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The best new streaming shows this week on Netflix, Paramount, Hulu, and more
It’s hard to keep track of which streaming service is premiering which new show or movie from week to week. Netflix used to be king, but the streaming field is full of alternatives, and they’re all regularly pumping out new content. So, what are the best new streaming shows and where can you watch them?
Every week, we answer that question for you, offering some exciting new and returning titles, including streaming originals, from services like Max, Hulu, Prime Video, Paramount Plus, and, yes, Netflix. We’ll be updating this list every week, so stay tuned for more new streaming shows on every major service.
The best new streaming shows this week
Sex Education, Season 4
Netflix — Sep 21
Sex Education is back for its fourth and likely final season. If you’ve yet to watch it you can check out seasons 1 through 3 on Netflix before jumping into the latest season. In brief, this is a British teen sex comedy-drama series following the lives of students, staff, and parents at the Moordale Secondary School. This raunchy yet fun drama has been widely praised for its diversity, honesty, and solid representation.
American Horror Story: Delicate
Hulu — Sep 21
The 12th and final season of the American horror anthology series is here, subtitled Delicate. Each season is treated like a mini-series, so you can jump right in even if you’ve never watched any of the previous chapters. Based on the book Delicate Condition, actress Anna Victoria Alcott wants nothing more than to have a family but numerous attempts at IVF have all failed. Soon she realizes it might not be just bad luck. Something is targeting her, and her wishes for motherhood.
Love is Blind, Season 5
Netflix — Sep 22
Reality series Love is Blind is back with a whole new host of singles, all hoping to find a match and fall in love. In a twist to the typical dating reality series, the show follows fifteen men and women from the same metro area and takes them into special pods where they can talk and get to know each other. What they can’t do is see one another, meaning that their entire relationship and chemistry is instead built on their social interactions. Eventually, the couples decide who is the right person for them and can get engaged. They are only allowed to meet after they’ve meet face-to-face. After this, they are set to a couple’s retreat to get to know each other on a more intimate level and eventually the series even follows the new couples as they begin living together.
Peacock — Sep 22
The highly anticipated John Wick spin-off is almost here. The three-part mini-series centers around the iconic hotel for assassins from the John Wick series and portrays the life of a young Winston Scott as he is dragged back into a dark underworld he’d previously thought he had escaped for good. After being threatened he teams up with his brother and a host of others to take down the powerful and corrupt Continental organization.
Apple TV Plus — Sep 22
In this new series, best friends Lisa and Danny find a deep connection as they both suffer from extreme insomnia, as in literally not sleeping a wink in months. They both attempt to try a variety of pills and other approaches in order to finally get a good’s night sleep. This brings their friendship closer and closer together, but also causes their own partners to question the relationship. If you are in the mood for a light, fun series this looks like it could be a great watch.
Check out the best new streaming shows from previous weeks
Below are some of the TV shows we recommended in previous weeks. In case you’ve watched the newer titles already or want more options, here’s a solid mix of more new shows on your favorite streaming services.
High Desert (2023)
Apple TV Plus — May 17
Patricia Arquette stars in this brand new Apple TV Plus comedy series from Austin Powers and Bombshell director Jay Roach. Peggy Newman, whose past is hardly squeaky clean, embarks on a journey to become a P.I. when her mother dies under suspicious circumstances.
XO, Kitty (2023)
Netflix — May 18
A spinoff of Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, XO, Kitty follows Kitty Covey, the youngest of the Covey sisters, as she embarks on her own romantic adventure. That includes her own batch of possible loves and takes her all the way to Korea in one of the best new streaming shows to check out this week.
Freevee — May 19
Created by Shea Serrano, Primo is a coming-of-age, single-camera comedy, inspired by Serrano’s own life growing up in San Antonio, Texas. The series follows Rafa Gonzales, a 16-year-old about to finish high school and planning ahead to possibly become the first member of his family to attend college, all as he experiences young love. Rafa lives in a full house with his mother and five overbearing uncles who all have opinions on the right path for him.
Selling Sunset, season 6 (2019-ongoing)
Netflix — May 19
You can check out the latest season of the immensely popular Netflix original Selling Sunset this week. The real-estate reality show follows the cutthroat world of luxury real estate in Los Angeles, where elite brokers at the high-end Oppenheim Group aim to prove themselves and carve out their niche of the market. The big question on a lot of people’s minds is whether the agents will be able to keep the drama up in the first season without pot-stirrer Christine Quinn.
