Hulu gets creepy in July with Castle Rock, the new anthology series that taps the multiverse created by author Stephen King. The horroriffic series is a highlight of the July 2018 TV premieres calendar.

“Castle Rock” will resonate with King fans because the fictional Maine town plays a part in several of King’s works, including “The Dead Zone,” “Cujo” and “The Dark Half.” The series will explore familiar King themes, settings and characters.

The 10-episode first season’s self-contained story involves Death Row lawyer Henry Deaver (André Holland), who returns to his hometown of Castle Rock to represent a mysterious character played by Bill Skarsgård, who is found at—wait for it—Shawshank Prison.

Alan Pangborn from the novels “Needful Things” and “The Dark Half,” appears in the first season. Scott Glenn plays the retired sheriff . Sissy Spacek, Terry O’Quinn and Melanie Lynskey also star.

“Manhattan” creator Sam Shaw and one of that show’s producers, Dustin Thomason, created “Castle Rock.” J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television produce the show.

Take a look at the rest of the July 2018 TV premieres calendar, including HBO’s “Sharp Objects” with Amy Adams.

Let me know if I’m missing something, and remember, always check local listings.

 

July 2018 TV premieres calendar

All times Central

Sunday, July 1

7 p.m.

  • “Power,” Starz (season 5)
  • “Big Brother,” CBS (Sunday premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Kandi Koated Nights,” Bravo (series premiere; “RHoA” cast member Kandi Burrus hosts talk show)
  • “Detroit: Comeback City,” History (doc; history and rebirth of Detroit through lens of Michigan Central Station)
  • “The Top Ten Revealed,” AXS TV (new episodes)
  • “Good Witch,” Hallmark (season 4 finale)

8:30 p.m.

  • “Trunkfest,” AXS TV (series premiere; music historian Eddie Trunk travels to festivals to interview musicians)

9:30 p.m.

  • “The Tunnel: Vengeance,” PBS (season 3)

 

Monday, July 2

8 p.m.

  • “In Defense Of,” Oxygen (series premiere; reexamination of famous court cases, including Branch Davidian member Clive Doyle, Jodi Arias, Ted Bundy, Danny Agan)

9 p.m.

  • “POV: Brimstone & Glory,” PBS (doc; look at National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, and people who celebrate there)

 

Tuesday, July 3

Streaming

  • “The Comedy Lineup,” Netflix (season 1; diverse group of up-and-coming comedians perform 15-minute sets)

8 p.m.

  • “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmer,” Travel (season premiere)

 

Wednesday, July 4

7 p.m.

  • “A Capitol Fourth,” PBS (holiday special)
  • “Fourth of July at The White House Presented by Hallmark Channel,” Hallmark (special)

 

Friday, July 6

Streaming

  • “Sacred Games,” Netflix (season 1; corrupt underworld lurking beneath India’s economic renaissance)
  • “Samantha!” Netflix (season 1; 1980s child star clings to the fringes of celebrity with harebrained schemes to relaunch career)
  • “The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter,” Netflix (movie; hunting show host tries to reconnect with son through an outdoor adventure)
  • “The Skin of the Wolf,” Netflix (movie; animal trapper living in abandoned mountain town in northern Spain seeks wife)
  • “White Fang,” Netflix (animated movie; based on Jack London story about wolf torn between domestication and life in wild)
  • “Anne with a E,” Netflix (season 2)
  • “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” Netflix (season premiere)
  • “Somebody Feed Phil: The Second Course,” Netflix (season 2)
  • “First Team: Juventus,” Netflix (part 2)
  • “Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons,” Netflix (season 2)
  • “Free Rein,” Netflix (season 2)

8 p.m.

  • “Earth: One Amazing Day,” BBC America (U.S. premiere; one single day in animal kingdom)

 

Saturday, July 7

8 p.m.

  • “The Incredible Dr. Pol,” Nat Geo Wild (season premiere)

Sunday, July 8

7 p.m.

  • “Evel Live,” History (3-hour live event; Travis Pastrana attempts 3 of Evil Knievel’s most daring motorcycle stunts)
  • “90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?” TLC (season 2)

8 p.m.

  • “Sharp Objects,” HBO (limited series premiere; reporter covering murders of two preteen girls in her small hometown identifies with them)

 

Monday, July 9

9 p.m.

  • “El Chapo,” Univision (season 3)
  • “POV: The Workers Cup,” (doc; 1.6 million African and Asian migrant workers are laboring to build stage for 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar while competing in their own soccer tournament)
  • “ATL Crime,” TV One (series premiere; 2 Atlanta detectives recount horrible cases)
  • “Deadly Rich,” CNBC (series premiere; true-crime series takes viewers inside lives and deaths of the 1 percent)

 

Tuesday, July 10

Streaming

  • “Drug Lords,” Netflix (season 2)

7 p.m.

