Well, it’s that time of year again. Spring has sprung, and already the weather in most places (at least in Washington, this weekend) is hot enough to qualify as summer.
When it comes to watching TV during the summer months, there never used to be anything on besides reruns on shows that ended in previous seasons, and shows that premiered in the summer weren’t as enticing as they are now, if you know which network to look for (or have a Netflix account).
I have a few favorite summer shows that are coming back this year, but I’ve also been seeing promos for some new ones looking to debut and at this point, it’s really no reason why I prefer most of my shows on premium networks like HBO, Showtime, and now Cinemax.
So, without further ado, here’s what I’m excited for:
1. (NEW!) Outcast – debuts June 3 at 9 p.m. on Cinemax
“A young man searches for answers as to why he’s been suffering from supernatural possessions his entire life.”
2. (NEW!) Roadies – debuts Sunday, June 26 at 10 p.m. on Showtime
“Backstage tour crews get their tales told by writer-director Cameron Crowe (“Almost Famous”), with Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, Ron White.”
3. (NEW!) The Night Of – debuts Sunday, July 10 at 10 p.m. on HBO
“John Turturro and Michael Kenneth Williams in a limited series about a complex murder case, its impact felt throughout New York City’s politics, law enforcement, legal system and Rikers Island.”
4. Mr Robot – returns July 13, at 9 p.m., on USA
“In season one, this digital dystopia drama about a computer hacker (Rami Malek) broke out as one of the most original, provocative shows to air. “
5. Rizzoli and Isles – returns June 6, at 9 p.m., on TNT
Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander start the final season of their high-rated cop hour.
6. Ray Donovan – returns June 26, at 9 p.m., on Showtime
“Ray Donovan, a professional “fixer” for the rich and famous in LA, can make anyone’s problems disappear except those created by his own family.”
7. Suits – returns Wednesday, July 13, at 9 p.m., on USA (leads into Mr. Robot)
“Season six picks up immediately following Mike Ross’ (Patrick J. Adams) plea deal, as he begins his two-year sentence for conspiracy to commit fraud. Having spared his colleagues at Pearson Specter Litt, Mike will face the harsh reality of prison life while Harvey (Gabriel Macht), Jessica (Gina Torres), Louis (Rick Hoffman), Donna (Sarah Rafferty), and Rachel (Meghan Markle) deal with the fact that their once-bustling firm is now a ghost town.”
There are many more where these came from, but these shows are the ones I’m most excited about.
What about you? What do you plan on watching this summer? Is it any of these, or something different? Leave them in the comments below!
Until next time…