What to watch: best new TV shows in July
New seasons and premieres including Extant, Veep, Parks and Recreation, Agent Carter and more
Escape the summer heatwave with some of the best new series on TV this month. We've unpacked July's highlights into a selection of drama, comedy and sci-fi to keep you entertained when it's too hot to step outside.
Extant – Season 2 (Amazon Prime Instant Video)
David Morrissey joins Halle Berry for season two of this brooding sci-fi about alien babies and robot children, produced by Steven Spielberg.
Thu 2 Jul
Rock'n'Roll America: Sweet Little Sixteen (BBC Four)
BBC Four continue to produce some of the world's best music docs, this new three part series charts the birth of rock'n'roll.
Fri 3 Jul at 9pm
Crossing Lines (Alibi)
New crime series following a special police unit, based in The Hague, that specialise in hunting down criminals across European borders. William Fitchner and Donald Sutherland join the British, French, German, Italian and Dutch cast.
Tue 7 Jul at 9pm
Beauty and The Beast – Season 3 (Watch)
The inexplicably popular reboot of the 80s series continues with yet more smouldering looks between Beauty (Kristin Kreuk) and, hunky military experiment, the Beast (Jay Ryan).
Thu 9 Jul at 9pm
Agent Carter (Fox)
Finally catching up with the States as the latest Marvel TV series hits the UK. This time it's a period piece set just after World War II directly following on from the events of Captain America with Hayley Atwell in the title role.
Sun 12 Jul at 9pm
America's Got Talent – Season 10 (TruTV)
If you really have to. Mel B, Howard Stern, Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum are the latest judging panel on the reality juggernaut.
Wed 15 Jul at 8pm
Dominion – Season 2 (SyFy)
Vicious killer angels have descended from Heaven as the remnants of society hold out in the ruins of Las Vegas in this sequel set 25 years after mostly forgotten sci-fi horror movie Legion (2010).
Wed 15 Jul at 9pm
Veep – Season 4 (Sky Atlantic)
Brilliant political comedy from the mind of Armando Iannucci, starring Julia Louis-Drefus as POTUS (full series will premiere on demand via Sky Box Sets from 4 July)
Wed 15 Jul
The Spoils Before Dying (Fox)
Bonkers follow up to the demented genius of spoof melodrama The Spoils of Babylon, starring Will Farell, Kirsten Wiig and Haley Joel Osment.
Thu 16 Jul at 10.30pm
BoJack Horseman – Season 2 (Netflix)
Animated comedy about a washed up TV star who happens to be a horse (voiced by Will Arnett)
Fri 17 Jul
Parks and Recreation – Season 4 (Dave)
Dave poaches the brilliant after BBC Four screened the first three season. A fantastic ensemble cast (headed by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman) take you behind the bureaucracy at Pawnee's parks department.
Mon 27 Jul at 8pm