  • “10 That Changed America,” PBS (season premiere; streets, monuments and modern marvels that changed America)
  • “Post Radical,” Viceland (series premiere; pro-skater turned documentarian Rick McCrank explores skateboarding community subcultures)

8 p.m.

  • “The Outpost,” CW (series premiere; last survivor of her kind discovers she has supernatural power that can help defend world against fanatical religious dictator)
  • “No Passport Required,” PBS (series premiere; chef Marcus Samuelsson showcases food & culture not usually associated with certain cities)
  • “King of the Road,” Viceland (season premiere)
  • “The Challenge: Final Reckoning,” MTV (season premiere)
  • “Outdaughtered,” TLC (season 3)
  • “Holmes & Holmes,” DIY (season premiere)
  • “Married at First Sight,” Lifetime (season 7)
  • “Strange Evidence,” Science (season 2)

9 p.m.

  • “Paid Off with Michael Torpey,” truTV (series premiere; 3 college grads with student debt play trivia for dollars)
  • “Most Expensivest,” Viceland (season 2)
  • “Rattled,” TLC (season 3)

9:30 p.m.

  • “F*ck, That’s Delicious,” Viceland (season premiere)
  • “Hack My Life,” truTV (season 4)

 

Wednesday, July 11

Streaming

  • “Harlots,” Hulu (season 2)

7 p.m.

  • “Earth’s Natural Wonders: Life at the Extremes,” PBS (season 2)
  • “King of the Desert Lions,” Smithsonian (doc; five male lion cubs grow up on Namibia’s Skeleton Coast)

8 p.m.

  • “Kingdoms of the Sky,” PBS (3-part series; people and animals thriving in the Rockies, Andes and the Himalayas)
  • “TKO: Total Knock Out,” CBS (series premiere; obstacle course competition)

9 p.m.

  • “Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters,” truTV (series premiere; scripted anthology comedy/suspense series)
  • “Hollywood Love Story,” Viceland (series premiere; Paris Hilton introduces tales of people trying to make it in Los Angeles)
  • “Dr. Pimple Popper,” TLC (series premiere; Instagram and YouTube star and dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee)

9:30 p.m.

  • “Tattoo Age,” Viceland (season premiere)

10:30 p.m.

  • “Mister Tachyon,” Viceland (series premiere; fictional scientist of title searches for cure to his invisibility through fringe science and his own experiments)

 

Thursday, July 12

8 p.m.

  • “Carnival Kings,” Cooking (series premiere; chef Richie Farina hits road in search of innovative culinary competitions)

10 p.m.

  • “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out,” MTV (season 11)

 

Friday, July 13

Streaming

  • “Jim Jeffries: This Is Me Now,” Netflix (stand-up special)
  • “Comicstaan,” Amazon Prime (season 1; 7 of the biggest comedians in India compete to be next big name in stand-up)
  • “Sugar Rush,” Netflix (season 1; teams race against clock to bake best-tasting sweets)
  • “Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty,” Journy (season 2; Journy is Ovation’s digital channel; show will debut Sept. 6 on Ovation)
  • “The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants,” Netflix (season 1; rascally 4th-grade pals turn their principal into Captain Underpants)
  • “How It Ends,” Netflix (movie; man and his estranged father-in-law race across country fractured by mysterious apocalypse to save his pregnant wife)
  • “Letterkenny,” Hulu (seasons 1 & 2;  Wayne and his buds get into dustups with their small-town rivals in Canadian comedy)

7 p.m.

  • “Whistleblower,” CBS (series premiere; real-life David vs. Goliath stories of heroic people who expose illegal and often dangerous wrongdoing by major corporations)
  • “Dateline: Secrets Uncovered,” Oxygen (season 4)
  • “The Shocking Truth,” Reelz (new episodes)

8 p.m.

  • “Copycat Killers,” Reelz (new episodes)

9 p.m.

  • “Operation Thai Cave Rescue,” Discovery (special; ordeal and rescue of 12 Thai soccer players and their 25-year-old coach)

 

Saturday, July 14

8 p.m.

  • “South Pacific,” BBC America (doc; explores remote South Pacific islands)

 

Sunday, July 15

Streaming

  • “The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale,” Netflix (Part 2)
  • “Bonusfamiljen,” Netflix (season 2)

7 p.m.

  • “When Sharks Attack: Mayhem in Mexico,” Nat Geo Wild (SharkFest premiere; why did beaches of Cancun suddenly become hotbed of star attacks)

8 p.m.

