Summer Preview New Shows

Another Period

Another Period

Comedy Central Premieres: Tuesday, Jun. 23 at 10:00 PM

There's nothing new about a pair of rich socialites seeking fame and fun in front of cameras, but Comedy Central's parody takes the formula and throws it in the way-back machine. Comedy Central Roast mainstay Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel & Oates) star as the Paris and Nicky of 1902 in this satire of reality garbage. Look for comedy's best in the cast, which also features Paget Brewster, Michael Ian Black, Brett Gelman, David Wain, and Thomas Lennon.

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Aquarius

Aquarius

NBC Premieres: Thursday, May. 28 at 9:00 PM

The Summer of Love becomes L.A.'s Season of Weirdos in this period cop drama and limited event series. Set in 1967, Aquarius stars David Duchovny as a cop who's working on a missing persons case with an undercover agent who's posing as a hippie. But as their investigation progresses, they get closer and closer to one of history's most notorious madmen: Charles Manson (Game of Thrones' Gethin Anthony)!

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The Astronaut Wives Club

The Astronaut Wives Club

ABC Premieres: Thursday, Jun. 18 at 8:00 PM

Based on the book by Lily Koppel, this drama follows the seven women behind the men who blasted off to space in the late 1960s. While their hubbies are dealing with zero-G, these ladies navigate their own unexpected rise to fame and all the drama that comes with it back on the rock we call Earth. Yvonne Strahovski, Odette Annable, and Joanna Garcia star.

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Ballers

Ballers

HBO Premieres: Sunday, Jun. 21 at 10:00 PM

Can you smell what The Rock is cooking for premium cable? It's this Entourage-esque sports comedy series starring the beefy one (Dwayne Johnson) as a well-dressed (when his shirt is on) former NFL player who mentors young ballers through the business of football. Okay, but does he drive a sports car into a tank fast and furiously?

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Blunt Talk

Blunt Talk

Starz Premieres: Saturday, Aug. 22 at 9:00 PM

Ever want to see Patrick Stewart snort a line of cocaine? Of course you have. Well he does that and a lot more in this comedy about a British newscaster who moves to America in order to host his own talking-head scream-show. Saddled with the baggage of failed marriages and an alcoholic assistant, Walter Blunt will continue to make bad decisions. This is the brainchild of Jonathan Ames, who created HBO's Bored to Death, and is executive-produced by Seth MacFarlane.

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Boom!

Boom!

FOX Premieres: Thursday, Jun. 25 at 8:00 PM

Based on Israeli format and hosted by comedian Tom Papa, this game show tasks a team of four players with defusing eight fake bombs by answering trivia questions (the multiple-choice responses are represented by different-colored wires) before the timer goes off. The more bombs defused, the more money you win. And we're sure whatever happens if the bomb goes off will be plenty embarrassing.

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The Briefcase

The Briefcase

CBS Premieres: Wednesday, May. 27 at 8:00 PM

This new reality experiment tempts greed and tests compassion as an impoverished family is handed a briefcase with $101,000 in it, and is given the option to hand the cash to another family in financial trouble. What they don't know is that the other family has an identical briefcase with the same instructions.

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The Brink

The Brink

HBO Premieres: Sunday, Jun. 21 at 10:30 PM

When the world is on the brink of war and the future of mankind is at risk, who do you send in to solve the problem? Jack Black, apparently. Black, Tim Robbins, and Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black's Pornstache) star in this comedy about a geopolitical crisis in Pakistan that threatens to start World War 3. Each season-should there be more-will focus on a new problem with the same cast saving the day.

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Bullseye

Bullseye

FOX Premieres: Wednesday, May. 27 at 9:00 PM

Twilight beefcake Kellen Lutz hosts this stunt-heavy physical game show where contestants become human darts and launch themselves at targets for glory and prizes. And maybe permanent paralysis. For Fox's sake, we hope those release forms are airtight.

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The Carmichael Show

The Carmichael Show

NBC Premieres: Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 9:30 PM

Stand-up comedian Jerrod Carmichael stars in and lends his name to this comedy that promises to reflect the kind of conversations families and couples have in their living rooms. You know, topics like Obama and the racial tension in Ferguson, Mo. Loretta Devine, David Alan Grier, and Amber West also star in the six-episode first season.

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Clipped

Clipped

TBS Premieres: Tuesday, Jun. 16 at 10:00 PM

This comedy features a group of people who ran in very different crowds in high school but now find themselves working together in a Charlestown, Mass. barber shop run by Buzzy (Cheers' George Wendt). Ashley Tisdale, Mike Castle, Lauren Lapkus, Matt Cook and Ryan Pinkston also star.

