Happy June 10! The holiday that commemorates the emancipation of black people in the United States from slavery is here, and that means the official start of summer is just a few days off. In a normal year, scripted TV shows would be busy ramping up production in preparation for releasing new episodes for the fall schedule.
But the Writers Guild of America is currently on strike, guaranteeing it won’t be a normal year. The strike has halted production on most scripted TV shows, meaning they will be delayed or have their seasons shortened when the strike is resolved. The good news is that there are still plenty of new titles to stream this week to help keep you from thinking about what could be some dismal fall lineup.
Monday, June 19
Premiere of the “You are here: Savannah” series | AMC, stream with a subscription to Philo
“You Are Here” is a travel memoir series hosted by award-winning actor, playwright and director Colman Domingo, which takes us on an intimate tour of hidden cities, places and places that hold special meaning in history. of his life.
“You Are Here” star Colman Domingo talks about Juneteenth:
Domingo will take viewers on an intensely personal journey through the city of Savannah, showing them the restaurants, theaters and other landmarks that hold special meaning to him. This series will allow fans to see new places through the eyes of someone who knows and loves them, gaining insight they couldn’t find anywhere else.
Tuesday, June 20
‘FBI True’ Season 3 Premiere | Paramount+
We’ve seen blockbuster movies and shows, but what do real FBI agents think about when faced with the unimaginable? Can they save a hostage, apprehend a killer and outsmart a terrorist? And who do agents confide in once the dust settles? They tell their stories to each other – the way real FBI agents talk to each other, elbows on the bar with the grain left in them.
True crime fans won’t want to miss the new season of this series. Cases featured in the series include the Boston Marathon bombing on its 10th anniversary, the Golden State Killer, the siege of Waco, Texas on its 30th anniversary, the Oklahoma City bombing, DC sniper attacks, San Bernardino mass shooting, Benghazi terrorist attack, 2016 New York Chelsea bombing and more.
Wednesday June 21
Premiere of the ‘Secret Invasion’ series | Disney+
“Secret Invasion” is the latest show in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Nick Fury and Talos discover a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating Earth for years. They are planted in the highest positions of corporations and governments around the world, and now it’s up to Fury to make sure they don’t fall through with their plans for the world.
Marvel fans who enjoy the blistering pace at which they get new content from Disney will want to enjoy it while it lasts. The studio is reducing its streaming presence in Phases 5 and 6, though “Secret Invasion” is a key series to watch before heading into 2027’s “Avengers: Secret Wars” movie.
Thursday June 22
‘The Bear’ Season 2 Premiere | Hulu
Carmy, a young gourmet chef, returns to Chicago to run his family sandwich shop. As he fights to transform the shop and himself, he works alongside a rough-and-tumble team who ultimately reveal themselves as his chosen family.
The series received critical and popular acclaim when it debuted last summer, which is part of why the second season’s turnaround was so quick. Anyone who has ever worked in food service should check out “The Bear” because they will immediately see their own experience reflected in the show.
friday june 23
Premiere of the series “I am a Virgin” | First video
“I’m A Virgo” is a fantastical, dark coming-of-age jaunt about Cootie (Jerome), a 13-foot-tall black young man in Oakland, California. Having grown up in hiding, spending his time feeding on comic books and television shows, he escapes to discover the beauty and contradictions of the real world. He strikes up friendships, finds love, navigates sticky situations, and meets his idol, the real-life superhero named The Hero, played by Walton Goggins (“The Hateful Eight,” “The Righteous Gemstones”).
“I’m A Virgo” is a mythical odyssey that questions the purpose of the mythical odyssey. Don’t be skeptical if the astrology-related title put you off; this series should be a riot of laughter and a fascinating look at how we all perceive the world around us.
Saturday June 24
Premiere of the series ‘Shakespeare and Hathaway – Private Investigators’ | Ovation, watch with a five-day free trial to DIRECTV STREAM
Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators stars Mark Benton as badass Frank Hathaway and Jo Joyner as his rookie sidekick Lu Shakespeare. The unlikely couple form a partnership as they investigate extramarital affairs, murderous magicians, kidnapped au pairs and more in Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwickshire.
Watch the trailer for “Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators”
Despite their constant disagreements, the duo make a good team in this action-packed and fun drama. The series has aired on UK TV for several years, but it crosses the pond to Ovation from Saturday June 24 for its US debut.
Sunday June 25
‘Average Joe’ series premiere | BET, watch with a subscription to Philo
Based on the life of creator Robb Cullen, Average Joe is a dark and intense hour-long drama set in “The Hill” neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Blue-collar plumber, Joe Washington, discovers that his recently deceased father lived a secret second life and stole millions of dollars from dangerous people just before his death.
Now these people think Joe knows where the money is. A bloody and violent confrontation sets off a chain of events that forces Joe and his close-knit circle of family and friends out of their very average, mundane lives in a life-or-death race against time to find the truth and the millions.