New shows on The CW

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By Rick Gables

The CW will premiere the new season of its musical comedy series I Ship It on Monday, Aug. 19, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. Ella (Helen Highfield) is a fangirl and aspiring writer. While working at a boutique shipping agency, Ella writes fanfiction for her favorite TV show, Superstition, and dreams of one day making her fantasies a reality. She works with her boyfriend, the charming yet albeit-vanilla Tim (Riley Neldman), and lives next door to him. Ella’s life may not be exciting, but it’s comfortable. One fateful day, Ella’s actress friend Sasha (Yasmine Al-Bustami) places a flower delivery order to the showrunner of Superstition and Ella seizes the opportunity to not only make the delivery but to visit the set of her favorite show. Ella throws caution to the wind and quits her job to become a writer’s assistant for that show, and her fangirl fantasies begin to collide with reality in unexpected ways, in both her creative life and love life.

Succession returns for its second season on Sunday, Aug. 11, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. Created by Oscar® nominee Jesse Armstrong and directed by Oscar® winner Adam McKay, season two follows the Roy family as they struggle to retain control of their empire. While the future looks increasingly uncertain, it is the past that threatens to ultimately destroy them. The cast includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, Rob Yang, J. Smith Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk and Arian Moayed.

Starz will premiere its expanded 15-episode season six of Power on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) is seeking vengeance. His former drug partner and brother in arms must pay for the ultimate betrayal. Rocked to his core by the perfidiousness and cruelties of those he once called his family, Ghost devotes himself to one notion: Success is the best revenge, with all intentions of getting both. Ghost aims to get even with Tommy, get the Queens Child Project built to consecrate Raina’s legacy, and finally achieve a thriving legitimate lifestyle with no criminal strings attached. Ghost’s need to achieve satisfaction and happiness from this world by any means necessary. As the Feds grow closer to convicting him, Ghost must remain vigilant toward those wanting to take him down for his past criminal enterprises.