IMDb Picks: August TV Premieres

by IMDb-Editors | created - 19 Jul 2016 | updated - 05 Aug 2016 | Public

Many TV networks take a break from original programming during the Summer Games. That's why there is a relatively small number of series premiering this month. However, there are still enough scripted and reality series debuts to satisfy viewers looking for an alternative to sports. — Sara Bibel

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1. Running Wild with Bear Grylls (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Reality-TV

Bear Grylls, British adventurer, takes A-list celebrities on wild outdoor adventures, pushing them beyond their comfort zone.

Stars: Bear Grylls, Channing Tatum, Tom Arnold, Zac Efron

Votes: 2,289

"Running Wild With Bear Grylls" premieres Monday, Aug. 1, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

2. Fameless (2015– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Reality-TV

Everybody wants their 15 minutes of "Fame". So instead they get pranked and become "Fameless".

Stars: David Storrs, Damon Zwicker, Ryan Stout, Jeff Lewis

Votes: 260

"Fameless" premieres Monday, Aug. 1, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on truTV.

3. Comedy Knockout (2016– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

Up and coming comics compete in a race to the bottom.

Stars: Damien Lemon, Mo Mandel, Yamaneika Saunders, Jade Catta-Preta

Votes: 378

"Comedy Knockout" premieres Monday, Aug. 1, at 11 p.m. ET/PT on truTV.

4. Bachelor in Paradise (2014– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Reality-TV, Romance

Contestants from the Bachelor and Bachelorette from previous seasons have another chance to fall in love in Bachelor in Paradise with other previous contestants.

Stars: Chris Harrison, Wells Adams, Carly Waddell, Jorge

Votes: 1,365

"Bachelor in Paradise" premieres Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 11 p.m. ET/PT on truTV.

5. Beat Bugs (2016–2018)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Beat Bugs is an animated series, revolving around the lives and adventures of five charming and funny child-like bugs who live in an overgrown American-style backyard.

Stars: Charles Demers, Rebecca Husain, Lili Beaudoin, Ashleigh Ball

Votes: 472

"Beat Bugs" premieres Wednesday, Aug. 3, on Netflix. The entire first season will be available to stream.

6. Wild 'N Out (2005– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

Watch as Nick Cannon and a new A-list celebrity lead a team of improv comedians each week as they compete against each other in the new show: Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'N Out.

Stars: Nick Cannon, DJ D-Wrek, Chico Bean, Emmanuel Hudson

Votes: 1,975

"Wild 'N Out" premieres Thursday, Aug. 4, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

7. The Eric Andre Show (2012– )

TV-MA | 11 min | Comedy

Eric Andre tries to host a talk show in a bizarre environment, where he is sometimes the player of pranks and sometimes the victim.

Stars: Eric André, Hannibal Buress, Robert Smith, Tom Ato

Votes: 13,170

"The Eric Andre Show" premieres Friday, Aug. 5, at 12 a.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim.

8. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)

TV-PG | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.

Stars: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman, Rebecca Front

Votes: 10,636

"Inspector Lewis" premieres Sunday, Aug. 7, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on PBS.

9. Bar Rescue (2011– )

TV-PG | 41 min | Reality-TV

Jon Taffer, a bar/nightclub consultant, and his team of experts offer their expertise, helping real bar owners "rescue" their failing establishments by overcoming challenges and possibly saving them from closing.

Stars: Jon Taffer, P.J. King, Mia Mastroianni, Russell Davis

Votes: 2,623

"Bar Rescue" premieres Sunday, Aug. 7, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Spike.

10. Hollywood Medium (2016– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Reality-TV

Hollywood Medium, Tyler Henry, meets with celebrities and shares messages from their departed loved ones.

Stars: Tyler Henry, Charlie Travers, Khloé Kardashian, Nicole Polizzi

Votes: 420

"Hollywood Medium" premieres Sunday, Aug. 7, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on E!

11. Hard Knocks (2001– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Documentary, Reality-TV, Sport

Hard Knocks is a reality sports documentary produced by the NFL and HBO. Each season the show follows an NFL team during training camp in preparation for the upcoming season.

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Vontaze Burfict, Todd Heap, Jared Goff

Votes: 1,732

"Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Los Angeles Rams" premieres Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

12. The Get Down (2016–2017)

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, Music, Musical

A ragtag group of teenagers run wild in the streets of the Bronx in the late 1970s.

Stars: Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Herizen F. Guardiola, Skylan Brooks

Votes: 20,939

"The Get Down" premieres Friday, Aug. 12, on Netflix. The entire first season will be available to stream.

13. Chesapeake Shores (2016– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Drama, Family

A young woman returns to her hometown to help save her sister's failing inn, where she contends with memories and faces from her past.

Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Barbara Niven, Laci J Mailey

Votes: 4,668

"Chesapeake Shores" premieres Sunday, Aug. 14, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark.

14. 60 Days In (2016– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Reality-TV

"60 Days In" offers an unprecedented look at life behind bars at Indiana's Clark County Jail. Seven ordinary people volunteer to live among its general population for 60 days, without fellow inmates or staff knowing their secret.

Stars: Dion Shepherd Jr., Zachary Holland Baker, Monalisa Johnson, Tami Ferraiuolo

Votes: 2,071

"60 Days In" premieres Thursday, Aug. 18, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.

15. Superstore (2015– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

A look at the lives of employees at a big box store.

