The weather isn’t the only thing heating up!
As society reopens following the COVID-19 lockdowns, your summer itinerary likely includes hitting the beach and the pool, checking out local patios, throwing a BBQ, and catching some rays!
But after a long day of being out and about, there’s nothing better than settling in with a good, new show.
Thankfully, there are plenty of new shows, movies, and seasons waiting for you this summer!
From scandalous teen dramas to psychological thrillers — there’s something for everyone to binge-watch!
Check out our list below:
Why Women Kill – June 3 (Paramount+)
In the second season, Allison Tomlan (Good Girls, Emergence) stars as Alma a meek housewife looking to join an elite garden club run by Rita Castilla (Once Upon a Time’s Lana Parilla) when she unearths a secret about her husband that flips her world upside down!
In the Heights – June 11 (HBO Max)
From the man that brought you Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda does it again with a musical that celebrates New York’s mostly Puerto Rican neighborhood of Washington Heights and the lives and dreams of those living in it. Watch the first eight minutes below:
Kevin Can F**k Himself – June 13 (AMC)
Annie Murphy’s first post-Schitt’s Creek role is a promising one. She plays the role of a housewife perfectly, but she longs to break free from the confines of a sitcom wife and land the lead role while realizing that she wants to murder her husband. The series attempts something that’s never been done before as it alternates between “single-camera realism and multi-camera comedy.”
Elite – June 18 (Netflix)
Murder, mystery, sex, intrigue — Elite has it all. If you’ve seen the first three seasons, you know what to expect from the students of Las Encinas. If you haven’t, well, you’ve got some time to catch up before season 4 drops!
Sex/Life – June 25 (Netflix)
Gossip Girl – July 8 (HBO Max)
The series that shot Blake Lively to worldwide fame returns! Are you ready to return to the Met steps and read more tea from the private school teens? The new version of the beloved hit series taps into the role social media plays in the spread of gossip amongst NYC’s elite. We bet you’ll find yourself tuning in simply for the nostalgia factor.
Fear Street: A Film Trilogy Event – July 2, 9, and 16 (Netflix)
Think of this as Halloween in July! Netflix has tapped into R.L. Stine’s novels for the three feature films, which will debut over the course of three Fridays. The movies are set in three different time periods — 1994, 1978 and 1666 — and focus on the haunted town of Shadyside, home to a spirit that possess people and forced them to commit murders.
Virgin River – July 9 (Netflix)
Virgin River is a small town with lots of drama. And Mel is gearing up to find out who shot Jack in the upcoming third season, which teases “a funeral, a fire, divorce, a hurricane, and a new romance.”
Schmigadoon! – July 16 (Apple TV+)
SNL’s Lorne Michaels brings together two of the greatest comics, Keegan-Michael Key and Cecily Strong, for a six-episode musical series that parodies iconic Golden Age Musicals. The duo star as a couple that goes backpacking in hopes of reviving their romance when they stumble upon a town living in a 1940s musical. The worst part? They can’t leave until they find “true love.” Other notable names include Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Fred Armisen, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski and Ann Harada.
Roswell, New Mexico – July 26 (The CW)
Nine Perfect Strangers – August 18 (Hulu)
Is there anything Nicole Kidman can’t do? Hailing from the author who also wrote Big Little Lies, this star-studded mini-series finds nine people (Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Shannon, Regina Hall, Samara Weaving and Manny Jacinto) who attend a health-and-wellness retreat where they find themselves “transformed,” and not in a good way.
The Chair -August 27 (Netflix)
Grey’s Anatomy’s Sandra Oh stars as Professor Ji-Yoon Kim, the first female chair of a university’s English department, in the six-episode satire. Oh also serves as executive producer alongside creator Amanda Peet. Much of the plot is being kept under wraps, but the synopsis teases that we’ll see the “trials and tribulations” of her role within the department.
Only Murders in the Building – August 31 (Hulu)
If you love whodunit’s, you’re going to love the 10-part comedy starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez as three strangers who love crime stories and bond over a murder in their apartment complex on the Upper West Side.
2021-2022 TV Schedule: Find Out Which Shows Have Been Canceled or Renewed
We’re entering the season of refreshing the page to see if your favorite shows have been renewed for the upcoming 2021-2022 TV season.
Since COVID-19 affected production on many shows and delayed their premieres, the criteria for what gets the green light and what ends up on the chopping block has become more stringent this go-around.
As usual, The CW gave an early renewal for most of their shows including Nancy Drew, Riverdale, Walker, Batwoman, and more.
In a shocking twist, Grey’s Anatomy has been renewed for season 18 along with sibling series Station 19.
