Game of Thrones isn't the only show on television this month as July wafts in on a wave of heat.
Here are some others of note, including one with Dallas in its sights.
After an unfortunate incident with Harold at work, Manfred (Francois Arnaud) flees Dallas -- and viewers see the skyline just as he does, in the rearview mirror.
Wait, here's something: His dead grandmother tells him that he'll "be safe" where he's going, which is Midnight, Texas. In this town of just more than 700 people, he first meets his landlord Bobo, who seems nice enough even when he asks for help in finding his girlfriend. Then he meets a nice waitress. All is going well, until he meets Lem, who leeches his energy. To which Harold, who by the way speaks with and for the dead, says, "Usually, I'm the freak in the room."
"Midnight is a haven for people like us," explains Lem (Peter Mensah, no stranger to playing a vampire). That is, until an unexplained death brings the normally halfway tolerant police around to investigate. And so it begins.
Like True Blood, "Midnight is very different in daylight." Also like True Blood, it's based on a series of books by Charlaine Harris. The show premieres July 24 at 9 p.m. on NBC.
Unlike another show in which Winter seems to always be coming, in The Strain, winter is definitely here. At the end of last season, Zack set off a nuclear weapon. Now, with darkness the rule, the strigoi have finally seized control. Zack's guilt-ridden father, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, and the other freedom fighters are scattered. Will they fight the strigoi, or continue to fight their own personal demons instead? You know the answer, don't you? They'll do both! The fourth and final season of the drama debuts Sunday, July 16 at 9 p.m. on FX.
'Being Mary Jane'
Mary Jane Paul (Gabrielle Union) is a force to be reckoned with, even against herself. In the second half of the fourth season of the binge-worthy show, Mary Jane is about to celebrate a milestone birthday. She may be in restart mode in a new city with a new dream job, but she's still making Mistakes in her love and work life; she's still got family Trouble; and she's still Ambitious at the expense of friends, frenemies and anyone else in her way. The one-hour Drama -- yes, with a capital "D" -- returns July 18 at 9 p.m. on BET.
Raven-Symone, one of Disney's first big franchise stars, comes back home to the network to reprise her role (revisit? continue?) from iconic series That's So Raven. Raven now has children of her own, twins Nia and Booker; and Booker has inherited his mother's gift of seeing the future. Best friend Chelsea (Anneliese va der Pol) and her son Levi are along for the ride. The comedy premieres July 21 at 9 p.m. on Disney Channel, following the premiere of Descendants 2 at 7.
Creator and star Issa Rae successfully made the transition from Web darling to cable darling with the first season of the extremely relatable and nuanced Insecure. This is a show as much about something as it is about nothing. Best friends Issa and Molly are just trying to make life do what they want it to, awkwardly. Out of that comes an authentic show filled with authentic situations across work, home and relationships. The eight-episode second season premieres on July 23 at 9:30 p.m. on HBO.
And some others:
Snowfall, about the beginnings of crack, premieres on FX at 9 p.m.
You knew a series had to come from such a popular app: The Candy Crush live-action game show premieres at 8 p.m. on CBS.
Also: Famously Single, 9 p.m. E!
We all knew William Shakespeare was a revolutionary, but Will imagines the lengths he had to go for "words, words, words." The drama premieres at 8 p.m. on TNT.
Also: Penn and Teller: Fool Us, 7 p.m. The CW
The Bold Type, which premieres at 8 p.m. on Freeform, goes inside the lives of the people who work for a women's magazine named "Scarlet."
Also: The Fosters, Freeform
A grad student and a billionaire decide to save the planet from a collision with an asteroid, without letting anyone in on the secret. Salvation premieres at 8 p.m. on CBS.
Andrea Savage created and stars in comedy I'm Sorry, which premieres at 9 p.m. on TruTV.
Also: Suits, USA
Hooten & the Lady, an imported series featuring the adventures of two explorers, premieres at 8 p.m. on The CW.
Friends From College has an enviable cast: Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Savage and Cobie Smulders among them. This group met at Harvard and are now reunited in New York. Netflix
Game of Thrones, 8 p.m. HBO
Niko and the Sword of Light, an animated adventure series, will debut on Amazon Prime Video. Tom Kenny (the voice of Spongebob Squarepants) lends his talents.
Ballers, 9 p.m. HBO
Paula Patton is local television producer Laura Price, who is trying to help the police find a serial killer. She gets to relive the week before the murders begin in Somewhere Between, which premieres at 9 p.m. on ABC.
The Last Tycoon, based on the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald who based the book on the life of film king Irving Thalberg, premieres on Amazon Prime Video. Kelsey Grammer, Matt Bomer and Lily Collins star.