On TV: Summer Premieresby IMDb-Editors | created - 11 Apr 2015 | updated - 28 May 2015 | Public
Find out what's new to TV during the warmest months, or when your favorite series will be back for its summer run! Check back often as premiere dates are still being announced.
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1. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein, and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.
Premieres: 10pm Sunday, May 3, on Showtime.
2. Inside Comedy (2012– )
30 min | Comedy
Comedy series hosted by David Steinberg featuring interviews with some of the best comedic minds of the last five decades.
Premieres: 11pm Tuesday, May 5, on Showtime.
3. Grace and Frankie (2015– )
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy
Finding out that their husbands are not just work partners, but have also been romantically involved for the last twenty years, two women with an already strained relationship try to cope with the circumstances together.
Premieres: Friday, May 8 on Netflix.
4. Wayward Pines (2015–2016)
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A Secret Service agent goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two federal agents who have gone missing in the bucolic town. He soon learns that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.
Premieres: 9pm Thursday, May 14 on Fox.
5. Maron (2013–2016)
TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy
Marc Maron has been a comedian for 25 years. He's had his problems. He was an angry, drunk, self involved, twice divorced compulsive mess for most of his adult life, but with the popularity... See full summary »
Premieres: 10pm Thursday, May 14 on IFC.
6. Bessie (2015 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of legendary blues performer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.
Premieres: 8pm Saturday, May 16 on HBO.
7. The Bachelorette (2003– )
60 min | Drama, Game-Show, Reality-TV
A single bachelorette dates multiple men over several weeks, narrowing them down to hopefully find her true love.
Premieres: 9pm Monday, May 18 on ABC.
8. Masterchef (II) (2010– )
TV-14 | 42 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV
A nationwide search for the best home cooks in America. One of 50 hopefuls will become a culinary star and one of America's "Masterchefs."
Premieres: 8pm Wednesday, May 20 on Fox.
9. Celebrity Wife Swap (2012– )
60 min | Reality-TV
In each episode, two mothers with very different types of households swap lifestyles and children in a week-long challenge. In the first part of the swap, each mom moves into the others ... See full summary »
Premieres: 10pm Wednesday, May 20 on ABC.
10. Beauty and the Beast (2012–2016)
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
A beautiful detective falls in love with an ex-soldier who goes into hiding from the secret government organization that turned him into a mechanically charged beast.
Premieres: 8pm Thursday, May 21 on The CW.
11. Between (2015–2016)
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After a mysterious disease kills every resident over 22 years old, survivors of a town must fend for themselves when the government quarantines them
Premieres: 8:30pm Thursday, May 21 on Netflix.
12. Texas Rising (2015)
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, Western
The story of how the Texas Rangers were created.
Premieres: 9pm Monday, May 25 on History.
13. American Ninja Warrior (2009– )
TV-PG | 40 min | Action, Game-Show, Sport
Contestants run, jump, crawl, climb, hang, and swing through crazy obstacles as they compete to become the next American Ninja champion.
Premieres: 8pm Monday, May 25 on NBC.
14. America's Got Talent (2006– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Game-Show, Music
A weekly talent competition where an array of performers -- from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts -- vie for a $1 million cash prize.
Premieres: 8pm Tuesday, May 26 on NBC.
15. Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (I) (2007–2015)
TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Game-Show
A quiz show that features adult contestants and questions directly from the textbooks of first through fifth graders.
Premieres: 8pm Tuesday, May 26 on Fox.
16. Extreme Weight Loss (2011– )
ABC's Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition is a new weight loss show for anyone who has 200 pounds or more to shed. In this trans-formative new experience, we bring the tools and tips to ... See full summary »
Premieres: 9pm Tuesday, May 26 on ABC.
17. The Briefcase (2015– )
TV-PG | Reality-TV
In this life-changing series, middle class families in need of financial assistance are given $100,000. They can choose to keep all of it, keep some of it, or give it all away to another family in need.
Premieres: 9pm Wednesday, May 27 on CBS.
18. Bullseye (2015– )
30 min | Action, Game-Show, Reality-TV
Eight contestants have to hit the Bullseye through a series of challenging obstacles.
Premieres: 9pm Wednesday, May 27 on Fox.
19. Aquarius (2015–2016)
TV-14 | 42 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A gritty 1960s cop drama about LAPD detective Sam Hodiak and his trainee, who must deal with gangs, brutal crimes, changing times, family crises and unhinged manipulative small-time crook Charles Manson, who's slowly building his cult.
Premieres: 9pm Thursday, May 28 on NBC. (Two-hour premiere.)
20. The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (2015– )
TV-MA | 84 min | Biography
A chronicle of Marilyn Monroe's family life and how she succeeded in hiding her most intimate secrets from the press and an invasive world.
Premieres: 9pm Saturday, May 30 on Lifetime.
21. Halt and Catch Fire (2014–2017)
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama
Follows some players in the 80s technological revolution that lead to information society.
Premieres: 10pm Sunday, May 31 on AMC.
22. So You Think You Can Dance (2005– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV
Dancers skilled in everything from ballroom and ballet to salsa, jive, hip-hop and krumping, all compete to be named the best. Dancers must impress the judges with their moves and rigorous ... See full summary »
Premieres: 8pm Monday, June 1 on Fox.
