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The July 2015 TV premieres include the highly anticipated Netflix comedy “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” and the E! docu-series “I am Cait.”

The “Wet Hot American Summer” prequel comes 14 years after the film and tells the story of the first day of Camp Firewood’s summer season. Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Ken Marino, Amy Poehler, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, Christopher Meloni, Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau, Joe Lo Truglio and Zak Orth are just some of its stars. All eight episodes of the limited series debut July 31 on Netflix.

“I Am Cait,” airing on E! beginning July 26, follows Caitlyn Jenner during her transition from Bruce Jenner into her new life as a transgender woman.

If those two shows aren’t enough to get you excited about July TV, there’s much more coming. New seasons of “The Strain,” “Extant,” “BoJack Horseman,” “Rectify,” “The Spoils Before Dying,” “Ray Donovan,” “Masters of Sex,” “Running Wild with Bear Grylls,” “Key & Peele,” “Dominion” and “Hells on Wheels” are on the calendar.

“Strike Back,” Cinemax’s excellent military adventure series, begins its final season July 31. (Read more “Strike Back” news here.)

Sharks are big this month, too. Discovery kicks off another Shark Week on July 5 with several new specials airing that week. Totally unrelated, and way less scientific, is “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” The third installment of the film franchise hits Syfy on July 22.

Other new shows debuting include the Denis Leary comedy “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” on FX; Spike TV’s first scripted offering in ages, “Tut;” TV Land’s new comedies “The Jim Gaffigan Show” and “Impastor;” the topical show “Why? With Hannibal Buress,” and Syfy’s new “Geeks Who Drink.” Read more about all of them below.

JULY 2015 TV PREMIERES

(All times Central)

Wednesday, July 1

10 a.m.

  • “Wristbanded: Vans Warped Tour,” Fuse (“Warped Wednesdays” premiere; series of band interviews and music videos from the 2015 Vans Warped Tour airs each Wednesday at this time)

11 a.m.

  • “Warped Roadies,” Fuse (“Warped Wednesdays” premiere; look at the 2015 Vans Warped Tour)

7 p.m.

  • “Operation Wild,” PBS (series premiere; how pioneering human medicine can also transform the way to treat ailing wildlife)
  • “America’s Most Desperate Kitchens,” HGTV (series premiere; Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri do surprise kitchen makeovers)
  • “BBQ Crawl,” Travel (season 3 premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Monster in my Family,” Lifetime Movie Network (series premiere; 1st time meetings between families of serial killers and their victims)
  • “Food Paradise International,” Travel (series premiere; tastiest dishes in undiscovered hot spots)

9 p.m.

  • “Extant,” CBS (season 2 premiere)
  • “Epic Attractions,” Travel (1-hour special; theme parks)

 

Thursday, July 2

2:01 a.m.

  • “Annedroids,” Amazon (season 2 premiere)

3 p.m.

  • “The Fisherman’s Son,” redbull.tv (movie; surfer Ramon Navarro fights to protect the culture and environment of the Chilean coast)

7 p.m.

  • “Food Fighters,” NBC (season premiere)
  • “Big Brother,” CBS (time period premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Under the Dome,” CBS (time period premiere)

Friday, July 3

8 p.m.

  • “Mysteries at the Monument,” Travel (season 3 premiere)

Saturday, July 4

7:30 a.m.

  • “UCI Lenzerheide, Switzerland,” redbull.tv (live event; UCI Mountain Bike World Cup)

1 p.m.

  • “Rectify” marathon, Sundance (marathon of first two seasons)

7 p.m.

“Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular,” NBC (special)

“A Capitol Fourth,” PBS (special)

 

Sunday, July 5

7 p.m.

  • “Shark Trek,” Discovery (“Shark Week” premiere; marine biologist tags Great White sharks off the coast of Cape Cod to determine swim patterns)
  • “Flea Market Flip,” GAC (season premiere)
  • “The Great Chicken Wing Hunt,” Cooking (special)

8 p.m.

