Tune In: 10 Summer TV Series to Watch

1_24 Live Another Day
3_Hit the Floor
7_True Blood
9_Under the Dome
10_Masters of Sex
1_24 Live Another Day 3_Hit the Floor 2_Rosemarys-Baby-NBC 4_SYTYCD_1 5_OITNB 6_Power 7_True Blood 9_Under the Dome 8_Extant 10_Masters of Sex
By Angel Lenise June 13, 2014
24: Live Another Day

Jack Bauer is back, four years later, as a federal fugitive who must fight an unseen enemy. Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Yvonne Strahovski, Tate Donovan.

Airs Mondays on Fox.

Hit the Floor

We all need a soapy drama about professional NBA dancers and the players they can’t leave alone. Starring: Dean Cain, Taylour Paige, Logan Browning.

Airs Mondays on VH1.

Rosemary’s Baby

A four-hour, miniseries reboot of the original film, set in Paris instead of New York. Starring: Zoe Saldana, Patrick J. Adams, Jason Isaacs.

Re-watch on NBC online.

So You Think You Can Dance

Enough of all the singing competitions already. Plus, we’ll never tire of Mary Murphy and her hot tamale train. Starring: Nigel Lythgoe, Mia Michaels.

Release Date: May 2

Orange is the New Black

More drama on the cell block, this time revolving around the return of Alex. Starring: Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michael J. Harney.

Premieres June 6 on Netflix.


A popular NYC club owner is looking to break away from the illegal drug industry that built his empire. Starring: Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora.

Premieres June 7 on Showtime.

True Blood

The humans-versus-vampires saga comes to an end in the humble town of Bon Temps, Louisiana. Starring: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Rutina Wesley.

Premieres June 22 on HBO.

Under the Dome

Based on Stephen King’s sci-fi novel, residents in Chester’s Mill, Maine try to survive, and stay sane, when an impenetrable dome cuts them off from the rest of the world. Starring: Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris.

Season two premieres June 30 on CBS.


An astronaut returns home, inexplicably pregnant, after a year in outer space. Starring: Halle Berry, Goran Visnjic, Pierce Gagnon.

Premieres July 9 on CBS.

Masters of Sex

Keke Palmer and Courtney B. Vance join the Masters as they continue to make breakthroughs in research of human sexuality. Starring: Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Caitlin Fitzgerald.

Season two premieres July 13 on Showtime.

Summer festivals are calling. Barbecues and brunches are filling your weekend agenda. Theaters are overflowing with fans looking for a blockbuster or rom com fix. Still, that doesn’t mean your small screen has to play second—or third, or fourth—fiddle. This summer, we’ll see Halle Berry come down to Earth as an astronaut in ExtantAnna Paquin channel her telepathic self for the final season of True Blood, and Taylor Schilling deal with misadventures in lock down on Orange is the New Black. That’s just the beginning. With series debuts, season premieres, and miniseries to watch, you’ll be glued to the tube... or at least fill up your DVR’s memory.
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