Remember when summer TV was all about reruns? With streaming giants like Netflix, Apple TV+ and Max in the mix, those doldrums are a thing of the past. Along with backyard cookouts and beach days, mark your calendar for these 18 shows, from a new season of Only Murders in the Building to a new Justified spin-off to an Arnold Schwarzenegger docuseries.
Searching for Soul Food (Hulu, June 2)
Chef Alisa Reynolds explores the origins of soul food from Mississippi to South Africa, Peru and Jamaica. Pass the corn bread!
Arnold (Netflix, June 7)
Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, 75, is back in a docuseries about his unlikely life; he also has a new fictional TV series on Netflix — his first — FUBAR.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Season 16 (FX, June 7)
TV’s longest-running nonanimated sitcom returns after 18 months. The barhops appear to be older but no wiser, and Frank (Danny DeVito, 78) seems as irascible as ever.
Based on a True Story (Peacock, June 8)
A real estate agent (Kaley Cuoco), a washed-up tennis star (Chris Messina) and a plumber collide in a comedy satirizing America’s obsession with true crime.
The Full Monty (FX and Hulu, June 14)
Simon Beaufoy, writer of the new series sequel and the original 1997 film about unemployed British steelworkers turned strippers, says it’s about “how 25 years, seven prime ministers and 100 broken political promises have affected their lives." Stars Robert Carlyle, 62, Tom Wilkinson, 75, and Mark Addy, 58, return.
Secret Invasion (Disney+, June 21)
Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson, 74) fights to save humanity from an invasion of alien Skrulls in this new miniseries from Disney. The splashy cast includes Olivia Colman, Ben Mendelsohn, Don Cheadle, 58, Martin Freeman, 51, and Emilia Clarke.
Our Planet II (Netflix, June 14)
David Attenborough, 97, hosts a four-part series about how and why animals migrate, from Africa to the Arctic. It follows on the first Our Planet (2019), which Netflix says was watched by more than 100 million households.
The Righteous Gemstones, Season 3 (HBO, June 18)
Like the Succession clan, these rather unrighteous, squabbling televangelist siblings (Danny McBride, Adam DeVine, Edi Patterson) take control of the empire of their dad (John Goodman, 70).
The Walking Dead: Dead City (AMC, June 18)
The fourth Walking Dead spin-off show is the first sequel, set two years after the original series, in postapocalyptic Manhattan.