45 New and Returning Shows You Want to Watch This Summer

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There is a lot of programming on during the summer months that you want to watch.

You may not have realized it, but once you scroll through the upcoming pages, you'll be thumping yourself in the forehead.

1. Picnic at Hanging Rock - Amazon

Streaming now. A six-episode, Australian-produced adaptation of Joan Lindsay's 1967 novel about a group of schoolgirls who go missing on an outing. It stars Natalie Dormer and Yael Stone.

2. Six - History

Monday, May 28, 10/9c and returns Wednesday, May 30, in regular timeslot. The ten-episode second season of “SIX” follows Navy SEAL Team Six in a mission to destroy the terrorist network responsible for the shooting of their former team leader.

3. 100 Code - WGN

Tues May 10/9 -- Dominic Monaghan and Michael Nyqvist star in this Swedish-produced crime thriller about an international pair of cops investigating a series of murders in New York and Stockholm.

4. Animal Kingdom - TNT

Tuesday, May 29, 9/8 -- The Codys are back, and the ties that bind them are about to be stretched to the limit when TNT's hit Animal Kingdom returns for its third season. With Smurf in jail and her grandson J in charge of the family business, the Cody men find themselves increasingly divided as they fight for control and their independence. But when outside threats emerge, they have to come together.

5. Arrested Development - Netflix

Lindsay Bluth's election campaign, a "Family of the Year" award and the disappearance of Lucille 2 are just some of the developments in the beloved show's fifth season (and second for Netflix). Unlike the original 2013 version of season 4 (recently re-released in a "remixed" format), the entire cast is on hand for each of the episodes. Half of the season streams today, with the final eight episodes coming at a later date.

6. Queen Sugar - OWN

Tuesday, May 29, 10/9c -- In the Season 3 premiere, Ralph Angel finally learns the truth about his biological connection to Blue, Charley Gard exposes her hidden plan for Landry Enterprises, and Nova is propositioned by book publishers.

7. Reverie - NBC

Wednesday, May 30, 10/9c -- From Mickey Fisher, the creator of “Extant,” this grounded new thriller follows Mara Kint (Sarah Shahi), a former hostage negotiator and expert on human behavior who became a college professor after facing an unimaginable personal tragedy. But when her former boss, Charlie Ventana (Dennis Haysbert), brings her in to save ordinary people who have lost themselves in a highly advanced immersive virtual-reality program in which you can live out your wildest dreams, she finds that in saving others, she may actually have discovered a way to save herself.

8. Pose - FX

Sunday, June 3 9/8c Ryan Murphy's latest series is not an anthology, but something much rarer on television: a "dance musical." Pose explores various aspects of New York life in the 1980s, especially ball culture but also the literary scene and the rise of luxury living and excess (think Donald Trump). While Evan Peters, Kate Mara, and James Van Der Beek may be the most recognizable names attached to the project, the series features the largest LGBTQ cast ever assembled for a scripted TV show—with a number of transgender actors among the series regulars.

9. Succession - HBO

Sunday, June 3 10/9c -- Already being described as Empire set within the media industry, HBO's new drama series follows the ups and downs of a family-owned global media conglomerate, whose wealthy, powerful leader/patriarch (Brian Cox) is absolutely, positively, 100% not modeled after Rupert Murdoch, or so the official word goes. The series comes from Peep Show co-creator Jesse Armstrong and is produced by Adam McKay, who also directs tonight's first episode. Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Matthew Macfadyen, Sarah Snook, and Alan Ruck also star.

10. Dietland - AMC

Monday, June 4, 9/8c -- This adaptation of Sarai Walker's best-selling 2015 feminist revenge fantasy comes from Marti Noxon (UnREAL, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce) and stars Joy Nash as a ghostwriter for a New York fashion magazine against a rather timely backdrop where men accused of sexual assault are mysteriously disappearing and then turning up dead. Julianna Margulies also stars. Back-to-back new episodes air tonight.

11. Humans - AMC

Tuesday, June 5, 10/9c -- One year after the dawn of consciousness, a decimated and oppressed Synth population fights to survive in a world that hates and fears them. In a divided Britain, Synths and humans struggle to broker an uneasy peace, but when fractures within the Synth community start to appear, all hope of stability is threatened. Set against the maelstrom of political chaos, the ethical complexities of the dawn of a new species play out across a thrilling multi-stranded narrative.

As the Synth family, Mia (Chan), Niska (Berrington) and Max (Jeremiah) continue to battle for their right to survival, Joe (Goodman-Hill) Laura (Parkinson) and their children Mattie (Lucy Carless), Toby (Theo Stevenson) and Sophie (Pixie Davies) struggle to come to terms with the cataclysmic events of last season.

12. Younger - TV Land

Tuesday, June 5, 10/9c -- This one is too hot to discuss prior to the unveiling of the premiere!!

13. Condor - Audience

Wednesday, June 6, 10/9c -- Washington D.C.-set conspiracy thriller is based both on Sydney Pollack's classic 1975 film Three Days of the Condor and the book that inspired it, Six Days of the Condor. Max Irons stars as a young CIA analyst who returns from lunch to find that his colleagues have been assassinated; Mira Sorvino is the agent who investigates the killings, which turn out (as these things do) to be part of a much larger conspiracy. William Hurt, Brendan Fraser, and Bob Balaban also star.

14. Impulse - Youtube Red

Wednesday, June 6, All ten episodes stream today -- Impulse follows "16-year-old Henrietta, aka Henry, who discovers she has the ability to teleport. The first time she realizes this, she is in a truck with her high school’s Golden Boy, who tries to rape her. She has a seizure and teleports, in the course of which she inadvertently crushes him, leaving him a paraplegic." The show goes on to "explore Henry’s need to reconcile what her assaulter tried to do with the consequence, and her feelings about discovering she can teleport with her feelings about the assault."

15. American Woman - Paramount

Thursday, June 7, 10/9c -- This 1970s-set, half-hour dramedy stars Alicia Silverstone as a single mother trying to raise two children during the rise of feminism—a story based on the real-life childhood of Kyle Richards (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills). Mena Suvari and Jennifer Bartels also star. Note that original series showrunner John Riggi (30 Rock) departed the show mid-production over creative differences; he was replaced by John Wells (ER, Shameless).

16. Marvel's Cloak and Dagger - Freeform

Thursday, June 7, 8/7c -- Freeform's first Marvel series focuses on two teens (Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph) who are awakened to newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. The premiere runs two hours.

17. Claws Season 2 - TNT

Sunday, June 10, 9/8c -- Claws is a midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness set in a South Florida nail salon. It follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures. Claws is about good women caught in bad places with worse men. It's the story of hardworking women trying to get by in this economy, set against the surreal, bright, gritty landscape of Florida and the luscious, absurd, extreme excesses of the crime world.

18. The Bold Type - Freeform

Tuesday, June 12, 8/7c -- Expect more of the same but with even more intensity!

19. Girlfriends Guide to Divorce - Bravo

Thursday, June 14, 10/9c -- It's the last chance for all the girlfriends to get it all together before they ride off into the sunset. Do you think they'll get happy endings or something far more ambiguous?

20. Strange Angel - CBS All Access

The latest CBS All Access exclusive traces the colorful life of groundbreaking 20th century rocket scientist Jack Parsons, who co-founded the famed Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and then played a major role in the "religious movement" (aka sex magick cult) led by occultist Aleister Crowley. Based on a nonfiction book of the same name, the series comes from writer Mark Heyman (Black Swan, The Skeleton Twins) and stars Jack Reynor (Sing Street), Bella Heathcote, and Rupert Friend. David Lowery (A Ghost Story) directs all 10 episodes, which will stream weekly on Thursdays.

21. 12 Monkeys - Syfy

Friday, June 15, 8/7c three hours -- Fourth and final season will air across four weeks. Like Younger, this one is on lockdown, and that's how we want it!

22. Goliath Season 2 - Amazon

Friday, June 15 -- David E. Kelley's legal drama returns for a second season that finds attorney Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton) reluctantly drawn back into the law when he decides to represent his friend's teenage son after he is accused of murder. Mark Duplass, Morris Chestnut, and Ana De La Reguer join the cast this season.

23. The Affair Season 5 - Showtime

Sunday, June 17, 9/8c -- Season four finds Noah (West), Helen (Tierney), Alison (Wilson) and Cole (Jackson) in their own orbits, alienated from each other, spinning further and further away from where they all began. Every character is involved in a new relationship, forcing them each to decide if they’re ready and willing to leave the past behind for good – with a season about new beginnings, tragic ends and the ever-elusive possibility of forgiveness.

24. Deep State - Epix

Sunday, June 17, 9/8c -- Max Easton (Mark Strong), a former spy brought back into the field to avenge the death of his son, embarks on one last personal journey. He finds himself amid a covert intelligence war, immersed in a conspiracy to profit from chaos in the Middle East.

