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(Almost) every show coming to TV this summer. And 29 that aren’t

Sian Clifford, left, as Diana Ingram, Matthew Macfadyen as Charles Ingram and Michael Sheen as Chris Tarrant in "Quiz" on AMC.
(Matt Frost / AMC/ITV)

Two months after the COVID-19 pandemic halted most productions, the TV spigot hasn’t slowed — at least not yet.

But one needn’t look too far down the road to glimpse the looming shadow of the shutdown. Though two major streaming services — HBO Max (May 27) and Peacock (July 15) — are still set to launch this summer, coronavirus has already reshaped the former’s rollout. In the absence of pilot season, Fox on Monday became the first broadcast network to announce a fall schedule, one that draws on animation, already-aired series and faith in the speedy return of the NFL; on Thursday, the CW announced that its new season won’t debut until January. Even sooner — late July or early August — the unprecedented volume of new TV we’ve become used to is poised to slow to a rate unseen in years, as networks and streamers ration content for the remainder of the year, or run out of it altogether.

To get a sense of what remains in the pipeline, The Times reached out to a dizzying array of platforms for their summer slates — focusing on new series, new seasons, specials and TV movies. Though we’ve had to omit some unannounced titles, and others will surely be added or subtracted from the schedule as circumstances demand, this is, as far as we can ascertain, (almost) every show coming to TV in this pandemic summer. And a few notable ones that aren’t.

A mode of communication designed to get us to stay home, often skewered as the “boob tube” or “idiot box,” TV kept its lights on as others flickered out.

"The Not Too Late Show With Elmo" on HBO Max
Elmo and guest Jonathan Van Ness from “The Not Too Late Show With Elmo” on HBO Max.
(HBO Max)

Note: “TBA” denotes a summer 2020 program without a set premiere date.

HBO Max
“Craftopia” (May 27)
“Looney Tunes Cartoons” (May 27)
“Love Life” (May 27)
“Legendary” (May 27)
“The Not Too Late Show With Elmo” (May 27)
“On the Record” (May 27)
“Karma” (June 18)
“Summer Camp Island” (June 18)
“Adventure Time: Distant Lands — BMO” (June 25)
“Doom Patrol” Season 2 (June 25)
“Esme & Roy” Season 2 (June 25)
“Search Party” Season 3 (June 25)
“Close Enough” (July 9)
“Expecting Amy” (July 9)
“The House of Ho” (July `16)
“Tig N’ Seek” (July 23)
“Frayed” (July 30)
“The Dog House” (July 30)

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"13 Reasons Why" on Netflix
From left: Brandon Flynn, Dylan Minnette, Alisha Boe and Christian Navarro in Episode 408 of “13 Reasons Why.”
(David Moir / Netflix)

Netflix
“Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj” (May 17)
“Hannah Gadsby: Douglas” (May 26)
“Space Force” (May 29)
“Fuller House” Season 5 (June 5)
“13 Reasons Why” Season 4 (June 5)
“Lenox Hill” (June 10)
“Unsolved Mysteries” (July 1)
“The Baby-Sitters Club” (July 3)
“Queer Eye” Season 5 (TBA)
“Dating Around” Season 2 (TBA)
“Mr. Iglesias” Season 2 (TBA)
“Grand Army” (TBA)
“Teenage Bounty Hunters” (TBA)
“The Politician” Season 2 (TBA)
“Warrior Nun” (TBA)
“Cursed” (TBA)

PBS
“Grantchester” Season 5 (June 14)
“Beecham House” (June 14)
“American Masters: Mae West: Dirty Blonde” (June 16)
“Prehistoric Road Trip” (June 17)
“Great Performances: Ann” (June 19)
“Lucy Worsley’s Royal Myths and Secrets” (June 21)
“American Masters: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” (June 23)
“Firing Line With Margaret Hoover Special” (June 26)
“Great Performances: Gloria: A Life” (June 26)
“POV: And She Could Be Next” (June 29)
“A Capitol Fourth” (July 4)
“American Experience: The Vote” (July 6)
“Antiques Roadshow: Women’s Work” (July 6)
“American Masters: Unladylike2020" (July 10)
“Endeavour” Season 7 (Aug. 9)