  • “Island of the Mega Shark,” Discovery (“Shark Week” premiere; shark experts travel to the volcanic Pacific island of Guadalupe, off the west coast of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, home to some of the largest Great White sharks on earth)
  • “Beach Flip,” HGTV (series premiere; renovation competition)
  • “Married to Medicine,” Bravo (new time period premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Monster Mako,” Discovery (“Shark Week” premiere; large Mako sharks in the Gulf of Mexico)
  • “Mother Funders,” Bravo (new time period premiere)

10 p.m.

  • “Shark After Dark,” Discovery (season 3 premiere; runs through July 9)
July 2015 TV premieres

Brenda Blethyn and Kenny Doughty star in season 5 of “Vera.”

Monday, July 6

2:01 a.m.

  • “Vera, Series 5,” Acorn TV (U.S. premiere, new episodes added each Monday; Brenda Blethyn returns as the cantankerous detective Vera Stanhope)

10 a.m.

  • “The Boris and Nicole Show,” Fox (series premiere; lifestyle show with Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker; check local listings)

7 p.m.

  • “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” CW (season premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Chasing Life,” ABC Family (season 2 premiere)
  • “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” CW (new night premiere)
  • “Return of the Great White Serial Killer,” Discovery (“Shark Week” premiere; seeks answers for a series of Great White shark attacks at Surf Beach, Calif., in the same month every two years)
  • “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations,” Travel (season 2 premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Becoming Us,” ABC Family (new time period)
  • “Alien Sharks: Close Encounter,” Discovery (“Shark Week” premiere; 3rd installment searching deep oceans for unusual sharks)

Tuesday, July 7

2:01 a.m.

  • “Tiger Mom,” dramafever.com (U.S. premiere of Chinese dramedy; parents discover their daughter is behind other kids her age at school, sparking creation of Tiger Mom)

7 p.m.

  • “Dusk Returns,” El Rey Network (special; behind the scenes of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”)

  • “Flea Market Flip,” GAC (season premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Total Divas,” E! (season 4 premiere)
  • “Bride of Jaws,” Discovery (“Shark Week” premiere; searching for Joan of Shark, the largest female Great White ever tagged)
  • “The Seven-Year Switch,” FYI (series premiere; married couples switch mates)

9 p.m.

  • “Hollywood Game Night,” NBC (season premiere)
  • “Inside Amy Schumer,” Comedy Central (season finale)
  • “Hollywood Cycle,” E! (series premiere; indoor cycling at LA’s Cycle House)
  • “Tiburones: The Sharks of Cuba,” Discovery (“Shark Week” premiere; Filmmaker Ian Shive and a team of American and Cuban scientists search for a great white shark near Havana)

Wednesday, July 8

8 p.m.

  • “The Spoils Before Dying,” IFC (miniseries premiere; Eric Jonrosh’s pulp-noir murder mystery follows Rock Banyon as he becomes prime suspect in double murder of his occasional lover Fresno Foxglove and another man)
  • “Super Predator,” Discovery (“Shark Week” premiere; explores a deep sea trench in New Zealand that is home to a super predator large enough to take on a Great White shark)

9 p.m.

  • “Key & Peele,” Comedy Central (season 4 premiere)
  • “Catfish,” MTV (season 4B premiere)
  • “Million Dollar Listing San Francisco,” Bravo (season premiere)
  • “Ninja Sharks,” Discovery (“Shark Week” premiere; six sharks with unique adaptations that have evolved over millions of years)

9:30 p.m.

  • “Why? With Hannibal Buress,” Comedy Central (series premiere; the comic answers pressing questions of the day)

Thursday, July 9

8 p.m.

  • “Dates,” CW (series premiere; Brit comedy about online dating)
  • “Shark Planet,” Discovery (“Shark Week” premiere; all-new footage of shark behavior)
  • “Untouchable: Power Corrupts,” ID (series premiere; real-life fatal abuses of power explored)

9 p.m.

  • “Rectify,” Sundance (season 3 premiere)
  • “Dominion,” Syfy (season 2 premiere)
  • “Living with the Enemy,” Lifetime (series premiere; families with opposing values swap places, debate hot topics)
  • “Teen Mom 2,” MTV (season premiere)

10 p.m.

  • “One Bad Choice,” MTV (series premiere; consequences of young people’s bad decisions)

Friday, July 10

2:01 a.m.

  • “Chris Tucker Live,” Netflix (standup premiere)

7 p.m

  • “Masters of Illusion,” CW (season premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Sharks of the Shadowland,” Discovery (“Shark Week” premiere; divers in New Zealand for the very first time tag a Sevengill Shark, which has seven gills vs. five)

9 p.m.

  • “American Greed,” CNBC (summer premiere)
  • “Shark Clans,” Discovery (“Shark Week” premiere; experts dive with, tag and track Great White shark clans moving closer to Australia’s shores)

9:30 p.m.

  • “Sex with Brody,” E! (series premiere; Brody Jenner, relationship therapist Dr. Mike Dow and comedian Stevie Ryan talk sex)

10 p.m.

  • “Uncommon Sense With Charlamagne,” MTV2 (series premiere; making sense of the week’s nonsense)

Saturday, July 11

8 p.m.

  • “Sharksanity 2,” Discovery (“Shark Week” premiere; insane bites, strikes and close calls)
  • “Flipping Out,” Bravo (season premiere)
  • “Morgan Spurlock Presents Freedom! The Movie,” CMT (doc premiere; ideas of independence in U.S.)
  • “Livin’ Lozada,” OWN (series premiere; former “Basketball Wives” cast member Evelyn Lozada is back)

9 p.m.

  • “7 Days in Hell,” HBO (mockumentary debut; Andy Samberg and Kit Harington star as fictional tennis players who battle in a 7-day, 5-set marathon match)
  • “Building Belushi,” DIY (series premiere; Jim Belushi builds riverfront retreat)
  • “Flex & Shanice,” OWN (season premiere)

11:30 p.m.

  • “Bridget Everett: Gynecological Wonder,” Comedy Central (special; comedy and singing one-woman show)

Sunday, July 12

7 p.m.

  • “Shark Island,” Discovery (“Shark Week” premiere; explores string of deadly bull shark attacks)
  • “The Real Housewives of Atlanta: 100th Episode Watch What Happens Live Special,” Bravo (special)
  • “Miss USA Pageant,” Reelz (special)

8 p.m.

  • “Ray Donovan,” Showtime (season 3 premiere)
  • “Botched,” E! (midseason finale)
  • “Basketball Wives LA,” VH1 (season 4 premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “The Strain,” FX (season 2 premiere)
  • “Masters of Sex,” Showtime (season 3 premiere)
  • “Naked and Afraid XL,” Discovery (series premiere; 12 “Naked and Afraid” alums spend 40 days in the wilderness competing for resources) 
  • “#RichKids of Beverly Hills,” E! (season finale)

11:15 p.m.

  • “Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell,” Adult Swim (season 2  premiere)

 

Monday, July 13

8 p.m.

  • “My Depression: The Up and Down and Up of It),” HBO (doc premiere; animated musical doc looking at one woman’s struggle with depression)

9 p.m.

  • “Running Wild with Bear Grylls,” NBC (season premiere)
  • “Monica the Medium,” ABC Family (series premiere; junior at Penn State can talk to dead people)
  • “Cuban Chrome,” Discovery (series premiere; a look at Cuban car culture)
  • “Southern Fried Road Trip,” Food (series premiere; Deen brothers on food road trip)

Tuesday, July 14

7 p.m.

  • “Man Fire Food,” Cooking (season premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Blackout,” PBS (“American Experience” premiere; New York during the 1977 power outage)
  • “Little People, Big World,” TLC (season 11 premiere)
  • “Steak Out With Kix Brooks,” Cooking (series premiere; country singer travels for best steakhouses)

9 p.m.

  • “Escaping Polygamy,” Lifetime Movie Network (doc series premiere; 3 sisters who left polygamy help others escape)
  • “My Giant Life,” TLC (series premiere; 5-part look at four women who are 6-feet-6-inches tall or taller)
  • “We’re Moving In,” DIY (series premiere; Pinterest design ideas brought to life)

Wednesday, July 15

2:01 a.m.