23. Devious Maids (2013–2016)
60 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Four Latina maids with ambition and dreams of their own work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.
Premieres: 9pm Monday, June 1 on Lifetime.
24. The Whispers (2015)
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
An unseen force is manipulating society's most innocent-our children-to act in favor of its cause. As the kids unwittingly help this unknown enemy, the clock counts down in this suspenseful race to save humanity.
Premieres: 10pm Monday, June 1 on ABC.
25. UnREAL (2015–2018)
TV-MA | 42 min | Drama
A behind-the-scenes look at the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program.
Premieres: 10pm Monday, June 1 on Lifetime.
26. Pretty Little Liars (2010–2017)
TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while also investigating the disappearance of their best friend.
Premieres: 8pm Tuesday, June 2 on ABC Family.
27. Chrisley Knows Best (2014– )
TV-14 | 22 min | Reality-TV
Follows Atlanta-based self-made multimillionaire Todd Chrisley, his devoted wife Julie and their five children who live a seemingly picture-perfect Southern life with everything money can buy.
Premieres: 9pm Tuesday, June 2 on USA.
28. Stitchers (2015– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
A young woman is recruited into a secret government agency to be "stitched" into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders.
Premieres: 9pm Tuesday, June 2 on ABC Family.
29. Royal Pains (2009–2016)
TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Drama
An unfairly discredited but brilliant diagnostic surgeon winds up working with his cheesy brother in the Hamptons as a concierge doctor to the uber-rich and ultra-elite.
Premieres: 10pm Tuesday, June 2 on USA.
30. Melissa & Joey (2010–2015)
TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Romance
After a family scandal leaves Mel, a local politician, alone with her niece and nephew, she hires a man named Joe to become the family's male nanny, or "manny".
Premieres: 8pm Wednesday, June 3 on ABC Family.
31. Baby Daddy (2012–2017)
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A 20-something bachelor bartender becomes an unlikely parent when an ex-girlfriend leaves a baby girl on his doorstep.
Premieres: 8:30pm Wednesday, June 3 on ABC Family.
32. Girl Code (2013– )
30 min | Comedy, Reality-TV
A new, hilarious how-to manual full of over the top tips to push the envelope and open the dialogue about the wonders and woes of womanhood, covering everything from frenemies, girl fights ... See full summary »
Premieres: 10pm Wednesday, June 3 on MTV.
33. Hannibal (2013–2015)
TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.
Premieres: 10pm Thursday, June 4 on NBC.
34. Sense8 (2015–2018)
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A group of people around the world are suddenly linked mentally, and must find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world's order.
Premieres: Friday, June 5 on Netflix.
35. Power (I) (2014– )
TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama
James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a wealthy New York night club owner who has it all, catering to the city's elite and dreaming big, lives a double life as a drug kingpin.
Premieres: 9pm Saturday, June 6 on Starz.
36. The Fosters (2013–2018)
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance
Teenager Callie Jacob is placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple and their blend of biological, adoptive, and foster children.
Premieres: 8pm Monday, June 8 on ABC Family.
37. Major Crimes (2012–2018)
Not Rated | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Closer (2005) spin-off series, which follows Captain Raydor of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Premieres: 9pm Monday, June 8 on TNT.
38. Becoming Us (2015– )
42 min | Reality-TV
In this unscripted drama, a teenager named Ben learns to live with his dad becoming a woman. The series will follow Ben, his family and his friends as they support one another through this ... See full summary »
Premieres: 9pm Monday, June 8 on ABC Family.
39. Odd Mom Out (2015–2017)
22 min | Comedy
The fantastically outrageous world of the uber-wealthy momzillas of New York's Upper East Side.
Premieres: 10pm Monday, June 8 on Bravo.
40. Murder in the First (2014–2016)
42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A single murder case is dissected from the committing of the crime through to the investigation, arrest and trial.
Premieres: 10pm Monday, June 8 on TNT.
41. Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019)
TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be.
Premieres: Friday, June 12 on Netflix.
42. Defiance (2013–2015)
TV-MA | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Life in the city of Defiance, in a near future after the arrival of different alien lifeforms to Earth.
Premieres: 8pm Friday, June 12 on Syfy.
43. HitRECord on TV (2014–2015)
TV-MA | Action
A television show comprised of contributions from the hitRECord community, a collaborative production company founded by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his brother "Burning Dan."
Premieres: 10pm Friday, June 12 on Pivot.
44. Dark Matter (2015–2017)
TV-14 | 42 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
In the dystopian 27th century, six people wake up on a deserted spaceship with no memory of who they are or what they're doing there. They reluctantly team up and set off to find answers with the help of a female android.
Premieres: 10pm Friday, June 12 on Syfy.
45. The Making of the Mob (2015– )
343 min | Documentary, Crime, History
Making of the Mob, is an eight-part docudrama that begins in 1905 and spans more than 50 years, tracing the original five families that led to the modern American Mafia, including the rise ... See full summary »
Premieres: 10pm Monday, June 15 on AMC.
46. Rizzoli & Isles (2010–2016)
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery