Your One-Stop Summer TV Guide Is Right Here

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Summertime, and the livin' is easy — that's the dream, at least. It's gorgeous outside, you've only got half a day of work on Fridays and everything else in life should fall into place with minimal effort. That's the exact goal of this summer TV guide. This one-stop roundup of new and returning shows tells you exactly what you need to plan out your seasonal viewing.

Now that we’ve past July Fourth, we’re officially IN IT, summer-wise. That means you need some new shows to stockpile or your DVR for Sunday Funday viewing or *gasp* that rare rainy day. You’ll find all the info you need right here.

So, go ahead and click through, intrepid streamer/watcher/viewer/binger. Your summertime livin' did, in fact, just get much easier.
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Photo: Dale Robinette/CBS.
Extant (Season 2)
Genre: Sci-fi
Premieres: July 1

Jeffrey Dean Morgan joins the cast of Halle Berry’s sci-fi series. In its second season, Berry’s character discovers that she’s put the human race on a path to total annihilation. Whoops.

Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EDT on CBS
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Photo: Courtesy of SundanceTV.
Rectify (Season 3)
Genre: Drama
Premieres: July 9

This quietly engaging series follows what happens when a teen who was wrongly convicted of a crime is released from jail after 19 years on death row.

Thursdays at 10 p.m. EDT on SundanceTV
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Sex With Brody
Genre: Talk show
Premieres: July 10

Brody Jenner to America: “Let’s talk about sex, baby.”
America to Brody Jenner: “Remember when you were on The Hills?”

Fridays at 10:30 p.m. EDT on E!
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Masters of Sex (Season 3)
Genre: Period drama
Premieres: July 12

Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen continue to steam up Showtime as real-life pioneers in human sexuality research Virginia Johnson and William Masters.

Sundays at 10 p.m. EDT on Showtime
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Photo: Patrick Harbron/FX.
Genre: Dark comedy
Premieres: July 16

Denis Leary plays Johnny Rock, the lead singer of a fictional band called The Heathens, in this new FX comedy.

Thursdays at 10 p.m. EDT on FX
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Photo: Prashant Gupta/FX.
Married (Season 2)
Genre: Comedy
Premieres: July 16

Judy Greer and Nat Faxon are back as a squabbling couple worried about money, sex, parenthood, and suburbia.

Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. EDT on FX
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Photo: Courtesy of Focus Features.
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
Genre: Comedy
Premieres: July 17

The eight-episode sequel to the 2001 cult comedy from David Wain and Michael Showalter. Fondle your sweaters accordingly.

All episodes arrive Friday, July 17, on Netflix
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Photo: Ron P. Jaffe/NBC.
Welcome to Sweden (Season 2)
Genre: Comedy
Premieres: July 19

Greg Poehler (Amy’s brother) based this sitcom on the story of his relationship with his now-wife, for whom he relocated to Sweden.

Sundays at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC
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Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
Genre: Absurdist (hopefully fictional) weather phenomenon
Premieres: July 22

Yes, they made a third one. This time, the sharknado's headed for D.C. Gird your loins, Washington.

Wednesday, July 22, at 9 p.m. EDT on SyFy
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Photo: Courtesy of E!.
I Am Cait
Genre: Reality show
Premieres: July 26

This eight-part docu-series on E! will follow Caitlyn Jenner as she seeks her "new normal," per the network.

Sundays at 9 p.m. EDT on E!
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Photo: Justin Lubin/AMC.
Fear the Walking Dead
Genre: Post-apocalyptic zombie drama
Premieres: Late summer

This Walking Dead spin-off is kind of a prequel, in that it follows a whole new cast of characters in Los Angeles at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse we've all seen on TWD.

On AMC this summer
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Photo: Neil Jacobs/USA Network.
Playing House (Season 2)
Genre: Comedy
Premieres: August 4

The brilliantly funny sitcom starring real-life BFFs Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham returns.

Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EDT on USA
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Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBC.
Mr. Robinson
Genre: Comedy
Premieres: August 5

Craig Robinson stars as a musician who’s forced to take a job as a middle school music teacher.

Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EDT on NBC
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Photo: Courtesy of Starz.
Blunt Talk
Genre: Dark comedy
Premieres: August 22

Patrick Stewart stars as Walter Blunt, an alcoholic, drug-addicted British newscaster who moves to L.A. to host a talk show. Seth MacFarlane executive produces.

Saturdays at 9 p.m. EDT on Starz
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Photo: Courtesy of MTV.
Awkward (Season 5)
Genre: Comedy
Premieres: August 31

It’s the fifth and final season of the painfully real high school comedy.

Mondays at 9 p.m. EDT on MTV
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Faking It (Season 2, Part 2)
Genre: Comedy
Premieres: August 31

Karma is still struggling to forgive Amy and Liam for sleeping together when the show returns.

Mondays at 9:30 p.m. EDT on MTV
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