Everything’s coming up Aussie in Down Under TV in July, including the new seasons of award winners The Letdown and Wentworth.

The Letdown Season 2
The Letdown: Season 2: Alison Bell as Audrey — Photo courtesy of Netflix

For updates about shows from Australia and New Zealand added to US channels and streaming services throughout the month, see the Down Under TV Viewing Guide.

NATIONAL PREMIERES

Yummy Mummies: Season 2 (AU)

This reality series returns with the Yum Mums welcoming a new member as they settle into motherhood, spice up their sex lives, and ponder whether they want to get pregnant again.

(Video is from Season 1)

Yummy Mummies: Season 2, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on Wednesday, July 3, exclusively on Netflix.

Extreme Engagement (AU)

In this new reality series, an engaged couple take their love on the road and test their commitment as they explore the marriage traditions of eight diverse cultures over the course of a year.

Extreme Engagement
Extreme Engagement — Photo courtesy of Netflix

Extreme Engagement, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on Friday, July 12, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)

The Letdown: Season 2 (AU)

The new season of this award-winning comedy series finds first-time mum Audrey (Alison Bell, Laid) returning to work and putting baby Stevie in daycare after her first birthday, and later deciding to go back to school to complete her Master’s program. Meanwhile, her friends and fellow members in the new-parents support group deal with parenthood, aging, and life in general in their own ways.

Costars include Duncan Fellows (Secret City), Leon Ford (Gallipoli), Sacha Horler (Sando), Lucy Durack (Sisters), Celeste Barber (All Saints), Leah Vandenberg (Jack Irish), Xana Tang (Dead Lucky), Sarah Peirse (Offspring), and Noni Hazlehurst (A Place to Call Home).

The Letdown: Season 2, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on Wednesday, July 31, exclusively on Netflix.

Wentworth: Season 7 (AU)

Opening three months after the Season 6 finale, the latest season of this gritty prison drama finds the new prison psychologist, Dr. Greg Miller (David de Lautour, Westside), arriving at Wentworth, and the pregnant Vera (Kate Atkinson, Jack Irish) learning the gender of her baby while her baby daddy, Jake (Bernard Curry, Home and Away), becomes increasingly jealous about Vera getting more attached to Greg.

Amongst the prisoner population, Marie (Susie Porter, Janet King) learns the double-digit length of her sentence, while Rita (Leah Purcell, Janet King) and Kaz (Tammy Macintosh, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) join forces against Marie. And in prison management, Linda (Jacqueline Brennan, Picnic at Hanging Rock) gets promoted, and she and Will (Robbie Magasiva, The Strip) attempt to get the drug problem at Wentworth under control.

Joining the cast in recurring roles are Rick Donald (800 Words), Geraldine Hakewill (Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries), and Morgana O’Reilly (Neighbours).

Wentworth: Season 7 premieres in the US on Wednesday, July 31, exclusively on Netflix.

(By the way, an eighth season of Wentworth has been commissioned. Production on the 20 new episodes begins in September 2019.)

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LOCAL PREMIERES

Arctic Quest (AU)

This hour-long documentary follows veterinarian and record-setting adventurer Geoff Wilson and his son-in-law Simon Goodburn as they set out to break the record for fastest kite-ski across Greenland’s ice sheet. As they kite-ski from the south of Greenland to the north, they face freezing conditions, illness, and the looming threat of polar bears — all while raising money for charity and serving as a testament to human spirit and physical achievement.

Arctic Quest
Arctic Quest: (L-R) Simon Goodburn and Geoff Wilson — Photo © Tyler Olson, courtesy of American Public Television

Arctic Quest premieres in the US on or after Monday, July 1, on the public TV stations and regional networks listed below. Check your local listings or contact the station that serves your area for air dates and times. To request the program, contact your station’s Viewer Services department or American Public Television.

STATECITYSTATION
CALIFORNIAEureka
NEBRASKAAlliance, Bassett, Hastings, Lexington, Lincoln, Norfolk, North Platte, Omaha
OHIOAkron, Alliance, Youngstown
TEXASAustin
VERMONTBurlington, Rutland, St. Johnsbury, Windsor
WYOMINGCasper-Riverton, Lander

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Did you miss any of the new shows from previous days, weeks, or months? Check the Down Under TV Viewing Guide and Viewing Guide Archives to find out.

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For details about the July premieres of shows from the UK, Canada, and Ireland, visit The British TV Place. For those about the debuts of original-language, English-subtitled programs from Europe, visit The Euro TV Place.

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