All the best new shows arriving on TV in June

Kimberley Bond
BBC/Various Artists Ltd and FALKNA/Laura Radford

Summer television can sometimes be a bit of a wash-out.

Typically, networks anticipate a vast number of viewers to be heading on holiday, or expect the increasingly hot weather here in the UK to tempt us away from the telly to instead sit in the sunshine - which often leaves the summer months a bit of a graveyard slot filled with repeats and films.

But with many of us seeing our holiday plans put on hold for the foreseeable future, we’ll doubtless find ourselves sat on the sofa more often then we’d have liked this June.

However, that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing worth watching this month – here’s our pick of the best new shows hitting our screens this month.

Queer Eye – out Friday 5th June on Netflix

The Fab 5 are back (@bruley)

The Fab Five are back in the fifth season of the beloved makeover show, which sees Tan France and the crew back on home turf after their Tokyo special.

This time, we’re in Philadelphia to enrich the lives of some individuals who are desperately stuck in a rut – and with 10 episodes for season five, this is the longest series of Queer Eye yet. Tissues at the ready.

13 Reasons Why – out Friday 5th June on Netflix

Alisha Boe and Brandon Flynn in 13 Reasons Why (David Moir/Netflix)

The fourth and final season of the controversial drama sees Winston (Deaken Bluman) seeking justice for Monty (Timothy Granaderos), who was killed in prison after being framed for Bryce’s murder – as the rest of our students grapple with the events of the last few years as they head towards graduation.

Celebrity Gogglebox – airs Friday 5th June at 9pm on Channel 4

Nick Grimshaw will be providing a round-up alongside niece Liv (Channel 4)

We’re in deep need of some silliness this month, so what could be better than seeing some of our favourite celebs off-duty as they sit down to some of our favourite shows?

With Celebrity Gogglebox previously having some legendary talent on board (who could forget Ed Sheeran and Big Narstie’s off-the-cuff reviews?) this time round we can look forward to Harry Redknapp and wife Sandra, Nick Grimshaw and his niece Liv, and Love Island hosts Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling offering their stellar commentary on today’s telly.

The Masked Singer US – airs Saturday 6th June at 4.40pm on ITV

The first ever UK version of this worldwide phenomenon was an instant smash when it launched in January, so it’s of little surprise that ITV would try their luck with the US version.

While we may not instantly recognise all of the celebrities being unmasked, the American edition of the bizarre series has had some huge stars take part – with Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams having previously competed.

I May Destroy You – airs Monday 8th June at 10:35pm on BBC One

Michaela Coel's new drama looks at rape and consent(BBC/Various Artists Ltd and FALKNA/Natalie Seery)

Michaela Coel serves as writer, producer and lead in this bitingly dark drama which follows writer Arabella who has her drink spiked while on a spontaneous night out and is raped by a stranger.

As she comes to terms with her trauma, it soon transpires she’s not the only person in her group of friends who has faced a sexual assault.

You Are What You Wear – airs Thursday 11th June at 8.05pm on BBC One

The brand new makeover show, fronted by ever-busy Rylan Clark-Neal, sees five stylists who compete to give two people stuck in a style rut to embrace a brand new look.

It’s been a while since the BBC have tried their hand at a makeover show, and with tough competition from the likes of Queer Eye and reruns of Snog, Marry, Avoid, they may just have their work cut out.

The Woods – out Friday 12th June on Netflix

Following on from the success of Safe and The Strange, The Woods (once again written by Harlan Coben) follows prosecutor Paul Copeland who investigates the unsolved disappearance of his sister.

The Salisbury Poisonings - airs Sunday 14th, Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th June at 9pm on BBC One

Rafe Spall and Anne-Marie Duff lead up this impressive cast which dramatises how former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were targeted with the nerve agent Novichok in March 2018.

Set to be a powerful must-watch, this drama is not one to be missed.

The Politician – out Friday 19th June on Netflix

Payton Hobart in The Politician

The hotly-anticipated second series from the minds behind Glee and American Horror Story will see Payton Hobart try and unseat a New York politician in his race to become President.

Glastonbury coverage – airs Thursday 25th to Monday 29th June across all BBC platforms

Yes, we’re just as gutted as you are that the legendary festival has had to take a forced fallow year due to the coronavirus crisis, but that doesn’t mean we cant still bask in some of the best of Glasto with the BBC showing classic Glastonbury performances.

We can look forward to classic sets including Adele (2016), Beyoncé (2011), David Bowie (2000), Coldplay (2016) and Jay-Z (2008).


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