2017 Summer Preview

2017 Summer Preview Buzz

Summer Preview

Find out when notable new shows are premiering, which ones to watch, and which to skip. Click through to the show pages for more details and to track your favorites! Wondering which shows the SideReel community thinks will be hits? Take a peek at SideReel's 2017 Summer Trending page to see what's getting the most tracks.

Still Star-Crossed

Still Star-Crossed

Premieres: May 29 at 10 p.m.
Network: ABC
Genre: Drama

This period drama picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet ends, charting the treachery, palace intrigue, and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets.

Audrey's Opinion: Pick!
Tentatively optimistic, but a Romeo and Juliet reimagining is hard to get right.

Audrey

This period drama from Shondaland picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet ends, charting the treachery, palace intrigue, and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers' tragic fate.

Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Premieres: Jun. 11 at 9 p.m.
Network: ABC
Genre: Competition

From Mark Burnett, this seed-funding competition features two budding entrepreneurs going head-to-head to win over a live studio audience to fund their ideas, products, or companies.

Davis's Opinion: Pan!
I think the most enjoyable thing about this show will be seeing if Steve Harvey can announce the right winner each time.

Davis

From Mark Burnett, this seed-funding competition features two budding entrepreneurs going head-to-head to win over a live studio audience to fund their ideas, products, or companies.

Boy Band

Boy Band

Premieres: Jun. 22 at 8 p.m.
Network: ABC
Genre: Competition

Young vocal talents compete for a chance to win a coveted spot in the band and receive a recording contract with Hollywood Records.

Morgaine's Opinion: Pan!
I don't have enough raging hormones to be interested in this show.

Morgaine

Young vocal talents compete for a chance to win a coveted spot in the band and receive a recording contract with Hollywood Records.

Battle of the Network Stars

Battle of the Network Stars

Premieres: Jun. 29 at 9 p.m.
Network: ABC
Genre: Game Show

The 10-episode summer event will pit teams of current and classic TV stars from multiple eras and different genres against one another in a variety of athletic games.

Davis's Opinion: Pan!
That moment when you're in the pitch meeting and don't have any ideas must have led to this.

Davis

The 10-episode summer event will pit teams of current and classic TV stars from multiple eras and different genres against one another in a variety of athletic games.

Somewhere Between

Somewhere Between

Premieres: Jul. 24 at 10 p.m.
Network: ABC
Genre: Drama

Somewhere Between centers on a superstar news producer and loving mom who knows when, where, and how her daughter is going to be murdered, but not who the killer is.

Elle's Opinion: Pick!
I'm a fan of Paula Patton. Combining time travel, family, and murder, I'm looking forward to this one!

Elle

Somewhere Between centers on a superstar news producer and loving mom who knows when, where, and how her daughter is going to be murdered, but not who the killer is.

Le Mans: Racing is Everything

Le Mans: Racing is Everything

Premieres: Jun. 9 at 3 a.m.
Network: Amazon
Genre: Sports

The limited series explores what is known as "the Mount Everest of motorsports," the grueling, non-stop 24-hour car race that has taken place annually in Le Mans, France, since 1923.

Mony's Opinion: Pick!
Oh, this should be good. I may have to call this the ultimate car race in car-racing history.

Mony

The limited series explores what is known as "the Mount Everest of motorsports," the grueling, non-stop 24-hour car race that has taken place annually in Le Mans, France, since 1923.

The Tick

The Tick

Premieres: Aug. 25 at 3 a.m.
Network: Amazon
Genre: Action

In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with mental health issues and zero powers realizes his city is owned by a global supervillain long thought dead.

Alex Elias's Opinion: Pick!
I... dunno about this. It could be really stupid, but I liked the cartoon, lol.

Alex Elias

In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with mental health issues and zero powers realizes his city is owned by a global supervillain long thought dead.

Fearless with Tim Ferriss

Fearless with Tim Ferriss

Premieres: May 30 at 8 p.m.
Network: Audience Network
Genre: Talk & Late Night

Host Tim Ferriss creates a genuine and honest conversation with guests to discuss how they've overcome their fears, dealt with hardships, and crafted unique paths to success.

Mony's Opinion: Pan!
Get this snake oil salesman off the air. What a hack.

Mony

Filmed in front of a live audience, host Tim Ferriss creates a genuine and honest conversation with guests to discuss how they've overcome their fears, dealt with hardships, and crafted unique paths to success.

Mr. Mercedes

Mr. Mercedes

Premieres: Aug. 9 at 8 p.m.
Network: Audience Network
Genre: Crime

A retired police detective is forced to undertake a private and potentially felonious crusade to bring a killer to justice before he can strike again.

Jerrica's Opinion: Pan!
Rogue ex-cop on a mission. Yawn.

Jerrica

A small-screen take on Stephen King's novel about a demented killer who taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private and potentially felonious crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again.

Real Estate Wars

Real Estate Wars

Premieres: Jul. 6 at 10 p.m.
Network: Bravo
Genre: Reality

Two top rival real estate teams, the McMonigle Team and Relegance Group, fight for supremacy in this distinct and wealthy Orange County enclave.