Robson Green, left, is police detective Geordie Keating, and James Norton is sleuthing vicar Sidney Chambers in "Grantchester."
(Des Willie / Kudos & ITV for Masterpiece)

Quibi:
“Blackballed” ​(May 18)
“Centerpiece” ​(May 18)
“Royalties” ​(June TBA)
“Don’t Look Deeper” ​​(June TBA)
“Nice One!” ​​(June TBA)
“60 in 6" ​​(June TBA)
“Mapleworth Murders” ​(June TBA)
“Ten Weeks” ​(June TBA)
“Bad Ideas With Adam Devine” ​​(June TBA)
“Andy Cohen Diaries” ​​(June TBA)
“Hello America” ​(July TBA)
“Life Size Toys” ​​(July TBA)
“Your Daily Horoscope"​ ​(July TBA)
“The Now” ​(July TBA)
“The Fugitive” ​(July TBA)

Disney+
“Artemis Fowl” (June 12)
“Weird But True” Season 2 (June 19)
“Rogue Trip” (July 24)
“Into the Unknown: Making ‘Frozen 2'” (June TBA)
“Howard” (July TBA)
“Muppets Now” (TBA)
“Secret Society of Second-Born Royals” (TBA)
“Earth to Ned” (TBA)
“Meet the Chimps” (TBA)
“Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe” (TBA)

ABC
“AFV@Home” (May 17)
“Taylor Swift City of Lover Concert” (May 17)
“Holey Moley II: The Sequel” (May 21)
“To Tell the Truth” (May 21)
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (May 27)
“Celebrity Family Feud” (May 31)
“Press Your Luck” (May 31)
“Match Game” (May 31)
“The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever!” (June 8)
“Don’t” (June 11)

HBO
“Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It!” (June 6)
“I May Destroy You” (June 7)
“Perry Mason” (June 21)
“Transhood” (June 24)
“I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” (June 28)
“Welcome to Chechnya” (June 30)
“Room 104" Season 4 (July 24)
“Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn” (June TBA)
“Lovecraft Country” (August TBA)

Lifetime
“Married at First Sight: Couples Cam” (May 20)
“Once Upon a Quaratime” (May 20)
“I Was Lorena Bobbitt” (May 25)
“Married at First Sight: Australia” (May 27)
“Lifetime Celebrates 30 Years of the Iconic Lifetime Original Movie” (May 30)
“Dance Moms: Abby’s Virtual Dance Off” (TBA)
“Supernanny” (TBA)
“Married at First Sight” Season 11 (TBA)
“Marrying Millions” Season 2 (TBA)

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'Taste the Nation'
Padma Lakshmi hosts “Taste the Nation” on Hulu.
(Dominic Valente / Hulu)

Hulu
“The Great” (May 15)
“Ramy” Season 2 (May 29)
“We are Freestyle Love Supreme” (June 5)
“Into the Dark: Good Boy” (June 12)
“Crossing Swords” (June 12)
“Love, Victor” (June 19)
“Taste the Nation With Padma Lakshmi” (June 19)
“Into the Dark: The Current Occupant” (July 17)

Peacock
“Brave New World” (July 15)
“The Capture” (July 15)
“Intelligence” (July 15)
“Lost Speedways” (July 15)
“Psych 2: Lassie Come Home” (July 15)
“Cleopatra in Space” (July 15)
“Curious George” (July 15)
“Where’s Waldo” (July 15)

National Geographic
“WWII in Europe: Voices from the Front” (May 21)
“Heroes of the Sky: The Mighty Eight Air Force” (May 21)
“Barkskins” (May 25)
“Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted” Season 2 (June 7)
“Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks” Season 7 (June 28)
“Lost on Everest” (June 30)
“Expedition Everest” (June 30)
“Sharkfest” (July)

History
“Grant” (May 25)
“Forged In Fire: Beat the Judges” (June 3)
“Counting Cars” (June 3)
“Mountain Men” (June 4)
“Alone” (June 11)
“The UnXplained (With William Shatner)” (July 11)
“Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation” Season 2 (July 11)
“The Cars That Made the World” (Sept. 7)

