The Best New Shows to Stream on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and More



As we gear up for the 4th of July holiday, there’s plenty to watch this week. From exciting dramas to animated series for families, reality shows, and more, there’s a diverse selection of content to keep you busy as you relax at home for some much-needed R&R. The best streaming services have new seasons of popular shows plus entirely new content coming to entertain. Whether you want to learn more about loggers (nope, I didn’t forget the “b,”), see what it takes to be a drag superstar, or delve into the supernatural world of voodoo and mind-reading, there’s something worth watching this week.

When you’re done here, check out the best new movies to stream this week as well as the best shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+.

Netflix

Three boys in boarding school in Netflix's Young Royals.

Young Royals

When Prince Wilhelm arrives at his new boarding school and realizes what life is like outside of the walls of his royal family, he begins to question if he truly wants to continue on the regal path that has been set out for him, including all of the obligations that come with it. The taste of freedom and a chance to carve his own future seem all too sweet. When Wilhelm becomes next in line for the throne, however, his decision becomes even more pressing. How can a young man be forced to choose between love and duty? The first season is now streaming.

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Netflix's animated superhero StarBeam stands with her friends behind her.

StarBeam

Eight-year-old Zoey, who can transform into the superhero StarBeam, is the star of this animated kids series. Zoey uses her secret superpowers, including super-strength, flight, and speed, along with the ability to build force fields using bubbles, to help save the day from colorful villains. Whenever she’s ready to take on the enemy, Zoey says her catchphrase, “It’s time to shine!” The fourth season of the Canadian American series is arriving mere months after season three.

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The crew from Netflix's Big Timber standing among the logs.

Big Timber

It seems there’s a show these days chronicling the day-to-day duties of those who work in just about every industry, from first responders to construction workers, real estate agents, doctors, therapists, farmers, veterinarians, and more. With lumber in high demand nowadays, why not add loggers to the list? In this series, which is now streaming its first season, viewers follow a logger and his crew on Vancouver Island as they navigate the various challenges they encounter while chopping and moving valuable lumber.

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Three teens from Mortel on Netflix.

Mortel

Hailing from France, this supernatural series returns for its second season. At the center of the story are three teenagers. When two of them make a deal with the voodoo god Obe so they can solve the murder of a loved one, they end up with superpowers. Sofiane can manipulate what other people do while Victor is a mind reader. However, there’s a catch: Each teen’s superpowers only work when the other is also present. Attempting to free themselves from Obe’s spell and get rid of the voodoo god once and for all, they hope a young woman named Luisa who has experience with voodoo might be able to help.

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Dr. Grey and others from Grey's Anatomy season 17 on Netflix.

Grey’s Anatomy

Die-hard original fans of this long-running medical drama, or those who are bingeing their way through the many seasons more than 15 years after the show began, will be able to catch the most recent 17th season starting Saturday, July 3. Dr. Meredith Grey is the main character, but, through the seasons, the show has become about the entire medical team, from interns to nurses, doctors, and surgeons and their individual, often intertwining life stories. It’s a show that’s just as much about friendship as it is about romantic love, and, of course, the fast-paced world of medical care. The series, which catapulted Shonda Rhimes to success, is ABC’s longest-running scripted primetime series and the longest-running medical drama on American television.

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T-Pain and his wife Amber on This is Pop from Netflix.

This Is Pop

Into pop music? This new docuseries tells the stories behind some of the biggest pop songs by some of the biggest pop bands and singers, from T-Pain to Shania Twain, Boyz II Men, and more. Look at how country and pop music have fused, how Britpop differs from American, and Sweden’s rise to becoming a pop music hitmaking machine. Take a trip down musical memory lane to learn about how the festival scene, Auto-Tune technology, and boy bands have shaped some of the catchiest tunes and a genre made up of the most popular music among the masses.

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An anime character punching into the screen on Godzilla Singular Point on Netflix.

Godzilla Singular Point

Dubbed mecha and cyborg anime, this Japanese series debuts with a story set in the future. Mei Kamino, a grad student, and Yun Arikama, an engineer, are drawn to one another by hearing the same song. From there, the two geniuses team up to fight a mysterious force trying to take down the world.

