The Top 20 Must-See TV Shows This Summer!

Posted on Thursday, June 11th, 2015 by

top20summertvshowscoverimageSummer can only mean one thing… our favorite TV shows are back!!!!!


Hi there! My name is Alex and I am absolutely obsessed with TV shows. There’s just no better way to spend your summer than glued to the television, impatiently awaiting for your shows to start back up after they left you hanging with the most gut-wrenching cliffhangers ever! We have gathered up the 20 most anticipated TV shows that are going to make this the best summer EVER. I’m sure that you can take 1 or 2 or all 20 to add to your own repertoire! Enjoy 🙂

1. The Bachelorette – Season 11

ABC’s hit reality series The Bachelorette will return for its 11th season with one of the biggest surprises of the entire show: there will be two Bachelorettes. Both Kaitlyn and Britt were castoffs from the previous Bachelor season, and they’re coming back in search for love with 25 of the most eligible bachelors in America. Eventually, only one woman will be left to hand out the final rose. This crazy dramatic reality TV show that everyone is absolutely obsessed with will be returning to ABC on Monday, May 18th on the ABC Television Network.


2. Beauty&The Beast – Season 3

A modern day re-telling of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, this re-imagination of the original story uses medical experimentation to create a “beast” who has no cure to resolve what’s been done to him. With Season 3 premiering on May 21st on the CW TV Network, this critically acclaimed show focuses on the relationship of its leading couple with the trials & tribulations they now face as the government corporation continues to hunt the beast.


3. The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe – Series Premiere

Kelli Garner plays the legendary star Marilyn Monroe in Lifetime’s four-hour event The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe. The miniseries uncovers many closely-guarded secrets the blonde bombshell kept from the public. The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe begins with a portrait of a young Norma Jeane Mortenson as she battles a lonely and loveless existence with an absent mother. Despite the odds, Norma Jeane blossoms into a funny, smart and ambitious woman and soon reinvents herself to become the symbol of an era. As Marilyn Monroe soldiers on, she gives the performance of her life, successfully hiding her deepest and darkest secrets from the world.


4. The Whispers – Series Premiere

The upcoming American television series explores what happens when a paranormal force begins mysteriously haunting the Earth by using the most unlikely and unsuspecting inhabitants on the planet — children! We all love to play games with our children, but what happens when someone else starts to play with them too? In the new ABC series The Whispers, someone (or something) is manipulating the ones we love most to accomplish the unthinkable.


5. Pretty Little Liars – Season 6

Rosewood is a perfect little town… you’d never guess it holds so many secrets! Some of the ugliest secrets belong to the prettiest girls in town: Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily are four BFF’s whose darkest secrets have been unraveling since Alison, the Queen Bee of their group, disappeared. ABC’s hit show is gearing up for its 6th season premiere, and no longer are the girls just wanting to sit by and wait for “A’s” next attack. Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer take matters into their own hands and try to finally put a stop to their tormentor. Will all of their sacrifices be worth it in the end?


6. Melissa&Joey – Season 4

Melissa & Joey is a half-hour comedy show that follows Mel, the grown-up former wild child of a political family, who is now the local town’s politician herself. When her sister ends up in prison and her brother-in-law flees after a scandal hits, Mel must take responsibility for her teenaged niece, Lennox, and nephew, Ryder. Help comes in from Joe, who moves in and becomes the family’s manny (male nanny-duh!). Don’t miss the Melissa & Joey summer premiere Wednesday, June 3 at 8pm|7c on ABC Family!



7. Hannibal – Season 3

NBC’s Hannibal is an American psychological thriller horror television series. Criminal profiler Will Graham is tasked by FBI agent Jack Crawford to help investigate the disappearances of eight young girls across Minnesota, USA. Graham and Crawford’s team investigate several subsequent murders, while also trying to catch the Chesapeake Ripper. With the investigation weighing heavily on Graham, Crawford decides to have him supervised by psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter who, unbeknownst to them, is the Chesapeake Ripper himself!!


8. The Fosters – Season 3

ABC Family’s season 3 summer premiere of The Fosters: a drama about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms. Stef and her partner Lena have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef’s biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon, and their adopted twins, Mariana and Jesus. But how will things change when they meet troubled teen Callie and her little brother Jude?  In this series, the Fosters will deal with many different issues, including hook ups, break ups, romances, and important life lessons.


9. Orange Is The New Black – Season 3

One of Netflix’s biggest hits, Orange is the New Black, returns with an all new season!! (can you tell we’re excited?!). This hilarious series follows the story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money for her drug-dealing girlfriend. Piper, of course, is the ultimate cliche of the rich white girl: She is in prison because of a lesbian college fling, and her sentence interrupts her plans for the development of a soap line. Season 3 is gearing up to be the best season yet as Netflix has singlehandedly bridged the gap between the rich and the poor in a way that is simply revolutionary!


