Summer Preview New Shows

Beat Shazam

Beat Shazam

FOX Premieres: Thursday, May. 25 at 9:00 PM

Pairs of contestants race to identify various songs in hopes of winning a cash prize.

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The Bold Type

The Bold Type

Freeform Premieres: Tuesday, Jul. 11 at 9:00 PM

Inspired by former Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles, the drama stars Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee and Meghann Fahy as young employees trying to climb the fashion magazine ladder at the fictional Scarlet magazine. Melora Hardin plays Jacqueline, the editor-in-chief and Coles surrogate. Not to be confused with E!'s reality series So Cosmo about Cosmopolitan employees that actually stars Coles, who's now the chief content officer there.

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Candy Crush

Candy Crush

CBS Premieres: Sunday, Jul. 9 at 9:00 PM

Players compete on interactive boards in this live-action game show based on the popular video game of the same name.

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Claws

Claws

TNT Premieres: Sunday, Jun. 11 at 9:00 PM

Welcome to the seedy underworld of nail salons! Produced by Rashida Jones, the series follows five manicurists at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County in South Florida, where manis and pedis are merely a front for the money laundering going on for a nearby pain clinic. Niecy Nash plays Desna, the owner who cares for her mentally ill brother Dean (Harold Perrineau). Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes, Jenn Lyon and Karrueche Tran play the other manicurists, while Jack Kesy stars as Roller, the own of the shady pain clinic.

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Daytime Divas

Daytime Divas

VH1 Premieres: Monday, Jun. 5 at 10:00 PM

Ever wonder what it's like behind the scenes of The View? Daytime Divas may not give all the answers but it's a good approximation: The show is based on the book Satan's Sisters from former View host Star Jones and it's full of crazy, catty drama. It's got star power too: Vanessa Williams plays Maxine Robinson, creator of daytime show The Lunch Hour; Everybody Hates Chris' Tichina Arnold plays one of the co-hosts, Mo Evans; and rapper Eve and R&B diva Patti LaBelle have recurring roles.

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Disjointed

Netflix Premieres: Friday, Aug. 25

Really, a missed opportunity not to drop this on 4/20. Chuck Lorre's pot comedy will follow the highs (heh) and lows of Ruth (Kathy Bates), a lifelong advocate for marijuana legalization, who finally opens a cannabis dispensary in L.A. Working at Ruth's Alternative Caring are her son Travis (Aaron Moten), a troubled security guard named Carter (Tone Bell), and a trio of "budtenders" (Dougie Baldwin, Elizabeth Ho and Elizabeth Alderfer).

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GLOW

GLOW

Netflix Premieres: Friday, Jun. 23

From executive producer Jenji Kohan (Orange Is the New Black), Netflix's newest dramedy stars Community's Alison Brie as Ruth Wilder, a down-on-her-luck actress who unwittingly auditions for an all-women's wrestling circuit called GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling). Marc Maron co-stars as coach Sam Sylvia.

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Hooten and the Lady

Hooten & the Lady

The CW Premieres: Thursday, Jul. 13 at 9:00 PM

A British import coming to The CW this summer, the eight-episode Hooten & the Lady follows two treasure hunters, the American Ulysses Hooten, played by Michael Landes, and the British Lady Alex Lindo-Parker, played by Ophelia Lovibond. Although they initially butt heads, the duo embarks on incredible adventures as they search for the world's greatest mysteries, like the location of the tomb of Alexander the Great.

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I'm Dying Up Here

I'm Dying Up Here

Showtime Premieres: Sunday, Jun. 4 at 10:00 PM

The Los Angeles comedy scene of the 1970s gets explored in Showtime's (loose) adaptation of William Knoedelseder's book I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbreak & High Times in Stand-Up Comedy's Golden Era. While the book chronicled the rise of such soon-to-be legends as Jay Leno, this series – from Jim Carrey and starring Melissa Leo, RJ Cyler and Michael Angarano – follows a group of unknowns as they struggle to make it big in Hollywood. The show does a mostly good job of making the drama interesting and the comedic moments land, though its speed-reading of heavy social movements, including women's lib, and inevitably hokey 70s nostalgia can get grating. Still, for people who love comedy – and seeing the tears that go into creating it – I'm Dying Up Here is good, dirty fun. And no drink minimum!