Max — May 19
Winner of HBO’s national screenwriting competition in Romania, Spy/Master is new HBO Max original espionage drama set during the Cold War. The miniseries follows Victor Godeanu, the right-hand man to Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu. But Victor has a secret. He’s a double agent, and he needs to flee the country before he’s found out.
How I Met Your Father, season 2B (2022-ongoing)
Hulu — May 23
The second half of Hulu’s breakout hit sitcom is among the week’s best new streaming shows. Hillary Duff stars as Sophie in the spinoff/reboot of How I Met Your Mother. In the future, and older Sophie tells her son how she met his father, and we see her 30s in flashback, in the present day. Making new friends and looking for love, Sophie encounters several men who could become the father of her child by the series’ end.
American Born Chinese (2023)
Disney Plus — May 24
Based on the popular and groundbreaking graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of Jin Wang, an ordinary teen who suddenly finds himself thrust into the the ancient drama of a battle of Chinese mythological gods. The Disney Plus series stars Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, James Hong, and many others.
The Clearing (2023)
Hulu — May 24
Based on the book In the Clearing, a fictionalized account of the New Age group The Family by J. P. Pomare, The Clearing is an Australian Disney Plus original miniseries streaming on Hulu in the US. It stars Teresa Palmer as a woman trying to prevent a cult from kidnapping children as she wrestles with her own dark past. The series also stars Miranda Otto and Guy Pearce.
Clone High (2023)
Max — May 24
This reboot of the cult classic MTV adult animated series is one of the inaugural Max original titles. Created by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Bill Lawrence, the comedy, modelled on teen dramas, follows clones of famous historical figures like Abe Lincoln and Joan of Ark, interacting as teens at a topsecret research facility. In the new Clone High, the clones are unfrozen 20 years after the homecoming prom and meet a new batch of clones secretly created by Scudworth. You can also currently stream the original Clone High on Max.
Apple TV Plus — May 24
Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne star in one of the most exciting new streaming shows of the week, from Apple TV Plus. In the comedy series, two former best friends reaching middle age reconnect after years apart. Now, their renewed friendship becomes as intense as ever and starts to destabilize their lives.
Netflix — May 25
The one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his Netflix debut in FUBAR. A seasoned CIA operative on the verge of retirement is pulled back in for one last, major job when he discovers a shocking family secret. His daughter has, like him, been secretly working for the CIA.
The Kardashians, season 3 (2022-ongoing)
Hulu — May 25
America’s favorite celebrity family is back for season three of The Kardashians. Get a glimpse behind the scenes and into the lives of Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall, and Kylie as cameras offer an exclusive look into one of the most powerful entertainment families in Hollywood.
The Gryphon (2023)
Prime Video — May 26
Dubbed the biggest German fantasy project since The NeverEnding Story, The Gryphon is a brand new Prime original series out of Germany. From the producers of Netflix’s Dark and based on fantasy novelist Wolfgang Hohlbein’s immensely popular book series, the new streaming show follows three outsiders who must battle a world-devouring monster in a fantastic world called the Black Tower.
Drag Me to Dinner (2023)
Hulu — May 31
Hosted by Murray Hill, with celebrity judges Neil Patrick Harries, Bianca Del Rio, and Haneefah Wood, Drag Me to Dinner is a faux-competition show in which two teams of drag queens go head to head to host the best, most drag-tastical dinner party. Each episode features a new and unique theme determined by resident expert David Burtka and is judged on multiple criteria, including food and drink, design and decor, and entertainment and overall vibe.
iCarly, season 3 (2021-ongoing)
Paramount Plus — June 1
Fans of the iCarly reboot will be pleased to learn it’s back for a third season, one of the best new streaming shows to check out this week. Carly and Freddie are still figuring out adulthood, and they’re still trying to determine the parameters of their friendship. Could they possibly be more? And how will that affect their other relationships?
Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets (2023)
Prime Video — June 1
The Dugger family rose to fame as a beloved reality TV “megafamily,” with nearly 20 children. But behind their family-values image on TV, the family was backed by a radical organization — the Institute in Basic Life Principles — and became embroiled in numerous scandals. This documentary miniseries on Prime Video offers insights into the often invisible forces at play.
Manifest, season 4, part 2 (2018-2023)
Netflix — June 2
A major Netflix success story, Manifest started out on NBC before moving to the streamer. The second part of its fourth and final season launches on Netflix and is one of the most highly anticipated new streaming shows of the week. Find out the answers to all your burning questions as we finally reach the end of the story about the passengers of a flight that went missing and returned, mysteriously, years later.
