The evening BBQs might be in full swing, but you’ll want to save a few summer nights for some of the most eagerly awaited entertainment events of the season. From sci-fi to drama to the most intense sports of the season … maybe bring those burgers inside so you can have your BBQ and watch your shows too!
Wimbledon – TSN, July 1–July 15
The world’s greatest tennis stars congregate for some of the most breathtaking tennis performances of the summer. We can’t wait to watch this year’s champs!
Stranger Things – Netflix, Thursday, July 4
School’s out for summer, friendships turn into romances, and the group’s dynamics are at risk. Meanwhile, danger is never far away. While evil threatens their community, Eleven and her friends have to figure out how to keep their world safe and stand together, even in the face of fear.
Tour de France – Sportsnet, July 6–28
The most intense biking in the world, in some of the most scenic places in the world. We wait for this sporting saga every year, and 2019 is no different. The excitement begins in Belgium and tours us all the way to France, starting on July 6.
The Lion King – Theatres, July 19
This is one for the VIP tickets! With a huge cast of megastars, including Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, and the unforgettable James Earl Jones back as King Mustafa, the new Lion King is giving us everything we could have dreamed of in a remake. We couldn’t wait to hear Beyoncé and Donald “Childish Gambino” Glover perform “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” but we also hear that Queen Bey has a secret new song on the soundtrack that hasn’t yet been released!
Queer Eye – Netflix, July 19
We can’t get enough of this reboot, and they haven’t had enough of Kansas City, Missouri! Expect the Fab Five to ante up on the qualities that have been the keys to their success: a new season full of encouragement and open dialogue, more group and couple makeovers, and a chance to learn even more about the life experiences of the Fab Five guys themselves.
Big Little Lies – HBO, July 21 -Season finale
This season has been all about personal growth, and we’ve been here for it! Though many of the Monterey moms have been struggling with stressful marital challenges, it’s Jane who could provide us with a bit of light at the end of this long, drama-filled tunnel. As she gains her footing in the world of dating and independence, we can’t help but keep faith that the finale will give us something warm and hopeful to look forward to.
The Bachelorette – ABC, July 29 – Season finale
The season finale was originally planned for July 22, but after some behind-the-scenes changes, it looks like this season’s Men Tell All Special will take the place of the finale on July 22, while the season finale will air the following week, on July 29. And which guy will Hannah choose? Only time will tell.
Orange Is the New Black – Netflix, July 26 – Final season
We were shocked and speechless after last season’s devastating finale, when we witnessed Blanca being unwittingly transported to an immigration detention centre, Taystee going down for a murder she didn’t commit, and Piper being given an early release. Even in its final season, Orange delivers some of the most significant social commentary on TV right now.