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Bitsy, voiced by Stanley Tucci, left, and Helen, voiced by Daveed Diggs, in Apple TV+ animated series “Central Park.”
(Apple)

Apple TV+
“Central Park” (May 29)
“Dear ...” (June 5)
“Dads” (June 19)
“Little Voice” (TBA)
“Ted Lasso” (TBA)
“Boys State” (TBA)

Acorn TV
“Dead Still” (May 18)
“Hidden” Season 2 (June 15)
“The Sommerdahl Murders” Season 1 (June 29)
“The Nest” (TBA)
“The Other One” Season 1 (TBA)
“Rebecka Martinsson” Season 2 (TBA)

Amazon Prime Video
“Homecoming” (May 22)
“Hanna” Season 2 (July 3)
“Gina Brillon: The Floor Is Lava” (TBA)
“Absentia” Season 3 (TBA)
“The Boys” Season 2 (TBA)

BBC America
“Quiz” (May 31) — simulcast on AMC
“NOS4A2" Season 2 (June 21) — simulcast on AMC
“Wild India” (July 18)
“Top Gear: Nepal Special” (Aug. 23)
“Top Gear” BBC America (Aug. 30)

NBC
“Red Nose Day Special” (May 21)
“Celebrity Escape Room” (May 21)
“The Titan Games” (May 25)
“America’s Got Talent” (May 26)
“World of Dance” (May 26)

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Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore in "DC's Stargirl."
(Quantrell Colbert /T he CW)

The CW
“Masters of Illusion” Season 7 (May 15)
“DC’s Stargirl” (May 19)
“The 100" Season 6 (May 20)
“Burden of Truth” Season 3 (May 21)
“Bulletproof” Season 2 (June 10

BritBox
“Sticks & Stones” (June 9)
“Isolation Stories” (June 23)
“Red Dwarf: Promised Land” (July 23)
“Wild Bill” (July 28)
“Father Brown” Season 8 (August 4)

Smithsonian Channel
“An American Aristocrat’s Guide to Great Estates” (May 17)
“Private Lives of the Monarchs” (May 18)
“Mystic Britain” Season 2 (June 14)
“Hunt for the Lost Superfleet” (June 15)
“The Hunt for Escobar’s Hippos” (July 12)

YouTube Premium
“Create Together” (May 18)
“The Secret Life of Lele Pons” (May 19)
“Dear Class of 2020" (June 6)
“Untitled Juanpa and Luisito Project (LATAM)” (May TBA)
“Lockdown” (June TBA)

VH1
“St. Louis Superman” (May 18) — simulcast on MTV and MTV2
“To Catch a Beautician” (May 25)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” Season 5 (June 5)
“Love & Listings” (July TBA)

HGTV
“Renovation Island” (June 7)
“Good Bones” (June 9)
“Build Me Up” (July 3)
“Help! I Wrecked My House” (July 29)

Travel Channel
“Buried Worlds With Don Wildman” (June 8)
“Ghost Adventures: Quarantine” (June 11)
“Ghost Adventures: Screaming Room” (July 30)

"The Chi" on Showtime
From left: Alex Hibbert as Kevin, Shamon Brown as Papa and Michael V. Epps as Jake in “The Chi.”
(Parrish Lewis / Showtime)

Showtime
“The Chi” Season 3 (June 21)
“Black Monday” Season 2, Part II (June 28)
“The Good Lord Bird” (August TBA)

AMC
“Quiz” (May 31) — simulcast on BBC America
“Line of Duty” Season 3 (June 20)
“NOS4A2" Season 2 (June 21) — simulcast on BBC America

Starz
“Hightown” (May 17)
“P-Valley” (TBA)
“Power Book II: Ghost” (TBA)

Univision
“Médicos (Doctors)” (July TBA)
“Vencer el Miedo (Overcome the Fear)” (July TBA)
“Premios Juventud (Youth Awards)” (TBA)

truTV
“At Home With Amy Sedaris” (May 20)
“Hot Ones: The Game Show” Season 1, Part II (TBA)
“Tacoma FD” Season 2, Part II (TBA)

