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This Week in TV: A Guide to New and Returning Series
In a landscape littered with more than 500 scripted originals and another 700 reality and docuseries, figuring out what to watch is no easy task.
Here, in a bid to navigate the Peak TV waters, The Hollywood Reporter picks the most anticipated new and returning shows on broadcast, cable and streaming. (Bookmark THR's handy guide for key premiere — and series finale — dates.) That said, here's what to watch for the week of July 16-22 as the summer programming lull continues.
On broadcast …
The second season of NBC's wacky fun anthology Trial and Error returns with Kristin Chenoweth stepping in for John Lithgow as the season's defendant with the same small-town legal team of lovable losers working to get her off the hook.
Airs: Thursday, July 19, at 9 p.m. ET/PT (NBC)
On cable …
FX goes back to the '80s with the second season of John Singleton's drug drama Snowfall. This year, the series starring Damson Idris puts a larger focus on the crack cocaine outbreak.
Airs: Thursday, July 19, at 10 p.m. ET/PT (FX)
On streaming …
While there aren't any big streaming scripted launches this week, Netflix returns to the gridiron with season three of college football docuseries Last Chance U. This year, the series moves from East Mississippi Community College to Kansas' Independence Community College as the latter's team, the Pirates, is fresh off its first winning season in a decade. The docuseries was originally inspired by a GQ magazine feature
Streams: 12:01 a.m. PT, Friday, July 20 (Netflix)
And in case you missed it …
Sacha Baron Cohen's surprise comedic satire series Who Is America? bows Sunday, July 15, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime. The comedian can thank many of his victims for the free PR.