25. Shades of Blue Final Season - NBC

Sunday, June 17, 10/9c -- Six months after dual near-death experiences, Harlee and Wozniak have radically different reactions to their respective traumas. Harlee attempts to start anew and reject the shortcuts, temptations, and graft that surround her. But her ordeal in the woods at the hands of Stahl (Warren Cole) still grips her, and she is haunted by visions of the rogue FBI agent. Meanwhile, Wozniak embarks on a vengeance quest, driven to reclaim both his standing and domain of small-time corruption and effective policing.

26. Yellowstone - Paramount

Wednesday, June 20, 9/8c -- Kevin Costner makes his debut as a TV series regular in this new drama written and directed by Taylor Sheridan (Wind River, Sicario). Costner plays a modern-day rancher dealing with a variety of issues stemming from occasionally violent conflicts with land developers and a neighboring Indian reservation. The strong ensemble also includes Cole Hauser, Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Dave Annable, Danny Huston, Gil Birmingham, Josh Lucas, Gretchen Mol, and Jill Hennessey.

27. Queen of the South Season 3 - USA

Thursday, June 21, 9/8c -- We don't know where Queen of the South will pick up, but we're assuming it's after she gets off the plane!

28. Shooter Season 3 - USA

Thursday, June 21, 10/9c -- In Season 3, mysterious details are revealed surrounding his father Earl's death, leading Bob Lee towards a startling conspiracy that hits close to home.

29. Take Two - ABC

Thursday, June 21, 10/9c -- This new crime procedural from Castle creator Andrew Marlowe and Castle producer/writer Terri Edda Miller sounds not unlike that recently departed series. Rachel Bilson plays a former TV cop show star who attempts to restart her career (after a very public breakdown and stint in rehab) by shadowing a private detective (Eddie Cibrian) in preparation for a new role.

30. Marvel's Luke Cage Season 2 - Netflix

Friday, June 22 -- Bushmaster is making his debut as a villain and the rest? We will wait to find out!

31. Preacher Season 3 - AMC

Sunday, June 24, 10/9c -- With Tulip’s life and Cassidy’s friendship in the balance, Jesse must rely on a mysterious figure from his past in order to save his friends and continue on with his mission.

32. Glow Season 2 - Netflix

Friday, June 29 -- Season two follows the women of GLOW as they become local celebrities, confronting the good, the bad, and the ugly realities of their newfound fame. As Ruth and Debbie settle into the day-to-day of making a season of TV together, they confront lingering issues at the heart of their friendship. Sam is still Sam, but now he has a teenage daughter living with him and 20 episodes to churn out. The wrestling is harder, the stakes are higher, and the hair is even bigger.

33. Power Season 5 - Starz

Sunday, July 1, 9/8c -- Ghost, Tommy, and Kanan are going to try to take down their mutual enemy, Dre. Will they do it? Tune in to find out!

34. Sharp Objects - HBO

Sunday, July 8, 9/8c -- After his adaptation of Big Little Lies won eight Emmy awards last year, director Jean-Marc Vallée is heading back to HBO with another miniseries based on a book. This time, the source material is Gillian Flynn's novel Sharp Objects, with an adaptation scripted by Flynn and Marti Noxon (UnREAL, Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Amy Adams heads the cast as a reporter who returns to her hometown to investigate the killings of two young girls. Also starring are Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Elizabeth Perkins, Eliza Scanlen, and Matt Craven.

35. Heathers - Paramount

Tuesday, July 10, 10/9c -- Originally developed for TV Land (and delayed from its planned spring start due to the Florida school shooting in February), this series adaptation of the classic 1989 film is similarly a very dark comedy set in high school (though in the present day). Grace Victoria Cox plays Veronica, the "good girl" drawn into a not-so-good clique of three students named Heather, played by Melanie Field, Jasmine Mathews, and Brendan Scannell (yes, one of the Heathers is male). Selma Blair also stars, and the original film's Shannen Doherty will appear in three episodes in a new role.

36. The Outpost - The CW

Tuesday, July 10, 8/7c -- Years after her entire village is destroyed by a gang of brutal mercenaries, Talon travels to a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilized world, as she tracks the killers of her family. On her journey to this outpost, Talon discovers she possesses a mysterious supernatural power that she must learn to control in order to save herself, and defend the world against a fanatical religious dictator.

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