19 Must Watch Summer TV Shows

Summer isn't usually known for its stellar TV series. But new True Blood, Futurama and the new Torchwood miniseries "Miracle Day" could make us stay indoors all season. Set your DVRs — here's our must watch list of Summer TV.

Doctor Who
The Doctor is back, and he's coming to America. The British phenomenon launches its sixth season, and things are more hectic than ever. River Song is back, Rory is the new leading BBC hotness, and we've still never figured out what was behind last season's crack in the wall. There's lots to discover — and lots of new aliens to meet!
Where: BBC America
When: Saturday, April 23

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South Park
It's the 15th season of South Park! We have no idea what will happen this season (they rarely leak out plot details, since they're usually planned on the fly). But you had better tune in, because many people are speculating that this could be the final year of Cartman and friends.
Where: ComedyCentral
When: Wednesday, Apr 27

Ugly Americans
Trail Mark Lilly (voiced by Matt Oberg), a monster social worker at New York Cities Department of Integration and watch as he helps aliens, werewolves, giant brains, koala people, zombies, demons, and robots become U.S. citizens. It's supremely funny stuff.
Where: Comedy Central
When: June

Teen Wolf
The little boy from Maid In Manhattan, Tyler Posey, is all grown up and turning into a werewolf. MTV has brought back the Teen Wolf movie from the 80s, hollowed out its furry carcass, and filled it with Twilight. We really hope this isn't just another supernatural drama, but then again Syfy's Being Human really surprised us with new ideas and fantastic chemistry. Here's hoping Teen Wolf can do the same.
Where: MTV
When: Sunday, June 5

The Nine Lives of Chloe King
Based on the book series The Nine Lives of Chloe King by Liz Braswell, this new drama is about a teenage girl who wakes up with cat powers. CAT POWERS. Which means she grows retractable claws, becomes super agile and throws up when her diet changes unexpectedly. I am going to watch the hell out of this show.
Where: ABC Family
When: Tuesday, June 14

Falling Skies
The Steven Spielberg-produced alien drama takes place after an alien race lands on Earth and wipes out half of the population. The series follows a small group of survivors lead by Noah Wyle as they try to find shelter among the destroyed cities while evading capture by the hostile alien presence.
Where: TNT
When: Sunday, June 19

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Futurama
All of the details of the next season of Comedy Central's Futurama are being kept tightly underwraps. But we demand the return of the hypno toad. All hail the hypno toad!
Where: Comedy Central
When: Thursday, June 23

Wilfred
Elijah Wood sees a man in a dog suit, while the rest of the world sees a dog. Things get even weirder when Elijah finds out that he can talk to the dog.
Where: FX
When: Thursday, June 23

True Blood
Vampires and witches! The new True Blood season is all about witchy women and the problems they bring to the fanged folk in Bon Temps. But will this make way for some campfirery sex session? You bet your broomstick. Watch this fantastic behind-the-scenes look at filming season four.
Where: HBO
When: Sunday, June 26

ThunderCats
The newly rebooted ThunderCats series still doesn't have a specific release date. But what it does have is a brand new look (angular anime-style cats) and a whole lot of fantasy backstory to play with. Now is the time to start brushing up on your Thundera mythos.
Where: Cartoon Network
When: Sometime in July

Torchwood
After the riveting Torchwood series "Children of Earth," all eyes are on the new miniseries premiering on Starz, titled "Miracle Day." The US-based installment of the BBC smash hit series will star Mekhi Phifer ("ER," "Lie to Me"), Bill Pullman (Independence Day, The Grudge) and, in an extended guest role, Lauren Ambrose ("Six Feet Under," The Other Woman) and is currently in production in Los Angeles. Bill Pullman joins the alien intervention team as Oswald Danes, a former school teacher and convicted child killer. Mekhi Phifer is another addition. But we're most excited for the re-teaming of John Barrowman and Eve Myles. Together they will all have to figure out why everyone on Earth just stopped dying, and yet continues to age.
When: Friday, July 8

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Eureka
Season 4.5 of Eureka (the small town with the big secret) is back. What big surprises geniuses at Eureka have in store for their viewers? How about a big helping of genre favorite Felicia Day? The new episodes will introduce Day's character, Dr. Holly Marten. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at her working on Eureka, thanks to the Eureka Unscripted.
Where: Syfy
When: Monday, July 11

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Warehouse 13
What will happen to the gang now that Myka has seemingly left? A new season of the sensational dramedy Warehouse 13 will hopefully bring the team back together again. Fingers crossed for ample Claudia-centric episodes. Also joining the cast is Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore, Smallville), who is an an ATF agent who has the ability to determine when you are lying.
Where: Syfy
When: Monday, July 11

Alphas
It's Syfy's Heroes! Here's the official press release synopsis, "Alphas follows a team of ordinary citizens whose brain anomalies imbue them with extraordinary mental and physical abilities. Taking the law into their own hands, the unlikely team, led by Dr. Lee Rosen (David Strathairn the dad from River Wild!), investigates cases that suggest other Alpha activity to uncover what the CIA, FBI and Pentagon have not been able, or willing, to solve. These gifted individuals must balance their quirky personalities and disparate backgrounds with their not always visible powers as they work to solve crimes, stop the ticking time bomb and catch the enemy."
Where: Syfy
When: Monday, July 11

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Haven
What new Stephen King-esque twists await in the second season of supernatural drama series Haven? One thing we do know is that Jason Priestley will be making an extended stay on the series, playing Chris Weekly. And according to the Syfy press release, he's a "handsome but anti-social marine biologist who must deal with an affliction most would consider a blessing." Fingers crossed he can talk to dolphins — which ends up being a curse as all dolphins want to talk about is past episodes of "Small Wonder." Or something like that. Priestly will be in a three-part story series and is also set to direct a few Haven episodes.
Where: Syfy
When: Friday, July 15

Already Premiered But Still Great Summer TV

Game Of Thrones
You can read our review of the live action adaptation of the fantasy series here!
Where: HBO
When: Sundays

Breaking In
Stuffed with nerdy references from Firefly to Star Wars breaking in follows a team of misfit hackers (lead by Christian Slater). It's actually pretty fun, so we couldn't resist adding something that is this scifi name droppy.
Where: Fox
When: Wednesdays

Superjail
This is the most demented cartoon on air right now. David Wain returns to voice the warden, the executive producers are Christy Karacas (Cartoon Sushi), Stephen Warbrick (Beavis & Butthead, Daria) and Chris McCulloch (The Venture Bros.) is a consulting producer.
Where: Cartoon Network
When: Sunday

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Camelot
Follow the origin story for Arthur that shows how he became the legendary King, and watch the generation of the Knights of the round table, with sex, murder and mystery of course.
Where: Starz
When: Fridays