Christopher Lawrence: 27 TV shows to check out in July
Odds are, you don’t need any excuses to stay indoors this month. But just in case, here are 27 of them. Check out some of the new and returning shows you can cool off with in July:
July 6: “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (8 p.m., The CW) continues the Rio headliners’ search for aspiring magicians.
July 6: “Whose Line Is It Anyway” (9 p.m., The CW) is back with more improv games.
July 7: Jane Lynch returns to host new installments of “Hollywood Game Night” (10 p.m., NBC).
July 8: Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Haley Joel Osment and Michael K. Williams star in the overwrought spoofy miniseries “The Spoils Before Dying” (9 p.m., IFC).
July 8: “Key & Peele” (10 p.m., Comedy Central) returns for more crazy-named hilarity.
July 8: “Why? With Hannibal Buress” (10:30 p.m., Comedy Central) gives the comic and Bill Cosby whistleblower a weekly showcase.
July 9: British singles looking for love meet for the first time in the comedy “Dates” (9 p.m., The CW).
July 9: After spending 19 years in prison, a wrongly convicted man (Aden Young) continues readjusting to life on the outside in the third season of “Rectify” (10 p.m., SundanceTV).
July 9: Angels once again wage war on humans in a post-apocalyptic Las Vegas in the second season of “Dominion” (10 p.m., Syfy).
July 10: Magicians take center stage on “Masters of Illusion” (8 p.m., The CW).
July 12: Katie Holmes and Ian McShane join the cast for the third season of “Ray Donovan” (9 p.m., Showtime).
July 12: Sex researchers Masters (Michael Sheen) and Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) achieve national recognition in the third season of “Masters of Sex” (10 p.m., Showtime).
July 12: The vampire epidemic continues to spread across New York in “The Strain” (10 p.m., FX).
July 13: Bear Grylls leads celebrities into the wilderness on the return of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” (10 p.m., NBC).
July 15: Jim Gaffigan stars as Jim Gaffigan in “The Jim Gaffigan Show” (10 p.m., TV Land).
July 16: Denis Leary returns to TV as the aging singer of a ’90s rock band in “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” (10 p.m., FX).
July 16: Judy Greer and Nat Faxon are back for more marital bliss in the adult comedy “Married” (10:30 p.m., FX).
July 17: Will Arnett voices the titular washed-up equestrian actor in the animated “BoJack Horseman” (Netflix).
July 18: The final season of “Hell on Wheels” (9 p.m. AMC) begins.
July 19: Cool off with the second season of the comedy “Welcome to Sweden” (8 p.m., NBC).
July 19: Ben Kingsley stars in “Tut” (9 p.m., Spike), the six-hour event series that follows the young Tutankhamun’s rise to power.
July 22: Nine do-it-yourself enthusiast couples compete to win their dream house on “Home Free” (9 p.m., Fox).
July 22: Norm Macdonald, Roseanne Barr and Keenen Ivory Wayans judge “Last Comic Standing” (9 p.m., NBC).
July 26: Get to know the media’s latest pop-culture obsession as Caitlyn Jenner stars in “I Am Cait” (9 p.m., E!).
July 30: Forrest MacNeil (Andy Daly) reviews more of life’s experiences in the second season of the hilarious “Review” (10 p.m., Comedy Central).
July 31: Get caught up in the fourth and final season of the bloody, sexy “Strike Back” (10 p.m., Cinemax).
July 31: Camp Firewood reopens its doors in “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” (Netflix), a prequel featuring original cast members including Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd and Molly Shannon.