Mony's Opinion: Pan!
These all look like people I wouldn't want to meet or know.

Mony

Two top rival real estate teams, The McMonigle Team and Relegance Group, fight for supremacy in this distinct and wealthy Orange County enclave.

Candy Crush

Candy Crush

Premieres: Jul. 9 at 9 p.m.
Network: CBS
Genre: Game Show

The game that has become a worldwide phenomenon comes to life as teams of two people use their wits and physical agility to compete on enormous, interactive game boards.

Alex's Opinion: Pan!
Lol wut.

Alex

The game that has become a worldwide phenomenon comes to life as teams of two people use their wits and physical agility to compete on enormous, interactive game boards.

Salvation

Salvation

Premieres: Jul. 12 at 9 p.m.
Network: CBS
Genre: Science Fiction

An MIT grad student and a tech superstar bring a low-level Pentagon official a staggering discovery: an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth.

Elle's Opinion: Pick!
Kurtzman's past works include Alias, Fringe, and Limitless. This action-packed asteroid-vs-Earth storyline should be tense and fun.

Elle

An MIT grad student and a tech superstar bring a low-level Pentagon official a staggering discovery: an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth.

The Jim Jefferies Show

The Jim Jefferies Show

Premieres: Jun. 6 at 10:30 p.m.
Network: Comedy Central
Genre: Talk & Late Night

Each week, the host will tackle the week's top stories from behind his desk and travel the globe to far-off locations to provide an eye-opening look at hypocrisy around the world.

T.J.'s Opinion: Pick!
After his brutal takedown of Piers Morgan earlier this year, I'm here for this Australian comedian.

T.J.

Each week, the host will tackle the week's top stories from behind his desk and travel the globe to far-off locations to provide an eye-opening look at hypocrisy around the world.

Alaska Homicide

Alaska Homicide

Premieres: Jun. 2 at 10 p.m.
Network: Discovery
Genre: True Crime

Alaska has more missing people per capita than any other state. Lantz Dahlke is fighting to bring justice to the many missing or murdered victims and their families.

Rachel's Opinion: Pan!
There are other states besides Alaska to make TV shows about.

Rachel

Lantz Dahlke joined the Alaska Bureau of Investigation's Cold Case Unit to help bring justice to the many missing or murdered victims and their families. However, after only 18 months on the job, the unit was disbanded, leaving most of these cases unsolved. Even though the unit is done, Dahlke is not.

Raven's Home

Raven's Home

Premieres: Jul. 21 at 10 p.m.
Network: Disney
Genre: Teen

In this followup to That's So Raven, Raven is now a divorced mother to two pre-teen kids, one of whom has inherited her ability to catch glimpses of the future.

T.J.'s Opinion: Pick!
Ten years after That's So Raven concluded, Raven's home. I will absolutely be watching this Disney Channel show.

T.J.

In this followup to That's So Raven, Raven is now a divorced mother to two pre-teen kids, one of whom has inherited her ability to catch glimpses of the future.

Life of Kylie

Life of Kylie

Premieres: Aug. 6 at 9 p.m.
Network: E!
Genre: Reality

Kylie's role as the head of her eponymous cosmetics line will be highlighted and viewers will get an insider's look at how she runs her beauty brand.

T.J.'s Opinion: Pan!
I'm here for a lot of the Kardashian clan, but I am not, nor have I ever been, here for Kylie. No, ma'am!

T.J.

Kylie's role as the head of her eponymous cosmetics line will be highlighted and viewers will get an insider's look at how she runs her beauty brand.

Get Shorty

Get Shorty

Premieres: Aug. 13 at 10 p.m.
Network: Epix
Genre: Comedy

Based on the 1995 film, Miles Daly leaves his job working for a murderous crime ring in Nevada to become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film.

T.J.'s Opinion: Pick!
Seems very unnecesarry, but Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano make a fascinating pair.

T.J.

Based on the 1995 film, Miles Daly leaves his job working for a murderous crime ring in Nevada to become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film.

The F Word

The F Word

Premieres: May. 31 at 9 p.m.
Network: FOX
Genre: Competition

Based on his hit U.K. series, foodie families and friends will battle it out live in a high-stakes cook-off, hoping to impress Gordon Ramsay, celebrities, VIPs, and other dinner guests.

Davis's Opinion: Pick!
Heh. This should be great.

Davis

Based on his hit U.K. series, foodie families and friends will battle it out live in a high-stakes cook-off, hoping to impress Gordon Ramsay, celebrities, VIPs, and other dinner guests.

Superhuman

Superhuman

Premieres: Jun. 12 at 9 p.m.
Network: FOX
Genre: Competition

Hosted by actor Kal Penn, this jaw-dropping series of one-hour episodes tests the abilities of ordinary people to use their extraordinary skills to win a $50,000 grand prize.

Audrey's Opinion: Pan!
Kal Penn, what are you doing on this Who Wants to Be a Millionaire wannabe?

Audrey

Hosted by actor Kal Penn and featuring panelists Mike Tyson, Christina Milian, and Dr. Rahul Jandial, this jaw-dropping series of one-hour episodes tests the abilities of ordinary people to use their extraordinary skills to win a $50,000 grand prize.

