The Quintessential Guide to Summer TV

by Julie Sprankles
Jun 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET

1 /52: 'America's Got Talent,' May 30

1/52 :'America's Got Talent,' May 30

Tyra Banks takes over as host when this talent competition returns. (NBC, 8 p.m.)

2 /52: 'Fear the Walking Dead,' June 4

2/52 :'Fear the Walking Dead,' June 4

Fingers crossed that this spinoff of The Walking Dead picks up the pace in Season 3. (AMC, 9 p.m.)

3 /52: 'I'm Dying Up Here,' June 4

3/52 :'I'm Dying Up Here,' June 4

Jim Carrey serves as EP for this series about the stand-up comedy scene in 1970s L.A. (Showtime, 10 p.m.) 

4 /52: 'Shadowhunters,' June 5

4/52 :'Shadowhunters,' June 5

Been missing this supernatural series? Summer '17 delivers an exciting new season. (Freeform, 8 p.m.)

5 /52: 'Stitchers,' June 5

5/52 :'Stitchers,' June 5

This show about a secret government agency picks back up with Season 3. (Freeform, 9 p.m.)

6 /52: 'Queen of the South,' June 8

6/52 :'Queen of the South,' June 8

Tune into Season 2 of this drama about a woman's fight to bring down a drug trafficking ring. (USA, 10 p.m.)

7 /52: 'Dark Matter,' June 9

7/52 :'Dark Matter,' June 9

Are you ready for Season 3 of this sci-fi space thriller? (Syfy, 8 p.m.)

8 /52: 'Wynonna Earp,' June 9

8/52 :'Wynonna Earp,' June 9

If you haven't been tuning into this badass supernatural western, now's the time. (Syfy, 9 p.m.)

9 /52: 'OITNB,' June 9

9/52 :'OITNB,' June 9

Orange Is the New Black ended Season 4 mid-riot, so Season 5 should be explosive. (Netflix)

10 /52: 'Orphan Black,' June 10

10/52 :'Orphan Black,' June 10

You don't want to miss the final season of this clone-driven sci-fi thriller. (BBC America, 10 p.m.)

11 /52: 'American Ninja Warrior,' June 12

11/52 :'American Ninja Warrior,' June 12

Marvel at the athletic prowess of others when this competition comes back. (NBC, 8 p.m.)

12 /52: 'Suits,' June 12

12/52 :'Suits,' June 12

This legal drama returns in all of its Gabriel-Macht-suited glory, and we are here for it. (USA, 9 p.m.)

13 /52: 'GBBS/GBBO,' June 16

13/52 :'GBBS/GBBO,' June 16

One more season of The Great British Baking Show's Mary Berry? Yes please! (PBS, 9 p.m.)

14 /52: 'The Ranch,' June 16

14/52 :'The Ranch,' June 16

Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Debra Winger and Sam Elliott make this show binge-worthy. (Netflix)

15 /52: 'Turn,' June 17

15/52 :'Turn,' June 17

Turn: Washington's Spies returns for its fourth and final espionage-filled season. (AMC, 9 p.m.)

16 /52: 'Queen Sugar,' June 20

16/52 :'Queen Sugar,' June 20

Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey created this family drama, so you know it's good. (June 20)

17 /52: 'The Mist,' June 22

17/52 :'The Mist,' June 22

This Stephen King novella turned movie is officially coming to the small screen. (Spike TV, 10 p.m.)

18 /52: 'Playing House,' June 23

18/52 :'Playing House,' June 23

Who doesn't love a good BFF comedy? Let Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair charm you. (USA, 11 p.m.)

19 /52: 'GLOW,' June 23

19/52 :'GLOW,' June 23

Nobody is more excited than us about this '80s-set female wrestling series with Alison Brie. (Netflix)

20 /52: 'Power,' June 25

20/52 :'Power,' June 25

This hit crime drama produced by 50 Cent returns for Season 4 on June 25. (Starz, 9 p.m.)

21 /52: 'Preacher,' June 25

21/52 :'Preacher,' June 25

This ain't your typical preacher-type show, y'all. Tune in for Season 2, and you'll see. (AMC, 10 p.m.)

22 /52: 'Big Brother,' June 28

22/52 :'Big Brother,' June 28

This guilty indulgence is back for yet another season of drama-fueled shenanigans. (CBS, 8 p.m.)

23 /52: 'Broadchurch,' June 28

23/52 :'Broadchurch,' June 28

Good news? This brilliant crime drama is back! Bad news? It's the final season. (BBC America, 10 p.m.)

24 /52: 'Younger,' June 28

24/52 :'Younger,' June 28

Funny, authentic, vibrant... this Hilary Duff-helmed romantic comedy is a breezy watch. (TV Land, 10 p.m.)

25 /52: 'Zoo,' June 29

25/52 :'Zoo,' June 29

Head into the future — 2027, to be exact  when Season 3 kicks off this summer. (CBS, 10 p.m.)

26 /52: 'Gypsy,' June 30

26/52 :'Gypsy,' June 30

Naomi Watts stars in this new series about a therapist who, ahem, takes her work home. (Netflix)

27 /52: 'Snowfall,' July 5

27/52 :'Snowfall,' July 5

This heavy new series goes back in time to explore the start of the crack cocaine epidemic. (FX, 10 p.m.)