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Complications

Complications

USA Premieres: Thursday, Jun. 18 at 9:00 PM

Jason O'Mara (Terra Nova) plays a doctor who saves a boy's life after a drive-by shooting and ends up getting caught in a struggle for survival when the shooters come back to finish the job. With no other options, he's forced to fight back. Now that's a medical drama. This show comes from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix.

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The Crimson Field

The Crimson Field

PBS Premieres: Sunday, Jun. 21 at 10:00 PM

The lives of doctors and patients in a field hospital in France during World War I are examined in this latest British import to jump the pond and land on the American home of Downton Abbey. Focusing on the field nurses who kept the wounded alive, it sounds a lot like Call the Midwife crossed with MAS*H. Game of Thrones' Oona Chaplin stars.

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Dark Matter

Dark Matter

Syfy Premieres: Friday, Jun. 12 at 9:00 PM

Like some futuristic frat party, the crew of a derelict spaceship wakes up with no memories of who they are or how they got there. But as their memories start to come back, things don't exactly get any easier. Dark Matter comes from Stargate writers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie.

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Dates

Dates

CW Premieres: Thursday, Jul. 9 at 9:00 PM

This British import is a half-hour comedy that shows a series of first date between two people who met online. Several characters will appear in multiple episodes, so you'll get to see your favorites interact with other people you've already met. It beats sitting in a restaurant and eavesdropping.

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Deutschland 83

Deutschland 83

Sundance Premieres: Wednesday, Jun. 17 at 11:00 PM

You'll want to tune up your German for this import, the first German-language series to air on an American network. Set during the height of the Cold War in 1983, Deutschland 83 is a drama about a mid-20s East German spy who is plopped down in West Germany to gather NATO military secrets. But given a new sense of freedom, he also finds time to party it up.

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Fear the Walking Dead

Fear the Walking Dead

AMC Premieres: Summer 2015

Don't call it a prequel! It's a companion series. Set during the time Rick Grimes was in a coma, the L.A.-set Fear the Walking Dead will show what happened when the zombie outbreak first began. But don't expect the same harrowing tales of survival from its wildly successful cousin; this drama will focus on a family unit and the problems it has with an outbreak backdrop. Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, and Frank Dillane star.

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Golan the Insatiable

Golan the Insatiable

FOX Premieres: Sunday, May. 31 at 9:30 PM

A survivor from Fox's failed ADHD animation block, Golan follows a demigod warlord from the Gkruool dimension who is banished to Earth and befriends a goth girl. Yep, this is a weird one!

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Humans

Humans

AMC Premieres: Sunday, Jun. 28 at 9:00 PM

Ever wish an episode of Black Mirror lasted eight hours? Well the British-American co-production Humans is as close as you'll get. In this sci-fi drama, the newest must-have gadget is a synthetic human that helps with chores around the house but actually ends up just being kind of creepy. Look for blurred lines between artificial and real intelligence and thought-provoking discussions of androids' place in our lives. William Hurt and Katherine Parkinson star.

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I Can Do That!

I Can Do That!

NBC Premieres: Tuesday, May. 26 at 10:00 PM

Celebrities — well, celebrities like Joe Jonas and Nicole Scherzinger — learn such new tasks as performing with The Blue Man Group, acting out a Harlem Globetrotters routine, and shooting crossbows each week in this talent show. They'll have five days to master their skill and then they'll perform it in front of a live audience. Marlon Wayans hosts.

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The Island

The Island

NBC Premieres: Monday, May. 25 at 10:00 PM

Based on the U.K. series of the same name, this hourlong reality series from Bear Grylls follows 14 American men left on a deserted island with only the clothes on their backs and minimal survival tools. All the fliming will be done by the contestants, so expect a lot of out of focus up-nostril shots and shaky camera work straight out of your high school film project.

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The Jim Gaffigan Show

The Jim Gaffigan Show

TV Land Premieres: Wednesday, Jul. 15 at 10:00 PM

Jim Gaffigan stars as a fictionalized version of himself in this sitcom inspired by his life and work. The show explores Jim's struggle to balance being a comedian with raising five children in a two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Ashley Williams co-stars as Jim's wife Jeannie, while Adam Goldberg and Michael Ian Black play Jim's best friend and Jeannie's ex-boyfriend-turned-gay best friend, respectively. Chris Rock, Dave Attell, Hannibal Burress and other comedians will make guest appearances as themselves.

