56 shows on TV and streaming to watch this July

It's a packed month with the Olympics, some premieres, and more so here's the schedule of what to check out on TV for July!
All American: Homecoming -- “Stand Up For Something” -- Image Number: AHC214a_0159r -- Pictured (L _ R): Camille Hyde as Thea Mays, Coco Gauff and Geffri Maya as Simone Hicks -- Photo: Troy Harvey/The CW -- © 2023 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All American: Homecoming -- “Stand Up For Something” -- Image Number: AHC214a_0159r -- Pictured (L _ R): Camille Hyde as Thea Mays, Coco Gauff and Geffri Maya as Simone Hicks -- Photo: Troy Harvey/The CW -- © 2023 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /

July is going to be a bit busier for TV with the Summer Olympic Games kicking off on NBC. However, there’s still plenty to check out on cable, streaming and network TV for some top entertainment! Here’s a look at the shows to check out this month!

Star Trek Prodigy (July 1)

After being unceremoniously dumped by Paramount+, this animated Star Trek series moves to a new home on Netflix. In case you missed it, it’s about a band of troublesome teenagers who stumble on an abandoned Starfleet ship and go on a trip that stumbles onto a dangerous conspiracy.

Season 2 is going to ramp up the action with Kate Mulgrew reprising her role as Kathryn Janeway. With Netflix expanding the show’s scope and upping the stakes, here’s a chance to see what Paramount+ gave up on. 

THOSE ABOUT TO DIE -- Pictured: "Those About to Die" Key Art -- (Photo by: Peacock) /

Those About To Die (July 18)

Peacock is about to revive the old “sword and sandals” genre with this 10-episode series. Anthony Hopkins is the Emperor Vespasian, who oversees the Roman Empire in its glory days from politics to the gladiator arenas. And it’s soon clear that the former is home to bloodier battles than the latter.

A great cast of European actors helps to sell the drama with fantastic action, some steamy hookups, and the promise of some terrific storytelling that could lead to a fantastic summer historical series. 

No Love
All American: Homecoming -- "No Love" -- Image Number: AHC202fg_0014r.jpg -- Pictured: Geffri Maya as Simone Hicks -- Photo: Troy Harvey/The CW -- (C) 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /

All American: Homecoming Season 3 (July 8)

Sadly for fans of The CW spinoff, this is confirmed as the final season for the series. Simone must not only handle a potential injury that can set back her tennis career but also decide whether to be with Damon and Lindo. The rest of the characters have their own various challenges as the show will hopefully be able to wrap up its run in a good way for the fans. 

61st Street Season 2 (July 22)

Canceled by AMC after its first season was already shot, this drama found its way to The CW. Season 2 now becomes a CW exclusive as Franklin Roberts (Courtney B. Vance) defends a black youth unjustly accused of shooting a Chicago cop and fights to find justice for him.

Season 2 flips it around as Roberts now defends a cop who accidentally killed an innocent, unarmed black man. Roberts hopes to use the case to expose police corruption but faces problems from the press to politics to his own family to give this underrated drama more push in its second season. 

Sausage Party: Foodtopia - First Look
Sausage Party: Foodtopia -- Courtesy of Prime Video /

Sausage Party: Foodtopia (July 11)

2016’s Sausage Party was a wild adult animated film where anthropomorphic food discover what happens to them when they leave a grocery store. They thus revolt against humanity. This new sequel series has the foodstuffs building their own society only to be forced to turn to humans for help after a disaster. With Seth Rogen, Kristin Wiig, Michael Cera, and others reprising their movie roles, this is going to make you think twice the next time you make a grocery store run.

Vikings Valhalla. Goran Visnjic as Erik the Red in episode 305 of Vikings Valhalla. Cr. Bernard Walsh/Netflix © 2024 /

Vikings: Valhalla (July 11)

The final season of the hit spinoff picks up seven years after the season 2 finale with Freydis now the undisputed leader of pagan Jomsborg, and Leif and Harald famous for their exploits in Constantinople. They’ll face numerous challenges, not the least of which is the famed Viking Erik the Red (Goran Višnjić) returned from years in exile to take back his throne from his own sons. With a high-powered cast and the promise of even more bloody battles to come, the series is ready to wrap up in a bloody way. 

Cobra Kai. (L to R) Griffin Santopietro as Anthony LaRusso, Mary Mouser as Samantha LaRusso, Xolo Maridueña as Miguel Diaz, William Zabka as Johnny Lawrence, Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso, Nathaniel Oh as Nate, Yuji Okumoto as Chozen Toguchi, Tanner Buchanan as Robby Keene, Peyton List as Tory Nichols in Cobra Kai. Cr. Curtis Bonds Baker/Netflix © 2024 /

Cobra Kai Season 6 (July 18)

After its amazing success, The Karate Kid sequel series is ready to close out in a final year so epic that Netflix is splitting it into three parts. After finally defeating Terry Silver, Johnny, and Daniel are trying to reforge Cobra Kai with the students still divided. They figure a good way to do it is to compete in the Sekai Taiki tournament. 