10. Defiance – Season 3

SyFy’s series Defiance begins in the year of 2046 — it’s a new Earth with very new rules. The series is set in the near future, where aliens known collectively as Votans have come to Earth seeking a new home after their solar system was destroyed. Of course they were not welcome. Rather than turn away, they began a war with the humans as they are determined to make Earth their new home. Over thirty years, society is completely altered and transformed nearly beyond recognition. Season 3 of Defiance premiers on June 12 and is said to be the best one yet!


11. The Mistresses – Season 3

Mistresses is the ultimate show about the scandalous lives of a group of girlfriends, each on her own path to self-discovery as they brave the turbulent journey together. As the women explore their own boundaries and navigate romantic relationships complete with excitement, betrayal and secrecy, they turn to each other for support and guidance (as all BFFS do!). Don’t forget to catch the season 3 premiere of The Mistresses on ABC.


12. True Detective – Season 2

Engineered as an anthology, each season of True Detective will introduce new cast ensembles, characters, settings, and self-contained narratives. The show’s first season was set in Louisiana and followed a pair of Louisiana State Police homicide detectives—Rustin “Rust” Cohle, played by Matthew McConaughey and Martin “Marty” Hart, played by Woody Harrelson—and their pursuit of a serial killer over the course of seventeen years. True Detective ’​s second season will take place in California and is gearing up to be even better than the first season! Don’t miss the season 2 premiere of True Detective on HBO.


13. Ballers – Series Premiere

This brand new series on HBO is centred around a group of football players and their families, friends, and handlers. Fun fact: this is Dwayne Johnson’s first starring role in a television series outside of the WWE. The show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (played by Johnson) as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football. The first season begins its 10-episode run on June 21 at 10 pm. You don’t want to miss it!


14. Big Brother – Season 17

CBS has announced that the Big Brother 17 start date is June 24, 2015 with a two-night season premiere!!! I think after 17 seasons, it’s safe to say that we cannot get enough of this show! For those of you who don’t know, this series follows a group of contestants, known as HouseGuests, who are living together in a custom-built home under constant surveillance. The HouseGuests are completely isolated from the outside world, and can have no communication with those not in the house. The contestants are competing for a $500,000 grand prize, with weekly competitions and evictions determining who will win the show.


15. Suits – Season 5

One of the most anticipated summer premieres has to be Suits — the insanely addicting legal drama airing on the USA network. The show tells the story of Mike Ross (played by Patrick J. Adams), who works as a law associate for one of the biggest corporate attorneys in New York City, Harvey Specter (played by Gabriel Macht). But there’s a catch: Mike was brilliant enough to win the associate position despite never actually attending law school! Specter believes his new right-hand man is a legal prodigy with the book smarts of a Harvard law grad and the street smarts of a “hustler.” However, in order to keep their jobs, the charade must remain strictly between these two unconventional, but brilliant thinkers.


16. Rookie Blue – Season 6

Ambitious young cops try to prove themselves in their high-stakes careers, in which the smallest mistake can have deadly consequences. The series follows Andy and her four colleagues — Dov Epstein, Gail Peck, Traci Nash and Chris Diaz — as they experience the trials, triumphs and tribulations of police work, as well as its effect on their personal lives. Each case they tackle and each choice they make will impact their lives, but it’s their personal relationships that may play an even greater role in defining the cops they become. Don’t miss the season 6 premiere of Rookie Blue on ABC!


17. Teen Wolf – Season 5

MTV’s Teen Wolf revolves around social outcast Scott McCall, played by Tyler Posey, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills. Scott’s life drastically changes when he is bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day teenage life… jam packed with friendships, hookups and breakups (ahh, high school). New villains that use a combination of science and the supernatural for a mysterious purpose eventually will attempt to pit Scott and his friends against their greatest enemy yet!


18. Married – Season 2

This hilarious FX series follows Russ and Lina Bowman, a long-time married couple who, when they are not fighting over debts, child rearing, and their declining sex life, are reminded that their close friendship is what drew them together in the first place. Contrasting the Bowmans’ lifestyle are their two close friends: A.J., a wealthy but unstable divorcee, and Jess, a free spirit who struggles to settle down after marrying an older man. Don’t miss the season 2 premiere of Married on July 16 at 10:30 on the FX network.


19. Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! – TV Movie Premiere

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! is an upcoming American satirical disaster horror sci-fi television film and the third installment of the Sharknado series, following Sharknado 2: The Second One. In the TV movie premiering on July 22nd on SyFy, the sharks take a bite out of the East Coast when the sharknado hits Washington, D.C. and Orlando, Florida. This TV film will have previous installment cast members such as  Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and Cassie Scerbo. This will definitely be one of the most talked about television events of the summer, so don’t miss it!


20. America’s Next Top Model – Season 22

World famous model Tyra Banks is back with the 22nd season of America’s Next Top Model, where contestants compete to prove they can make it in the industry as a supermodel. Contestants are judged weekly on their overall appearance, participation in challenges, and best shot from that week’s photo shoot. Don’t miss the 22nd cycle of this super dramatic but extremely addicting reality show on August 5th only on the CW Network!


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