Painting With John, season 3 (2021-ongoing)
Max — June 2
Cult musician, actor, director, painter, and co-founder of The Lounge Lizards Hugh Laurie is back for a third season of his Max (formerly HBO Max) original unscripted comedy series. Watch Lurie as he works on his intricate water colors, offering his meditations on art and life.
The Idol (2023)
Max — June 4
Already controversial ahead of its premiere over reports of onset misbehavior and offensive subject matter, The Idol is the latest HBO show from Euphoria creator Sam Levinson, co-created with Reza Fahim and The Weeknd, who also stars in the series. The Idol tells the story of an aspiring pop star who begins a complicated relationship with a self-help guru and cult leader.
Joe Pickett, season 2 (2021)
Paramount Plus — June 4
The Paramount Plus original neo-Western Joe Pickett is back for a second season and is one of the best new streaming shows to check out this week. Based on the characters of novelist C.J. Box, the series follows the titular Pickett, a Yellowstone game warden, and his family in the small town of Saddlestring, Wyoming.
Barracuda Queens (2023)
Netflix — June 5
A Netflix original series from Sweden, Barracuda Queens is one of the most exciting new streaming shows to check out this week. Inspired by true events, Barracuda Queens follows a group of young women in Stockholm who live in a rich neighborhood. When they fall on hard times, they turn to burglary, robbing the homes of their affluent neighbors.
Burden of Proof (2023)
Max — June 6
A shocking true crime docuseries, Burden of Proof follows a man whose sister went missing when she was 15 in 1987. As time passed, he became convinced that his parents were implicated in her disappearance. Now, he follows leads in a case that threatens to tear his family apart as he gets closer to the truth.
The Horror of Dolores Roach (2023)
Prime Video — June 7
One of the most exciting streaming shows to check out this week comes courtesy of Prime Video. The Horror of Dolores Roach, based on the hit Gimlet podcast of the same name, follows a woman recently released from an unjust prison sentence. When she reunites with an old stoner buddy, he lets her give massages in the basement of his restaurant for cash. As she struggles to make ends meet, Dolores turns to some shocking extremes in this Sweeney Todd-inspired horror-comedy.
Based On A True Story (2023)
Peacock — June 8
A real estate agent, a plumber, and a former tennis star join together, capitalizing on America’s obsession with true crime when they learn a serial killer is on the loose in California. As they try to solve the murders, they accidentally implicate themselves and must clear their names in this new streaming show based on true events.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, season 16 (2005-ongoing)
Hulu — June 8
The massively popular and remarkably long-lasting FX series is back for a 16th season. You can catch the gang getting up top more of their schemes and misadventures when they aren’t running the pub, streaming as its airs on Hulu.
Never Have I Ever, season 4 (2020-2023)
Netflix — June 8
Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher’s hit Netflix series is back for its fourth and final season as one of the best new streaming shows to check out this week. When we last saw Devi Vishwakumar, she was cashing in her “one free boink” card. Will she go through with it? You’ll have to tune in as your favorite characters embark on their senior year of high school, full of all the familiar awkwardness you’ve become used to.
The Crowded Room (2023)
Apple TV Plus — June 9
Tom Holland and Amanda Seyfried star in this new Apple TV plus miniseries from creator Akiva Goldsman. In the summer of 1979, a man is arrested for a truly shocking crime, and an investigator tries to get to the bottom of the mystery in case there’s a killer still at large and waiting to strike again.
Hulu — June 14
A follow-up to the 1997 British feature film and smash hit The Full Monty, this brand new Hulu series checks in on the familiar group of working-class heroes nearly 30 years after they bared it all on stage. Still living in Sheffield, which is facing crumbling healthcare and job sectors, the men navigate the post-industrial city as best they can.
Our Planet II (2019-2023)
Netflix — June 14
From the creators of BBC’s Planet Earth comes a new season of the Netflix original nature docuseries Our Planet. Once again narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the stunning series explores animal migration around the world, as well as its importance to various ecosystems and the high stakes of climate change, which threatens such vital journeys.
