8:30am PT by Kate Stanhope
Here’s What’s Happening in TV This Week
Welcome to This Week in TV. In a bid to help you prioritize all the events, premieres, big episodes and finales, The Hollywood Reporter's eagle-eyed TV team every Monday will take a closer look at what to expect from the week ahead — and provide helpful links and context for each. Here's a handy primer for the events that will likely take over the headlines in the week ahead.
Freeform Explores The Bold Type, Tuesday, 9 p.m.
Originally developed for NBC, the Cosmopolitan magazine drama launches as part of the network's rebranding from family friendly programming to focus on 14-to-34-year-old "becomers." Inspired by the life of Hearst Magazine Chief Content Officer (and former Cosmo Editor-in-Chief) Joanna Coles, the series hails from Parenthood scribe Sarah Watson and features Faking It favorite Katie Stevens as well as Sweet/Vicious grad Aisha Dee.
Suits Kicks Back Into Action, Wednesday, 9 p.m.
After sending Mike (Patrick J. Adams) to jail in season six, the long-running USA drama kicks off a "new chapter" in season seven now that Mike is out from behind bars and a full-fledged lawyer. Additionally, the series will welcome a new series regular in the form of Psych and West Wing star Dule Hill, who enters the fray as a longtime friend of Harvey's (Gabriel Macht). Check back after the season seven premiere for more show coverage from THR contributor Amber Dowling.
Netflix Goes Back to College, Friday, midnight
Friends From College, from Neighbors director Nicholas Stoller, is the streaming giant's latest comedy swing. Ordered straight-to-series in Aug. 2016, the eight-episode original features an impressive cast including Cobie Smulders, Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Savage and Nat Faxon, in addition to guest stars such as Kate McKinnon, Seth Rogen and Ike Barinholtz, among others.
Game of Thrones Makes Its Long-Awaited Return, Sunday, 9 p.m.
After nearly 13 months off the air, HBO's hit fantasy series kicks off its highly anticipated penultimate season Sunday. While only seven episodes, the upcoming run will feature the Emmy-winning drama's "longest episode ever" and hints of a major upcoming battle. Before the new episodes launch, check out the official trailer and posters for the upcoming season, as well as predictions of what's to come. Check back throughout the week for extensive preview and post-premiere Game of Thrones coverage from THR's Josh Wigler.
The Strain Begins Its Farewell Tour, Sunday, 10 p.m.
The Guillermo del Toro-Carlton Cuse-Chuck Hogan sci-fi drama returns for its fourth and final season on FX (despite previous talks of a possible five-season run). While based on the del Toro and Hogan's novels, Cuse has promised an ending that will surprise both readers and viewers alike. "If you’ve read the book and you think you know exactly what’s going to happen at the end, you don’t," he told THR last year. Check back after the season four premiere for series coverage from THR contributor Amber Dowling.