What's Premiering This Week (Aug. 2-Aug. 8)

The L Word: Generation Q
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The return of Showtime's The L Word: Generation Q leads the list of new shows, documentaries and movies debuting on cable and streaming services during the first week of August.

The second season of Showtime's The L Word spinoff debuts Aug. 8. The L Word:  Generation Q stars Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig and Leisha Hailey. 

On the movie front, HBO Max will debut on Aug. 6 The Suicide Squad, a sequel to the 2016 Suicide Squad film starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman and Viola Davis. Robbie, Kinnaman, Courtney and Davis return for the sequel, which also features Idris Elba and John Cena. The movie will debut on HBO Max at the same time it hits theaters. 

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Below are video trailers and premiere dates for several shows debuting the week of  Aug.  3 to Aug. 8 on cable networks and streaming services (for some videos, viewer discretion is advised):

Aug. 3 -- Obama: In Pursuit of a more Perfect Union (documentary) -- HBO

Aug. 4 -- Cooking with Paris (reality) -- Netflix

Aug. 4 -- Short Circuit (animation) -- Disney Plus

Aug. 5 -- Departure (returning series) -- Peacock

Aug. 5 -- Hart to Heart (talk show) -- Peacock

Aug. 6 -- Vivo (animation) -- Netflix

Aug. 6 -- Val (documentary) -- Prime Video

Aug. 8 -- UFO (documentary) -- Showtime

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.