Summer TV Shows 2017

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Blood Drive: Season 1 – June 14 at 10 pm on SyFy, channel 122 In a grindhouse-inspired world where cars run on human blood, cop Arthur Bailey (Alan Ritchson) and sidekick Grace (Christina Ochoa) encounter cults, cannibals and car rallies. This futuristic reimagining of Los Angeles isn’t for everyone, but it is certainly a departure from the usual summer TV show.

The Bold Type: Season 1 – June 11 at 9 pm on Freeform, channel 180 Teens will love this Cosmopolitan-inspired TV show on Freeform based on the life of Cosmo’s current editor Joanna Coles. The Bold Type stars Melora Hardin and Katie Sevens, following them as they work as members of the staff at Scarlet Magazine and live in the big city.

Claws: Season 1 – June 11 at 9 pm on TNT, channel 138 There’s drama and laughs in this new series, set in a sunny Florida nail salon. Claws features five women all working as manicurists in their new salon but getting caught up in their pasts as well. With the comedic power of Niecy Nash and her costars, fancy nail art and a slew of good looking guys, this is summer TV at its finest.

Marlon: Season 1 – August 16 at 9 pm on NBC, check your local listings Marlon Wayans stars in this new self-titled sitcom based on his real-life experiences as a co-parent. He and his ex-wife are raising their kids together, despite the fact that he’s not as mature as his wife might like. At the end of the day, family comes first in this sweet comedy your clan can watch together.

The Gong Show: Season 1 – June 22 at 10 pm on ABC, check your local listings Will Arnett is reviving the 1970s favorite The Gong Show this summer on ABC. The talent show is back in its original form, with Mike Myers rumored to be the host and a rotating cast of judges including Jack Black, Will Forte, Alison Brie, Andy Samberg, Elizabeth Banks, Joel McHale, Zach Galifianakis and more. With this lineup, The Gong is sure to be a hysterical trip back in time.

The Mist: Season 1 – June 22 on Spike, channel 241
Stephen King’s The Mist, which was reimagined in 2007 as a horror movie of the same name, is making its debut on the small screen. Spike will premiere The Mist starring Morgan Spector as Kevin Copeland and Alyssa Sutherland as Eve Copeland. Both mystery and mist cover this town throughout the first season.

Salvation: Season 1 – July 12 at 9 pm on CBS, check your local listings CBS has a limited number of new TV shows this summer and is betting that Salvation will be a success. This thriller follows an unlikely team of techies and a government official as they grapple with the discovery that Earth might be destroyed by an asteroid in 6 short months.

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American Ninja Warrior: Season 9 – June 12 at 8 pm on NBC, check your local listings Would it even be summer without NBC’s American Ninja Warrior? Follow these incredible athletes as they compete for a chance to move on to finals, complete with touching backstories, nearly impossible physical feats and a course more intense than ever before.

Game of Thrones: Season 7 – July 16 on HBO, channel 300 Game of Thrones is back this July on HBO, likely one of the most highly anticipated premieres not only of the summer but of the year. This season will last for seven episodes and likely be full of the same harrowing drama that make this show the cult favorite it is.

Insecure: Season 2 – July 23 at 10:30 pm on HBO, channel 300
Insecure was included on our list of must-watch fall TV, and it makes the list again this summer. Issa and Molly continue their friendship into the show’s second season with big laughs and touching insights.

Nashville: Season 5 midseason premiere – June 1 9:00 pm on CMT, channel 166 This is a show that just won’t quit, and its diehard fans are grateful for that. How will the beloved characters of this country music drama carry on without their leader Rayna? That is yet to be determined, but with a season and a half of guaranteed episodes, we have plenty of time to find out.

Orphan Black: Season 5 – June 10 at 10 pm on BBC America, channel 135
This summer brings us the fifth and final season of Orphan Black on BBC America. Tatiana Maslany stars as numerous clones, including five featured clone characters, which are joined by a strong supporting cast. The show has garnered critical acclaim in its first four seasons and will likely continue to do so.

Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update – August 10 at 9 pm on NBC, check your local listings Saturday Night Live is taking a detour to Thursdays this summer. For four weeks, Weekend Update with hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che will air in primetime and feature other cast members as well. This weeknight spot aims to help SNL take advantage of its recent success in the ratings and is welcomed by those of us who don’t always make it to late night TV.

The Great British Baking Show: Season 4 – June 16 at 9 pm on PBS, check your local listings
What do you get when you add British charm and PBS’s good taste to a cooking competition? The Great British Baking Show, which makes a welcome return this summer. The whole family will love watching this TV show, which includes teaching viewers about the delicacies contestants are making.

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Summer 2017 TV Premieres

June

Wednesday, June 1 Nashville: Season 5 midseason premiere – 9:00 pm on CMT, channel 166

Friday, June 2 Flaked: Season 2 – Netflix

Sunday, June 4 I’m Dying Up Here: Season 1 – 10 pm on Showtime, channel 318 Beach Hunters: Season 2 – 10 pm on HGTV, channel 112 Fear the Walking Dead: Season 3 – 9 pm on AMC, channel 131

Monday, June 5 Shadowhunters: Season 2 midseason premiere – 8 pm on Freeform, channel 180 Stitchers: Season 3 – 9 pm on Freeform, channel 180

Tuesday, June 6
Dice: Season 2 – Showtime, channel 318

Wednesday, June 7
2017 CMT Music Awards – 8 pm on CMT, channel 166 Nightcap: Season 2 – 8 pm on Pop, channel 117

Thursday, June 8 Queen of the South: Season 2 – 10 pm on USA, channel 105

Friday, June 9
Dark Matter: Season 3 – 8 pm on SyFy, channel 122 Orange is the New Black: Season 5 – Netflix Wynonna Earp: Season 2 – 10 pm on SyFy, channel 122

Saturday, June 10 Orphan Black: Season 5 – 10 pm on BBC America, channel 135 Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse: Season 6 – 9 pm on OWN, channel 189

Sunday, June 11
$100,000 Pyramid: Season 2 – 10 pm on ABC, check your local listings 71st Annual Tony Awards – 8 pm on CBS, check your local listings American Grit: Season 2 – 9 pm on FOX, check your local listings Celebrity Family Feud: Season 3 – 8 pm on ABC, check your local listings Claws: Season 1 – 9 pm on TNT, channel 138 Steve Harvey’s FUNDERDOME: Season 1 – 9 pm on ABC, check your local listings

Monday, June 12 American Ninja Warrior: Season 9 – 8 pm on NBC, check your local listings So You Think You Can Dance: Season 14 – 8 pm on FOX, check your local listings Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge: Season 2 – 10 pm on NBC, check your local listings Superhuman: Season 1 – 9 pm on FOX, check your local listings

Tuesday, June 13 Face Off: Season 12 – 9 pm on SyFy, channel 122

Wednesday, June 14 Blood Drive: Season 1 – 10 pm on SyFy, channel 122 To Tell the Truth: Season 3 – 10 pm on ABC, check your local listings

Friday, June 16 The Ranch: Season 3 – Netflix The Great British Baking Show: Season 4 – 9 pm on PBS, check your local listings

Saturday, June 17 Turn: Washington’s Spies: Season 4 – 9 pm on AMC, channel 131

Sunday, June 18 Botched: Season 4 – 9 pm on E!, channel 114

Monday, June 19 Preacher: Season 2 – 9 pm on AMC, channel 131

Tuesday, June 20 Wrecked: Season 2 – 9 pm on TBS, channel 139

Wednesday, June 21 I’m Sorry: Season 1 – 10 pm on TruTV, channel 242 Little Big Shots: Forever Young – 8 pm on NBC, check your local listings

Thursday, June 22 Boy Band: Season 1 – 8 pm on ABC, check your local listings The Gong Show: Season 1 – 10 pm on ABC, check your local listings The Mist: Season 1 – Spike, channel 241 The Night Shift: Season 4 – 10 pm on NBC, check your local listings The Wall: Season 2 – 8 pm on NBC, check your local listings