But old enemy Kreese is forming his own dojo to go against the Cobra Kai team for a sinister goal. Expect the usual teen drama and stunning action to cap off one of the best franchise revivals in modern history. 

Episode 2. Rashida Jones in "Sunny," premiering July 10, 2024 on Apple TV+. /

Sunny (July 10)

Apple TV+ is doing great with their sci-fi dramedies so add this one to the pile. Rashida Jones plays a woman rocked when her husband and child vanish along with their plane. Her husband’s company gives her an android as a coping mechanism with her slowly bonding with it. But the bond leads to the pair discovering a dark conspiracy behind the plane vanishing and the promise of a unique sci-fi tale to show Apple TV+’s great strengths. 

May December, Natalie Portman as Elizabeth Berry. Cr. François Duhamel / Courtesy of Netflix /

Lady in the Lake (July 19)

Academy Award winner Natalie Portman tackles her first regular TV role in this new Apple TV+ series. She plays an aspiring journalist in 1966 Baltimore who’s hiding her secret Jewish heritage. Investigating the death of an activist (Moses Ingram), Portman is soon pulled into a powerful world amid the Civil Rights movement. With Portman’s star power on display along with some great acting, this should be a big one to watch. 

Time Bandits - credit: Apple TV+ /

Time Bandits (July 24)

Terry Gilliam’s 1981 cult classic is now an Apple TV+ show and if anyone can do it justice, it’s Taika Waititi. An 11-year-old youth falls in with a pack of thieves who use a magical map to travel across time and space for robberies. Thankfully, the kid is a history nerd to help the crew out with Lisa Kudrow as their leader. Expect a few surprise stars to pop in amid a crazy mix of action, comedy, and more escapades to be a new take on a beloved comedy.

New shows to watch in July 2024

It's a packed month with the Olympics, some premieres, and more so here's the schedule of what to check out on TV this July!

Monday, July 1

Star Trek: Prodigy (Netflix)

The Wall (NBC, 10/9c)

Tuesday, July 2

Sprint (Netflix)

Hard Knocks: Offseason With the New York Giants (HBO, 9/8c)

Thursday, July 4

Barbecue Showdown (Netflix)

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest (ESPN, 11/10c a.m. )

Friday, July 5

Down in the Valley (Starz, 9/8c)

Sunday, July 7

Shark Week begins (Discovery and other Warner Bros. Discovery outlets)

Midnight: Psi Cops (Adult Swim)

Monday, July 8

The Bachelorette (ABC, 8/7c)

All American: Homecoming (The CW, 9/8c)

Tuesday, July 9

Melissa Etheridge: I’m Not Broken (Paramount+)

Sasha Reid and the Midnight Order (Freeform)

Celebrity Family Feud (ABC, 9/8c)

Wednesday, July 10

Sunny (Apple TV+, two episodes)

Receiver (Netflix)

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (ABC, 8/7c)

Claim to Fame (ABC), Million Dollar Listing (Bravo, 9/8c)

Thursday, July 11

Sausage Party: Foodtopia (Prime Video, all episodes)

Mastermind: To Think Like a Killer (Hulu)

Vikings: Valhalla (Netflix, final season)

2024 ESPY Awards (ABC, 8/7c)

The Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo, 9/8c)

Friday, July 12

Exploding Kittens (Netflix)

Me (Apple TV+)

The Serpent Queen (Starz, 8/7c)

Saturday, July 13

Kids Choice Awards (Nickelodeon)

Mammals (BBC America/AMC+, 8/7c)

Sunday, July 14

Emperor of Ocean Park (MGM+)

Tulsa King (CBS, network premiere, 8/7c)

Monday, July 15

Hit-Monkey (Hulu)

All American (The CW, finale, 8/7c)

Tuesday, July 16

Homicide: Los Angeles (Netflix)

Celebrity Family Feud (ABC, regular time, 8/7c)

Judge Steve Harvey (ABC, 9/8c)

Wednesday, July 17

UnPrisoned (Hulu, all episodes)

Simone Biles Rising (Netflix)

Big Brother (CBS)

The Ark (Syfy, 10/9c)

Thursday, July 18

Those About to Die (Peacock, all episodes)

Cobra Kai (Netflix)

Press Your Luck (ABC, 8/7c)

Lucky 13 (ABC, 9/8c)

Friday, July 19

Lady in the Lake (Apple TV+, two episodes)

Betty la Fea: The Story Continues (Prime Video)

Omnivore (Apple TV+)

Sunday, July 21

Snowpiercer (AMC/AMC+, 9/8c)

Monday, July 22

All American: Homecoming (The CW, regular time, 8/7c)

61st Street (The CW, 9/8c)

Tuesday, July 23

Dress My Tour (Hulu, all episodes)

Wednesday, July 24

Time Bandits (Apple TV+)

Wayne Brady: The Family Remix (Freeform, 10/9c)

Thursday, July 25

The Decameron (Netflix)

Friday, July 26

Olympics Opening Ceremony (NBC/Peacock)

Elite (Netflix)

Monday, July 29

Futurama (Hulu)

Next. 10 shows to watch if you miss Friends. 10 shows to watch if you miss Friends. dark