Unfortunately, not every show shared the same fate as Prodigal Son on FOX was given the ax after two seasons.
Check out the list below to see which shows on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and The CW have been renewed, canceled, or on the bubble. (TBD means that a show has not yet gotten news about its upcoming season, so check back soon!)
Law & Order: SVU
This Is Us
This Is Us
Law & Order Organized Crime
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
The Good Doctor
A Million Little Things
United We Fall
Call Your Mother
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
In the Dark
Roswell, New Mexico
Superman & Lois
Two Sentence Horror Stories
Burden of Truth
Republic of Sarah
Call Me Kat
The Great North
9-1-1: Lone Star
Bless the Harts
Last Man Standing
Blood & Treasure
Bob Hearts Abishola
FBI: Most Wanted
NCIS: Los Angeles
SEAL Team (Paramount+)
United States of Al
NCIS: New Orleans
What to Watch in June 2021 Guide: Loki, Elite, The Bachelorette and MORE!
The weather is heating up and so are your TV choices!
There are plenty of exciting options coming your way in June, so there’s absolutely no reason for you to be bored this summer!
Get ready to lounge by the pool and binge-watch these new shows and movies!
Why Women Kill – Paramount+ (June 3)
The second season of the anthology series takes place in 1949 Hollywood and follows socialite Rita Castillo (Lana Parilla) and meek housewife Alma (Allison Tolman).
Sweet Tooth – Netflix (June 4)
Based on the beloved DC Comic, the Netflix series takes place in a post-apocalyptic fairytale about a hybrid deer boys adventures. Robert Downey Jr. serves as executive producer.
Lupin: Part 2 – Netflix (June 11)
The heist continues! Per the synopsis: “Assane’s quest for revenge against Hubert Pellegrini has torn his family to pieces. With his back to the wall, he now has to think of a new plan, even if it means putting himself in danger.”
The Bachelorette – ABC (June 7)
Katie made quite the impression when she arrived on Matt James’s season with her trusted vibrator. She then earned the love of Bachelor Nation for being one of the only women in the house not to bully others. Now, she’s on her quest for true love! Will she find it?
Home Before Dark – Apple TV (June 11)
The second season of the mystery drama consists of 10 episodes released weekly. It finds a young journalist investigating a suspicious explosion at a local farm.
Love, Victor – Hulu (June 11)
The Love, Simon spinoff returns for a second season and tackles the hardships of coming out, which makes it the perfect binge-watch for Pride month!
Loki – Disney+ (June 11)
Marvel fans, suit up! Loki is one of the most anticipated releases of the month! Thor fans will get a deeper look at Tom Hiddleston’s character and what happened to his character in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame.
iCarly – Paramount+ (June 17)
It’s beginning to feel like the 00’s in here! The iCarly reboot brings back Miranda Cosgrove and friends! Per the synopsis, it’s set to “pick up nearly 10 years after Nickelodeon’s original show ended and finds Carly Shay, the original influencer, and her friends navigating work, love and family in their twenties.”
Elite – Netflix (June 18)
It’s getting hot in here. A new mystery, new romances, and new drama unfolds at Las Encinas at the start of the new school year, which brings some new faces!
Too Hot To Handle – Netflix (June 23)
The second season of the reality competition is heating up summer as sexy singles face a $100,000 celibacy challenge.
Bosch – Amazon Prime (June 25)
The last handful of episodes of the series will arrive at the end of the month ahead of the IMDb TV spinoff!
Luca – Disney+ (June 18)
Let Disney+ sweet you away to Portorosso! In the animated film, two sea monsters inhabit human bodies and begin exploring the Italian Riviera! The Pixar film is the second to drop straight to the streaming platform without a theatrical release right after the award-winning Soul!
The CW Reveals Summer Finales for ‘Legacies,’ ‘Nancy Drew’ and More!
The TV season is bleeding into the summer months.
And we’re not mad about it at all.
Typically, the summer season tends to be a bit dry when it comes to new shows, but due to the pandemic, networks were forced to be flexible with the schedule.
As a result, we’re going to be lounging by the pool with plenty of new episodes to binge!
Here’s when all the summer finales will air:
Monday, May 24
9/8c Black Lightning
Wednesday, June 2
9/8c Nancy Drew
Thursday, June 24
Sunday, June 27
Sunday, July 16
Monday, July 19
8/7c All American
Tuesday, July 20
8/7c The Flash
Wednesday, July 21
8/7c Kung Fu
Thursday, August 12
Tuesday, August 17
9/8c Superman & Lois
And don’t forget to check out all the summer premiere dates on The CW that include Riverdale, Roswell, New Mexico, In the Dark, and The Republic of Sarah.
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