Times are getting hotter, which means that times are getting Summer. Summer used to be a time when we could catch up on the shows we missed out on during the fall. With re-runs being reserved for syndication these days, Summer is now ripe with a steady flow of new content. As such, it is time for our Summer 2017 American TV preview, covering shows debuting and returning in the months of June, July, and August. As always, this list will be updated over time, and for our full schedule click here.
Last Updated – July 1st, 2017 – a large number of additions and fixes.
Updated – Cardinal, Broadchurch, The Last Tycoon, and Swedish Dicks added. Trailer link for Midnight, Texas fixed.
FRIDAY, JUNE 2ND, 2017
Flaked – Netflix
Will Arnett (Arrested Development) stars in the second season of this Netflix dramedy about a recovering alcoholic who encounters a woman related to the tragic accident that sent him to recovery.
SUNDAY, JUNE 4TH, 2017
I’m Dying Up here – Showtime
This new Showtime series from Jim Carrey (In Living Color) focuses on the golden age of stand-up comedy.
Fear the Walking Dead – AMC
After attempting to flee from the dangers of a post apocalyptic Mexico, Nick and his new community encounter more violence holding them at bay. Meanwhile, the remnants of his family struggle after facing exile from relative safety.
FRIDAY, JUNE 9TH, 2017
Orange is the New Black – Netflix
Last season’s dramatic final episodes spur big new stories moving forward.
Dark Matter – SyFy
The crew of the Raza struggles, following the betrayal of one of their own.
SATURDAY, JUNE 10TH, 2017
Orphan Black – BBC America
For its 5th season, the stakes are higher than ever for Sarah and her clone sisters.
SUNDAY, JUNE 11TH, 2017
Claws – TNT
A group of Manicurists enter the world of organized crime in this comedic drama.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14TH, 2017
Blood Drive – SyFy
SyFy’s next series explores Grindhouse Cinema tropes.
FRIDAY, JUNE 16TH, 2017
Cardinal – Hulu
This murder mystery mystery, which is based on the novel by Giles Blunt, and written by Aubrey Nealon (Orphan Black), stars Billy Campbell (The Killing) as the titular character.
TUESDAY, JUNE 20TH, 2017
Wrecked – TBS
The LOST parody returns for a second season, as the survivors encounter pirates.
THURSDAY, JUNE 22ND, 2017
The Mist – Spike
Spike takes its first steps into the original scripted content game with this Stephen King adaptation.
FRIDAY, JUNE 23RD, 2017
GLOW – Netflix
The real life ladies pro wrestling league from the 1980s serves as the backdrop to this new series from Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black).
SUNDAY, JUNE 25TH, 2017
Preacher – AMC
The possessed Preacher, his Criminal girlfriend, and their Irish Vampire buddy take to the road, in the second season to this wildly absurd comic book adaptation.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28TH, 2017
Broadchurch – BBC America
The British murder mystery series starring David Tennant (Doctor Who) returns for its final season.
FRIDAY, JUNE 30TH, 2017
Killjoys – SyFy
The Space Bounty Hunters, called Killjoys, are back at in the 3rd season of this SyFy original.
Gypsy – Netflix
Naomi Watts (Mulholland Drive) stars in Netflix’s new series about a Therapist who develops dangerous and inappropriate relationships with her clients.