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Love Connection

Love Connection

FOX Premieres: Thursday, May. 25 at 8:00 PM

Singles go on three blind dates then discuss their experiences in front of a studio audience in this reboot of the dating-game show.

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Marlon

Marlon

NBC Premieres: Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 9:00 PM

Famed funnyman Marlon Wayans plays a version of himself in this sitcom about co-parenting. Wayans plays a guy named Marlon, a devoted if immature dad raising two kids with his ex-wife Angie. She's played by Essence Atkins, who'll have great chemistry with her co-star; the duo starred in goofball parodies A Haunted House and Haunted House 2 together. Angie will be as much of a mom to him as she will the children: Marlon is a big kid himself, giving his young'uns wacky advice and generally behaving like their slightly more responsible guardian while showering them with love.

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Marvel's The Defenders

Marvel's The Defenders

Netflix Premieres: Friday, Aug. 18

After each tackling their personal demons in their own series, Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones), will team up in Netflix's latest Marvel superhero series. The eight-episode season is set one month after the events of Marvel's Iron Fist and will feature the Defenders as they take on the Hand. Elodie Yung will reprise her role as Elektra, while Rosario Dawson – the only actor to appear in every prior series – will once again appear as Claire Temple. Also appearing are Daredevil's Elden Henson, Scott Glenn and Deborah Ann Woll; Jessica Jones' Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss and Eka Darville; Luke Cage's Simone Missick; and Iron Fist's Jessica Henwick. Sigourney Weaver also joins the cast as the head of an ancient organization.

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Midnight, Texas

Midnight, Texas

NBC Premieres: Monday, Jul. 24 at 10:00 PM

Set in Midnight, Texas, the drama tells the story of the city's population of vampires, witches, psychics and well, anyone who doesn't quite fit in. The small town is a haven for outsiders, but when it's threatened by other outsiders, those who call Midnight, Texas, home must band together to form an unconventional family. The series, based on novels by Charlaine Harris (True Blood), stars François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Arielle Kebbel, Sarah Ramos and Peter Mensah, among others.

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The Mist

The Mist

Spike Premieres: Thursday, Jun. 22 at 10:00 PM

Based on Stephen King's 1984 novella, The Mist is a 10-episode miniseries that follows the citizens of a small town in Maine as it gets slowly engulfed by the threatening titular mist, cutting the residents off from the rest of the world and sending the local area into chaos. In particular, the series focuses on the members of one family, the Copelands, who are dealing with the aftermath of a horrible crime. Frances Conroy, Morgan Spector and Alyssa Sutherland star.

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Raven's Home

Raven's Home

Disney Premieres: Friday, Jul. 21 at 10:00 PM

Raven (Raven-Symone) and Chelsea (Anneliese van der Pol) are back in this That's So Raven spin-off! The BFFs are now two divorced single moms raising their families together under the same roof (maybe this should've been called That's So Fuller House?), and the apple doesn't fall far from the psychic tree: One of Raven's kids has inherited mom's ability to see the future. Isaac Brown and Navia Robinson will play Raven's 11-year-old twins Booker and Nia. Jason Maybuam will play Chelsea's 9-year-old son Levi. Sky Katz plays Nia's best friend Tess.

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Salvation

Salvation

CBS Premieres: Wednesday, Jul. 12 at 9:00 PM

An asteroid is on a collision course with Earth! No, this isn't Armageddon the Show. Big Little Lies' Santiago Cabrera and Red Band Society's Charlie Rowe star as tech billionaire Darius Tanz and MIT grad student Liam Cole, respectively, who inform Pentagon official Grace Barrows (Jennifer Finnigan) that they just discovered an asteroid is six months away from hitting Earth. The twist: the Pentagon already knows about it and is hiding it from the public. The drama comes from Alex Kurtzman, Bob Orci, Peter Lenkov, and Necessary Roughness creators Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro.