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

BBC America Premieres: Saturday, Jun. 13 at 10:00 PM

Sadly, Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington are not magicians in this new fantasy series adapted from Susanna Clarke's best-selling novel about two great men engaging in a dangerous battle. But the seven-part mini-series is set during the Napoleonic Wars in a world where magic is poised to make a return as two men — the reclusive Mr. Norell and a much younger Jonathan Strange — both reveal their magical powers. Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan), Bertie Carvel (Restless), Charlotte Riley (Wuthering Heights) and Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures) star.

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Killjoys

Killjoys

Syfy Premieres: Friday, Jun. 19 at 9:00 PM

From the creator of Lost Girl, Syfy's Killjoys features a trio of interplanetary bounty hunters played by Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, and Luke Macfarlane. Known as Killjoys, they chase dangerous fugitives throughout a distant planetary system on the brink of a bloody class war.

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Mr. Robinson

Mr. Robinson

NBC Premieres: Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 9:00 PM

Starring The Office's Craig Robinson as an unorthodox substitute high school music teacher, this new comedy follows his teaching adventures and subsequent attempts to inspire his class after he discovers they think it is just an "easy A." Naturally, the principal (Frasier's Peri Gilpin) isn't too cool with his teaching style (or his crush on a fellow teacher). Ben Koldyke, Amandla Stenberg, Brandon T. Jackson, Spencer Grammer and Tim Bagley also star.

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Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot

USA Premieres: Wednesday, Jun. 24 at 10:00 PM

Rami Malek (The Pacific) stars in this new thriller as Elliot, a young cyber-security engineer who spends his evenings as a vigilante hacker. It's all fun and games until the mysterious leader of an underground hacker group (Christian Slater) recruits him to destroy the firm that he is literally paid to protect. Portia Doubleday (Her), Carly Chaikin (Suburgatory) and Martin Wallström (Simple Simon) round out the supporting cast.

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Odd Mom Out

Odd Mom Out

Bravo Premieres: Monday, Jun. 8 at 10:00 PM

A new scripted half-hour comedy, Odd Mom Out stars author Jill Kargman as a version of herself. She'll attempt to navigate the treacherous world of the Upper East Side and the fancy-pants mommy clique that rules it. Andy Buckley (The Office) stars as Jill's husband, while College Humor's KK Glick takes on the role of best friend.

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Poldark on Masterpiece

Poldark on Masterpiece

PBS Premieres: Sunday, Jun. 21 at 9:00 PM

Based on the series of novels by Winston Graham, Poldark stars Aiden Turner (The Hobbit) as Ross Poldark, a redcoat who returns to home to Cornwall after the American Revolutionary War to discover that not only did he lose a war, but his father has died, his lands are ruined, and his true love is set to marry his first cousin. Whatever happened to bros before hoes, first cousin?! Jeez.

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Proof

Proof

TNT Premieres: Tuesday, Jun. 16 at 10:00 PM

Jennifer Beals stars in this new supernatural drama about a surgeon suffering from the loss of her teenage son, the end of her marriage and a growing estrangement from her daughter. Spurred on by a cancer patient, she eventually begins investigating the supernatural, including reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, hauntings and other phenomena. Matthew Modine, Joe Morton, Callum Blue, Edi Gathegi, Annie Thurman, and Sean Gleeson also star.

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Scream

Scream

MTV Premieres: Tuesday, Jun. 30 at 10:00 PM

A cyber-bullying incident results in a brutal murder in this new series based on Kevin Williamson's hit horror film franchise. Starring Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Carlson Young, Amadeus Serafini, John Karna, Connor Weil, Tracy Middendorf and Jason Wiles, the series explores the shocking violence as it stirs up memories of a past killing spree that haunts some, intrigues others and possibly inspires a new killer.

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Sense8

Sense8

Netflix Premieres: Friday, Jun. 5

From the Wachowskis (The Matrix) and J. Michael Straczynski, this drama tells the story of eight strangers from around the world who all experience a violent vision that gives them the ability to connect with each other’s thoughts, actions and emotions. (Buh-bye, privacy!) Filmed in San Francisco, Chicago, London, Reykjavik, Seoul, Mumbai, Berlin, Nairobi and Mexico City, the series follows each person as they attempt to figure out how and why this happened before a mysterious organization kills them all.

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Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

FX Premieres: Thursday, Jul. 16 at 10:00 PM

Competing against Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for Most Annoying Title Punctuation Ever, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is a new comedy from Denis Leary, who stars as an aging rock musician who, after destroying his '90s band The Heathens by doing too many drugs and sleeping with the wife of a bandmate (John Corbett), attempts to get the band back together. You can expect Leary's signature humor and some sweet tunes.

