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July TV Is Here

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Summer programming is in full force with plenty of new shows premiering next month as well as the return of a number of dramas not to mention more made-for-TV movies.

The following are the programming options airing in July for which I am anticipating the most:

WELCOME BACK

The following dramas will be returning for the start of their new seasons:

The Fosters on Freeform on July 11 at 8 PM
Suits on the USA Network on July 12 at 9 PM
Game of Thrones on HBO on July 16 at 9 PM
Shooter on the USA Network on July 18 at 10 PM

INTRODUCING

Among the new dramas set to debut next month are the following:

Salvation will debut on CBS drama on July 12 at 9 PM. The series centers on tech superstar Darius Tanz (Santiago Cabrera from Heroes and The Musketeers) and MIT grad student Liam Cole (Charlie Rowe from Red Band Society), who bring Pentagon official Grace Barrows (Jennifer Finnigan from Tyrant) a staggering discovery – that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth.

Hooten & The Lady will debut on The CW on July 13 at 9 PM. This show tells the story of two globetrotting treasure hunters who set out to recover priceless legendary artifacts. Hooten (Michael Landes from Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) is a smooth-talking, yet foolhardy, lone wolf, who often finds himself in sticky situations. Lady Alexandra (Ophelia Lovibond from Elementary) is an aristocrat and British Museum curator who, despite being straight-laced, is eager to follow in the footsteps of history’s great archaeologists and venture to uncharted lands.

Midnight, Texas will debut on NBC on July 24 at 10 PM. Based on the best-selling book series by Charlaine Harris (the women behind the books that inspired True Blood) the series stars François Arnaud (The Borgias and Blindspot) as Manfred, a charming, powerful psychic who can communicate with spirits and finds safety in Midnight, Texas where he surrounds himself with both human and supernatural allies.

The Amazon streaming series The Last Tycoon will debut online on July 28. The series follows Hollywood’s Golden Boy, Monroe Stahr (Matt Bomer from White Collar) as he battles father figure and boss, Pat Brady (Kelsey Grammer from Frasier and Boss) for the soul of their studio in the 1930’s.

TAKE ME TO THE MOVIES

The following made-for-TV movies will premiere in July:

It’s Christmas in July when the Hallmark Channel movie The Christmas Cure debuts on July 15 at 9 PM, starring Brooke Nevin (Breakout Kings and Scorpion), Steve Byers (Reign and The Man in the High Castle) and Patrick Duffy (Dallas). An emergency room doctor returns home for Christmas after many years to find that her father has decided to retire. After reuniting with her high school sweetheart and spending an emotional Christmas with her family, she must decide if she will stay in her hometown and takeover her father’s practice.

Love at the Shore will debut on the Hallmark Channel on July 29 at 9 PM, starring Amanda Righetti (Colony and The Mentalist) and Peter Porte (Baby Daddy and The Young and the Restless). Author Jenna Thompson, a mother of two young children, who is on a deadline for her next book, is routinely interrupted by her surfer neighbor Lucas McKinnon, as they share an adjoing duplex during summer vacation.

NOTE: This Hallmark Channel movie has been moved to August 5.

Please check out the full July TV calendar when it goes live tomorrow morning.

Using her favorite online handle, Rueben is an East Coast-bred gal who is now a permanent Californian and a lifelong tv-oholic. She watches at least 25 TV shows a week, goes to the movies as often as possible, listens to music every waking moment, reads every day and “plays” on the internet every chance she can. Some of her current favorite TV shows are Outlander, Arrow, Grimm, The Blacklist, Teen Wolf, Killjoys, Dark Matter, The Shannara Chronicles, Good Witch, When Calls the Heart, The 100, Switched at Birth, Jane the Virgin, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash and The Fosters (among others). Follow her at @ruebenrambling or contact her at rueben@nicegirlstv.com.

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