Summer Preview New Shows

The $100,000 Pyramid

The $100,000 Pyramid

ABC Premieres: Sunday, Jun. 26 at 9:00 PM

Hosted by Michael Strahan, the revival of the classic game show will retain the same format as the original: Two teams of celebrities and regular folk pair up to give and receive clues in various word-association games. The team that prevails plays in a bonus round to win up to, yes, $100,000.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 74 Based on 4 critics
American Gothic

American Gothic

CBS Premieres: Wednesday, Jun. 22 at 10:00 PM

Banshee's Antony Starr, um, stars in this new thriller that follows a prominent Boston family left reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that one of them is a MURDERER. Pro tip: Maybe just ask the guy in the rubber mask if he did it? Anyway, shocking secrets will be revealed, suspicions will be mounted, and paranoia will fester in the series that also stars Virginia Madsen, Juliet Rylance, Justin Chatwin, Megan Ketch, Elliot Knight, Stephanie Leonidas and Gabriel Bateman.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 51 Based on 23 critics
Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

TNT Premieres: Tuesday, Jun. 14 at 9:00 PM

An adaptation of the 2010 film of the same name that earned Jacki Weaver an Oscar nomination, this TNT drama features Ellen Barkin in Weaver's role of Janine "Smurf" Cody, the matriarch of a criminal family. Joshua "J" Cody (Finn Cole), a 17-year-old relative, moves in with the clan after his mother's death. Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary and Daniella Alonso co-star.

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BrainDead

BrainDead

CBS Premieres: Monday, Jun. 13 at 10:00 PM

From the folks who brought you The Good Wife comes this comic-thriller about aliens taking over Congress. Sure, that tracks! Going from a show that was once the best broadcast drama on TV to… this. OK! Mary Elizabeth Winstead's Laurel, the daughter of a Democratic political dynasty, is our entry point and the young woman who discovers the brain-eating bugs on Capitol Hill. Winstead leads a cast that includes Aaron Tveit, Danny Pino and Tony Shalhoub.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 61 Based on 37 critics
Cheer Squad

Cheer Squad

Freeform Premieres: Monday, Aug. 22 at 10:00 PM

Cheer Squad is a two-week programming event following the Great White Sharks cheerleading squad. The two-time World Cheerleading champions and elite athletes will attempt to defend their title and balance their grueling schedules to stay on top. The series will air nightly at 10pm.

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Coupled

Coupled

FOX Premieres: Tuesday, May. 17 at 9:00 PM

This is live-action Tinder right here. The matchmaking show features 12 women on a Caribbean Island, where men come to woo them each week. The women go right or left depending on who they're feeling. If they go right to meet the guy at the Tiki bar, the guy then chooses two women to pursue further, ultimately picking one to be "coupled" with by the end of the night. At the end of the show, the couples must decide if they want to continue their relationship when they return home.

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Dead of Summer

Dead of Summer

Freeform Premieres: Tuesday, Jun. 28 at 9:00 PM

From the minds of the dudes who brought you the cracked-out world of Once Upon a Time, Dead of Summer is set in the '80s and naturally follows a deadly summer at Camp Stillwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp. Bad things are 100 percent guaranteed to happen at summer camp. It's science. The series stars Elizabeth Mitchell, Elizabeth Lail, Zelda Williams, Mark Indelicato, Eli Goree and more.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 39 Based on 11 critics
Feed the Beast

Feed the Beast

AMC Premieres: Sunday, Jun. 5 at 10:00 PM

Two pals (played by David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess) open up a restaurant together, which puts a flame under their already complicated sibling-like relationship. And if making sure the veal piccata gets out hot wasn't enough, one of them is in trouble with the mob! Feed the Beast is based on the Danish series Bankerot. The series will then move to Tuesdays beginning June 7.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 46 Based on 33 critics
The Get Down

The Get Down

Netflix Premieres: Friday, Aug. 12

Baz Luhrmann explores the birth of hip-hop and hip-hop culture in New York City during the 1970s explosion of disco, funk and punk. And yep, with Luhrmann's involvement this will have plenty of eye-popping musical moments. A cast of youngsters is bolstered by Giancarlo Esposito and Jimmy Smits, as well as executive producer Shawn Ryan.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 69 Based on 31 critics
Guilt

Guilt

Freeform Premieres: Monday, Jun. 13 at 9:00 PM

Freeform's latest hour-long soapy drama is giving us what we've always wanted, or at least what Psych's Shawn Spencer always wanted: a TV series starring Billy Zane. Well, he's in it anyway. Guilt follows the aftermath of the murder of Molly Ryan, and Zane appears as a lawyer who aides Emily Tremaine's Natalie in defending Grace (Daisy Head), Molly's roommate – who also happens to be Natalie's sister – once she becomes the prime suspect in Molly's murder. Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Anthony Stewart Head (father of Daisy Head) also appears as the sisters' stepfather.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 52 Based on 8 critics
Match Game