Small Town Potential (2023)
Max — June 14
Real estate agent Davina Thomasula and her life partner and contractor Kristin Leitheuser work with their clients in New York’s Hudson Valley, transforming affordable houses into knock-out dream homes that meet their new owners’ lifestyle goals.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, season 2 (2022-ongoing)
Paramount Plus — June 14
Continue the adventures of the Enterprise in the very best new Star Trek series, certainly among the best new streaming shows to check out this week. Captain Pike continues to lead his crew, exploring new planets and civilizations aboard the Federation’s flagship. Among the new season’s exciting developments is a crossover episode with the animated Star Trek: Lower Decks.
Black Mirror, season 6 (2011-ongoing)
Netflix — June 15
After almost five years, the popular British anthology series Black Mirror is back on Netflix and is one of the most exciting and anticipated new streaming shows of the week. Five episodes drop all at once on the streamer, exploring the dark possibilities of technology in near-future settings.
Dragons: The Nine Realms, season 6 (2021-ongoing)
Hulu & Peacock — June 15
This continuation of the DreamWorks How to Train Your Dragon franchise is back for a sixth season. In the present day, 1,300 years after the events of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, a group of misfit kids discovers the truth about dragons and trains a new generation.
The Grand Tour: Eurocrash (2023)
Prime Video — June 16
In part two of the fifth season of this long-running automotive series, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond head to Central Europe to get around some of the difficulties of traveling abroad. There, they embark on an unlikely, epic 1400-mile journey in cars no one would dream of using for such a trip. Driving their outrageous vehicles, they make their way through Gdańsk in Poland, to Slovakia and Hungary, and on to their final destination of Lake Bled in Slovenia.
The Righteous Gemstones, season 3 (2019 – ongoing)
Max — June 18
The Gemstone family is back again for a third season on Max! The third season continues to show us a dark, comedic look at the world of televangelism and the corruption that often lies underneath. This season things are a bit different as the patriarch of the family, Eli (played by John Goodman), has semi-retired. Naturally, this has changed the family’s dynamic along the way as they deal with dwindling attendance and lower donations than ever before.
Secret Invasion (2023)
Disney Plus — June 21
If you’re a Marvel fan, you likely are quite aware the Skrulls have been quietly invading Earth for a while, replacing the identities of some of the world’s most important figures. This new series from Disney follows Nick Fury and Talos as they attempt to learn more about the Skrull’s intentions, as well as find a way to stop the invasion before it is too late.
Netflix — June 22
Glamorous is a new LGBTQ+ drama series centering around Marco, a 22-year old gender non-conforming queer person. Marco is attempting to making his way into the beauty industry and has dreams of being a popular social media influencer. His dreams finally start to fall in place when he is given the opportunity to work for supermodel Madolyn Addison’s makeup business. Despite being brand new, the show has already been renewed for a second season and has been favorably reviewed by critics.
And Just Like That, season 2
Max — June 22
Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte are back again in the second season of And Just Like That, the sequel series to Sex in the City. Set eleven years after the 2010 Sex and the City 2 film, the show focuses on the complications of life in your 50s. The second season resumes right where we left off, with Carrie attempting to move on after devasting news in the first season.
The Bear, season 2
Hulu — June 22
Despite the name, this comedy-drama has nothing to do with bears at all. Instead it follows Carmy, a young chef that’s a bit of a hotshot in the fine dining world. After the suicide of his older brother he throws all that away to take on his family sandwich shop. Unfortunately, the shop is struggling as debt continues to pile up. While the first season was largely about grief and avoidance, the second season is a bit lighter this time around and has a more hopeful message as the crew prepares to open a new restaurant.
Netflix — June 22
Skull Island is an adult animated series set in the Warner Bros MonsterVerse. After attempting to rescue a woman, a group of explorers are stranded on a mysterious island. On the island they must work together to survive the giant-sized beasts and other dangers that lurk nearby. As you’d expect, this includes King Kong himself.
I’m a Virgo
Amazon Prime — June 23
The Bachelorette, Season 20 (2003 – ongoing)
Hulu — June 26
The 20th season of The Bachelorette has arrived on ABC and Hulu. Once again, a group of guys will compete for the heart of one bachelorette. This season centers around 27-year-old Charity Lawson, a child and family therapist located in Columbus, Georgia. If this name sounds familiar at all, that’s because Charity previously finished fourth place on the 27th season of The Bachelor.
Netflix — June 28
Delete is a sci-fi thriller from Thailand, centering around a young woman named Ploy who discovers a mysterious app that allows her to erase her past. What starts out as a way to run from bad memories soon turns into something much darker as she begins to lose her grip on reality. Be aware this is not an English language show. It is voiced by Thai actors in their native language, though it does have subtitles.
