The TVLine-Up: What's New, Returning and Leaving the Week of Aug. 1

The Suicide Squad

This weekly feature is in addition to TVLine’s daily What to Watch listings and monthly guide to What’s on Streaming.

With nearly 500 scripted shows now airing across broadcast, cable and streaming, it’s easy to forget that a favorite comedy is returning, or that the new “prestige drama” you anticipated is about to debut. So consider this our reminder to set your DVR, order a Season Pass, pop a fresh Memorex into the VCR… however it is you roll.

This week, you’ll find a dozen premieres (including Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Mr. Corman, and new seasons of Departure and Naked & Afraid), 10 season finales (including Black Monday, The Chi, Kevin Can F**k Himself and The Mysterious Benedict Society) and a smattering of films, specials and daytime-TV events (including the HBO Max debut of The Suicide Squad, the very last episode of Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, and Meghan McCain’s exit from The View).

SUNDAY, AUG. 1
8 pm Stellar Gospel Music Awards (BET)
8 pm Johnson series premiere (Bounce TV; two episodes)
8 pm Naked & Afraid Season 13 premiere (Discovery Channel)
9 pm The Chi Season 4 finale (Showtime)
9 pm Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted Season 3 finale (NatGeo)
9 pm Kevin Can F**k Himself Season 1 finale (AMC)
9 pm War of the Worlds Season 2 finale (Epix)
9 pm Wipeout: The Suicide Squad Special (TBS)
10 pm Black Monday Season 3 finale (Showtime)
10 pm Domina Season 1 finale (Epix)
10:30 pm Flatbush Misdemeanors Season 1 finale (Showtime)

MONDAY, AUG. 2
3 am Jack Irish series finale (Acorn TV)
9 pm Small Town News docuseries premiere (HBO; two episodes)

TUESDAY, AUG. 3
8 pm The Haves and the Have Nots reunion special, Part 2 of 2 (OWN)
9 pm Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union three-night docuseries event (HBO)

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 4
3 am Cooking With Paris series premiere (Netflix; all episodes)
3 am Short Circuit Season 2 premiere (Disney+; all episodes)
10 am Home & Family series finale (Hallmark Channel)
10 pm Siesta Key Season 4 reunion special (MTV)

THURSDAY, AUG. 5
3 am Departure Season 2 premiere (Peacock; all episodes)
3 am Furry Friends Forever: Elmo Gets a Puppy special (HBO Max)
3 am Hart to Heart series premiere (Peacock; first three episodes)
3 am The Suicide Squad film premiere (HBO Max)

FRIDAY, AUG. 6
3 am Hit & Run series premiere (Netflix; all episodes)
3 am Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary docuseries premiere (IMDb TV; all episodes)
3 am Madagascar: A Little Wild Season 4 premiere (Hulu and Peacock; all episodes)
3 am Making the Cut Season 2 finale (Amazon Prime; last two episodes)
3 am Mr. Corman series premiere (Apple TV+; first two episodes)
3 am The Mysterious Benedict Society Season 1 finale (Disney+)
3 am Physical Season 1 finale (Apple TV+)
3 am Val documentary premiere (Amazon Prime)
3 am Vivo film premiere (Netflix)
9 am Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends series premiere (Disney Channel)
11 am Meghan McCain exits The View (ABC)

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