August programming offerings will heat up this week as several high-profile scripted and reality series make their debuts.
HBO's much anticipated horror/thriller series Lovecraft County -- executive produced by Jordan Peele and Misha Green -- debuts on Aug. 16, while Apple TV Plus' Ted Lasso, starring Jason Sudelkis as an American college football coach-turned-England pro soccer team coach, premieres Aug. 14
On the unscripted front, HBO will debut its Hard Knocks pro football reality series on Aug. 11 with a focus on the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers, while its sister streaming service HBO Max on Aug. 13 will cook up a new reality series starring actress Selena Gomez titled Selena + Chef (pictured).
Below are video trailers and premiere dates for several other shows debuting the week of Aug. 10 to Aug. 16 on cable networks and streaming services (for some videos, viewer discretion is advised):
Aug. 10 -- Game On: A Comedy Crossover Event (special) -- Netflix
Aug. 10 -- The Other One (comedy) -- Acorn TV
Aug. 11 -- Hard Knocks: Los Angeles (sports docu series) -- HBO
Aug. 12 -- Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn (documentary) -- HBO
Aug. 13 -- Five Bedrooms (dramedy) -- Peacock
Aug. 14 -- Teenage Bounty Hunters (comedy) -- Netflix
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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.
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