Apple TV — June 28
Sam Nelson is a corporate negotiator, but despite his experience, nothing prepared him for his toughest negotiation yet. A plane is highjacked on its way from Dubai to London and Sam must use his experience and wit to negotiate a peaceful resolution. The entire story unfolds over just a seven-hour flight with one episode representing an hour of the flight.
Jack Ryan, Season 4 (2018 – ongoing)
Amazon Prime — June 29
Jack Ryan is back for his fourth and final season! Now the Acting Deputy Director of the CIA, Ryan has begun investigating the assassination of the President of Nigeria. Digging deeper, he uncovers a disturbing plot by a drug cartel. Even worse, the cartel is working with rogue CIA agents to carry about their plans. Now Ryan must do whatever he can to take down his enemies and unveil the conspiracy before it’s too late.
Warrior, season 3 (2019 – ongoing)
Max — June 29
Warrior returns to 19th century Chinatown, leaving off where season 2 ended with Ah Sham and Hop Wei struggling to maintain their dominance. New challenges are surfacing from within, as well as new threats from without. Young Jun is struggling to come to terms with his father’s death, as well as questioning his own loyalties to the tong. Meanwhile, Mai Ling has a new ally in the corrupt politician Mayor Blake.
Witcher, Season 3 (2019 – ongoing)
Netflix — June 29
Witcher started out as a book but has evolved into a successful game and television series as well. Now Geralt is back for a third season, which is based around the second book in the Witcher saga, The Time of Contempt. In the latest season, Geralt continues to protect Ciri as she begins her training to become a sorceress. Meanwhile, a powerful demon is seeking Ciri and Geralt will have to do everything in his power to keep her safe.
Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire (2023 – ongoing)
Disney Plus — July 5
Kizazzi Moto isn’t so much one continuous series as it is ten short films that are grouped together under one title. A different African director is behind each film. The themes of each film vary, but what’s consistent is that it shows futuristic visions from Africa and is set around Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, and several other African nations. From aliens to spirits and monsters, each film is action-packed and takes a different approach in the way it describes its future setting.
The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2 (2022 – ongoing)
Netflix — July 6
The Lincoln Lawyer has returned for a second season, this time based around the fourth book in Michael Connelly’s series, The Fifth Witness. After a huge win in court, Mickey Haller is now semi-famous. As you can imagine, this has opened the doors to many new high-profile cases, with one case, in particular, catching his eye. A woman has been accused of murdering a wealthy man. While she may very well be guilty, Mickey is still determined to represent her to the best of his ability.
Hack my Home (2023 – ongoing)
Apple TV — July 7
Netflix has a new reality TV series, following four experts as they help families improve their homes through a variety of hacks designed to make the most out of limited space. One of the challenges seen in the show attempted to transform a tiny one-bedroom apartment into a space capable of housing a family of four. As you can imagine, this included using Murphy beds and pull-out hidden drawers to maximize real estate. If you enjoy DIY, this can be great fun as well as inspiration for your own household projects.
The Horror of Dolores Roach (2023 – ongoing)
Amazon Prime — July 6
Delores unjustly served 16 years in prison for a drug-related charge. Now she’s out of prison but with nowhere else to go, she reunites with an old friend who lets her work as a masseuse in his empanada shop’s basement. It seems like things are finally turning around for her until things take a dark and murderous turn as she transforms into a serial killer.
Sonic Prime, Season 2 (2022 – ongoing)
Netflix — July 13
If you want something to watch with the kids, Sonic Prime could be the ticket. Easily the best Sonic show produced, this show has a continuous storyline with plenty of twists and turns. The second season continues Sonic’s journey across multiple dimensions as he tries to find a way to fix his own world. This also means teaming up with his rival, Shadow.
The Summer I Turned Pretty, Season 2 (2022 – ongoing)
Amazon Prime — July 14
The Summer I Turned Pretty is back for a second season. Once again, the show centers around teenager Belly Conklin as she spends time with her family and her mother’s best friend’s family at Cousins Beach for the summer. Belly continues to be caught up in a love triangle, but now new complications arise, including the possibility her family might sell their beach house.
Netflix — July 15
Set in the Indian state of Punjab, Suvinder Vicky and Barun Sobti play two police officers caught up in a murder investigation. A non-Resident Indian has been found dead just days before his wedding. The noir thriller not only centers around the crime but also dives deeper into the turbulence unfolding in the lives of the officers involved.
