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Summer TV 2018: The Best New Shows That Will Help You Beat the Heat

From HBO's Sharp Objects to Hulu's Castle Rock

Kaitlin Thomas

We're not entirely sure how exactly it happened -- perhaps wizardry? -- but it's already June, and you know what that means: long, hot summer days followed by long, hot summer nights. Even as the mercury climbs and you're tempted by the glistening waters of the backyard pool or the sunny beaches of the coast, please also remember there is still plenty of new TV to watch!

Relaxing on the couch with some refreshing lemonade sounds way better than getting stung by bees and finding sand in your bikini bottoms, right? We thought so too! That's why we've planned ahead and culled together the new shows debuting this summer in one easy place. In the gallery below, you'll find helpful descriptions and handy premiere dates for each new show airing in June, July and August, including the highly anticipated HBO miniseries Sharp Objects and Hulu's Stephen King series Castle Rock.

Summer TV Calendar

So, check everything out below, select your new favorites, and then settle in for an exciting and refreshing summer spent in air conditioning. Who needs a tan, am I right?