Summer 2023 TV Premieres: Release Dates for New and Returning Series

A man sits in a boiler room in a white t-shirt in the trailer for The Bear Season 2, which premieres in summer 2023
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Long gone are the days when TV in the summer meant a mish-mash of reruns shown in no particular order. We’ve got a pretty full slate of new shows and seasons set to premiere in the summer of 2023, and I couldn’t be more excited.

“Go outside!” they’ll say. But I would prefer not to. It’s going to be uncomfortably hot out there. Better to stay in the cool air and watch The Crowded Room, and the new seasons of The Righteous Gemstones, Black Mirror, and The Bear.

We’ve got new Star Trek, new Walking Dead… new Futurama! There’s really something for everyone to watch on TV this summer. And you can read about it, too!

As always, this list is composed based on the collective taste of the TV Obsessive staff. We try to sift through other, bigger lists and call attention to what catches our eyes. If there’s an upcoming show you’re excited about that didn’t make the list, please feel free to mention it in the comments!

So, without further ado, here are the TV premieres on our radar for the summer of 2023. (And, yes, I know, early June is not technically summer—don’t be boring).

June 4: The Idol, HBO

The content of this show, from Sam Levinson & The Weeknd, seems like it may be, as the kids say, problematic. And the production of The Idol definitely seems to have been problematic.

I’m not telling you to watch it, but if you want to, The Idol premieres on HBO on June 4, 2023

June 4: The Lazarus Project, TNT

The Lazarus Project aired in the UK last year, to generally favorable reviews. Its premise seems to involve some kind of time loop weirdness and some kind of apocalyptic threat, which seems intriguing. If you’re a fan of sci-fi, you may want to check this one out as it premieres on June 4, 2023 on TNT.

June 7: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 16, FXX

Season 16! If you’re not a fan of It’s Always Sunny already, I suppose it’s never too late to check it out. If you are a fan, mark your calendars for June 7, 2023.

June 8: Based on a True Story, Peacock

The premise of Based on a True Story doesn’t exactly feel original at this point: true crime junkies get involved in investigating a crime/start a podcast and get in over their heads. This one features Kaley Cuoco and Chris Messina and was created by Craig Rosenberg, who’s previously written on The Boys and Preacher, among other things.

So, it should be fun!

Based on a True Story premieres on Peacock on June 8, 2023

June 9: The Crowded Room, Apple TV+

This one features Tom Holland and Amanda Seyfried, with the creator credit going to Akiva Goldsman. Inspired by the 1981 non-fiction novel The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes, The Crowded Room promises to be a gripping psychological thriller that I’m sure will be well produced and well acted. Jason Isaacs is also in it!

The Crowded Room premieres on June 9, 2023 on Apple TV+

June 14: The Full Monty, FX on Hulu

Believe it or not, this isn’t a reboot of the 1997 film of the same name; it’s a sequel! The original cast is back, so if you’ve ever watched The Full Monty and wondered what these guys would be up to 25 years later, your dream is about to come true.

The Full Monty premieres on FX on Hulu on June 14, 2023

June 15: Black Mirror Season 6, Netflix

Black Mirror Season 6 has been announced to release on June 15. Check back for in-depth analysis of the Season 6 episodes once they’re out, and in the meantime feel free to go back and read our coverage of each and every episode to this point.

A red haired man sits in a room surrounded by virtual avatars in Black Mirror Fifteen Million Merits

June 15: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 2, Paramount+

It’s time for the second season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, premiering on Paramount+ on June 15, 2023

June 18: The Righteous Gemstones Season 3, HBO

If you haven’t watched The Righteous Gemstones yet, now is as good a time as any to catch up before the new season. This show has a lot of heart. It’s really better than I thought it would be, even though I expected it to be good. Seriously, go watch it.

The Righteous Gemstones Season 3 premieres on June 18, 2023 on HBO

Baby Billy sits at a table wearing a suit
Photograph by Ryan Green/ HBO

June 18: The Walking Dead: Dead City Season 1, AMC

If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead, you may want to check out the spinoff series, The Walking Dead: Dead City, which premieres on AMC/AMC+ on June 18, 2023.

June 22: The Bear Season 2, FX on Hulu

Are you ready for more of the high-tension, fast-talking, Chicago-style restaurant hit show that was the surprise breakout of 2022? Yes, Chef!

Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, and Ayo Edebiri all return to highlight a fantastic cast of abrasive diner employees who worked at the famous “The Original Beef of Chicagoland” before closing its doors at the end of Season 1. Judging by the trailer, this season appears to follow the crew as they attempt to open a new Chicago restaurant in less than six months.

After Season 1 featured fantastic cameos from Jon Bernthal, Joel McHale, and Molly Ringwald, The Bear doubled down by announcing Bob Odenkirk would play a guest role in Season 2.

All 10 episodes of The Bear Season 2 drop on June 22, 2023 on Hulu.

