Summer is going to sizzle this year. So let's settle in with some AC, your favorite snacks and a DVR full of awesome summer TV? Mom.me's got you tuned in.
Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET, NBC Premieres May 28
Yes, yes, we know. He'll forever (and again!) be Fox Mulder
to you. But while you wait for the "X-Files"
to make its triumphant small screen return, you can catch David Duchovny in
fine form in "Aquarius," NBC's new
miniseries focusing on Charles Manson and his Helter Skelter cult. Sound
bingeworthy? You're in luck! NBC will make all 13 episodes available online
(and on-demand) on May 29, the day after the show premieres.
THE WHISPERS Mondays at 10 p.m. ET, ABC Debuts June 1
Creepy kids? Yes please! This Spielberg-produced thriller,
starring Lily Rabe ("American Horror Story"),
Barry Sloane ("Revenge") and Milo
Ventimiglia ("Heroes"), takes the idea
of imaginary pals to freaky new heights as the kids in a small town are
manipulated by a supernatural force called Drill, which is out to destroy the
SENSE 8 Netflix Premieres June 5 In this Neflix original from the Wachowski siblings ("The Matrix"), eight people from around the world find themselves
inexplicably linked by the ability to access each other's knowledge,
emotions and skills. And then all eight find themselves joining forces, with
Naveen Andrews' Jonas as their guide, as they're hunted by unknown threats.
Binge on all 12 episodes beginning June 5.
ODD MOM OUT Mondays at 10 p.m. ET, BRAVO Premieres June 8
A brunette in a (very) blond world? That pretty much sums
up Bravo's first scripted comedy, which aims squarely for the mommy market segment in
this series based on Jill Kargman's 2007 novel "Momzillas." Kargman stars as an NYC-newbie who finds herself taking
urban wilds of Manhattan's Upper East Side, where women have been outcast for
less than wearing last season's Louboutins.
Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET, TNT
Is death really the end? That's the question Jennifer Beals' brilliant but wary
surgeon, Dr. Carolyn Tyler, finds herself asking in the wake of the death of
her teenaged son, especially when she has a run-in with a cancer-stricken tech
millionaire (Matthew Modine), who asks her to research reincarnation.
ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET, ABC Premieres June 18
Mourning "Mad Men"?
ABC's betting on it! Filling the slot after "Mistresses," ABC's new series is just as juicy. The 1960s-set drama — starring JoAnna Garcia
Swisher ("Reba"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Chuck") and Odette Annable ("Banshee") — centers the wives of
astronauts during the heyday of the space race.
BALLERS Sundays at 10 p.m. ET, HBO Premieres June 21 "Entourage" for the sports set? HBO
brings the bling in this Mark Wahlberg-produced drama, starring Dwayne "The
Rock" Johnson as a retired football hero who becomes a hotshot financial
manager — and enjoys all the perks that comes along with the title. After all,
the company's slogan is "get rich, get laid, have fun."
THE BRINK Sundays at 10:30 p.m. ET,
Premieres June 21
This dark comedy
might share a night with "Ballers," but
the vibe couldn't be more different. The show focuses on three corrupt men —
Tim Robbins' secretary of state, Jack Black's foreign services officer and
Pablo Schrieber's Navy fighter pilot — who join forces as they fight to stave
off World War III via a possible Pakistani military coup. Also on deck: Aasif
Mandvi ("The Daily Show") and Carla
Sundays at 9 p.m.
ET, AMC Premieres June 28 William Hurt starts in this eight-episode AMC original, set in a parallel
present universe where eerily human servant robots called Synths have made
everyday life easier — but are about to make things a lot more difficult.
SCREAM Tuesday nights, MTV Premieres June 30
Oh yeah, your favorite cult teen slasher flick has finally
made it to the small screen — MTV-style, of course, which means it comes
complete with cyberbullying and viral videos of its gleeful murder spree.
ZOO Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET, CBS
Premieres June 30 "The Walking Dead" — with animals? That's pretty much the premise of this CBS adaptation of
James Patterson's thriller "Zoo," which focuses on a renegade zoologist
(James Wolk, "Mad Men") and his rag tag team (including Kristen Connolly
and Billy Burke), who try to save the world from violent, calculated and
coordinated animal attacks — and stay alive in the process.
IMPASTOR Wednesdays at 10:30, TV LAND Premieres July 15
On the run from loan sharks, deadbeat Buddy Dobbs (Michael
Rosenbaum, "Smallville") finds a safe
house — pun intended — in a small town's church after stealing another man's
identity, and learning, of course, that the missing man is the town's new gay
pastor. Sara Rue is along for the (wild) ride.
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Thursdays, FX Premieres July 16
Denis Leary returns to FX as Johnny Rock, an aging rocker
trying to stage a comeback 25 years after hitting the bigtime with his band the
Heathens in the '90s. He and bandmate Flash may just find success — but only
with the help of a hot young thing (Elizabeth Gillies) with deep pockets who'll
help them relaunch, if they let her be the new lead singer.
WET HOT AMERICAN
SUMMER: THE FIRST DAY OF CAMP Netflix
Premieres July 17
This campy cult classic — which gathered superstars-to-be
like Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Bradley Cooper — gets a prequel-style
reunion in this eight-episode Netflix reboot that manages to score the original
cast, plus awesome guests likes Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm and Chris Pine.
MR. ROBINSON Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET, NBC Premieres August 5
"The Office" star
Craig Robinson takes it back to the laugh track in this old school comedy about
a down-on-his-luck musician who gets a second chance as a middle school music
teacher. Yes, it's very "School of Rock." But as a fun summer comedy you can watch with the kids, that's A-OK.
BLUNT TALK Saturdays, STARZ Premieres August 22 Seth MacFarlane — yes, he of "Family Guy" fame
— and Sir Patrick Stewart join forces on this comedy, which features Stewart as
a Brit talk-show host who takes to the small screen to inform Americans about
how they should live, think and behave. All in a posh Brit accent, of course. With
a two-season, 20-episode order locked, Starz is definitely banking on this
PUBLIC MORALS Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET, TNT Premieres Aug. 25 Ed Burns on TV? So worth the wait. And he writes, produces, directs and stars
in this TNT original police drama, set in 1960s New York, about an officer
investigating vice crimes in the city, where Hell's Kitchen Irish mob wars
threaten even the most loyal cops, including his partner, played by Michael
Rappaport. With this level of talent and grit, expect something stellar.