No, you do not get to take the summer off, nor will you even want to. Gone are the days of old school summertime TV. What used to consist of thirteen long and dreary weeks of reruns has now been transformed into a whole new and glorious season of television viewing pleasure! And let me tell you, this summer’s TV season is looking pretty entertaining. It’s time to set those DVR’s or renew your Hulu subscription because some of these shows you will definitely not want to miss!
The summer television season lasts basically from right now until approximately late September--or whenever the major networks get around to unleashing their fall television schedules. There are lots of hot new shows to look forward to on the smaller screen, so get ready! Which shows are you most excited about?
Summer TV Highlights: Some Of The Most Anticipated TV Shows For The Summer Of 2013:
- Breaking Bad: AMC-August 11th. The final 8 episodes of this gripping drama are set to air beginning late summer.
- Dexter: Showtime-June 30th. The final season winding up the good guy serial killer’s tale.
- Under The Dome: CBS-June 24. A mysterious invisible dome suddenly appears and cuts off an entire small town from the rest of the world. Based on a Stephen King novel.
- True Blood: HBO-June 16. One of our picks for obvious reasons, namely: vampires, werewolves, fairies and a whole plethora of other supernatural beings!
- Hannibal: NBC-Thursdays 10 PM. Technically since this show has already been going for a few weeks, it may not exactly qualify for this list. However, if you haven’t been watching it, you should be. This very chilling thriller based on the character Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs), is quite simply, a masterpiece.
- Teen Wolf: MTV-June 13. A social outcast high school student named Scott McCall is bitten by a werewolf while searching for a dead girl in the woods. Scott now tries to hide his new secret identity and still maintain a normal high school life.
- Game Of Thrones: HBO-Sunday 9 PM. Season 3 premiered March 31. HB0’s fantasy series in unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! Mesmerizing!
- Marvel’s Avengers Ensemble: Disney XD-July 7. The most amazing team of superheroes ever assembled--Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye and Black Widow are reunited along with a groovy newcomer, Falcon to join forces and do what superheroes do best--save the world and other stuff.
- The Killing: AMC-June 2. Honestly, one of the best dramas going.
- Longmire: A&E-May 27. This may have been last summer’s best new detective show. Wyoming County Sheriff Walt Longmire lacks the skill of most fancy TV crime fighters but he has grit, determination and the help of his friends.
Get ready for a summer of hot, hot, hot new shows and a TV season that promises lots of thrills and chills for your entire family. And the best part is--there’s not a rerun amongst them!