Justified: City Primeval (2023)
Hulu — July 18
Fifteen years after Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens left the hollers of Kentucky he finds himself in Detroit with his daughter. Things take a dark turn as Givens is asked to help pursue a dangerous sociopath called the Oklahoma Wildman, who has so far managed to allude the police.
Sweet Magnolias, Season 2 (2020 – ongoing)
Netflix — July 19
Back for its second season, this series follows three friends in the small town of Serenity. All three women find life has gotten pretty complicated, with Maddie reeling from her divorce, Helen is starting a new life with Erik while dealing with the trauma of a miscarriage, and Dana is struggling to keep her restaurant from going out of business. The challenges may be hard, but together the Sweet Magnolias can get through anything.
Minx, Season 2 (2022 – ongoing)
Starz — July 21
Minx is back for its second season. A year into its launch, Minx Magazine continues to grow as a success but not without costs for Joyce and Doug. Doug is struggling to adapt to changes after selling Bottom Dollar, while Joyce is veering away from her beliefs as she rises to stardom.
The Dragon Prince, Season 5 (2018 – ongoing)
Netflix — July 26
Although it can be a bit scary at times for younger kids, this is a great animated series for families. The story is well told and compelling, the animation is beautiful, and the characters are well fleshed out. Back in its fifth season, the humans, elves, and dragons are preparing for war. This time not against each other, but against the evil Aaravos and his growing forces.
Twisted Metal (2023)
Peacock — July 27
Based on the well-known video game franchise, Twisted Metal is a post-apocalyptic action comedy series that centers around John Doe, an amnesiac who finds himself forced to traverse across the wastelands of the world in order to deliver a mysterious package. Along the way, he has to deal with thieves, marauders, and plenty of other dangers.
Good Omens, Season 2 (2019 – ongoing)
Amazon Prime — July 28
After successfully stopping the apocalypse at the hands of an unlikely Anti-Christ, everyone’s favorite angel and demon pairing is back once again. And.. apparently, the apocalypse hasn’t been stopped after all. A now fully grown Anti-Christ, Adam has his own plans for the world. Meanwhile, many angels and demons are taking sides on whether they want to stop or start the final apocalypse.
How to with John Wilson, Season 3 (2020 – ongoing)
Max — July 28
Back for its third season, How to with John Wilson is a comedy docuseries with a unique concept: It showcases tutorials around simple, everyday things that shouldn’t necessarily need explaining, like how to cover your furniture, how to make small talk, and the debut of season 3 explores how to find a public restroom. If you enjoy the idea of a lighthearted docuseries with a comedic twist, give this one a try, even if you missed out on the first two seasons. It’s one of those shows you can really pick up at any point in its run, and you can always go back and rewatch the older seasons as well.
How to Become a Cult Leader (2023)
Netflix — July 28
Another docuseries, this one is even more irreverent, as obviously they aren’t really wanting you to learn how to be a cult leader. Peter Dinklage narrates the show, which is comprised of six half-hour episodes. Instead of just being another documentary on famous cult leaders and the people who get sucked into their web of darkness, this docuseries has a unique spin: it plays itself off as a playbook with helpful strategies for those interested in being cult leaders. Some of the cult leaders highlighted include Charles Manson and Jim Jones.
Physical, Season 3 (2021 – ongoing)
Apple TV Plus — August 1
Set in the 1980s in San Diego, Physical is a dark comedy centering around Sheila Rubin, a dutiful housewife that seems to have an idyllic life but is hiding behind demons of her own. Things start to change for her when she discovers the world of aerobics, which leads her to make big changes in her life, including making her own fitness video — and potentially beginning the sparks of a possible affair.
Only Murders in the Building, Season 3
Hulu — Aug 8
Bringing together the genius comedians that are Martin Short and Steve Martin, this show uniquely paired them together with Selena Gomez. The result was pretty perfect. I was a big fan of this show, especially during season 1. The show initially centered around two older men who team up with a younger woman to help solve a murder in their building, while making a podcast about it. Now the show is back and with it comes another legend, Meryl Streep.
Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop (2023)
Netflix — Aug 9
This four-episode docuseries centers around the women of hip-hop and the significant contributions they have added to the culture significantly over the decades. Each episode features interviews with legends, including Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Rah Digga, and others while also paying tribute to legends going back as far as the 1970s.
Netflix — Aug 10
This limited series closely examines the opioid crisis and how it all began. Based on two different books as a source, this drama dives into both the causes of the opioid crisis, but also the consequences. Matthew Broderick stars alongside Uzo Aduba and Taylor Kitsch.