  • “East Los High,” Hulu (season 3 premiere)

5 p.m.

  • “SportsCenter at The ESPYS,” ABC (special)

6 p.m.

  • “The ESPYS Countdown Show Presented by Capital One,” ABC (special)

7 p.m.

  • “The 2015 ESPYS,” ABC (special;  Joe McHale hosts)

8 p.m.

  • “Pluto Flyby,” PBS (“Nova” premiere; New Horizons’ flyby of Pluto)
  • “Leah Remini: It’s All Relative,” TLC (season premiere)

8:30 p.m.

  • “Wahlburgers,” A&E (season 4 premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” TV Land (series premiere; inspired by real life with family of comic/father/author Gaffigan)
  • “I Am Jazz,” TLC (series premiere; hanging with 14-year-old transgender teen Jazz Jennings)
  • “Donnie Loves Jenny,” A&E (season 2 premiere)
  • “Blue Collar Millionaires,” CNBC (docu-series premiere; a look at self-made millionaires)

9:30 p.m.

  • “Impastor,” TV Land (series premiere; con man runs from loan sharks)
  • “Lachey’s Bar,” A&E (series premiere; Nick and Drew Lachey open a bar in Cincinnati)

Thursday, July 16

8 p.m.

  • “Conjoined Twins: Miracle Separation,” Discovery Life (doc premiere; Knatalye and Adeline Mata’s journey from birth through separation)

9 p.m.

  • “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” FX (series premiere; comedy about former rock star who gets the band back together when his daughter, whom he just met, needs a band to play on her demo tape)
  • “Impractical Jokers,” truTV (season 4B premiere)
  • “Carnival Eats,” Cooking (season premiere)

9:30 p.m.

  • “Married,” FX (season 2 premiere)
  • “Friends of the People,” truTV (series premiere; sketch comedy)

10 p.m.

  • “Geeks Who Drink,” Syfy (series premiere; trivia geeks battle in quiz show)

10:30 p.m.

  • “Reactor,” Syfy (series premiere; David Huntsberger recaps scifi and pop culture news before live audience)

Friday, July 17

2:01 a.m.

  • “BoJack Horseman,” Netflix (season 2 premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Treasure Quest: Snake Island,” Discovery (series premiere; treasure hunting)

9:30 p.m.

  • “Burgers, Brew & ’Que,”  Food (series premiere; road-tripping for burgers)

Saturday, July 18

7 p.m.

  • “Cedar Cove,” Hallmark (season 2 premiere)
  • “Sunday Best All Stars,” OWN (season premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Hell on Wheels,” AMC (fifth and final season, part 1; Part 2 will air in 2016)

Sunday, July 19

7 p.m.

  • “Welcome to Sweden,” NBC (season 2; second episode at 7:30 p.m.)
  • “Summertime Cravings with Haylie Duff,” Cooking (special)

8 p.m.

  • “Tut,” Spike TV (3-night miniseries premiere; young Tutankhamun fights enemies within and outside inner circle) 
  • “Incredible Flying Jetpacks,” Smithsonian Channel (special; history of jet packs plus flight attempts)

9 p.m.

  • “Gunslingers,” American Heroes Channel (season 2 premiere) 
  • “Raiders, Raptors and Rebels: Behind the Magic of ILM,” Science Channel (special; behind the scenes at special effects giant Industrial Light & Magic)

 

Monday, July 20

8 p.m.

  • “Degrassi,” Teen Nick (final season premiere)
  • “Packed in the Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson,” HBO (doc premiere; playwright, screenwriter and director Jane Anderson finds answers about her great aunt)

Tuesday, July 21

8 p.m.

  • “Tut,” Spike TV (miniseries finale)
  • “Knock Knock Live,” Fox (series premiere; granting wishes with 1 knock at the door)

9 p.m.

  • “Big Smo,” A&E (season 2 premiere)

Wednesday, July 22

7 p.m.

