Must-See LGBT TV 7/26-8/1: 'I Am Cait' and 'Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine' premiere, 'Degrassi' finale, and more!

Grab the remote, set your DVR or queue up your streaming service of choice! GLAAD is bringing you the highlights in LGBT on TV this week. Check back every Sunday for up-to-date coverage in LGBT-inclusive programming on TV.

The 8-episode docuseries I Am Cait premieres on E! this Sunday night. The premiere episode includes the release of the issue of Vanity Fair featuring Caitlyn Jenner on the cover and meeting with her mother for the first time as a woman. Caitlyn is also inspired to learn more about how to help trans youth and meets with the family of Kyler Prescott, a trans teen who died by suicide. I Am Cait: Sunday, 8pm on E!

I Am Cait - Getting It Right

“I just hope I get it right…I hope I get it right.” - Caitlyn Jenner #IAmCait

Posted by I Am Cait on Thursday, July 23, 2015

Documentary Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine will premiere on Logo Monday night as part of their new documentary division focusing on untold LGBT stories. The documentary follows director Michele Josue, a close friend of Matt's, as she travels to important locations in Matthew’s life, interviewing other friends and family members including his parents Judy and Dennis who founded the Matthew Shepard Foundation, and gaining insight into Matt's life and the devastating loss. Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine: Monday, 9pm on Logo.

Degrassi's final season wraps up this week. There is a new episode each night of the week at 9pm on TeenNick leading up to Friday's two-part finale. Before the finale on Friday at 8, out former cast member Adamo Ruggiero (Marco) will host the retrospective special It Goes There: Degrassi's Most Talked About Moments which will see the return of several cast members including Annie Clark (Fiona) and Jordan Todosey (Adam). The new series Degrassi: Next Class is set to premiere on Netflix in 2016. Degrassi: weeknights at 9pm on TeenNick.

The Netflix original series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp premieres Friday, July 31 with all eight episodes available streaming. The series serves as a prequel to the 2001 cult classic and the star-studded cast includes Michael Ian Black and Bradley Cooper as two camp counselors having an affair who get married by the end of the film. Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Friday, all episodes streaming on Netflix.

Sunday July 26: I Am Cait (8pm, E!); Big Brother (8pm, CBS); The Last Ship (9pm, TNT); Masters of Sex (10pm, Showtime); The Strain (10pm, FX)

Monday: So You Think You Can Dance (8pm, FOX); Chasing Life (9pm, ABC Family); Major Crimes (9pm, TNT); Degrassi (9pm, TeenNick); Murder in the First (10pm, TNT); Teen Wolf (10pm, MTV); Becoming Us (10pm, ABC Family)

Tuesday: Pretty Little Liars (8pm, ABC Family); Degrassi (9pm, TeenNick); Sisterhood of Hip Hop (9pm, OWN); Clipped (10pm, TBS); Tyrant (10pm, FX); Scream (10pm, MTV); Hollywood Game Night (10pm, NBC)

Wednesday: Big Brother (8pm, CBS); Degrassi (9pm, TeenNick); Mr. Robot (10pm, USA); I Am Jazz (10pm, TLC); I Am Jazz (10:30pm, TLC)

Thursday: Big Brother (8pm, CBS); Degrassi (9pm, TeenNick); Complications (9pm, USA); Under the Dome (10pm, CBS); Rookie Blue (10pm, ABC); Graceland (10pm, USA)

Friday: Defiance (8pm, Syfy); Degrassi (8pm, TeenNick); Killjoys (9pm, Syfy)

Saturday: Hannibal (10pm, NBC)

On daytime, check your local listings for information about EllenThe Talk (CBS), The Gossip Table (VH1), The View (ABC) and The Chew (ABC). Soap operas Days of Our Lives on NBC, The Bold and the Beautiful on CBS, and General Hospital on ABC (check local listings) all feature out characters.


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