Summer TV Shows Return For 2013

Summer TV Shows Return For 2013

Despite the ongoing un-summer and even un-spring like weather we’ve had in Jersey lately, I take some comfort in the knowledge that it will eventually warm up. I know this because summer TV has slowly started to come back (and because it’s almost June).

So here’s a quick rundown of some of this summer’s new and returning TV series, you know for those rainy and lazy days.

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FALLING SKIES season 3I’ve got a long list of hour-long series I am excited about, which is tricky to balance given my desire to also go outside. Among my favorites – Pretty Little Liars (6/11 Tuesdays 8pm ABC Family) and True Blood (6/16 Sundays 9pm HBO). Both are so ridiculous, in a completely entertaining kind of way.

Falling Skies is also on my to-watch list. TNT’s original sci-fi series has really come into its own in the last two seasons and returns June 16th at 10pm. Under the Dome (6/24 Mondays 10pm) has also piqued my interest. This new series is based on a Stephen King novel and was produced by Steven Spielberg, it also kind of reminds me of Jericho and its cast is highly recognizable to TV nerds like myself.

I can’t say I’m excited about it, and I don’t know if I’ll even watch, but The Killing is coming back for a third season. Yes, it was cancelled and yes they solved Rosie Larson’s case, but if watching somewhat incompetent cops drive around in the rain is your thing, then make sure to tune in on June 2nd at 8pm.

And unfortunately it’s still going to be a long wait for Breaking Bad and the return of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. The last few episodes finally return to AMC on Sunday August 4th at 9pm.

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One of my favorite summer series, So You Think You Can Dance (Tuesdays on FOX) has already returned, but don’t worry you haven’t missed much – they are still in the audition phase.

In the realm of guilty pleasures – Wipeout is back. Catch it at 8pm on Thursdays on ABC. If your a fan of fake scripted series, the second season of TLC’s Breaking Amish airs Sundays at 10pm.

America’s Got Talent kicks off its competition on Tuesday June 4th 2013 on NBC at 9pm. And for anyone who prefers winter, well, Ice Road Truckers is all new Sunday June 9th at 10pm on the Discovery channel.

There are also a good number of culinary competition shows making their debut over the next few weeks, if that’s your sort of thing.

Click here for a complete list of 2013 Summer TV premier dates.

Some Other Notable Returning TV Series

  • Rookie Blue – 5/23 10pm ABC
  • Arrested Development – 5/26 Netflix (Happy Marathoning!)*
  • Longmire – 5/27 10pm A&E
  • Pawn Stars – 5/27 10pm History
  • Melissa and Joey – 5/29 8pm ABC Family
  • Teen Wolf – 6/3 10pm MTV
  • Burn Notice – 6/6 9pm USA
  • Continuum – 6/7 10pm SyFy
  • Switched At Birth – 6/10 8pm ABC Family
  • Wilfred – 6/20 10pm FX
  • Big Brother – 6/26 9pm CBS
  • The Newsroom – 7/14 10pm HBO

If your favorite summer series wasn’t mention, my apologies, there is seriously way more ‘new’ TV on during the summer than you might think. Networks are even burning off cancelled series like 666 Park Avenue and Zero Hour, so if you were a fan now’s the chance to set the DVR and see what never was. But seriously, check out this comprehensive list of premier dates for summer TV -happy viewing!

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2 Comments
  • Jake says:

    Dear Jamie, you don’t seem to be very smart, but that’s ok. The KIlling if probably the best show on this list, “incompetent cops” as you say were best played characters on tv in the last few years. So I suggest ,you grow some inteligence and than watch the KIlling, again.

    • Jamie Paton says:

      I tried watching The Killing again, sat through the 2-hour premier, but I couldn’t do it. To each their own I guess. And to be fair there are far more incompetent cops on plenty of other TV shows. Thanks for reading.

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