Summer TV

by Elizabeth on June 9, 2011 · 6 comments

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Remember when you used to mourn the summer because it meant a loss of your favorite shows?  Remember when the only things that came on during the summer were reruns?

That is NOT the case any more.

Now summer is chock full of awesome shows and even the big networks are catching on and trying out short runs of shows (you know something other than the usual summer reality tv blitz).

I think I might even love summer tv more than I love the regular season.  For one, summer means the arrival of my favorite spy on Burn Notice, but also, summer tv seems to have a different feel than the regular season.  Maybe it’s because the season is shorter or maybe because the networks can get away with more; I’m not sure what it is, but I know that I really really like my summer tv.

So what am I watching this summer?

The Glades, Sundays at 9 CST on A&E (season premiere 6/5)

The Next Food Network Star, Sundays at 8 CST on Food Network (season premiere 6/5)

White Collar, Tuesdays at 8 CST on USA (season premier 6/7) – featuring the yummy Matt Bomer!

Covert Affairs, Tuesdays at 9 CST on USA (season premier 6/7)

Suits, Thursdays at 8 CST on USA (series premier 6/23) – new show!

Burn Notice, Thursdays at 9 CST on USA (season premier 6/23) – my favorite!!

Rizzoli and Isles, Mondays at 9 CST on TNT (season premier 7/11)

Shows I might be checking out:

The Hot Zone, Tuesdays at 9 CST on ABC (series premier 6/21) – This is apparently a medical drama and I usually love ABC’s medical dramas, but I can’t find any information on ABC’s site, so it might be something to DVR but I’m not going to count on it.

Necessary Roughness, Wednesdays at 8 CST on USA (series premier 6/29) – USA has a good track record with their shows, but I’m undecided on this one so far.

What I wish I could watch but don’t get the channel:

True Blood, Sundays at 8 CST on HBO (season premier 6/26) – If you have HBO, why aren’t you watching this?  And can I come watch it with you?

The Big C, Mondays at 9:30 CST on Showtime (season premier 6/27) – I fell in love with this off-beat show about cancer last year and would really like to watch it this year, but I don’t get Showtime. 🙁

Do you love summer tv as much as I do?  What are you watching this summer?




{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Melanie June 9, 2011 at 9:10 am

You should watch In Plain Sight on USA. Don’t know when it comes on. I’ve been watching the older seasons on netflix (and the current on hulu) and despair that I hadn’t found this sooner!


2 Elizabeth June 9, 2011 at 9:56 am

I used to watch it, but something about the main actress gets on my nerves. I did think the first season was pretty good, but not enough to keep me coming back. Glad you like it though!


3 Katie June 9, 2011 at 9:03 pm

I agree with you about the main character, Lizzy. You got me hooked on Glades, though!


4 Elizabeth June 10, 2011 at 9:03 am

Yay! I’m so glad you like it! It’s definitely one of my favorite shows!


5 Katie June 9, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Oh, and if you want to watch True Blood (I don’t have HBO either), then go to That’s how I catch up on things I don’t have a subscription to.


6 Elizabeth June 10, 2011 at 9:03 am

Excellent. I’ve never heard of that site, but I will be checking it out. Thanks!


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