Summer Premiere Dates 2020: Here’s What’s On As Lockdown Starts To Lift


With Hollywood production being sideswiped by the coronavirus pandemic, it was a wild spring for the TV world. And there’s still not much clarity as we swing into the summer season. But the shows must go on — most of them, anyway — so here is our annual list of summer premiere dates for new series and new seasons of returning shows. It covers more than 150 broadcast, cable and streaming series bowing from June 1 through August 31 in various dayparts but does not include specials or movies. Please send any additions or adjustments to We’ll update the post regularly as more dates are revealed.

June 1:
The Titan Games (NBC, Season 2; time slot premiere)
Below Deck Mediterranean (Bravo, Season 5)
Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford (Crackle, new home-improvement series)
Hero Elementary (PBS Kids, new animated kids series)
Seachange: Paradise Reclaimed (Acorn, Seasons 1-3; U.S. premiere)
Springwatch (BritBox, Season 1; U.S. premiere)
Royalties (Quibi, new shortform musical comedy series)

June 2:
Fuller House (Netflix, Season 5B; final season)
Dirty John: The Betty Broderick (USA Network, Season 2)
Outdaughtered (TLC, Season 5)
House Hunters: Comedians on Couches (HGTV, new unscripted series)
Werq the World (WOW Presents Plus, Season 2)

June 3:
Counting Cars (History, Season 9)
Forged in Fire: Beat the Judges (History, new competition series)
Making Magic at Home with Justin Flom (YippeeTV, new educational series)

June 4:
Mountain Men (History, Season 9)
The Thomas John Show (CBS All Access, new docuseries)
Summer Rush (Food Network, new unscripted series)
Itch (BYUtv, Season 1 of Australian drama series; U.S. premiere)

June 5:
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (VH1, Season 5)
RuPaul’s Drag RaceUntucked! (VH1, Season 5)
13 Reasons Why (Netflix, Season 4; final season)
Queer Eye (Netflix, Season 5)
El Presidente (Amazon Prime, new drama series)
Trackers (Cinemax, new drama series)
Dear… (Apple TV+, new docuseries)
MTV Reunions (YouTube, new unscripted series)

June 7:
Hollywood Game Night (NBC, Season 6B)
I May Destroy You (HBO, new drama series)
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (National Geographic, Season 2; moved from May 10)
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of … (Reelz, Season 11)
Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out (Food Network, new unscripted series)
Chasing the Sun (Ovation, Season 2)

June 8:
The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever! (ABC, new unscripted series)
90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way (TLC, Season 2; moved from June 1)
Big Time Bake (Food Network, new competition series)

June 9:
Good Bones (HGTV, Season 5)
Sticks & Stones (BritBox, new drama series)

June 10:
Lenox Hill (Netflix, new unscripted series)
Skates & Plates (MSNBC, new cooking series)

June 11:
Holey Moley II: The Sequel (ABC, Season 2; time slot premiere)
Don’t (ABC, new game show series)
The Bold Type (Freeform, Season 4)
Alone (History, Season 7)
Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D & Vinny (MTV, Season 2)
Ghost Adventures: Quarantine (Travel Channel, new unscripted series)
Strange Evidence (Science Channel, Season 4)
Design at Your Door (HGTV, new unscripted series)

June 12:
Crossing Swords (Hulu, new animated comedy series)
F Is for Family (Netflix, Season 4)
The Woods (Netflix, new drama series)
Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (Netflix, Season 2)
Pokémon Journeys: The Series (Netflix, Season 23; U.S. premiere)
Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (Netflix, Season 2)
World’s Most Evil Killers (Reelz, Season 4)
Serial Psyche (Reelz, new true-crime docuseries)

June 13:
Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime (Ovation, Season 2)

June 14:
World War II: Race to Victory (History, new miniseries)
Grantchester (PBS, Season 5)
Beecham House (PBS, new drama series)
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? (TLC, Season 5)
Médicos, Línea de Vida (Univision, new drama series)
60 in 6 (Quibi, new shortform news series)

June 15:
Hidden (Acorn, Season 2 of British drama; U.S. premiere)

June 16:
Siesta Key (MTV, Season 2)
Sweet Home Sextuplets (TLC, Season 3)
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles (Bravo, Season 12)
Cold as Balls: Cold Calls (Laugh Out Loud/YouTube, Season 4)
Call & Response (YouTube, new current-affairs series)

June 17:
Bulletproof (The CW, Season 2)
Mr. Iglesias (Netflix, Season 2)
Love, Victor (Hulu, new comedy series; moved from June 19)
Prehistoric Road Trip (PBS, new documentary miniseries)
English Premier League (Telemundo, season premiere)

June 18:
The Order (Netflix, Season 2)
Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi (Hulu, new unscripted series; moved from June 19)
Karma (HBO Max, new competition series)
Summer Camp Island (HBO Max, Season 2)
Syfy Wire’s The Great Debate (Syfy, new late-night series)
Treasure Island with Bear Grylls (Discovery, new competition series)
Killer Couples (Oxygen, Season 15)
The Bureau (Sundance Now, Season 5)
The Year of the Rabbit (Topic, Season 1 of UK comedy series; U.S. premiere)
The History of Home (CuriosityStream, new documentary miniseries)

June 19:
The Politician (Netflix, Season 2)
LOL: Last One Laughing Australia (Amazon Prime, new competition series)
Dino Hunters (Discovery, new docuseries)

June 20:
Big3 (CBS, Season 4)
Submission Possible (Revry, new docuseries)

June 21:
Yellowstone (Paramount Network, Season 3)
The Chi (Showtime, Season 3; moved from July 5)
Perry Mason (HBO, new drama series revival)
NOS4A2 (AMC, Season 2)
Tournament of Laughs (TBS, new comedy competition series)
Worst Cooks in America (Food Network, Season 19)

June 22:
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW, Season 7)
Diesel Brothers (Discovery, Season 7)
90 Day Fiancé: B90 Strikes Back TLC, new unscripted series)
Find Love Live! (TLC, Season 1B)
That’s Awesome! (Popstar! TV, new talk show series):

June 23:
Greenleaf (OWN, Season 5; final season)
No Filter with Naomi (YouTube, Season 2)
Isolation Stories (BritBox, new shortform docuseries)

June 24:
Hot Mess House (HGTV, new unscripted series)
Mike and Carrie: God & Country (Iamsecond, new shortform unscripted series)

June 25:
The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access, Season 2)
Search Party (HBO Max, Season 3)
Doom Patrol (HBO Max, Season 2)
Esme & Roy (HBO Max, Season 2)
Enterprice (Topic, Season 2)

June 26:
Pete the Cat (Amazon Prime, Season 2)

June 28:
20th BET Awards (CBS/BET, live awards special)
Black Monday (Showtime, Season 2B)
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (HBO, new documentary series)
Robot Chicken (Adult Swim, Season 10B)
The Story of Late Night (CNN, new documentary limited series)
Giada at Home 2.0 (Food Network, new unscripted series)

June 29:
Cannonball (USA Network, new competition series)
And She Could Be Next (PBS, new documentary miniseries)
The Sommerdahl Murders (Acorn, Season 1; U.S. premiere)

June 30:
In My Skin (Hulu, Season 1; U.S. premiere)
Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn (Facebook Watch, new unscripted series)

July 1:
October 19:
Unsolved Mysteries (Netflix, new reality series reboot)
Help! I Wrecked My House (HGTV, new unscripted series)
2020 World Series of Poker (ESPN/ESPN2, annual poker tournament)
Road to Race Day (Crackle, new unscripted series)
Big Dogs (Tubi, new drama series)
For Life: On the Inside (, new shortform drama series)

July 2:
Undercover Chef (Food Network, new unscripted series)
The Family Business (BET+, Season 2)
City Girls: The Series (YouTube, new unscripted series)
Canada’s Drag Race (WOW Presents Plus, new unscripted series)

July 3:
Hanna (Amazon Prime, Season 2)
The Baby-Sitters Club (Netflix, new comedy series)
Ju-On: Origins (Netflix, new drama series)
Putting On (Revry, Season 2)

July 4:
Open Source Money (Science Channel, new documentary series)

July 5:
Desus & Mero (Showtime, Season 2B)
Outcry (Showtime, new documentary limited series)
America: Our Defining Hours (History, new docuseries)
Unearthed: Seven Wonders (Science Channel, new docuseries)

July 6:
The Vote (PBS, new documentary miniseries)
Hello America (Quibi, new shortform comedy news series)
Life Size Toys (Quibi, new shortform docuseries)
Your Daily Horoscope (Quibi, new daily shortform animated series)