  • “Shark vs. Tuna,” Nat Geo Wild (SharkFest premiere; apex predators yellowfin tuna and mako and tiger sharks battle off Ascension Island)
  • “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: To the Altar,” Hallmark (movie; the POstables try to reunite a mother and daughter)
  • “Barnwood Builders,” DIY (season 7)

9 p.m.

  • “Who Is America?” Showtime (series premiere; Sacha Baron Cohen writes, directs and stars in satirical series)
  • “The Whale That Ate Jaws: New Evidence,” Nat Geo Wild (SharkFest premiere; experts weigh in to reveal astounding new discoveries in shark and whale behaviors)

9:30 p.m.

  • “Our Cartoon President,” Showtime (7 new episodes)

Monday, July 16

Streaming

  • “UnREAL,” Hulu (4th and final season; A&E series moves to Hulu)
  • “Hidden,” Acorn TV (season 1; DCI Cadi John returns to her Welsh hometown where a woman’s murder has her investigating old friends; more Acorn TV July premieres)

6 p.m.

  • “Serial Killer with Piers Morgan,” Oxygen (series premiere; Piers Morgan visits convicted killers in prison)

7 p.m.

  • “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind,” HBO (doc; life and career of comic actor)

8 p.m.

  • “Big Sharks Rule,” Nat Geo Wild (SharkFest premiere; great whites, tiger sharks, bull sharks, ragged tooth sharks and whale sharks reign supreme in South Africa waters)
  • “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” Bravo (season 13)
  • “Deadly Power,” Oxygen (series premiere; people face challenges in least expected places)

9 p.m.

  • “POV: Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2,” PBS (doc: guilt-ridden member of jury that handed down death penalty tracks down fellow jurors)
  • “Southern Charm Savannah,” Bravo (season 2)

 

Tuesday, July 17

8 p.m.

  • “700 Sharks,” Nat Geo Wild (SharkFest premiere; team of scientists study large school of sharks off Polynesia)

9 p.m.

  • “Hip-Hop Houdini,” Fuse (series premiere; magician Smoothini performs for hip-hop stars)
  • “Fear Factor,” MTV (celebrity season premiere; scaring celebrities)

9:30 p.m.

  • “The Hollywood Puppet Show,” Fuse (season 2)

 

Wednesday, July 18

7 p.m.

  • “The 2018 ESPYs,” ABC (special)

8 p.m.

  • “Shark Kill Zone,” Nat Geo Wild (SharkFest premiere; diverse ways sharks hunt and solutions they’ve found to catching prey)
  • Suits, USA (season 8)
Thursday, July 19

Streaming

  • “Office Uprising,” Sony Crackle (movie; underachiever working at weapons manufacturing firm finds that co-workers have been “weaponized” by energy drink)

8 p.m.

  • “Trial & Error: Lady, Killer,” NBC (season 2; back-to-back episodes)

9 p.m.

  • “Fear Factor,” MTV (season premiere; celebrity contestants confront their fears)
  • “Snowfall,” FX (season 2)

 

Friday, July 20

Streaming

  • “Dark Tourist” Netflix (season 1; David Farrier visits unusual, macabre tourism spots around the world)
  • “Zoe,” Amazon Prime (movie; two research colleagues design tech to perfect romantic relationships)
  • “Father of the Year,” Netflix (movie; 2 college grads wonder whose dad would win in a fight)
  • “Ballet Now,” Hulu (doc premiere; glimpse into the world of ballet and what it takes to create a one-of-kind dance extravaganza)
  • “Last Chance U: Indy,” Netflix (doc series, part 1; guys with red flags seek to prove their worth on field, in class)
  • “Amazing Interiors,” Netflix (season 1; stunning homes with secrets to reveal)
  • “Duck Duck Goose,” Netflix (movie; carefree goose takes pair of lost baby ducklings under his wing)
  • “Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot” Netflix (season 1; simple-minded fool named Hideaki meets comedy legend Sanma in 1980s, changes his name and becomes comic superstar)
  • “Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh,” Netflix (season 4)
  • “Luna Petunia: Return to Amazia,” Netflix (season 2)

8 p.m.

  • “Wynonna Earp,” Syfy (season 3)

9 p.m.

  • “In Search Of,” History (series premiere; Zachary Quinto hosts revival of 1970s series that searches for answers to some of world’s largest mysteries)
  • “Killjoys,” Syfy (season 4)
  • “Outcast,” Cinemax (season 2)

 

Saturday, July 21

8 p.m.