28 /52: 'The Fosters,' July 11

28/52 :'The Fosters,' July 11

A favorite family drama, The Fosters will pick up where Season 4 left off. (Freeform, 8 p.m.)

29 /52: 'Bold Type,' July 11

29/52 :'Bold Type,' July 11

Inspired by the women of Cosmopolitan, this new drama is bound to be juicy. (Freeform, 9 p.m.)

30 /52: 'Salvation,' July 12

30/52 :'Salvation,' July 12

Prepare to face your apocalyptic fears with this thriller about an asteroid headed for Earth. (CBS, 9 p.m.)

31 /52: 'Friends From College,' July 14

31/52 :'Friends From College,' July 14

Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders and Fred Savage are set to shine in this new comedy. (Netflix)

32 /52: 'Game of Thrones,' July 16

32/52 :'Game of Thrones,' July 16

The highly-anticipated Season 7 of GoT finally drops in mid-July, praise be. (HBO, 9 p.m.)

33 /52: 'The Strain,' July 16

33/52 :'The Strain,' July 16

Set your DVR for this horror drama, which returns for its fourth and final season. (FX, 10 p.m.)

34 /52: 'Shooter,' July 18

34/52 :'Shooter,' July 18

Ryan Phillippe makes it back to the small screen for another season of suspense. (USA, 10 p.m.)

35 /52: 'Shark Week,' July 23

35/52 :'Shark Week,' July 23

Technically this is many shows rolled into one... but it's the 30th anniversary, you guys! (Discovery, 7 p.m.)

36 /52: 'Ballers,' July 23

36/52 :'Ballers,' July 23

Dwayne Johnson is magic in this dramedy as former NFL'er Spencer Strasmore. (HBO, 10 p.m.)

37 /52: 'Insecure,' July 23

37/52 :'Insecure,' July 23

Issa Rae brings her smart breed of comedy to this series, back for a second season. (HBO, 10:30 p.m.)

38 /52: 'Somewhere Between,' July 24

38/52 :'Somewhere Between,' July 24

Need reasons to watch this new supernatural thriller? Paula Patton, Devon Sawa. Boom. (ABC, 10 p.m.)

39 /52: 'Room 104,' July 28

39/52 :'Room 104,' July 28

Same motel room, different story each week. Intriguing, no? (HBO, 11 p.m.)

40 /52: 'Killjoys,' July 30

40/52 :'Killjoys,' July 30

Another season of space-traveling bounty hunters will keep you entertained. (Syfy, 8 p.m.) 

41 /52: 'The Bachelorette' special, July 31

41/52 :'The Bachelorette' special, July 31

Don't miss The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All to see how Rachel's suitors really feel. (ABC, 8 p.m.)

42 /52: 'The Sinner,' Aug. 2

42/52 :'The Sinner,' Aug. 2

Jessica Biel finds her way back to our TV screens in an exciting new murder miniseries. (USA, 10 p.m.)

43 /52: 'Ray Donovan,' Aug. 6

43/52 :'Ray Donovan,' Aug. 6

Liev Schreiber reprises the title role in Season 5 of this hit crime drama series. (Showtime, 9 p.m.)

44 /52: 'Bachelor in Paradise,' Aug. 8

44/52 :'Bachelor in Paradise,' Aug. 8

Once The Bachelorette winds down, it's time to turn up the heat... in Paradise. (ABC, 8 p.m.)

45 /52: 'Difficult People,' Aug. 8

45/52 :'Difficult People,' Aug. 8

Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner are back in this wickedly funny comedy series. (Hulu)

46 /52: 'Mr. Mercedes,' Aug. 8

46/52 :'Mr. Mercedes,' Aug. 8

Another Stephen King adaptation, Mr. Mercedes follows a retired cop on the trail of a killer. (DirecTV)

47 /52: 'Marlon,' Aug. 16

47/52 :'Marlon,' Aug. 16

Marlon Wayans brings to the small screen a LOL-comedy inspired by his own family. (NBC, 9 p.m.)

48 /52: 'The Defenders,' Aug. 18

48/52 :'The Defenders,' Aug. 18

Marvel's Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil and Iron Fist team up in this superhero caper. (Netflix)

49 /52: 'The Last Ship,' Aug. 20

49/52 :'The Last Ship,' Aug. 20

Eric Dane (aka former McSteamy) returns as Tom Chandler with new challenges facing his crew. (TNT, 8 p.m.)

50 /52: 'Survivor's Remorse,' Aug. 20

50/52 :'Survivor's Remorse,' Aug. 20

Produced by Lebron James, this comedy comes back in late summer for Season 4. (Starz, 10 p.m.)

51 /52: 'Broad City,' Aug. 23

51/52 :'Broad City,' Aug. 23

Close out the summer right with Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.) 

52 /52: 'The Tick,' Aug. 25

52/52 :'The Tick,' Aug. 25

This funny new super-series follows an underdog accountant and a strange blue hero. (Amazon)