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Hulu

The animated main characters from the Hulu series The Mighty Ones.

The Mighty Ones

An original from Dreamworks, this animated series is about a twig, pebble, leaf, and strawberry who all live together in the messy backyard of unkempt humans. While the family who resides in the house fails to take care of their property, the creatures still believe them to be gods. Through each episode, the garden litter creatures go on various adventures in the grass. Check out season two to accompany the critters on more wild and crazy journeys.

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A contestant dressed in drag on RuPaul's Drag Race on Hulu.

RuPaul’s Drag Race

This multi-award-winning reality competition series now sees yet another season added to the Hulu library with season 7, which originally aired back in 2015. Now in its 13th season, RuPaul’s Drag Race delights viewers who watch singer and actor RuPaul search for the next great drag superstar. He mentors and critiques the contestants as they go through a series of challenges until the end when a winner is crowned.

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The Celebrity Dating Game on Hulu

The Celebrity Dating Game

Dating shows have been around for decades, but this newest iteration introduces a twist: The contestants are celebrities. Hosted by singer Michael Bolton and actor/singer-songwriter Zooey Deschanel, it’s a modern take on the idea of blind dates, inspired by the original series that came before it, with hidden panels and questions chock-full of innuendo. Why have singers as hosts? The suitors don’t find out the identities of the celebrities, but rather, Bolton delivers clues in the form of parody song performances. The celebrities include those who have appeared on reality shows, actors, and musicians. Watch the complete first season.

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DAVE on Hulu

Dave

Rapper/comedian Lil Dicky returns for a second season of his hilarious comedy series about Jeff Schaffer (Dicky), a fictionalized version of Dicky himself as a neurotic young man living in suburbia who is convinced he has the talent to make it big in the rap game. Produced in part by Kevin Hart, the first season received positive reviews, lauding a “juvenile sense of humor,” if you’re into that kind of thing. It’s worth watching for the ample guest star list alone, which includes names like Justin Bieber, Young Thug, Ninja, Marshmello, and Kourtney Kardashian in the first season.

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Trolls: TrollsTopia on Peacock

Trolls: TrollsTopia

The third season of this animated series based on the comedy musical films continues the story of the eternally-optimistic Queen Poppy, Queen of the Pop Trolls, and her mission to unite all communities within Troll Village. While the ultimate goal is having everyone get along, from the Hard Rock Trolls from Rock Hollow to the Funk Trolls from Vibe Town, every group is very different. That, naturally, poses challenges for Poppy in her mission. It’s a totally feel-good musical show you can enjoy with the whole family.

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Love, Victor on Hulu
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Love, Victor

The first season of this teen comedy was very well-reviewed, and now the second season is available to stream. Set in the same world as depicted in the 2018 movie Love, Simon, Nick Robinson, who played Simon, narrates this series. The main character is Michael — when the series began, he had just arrived at a new school. He deals not only with the typical trials and tribulations of coming of age but also with struggles at home and with understanding his sexuality.

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America's Got Talent

America’s Got Talent

Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Sofia Vergara return to judge this reality competition series with Terry Crews leading the events as host. Now in its 16th year, the show promises, as it does every year, to showcase the diverse talent that exists across America (and even beyond), from sword swallowers to daredevils, musical and dance troupes, singers, and ventriloquists. There are no age requirements, so expect to see everyone from adorable 5-year-old stand-up comedians to elderly contortionists. It’s a show that families look forward to gathering around the television to watch together every week and root for their favorites.

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HBO

Nancy Drew looking at someone in the foreground who is blurred out on Netflix.

Nancy Drew

On Saturday, July 3, you can catch the second season of this supernatural mystery drama about the popular character from the Edward Stratemeyer novels. Nancy Drew is an 18-year-old amateur sleuth and former detective who serves as narrator and protagonist. Each episode sees Drew and her friends investigate mysteries. With 18 episodes in each season, it’s a great watch for families with teenagers.