Netflix — Aug 10
This sci-fi animated series has received mixed reception, though it could be perfect to watch with your kids, if you are looking for something new.
Based on a popular comic series, this 10-part series centers around Stanford Yu, a teenager who works as a janitor and a special academy that pilots robots. He dreams of being a pilot and finally gets his wish. Unfortunately, he also finds himself up against an alien invasion and must learn to work together with his classmates at the academy to save everyone.
Solar Opposites, Season 4
Hulu — Aug 14
Solar Opposites has a strong following, largely thanks to its association with Rick and Morty co-creators Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan. In season 4, big changes arrive as Roiland departs the show, including introducing Dan Stevens as a replacement for Korvo’s voice. If you’ve never seen it, the show focuses on a family who crash lands on Earth and finds themselves stranded there. If you enjoy animated adult comedies, this one is absolutely worth the watch.
Depp v. Heard
Netflix — Aug 16
Unless you really do your best to avoid popular culture, odds are you are quite aware of the Depp v Heard trial and its drama. Now a new limited documentary series gives us a closer look at the trial that ultimately saw Depp win against his ex-wife, Amber Heard. That said, the main focus isn’t necessarily the trial itself but the massive social media buzz that overshadowed the actual case.
Harlan Coben’s Shelter
Amazon Prime— Aug 17
This eight-part series adapts Coben’s bestselling young adult book series and follows the same general storyline as the first novel. Mickey’s life isn’t exactly an easy one. His dad is said to be dead from a car accident, his mom is in rehab, and he’s now living with his aunt. But there are deeper mysteries to uncover here, including the possibility his dad may not be dead after all.
The Upshaws, Season 4
Netflix — Aug 17
Focused on a working-class Black family in Indiana, this comedy series stars major talents, including Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps. If you’re looking for something fun and relatable, this show is worth a watch and is now back for a fourth season. Considering the third season was nominated for a Primetime Emmy, you can count on the fourth season being a blast.
Star Wars: Ahsoka (2023)
Disney Plus — Aug 22
Set five years after Return of the Jedi, Ashoka finds herself investigating a new threat to the galaxy formed in the wake of the empire’s fall. Ashoka’s appearance on the Mandalorin was very welcomed by Star Wars fans who wanted to learn more about the fate of Anakin’s secret apprentice. This new series gives us an even closer look at the former Jedi knight while exploring new and old threats.
Invasion, Season 2 (2021 – Ongoing)
Apple TV Plus — Aug 23
Invasion returns for a second season! After giving us a look at an alien invasion from the perspective of very different people around the world, the series returns and promises to dive even deeper into the mysterious invaders. We expect the show’s tone to shift a little as the first season focused on the earliest moments of the invasion, while season 2 will finally give us a look at what happened after the dust from the initial invasion settles.
Ragnarok, Season 3 (2020 – Ongoing)
Netflix — Aug 24
Season 3 of Ragnarok has arrived! This Norwegian fantasy drama takes place in the present day in a fictional town called Edda, a place that is essentially ruled by the Jutuls. This powerful family owns massive factories responsible for climate change and other disasters around the town. They also hold a secret, as they are actually four supernatural beings posing as ordinary people. Soon, a teenager named Magne comes to learn their secrets, along with the revelation he himself is the reincarnation of Thor.
Season 3 will challenge the young Thor incarnation in ways as he deals with the allure of absolute power and its ability to corrupt even the most seemingly innocent.
Who is Erin Carter? (2023)
Netflix — Aug 24
A seemingly ordinary substitute teacher living in Barcelona with her daughter turns her life upside down when an armed robber attacks the store while they are shopping. She reacts quickly, killing the man easily. Of course, he also happens to say “It’s you,” right as he dies, leaving a great mystery behind her identity. So who is Erin Carter? You’ll have to watch the limited-run 7-episode series to find the answer.
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon (2023)
AMC Plus — Sep 10
Daryl Dixon’s spin-off series comes to AMC Plus, following the Walking Dead favorite as he washes ashore in France and attempts to find his way home. For those who don’t follow the Walking Dead series, this country is actually where the virus behind the zombie invasion first took hold. France has changed considerably since the fall of civilization, with a new order rising in Paris. Can he find his way home? Will he have the same level of impact as he did on the Commonwealth? The show premiered earlier this September and will consist of six episodes. It has already been renewed for a second season.