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Significant Mother

Significant Mother

CW Premieres: Monday, Aug. 3 at 9:30 PM

This comedy stars Josh Zuckerman as Nate, a budding Portland restaurateur whose world is turned upside-down when he returns from a business trip to find his lothario BFF and roommate is now dating his recently separated mother (Krista Allen). Talk about awkward. To make matters worse, Nate's previously disinterested dad decides he's suddenly very interested again. Ugh, men.

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Stitchers

Stitchers

ABC Family Premieres: Tuesday, Jun. 2 at 9:00 PM

ABC Family's newest drama feels kind of familiar. Emma Ishta stars as Kirsten, a young woman who is recruited by a covert government agency to be "stitched" into the minds of the recently deceased. She then uses their memories to investigate and solve their murders. So, it's basically the CW's iZombie without the zombies and the brain eating. Kyle Harris, Ritesh Rajan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Allison Scagliotti round out the cast.

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Texas Rising

Texas Rising

History Premieres: Monday, May. 25

Yeehaw! The same team that brought you Hatfields & McCoys brings you this eight-part miniseries about the Texas Revolution and the birth of the Texas Rangers (the badasses who patrolled the Wild West, not the baseball team). The drama will center on the Texas Revolution and the battles waged with a Santa Ana-led Mexican army, as well as Comanche tribes. The series' all-star cast includes Bill Paxton, Chad Michael Murray, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Ray Liotta, Brendan Fraser, Thomas Jane and more.

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Tut

Tut

Spike Premieres: Sunday, Jul. 19 at 9:00 PM

Spike is getting into the scripted game with this six hour, three-night, event series that tells the story of the rise of Tutankhamun (or King Tut as his friends called him) and his attempt to lead Egypt to glory. Avan Jogia stars as the titular ruler, while Ben Kingsley takes on the role of his closest adviser, Vizer Ay.

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UnReal

UnReal

Lifetime Premieres: Monday, Jun. 1 at 10:00 PM

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of your favorite dating competition shows? This provocative drama will give you a (fictionalized) first-hand look at how the outrageous drama is brought to life. Shiri Appleby stars as Rachel Goldberg, a producer on the Bachelor-like series "Everlasting," who must manipulate her relationships with the contestants to get the footage her executive producer Quinn (Constance Zimmer) demands. Craig Bierko stars as the show's eccentric creator, Freddie Stroma plays the handsome suitor and Josh Kelly plays a cameraman — and Rachel's ex.

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Wayward Pines

Wayward Pines

FOX Premieres: Thursday, May. 14 at 9:00 PM

When two federal agents go missing in a small Idaho town (yes, that would be the titular Wayward Pines), a Secret Service agent (Matt Dillon) is sent in to investigate. And just in case the town's ominous name isn't enough to tickle your mystery-loving senses, this 10-hour miniseries was produced and directed by The Sixth Sense's M. Night Shyamalan, so be prepared for something twistier than a pretzel in a tornado!

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Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

Netflix Premieres: Friday, Jul. 17

Netflix's reunion series is actually a prequel to the 2001 cult film. Starring the entire original cast, including Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Meloni, and others, the series is set during the first day of camp (obviously). Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Jason Schwartzman, John Slattery, and Josh Charles will also appear because the casting department was on fire that day.

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The Whispers

The Whispers

ABC Premieres: Monday, Jun. 1 at 10:00 PM

ABC's new drama is giving Drop Dead Fred a run for his money after an imaginary friend, known as Drill, turns dangerous. Is Drill an alien? Is he a ghost? Are children just inherently evil creatures and we just now found out?! Who knows! The Whispers stars Lily Rabe as an FBI child specialist called in to investigate the strange happenings surrounding Drill. Barry Sloane, Milo Ventimiglia, Derek Webster, Kristen Connolly, Kylie Rogers, and Kyle Harrison Breitkopf also star.

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A Wicked Offer

A Wicked Offer

CW Premieres: Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 9:00 PM

The CW's new reality series tests moral and ethical boundaries as couples are forced to complete a series of scandalous and controversial tasks involving unsuspecting friends, families, and co-workers for cash prizes.

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Zoo

Zoo

CBS Premieres: Tuesday, Jun. 30 at 9:00 PM

Based on the novel by James Patterson, Zoo stars James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nonso Anozie and Nora Arnezeder. The series explores a global wave of violent animal attacks against humans, which zoologist Jackson Oz (Wolk) links to his late father’s controversial theories about threats against the human race. As the attacks escalate, Oz and the others will race to unlock the mystery of the pandemic before Mrs. Henderson's schnauzer Buttercup turns them into Kibbles 'n Bits.

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