Summer TV Preview: 40+ New and Returning Shows to Check Out

Summer TV Preview

Forget about the sunblock, beach umbrella and that big, floppy hat — TVLine’s Summer TV preview is a far better (and much more fun) SPF than any of those, combined.

After all, it’s hard for the sun to scorch you when you’re indoors bingeing Orange Is the New Black, right?

And while a few of the shows in our gallery have already premiered — including Fox’s Mary Murphy-less So You Think You Can Dance and ABC’s The Bachelorette — there are literally dozens still on the way.

From returning favorites like MTV’s Teen Wolf and NBC’s Hannibal to must-see newbies like Lifetime’s UnREAL and Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer prequel series, TVLine has curated a handy guide to ensure you venture outside as little as possible in the coming months.

Browse our gallery of select summer shows below, then drop a comment: What will you be watching in the coming months? Any major shows we missed?

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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35 Comments
  1. RedReddington says:

    Still super annoyed that Motive isn’t coming back. It’s good because it’s different than the normal cop shows. Big mistake ABC!

  2. Malik says:

    Pretty Little Liars and the Fosters!

  3. Susannah says:

    I’m looking forward to The Last Ship. It was suspenseful and with some good action last season, I’m interested to see where they take the story this year.

  4. Bam says:

    Impastor on TVLand. Starring Michael Rosenbaum & Sara Rue. July 15.

  5. Claire Meyer says:

    I’m the most excited for Baby Daddy, Unreal, True Detective, and OITNB! Also tuning into Awkward, Younger (while it’s still on,) and Faking It!

  6. brandydanforth81 says:

    Devious Maids,Melissa & Joey,ANTM,BatB,Fosters,Chasing Life,Young & Hungry,Switched at Birth,PLL

  7. J says:

    You’re missing PROOF!!!

  8. Watched the premiere of UnReal last night. Much more entertaining (and viciously, cruelly funny) than I had hoped for.

  9. erninlow says:

    I can’t wait for Graceland! I have been thinking about that cliff hanger for so long! I sure hope Mike comes back.

  10. Josh says:

    PLL Baby Daddy Under the Dome Big Brother Zoo Scream Teen Wolf Faking it Falling Skies

  11. “Season 3 finds the titular town saying a tragic farewell to two longtime residents ” Who is leaving?

  12. Lisa says:

    Rookie Blue & Rizzoli & Isles

  13. AddieM says:

    Excited for Masters of Sex, Mistresses, Baby Daddy and I will give Extant one more try…as much as I respect Halle Berry, I think she was miscast in this role.

  14. Coal says:

    I hope they fixed the mess they made of Graceland turning it into some convoluted show about it’s characters romantic entanglement’s while the actual undercover plot was full of holes.

  15. LEP says:

    Really enjoyed The Last Ship last summer and really looking forward to it. And although I didn’t see it mentioned above, also looking forward to Murder in the First.

  16. DanielleZ says:

    Ray Donovan is the only definite for me. Maybe True Detective 2.

  17. Mr. Tran K says:

    The Last Ship is the one I’m looking forward to this Summer as does the new season of Rookie Blue (Missy Peregrym is still smokin’ HOT).

  18. Ludwick says:

    When will Haven return?

  19. Sara says:

    Teen Wolf obviously 😊
    Unreal seems good have to see the next couple of episodes and the whispers.

  20. Andrea says:

    Rizzoli & Isles!!

  21. arial2 says:

    No Rizzoli and Isles??? No Royal Pains???

  22. Lizo says:

    I just cannot wait for Orange is the New Black.

  23. Carolina girl says:

    I have my trusty calendar printed out and already starting to schedule the shows that are available to dvr. I start looking for your calendar the minute the summer schedule is announced and will do the same in the fall. I don’t know what I would do without you and your calendar!

  24. Shannon says:

    Killjoys on June 19th and Dark Matter on June 11 on Syfy?

  25. Jenny says:

    I’m looking forward to Humans on AMC, but it’s not in this list!!

  26. mikeslie says:

    Humans on AMC and Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell on BBCAmerica!

  27. Sara says:

    Hannibal and Dominion (returning on SyFy in July) are my two big ones for the summer.

  28. matty says:

    When oh When are they going to give us an airdate for Haven season 5B?

  29. Reblogged this on U.S. TV Shows and commented:
    Summer TV Shows announced.