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The Sinner

The Sinner

USA Premieres: Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 10:00 PM

Forgive her, Father, for Mary Camden has sinned. Jessica Biel returns to TV for the first time since 7th Heaven in this eight-episode limited series about Cora Tannetti (Biel), a young mother who inexplicably murders a stranger but doesn't know why. Bill Pullman stars as Harry Ambrose, the detective investigating the murder and Cora's true motives. The cast also includes Christopher Abbott as Mason Tannetti, Cora's husband, Abby Miller as Caitlin Sullivan, a cop whose personal connection to the Tannettis complicates the investigation, and Dohn Norwood as Dan Leory, a protégé of Ambrose.

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Snowfall

Snowfall

FX Premieres: Wednesday, Jul. 5 at 10:00 PM

From Boyz n the Hood director John Singleton, FX's newest addictive drama is set in 1983 Los Angeles, against the backdrop of the beginning of the crack cocaine epidemic. The story is told through a number of characters on a violent collision course, including a young, intelligent dealer (Damson Idris), a Mexican wrestler caught in the middle of a power struggle (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), a CIA operative (Carter Hudson) who gets involved with Nicaraguan Contras, and the daughter of a Mexican crime lord (Emily Rios).

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Somewhere Between

Somewhere Between

ABC Premieres: Monday, Jul. 24 at 10:00 PM

Based on a Korean series, the thriller stars Paula Patton as Laura Price, a woman who knows her daughter, Serena, will be murdered and goes back in time to try to prevent it. Spoiler alert: All her attempts fail. Devon Sawa co-stars as Nico Jackson, a cop-turned-private investigator, and J. R. Bourne plays Laura's husband Tom Price, who is also the state's D.A.

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Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Steve Harvey's Funderdome

ABC Premieres: Sunday, Jun. 11 at 9:00 PM

Two budding entrepreneurs compete to win over a live studio audience and earn the money they need to fund their American dream.

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Still Star-Crossed

Still Star-Crossed

ABC Premieres: Monday, May. 29 at 10:00 PM

Shondaland is going Shakespearean – literally – with the Grey's Anatomy and Scandal creator's new drama. Still Star-Crossed is the story of what happens to all the major players of Romeo & Juliet after the infamous couple commits suicide. Rosaline takes center stage in the new take on a classic tale with Reign's Torrence Coombs taking on the villainous Paris. The Montagues and Capulets are desperate to "bring peace" to their new city as a new prince takes over – but each family is still eager to control all of the power. Imagine all your favorite Rhimes-esque soapy drama but with Elizabethan England costumes and luxurious set designs (the show was filmed on location in Spain last year). Oh, and don't forget all the affairs and romance too.

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Superhuman

Superhuman

FOX Premieres: Monday, Jun. 12 at 9:00 PM

Individuals with extraordinary skills and abilities compete for a $50,000 grand prize.

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The Tick

The Tick

Amazon Premieres: Friday, Aug. 25

Amazon's new superhero comedy The Tick – whose pilot episode was made available to stream on Amazon earlier this year – follows a lowly accountant who discovers that his city is owned by a super villain who was thought to be dead. As he works to protect himself and other residents from the global conspiracy, he teams up with a blue superhero who wears the costume of, you guessed it, a tick. Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Jackie Earle Haley and Valorie Curry star in the show.

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Will

Will

TNT Premieres: Monday, Jul. 10 at 9:00 PM

William Shakespeare will get the A Knight's Tale treatment. The 10-episode series follows a 20-something Shakespeare (Laurie Davidson) during the 16th century theater scene, which was wild back then. So wild that the show will be backed by contemporary tunes. We know what you're thinking: Why wasn't this called The Young Bard? The cast includes Olivia DeJonge, Ewen Bremner, Colm Meaney, Mattias Inwood, Jamie Campbell Bower, William Houston, Lukas Rolfe, Max Bennette and Jasmin Savoy Brown.

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World of Dance

World of Dance

NBC Premieres: Tuesday, May. 30 at 10:00 PM

Dancers battle in heats of artistry, precision and athleticism in this reality-competition show.

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