July TV Calendar
The following list provides the dates of the major and cable network dramas that are either debuting, returning or ending for the TV season, made-for-TV movies, streaming series and more that will air during July:
July 9 – The two-hour third season summer finale of Fear the Walking Dead will air at 9 PM on AMC
July 10 – The new period piece drama Will debuts at 9 PM on TNT
Show Synopsis: Young William Shakespeare (newcomer Laurie Davidson) has just arrived onto the punk-rock theatre scene in 16th century London. It is in this seductive, violent world that his raw talent faces rioting audiences, religious fanatics and raucous sideshows. The cast includes Mattias Inwood (The Shannara Chronicles), Jamie Campbell Bower (The Twilight Saga and Camelot) and Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine).
July 11 – The season premiere of The Fosters followed by the two-hour debut of the new series The Bold Type will air on Freeform at 8 and 9 PM respectively
Show Synopsis (The Bold Type): The series reveals a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for the global women’s magazine, “Scarlet.” The rising generation of Scarlet women lean on one another as they find their own voices in a sea of intimidating leaders. The cast includes Aisha Dee (Chasing Life and Sweet/Vicious), Katie Stevens (Faking It), Meghann Fahy (One Life to Live), Sam Page (Switched at Birth), Matt Ward (the Canadian medical series Remedy) and Melora Hardin (Transparent).
July 12 – The new CBS drama Salvation will debut at 9 PM
Show Synopsis: 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. The cast includes Ian Anthony Dale (Hawaii Five-0 and Murder in the First).
July 12 – Suits will air its seventh season premiere on the USA Network at 9 PM
July 13 – The new series Hooten & The Lady will debut on The CW at 9 PM
Show Synopsis: This new 8-hour series 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.
July 14 – The new Netflix movie To the Bone will debut online today
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Box office star Lily Collins stars as a young anorexic woman who seeks unconventional treatment. The film also stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston (True Blood), Kathryn Prescott (Finding Carter), Brooke Smith (Grey’s Anatomy), Ciara Bravo (Red Band Society) and Lili Taylor (Almost Human).
July 15 – The Christmas in July Hallmark Channel movie The Christmas Cure will debut at 9 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: 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. The film stars Brooke Nevin (Breakout Kings and Scorpion), Steve Byers (Reign and The Man in the High Castle) and Patrick Duffy (Dallas).
July 16 – The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original movie Home for Christmas Day will debut at 9 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Jane Evans (Catherine Bell from Good Witch and Army Wives) is a single mother dead set on protecting her teenage daughter Betsy from the harsh realities of life. When Betsy falls in love with an enlisted man, Jane tries her best to steer Betsy away from heartache. Little does Jane realize she and her daughter are about to learn important lessons of the heart and that taking chances can sometimes lead to the most extraordinary happy endings. The film will also star Victor Webster (Continuum) and Matreya Fedor (Cedar Cove).
July 16 – Game of Thrones will air its 7th season premiere on HBO at 9 PM
July 16 – The FX thriller The Strain will air its season premiere at 10 PM
July 17 – The season finale of the ABC period piece drama Still Star-Crossed will air at 10:01 PM
July 18 – The 4th season summer premiere of Being Mary Jane will air on BET at 10 PM
July 18 – Shooter will air its second season premiere on the USA Network at 10 PM
July 21 – The new streaming series Ozark will debut on Netflix today
Show Synopsis: The 10-episode series revolves around financial planner Marty (Jason Bateman from Arrested Development) and Wendy Bird (Laura Linney from The Big C) and their family’s sudden relocation from the suburbs of Chicago to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks when his dealing with a drug cartel go awry.
July 21 – The new movie Descendants 2 will be simulcast on Lifetime, Disney, Freeform and ABC at 8 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: When the pressure to be royally perfect gets to be too much for Mal (Dove Cameron from Liv and Maddie), she returns to the Isle of the Lost. She discovers that her archenemy Uma (China Anne McClain from A.N.T. Farm and House of Payne), the daughter of Ursula, has taken over as queen, and that her gang is finalizing plans to bring down the barrier. Also reprising their roles from the first movie is Cameron Boyce (Jessie), Sofia Carson (the made-for-TV movie Adventures in Babysitting), Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga) and Mitchell Hope.
July 23 – The Lifetime original movie Story of a Girl will debut at 8 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: When a sex video of 13-year-old Deanna (Ryann Shane from Lights Out and Banshee) and Tommy (Tyler Johnson from Supernatural and The Killing) goes viral, her life of carefree innocence is changed forever. Three years later, Deanna is still dealing with the fallout of the video, including being branded the school slut. Ready to move on, Deanna longs to escape a life defined by the mistakes of her past. Kevin Bacon (Footloose) and his daughter Sosie Bacon also star while his wife Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) makes her directorial debut.
July 24 – The new ABC drama Somewhere Between will debut at 10:01 PM
Show Synopsis: Paula Patton (Warcraft) stars as Laura Price, a superstar news producer in San Francisco, who is a fiercely loving mom, but she isn’t crazy: Laura knows her 8-year-old daughter is going to be murdered. She doesn’t know who the murderer is, or why she’s killed, but she knows exactly when it will happen, where, and how. Despite this, all of her attempts to keep her daughter safe fail, and Serena’s fixed, unmovable, terrifying fate keeps her directly in the path of her killer. The cast includes JR Bourne (Teen Wolf), Devon Sawa (Nikita) and Samantha Ferris (Supernatural).
July 24 – Midnight, Texas is the new NBC drama that will debut at 10 PM
Show Synopsis: 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, surrounding himself with both human and supernatural allies. The cast includes Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black), Parisa Fitz-Henley (Luke Cage), Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries), Jason Lewis (Sex and the City), Peter Mensah (True Blood and Sleepy Hollow), Sarah Ramos, (Parenthood) and Yul Vazquez (Captain Phillips).
July 28 – The Amazon streaming series The Last Tycoon will debut online today
Show Synopsis: 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. The cast also includes Lily Collins (The Blind Side and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), Rosemarie DeWitt (La La Land), Dominique McElligott (House of Cards). Inspired by the life of legendary film mogul Irving Thalberg from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last work.
July 30 – The third season finale of the PBS mini-series Grantchester will air at 9 PM
July 30 – The final 10 episodes of Teen Wolf will get underway on MTV at 8 PM
Mark your calendars!