduled from April 2020.
TUE / July 7
Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Rent (Digital/VOD)
WED / July 8
Mucho Mucho Amor MOVIE Documentary Netflix
  Tough as Nails NEW Reality competition CBS 9p
THU / July 9
Close Enough NEW Animation/Comedy HBO Max
Regular Show creator JG Quintel returns with an adult animated series for the new streaming service HBO Max that centers on an extended family living on the east side of a surreal version of Los Angeles.
Expecting Amy MINISERIES Reality HBO Max
Three-part docuseries follows comedian Amy Schumer during her recent pregnancy.
FRI / July 10
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
Filmmakers Bill and Turner Ross (Contemporary Color, Western, Tchoupitoulas, 45365) push the form of the documentary further along with this chronicle of the last night at a Las Vegas bar called the Roaring 20s. This sounds straightforward enough, but in fact the bar is actually in New Orleans, not Vegas, and the patrons have been cast to populate the bar and play versions of themselves. The result impressed critics at the film's debut at Sundance earlier this year.
  Greatness Code NEW Reality/Sports Apple TV+
Little Voice NEW Drama/Comedy/Musical Apple TV+
Featuring original music by Sara Bareilles—who also produces alongside J.J. Abrams and series creator Jessie Nelson—this 10-episode series follows an apsiring performer (Brittany O'Grady) in New York.
The Old Guard MOVIE Trailer Action/Fantasy/Thriller Netflix
Charlize Theron leads a group of immortal mercenaries in an adaptation of the comics by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez from director Gina Prince-Bythewood (Beyond the Lights). Matthias Schoenaerts, KiKi Layne, and Chiwetel Ejiofor also star.
Palm Springs MOVIE Rom-com Hulu
A raunchy romantic comedy produced by the Lonely Island and starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti broke the record for the biggest sale ever at Sundance (where the film debuted to rave reviews early this year) by a margin of 69 cents—for a total of $17,500,000.69 from Hulu and Neon. (The latter will release the film in some drive-in theaters today alongside the Hulu streaming premiere.) Written by Andia Siara and director Max Barbakow (both making their feature debuts), the film riffs on Groundhog Day, placing both Samberg and Milioti in a time loop at a destination wedding. J.K. Simmons, June Squbb, Tyler Hoechlin, and Peter Gallagher also star.
Relic MOVIE Trailer Horror ($) Rent (Digital/VOD)
SAT / July 11
  My Cat From Hell: Cat Sh#t Crazy SPECIAL Reality Animal Planet, 10p
SUN / July 12
  P-Valley NEW Trailer Drama Starz, 8p
Series adaptation of Katori Hall’s play Pussy Valley is set in a strip club in the Mississippi Delta.
MON / July 13
The Nest NEW Drama Acorn TV
WED / July 15
  Brave New World NEW Trailer Drama/Sci-fi Peacock
After a lengthy journey to the small screen that saw the property change networks twice (it was previously intended for Syfy and then USA), this series adaptation of Aldous Huxley's classic 1932 novel set in a theoretically utopian (but in actuality more dystopian) future London is the highest-profile original show available on the public launch day for Comcast's new streaming service. (As with other Peacock originals, you'll need to be a "Premium" member to watch it, though Comcast and Cox cable subscribers will get a free premium subscription.) Harry Lloyd, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Alden Ehrenreich head a cast that also includes Demi Moore, Kylie Bunbury, and Hannah John-Kamen. The adaptation, a co-production with the UK's Sky, comes from David Wiener, who previously wrote for Homecoming and The Killing.
The Capture NEW Drama Peacock
Callum Turner, Holliday Grainger, Ron Perlman, and Famke Janssen head the cast of this British conspiracy thriller focusing on the UK's intelligence-gathering services (though don't confuse it with Intelligence, which takes a far more comedic approach to similar subject matter and also debuts today on Peacock).
In Deep With Ryan Lochte NEW Reality/Sports Peacock
Intelligence NEW Comedy Peacock
Like most of Peacock's launch lineup, it's a British series, though this one's a comedy with a cast led by an American (David Schwimmer). In fact, it's a workplace comedy, set inside the very bureaucratic, cybercrime-fighting Government Communications Headquarters, where Schwimmer plays a visiting NSA agent who embeds with his UK counterparts (including Nick Mohammed, who created the series). Intelligence already aired earlier this year in the UK on Sky One, and critics there didn't love it.
Lost Speedways NEW Reality/Sports Peacock
Psych 2: Lassie Come Home MOVIE Comedy/Drama Peacock
The second movie sequel to the USA series Psych is a Peacock exclusive. Returning stars James Roday and Dulé Hill are joined by Timothy Omundson.
THU / July 16
  The House of Ho NEW Reality HBO Max
FRI / July 17
The Painted Bird MOVIE Trailer Foreign/Drama ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
  Secret Society of Second Born Royals MOVIE Trailer Comedy/Adventure/Family Disney+
THU / July 23
Tig n' Seek NEW Animation/Family HBO Max
FRI / July 24
  French Biryani MOVIE Foreign/Drama Prime Video
The Kissing Booth 2 MOVIE Rom-com Netflix
Room 104 Drama/Anthology HBO 11p
The final season of the anthology series from the Duplass brothers features Ron Funches, Erinn Hayes, Jillian Bell, Linda Lavin, Kevin Nealon, Dave Bautista, Melissa Fumero, and more.
SUN / July 26
The Alienist: Angel of Darkness Trailer Drama TNT, 9p
The second season of TNT's late-19th century crime drama is based on Caleb Carr's Alienist sequel novel, The Angel of Darkness. Returning cast members include Daniel Brühl, Dakota Fanning, Luke Evans, Douglas Smith, Matthew Shear, and Robert Ray Wisdom.
TUE / July 28
  Legacy of Lies MOVIE Trailer Drama/Thriller ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
Maxxx NEW Comedy Hulu
Rescheduled from June. Six-part British comedy series stars O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid's Tale) as a former boy band star attempting to revive his music career as an adult, while Christopher Meloni plays his manager. Fagbenle also wrote and co-directed the series. All six episodes stream today.
THU / July 30
The Dog House NEW Reality HBO Max
Frayed NEW Comedy HBO Max
The 1989-set comedy, a British/Australian co-production, makes its U.S. debut on the streaming service.
In My Skin NEW Comedy Hulu
Rescheduled from June. The acclaimed Welsh coming-of-age comedy, which follows a teen (Gabrielle Creevy) who attempts to live a normal life while hiding her father's alcoholism and mother's mental health issues, makes its USA debut on Hulu after airing in the UK in the spring.
FRI / July 31
  Muppets Now NEW Family DIsney+
The first new Muppets title for Disney's streaming service is a six-episode, short-form "unscripted" series featuring classic Muppets characters.
  Summerland MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent (Digital/VOD)
The WWII-set debut film from award-winning playwright and stage director Jessica Swale (Nell Gwynn) stars Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Courtenay, and Penelope Wilton.
The Umbrella Academy Trailer Drama/Sci-fi Netflix