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Summer Camp Island on HBO Max

Summer Camp Island

This animated series first appeared on Cartoon Network before moving to HBO Max for its second season. The fourth season is now available, continuing the story of a world where anthropomorphic animals live, including Oscar the elephant and his friend Hedgehog the, you guessed it, hedgehog. While residing at the camp, strange things happen involving popular girl witches who work as camp counselors, horses that can turn into unicorns, sharks that talk, and monsters that live under the bed. Each episode is only about 12 minutes long, but that’s just enough screen time to keep the attention of little ones.

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Genera+ion on HBO Max

Genera+ion

An HBO Max original, this dramedy returns for the second half of its first season, including the ninth and 10th episodes. Set in an Orange County high school, it’s all about the ensemble cast of teenagers exploring their sexuality and embracing the modern world. All the while, however, they must deal with the conservative and traditional ideals of their parents and the community in which they live.

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Starstruck on HBO Max
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Starstruck

After Jessie (Rose Matafeo), a Millennial young woman living in New York, discovers that her one-night stand was actually a famous film star, Tom Kapoor (Nikesh Patel), she realizes that their bond might be more than just a passing story to tell her friends. Produced by HBO Max in partnership with BBC, Starstruck is dubbed a screwball comedy, so expect plenty of laughs. With Minnie Driver in a special guest-starring role, the series has already been renewed for a second season.

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Amazon Prime

Harry Bosch walking in season 7 of Amazon Prime Video's Bosch.

Bosch

The popular police procedural returns for its seventh and final season, though the story will continue through a yet-to-be-titled spinoff series for IMDb TV. Titus Welliver stars as Harry Bosch, a dedicated though hot-headed detective who finds himself at the center of a controversy in a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of an alleged suspect he shot dead. Bosch’s wild ride continues through the seasons of the gripping and action-packed series. In season 7, Bosch is laser-focused on taking down a criminal who set a house on fire, killing a 10-year-old girl inside.

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A woman singing in a club on Amazon Prime Video's September Mornings.

September Mornings (Manhas de Setembro)

Cassandra leaves her home and sets out on a journey to become who she knows she truly is: A trans woman. While her life seems to be on track with a steady boyfriend, a good job, and an apartment, her life is turned upside down when an old friend shows up with a child, claiming that Cassandra is the father. It’s a beautiful story about a woman trying to live a free and independent life and realizing that what truly makes her complete is not what she envisioned. Season 1 is now streaming.

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Apple TV+

A family standing in the park on Apple TV+'s Central Park, season 2.

Central Park

With a star-studded voice cast that includes Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Daveed Diggs, Stanley Tucci, and Kathryn Hahn, the animated musical sitcom was co-created by Josh Gadd (who also lends his vocal talents). When a greedy, elderly heiress and land developer wants to take down Central Park in New York City to build commercial property, the Tillerman-Hunter family that lives there set out to do whatever they can to stop her. The story, told in a fourth-wall perspective by Birdie the busker (Gadd), continues through a second season. The series has already received an early renewal for a third season.

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Physical on Apple TV+

Physical

Travel back in time to the ’80s in this dark comedy that stars Rose Byrne as Sheila Rubin, a typical housewife on the outside who harbors deep resentment and dark views of the world that she keeps secret from everyone around her, including her husband. While she struggles to accept her own self-image, she finds solace in an unlikely place: The world of aerobics. Complete with sweatbands, bodysuits, loud tights, and slouch socks, it’s the ’80s to the max. It’s Jane Fonda-esque in its premise as Sheila discovers the world of videotapes and follows a passion to start her own business as a fitness entrepreneur. The first three episodes are available this week, with additional episodes streaming weekly thereafter.

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Home Before Dark on Apple TV+

Home Before Dark

Inspired by the young investigative journalist Hilde Lysiak, Brooklynn Prince stars as Hilde Lisko, a young girl who, after discovering details about an old cold case in a new town she recently moves to, decides to take it upon herself to find out the truth. The second season continues the story as Lisko investigates a mysterious explosion that targets a local farm. Still fierce and confident, Lisko might take on her biggest adversary yet when she prepares to lead the fight against a powerful corporation.

