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July TV Premieres: 21 New Shows to Look Out for This Month

The next few weeks bring shows starring Lily James, Cecily Strong, Connie Britton, Ronan Farrow, Joshua Jackson, and an up-and-coming musician named Paul McCartney.


Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key in “Schmigadoon!”

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Imagine, if you will, a time not too long ago when the heart of summer was a pause in the TV calendar. With the sun high overhead, people would flock to pools and beaches and other places to cool off. Networks would be regrouping for the fall programming resurgence while conceding to the power of the movie blockbuster.

Looking now at the packed upcoming weeks of July, that era seems long gone. This month’s slate of new releases arrive in all manners of streaming services and networks, some appearing here for the first time or after a long absence. (And yes, for those looking to fill out their Monthly New Release Roundup Bingo Card, there are plenty of international imports rounding out this collection.)

We’ve got reboots and podcast adaptations aplenty. We’ve got animation and celebrity-led docs galore. You want a high-concept comedy based on a late-1940s Broadway musical? We’ve got… one! If you do indeed want more, below is your monthly guide to knowing what the new TV people know.

(As usual, if this collection is somehow not enough to fill your viewing calendar, check out our roundups from February, March and April, May, and June.)

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