  • “Life on the Reef,” PBS (premiere; 3-part look at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef)

8 p.m.

  • “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” Syfy (movie premiere; landing in Washington, D.C. before hitting the Eastern Seaboard and Florida)
  • “Last Comic Standing,” NBC (season premiere)
  • “Home Free,” Fox (series premiere; couples vie to win their dream home)
  • “Dating Naked: Playing for Keeps,” VH1 (season 2 premiere)

8:30 p.m.

  • “Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything,” Disney XD (series premiere; 15-year-old pro gamer is forced to go to public high school)

9 p.m.

  • “Twinning,” VH1 (series premiere; 12 sets of twins compete for $222,222.22)

Thursday, July 23

8 p.m.

  • “Man vs. Child: Chef Showdown,” FYI (series premiere; competition show’s title is self-explanatory)

9 p.m.

  • “Rusty’s RockFeast: Backstage with Zac Brown Band,”  FYI (series premiere; Chef Rusty Hamlin and Zac Brown Band cook on tour)

Saturday, July 25

9 p.m.

  • “Race to Escape,” Science Channel (series premiere; 2 teen teams race to solve puzzles and unravel cryptic clues to escape themed rooms)

Sunday, July 26

7 p.m.

  • “Bikinis & Boardwalks,” Travel (season 3 premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “I am Cait,” E! (series premiere; following Caitlyn Jenner, the former Bruce Jenner, as she lives as a transgender woman)
  • “Who Do You Think You Are?” TLC (season premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Stewarts & Hamiltons,” E! (series premiere; Hollywood’s Stewart and Hamilton families)
  • “Answered Prayers,” TLC (series premiere; stories of divine intervention hosted by Roma Downey)

9:30 p.m.

  • “Rick and Morty,” Adult Swim (season 2 premiere) 

Monday, July 27

2:01 a.m.

  • “Chasing Shadows,” acorn.tv (U.S. premiere; detective teams with social worker to find missing persons)

9 p.m.

  • “Unplugged Nation,” FYI (series premiere; couples and families move from cities to secluded settings)

Tuesday, July 28

7 p.m.

  • “The Bomb,” PBS (special; 70th anniversary look at the atomic bomb and the nuclear age)

8 p.m.

  • “Face Off,” Syfy (season premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Uranium: Twisting the Dragon’s Tale,” PBS (2-part special ending July 29; the cultural, scientific and natural significance of uranium and its many uses’ check local listings)

Wednesday, July 29

7 p.m.

  • “My Grandmother’s Ravioli,” Cooking (season premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Fukushima,” PBS (“Nova” premiere; Fukushima nuclear crisis and its aftermath)
  • “Little Women: LA,” Lifetime (season 3 premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Last Comic Standing,” NBC (time period premiere)
  • “Little Women: Terra’s Little Family,” Lifetime (summer premiere)
  • “The Carbonaro Effect,” truTV (season 2 premiere)

10 p.m.

  • “America’s Best Dance Crew: Road to the VMAs,” MTV (special)
  • “Candidly Nicole,” VH1 (series premiere; Nicole Richie’s life)

Thursday, July 30

9 p.m.

  • “Review,” Comedy Central (season 2 premiere)
  • “L.A. Hair,” WEtv (season 4 premiere)

Friday, July 31

2:01 a.m.

  • “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” Netflix (series premiere; counselors get frisky at summer camp) 

7 p.m.

  • “Descendants,” Disney (movie premiere; teen children of fairy tale villains meet)
  • “Cold Justice,” TNT (season premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Bring It,” Lifetime (summer premiere)
  • “Cold Justice: Sex Crimes,” TNT (series premiere; spinoff with more unsolved crimes)

8:30 p.m.

  • “Bunk’d,” Disney (series premiere; cast from “Jessie” goes to summer camp)

9 p.m.

  • Strike Back,” Cinemax (final season premiere)
  • “Atlanta Plastic,” Lifetime (series premiere; 3 of Atlanta’s top African-American surgeons and their clients)