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The Most Anticipated TV Shows of Summer 2023

The traditional TV season goes from September to May, but in the age of the streaming wars there’s no slowdown of new and returning shows during the summer months. The ongoing writers’ strike has slowed or stopped the majority of productions, but those effects won’t begin to be felt until fall or even start of 2024 for the programming slate of most networks and streaming services.

From anticipated new shows like HBO’s “The Idol” and Disney+’s “Secret Invasion” to returning favorites like Hulu’s “The Bear” and Netflix’s “Black Mirror,” TheWrap has your guide to the TV you’ll want to make time for in between laying by the pool and beach day trips. Don’t miss the endless array of drama (Freeform’s “Cruel Summer”), comedy (Max’s “And Just Like That”) and so much more.

Check out TheWrap staff’s picks for the 21 most anticipated shows set for release this summer.

Click here for TheWrap’s summer movie picks.