The following list provides the summer shows that are returning for their new season, the new summer shows that will be debuting and made-for-TV movies that will all air during July:
July 1 – The Masterpiece Mystery film Wallander: An Event in Autumn will debut on PBS at 9 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: A disturbed young woman falls from a ferry. Wallander (Kenneth Branagh) suspects suicide until the body of another female turns up in his garden.
July 8 – The Masterpiece Mystery film Wallander: The Dogs of Riga will debut on PBS at 9 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Murdered drug-runners from Latvia turn up in a boat in Swedish waters, sending Wallander (Kenneth Branagh) to Riga to probe a series of torture killings.
July 9 – The Closer will be back on TNT at 9 PM to start its final season and the new show Perception will debut at 10 PM
Show Synopsis: Dr. Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack), a talented but eccentric neuroscientist, is enlisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to assist in solving some of its most complex cases. Dr. Pierce works closely with Special Agent Kate Moretti (Rachael Leigh Cook), a former student who recruited him to work with the Bureau. Also on the team are Max Lewicki (Arjay Smith), Dr. Pierce’s teaching assistant and Natalie Vincent (Kelly Rowan), his best friend.
July 10 – White Collar and Covert Affairs are back for new season on USA Network at 9 and 10 PM respectively
July 11 – Damages will be back for its final season on DirecTV at 9 PM
July 14 – The Syfy movie True Bloodthirst will debut at 9 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Andrew Lee Potts (Primeval) and Neil Jackson (Make It or Break It) star in this film that is set in a not-too-distant future in which a synthetic blood substitute, dispensed by the Romanian government, allows humans and vampires to potentially co-exist.
July 15 – The Masterpiece Mystery film Wallander: Before the Frost will debut on PBS at 9 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: A religious cult bent on violent retribution brings Wallander (Kenneth Branagh) together with his estranged daughter Linda.
July 15 – Leverage will begin its fifth season on TNT at 8 PM
July 15 – Breaking Bad will be back for the start of its final season on AMC at 10 PM
July 15 – The six-episode mini-series Political Animals will start on USA Network at 10 PM
Show Synopsis: Elaine Barrish (Sigourney Weaver), a former First Lady and current Secretary of State, finds herself recently divorced, and must deal with State Department issues while trying to keep her family together. The cast includes Carla Gugino, Ciaran Hinds, James Wolk, Sebastian Stan, Ellen Burstyn and Brittany Ishibashi. Adrian Pasdar and Dylan Baker will have recurring roles.
July 16 – The series finale of Eureka will air on Syfy at 9 PM
July 17 – The second season of The L.A. Complex will premiere on The CW at 9 PM
July 19 – The U.K. hit series Misfits will have its American debut on Logo at 10 PM
Show Synopsis: When a group of law-breaking twentysomethings are suddenly vested with supernatural powers during a freak electrical storm, their already out-of-control lives are plunged into even deeper chaos. The rough and rebellious clan includes characters Nathan Young (Robert Sheehan), Simon Bellamy (Iwan Rheon), Curtis Donovan (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett), Kelly Bailey (Lauren Socha), and Alisha Bailey (Antonia Thomas).
July 20 – Lost Girl will move to this new night on Syfy at 10 PM
July 21 – The Lifetime original movie An Officer and a Murderer will debut at 8 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Gary Cole (Chuck), Laura Harris (Defying Gravity) and Rossif Sutherland (King) will star in this “based on a true story” about a powerful and respected military officer who committed numerous brutal crimes and was eventually brought down by a tenacious small town police detective.
July 21 – The Hallmark Channel movie How To Fall In Love will debut at 9 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Harold White (Eric Mabius) an accountant, who never quite grew out of his awkward teenage years, hires Annie Hayes (Brooke D’Orsay), the pretty and popular girl he knew in high school, to be his dating coach and help him shed his wallflower approach to romance. Annie even enlists her friend Kim (Kathy Najimy), a waitress at a local diner, to be Harold’s practice date. Thanks to Annie, Harold comes out of his shell and wins over a new love interest with the help of their shared passion for classic love songs. Meanwhile, his dating lessons with his teenage crush reawaken old feelings. But when sparks unexpectedly fly between “student” and “teacher,” both Harold and Annie must learn how to make up for past mistakes if they’re going to hold onto true love.
July 21 – Raising Izzie is a brand new movie on GMC that will debut at 7 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: This film tells the story of two young orphaned sisters and the caring teacher who changes their lives forever. When their mother passes away leaving them without an adult guardian, sisters Izzie (Kyla Kenedy) and Gertie Nash (Victoria Staley) are forced to grow up fast. For a year, the girls are able to hide their predicament from their neighbors, their landlord and even their teachers; but when Tonya Freeman (Vanessa Williams), Gertie’s new teacher, becomes suspicious, the girls have to come up with a new plan to protect their secret. The cast includes Rockmond Dunbar.
July 22 – The Masterpiece Mystery movie Endeavour will debut on PBS at 9 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: This is the back story to famed detective Inspector Morse with Shaun Evans playing Endeavour Morse, the rookie constable who plans to resign until a murder occurs that only he can solve.
July 23 – Warehouse 13 and Alphas will be back for new season on Syfy at 9 and 10 PM respectively
July 28 – The Syfy movie The Philadelphia Experiment will debut at 9 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: A secret government research project that tries to revive the World War II ‘Philadelphia Experiment,’ which was an attempt to create a cloaking device to render warships invisible stars Nicholas Lea, Michael Pare, Ryan Robbins, Gina Holden, Emilie Ullerup and Malcolm McDowell.
July 31 – The season finale of Jane By Design will air at 9 PM on ABC Family
Mark your calendars!