MTV
“St. Louis Superman” (May 18) — simulcast on MTV2 and VH1
“Siesta Key” Season 3 (June 9)
“Double Shot at Love With DJ Pauly D & Vinny” (June 11)

NatGeo Wild
“Heartland Docs, DVM” Season 2 (May 30)
“Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER” (June 7)
“The Incredible Dr. Pol” (July 7)

Ovation
“Chasing the Sun” Season 2 (June 7)
“Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime” (June 13)
“The Code” (August 1)

Amanda Peet in "Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story" on USA.
(Isabella Vosmikova / USA Network)

USA
“Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story” (June 2)
“Chrisley Knows Best” Season 8 (July TBA)
“Cannonball” (July TBA)

Bravo
“Below Deck Mediterranean” (June 1)
“Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” (June 16)
“The Real Housewives of Potomac” (TBA)

Crackle
“Cooped Up” (May 14)
“The Clearing” (June 4)
“Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering ‘Ghostbusters’” (June 18)

Freeform
“The Bold Type” (June 11)
“Love in the Time of Corona” (August)

TNT
“Snowpiercer” (May 17)
“The Alienist: Angel of Darkness” (TBA)

CBS
“Game On” (May 27)
“Tough as Nails” (July 8)

Fox
“Ultimate Tag” (May 20)
“Labor of Love” (May 21)

Joni Mitchell in a still from "Laurel Canyon" on Epix.
(Henry Diltz)

Epix
“Laurel Canyon” (May 31)
“Helter Skelter” (June 14)

BET
“American Soul” Season 2 (May 27)
“Carl Weber’s Influence” (July 18)

BET+
“All the Way Black” (June TBA)
“Carl Weber’s the Family Business” Season 2 (July TBA)

Oxygen
“Killer Couples” (June 18)
“Snapped: Betty Broderick” (July)

FX
“AKA Jane Roe” (May 22)

Cinemax
“Trackers” (June 5)

Comedy Central
“Esther Povitsky: Hot for My Name” (June 5)

SundanceTV
“The Split” Season 2 (May 21)

IFC
“Sherman’s Showcase: Black History Month Spectacular” (June 19)

Paramount Network
“YellowstoneSeason 3 (June 21)

Spectrum Originals
“L.A.'s Finest” Season 2 (June 8)

TBS
“Lost Resort” (TBA)

Syfy
“Syfy Wire’s the Great Debate” (June 18)

CBS All Access
“The Twilight Zone” Season 2 (June 25)

CMT
“CMT Celebrates Our Heroes: An Artists of the Year Special” (June 3)

Facebook Watch
“Red Table Talk” (TBA)

Brian Cox and Sarah Snook in "Succession."
(Zach Dilgard / HBO)

Notable shows not slated to return/premiere in summer 2020
The following TV series are not currently confirmed to air before Labor Day (Sept. 7).

“Archer” (FXX)
“The Bachelorette” (ABC)
“Barry” (HBO)
“A Black Lady Sketch Show” (HBO)
“Big Brother” (CBS)
“Claws” (TNT)
“Dear White People” (Netflix)
“Los Espookys” (HBO)
“Euphoria” (HBO)
“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” (Disney+)
“Fargo” (FX)
“Fear the Walking Dead” (AMC)
“Friends” reunion special (HBO Max)
“Genius: Aretha” (National Geographic)
“GLOW” (Netflix)
“Gossip Girl” reboot (HBO Max)
“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
“Mindhunter” (Netflix)
“On Becoming a God in Central Florida” (Showtime)
“Pose” (FX)
“Queen of the South” (USA)
“The Righteous Gemstones” (HBO)
“Saved By the Bell” (Peacock)
“Snowfall” (FX)
“Stranger Things” (Netflix)
“Succession” (HBO)
“Walking Dead: The World Beyond” (AMC)
“Y” (FX)
“Younger” (TV Land)

Staff writer Ashley Lee contributed to this report.


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