What to Watch This Summer


by Haylee Fisher (@haylee_fisher)


With Memorial Day behind us, the start of summer is officially here. Just a few years ago, the television landscape was virtually nonexistent during the months of June, July, and August, but thanks in part to cable, it has become an increasingly popular time of year for shows. This summer is no different, with many popular shows saying goodbye, a number of fan-favorites coming back, plus a few high-profile series premieres. Here are some recommendations (fifteen of ’em!) for what to watch this summer. What will you be tuning in to?

Arrested Development

Premiered May 26


The long awaited fourth season of this cult classic has been brought to life thanks to Netflix. While many spent Memorial Day doing a binge-watch, I’ve only watched a couple of episodes. We’ve waited this long for its return; what’s the rush to watch it all so fast?

Marvel’s Avengers Assemble

Premiered May 26

Disney XD

Many fans were upset at the cancellation of Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. It seems Disney has created this new show to appease them, plus hopefully bring in a few new viewers. A one-hour preview has already aired and the show’s official start date is July 7.


Premiered May 27


Katee Sackhoff and Robert Taylor star in this show about a sheriff rebuilding his life after his wife is murdered. Season two begins where the previous ended and promises to quickly answer questions that were raised last time around.

Teen Wolf

Premieres June 3


Who knew an MTV show, and a reboot at that, would be so great? Previews make this season seem darker than ever, but that’s not stopping fans from chomping at the bit, waiting for Derek, Stiles, Scott, Allison, Lydia, and the rest to be back.

Burn Notice

Premieres June 6


The series comes to end after six successful seasons. The thirteen-episode seventh season is sure to be action-packed and will raise the stakes of the show’s mythology, all while ramping up for a dramatic series finale.


Premieres June 6


From White Collar creator Jeff Eastin comes this new series about government agents forced to live together in an undercover beach house in Southern California. It also co-stars Les Miserables fan favorite Aaron Tveit, so what’s not to like?


Premieres June 7


Season two begins with from-the-future detective Kiera trying to keep her modern day allies in the dark while continuing to track down criminals from her time period. Thanks for a quick season turnaround, Syfy!

True Blood

Premieres June 16


The hit vampire series returns to HBO for its sixth season. Though it will be the first without original showrunner Alan Ball, it will assuredly continue to be the bloody fantasy show everyone knows and loves.

Under the Dome

Premieres June 26


Based on a Stephen King novel, this thirteen-episode miniseries follows the citizens of a town that is mysteriously trapped inside a dome. To add to its appeal, it is executive produced by Brian K. Vaughn, the creator of comic book Y: The Last Man.


Premieres June 30


After eight seasons, Dexter is coming to a close. The final episodes will tackle the fallout of Deb killing her boss to save Dexter, plus look for the return of Yvonne Strahovski as killer Hannah!

The Bridge

Premieres July 10


This new drama series concentrates on two cops, one from the U.S. and one from Mexico, who must team up to solve the murder of an American judge found dead on the bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez.

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Premieres July 16

The CW

Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady return to this beloved series. The CW took a risk reviving the show, but if clips that have already hit the web are any indication, it should be as funny as ever, with Aisha Tyler taking over as host.


Premieres July 16


Continuing with their trend of great shows, USA has a winner in Suits. Season three will deal with Mike’s admission to Rachel that he didn’t actually go to Harvard. Only time will tell how far down the rabbit hole that revelation will take him.


Premieres August 7

BBC America

David Tennant stars as a cop investigating the murder of an eleven-year-old child. The show has already aired across the pond to high praise, so the combination of those reviews plus The Doctor should be more than enough incentive to tune in.

Breaking Bad

Premieres August 11


The critically acclaimed show will start its final, eight-episode run. Walter White has changed so much over the course of the show and fans can’t wait to see how his story ends.


  1. MarianaMay 29th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Lots of great shows to take us through the summer. I have already seen Broadchurch and highly recommend it. For Doctor Who fans, it’s quite a shock to see such a serious David Tennant at first, but you get over that very quickly. Oh, and Arthur Darvill (Rory, from series 5 on) is also in it.
    From the other shows, can’t wait for Suits and Dexter.

  2. KevinMay 30th, 2013 at 5:27 am

    I’m suprised Falling Skies didn’t make the list. I definitely look forward to it returning each summer.

  3. Michele SinopoliMay 30th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    I have not watch any show like I used to because I’m so focus on computer too much. Good news is I watch movies from DVD and watchGhost Hunters, Fake and Fact of Paranormal Activity, Ghost Collecter from SyFy, Glee from Fox, little bit of Voices and Dance With The Stars.

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