The 5 TV shows returning in August that everyone will be talking about



  • Every month, Business Insider looks at the most anticipated returning shows thanks to data from television tracking app, TV Time.
  • Netflix’s “Mindhunter” and “Glow” return in August.
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Netflix is set to dominate August.

The streaming giant is dropping new seasons of four acclaimed shows, including “Mindhunter” after a two-year hiatus and “Glow.”

Every month, Business Insider looks at the most anticipated returning shows thanks to data from television-tracking app TV Time, based on its 12 million global users.

Here are the top five for August:

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5. “Power” season 6 — Starz, August 25

Description: “Season 6 picks up with James “Ghost” St. Patrick seeking vengeance. His former drug partner and brother in arms must pay for the ultimate betrayal.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 5): 100%

What critics said: “In this moment of mass shootings and families being separated at our southern border, Power Season 5 is not just good television, it is vital.” — Deadline Hollywood Daily (Season 5)

4. “Glow” season 3 — Netflix, August 9

Description: “In 1980s LA, a crew of misfits reinvent themselves as the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 88%

What critics said: “At its best, season 3 excavates the glorious tragedy underpinning the highest camp. The colorful exuberance hides sadness, and struggle. It’s a harsh world, no question – so dark that even the weakest lights look like bright stars glowing.” — Entertainment Weekly (Season 3)

3. “Dear White People” season 3 — Netflix, August 2

Description:Students of color navigate the daily slights and slippery politics of life at an Ivy League college that’s not nearly as ‘post-racial’ as it thinks.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (season 3): 71%

What critics said: “Viewed in a vacuum, the third season of Dear White People is a good season of TV. It’s just that the previous seasons had me expecting greatness.” — Hollywood Reporter (Season 3)

2. “Cable Girls” season 4 — Netflix, August 9

Description:In 1920s Madrid, four women at the National Telephone Company ring in revolution as they manage romance, friendship, and the modern workplace.”

What critics said: “Be prepared because the story is on fire. The evolution of all characters throughout the season promises to be interesting.” — Cosmopolitan (season 3)

1. “Mindhunter” season 2 — Netflix, August 16

Description:In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 97%

What critics said: “Most TV crime dramas are whodunits. Columbo famously reversed things by starting with the murder, and making it a ‘How’d he get him?’ Mindhunter, in contrast to both those approaches, is all about motive. It’s a ‘Whydunit.'” — NPR (season 1)