July 7:
Dirty Jobs: Rowe’d Trip (Discovery, new unscripted series)

July 8:
Tough as Nails (CBS, new competition series)

July 9:
Expecting Amy (HBO Max, new documentary miniseries)
Close Enough (HBO Max, new animated comedy series)
Cake (FXX, Season 3)

July 10:
Breathe: Into the Shadows (Amazon Prime, new drama series)
Little Voice (Apple TV+, new drama series)
Greatness Code (Apple TV+, new shortform docuseries)
|The New York Times Presents (FX/Hulu; new monthly documentary series)

July 11:
The UnXplained with William Shatner (History, Season 2B)
Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation (History, Season 2)
Amphibia (Disney Channel, Season 2)
Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered (Nickelodeon, new game show series; moved from June 13)
Love & Marriage: Huntsville (OWN, Season 2)
Family or Fiancé (OWN, Season 2)
What It’s Like (YouTube/IGTV. new current-affairs limited series)

July 12:
P-Valley (Starz, new drama series)
Treehouse Detectives (Netflix, new Korean animated kids series)
Very Scary People (HLN, Season 2)

July 13:
Celebrity Call Center (E!, new game show series)
Camp TV (PBS, new kids series)
Foodie Love (HBO Go, Season 1; U.S. premiere)
The Nest (Acorn, Season 1; U.S. premiere)
Recorded by Arizal (Rooster Teeth, new animated series)

July 14:
Hot Ones: The Game Show (TruTV, Season 1B)

July 15:
United We Fall (ABC, new comedy series)
Brave New World (Peacock, new drama series)
The Capture (Peacock, new drama series)
Intelligence (Peacock, new comedy series)
In Deep with Ryan Lochte (Peacock, new unscripted series)
Lost Speedways (Peacock, new docuseries)
Curious George (Peacock, Season 12)
Cleopatra in Space (Peacock, new animated kids series)
Where’s Waldo? (Peacock, new animated kids series)
Forged in Fire (History, Season 7B)
Impossible Engineering (Science Channel, Season 6)
Super Factories (Science Channel, new docuseries)
Southland Sessions (KCET, new arts and culture series)

July 16:
Killer Camp (The CW, Season 1 of British competition series; U.S. premiere)
The House of Ho (HBO Max, new unscripted series)
When the Dust Settles (Topic, Season 1 of Danish drama series; U.S. premiere)

July 17:
Absentia (Amazon Prime, Season 3)
Love After Lockup (We TV, Season 3)
Trash vs. Treasure (UMC, new docuseries)
Love at First Like (IGTV, new unscripted series)
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors (PBS SoCal, new interview series)
Decoys (CBC Gem, new comedy series)

July 19:
United Shades of America (CNN, Season 5; moved from June 28)
Outback Lockdown (Discovery, new unscripted series)
In My Own Words (Reelz, new docuseries)
Coins for Love (TV One, new drama series)
Life Is Easy (Revry, new comedy series)

July 20:
The ReidOut (MSNBC, new daily news series)
American Greed: Biggest Cons (CNBC, new docuseries)
PBA King of the Lanes (FS1, new bowling tournament)
All-Star Best Thing I Ever Ate (Food Network, new unscripted series)
Die Hart (Quibi, new shortform comedy series)
The Andy Cohen Diaries (Quibi, new shortform unscripted series)
12 oz. Mouse (Adult Swim, Season 3)

July 21:
Decoded (YouTube/Facebook, Season 8)

July 22:
Love on the Spectrum (Netflix, new docuseries)
Street Food (Netflix, new docuseries)
Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia (Netflix, new documentary series)

July 23:
Tig n’ Seek (HBO Max, new animated kids series)
The Dog House UK (HBO Max, Season 1 of British unscripted series; U.S. premiere; moved from July 30)
Lost Resort (TBS, new unscripted series)

July 24:
Room 104 (HBO, Season 4; final season)
Rogue Trip (Disney+, new unscripted series)
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Amazon Prime, Season 3)
Sing On! Spain (Netflix, new singing competition series)
Positive Spin (NBC New Think, new video miniseries)

July 25:
Major League Baseball (FS1/Fox Deportes, new season)

