Even more so than past months, the new shows aren’t necessarily “new” in the strictest sense of the word. A number of series airing on American broadcast outlets in the coming weeks have already made their debuts elsewhere, gathering audiences across Australia and the U.K. But the deep content benches from streaming services also translate to some additional unscripted programming getting a late-summer drop that can officially be dubbed a “premiere.”
And among the prestige offerings and steady stream of imports, August is also set to bring one of the first high-profile programming of the quarantine era. After months of trying to parse out what American TV’s immediate future will look like, this batch might be the most indicative yet.