8 TV Shows You Won't Want to Miss in July

Game of Thrones
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The wait for Game of Thrones is finally over! After pushing back the release date, announcing shorter seasons, and teasing us with epic trailers and character posters, HBO is finally premiering the seventh season of its hit series in July. We can't wait to see what Khaleesi (Emilia Clarke), Jon Snow (Kit Harrington), and the rest of our favorites in the Seven Kingdoms have been up to.

Aside from that highly anticipated premiere, July also has a ton of new series worth checking out too, from fascinating documentaries to your next Netflix binge. Scroll down to see what we'll be tuning in to this month.

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The Defiant Ones

The Defiant Ones
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This four-part documentary tells the story of music moguls Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. Deep diving into their unique partnership, the series will take a look at how the two are shaping and transforming music culture as we know it. (Sunday, July 9 at 9 p.m ET on HBO)

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Alex Bailey

This new period drama follows the wild and fascinating life of the young William Shakespeare, played by newcomer Laurie Davidson, as he navigates the 16th-century theater scene in London. (Monday, July 10 at 9 p.m. ET on TNT)

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The Bold Type

The Bold Type
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Ever wondered what it's like to work at a women's magazine? This new series follows staffers and BFFs at the fictional Scarlet magazine as they deal with the ups, downs, and deadlines of producing a global periodical. (Tuesday, July 11 at 9 p.m. ET on Freeform)

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Friends from College
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In this new comedy series, a group of old college pals reunite after moving to the same city. They're all facing their forties but still nostalgic about their Harvard days with each other. Now, their relationships are even more complicated and intertwined. Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage, and Jae Suh Park star. (Friday, July 14, all episodes on Netflix)

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Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones
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While little has been revealed about the seventh season of Game of Thrones, we do know that two major wars are brewing. For one, Daenerys and her dragons have landed in Westeros, so you know she's coming for Cersei and the Iron Throne. And second, Jon Snow's hold in the North will certainly be tested by the White Walkers. (Sunday, July 16 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO)

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Issa Rae's hilarious and relatable comedy series returns for a second season on HBO. According to Rae, it will pick up right where Season One left off. (Sunday, July 23 at 10:30 p.m. ET on HBO)

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Midnight, Texas
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Based on the hit novels by Charlaine Harris (who also wrote True Blood), this new dark series takes place in a small Texan town that acts as a haven for the supernatural, from vampires to psychics to zombies. (Monday, July 24 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC)

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Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's final novel, this new nine-episode series takes place in 1930s Hollywood, where a big time producer (Matt Bomer) butts heads with his boss (Kelsey Grammer) over the direction of their studio. Lily Collins also stars. (Friday, July 28 on Amazon Prime Video)

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