The 8 best TV shows to watch in the coming week
Polished off your latest box set and stuck on what to watch next week? Never fear! We at TV Guide are here to do what we do best; guide you through TV! Here’s the best of what’s coming up in the week ahead, from an hilariously dysfunctional family to a pop princess turned police woman, plus some scheming Belgian divas, the latest from Toby Jones, and a whole lot more.
The mother-daughter sitcom starring Allison Janney and Anna Faris is back for Season 3b, with ever more crude innuendos and jokes about alcoholism. This episode, entitled ‘Cinderella and a Drunk MacGyver’ sees Christy try to help a handsome, newly sober AA member, but her attraction to him complicates things, while Bonnie jumps at the chance to attend a lavish charity gala with Jill.
9pm, July 12th on ITV2
Shades of Blue
Jennifer Lopez tries something a bit different, and Ray Liotta does what he does best, in this new crime drama about a crooked, bribe-hungry Brooklyn detective who is forced to turn informant on her dodgy team. Seeking to secure the best life possible for her bright daughter, Lopez’s character Harlee Santos must walk a line between loyalty, honour and betrayal at work, all while being a strong single mother at home.
9pm, July 13th on Sky Living
The acclaimed Amazon original drama about computer programmer cum vigilante hacker Elliot is back for a second season and looking to bag another Golden Globe. Picking up from the utter chaos that was the end of season one, this new episode’s synopsis reveals: Five/nine has changed the world; Elliot is in seclusion; Angela finds happiness at Evil Corp.; fsociety delivers a malicious payload.
From July 14th on Amazon Prime Video
Set in Hawkins, Indiana, in the 1980s, this retro-style thriller chronicles the search for a young boy who vanishes into thin air under highly suspicious circumstances. His mother (Winona Ryder) opens an investigation into his disappearance that soon begins to unravel a series of mysteries involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.
From July 15th on Netflix
Described as ‘Desperate Housewives on acid’, this Belgian black comedy thriller sees what happens when five adult sisters plot to murder their obnoxious brother-in-law, and thwart the investigation of two insurance claims adjusters probing his dubious demise.
9pm, July 15th on More4
The Secret Agent
Set in London in 1886 and based on the Joseph Conrad novel, this three-part drama sees Toby Jones play Verloc, a Soho shopkeeper who, unbeknownst to his wife, works as a secret agent for the Russian government. Caught between the Russians and the British police, Verloc reluctantly draws his own family into a tragic terror plot.
9pm, July 17th on BBC One
The U.S. thriller based on James Patterson’s book is back for season 2. In case season 1 managed to pass you by, the series follows zoologist Jackson Oz (James Wolk) who races against time to discover why the numbers of animal attacks on humans have been increasing at such an alarming rate.
9pm, July 17th on Sky 1
Can you believe our favourite lawyers Mike and Harvey are in their sixth season already? Season 6 is set to be a dramatic one, as we see Mike trying to keep his sanity while struggling with the realities of being in prison, while Harvey deals with keeping it all together on the outside in his absence.
10pm, July 17th on Dave