August premieres

SAT / August 1
  The Go-Go's MOVIE Documentary/Music Showtime 9p
THU / August 6
An American Pickle MOVIE Comedy HBO Max
A late addition to the streaming service (HBO Max acquired the film from Sony when its theatrical release was delayed due to the coronavirus crisis), this film adaptation of Simon Rich's story stars Seth Rogen as an immigrant factory worker in 1920s America who accidentally falls into a vat of pickles at his job—and remains there, in stasis, for 100 years, eventually awakening in present-day Brooklyn. There, his only surviving relative is a nerdy great-grandson, played by Rogen again.
FRI / August 7
  Selling Sunset Reality Netflix
SUN / August 9
  Endeavour Drama PBS 9p
The Good Lord Bird MINISERIES Trailer Drama Showtime 10p
Albert Hughes (replacing Anthony Hemingway, who left the project due to scheduling conflicts) directs this delayed eight-episode adaptation of the award-winning novel by James McBride about 19th century abolitionist John Brown, played by Ethan Hawke. Daveed Diggs (playing Frederick Douglass), Lodge 49's Wyatt Russell, David Morse, Steve Zahn, Orlando Jones, and Ellar Coltrane also star.
TUE / August 11
  Valley of the Gods MOVIE Drama ($) Buy (Digital/VOD)
John Malkovich stars as the world's richest man (opposite Josh Hartnett as his biographer) in this stylized drama from Lech Majewski (The Garden of Earthly Delights).
FRI / August 21
Chemical Hearts MOVIE Drama Prime Video
SUN / August 30
Love Fraud MINISERIES Trailer Reality Showtime 9p
Rescheduled from May 2020.