  • “Scandal Made Me Famous,” Reelz (new episodes)
  • “Four Weddings,” TLC (season premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Sex, Lies & Murder,” Reelz (new episodes)

 

Sunday, July 22

The 30th annual “Shark Week” begins on Discovery, while SharkFest launches on Nat Geo WILD

6 p.m.

  • “Alien Sharks: Greatest Hits,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; recounting the biggest discoveries, weirdest adaptations, and most memorable moments from the past five years of “Alien Sharks”)

7 p.m.

  • “Bear vs Shark,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; Bear Grylls takes on ocean’s most powerful predators)
  • “When Sharks Attack: The San Francisco Slayer,” Nat Geo Wild (SharkFest premiere; investigating shark attacks just north of San Francisco)
  • “Something’s Killing Me with BD Wong,” HLN (season 2)

8 p.m.

  • “Shaq Does Shark Week,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; ex-Marine and comedian Rob Riggle helps train Shaquille O’Neal to dive and see sharks)
  • “When Sharks Attack: Anatomy of a Shark Attack,” Nat Geo Wild (SharkFest premiere; experts break down stories from shark attack survivors and science behind shark behaviors and attack methods to reveal how to handle an attack)
  • “Morning Show Mystery: Murder on the Menu,” Hallmark (movie; 2nd installment of the successful Morning Show Mysteries franchise)
  • “Falco,” Telemundo (series premiere; detective comes out of coma after 23 years and investigates most important case of his life)

9 p.m.

  • “Ronda Rousey Uncaged,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; ex-Navy diver and shark attack survivor Paul De Gelder coaches rookie diver Rousey to prep her to face a Mako shark outside a cage)

 

Monday, July 23

7 p.m.

  • “Monster Tag,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; Aaron Rodgers, Lindsey Vonn and Rob Gronkowski join forces with top shark scientists to learn crucial information about the ocean’s top predators)
  • “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood,” VH1 (season 5)

8 p.m.

  • “Great White Abyss,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; experts go to Great White hotspot Guadalupe Island to learn if the biggest sharks of their kind live deeper in the ocean)
  • “Ted Williams: ‘The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived,’ ” PBS (“American Masters” premiere; life of Boston Red Sox player and Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams)

9 p.m.

  • “Cuba’s Secret Shark Lair,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; 2 teams of researchers delve into mystery of Cuba’s gigantic sharks)
  • “POV: The War to Be Her,” PBS (doc; In Waziristan, Maria Toorpakai defies the Taliban by disguising herself as a boy to play sports)

 

Tuesday, July 24

Streaming

  • “Iliza Shlesinger: Elder Millennial,” Netflix (stand-up special)
  • “The Warning,” Netflix (movie; mathematical genius figures out pattern of deaths at gas station and sets out to warn next victim)
  • “Tumble Leaf,” Amazon Prime (season 4a)

7 p.m.

  • “Guy Fieri’s Feeding Frenzy,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; Fieri and his son, Hunter, head to the Bahamas to experience local cuisine and explore what makes the waters around these islands the perfect all-you-can-eat buffet for wide variety of shark species)

8 p.m.

  • “Laws of Jaws,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; expert divers reenact five harrowing real-life shark encounters to test whether attacks are result of shark behavior or our own)
  • “Bad Henry,” ID (special; “I Am Homicide” host Garry McFadden recounts the case of serial killer “Bad” Henry Louis Wallace)
  • “Desert Flippers,” HGTV (season 3)

9 p.m.

  • “Miz & Mrs,” USA (series premiere; married life of WWE Superstars The Miz and Maryse)
  • “Air Jaws: The Hunted,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; researchers study how Orcas are wiping out Great White sharks)

 

Wednesday, July 25

Streaming

  • “Castle Rock,” Hulu (season 1; psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse)
  • “Sideswiped,” YouTube Premium (series premiere; workaholic vows to make dates with all 252 of her Tinder  matches)

7 p.m.

  • “Burden of Truth,” CW (series premiere; attorney Joanna Hanley leaves corporate law firm to work case of  mysterious illness affecting female high school students of her Canadian hometown)
  • “Air Jaws: Back From the Dead,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; researchers hunt in New Zealand for more Great White sharks who sharks launch out of ocean as they attack seals)

8 p.m.

  • “Shark Tank Meets Shark Week,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; Sharks are each paired with a shark-centric non-profit and interact with real sharks and uncover issues sharks are facing; a $50,000 donation is on the line.)

9 p.m.