Football Must Go On (2023)
Paramount Plus — Sep 12
Looking for a docuseries? Football Must Go On follows Shakhtar Donetsk, a Ukrainian football club as they compete for the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League season. Of course Ukraine continues to find itself plunged into a war against Russia, making this journey all the more potent. This could be a great watch not just for soccer (football) fans, but for those looking for a message of hope during a time that’s so difficult for the people of Ukraine.
The Morning Show, Season 3 (2019 – Ongoing)
Apple TV Plus — Sep 13
Apple TV’s popular streaming series is back, starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. This drama gives us a candid look at the modern workplace and a look at the morning show business in general. If you’ve yet to watch the first two seasons you can find these on Apple TV as well. Whatever you do, don’t just jump into season 3 unless you want to be more than a little lost.
The Other Black Girl (2023)
Hulu — Sep 13
Based and inspired by the bestselling book of the same name, this new series tells the story of Nella Rogers. She’s a young aspiring editor trying to make it in the competitive world of book publishing. As a young black woman in an industry dominated by white people, especially men, this is no easy path. Thankfully she doesn’t have to do it alone, as she soon finds she’s not the only black girl working for the publication.
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I am Groot, Season 2 (2022 – ongoing)
Disney Plus — Sep 6
I am Groot is a series dedicated to animated shorts around baby Groot and the troubles he naturally finds himself in. Now he’s back for a second season and yes, he’s still the adorable baby form and not the older versions of Groot we often see in the films. If you’re looking for something fun and light to watch with the family, look no further.
Selling the OC, Season 2 (2022 – ongoing)
Netflix — Sep 7
Looking for your reality TV fix? Selling the OC returns to Netflix for a second season. The show follows the Oppenheim Group, a real estate firm in Orange County, California. It dives deep into their lives and their business operations giving you a close look at the world of high-powered real estate brokers.
The Changeling (2023)
Apple TV Plus — Sep 7
In short, Changeling is a bit of a modern-day fairy tale, combined with true horror elements. Want more than that? After meeting a strange woman Emma is promised three wishes that will absolutely come true, as long as she doesn’t cut the band tied to her wrist.
Of course, she and her lover Apollo don’t take this too seriously and end up cutting the band eventually. Things then take a dark twist when Emma vanishes. Apollo sets out to find her and in the process discovers a whole new supernatural world he previously knew nothing about.
Tiny Toons Looniversity (2023)
Max — Sep 8
Tiny Toons Adventures were a big part of my childhood. I can still remember the theme song “We’re tiny, we’re toony, we’re all a little looney” and now they are back once more to invade our TVs. This new spin on the Tiny Toons characters sees Babs, Buster, and the rest of the gang as they enroll at the Acme Looniversity.
For those of us who grew up in the 90s and now have kids, this could be a fun way to have a bit of nostalgia while also introducing your kiddos to beloved characters from your past.
Archer, Season 14
Hulu — Aug 30
Sterling Archer is one of the greatest spies alive, and he’ll mince no words telling you this himself. Back for Season 14, dive in again to the world of Archer as it explores the dysfunctional lives of Archer and his friends. In some ways, this show feels like an animated flick where anything goes, but i also plays itself out as a workplace comedy as well.
Netflix — Aug 31
One Piece is a new live-action series based around the popular manga and anime series, One Piece. This adaptation follows Monkey and his pirate crew as they look for a legendary treasure called the One Piece. The treasure is said to be hidden somewhere along the Grand Line, a dangerous route that stretches across the globe. There are eight episodes in this first season, all of which were released at once on August 31, 2023.
Disenchantment, Season 5
Netflix — Sep 1
Disenchantment takes place in the fantasy kingdom of Dreamland and is an adult animated comedy that centers around a rebellious princess who defies your typical fantasy princess expectations. Now the show is back for its fifth and final season. With everyone thinking Bean is dead, she can finally run away and start a new life. Or will she?
Wheel of Time, Season 2
Amazon Prime — Sep 1
Based on the book series by Robert Jordan, Wheel of Time keeps a lot of the source materials’ main plot points but adds a healthy dose of changes. Some of these include pushing forward the character’s ages into more adult-level characters, refocusing the way women are portrayed (they weren’t as positively shown in the books), and a few other adjustments. While the show feels darker and more GoT-like than the actual book series, season 1 was a lot of fun for old and new fans of the series alike. Season 2 will introduce new characters like Elayne Trakand and the strange Seachan race from across the sea.