Fall premieres

SUN / September 6
  Undercover Foreign/Drama Netflix
THU / September 10
  NFL Kickoff 2020 (NBC Sunday Night Football) Sports/Live event NBC 8:20p ET
MON / September 14
  Monday Night Football Sports/Live event ESPN, 7:15p ET
WED / September 16
  Academy of Country Music Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event CBS 8p
Rescheduled from April and moved to Nashville. Keith Urban hosts.
SUN / September 20
  72nd Primetime Emmy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC 8p ET
Will this be the first awards ceremony hosted from Jimmy Kimmel's linen closet? Only time will tell.
SUN / September 27
  Belushi MOVIE Documentary Showtime 9p
TUE / September 29
  Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event tbd, 9p ET
WED / October 7
  Vice Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event tbd, 9p ET
WED / October 14
  2020 CMT Music Awards SPECIAL Live event CMT, tbd
Rescheduled from July.
THU / October 15
  Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event tbd, 9p ET
THU / October 22
  Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event tbd, 9p ET
SAT / November 7
  2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony SPECIAL Live event/Music HBO 8p ET
Rescheduled from May.
SUN / November 15
  2020 People's Choice Awards SPECIAL Live event E!, 9p

2021 premieres

SUN / Janaury 24, 2021
  27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards SPECIAL Live event tbd
SUN / Janaury 31
  63rd Annual Grammy Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event CBS 8p ET
SUN / February 7
  Super Bowl LV SPECIAL Sports/Live event CBS tbd
SUN / February 28
  93rd Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC tbd
FRI / July 23
  2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony SPECIAL Live event NBC tbd
Rescheduled from 2020.

2022 premieres

SUN / February 27, 2022
  94th Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC tbd



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Comments (229)

  • starttomelt  

    Can you add a "recent updates" box to this page like you have one on the COVID-page? Would make staying up to date much easier.

  • Sjberke  

    @JasonDietz: Apparently The Alienist season 2 has not been held up per you May 8 message; there were two promos for it during the Snowpiercer premiere. No premiere date, just “coming soon”

  • Sjberke  

    Beecham House (about the British in 1795 India) now on the PBS Masterpiece schedule, premiering June 14.

  • JasonDietz  

    @TeachNeeMore: Pose is definitely delayed by the pandemic. The Terror has not been renewed for a 3rd season yet. Wynonna Earp was actually delayed before the pandemic, and probably won't arrive anytime soon. Same goes for The Alienist S2.

    We have information on how the coronavirus is impacting dozens of upcoming TV shows (and films) at https://www.metacritic.com/feature/movies-and-tv-shows-delayed-by-coronavirus

  • TeachNeeMore  

    Any word yet on Wynona Earp on Syfy? The Alienist season 2 on TNT? If The Terror is coming back on AMC? Pose on FX? I know coronavirus closures have everything all wackadoo!

  • PD001  

    Bering Sea Gold on Discovery channel May 8th

  • cwesner21  

    Bravo site states 'Camp Getaway' premieres on May 4th.

  • convoyofbeef  

    Babylon Berlin premieres on Sunday, March 1 in the U.S. (Netflix)

  • Splatman  

    LOL @ the Police WoMan listing on April 1st for Microsoft Zune service. Good joke.

  • DSOTPF  

    Season 3 of Yellowstone (stupid autocorrect sry)

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