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New TV shows for August 2021: What’s coming next

New TV shows August 2021: The Walking Dead
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So many new TV shows, so little time! The calendar of new TV shows and movies in August 2021 will keep you well-entertained at home. We've gathered the list of what's airing on broadcast, cable and streaming, and there are tons of new offerings from Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video and others.

Summer TV 2021 season is well underway. July brings us more treats, like The Walking Dead season 11, Marvel's What If...?, Star Trek: Lower Decks season 2 and Bachelor in Paradise 7. 

Our schedule also includes new summer movies premiering on streaming services, such as The Kissing Booth 3 and Sundance darling CODA.

The new TV show premieres and finales to watch in August 2021

All times Eastern Time
Our top picks in bold

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1

The Chi - season 4 finale (9 p.m., Showtime)

Kevin Can F*** Himself - season 1 finale (9 p.m., AMC)

Black Monday - season 3 finale (10 p.m., Showtime)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3

Pray Away - documentary (3 a.m., Netflix)

Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect - miniseries (9 p.m., HBO)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4

Control Z - complete season 2 (3 a.m., Netflix)

Cooking With Paris - complete season 1 (3 a.m., Netflix)

Siesta Key - season 4 finale (8 p.m., MTV)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5

Departure - season 2 premiere (3 a.m., Peacock)

Hart to Heart - season 1 premiere (3 a.m., Peacock)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6

Making the Cut - season 2 finale (12 a.m., Amazon Prime Video)

Mr. Corman - season 1 premiere (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

Physical - season 1 finale (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

Val - documentary (12 a.m., Amazon Prime Video)

The Mysterious Benedict Society - season 1 finale (3 a.m., Disney Plus)

Vivo - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8

The L Word: Generation Q - season 2 premiere (10 p.m., Showtime)

MONDAY, AUGUST 9

Reservation Dogs - season 1 premiere (12 a.m., FX on Hulu)

The Bachelorette - season 17 finale (8 p.m., ABC)

The Wall - season 4 summer premiere (10 p.m., NBC)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10

Untold: Malice at the Palace - documentary (3 a.m., Netflix)

Hard Knocks: The Dallas Cowboys - season 16 premiere (10 p.m., HBO)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11

Bake Squad - complete season 1 (3 a.m., Netflix)

The Kissing Booth 3 - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

What If …? - season 1 premiere (3 a.m., Disney Plus)

The Challenge - season 37 premiere (8 p.m., MTV)

Riverdale - season 5 summer premiere (8 p.m., The CW)

Dave - season 2 premiere (10 p.m., FXX)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 12

Ex-Rated - season 1 premiere (3 a.m., Peacock)

FBoy Island - season 1 finale (3 a.m., HBO Max)

Gossip Girl - season 1 finale (3 a.m., HBO Max)

Star Trek: Lower Decks - season 2 premiere (3 a.m., Paramount Plus)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - season 8 premiere (8 p.m., NBC)

Walker - season 1 finale (8 p.m., The CW)

Chrisley Knows Best - season 9 premiere (9 p.m., USA)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 13

CODA - movie (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

Home Before Dark - season 1 finale (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

Modern Love - complete season 2 (12 a.m., Amazon Prime Video)

Schmigadoon! - season 2 finale (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

Beckett - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

Brand New Cherry Flavor - complete season 1 (3 a.m., Netflix)

Star Wars: The Bad Batch - season 1 finale (3 a.m., Disney Plus)

Spin - movie (8 p.m., Disney)

Descendants: The Royal Wedding - movie (9:40 p.m., Disney)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15

Heels - season 1 premiere (9 p.m., Starz)

Love Island - season 3 finale (9 p.m., CBS)

Wellington Paranormal - season 2 premiere (9 p.m., The CW)

Tuca and Bertie - season 2 finale (11:30 p.m., Adult Swim)

MONDAY, AUGUST 16

Bachelor in Paradise - season 7 premiere (8 p.m., ABC)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 17

Superman and Lois - season 1 finale (9 p.m., The CW)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18

Nine Perfect Strangers - season 1 premiere (12 a.m., Hulu)

The Defeated - complete season 1 (3 a.m., Netflix)

Diary of a Future President - season 2 premiere (3 a.m., Disney Plus)

Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens - season 2 premiere (10 p.m., Comedy Central)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19

American Horror Stories - season 1 finale (12 a.m., FX on Hulu)

Marlon Wayans: You Know What It Is - special (3 a.m., HBO Max)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20

Annette - movie (12 a.m., Amazon Prime Video)

Truth Be Told - season 2 premiere (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

The Chair - complete season 1 (3 a.m., Netflix)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21

Stand Up to Cancer - special (8 p.m., multiple networks)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22

The Walking Dead - season 11 premiere (9 p.m., AMC)

Chapelwaite - season 1 premiere (10 p.m., Epix)

Rick and Morty - season 5 finale (11 p.m., Adult Swim)

MONDAY, AUGUST 23

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24

Untold: Caitlyn Jenner - documentary (3 a.m., Netflix)

Supergirl - season 6 summer premiere (9 p.m., The CW)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25

Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal and Greed - documentary (3 a.m., Netflix)

Clickbait - season 1 premiere (3 a.m., Netflix)

American Horror Story - season 10 premiere (10 p.m., FX)

Archer - season 12 premiere (10 p.m., FXX)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26

The Good Fight - season 5 finale (3 a.m., Paramount Plus)

iCarly - season 1 finale (3 a.m., Paramount Plus)

The Other Two - season 2 premiere (3 a.m., HBO Max)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27

PEN15 - special (12 a.m., Hulu)

See - season 2 premiere (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

He’s All That - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

Kelly Woo

Kelly covers streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.