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Disney+

Bobby Jones wearing plaid and posing from Breaking Bobby Bones on Disney+.

Breaking Bobby Bones

Yet another series that sees a celebrity go traveling to learn about culture, business, food, or occupations, Breaking Bobby Bones follows the radio and TV personality as he travels across America to learn about people with extraordinary jobs, hobbies, and abilities. But he doesn’t just discuss the unique skill set with the person, he actually gets hands-on, taking a crash course to try it himself. From dangling over the Grand Canyon (and conquering his fear of heights) to stunt performing in a movie, Bones aims to make personal connections with each person in this inspiring series. Season one is streaming now.

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The cast od Raven's Home on Disney+.

Raven’s Home

Former child actor Raven Symone stars in this family comedy about two best friends, Raven and Chelsea, who live together with their respective kids, Raven’s 11-year-old twins and Chelsea’s 9-year-old son. The household, naturally, is filled with lots of chaos and fun as they deal with everyday family hijinks and challenges. But there’s more than meets the eye from this typical family show, since both Raven and her son Booker can occasionally see glimpses of the future, helping them more smoothly navigate situations. Season 4 is now available to watch.

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Two girls looking at something scared on Disney+'s Bunk'd.

Bunk’d

A spinoff of the Disney Channel kids’ series Jessie, Bunk’d is a comedy about three siblings who depart from their homes in New York City to attend a summer camp in Moose Rump, Maine. While the trip is meant to be sentimental since this is where their parents met, the kids are instead met with everything from the oddball owner Jededian Swearengen to health code and safety violations. When a fire destroys the camp and it is never rebuilt, the kids plead with their parents to buy the property so they can revive Camp Kikiwaka and run it like the business it should be. With season 4 now streaming, a fifth season renewal has already been confirmed.

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The three main characters from Disney's PJ Masks.

PJ Masks

Sit back and relax with the little ones who adore the characters in this French-British animated superhero series. Connor, Amaya, and Greg have superhero alter-egos, Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko, respectively. The trio emerges nightly from slumber to fight evil enemies, including Romeo, Luna Girl, and Night Ninja. Aided by their robot friend PJ Robot, every night is an adventure that, in true superhero fashion, saves the day.

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Anthony Mackie in full gear on Disney+'s Running Wild With Bear Grylls.

Running Wild With Bear Grylls

Experience some serious wanderlust (or be happy you’re sitting safely on the couch, watching from afar!) as survivalist Bear Grylls travels into wild locations around the world, each time with a celebrity in tow, to embark on the crazy adventures. Returning for its sixth season, previous seasons have seen guests like Michael B. Jordan, Zac Efron, and President Barack Obama. Joining Grylls for season 6 will be eight new faces among the Hollywood, music, and sports elite, including Anthony Mackie, Danny Trejo, and Danica Patrick.

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A shark emerging from the water on When Sharks Attack.

When Sharks Attack

What happens when a calm and serene beach turns deadly as a ravenous shark emerges from the water, looking for its next meal? Just in time for Shark Week in July, binge all six seasons of this National Geographic docuseries that looks at various reported shark attacks from around the world. With underwater photography, news archives, and testimony from witnesses and survivors, it’s a must-watch for anyone fascinated with the massive sea fish.

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The cast of Disney+'s The Mysterious Benedict Society.

The Mysterious Benedict Society

The first episode of this family action-adventure series starring Tony Hale, Ryan Hurst, and Kristen Schaal is now streaming. Mr. Benedict (Hale) recruits four gifted orphans to aid in his mission to save the world from The Emergency. When the kids discover that headmaster Dr. Curtain (also Hale) and the L.I.V.E. Institute are behind it all, they must work together to defeat the villain.

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Loki on Disney+

Loki

Marvel fans have enjoyed WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Now, they can fill the void with the latest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki. The series tells the story of the villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and his antics as the God of Mischief. Like the others, the story takes place after the events in Avengers: Endgame, in the same fictional MCU as the film and television projects. As with the other Disney+ MCU series, a new episode will launch weekly through July 14, and they will be available on Wednesdays.

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