  • “The Art Show,” Ovation (network premiere; hosts Kate Bryan, June Sarpong, Will Best; curator Carrie Scott; artist Charming Baker, and art historian Dr. James Fox introduce viewers to artists from around the world and share their latest works)
  • “Sharkcam Stakeout,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; team goes to the Bahamas to investigate private lives of Bull and Hammerhead sharks)

 

Thursday, July 26

Streaming

  • “The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco,” BritBox (season 1; Millie and Jean travel to America, join forces with two U.S. codebreakers to tackle new murder cases; more BritBox July premieres)

7 p.m.

  • “Sharkcam Strikes Back,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; celebrates remarkable discoveries team have made in the last 6 years)

8 p.m.

  • “Sharkwrecked,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; Paul de Gelder and James Glancy spend two days floating with endangered Oceanic White Tip sharks in waters of Cat Island, the Bahamas)
  • “The Great Food Truck Race,” Food (season 9)
  • The Perfect Murder,” ID (season premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Tiger Shark Invasion,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; team studies how tiger sharks have re-set the underwater order around the Galapagos Islands)
  • “Swedish Dicks,” Pop (season 2)

 

Friday, July 27

Streaming

  • “Extinction,” Netflix (movie; father protects family when planet is invaded by aliens)
  • “Eat.Race.Win,” Amazon Prime (season 1; chef Hannah Grant sources performance food for Australia’s pro cycling team, Orica-Scott, during Tour de France)
  • “Orange is the New Black,” Netflix (season 6)
  • “The Bleeding Edge,” Netflix (doc; how America’s profit-driven, multibillion-dollar medical device industry puts patients at risk)
  • “Cupcake & Dino—General Services,” Netflix (animated season 1; cupcake and dinosaur brother try to rule general services industry in big city)
  • “Roman Empire: Reign of Blood—Master of Rome,” Netflix (season 2; Julius Caesar rises to establish one of history’s greatest dynasties)
  • “The Worst Witch,” Netflix (season 2)
  • “Welcome to the Family,” Netflix (season 1; broke single mom and her father’s girlfriend try to cover up his death after learning they’ve been written out of his will)

6 p.m.

  • “Cash Cab,” Discovery (season premiere; special Shark Week episode

7 p.m.

  • “Megalodon: Fact vs. Fiction,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; what if the largest shark that ever existed were still alive today?)

8 p.m.

  • “Bloodline: The Spawn of Jaws,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; with protection, the sons and daughters of Jaws are making a comeback off Long Island, NY)
  • “Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Wembley or Bust,” Showtime (doc; Lynne’s ELO performance in England’s famed Wembley Stadium)

9 p.m.

  • “Great White Shark Babies,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; large Great White females migrate to Guadalupe for one last big feed of seals before they go off to have their pups; but where is the birthing place?)

10 p.m.

  • “Safari Live: Migration,” Nat Geo Wild (season premiere)

 

Saturday, July 28

7 a.m.

  • “Pink Collar Crimes,” CBS (series premiere; felonious females)
  • “Christmas In July,” AXS TV (day-long music event;  day of classic Christmas concerts)

8 p.m.

  • “Love on Safari,” Hallmark (movie; web designer learns she’s inherited an animal reserve in South Africa)
  • “Return of Mega Shark,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; looking for giant White sharks lurking in deep water off the coast of New Zealand)

9 p.m;.

  • “Sharks Gone Wild,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; discover everything that has happened in the world of sharks this year)

 

Sunday, July 29

8 p.m.

  • “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: The Disappearing Game,” Hallmark (movie; crime-solving librarian investigates when her nephew and his college roommate go missing after the roommate’s girlfriend is found dead)
  • “Naked and Afraid of Sharks,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; 5 “Naked and Afraid” all-stars must survive for 14 days stranded on a barren island in the middle of the most shark-infested waters on earth)
  • “Secrets of the Zoo,” Nat Geo Wild

10 p.m.

  • “Garage Sale Mysteries Preview Special,” Hallmark (special; 1st look at 2nd annual “Garage Sale Mystery” month)

 

Monday, July 30

Streaming

  • “A Very Secret Service,” Netflix (season 2)

9 p.m.

  • “Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” Paramount (6-part doc; based on the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin)
  • “POV: Whose Streets?” PBS (doc; look at the Ferguson, Mo., uprising)
  • “Diesel Brothers,” Discovery (season premiere)

 

Tuesday, July 31

Streaming

  • “Casual,” Hulu (4th and final season)
  • “Terrace House: Opening New Doors,” Netflix (part 3)

9 p.m.

  • “Making It,” NBC (series premiere; craft making competition from Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman)
  • “Dark Waters: Murder in the Deep,” ID (series premiere; maritime murders)
  • “Hard to Kill,” Discovery (series premiere; ex Green Beret and MMA fighter Tim Kennedy tries out some of world’s most dangerous jobs)