Stars: Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos

Votes: 21,667

"Superstore" premieres Friday, Aug. 19, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. After this post-Olympics special telecast, the show will return on Sept. 22.

16. Fear the Walking Dead (2015– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A Walking Dead spin-off, set in Los Angeles, following two families who must band together to survive the undead apocalypse.

Stars: Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Cliff Curtis, Rubén Blades

Votes: 111,748

"Fear the Walking Dead" premieres Sunday, Aug. 21, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.

17. The Voice (2011– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

Four famous musicians search for the best voices in America and will mentor these singers to become artists. America will decide which singer will be worthy of the grand prize.

Stars: Blake Shelton, Carson Daly, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera

Votes: 11,514

"The Voice" premieres Sunday, Aug. 21, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. After this special post-Olympics episode, the show will return on September 19.

18. Food Network Star (2005– )

TV-G | 60 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

A food network contest to find a well rounded great chef with a unique point of view and hosting type of personality to host their own show!

Stars: Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson

Votes: 1,122

"Food Network Star Kids" premieres Monday, Aug. 22, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network.

19. Too Close to Home (2016–2017)

60 min | Drama

A young woman is forced to return to her trailer-park beginnings after her political career is derailed by a sex scandal.

Stars: Danielle Savre, Kelly Sullivan, Brooke Anne Smith, Brock O'Hurn

Votes: 945

"Too Close to Home" premieres Monday, Aug. 22, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on TLC.

20. Cake Boss (2009– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Reality-TV

The staff of Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey, led by Buddy Valastro, shows how it prepares elaborate themed cakes for various occasions. Each episode typically features the ... See full summary »

Stars: Buddy Valastro, Mauro Castano, Danny Dragone, Joey Faugno

Votes: 2,992

"Cake Boss" premieres Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on TLC.

21. Adam Ruins Everything (2015– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, History

Iconoclastic Adam Conover from CollegeHumor turns life as we know it on its ear by showing us how unnecessary, and sometimes horrible, things we think we know to be real and true really are.

Stars: Adam Conover, Adam Lustick, Emily Axford, Amos Vernon

Votes: 6,192

"Adam Ruins Everything" premieres Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TruTV.

22. Halt and Catch Fire (2014–2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Follows some players in the 80s technological revolution that lead to information society.

Stars: Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis, Kerry Bishé

Votes: 28,265

"Halt and Catch Fire" premieres Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.

23. Forged in Fire (2015– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

Four custom knife makers compete to make the best usable knife through a series of challenges.

Stars: Wil Willis, David Lain Baker, Doug Marcaida, J. Neilson

Votes: 2,685

"Forged in Fire" premieres Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on History.

24. Better Late Than Never (2016–2018)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy

This hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy/reality show follows cultural icons Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman on their greatest adventure yet. Deciding it's ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw, George Foreman

Votes: 2,153

"Better Late Than Never" premieres Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

25. Ink Master (2012– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Reality-TV

Ten of the country's most creative and skilled tattoo artists are judged by icons of the tattoo world. They compete for a hundred thousand dollars and the title of "INK MASTER".

Stars: Dave Navarro, Chris Nunez, Oliver Peck, James Steinke

Votes: 3,046

"Ink Master" premieres Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Spike.

26. Toddlers & Tiaras (2009–2016)

TV-PG | Reality-TV

A look at the world of child beauty pageants.

Stars: MaKenzie Myers, Dawn Rochelle, Wendy D. Lee, Alana Thompson

Votes: 3,417

"Toddlers and Tiaras" premieres Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on TLC.

27. Gomorrah (2014– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Ciro disregards tradition in his attempt to become the next boss of his crime syndicate. The internal power struggle puts him and his entire family's life at risk.

Stars: Salvatore Esposito, Marco D'Amore, Cristiana Dell'Anna, Fortunato Cerlino

Votes: 29,124

"Gomorrah" premieres Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Sundance.

28. RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (2012– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

New show will serve up a new twist on the mega-hit RuPaul's Drag Race as it pits queens from previous seasons in a wig-to-wig drag battle royale.

Stars: RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews

Votes: 5,816

"RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars" premieres Thursday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Logo.

29. Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team (2006– )

30 min | Reality-TV, Sport

Reality show following the auditioning process and making of the annual Dallas Cowboys Cheerleading Squad.

Stars: Kelli Finglass, Judy Trammell, Sydney Durso, Jay Johnson

Votes: 413

"Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team" premieres Thursday, Aug. 25, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.

30. I Love Kellie Pickler (2015– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

A look at the life of country singer Kellie Pickler and her husband, Kyle Jacobs.

Stars: Kellie Pickler, Kyle Jacobs, Daylan Honeycutt, Jennifer Wayne

Votes: 115

"I Love Kellie Pickler" premieres Thursday, Aug. 25, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.

31. The Strain (2014–2017)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism ravages the city of New York.

Stars: Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde

Votes: 75,100

"The Strain" premieres Sunday, Aug. 28, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.

32. House Crashers (2009– )

TV-G | 30 min | Reality-TV

Customers at a local home improvement store are surprised with a home renovation.

Stars: Roger Craig Smith, Josh Temple, C.S. Lee, Nicholas Winn

Votes: 73

"House Crashers" premieres Monday, Aug. 29, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on DIY.

33. You're the Worst (2014–2019)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Centers on two toxic, self-destructive people who fall in love and attempt a relationship.

Stars: Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges, Kether Donohue

Votes: 23,313

"You're the Worst" premieres Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FXX.

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