Match Game

ABC Premieres: Sunday, Jun. 26 at 10:00 PM

Alec Baldwin will blank ABC's reboot of this iconic game show. If you guessed "host," you are right. The 30 Rock alum will be the new Gene Rayburn as contestants try to guess how a panel of six celebrities will answer comical fill-in-the-blank questions.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 63 Based on 4 critics
Outcast

Outcast

Cinemax Premieres: Friday, Jun. 3 at 10:00 PM

Cinemax hopes that The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman can print some more money again with his latest, the demonic possession drama Outcast. Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous) is all grown up and plays the demon-possessed Barnes as he seeks the truth about the nature of his uninvited bodymate. He teams up with an alcoholic reverend for answers, and may have some in the form of a young boy who is also possessed, but by what? This one will be creepy.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 70 Based on 28 critics
Preacher

Preacher

AMC Premieres: Sunday, May. 22 at 10:00 PM

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's insane and ultra-violent comic about a small-town Texas preacher (Dominic Cooper) who gets inhabited by a mysterious being and seeks out a disinterested god with his ex-girlfriend (Ruth Negga) and drunk vampire friend (Joseph Gilgun) is finally here! Like we said, it's insane, and one of the most anticipated new series of the year. New episodes begin June 5 in the show's regular 9pm timeslot.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 76 Based on 37 critics
Queen of the South

Queen of the South

USA Premieres: Tuesday, Jun. 21 at 10:00 PM

This American adaptation of Telemundo's La Reina Del Sur follows the wife of a Mexican drug kingpin who flees to the States after he's murdered. And you know what she does when she arrives, don't you? That's right, she plots revenge. Go get 'em, girl! I Am Legend's Alice Braga stars.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 59 Based on 15 critics
Ride with Norman Reedus

Ride with Norman Reedus

AMC Premieres: Sunday, Jun. 12 at 10:00 PM

AMC's new six-part unscripted series Ride with Norman Reedus follows the Walking Dead star as he travels across the U.S. on his motorcycle to explore different aspects of local biker culture while also celebrating collectors, mechanics and more. Each week a riding companion will join him in a new hour-long segment.

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Roadies

Roadies

Showtime Premieres: Sunday, Jun. 26 at 10:00 PM

Cameron Crowe's latest love letter to music again goes behind the scenes to tell a story that's not often told. Think Almost Famous but current day and a comedy series about the roadies, aka the men and women without whom live concerts would not be possible. It stars Luke Wilson as the band's tour manager and Carla Gugino as their production manager. Imogen Poots, Luis Guzmàn, Rafe Spall, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor, Colson Baker, aka Machine Gun Kelly, and Ron White round out the cast.

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Roots

Roots

A&E Premieres: Monday, May. 30 at 9:00 PM

Yes, it's a remake of THAT Roots. History's update is again a portrait of American slavery that recounts the incredible journey of one family's will to survive in spite of hardships and violence. Malachi Kirby takes on the role of Kunta Kinte in a miniseries that also stars Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, Mekhi Phifer, James Purefoy, Anika Noni Rose, Anna Paquin, Matthew Goode, Erica Tazel and many more.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 83 Based on 33 critics
Uncle Buck

Uncle Buck

ABC Premieres: Tuesday, Jun. 14 at 9:00 PM

Uncle Buck is based on the film of the same name and tells the story via an all-black cast. Mike Epps stars as the titular charismatic hustler who steps up to be a nanny for his brother and sister-in-law (James Lesure and Nia Long) when they move to town and need help with their kids. Wackiness almost certainly will ensue.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 37 Based on 15 critics
Vice Principals

Vice Principals

HBO Premieres: Sunday, Jul. 17 at 10:30 PM

Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down) makes his return to HBO in this goofy comedy about two high school vice principals (McBride and Justified's Walton Goggins) fighting to become the next principal. And boy do we mean fighting. Watch out for tussling, one-liners and some potty humor from McBride.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 56 Based on 31 critics
Wrecked

Wrecked

TBS Premieres: Tuesday, Jun. 14 at 10:00 PM

An ensemble comedy about a group of strangers stranded on a deserted island following a plane crash, Wrecked stars Zach Cregger, Rhys Darby, Jessica Lowe, Asif Ali, Ally Maki and more. Whether or not there are flashbacks or flash-forwards or flashes diagonally across time and space remains unclear.

Watchlist Metacritic Score: 56 Based on 11 critics