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Must-See Summer TV

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.

AQUARIUS

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 world.

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.

PROOF

Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET, TNT

June 16

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, HBO

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 Gugino ("Entourage").

HUMANS

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 funny collaboration.

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.

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