Your Guide to the 2016 Summer TV Shows

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Your Guide to the 2016 Summer TV Shows

Your Guide to the 2016 Summer TV Shows

Twenty years ago, the TV landscape was very different. There was no “summer” or “winter” season. Shows began in September and ended in May. Aside from a few specials or made-for-TV movies, there was rarely new content on television during the summer months. Thankfully, we no longer have to worry about that. Television is just as plentiful during the summer months as it is during the “regular” fall season, and it is no longer a dumping ground for shows made on the cheap.

Summer is usually filled with strange offerings, and this summer is no exception: comic book adaptations (Preacher); superheroes (Powers); serial killers (Scream, Dead of Summer); rock stars (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Roadies); aliens (BrainDead); killer viruses (The Last Ship); computer nerds (Mr. Robot, Halt and Catch Fire); criminals (Animal Kingdom, Queen of the South); cops (Aquarius, The Night Of); women in prison (Orange Is the New Black); human-hunting animals (Zoo); and of course, Sharknados. I may need another DVR to watch all this stuff!

We’ve compiled some of the shows premiering this summer that seem worthy of skipping a day at the beach to watch. Get those DVRs ready, and let us know which Summer TV shows you are most looking forward to!