Summer TV Preview: Cloak & Dagger, Jack Ryan, Castle Rock, Sharp Objects and More New Shows That Excite Us

Summer TV Best New Shows

Before the days of #PeakTV, the summer months were a veritable small-screen wasteland, used mostly for reruns and mindless reality shows.

But the current TV landscape looks much different, and there are now plenty of quality series airing in June, July and August. To that end, we’ve taken a peek at this summer’s new scripted offerings and rounded up 11 of our personal favorites for recommended viewing.

Fancy a light, low-commitment summer sitcom? American Woman could be the series for you. Looking for a chilling horror show? You’ll want to take a trip to Castle Rock in July. Craving a slick family drama? HBO’s got Succession — and we’ve got six more staff picks in the attached gallery that we think you’ll enjoy.

Check out the gallery above — or click here for direct access — to see the summer fare we’ll be watching, then tell us which series you’re excited about!