This summer reality TV is coming in hot.
Netflix released a trailer for its stranger-than-fiction dating show Wednesday and it's fine. We're fine. Everything's fine. In "Sexy Beasts," which premieres July 21, singles are fitted with prosthetics and makeup to resemble creatures, so the emphasis can be put on their personalities rather than looks. Then the contestants go on "blind" dates.
"I want to get married. I want to have babies before I'm 26. Do you have health insurance?" an eager contestant disguised as a panda asks (what we think is) a bison over wine in the preview.
"Welcome to the strangest blind date ever," a voiceover says. (He's right.)
One Twitter user expressed bewilderment. "Am I on drugs," they wondered.
"We're not going to make it as a society, are we?" another asked.
But "Sexy Beasts" is only one among many shows frothy as seafoam on a shore arriving this summer. Dating shows, craftsy competitions and a game show hosted by Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are among the highlights.
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'Too Hot to Handle' (June 23)
Look alive, Lana! Netflix's dating show that rewards chastity with cold hard cash is back for a second season. Ten singles (unaware they were joining this restrictive reality show) arrive in paradise, where they have a chance at a $100,000 grand prize. As before, the cruel catch for these hot singles is they have to resist getting physical in order to build meaningful connections and win cash. Kissing and any sexual contact – even self-gratification – are off-limits, and Lana (a busybody Alexa-like watchdog) is keeping tabs.
'RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars' (June 24)
Sashay over to Paramount+ to watch the new season of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars." Thirteen former contestants return with hopes of winning $100,000 and earning a place in the “Drag Race Hall of Fame." We predict the lively, sincere and hilarious show will make for perfect summer viewing.
'Making It' (June 24)
Didn't get enough crafting while social distancing for more than a year? Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman have you covered. The "Parks and Recreation" stars are hosts of NBC's more-wholesome-than-apple-pie crafting competition (8 EDT/PDT), where "Makers" compete in themed challenges. We love that this throwdown is less dog-eat-dog and more adorable puppies play-fighting.
'Put a Ring On It' (June 25)
Will these couples, as the great Beyoncé sang, "Put a ring on it?" Long-term partners put their relationships to the test for the OWN series (10 EDT/PDT), which aims to help them face their relationship challenges head-on to determine if they should walk down the aisle – or walk away.
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'Fboy Island' (July)
Oh (F)boy! The title might conjure every bad dating experience, but if you can move beyond that, the premise of the upcoming HBO Max series, hosted by comedian Nikki Glaser, seems like it could be very good. Or at least captivating in a train wreck kind of way. Three women travel to a tropical paradise with 24 suitors. Twelve of the men are there for the right reason (love), while the other dozen want to win money. Our anxiety is already building.
'Love Island' (July 7)
The Hawaiian islands provide the backdrop for the third season of the series (CBS, 9:30 EDT/PDT) in which singles couple up, hoping to find love and avoid ejection from paradise. Can the couples survive the arrival of new contestants and unexpected twists?
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'Secret Celebrity Renovation' (July 9)
Fans of HGTV's "Celebrity IOU" have another star-studded, surprise home makeover series. CBS' version (8 EDT/PDT) provides an opportunity for celebrities and athletes to pay back a significant person in their lives with an overhaul. Something tells us having tissues at the ready would be wise when you watch stars like Paula Abdul, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Anthony Ramos give back.
'Big Brother' (July 11)
The long-running CBS series that asks contestants to trade privacy for a payday embarks on its 23rd season (8 EDT/PDT). The last contestant standing – by way of charm, deception, skill, or luck – will take home $500,000. Tune in to what the houseguests are up to in the fishbowl and to see if romances develop (Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 EDT/PDT).
'Making the Cut' (July 16)
Hosts Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn try to find the next great designer in Amazon's fashion competition series. Model Winnie Harlow and fashion designer Jeremy Scott are judges for the new season, taped in Los Angeles. The fashion star that comes out on top will be awarded $1 million and other prizes.
'Love in Paradise: The Caribbean' (July 18)
The Discovery+ series follows the relationships of four Americans and the locals they fell in love with in a Caribbean paradise. Will distance doom their relationships, or can these couples make it last? Only time and this series will tell.
'Married at First Sight' (July 21)
Ten hopeful romantics will be lonely no more in The Lone Star State if Lifetime's "Married at First Sight" can help it. (Can it?) For the series' 13th season (8 EDT/PDT), the show heads to Houston. And while they say everything is bigger in Texas, let's hope that's not true for marriage problems, especially for those who meet for the first time on their wedding day.
'Family Game Fight' (Aug. 11)
Married actors Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard appear together on the small screen for the first time in NBC's game show (9 EDT/PDT). The couple, who wed in 2013 and are perpetually #CoupleGoals, will go head-to-head as members of dueling families of four, with a $100,000 prize on the line.
'Bachelor in Paradise' (Aug. 16)
Castaways from "The Bachelor" franchise resurface in ABC's summer series (8 EDT/PDT), looking for another shot at love, or at the least a free vacation. Who can blame them?
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'Sexy Beasts,' Netflix's 'Too Hot to Handle,' more summer TV shows