What You Need to Know: Joining “Betty” as yet another television show based on a film, “Blindpsotting” is a continuation of the 2018 film which was created by and starred Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal. Picking up six months following the events of the film, the show will center on Ashley, who, after the incarceration of their partner, Miles, is left on her own to navigate a pressing crisis when she and her young son are forced to move in with Miles’ mother and half-sister. Casal remains involved as showrunner and director and will return as his character in a recurring capacity. The show also stars Benjamin Earl Turner, Atticus Woodward, Jaylen Barron, and Candace Nicholas-Lippman.
Release Date: Season one premieres June 13 on Starz.
“Tuca and Bertie”
What You Need to Know: With its shocking cancellation following a stellar and vibrant first season, news of a season two – now through Adult Swim rather than Netflix – was a mild miracle of the current state of television where any show can seemingly be given new life after cancellation. As the titular characters, Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong and Steven Yeun as Speckle, are all returning for the ten-episode season of “Tuca and Bertie,” which will continue to explore the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building. The animated comedy series created by Lisa Hanawalt is a breath of fresh air, combining an aesthetic that clearly draws from the “Bojack Horseman” while keeping the stories looser and funnier.
Release Date: Season two premieres June 13 on Adult Swim.
What You Need to Know: As FXX’s most-watched comedy in history following its debut season, “Dave” is facing high expectations for its follow-up. Created by real-life rapper/Internet personality Dave Burd, aka Lil’ Dicky, the series follows a warped version of his own experiences as a white rapper and viral star, playing a lead character trying to achieve the same. Co-created by Burd and Jeff Shaffer, “Dave” has been compared to “Atlanta” in terms of how it established its own voice and world within the comedy landscape, though it didn’t go on to be as critically successful as Donald Glover’s creation. That said, clearly, it found plenty of fans who will all likely be tuning in to season two to continue to watch this character on his quest for stardom.
Release Date: Season two premieres June 16 on FXX.
What You Need to Know: Created by Annie Weisman (“The Path,” “Suburgatory,”) “Physical” stars Rose Byrne as Sheila Rubin, a quietly tormented housewife during the 1980s in San Diego who struggles with personal demons. Things begin to change for her when she discovers aerobics and finds a way to embrace empowerment and success. Marketed as a dark comedy with episodes directed by “I, Tonya” filmmaker Craig Gillespie, the show will also star Rory Scovel, Dierdre Friel, Della Saba, Lou Taylor Pucci, Paul Sparks, and Ashley Liao. The greatest pull, however, is Byrne in the leading role. Over the years, she’s demonstrated her considerable abilities across comedy and drama and, with “Physical,” it seems like she’s finally getting the type of long-overdue star vehicle that plays to all of her strength.
Release Date: Season one premieres June 18 on Apple TV+.
“Kevin Can F*** Himself”
What You Need to Know: While opinions may vary regarding the overall, long-running quality of the mega-hit “Schitt’s Creek,” if there’s one definitive plus side from the show’s popularity, it’s the introduction of Annie Murphy. Murphy played Alexis – the secret weapon and real heart of the series – and it would seem Hollywood has taken note, and her first foray away from the character she’s become known from is the AMC series “Kevin Can F*** Off.” Inspired largely by the regressive sitcom “Kevin Can Wait” killing off the wife character years ago only to use that death as a cheap joke, along with many other sitcoms in history where the wife is written to be a nag and killjoy to the affable husband character, the series created by “Lodge 49” writer Valerie Armstrong looks to be a scathing indictment of that trend. The hour-long series will jump between gritty, real-life drama and traditional sitcom situations.
Release Date: Season one premieres June 20th on AMC. If that’s not enough television for you, there’s also the fifth season of the popular animated series “Rick & Morty” created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, which will premiere June 20th on Adult Swim.