From caffeinated comedians to heckling housewives, we round up the top 10 shows to watch this week
1. Our Cartoon President – Sunday, July 15, 7 p.m., Crave 1 I Season Finale
CraveAs Cartoon Donald Trump launches his beloved Space Force (with a characteristic lack of attention to detail), his Democratic rivals worry they don’t have what it takes to best him in the 2020 election—so they start subtly and not-so-subtly sabotaging their own campaigns.
2. Euphoria – Sunday, July 15, 9 p.m. & Midnight, HBO Canada
HBOThe students feel the pressure as the police ramp up their investigation following the carnival. Meanwhile, Jules is stressed out by her role in Rue’s sobriety, Kat tries out a new lifestyle and Cassie focuses on her relationship with McKay.
3. Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein – Tuesday, July 16, Netflix
NetflixFollowing the recent premiere of Stranger Things 3, one of that series’ breakout stars is debuting a new solo project on Netflix that promises to be a far stranger thing than anything we’ve seen from him before. David Harbour, who plays Stranger Things’ affable Chief Hopper and recently starred in the big-screen reboot of Hellboy, is the star/subject of Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein, an awkwardly titled 28-minute mockumentary with a concept that hovers somewhere between quirky and bizarre. The premise: Harbour (playing himself) uncovers long-lost footage of his actor father’s televised stage play (from which the mockumentary takes its title), allowing Harbour the opportunity to “explore the depths of his family’s acting lineage to gain insight into his father’s legacy.”
4. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion – Tuesday, July 16, 6 p.m. & 10 p.m., Slice
SliceWhen we tune in to any of the Real Housewives series, we know we’re in for a world of drama, but this ninth season of the decadent franchise has been more plumped up than Lisa Rinna’s lips. That’s in large part due to the “Puppygate” ordeal and one Lisa Vanderpump, who now famously stopped filming the series halfway through this year and has since quit altogether. In fact, there’s so much shade between the OG cast member and the rest of the women that Vanderpump didn’t even bother showing up for this week’s reunion show, which is bound to dig into all of the dirty details of her exit and the current status of her relationships with Kyle, Camille, Denise, Erika and, of course, Dorit.
5. The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight with Robin Roberts – Tuesday, July 16, 8 p.m., ABC
ABCGood Morning America’s Robin Roberts hosts this one-hour look at Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King. In addition to interviews with the cast (including Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner) and director Jon Favreau, this special also features behind-the-scenes footage and the debut of an exclusive unreleased scene. Also paying tribute to the iconic animated version are original voice actors Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick and Jeremy Irons, as well as Elton John, who co-wrote and performed the beloved film’s songs. “The legacy of The Lion King is absolutely incredible, and I’m excited to give fans a special look at this iconic film,” says Roberts. “It’s a dazzling glimpse into what it takes to bring The Lion King to life in its many forms and how meaningful it has become for the cast members of both the original and new film, as well as Broadway and music legends.”
6. Grown-ish – Wednesday, July 17, 5 p.m. & 8 p.m., ABC Spark
ABC SparkAfter realizing that being the nice, agreeable ones in their respective relationships is actually undermining their happiness, Ana, Nomi and Zoey each find ways to stand up for themselves, showing their significant others a bold new look.
7. Suits – Wednesday, July 17, 6 p.m., Bravo I Season Premiere
BravoThe breezy legal drama that gave us oh so many hours of courtroom theatrics and Shakespearean inter-office politics—while also introducing the previously obscure terms “mudding” and “Meghan Markle” into the pop-culture lexicon—is at last being dismissed from the airwaves.
And while no one believes that the aforementioned Duchess will return to her former stomping grounds for this ninth and final hurrah, we do know Patrick J. Adams will be back as boy genius Mike Ross sometime around midseason, when he returns to New York for a case against his former mentor Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) and new name partner Samantha Wheeler (Katherine Heigl). Also on the docket: a reappearance by founding partner Jessica (Gina Torres), before she spins off with her new, Chicago-set series, Pearson.
8. Ex on the Beach – Wednesday, July 17, 7 p.m. & Midnight, MTV Canada I Season Premiere
MTV CanadaBust out that sunscreen, pack your itty-bitty bikinis and get ready for a good old-fashioned guilt-watch, as one of the raunchiest summer series (that we just can’t look away from) is back in all its sweaty glory for a third season this week. Nothing ruins a picturesque beach vacation quite like the sudden (and unwelcome) appearance of an acrimonious ex, which 10 celeb-reality singles hailing from the likes of Big Brother, Are You the One? and Inst@famous are about to find out when they’re blindsided by their former flings in the premiere. Expect screaming matches, make-out sessions, screaming matches that turn into makeout sessions, and plenty of faces involuntarily moistened by beverages, as these cornered reality stars (the most feral breed of celebrity, we might remind you) are forced to confront their hard feelings and long-ignored personal shortcomings over cocktails.
9. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – Friday, July 19, Netflix
NetflixGiven how many comedians have appeared on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee over the course of its run, you wouldn’t think that there’s any one comic left who could send the Internet into shrieks of excitement by popping up in the passenger seat. But there is, actually, and his name is Eddie Murphy.
That’s not to say that the other folks who’ll be appearing in this new season aren’t great shakes in their own right: the list includes Seth Rogen, Ricky Gervais, Matthew Broderick, Jamie Foxx, Martin Short, along with somewhat lesser-known but equally engaging funny folks like Mario Joyner, Melissa Villaseñor, Bridget Everett, Barry Marder and Sebastian Maniscalco. Yet when Seinfeld took to Instagram to post that list of names, he did so with the same short, succinct word choice that he utilizes in his comedy, simply saying, “I love the cars. I love the comedians. And yes, doing the show with Eddie was really special.”
10. Queer Eye – Friday, July 19, Netflix I Season Premiere
NetflixYasss, queen! Chop up some fresh avocado and take one last, loving look at those soon-to-be-discarded Crocs, because the new Fab Five are back for a third season of inside-out makeovers that help some fashion-challenged folks connect with their inner selves and find a confidence they never knew they had.
Of course, as cameras start rolling in Kansas City, it isn’t just wardrobes and lifestyle habits that Antoni Porowski (Food and Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming), Karamo Brown (Culture) and Tan France (Fashion) will be revamping; they’ll also be opening hearts and minds, changing the way their subjects see not only themselves but the world around them.