AMC’s anthology horror series The Terror: Infamy and OWN’s drama series David Makes Man tops the list of scripted series debuting during the week of Aug. 12 to Aug. 18.
The Terror: Infamy, debuting Aug. 12, will focus on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community, and a young man's journey to understand and combat the entity responsible, according to the network.
OWN’s Aug. 14 premiere of David Makes Man -- produced by Alivn McCraney (Moonlight) follows a 14-year old African-American male who focuses on education as an escape from a turbulent home life, according to the network.
On the reality front, Paramount on Aug. 18 will premiere a documentary on the life of actor Patrick Swayze dubbed I Am Patrick Swayze.
Below are video trailers and premiere dates for several shows debuting this week on cable networks and streaming services:
Aug. 12 -- Lodge 49 (returning series) -- AMC
Aug. 12 -- Our Boys (drama) -- HBO
Aug. 13 -- Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die In America (documentary) -- HBO
Aug. 13 -- Black Ink Crew: Compton (reality series) -- VH1
Aug. 13 -- Danny’s House (talk/comedy show) -- Viceland
Aug. 16 -- Mindhunter (returning series) -- Netflix
Aug. 16 -- Sextuplets (comedy) -- Netflix
Aug. 18 -- The Righteous Gemstones (comedy) -- HBO
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