Friday, June 23 GLOW: Season 1 – Netflix Playing House: Season 3 – 11 pm on USA, channel 105

Sunday, June 25 Power: Season 4 – Starz

Wednesday, June 28 Younger: Season 3 – 10 pm on TV Land, channel 106 Big Brother: Season 19 – 8 pm on CBS, check your local listings

Thursday, June 29 Zoo: Season 3 – 10 pm on CBS, check your local listings Battle of the Network Stars: Season 1 – 9 pm on ABC, check your local listings

Friday, June 30 Killjoys: Season 3 – 8 pm on SyFy, channel 122 Masters of Illusion: Season 4 – 8 pm on The CW, check your local listings

July

Sunday, July 9 Candy Crush: Season 1 – 9 pm on CBS, check your local listings Famously Single: Season 2 – 10 pm on E!, channel 114 One Night Only: Alec Baldwin (Tribute Special) – 9 pm on Spike, channel 241

Monday, July 10 Penn & Teller: Fool Us: Season 4 – 8 pm on The CW, check your local listings Will: Miniseries (2016) 9 p.m., TNT

Tuesday, July 11 Still The King Season 2 – 10 pm on CMT, channel 166 The Bold Type: Season 1 – 9 pm on Freeform, channel 180 The Fosters: Season 5 – 8 pm on Freeform, channel 180

Wednesday, July 12 The 2017 ESPYS – 8 pm on ABC, check your local listings Salvation: Season 1 – 9 pm on CBS, check your local listings Suits: Season 7 – 9 pm on USA, channel 105

Thursday, July 13 Hooten & The Lady: Miniseries – 9 pm on The CW, check your local listings

Sunday, July 16
Game of Thrones: Season 7 – HBO, channel 300

Tuesday, July 18 Shooter: Season 2 – 10 pm on USA, channel 105

Friday, July 21 Descendants 2: TV Movie: – 8 pm on ABC, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Freeform, Lifetime

Saturday, July 22 Syfy Presents Live From Comic-Con: Season 2 – 11 pm on SyFy, channel 122

Sunday, July 23 Ballers: Season 3 – 10 pm on HBO, channel 300 Insecure: Season 2 – 10:30 pm on HBO, channel 300

Monday, July 24 Midnight, Texas: Season 1 – 10 pm on NBC, check your local listings Somewhere Between: Season 1 – 10 pm on ABC, check your local listings

Monday, July 31 The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All – 8 pm on ABC, check your local listings

August

Tuesday, August 1 CMA Fest 2017 – 8 pm on ABC, check your local listings Manhunt: Unabomber: Miniseries – 9 pm on Discovery, channel 182

Wednesday, August 2 The Sinner: Miniseries – 10 pm on USA, channel 105

Thursday, August 3 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team: Season 12 – 10 pm on CMT, channel 166 I Love Kellie Pickler: Season 3 – 11 pm on CMT, channel 166

Sunday, August 6 Sharknado 5: TV Movie – 8 pm on Syfy, channel 122 Ray Donovan: Season 5 – 9 pm on Showtime, channel 318

Monday, August 7 Hollywood Game Night Premiere: Season 5 – 10 pm on NBC, check your local listings

Tuesday, August 8 Bachelor in Paradise: Season 4 – 8 pm on ABC, check your local listings Difficult People: Season 3 – Hulu

Wednesday, August 9 The Story of Diana: Part One – 9 pm on ABC, check your local listings

Thursday, August 10 Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update – 9 pm on NBC, check your local listings The Story of Diana: Part Two – 9 pm on ABC, check your local listings

Wednesday, August 16 Marlon: Season 1 – 9 pm on NBC, check your local listings

Friday, Aug. 18 Marvel’s The Defenders: Season 1 – Netflix The Tick: Season 1 – Amazon

Sunday, August 20 Episodes: Season 5 – 10 pm on Showtime, channel 318 Endeavor: Season 4 – 9 pm on PBS, check your local listings

Thursday, August 24 There’s … Johnny!: Miniseries – Seeso

Friday, August 25 Disjointed: Season 1 – Netflix

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