While most broadcast network TV shows aren’t returning until September, there are still several notable premieres hitting the small screen through the remainder of the summer. In fact, August will mark both the highly anticipated return of beloved series like The Killing and the introduction of several new shows like TNT’s Legends. Here are ten TV premieres to catch this month.
The highly anticipated fourth and final season of crime drama series The Killing will be available for streaming right after midnight on Netflix on August 1. Netflix picked up the series after it was canceled by AMC last year. This season will pick up with detectives Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) investigating the murder of a family with only survivor while also dealing with the fallout from season three.
Hell on Wheels
The thirteen-episode fourth season of the AMC TV series premieres on August 2 at 9 p.m. Season four will focus on the continued westward expansion of the Union Pacific Railroad and follow as government and businesses, ranchers, and homesteaders as they fight for control of one of the most important railroad stations in the country in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The second half of season three of the TNT series will have plenty of drama, picking up with the Ewings family trying to discover who set the fire at Southfork Ranch while also dealing with the aftermath of an affair, a possible pregnancy, and an overdose. The midseason premiere will hit the small screen on August 18 at 9 p.m.
TNT’s new crime drama features Game of Thrones’ Sean Bean as Martin Odum, an undercover agent working for the FBI’s Deep Cover Operations division. Odum transforms himself into different people for each case and eventually starts to question his real identity. The show premieres on August 13 at 9 p.m.
Franklin and Bash
Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Young are back as the young and unorthodox lawyers in the upcoming ten-episode fourth season of the beloved TNT series. According to the Hollywood Reporter, actress Toni Trucks has signed on to join the ensemble cast as Anita Herrera, an attractive new attorney at their law offices. The hour-long series, which was bringing in 2.2 million total viewers by the end of the last season, returns August 20 at 10 p.m.
Bachelor in Paradise
The spinoff of ABC reality competition shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette premieres on August 4 at 8 p.m. The series, which features the same host, Chris Harrison, will follow twenty-five former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants as they’re isolated in the romantic, tropical destination of Tulum, Mexico.
The new Starz series is adapted from a long-running bestselling series of the same name by author Diana Gabaldon. The show stars Caitriona Balfe as Claire Fraser, a 20th-century woman who travels back in time to the 18th century while vacationing in present-day Scotland. The show premieres on August 9 at 9 p.m.
The season eight premiere of the BBC America show will capture Peter Capaldi’s first adventure as the new Doctor. The network has continued to tease fans with sneak peeks of the upcoming season, releasing a brief synopsis for each episode. The premiere episode, called “Deep Breath,” follows Capaldi and Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald in a “pulse-racing adventure through Victorian London.” It will air August 23 at 8 p.m.
The new BBC America series focuses on a secret society that seeks refuge in the bodies of others in an attempt to achieve immortality. The drama show, based on the 2007 novel of the same name written by Michael Marshall Smith, stars John Simm as Jack Wheln, Mira Sorvina as Amy Whelan, Tory Kittles as Gary Fischer, and James Frain as Richard Shepherd. The eight-episode first season will premiere on August 23 at 10 p.m.
Seven Deadly Sins
Showtime will air this new documentary series, by Oscar-nominated writer-director Morgan Sporluck of Supersize Me. According to Deadline, each episode will take an in-depth look at one of the seven deadly sins: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. The show premieres on August 7 at 11 p.m.
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