July 26:
The Alienist: Angel of Darkness (TNT, Season 2)
Wynonna Earp (Syfy, Season 4)
Helter Skelter: An American Myth (Epix, new true-crime miniseries; moved from June 14)

July 27:
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO, Season 25B)
Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On (Hulu, Season 1 of British series; U.S. premiere)
Don’t Look Deeper (Quibi, new shortform drama series)
Bad Ideas with Adam Devine (Quibi, new shortform travelogue series)
Rebecka Martinson (Acorn, Season 2 of British drama; U.S. premiere)

July 28:
Maxxx (Hulu, Season 1 of British series; U.S. premiere)
Last Chance U: Laney  (Netflix, Season 5; final season)

July 29:
Ladhood (Hulu, Season 1 of British series; U.S. premiere)
The Cowboy Way (INSP, Season 7)
The Thre@d (Uninterrupted/YouTube, new talk show series)

July 30:
NBA 2019-20 Season Restart (TNT)
Transformers Chapter One: Siege (Netflix, new animated series)
Frayed (HBO Max, Season 1 of Aussie-Brit comedy series; U.S. premiere)
In My Skin (Hulu, Season 1 of British series; U.S. premiere)
Restaurant Impossible: Back in Business (Food Network, new unscripted series)
5th Ward (UMC, Season 2)
The Stockholms (Ocatvia/YouTube, new animated comedy series)
Just Being Buffie (Instagram Live, new talk show series)

July 31:
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, Season 2)
Muppets Now (Disney+, new animated kids series)
The Last Narc (Amazon Prime, new documentary miniseries)
Brassic (Hulu, Season 1 of British series; U.S. premiere)

August 1:
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs (NBC/MSNBC)
Seeing America with Megan Rapinoe (HBO, new sports talk series)
Danger Force (Nickelodeon, Season 1B)

August 2:
Taskmaster (The CW, new competition series)
Fridge Wars (The CW, new competition series)
¿Quién Es la Máscara? (Univision, new singing competition series)
The Osbournes Want to Believe (Travel Channel, new unscripted series)
True and the Rainbow Kingdom (Discovery Family, new animated kids series)

August 3:
Immigration Nation (Netflix, new docuseries)
Love on the Spectrum (Netflix, new unscripted series)
Invisible Stories (HBO Asia, new anthology drama series)
Common Knowledge (Game Show Network, new game show series)
The Fugitive (Quibi, new shortform drama series revival)
Sex Next Door (Quibi, new shortform unscripted series)

August 4:
Mystery Lab (Netflix, new docuseries)
What’s It Worth? (A&E, new unscripted series)
Chopped Sweets (Food Network, Season 3)
Dish This (AwesomenessTV/YouTube, new competition series)
Motor Mythbusters (MotorTrend app, new docuseries)

August 5:
Big Brother: All Stars (CBS, Season 22)
Coroner (The CW, British drama series; U.S. premiere)
World’s Most Wanted (Netflix, new docuseries)
Catfish: The TV Show (MTV, Season 9)

August 6:
The Rain (Netflix, Season 3)
Star Trek: Below Decks (CBS All Access, new animated comedy series)
Hitmen (Peacock, Season 1 of British comedy series; U.S. premiere)
Upright (Sundance Now, Season 1 of Australian drama series; U.S. premiere)
The Other One (Acorn, Season 1 of British comedy; U.S. premiere)

August 7:
High Seas (Netflix, Season 3)
Being Reuben (The CW, Season 1 of British dosuseries; U.S. premiere)
DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia: Wizards (Netflix, new animated kids series)
T.O.T.S. (Disney Channel, Season 2)

August 8:
Premier Boxing Champions (Fox/Fox Deportes, new season)

August 9:
We Hunt Together (Showtime, Season 1 of British drama series; U.S. premiere)
Surviving Jeffrey Epstein (Lifetime, new documentary miniseries)
Apocalypse Earth (History, new docuseries)
Endeavour (PBS, Season 7)
Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay (Food Network, new cooking competition series)
Dream Life (FYI Network, new unscripted series; moved from August 1)

August 10:
Game On: A Comedy Crossover Event (Netflix, new comedy competition series)
10 Things You Don’t Know (E!, new countdown series)
About Face (Quibi, new shortform beauty series)
Mapleworth Murders (Quibi, new shortform comedy series)
YOLO: Crystal Fantasy (Adult Swim, new shortform animated series)

August 11:
Hard Knocks: Los Angeles (HBO, Season 15)
Celebrity Show-Off (TBS, new competition series)
America’s Book of Secrets: Special Edition (History, new docuseries)
Doubling Down with the Derricos (TLC, new unscripted series)
Eddie Eats America (Cooking Channel, Season 2)
Man v. Food (Cooking Channel, Season 9)

August 12:
(Un)Well (Netflix, new docuseries)
Platonic (YouTube, new shortform drama series)

August 13:
Five Bedrooms (Peacock, Season 1 of Australian drama series; U.S. premiere)
Selena + Chef (HBO Max, new unscripted cooking series)
Infinity Train (HBO Max, Season 3; new network)
Come Home (Topic, UK miniseries; U.S. premiere)

August 14:
Weird but True! (Disney+, Season 3; moved from Nat Geo)
Ted Lasso
 (Apple TV+, new comedy series)
3% (Netflix, Season 4)
The Great Heist Netflix, new drama series)
Teenage Bounty Hunters Netflix, new drama series)
World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji (Amazon Prime, new competition series)
The Goes Wrong Show (Amazon Prime, Season 1 of British comedy series)
Savage Kingdom (National Geographic, Season 4)
Boxeo Telemundo (Telemundo, season premiere)

August 16:
Lovecraft Country (HBO, new drama series)
The Circus (Showtime, Season 5B)
Darcey & Stacey (TLC, new unscripted series)

August 17:
Bad Chad Customs (Discovery, Season 2)
Street Outlaws: Grudge Night (Discovery, new docuseries)
The Rich Eisen Show (NBCSN, Season 7B)
Punk’d (Quibi, Season 2)

August 18:
Dead Pixels (The CW, Season 1 of British comedy series; U.S. premiere)
DeMarcus Family Rules (Netflix, new unscripted series)
High Score (Netflix, new documentary series)
I Quit (Discovery, new competition series)
The Suspect (Sundance Now, Season 1 of Canadian docuseries; U.S. premiere)
Com&Well (YouTube, new health and wellness series)

August 19:
Singletown (HBO Max, new unscripted dating series)
Dodgeball Thunderdome (Discovery, new competition series)
Cari & Jamele: Stick to Sports (Vice TV, new talk series)
Donkmaster (Vice TV, new unscripted series)

August 20:
The Fungies (HBO Max, new animated kids series)
Homestead Rescue (Discovery, Season 7)
Secrets in the Ice (Science Channel, new docuseries)

August 21:
Lucifer (Netflix, Season 5A; new network)
Hoops (Netflix, new animated comedy series)
Find Me in Paris (Hulu, Season 3)
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Vegas Revue (VH1, new unscripted series)
100 Days Wild (Discovery, new docuseries)
Ed Stafford: First Man Out (Discovery, new docuseries)
Stereoscope (Facebook Watch, new drama series)

August 22:
Love in the Time of Corona (Freeform, new comedy limited series)

August 23:
The Vow (HBO, new documentary series)
Expedition to the Edge (Discovery, new docuseries)

August 24:
Love Island (CBS, Season 2)
Divorce Court (Syndicated, Season 21)
Reno 911! (Quibi, Season 1B)
Nice One! (Quibi, new shortform game show series)
Family Business (Acorn, Season 1 of French drama; U.S. premiere)
Mount Pleasant (Acorn, Season 6 of British drama; U.S. premiere)

August 25:
Trinkets (Netflix, Season 2; final season)
In the Cut (Bounce, Season 7)

August 26:
The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN, Season 7B)
Million Dollar Beach House (Netflix, new docuseries)

August 27:
Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness (HBO Max, new unscripted limited series; moved from CNN)
Pure (HBO Max, new drama series)
What on Earth? (Science Channel, Season 8)
Bucket List Bistro (YouTube, new shortform docuseries)

August 28:
The Pursuit! with John Rich (Fox Nation, Season 3)

August 30:
Love Fraud (Showtime, new true-crime docuseries)
Carnival Eats (Cooking Channel, Season 8)
Renovation Inc. (HGTV, Season 1; U.S. premiere)

August 31:
All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur (Amazon Prime, new docuseries)
Gösta (HBO, Season 1 of Swedish drama series; U.S. premiere)
Dish Nation (Syndicated, Season 9)
Wireless (Quibi, new shortform drama series)

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