17 New Shows Everyone Will Be Talking About This Summer
I live for cheesy, soapy, reality TV in the Summer, but there if you prefer something scripted, there are a handful of new options hitting the small screen this Summer. The major networks all have something in the works, but Netflix is already emerging as a major player. In addition to debuting new seasons of hits like Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards, the streaming site has five major new shows that we can't wait to see. Take a look to find your new favorite Summer series.
Anne With an E
Netflix's Anne of Green Gables adaptation (previously just known as Anne) stars Amybeth McNulty as the titular peppy heroine.
When it premiered: May 12
Fargo breakout Allison Tolman shares the spotlight with a bored, sassy canine in this ABC sitcom about an owner's relationship with her dog.
When it premiered: May 17
Netflix's new docuseries looks every bit as captivating as Making a Murderer. This one centers on the unsolved 1969 murder of a Catholic nun.
When it premiered: May 19
This ABC drama is produced by Shonda Rhimes, but don't expect it to be anything like Grey's Anatomy or Scandal. The sexy series picks up after the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, telling the story of those left behind.
When it premieres: May 29
I'm Dying Up Here
Jim Carrey is an executive producer on this Showtime series inspired by Mitzi Shore, the famous owner of L.A.'s Comedy Store. Set in the '70s, the show stars Melissa Leo as Goldie Herschlag, and costars Ari Graynor, Clark Duke, Michael Angarano, and Al Madrigal.
When it premieres: June 4
Niecy Nash's new show on TNT may be set in a Florida salon, but it's about much more than just nails. The five women who work in the shop are into some shady sh*t, and I'm 100-percent here for it.
When it premieres: June 11
Spike's televised take on the classic Stephen King tale has already put us into a traumatized state. If you've seen the movie, you know things don't end well.
When it premieres: June 22
Netflix's newest potential hit stars Alison Brie as Ruth, a newcomer to the world of women's wrestling. Created by Orange Is the New Black's Jenji Kohan and set in 1980s Los Angeles, you know this is going to be a good time.
When it premieres: June 23
FX's new drama tells the story of how the crack epidemic began. Get ready for some scathing social commentary.
When it premieres: July 5
The Bold Type
Ever dreamed of living in NYC and working for Cosmopolitan? This Freeform series is inspired by the magazine's editor in chief, Joanna Coles. The glamorous series just might fill the Pretty Little Liars-shaped hole in your heart.
When it premieres: July 11
An asteroid is six months from hitting Earth and our only hope is a scientist and a tech genius. This new CBS show, starring Santiago Cabrera (Big Little Lies) is already stressing me out.
When it premieres: July 12
NBC's new supernatural series is giving me serious True Blood vibes. It's set in a small Texas town and features a cast of, shall we say, abnormal characters.
When it premieres: July 24
If you're sad that The CW has canceled Frequency, this new show might be the replacement you're looking for. Paula Patton plays a mother who travels back in time to save her daughter's life in this ABC drama.
When it premieres: July 24
Jessica Biel returns to TV with this eight-episode miniseries on USA about a mother who randomly murders someone at the beach. Bill Pullman plays an investigator tasked with figuring out the reason for her violent act, but even she doesn't understand why she did it.
When it premieres: Aug. 2
All of Netflix's Marvel heroes will come together in this super series. If you think Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist are badass on their own, wait until you see them together.
When it premieres: Aug. 18
Netflix is capping out a Summer full of new original shows with the comedy Disjointed, starring Kathy Bates as an advocate for legalizing marijuana.
When it premieres: Aug. 25