On TV: Summer Premieres

by 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.

Stars: Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney

Votes: 103,632

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.

Stars: David Steinberg, Ben Stiller, Mike Myers, Mel Brooks

Votes: 262

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.

Stars: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen

Votes: 31,020

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.

Stars: Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Toby Jones, Shannyn Sossamon, Hope Davis

Votes: 49,562

Premieres: 9pm Thursday, May 14 on Fox.

5. Maron (2013–2016)

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 »

Stars: Marc Maron, Dave Anthony, Andy Kindler, Josh Brener

Votes: 4,317

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.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Khandi Alexander, Tika Sumpter, Queen Latifah, Mike Epps

Votes: 3,673

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.

Stars: Chris Harrison, Nick Viall, Ali Fedotowsky, Ashley Hebert

Votes: 4,451

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."

Stars: Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich, Charlie Ryan, Graham Elliot

Votes: 7,067

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 »

Stars: Brian Lee, Dee Snider, Suzette Snider, Robin Leach

Votes: 490

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.

Stars: Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Nina Lisandrello, Austin Basis

Votes: 33,766

Premieres: 8pm Thursday, May 21 on The CW.

11. Between (2015– )

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

Stars: Jennette McCurdy, Jesse Carere, Justin Kelly, Kyle Mac

Votes: 7,648

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.

Stars: Bill Paxton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olivier Martinez, Thomas Jane

Votes: 3,474

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.

Stars: Matt Iseman, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Jenn Brown, Angela Sun

Votes: 2,828

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.

Stars: Howie Mandel, Nick Cannon, Sharon Osbourne, Mel B

Votes: 8,599

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.

Stars: Jeff Foxworthy, Danielle Soibelman, Madison Leisle, Lauren Perez

Votes: 2,253

Premieres: 8pm Tuesday, May 26 on Fox.

16. Extreme Weight Loss (2011– )

Reality-TV

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 »

Stars: Heidi Powell, Chris Powell, Rocco DiSpirito, Tanja Maduzia

Votes: 740

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.

Stars: Chris Fries, David Bronson, David Broome, John Musolino Jr.

Votes: 186

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.

Stars: Godfrey, Kellan Lutz, Rachel Michelle Walter, Nancy Young

Votes: 175

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.

Stars: David Duchovny, Grey Damon, Gethin Anthony, Emma Dumont

Votes: 10,337

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.

Stars: Susan Sarandon, Kelli Garner, Embeth Davidtz, Jack Noseworthy

Votes: 1,438

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.

Stars: Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis, Kerry Bishé

Votes: 25,285

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 »

Stars: Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley, Mark Thompson, Mary Murphy

Votes: 9,841

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.

Stars: Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Judy Reyes

Votes: 20,830

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.

Stars: Lily Rabe, Barry Sloane, Milo Ventimiglia, Derek Webster

Votes: 10,053

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.

Stars: Shiri Appleby, Craig Bierko, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Brennan Elliott

Votes: 12,505

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.

Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell

Votes: 145,018

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.

Stars: Chase Chrisley, Julie Chrisley, Todd Chrisley, Savannah Chrisley

Votes: 1,719

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.

Stars: Emma Ishta, Kyle Harris, Ritesh Rajan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Votes: 10,952

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.

Stars: Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty, Brooke D'Orsay

Votes: 18,258

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".

Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence, Taylor Spreitler, Nick Robinson

Votes: 16,957

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.

Stars: Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Derek Theler, Melissa Peterman, Chelsea Kane

Votes: 18,108

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 »

Stars: Tanisha Long, Shalyah Evans, Jamie Lee, Alice Wetterlund

Votes: 1,122

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.

Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 208,141

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.

Stars: Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton

Votes: 127,662

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.

Stars: Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora

Votes: 34,102

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.

Stars: Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert

Votes: 23,129

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.

Stars: Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan

Votes: 11,022

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 »

Stars: Ben Lehwald, Carly Lehwald, Danielle Molnar, Lathan Toland

Votes: 412

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.

Stars: Jill Kargman, Andy Buckley, K.K. Glick, Sean Kleier

Votes: 1,397

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.

Stars: Taye Diggs, Kathleen Robertson, Ian Anthony Dale, Raphael Sbarge

Votes: 6,395

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.

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Emma Myles

Votes: 266,783

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.

Stars: Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Julie Benz, Graham Greene

Votes: 39,006

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."

Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kali Thomas, Richard Vance, Rodnesha Green

Votes: 1,119

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.

Stars: Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr., Jodelle Ferland

Votes: 36,534

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 »

Stars: Ian Bell, Craig Thomas Rivela, Rich Graff, John Binder

Votes: 2,008

Premieres: 10pm Monday, June 15 on AMC.

46. Rizzoli & Isles (2010–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Detective Jane Rizzoli and Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles team up to solve crimes in Boston.

Stars: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Jordan Bridges, Bruce McGill

Votes: 28,079

Premieres: 9pm Tuesday, June 16 on TNT.

47. Tyrant (2014–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

An unassuming American family is drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation.

Stars: Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, Ashraf Barhom, Moran Atias

Votes: 21,457

Premieres: 10pm Tuesday, June 16 on FX.

48. Proof (2015)

42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A doctor who knows more than she lets on about what happens after you die.

Stars: Jennifer Beals, David Sutcliffe, Edi Gathegi, Callum Blue

Votes: 3,289

Premieres: 10pm Tuesday, June 16 on TNT.

49. Complications (2015)

42 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller