What’s Premiering This Week (Aug. 24-Aug. 30)

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The last week of August will offer a light schedule of new original series premieres on cable and streaming services.

Disney Plus will bring back Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb animated series for an Aug. 28 standalone movie, Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe, while BET Plus will help say goodbye to Tyler Perry’s iconic character Madea as part of an Aug. 27 special Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Play. Netflix on Aug. 25 will bring back its drama series Trinkets (pictured) for a sophomore season. 

Below are video trailers and premiere dates for several other shows debuting the week of Aug. 24 to Aug. 30 on cable networks and streaming services (for some videos, viewer discretion is advised):

Aug. 24 -- Family Business (drama) -- Acorn TV

Aug. 24 -- Reno 911! (comedy) -- Quibi

Aug. 27 -- Class Action Park (documentary) -- HBO Max

Aug. 27 -- Pure (drama) -- HBO Max

Aug. 28 -- The Binge (comedy) -- Hulu

Aug. 30 -- Love Fraud (reality) -- 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.