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The Best UK TV to watch this week from Too Hot to Handle to Foundation season 2

Foundation season 2, Joe Swash - Teens in Care and Too Hot to Handle season 5 are just some of the new shows premiering this week.
Foundation season 2, Joe Swash - Teens in Care and Too Hot to Handle season 5 are just some of the new shows premiering this week.

There is another exciting week of TV ahead on UK screens as the schedule is full of exciting new dramas, returning reality hits, and compelling documentaries to enjoy.

While the BBC will be continuing its Wimbledon coverage, the channel will also be bringing viewers a chance to enjoy a new version of its hit show The Traitors (this time in Australia), while Joe Swash will look at the foster care system in a one-off documentary.

Read more: Everything new on Disney+ in July 2023

Over on Apple TV+, two of the streamer's biggest hits are coming back this week: Foundation and The Afterparty, while Netflix are launching new comedy series Survival of the Thickest and the fifth season of its reality series Too Hot to Handle just in time for Summer.

Disney+, Sky and ITV also have intriguing new programmes for viewers to choose from, meaning there is a lot to choose from in the week ahead on UK television.

Here is Yahoo's guide on what to watch this week.

Sunday 9 July, 8pm: The Traitors Australia | BBC Three

The Traitors Australia (BBC)
The Traitors Australia (BBC)

The huge success of BBC reality series The Traitors has seen it spawn a number of spin-offs, and now the Australian edition of the programme is coming to BBC Three.

Hosted by Rodger Corser, the show will once again see a group of contestants be split into the Faithful and the Traitors, with the latter trying to eliminate the others in a bid to win the A$250,000 (£130,250) prize for themselves in a captivating game of deception and betrayal.

Tuesday 11 July, 9pm: Joe Swash: Teens in Care | BBC One

Joe Swash - Teens In Care,27-06-2023,Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon,Firecracker Films,Firecracker Films
Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon in Joe Swash - Teens In Care (BBC)

Joe Swash is exploring the experiences of teens in foster care who are aged 16 and above, the largest growing group in child protection and care services.

The TV personality has spoken openly about fostering with wife Stacey Solomon as he feels inspired by his mum Kiffy, who is a foster carer and has bee for 15 years.

Wednesday 12 July: The Secrets of Hillsong | Disney+

THE SECRETS OF HILLSONG “The Prodigal Son” — Season 1, Episode 2 (airs Friday, May 19th) — Pictured: Carl Lentz. CR: FX.
The Secrets of Hillsong (Disney+)

The controversies surrounding the Hillsong church are being examined in a new documentary on Disney+ which will see people like former pastors look back at their time with the church.

Wednesday 12 July: The Afterparty season 2 | Apple TV+

Anna Konkle, Jack Whitehall and John Cho in The Afterparty S2. (Apple TV+)
Anna Konkle, Jack Whitehall and John Cho in The Afterparty S2. (Apple TV+)

Apple TV+'s hit comedy series Afterparty returns with a new season that sees its characters tell different versions of events from one fateful night.

The murder mystery adeptly jumps from genre to genre, with the second season introducing new characters played by Jack Whitehall, Ken Jeong, and John Cho amongst others.

Wednesday 12 July, 9pm: The Lionesses: A League of their Own special | Sky

Maisie Adam, Jill Scott, and Katherine Ryan  in The Lionesses: A League of Their Own Special. (Sky)
Maisie Adam, Jill Scott, and Katherine Ryan in The Lionesses: A League of Their Own Special. (Sky)

Katherine Ryan and Maisie Adam are taking on the challenge of joining The Lionesses, the Women's English football team who won the Women's Euros in 2022.

Captain Jill Scott will be on hand to help Ryan and Adam learn what it takes to become one of them in this A League of their Own special.

Thursday, 13 July: Boris Becker: The Rise and Fall | ITVX

Boris Becker arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London - Boris Becker: The Rise and Fall (ITV)
Boris Becker arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London - Boris Becker: The Rise and Fall (ITV)

Iconic tennis player Boris Becker is the subject of a new ITV documentary which will be available on the channel's dedicated streaming platform.

Releasing right in the midst of Wimbledon, the two-part docu-series explores Becker's rise in the sport and his public fall from grace which culminated in his bankrupcty trial.

Thursday, 13 July: Survival of the Thickest | Netflix

Michelle Buteau as Mavis in Survival of the Thickest. (Netflix)
Michelle Buteau as Mavis in Survival of the Thickest. (Netflix)

Netflix are releasing a new comedy series on the platform titled Survival of the Thickest, which follows Mavis Beaumont (Michelle Buteau), a Black plus-sized woman starting over after a recent heartbreak and trying to find herself again as she navigates the world of dating once more.

Read more: Everything new on Netflix in July 2023

Friday, 14 July: Foundation season 2 | Apple TV+

Cassian Bilton and Lee Pace in Foundation S2. (Apple TV+)
Cassian Bilton and Lee Pace in Foundation S2. (Apple TV+)

Apple TV+'s epic sci-fi series Foundation returns for its second season, which returns to the world of its characters over one hundred years after we last saw many of them.

Gaal Dornick (Lou Llobell) and Salvor Hardin (Leah Harvey) are traversing the galaxy together after the first season's surprise finale, whilst the cracks are beginning to show in Empire as the Cleon clones (led by Lee Paces Brother Day) try desperately to keep hold of power in a galaxy that is slowly coming apart.

Friday, 14 July: Too Hot to Handle season 5 | Netflix

Too Hot To Handle S5 (Netflix)
Too Hot To Handle S5 (Netflix)

Netflix's hit reality series Too Hot to Handle is back with a new group of contestants hoping to find love, the catch is that they can't get intimate in any way as they do so otherwise they will lose money from the overall prize fund.

For those looking for another reality dating show apart from Love Island, this is the one to watch.

Friday, 14 July: The Great season 3 | Lionsgate+

The Great --
Nicholas Hoult andElle Fanning in The Great (Lionsgate+)

Historical drama The Great makes its long-awaited return to Lionsgate+, the show which stars Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult will continue to explore the relationship between Catherine and her husband Peter.

The series explores the early years of the Empress who went on to become known as Catherine the Great, and become one of the most well-known rulers of Russia.

Watch the trailer for The Great season 3: