Summer Tv Winners Losers

Summer TV Winners & Losers: UnREAL, Stranger Things, SYTYCD and More

As the temperatures (finally) start to cool, it’s time to take stock of which summer TV shows are coming away golden, and which got burned.

To be sure, the bar is higher than ever these dog days, now that summer is no longer riddled with reruns but populated by more and more fresh fare. And yet for every small-screen triumph (we’re looking at you, Toothless, Ghost and John Turturro’s feet!), there was an inevitable letdown (UnREAL was a meh second date), so we’ve boiled down the very busy past three months into 21 winners and losers that defined the summer TV season.

Scroll through our gallery below — or click here for direct access — to see the programs we’ve chosen as champs and chumps of Summer 2016, then hit the comments with your own picks!