June 21: Secret Invasion, Disney+

The first series in Phase Five of the MCU, Secret Invasion promises us thrilling action centered around Nick Fury and, you guessed it… a secret invasion. But, seriously, the cast in this one is great and if you’re a fan of the MCU you won’t want to miss it when it premieres on Disney+ on June 21, 2023.

June 23: I’m a Virgo, Prime Video

I’m a Virgo is billed as an absurdist comedy, created by Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You). It stars Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight, When They See Us) and has a cast that includes Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, and Walton Goggins. It’s apparently about a 13-foot-tall 19-year-old Black man who’s been sheltered from the world by his aunts until he’s accidentally discovered by teenage political activists, and… I don’t know what else to tell you, I am in.

All seven episodes of I’m a Virgo Season 1 premiere on Prime Video on June 23, 2023

June 28: Hijack, Apple TV+

It’s a British thriller starring Idris Elba and Archie Panjabi! Sounds like a good time.

Hijack premieres on June 28, 2023 on Apple TV+


June 29/July 27: The Witcher Season 3, Netflix

The third season of The Witcher is being released on Netflix in two parts. Look out for Part 1 on June 29, to be followed by Part 2 on July 27

July 7: The Horror of Dolores Roach, Prime Video

Based on the Gimlet podcast of the same name, The Horror of Dolores Roach comes to Prime Video on July 7, 2023

July 12: The Afterparty Season 2, Apple TV+

Originally announced for earlier in the year, Season 2 of The Afterparty is now set to premiere on Apple TV+ on July 12, 2023

July 13: What We Do in the Shadows Season 5, FX


What We Do in the Shadows Season 5 premieres on FX on July 13, 2023

July 14: Foundation Season 2, Apple TV+

Based on the work of Isaac Asimov, Season 1 of Foundation took some liberties with the source material. That’s OK!

Lee Pace is great in this show, and so is everyone else. If you missed Season 1, be sure to catch up before Season 2 premieres on Apple TV+ on July 14, 2023

Foundation S1E7 - Brother Day looks smug, desert in the blurry background behind him
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July 18: Justified: City Primeval, FX

Raylan Givens will be back on our screens for Justified: City Primeval this summer. That’s exciting! Try not to be too disappointed that Walton Goggins isn’t in this one.

Justified: City Primeval premieres on FX on July 18, 2023

July 21: Minx Season 2, Starz

Reports of the death of Minx were apparently exaggerated, as the show finds a second season despite a hostile world. Now on Starz, Minx Season 2 premieres on July 21, 2023

July 24: Futurama Season 11, Hulu

On the one hand, Futurama’s most recent stint provided a really good ending to the series. On the other hand, Futurama is perhaps the best animated series to have ever been made, so…

Good news, everyone!

Futurama Season 11 premieres on Hulu on July 24, 2023

Professor Farnsworth shows the Planet Express crew how the time button works using Zoidberg as his example as the crew watches on from inside the time shelter

July 27: Twisted Metal, Peacock

Based on the videogame of the same name, I’m not sure that’s the reason to be excited about the upcoming Twisted Metal show on Peacock so much as its cast. This one’s set to feature Anthony Mackie and Stephanie Beatriz, along with some other notable names. Should be fun.

Twisted Metal premieres on Peacock on July 27, 2023

July 28: Good Omens Season 2, Prime Video

To be honest, I wasn’t sure Good Omens needed a second season. But I’m not complaining!

Good Omens Season 2 premieres on Prime Video on July 28, 2023

Michael Sheen and David Tennant as Aziraphale and Crowley in Good Omens

TV Premieres in August 2023

August 2: Reservation Dogs Season 3, FX on Hulu

August 3: Heartstopper Season 2, Netflix

August 6: Winning Time Season 2, HBO

August 8: Only Murders in the Building Season 3, Hulu

August 30: Archer Season 14, FX

Summer 2023 TV Premieres Release Date TBA

Ahsoka, Disney+

Quarterback, Netflix

Star Trek: Lower Decks, Paramount+

Fall 2023 TV Premieres with Release Dates

September 1: The Wheel of Time Season 2, Prime Video

October 6: Loki Season 2, Disney+

November 2023: Doctor Who specials, BBC One

November 29: Echo, Disney+

TV Premieres Purportedly Sometime in 2023

True Detective: Night Country, HBO

Orphan Black: Echoes, AMC+

The PenguinHBO Max

The Three-Body Problem, Netflix

Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, Netflix

Magic: The Gathering, Netflix

Frasier, Paramount+

Retreat, FX

Metropolis, Apple TV+

Invincible Season 2, Prime Video

Star Trek: Discovery Season 5, Paramount+

Star Trek: Prodigy Season 2, Paramount+

Big Mouth Season 7, Netflix

The Crown Season 6, Netflix

Sex Education Season 4, Netflix

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