The Bold Type

The Bold Type

Premieres: Jul. 11 at 9 p.m.
Network: Freeform
Genre: Drama

The new generation of Scarlet magazine women support each other as they find their own voices in a sea of intimidating leaders. They explore sexuality, identity, love, and fashion.

T.J.'s Opinion: Pick!
I'll watch anything that takes place in the magazine world. Plus, Aisha Dee is a star.

T.J.

The new generation of Scarlet magazine women support each other as they find their own voices in a sea of intimidating leaders. They explore sexuality, identity, love, and fashion.

Snowfall

Snowfall

Premieres: Jul. 5 at 10 p.m.
Network: FX
Genre: Drama

Snowfall is a one-hour drama set against the infancy of the crack-cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it.

T.J.'s Opinion: Pick!
At this point, FX can do no wrong. And with John Singleton as show creator? It's an easy pick.

T.J.

Snowfall is a one-hour drama set against the infancy of the crack-cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it.

Room 104

Room 104

Premieres: Jul. 28 at 11:30 p.m.
Network: HBO
Genre: Comedy

Set in a single room of an average American hotel, Room 104 tells a different story of the assorted characters who pass through it in each episode.

Audrey's Opinion: Pick!
I'm a fan of the Duplass brothers, so I'm interested to see what they create with such a limited setting.

Audrey

Set in a single room of an average American hotel, Room 104 tells a different story of the assorted characters who pass through it in each episode.

Fear Factor

Fear Factor

Premieres: May. 30 at 10 p.m.
Network: MTV
Genre: Competition

Filled with new stunts inspired by urban legends, scary movies, and viral videos, Fear Factor contestants will confront their fears and be pushed beyond their comfort zones.

Alex's Opinion: Pick!
I don't know why, but I still love watching people eat weird s***!

Alex

Filled with new stunts inspired by urban legends, scary movies, and viral videos, Fear Factor contestants will confront their fears and be pushed beyond their comfort zones.

World of Dance

World of Dance

Premieres: May. 30 at 10 p.m.
Network: NBC
Genre: Competition

Dancers of all ages and across all genres compete against each other for a $1 million prize.

Alex's Opinion: Pan!
I have all the faith in JLo, but how many dance shows do we really need?

Alex

Dancers of all ages and across all genres compete against each other for a $1 million prize.

Little Big Shots: Forever Young

Little Big Shots: Forever Young

Premieres: Jun. 21 at 8 p.m.
Network: NBC
Genre: Competition

Young-at-heart seniors will showcase their hidden talents, vibrant personalities, and incredible wisdom.

T.J.'s Opinion: Pan!
Talented seniors? Sure, why not? But I don't need this much Steve Harvey on my TV. How did we let this happen?

T.J.

Young-at-heart seniors will showcase their hidden talents, vibrant personalities, and incredible wisdom.

Midnight, Texas

Midnight, Texas

Premieres: Jul. 24 at 10 p.m.
Network: NBC
Genre: Fantasy

In Midnight, the real world and the supernatural collide in a dangerous, sexy place full of dark secrets and mysterious people.

Alex Elias's Opinion: Pick!
Looks interesting; from the author of True Blood. I hope this one isn't as weird as American Gods.

Alex Elias

A small-screen take on the three-book series by Charlaine Harris about Midnight, Texas, where the real world and the supernatural collide in a dangerous, sexy place full of dark secrets and mysterious people.

Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update

Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update

Premieres: Aug. 10 at 9 p.m.
Network: NBC
Genre: Comedy

A late-night institution comes to primetime, featuring regular anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che in addition to other Saturday Night Live cast members

Morgaine's Opinion: Pick!
I'm always excited for a new satirical political commentary show, especially when it's my favorite segment from SNL.

Morgaine

A late-night institution comes to primetime, featuring regular anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che in addition to other Saturday Night Live cast members

Marlon

Marlon

Premieres: Aug. 16 at 9 p.m.
Network: NBC
Genre: Comedy

A semi-autobiographical comedy about an inappropriate but loving father (Marlon Wayans) committed to successfully co-parenting with his polar opposite ex-wife.

T.J.'s Opinion: Pan!
A long-delayed sitcom, I have little faith in this finding an audience.

T.J.

A semi-autobiographical comedy about an inappropriate but loving father (Marlon Wayans) committed to successfully co-parenting with his polar opposite ex-wife.

GLOW

GLOW

Premieres: Jun. 23 at 3 a.m.
Network: Netflix
Genre: Comedy

An out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles, finds one last chance for stardom when she's thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women's wrestling.

Rachel's Opinion: Pick!
Can't say I care about women's pro wrestling, but I like the '80s and Alison Brie.

Rachel

Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles, finds one last chance for stardom when she's thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women's wrestling.

Gypsy

Gypsy

Premieres: Jun. 30 at 3 a.m.
Network: Netflix
Genre: Drama

Billy Crudup and Naomi Watts star in the psychological thriller about a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives

Jerrica's Opinion: Pick!
Yes to Naomi Watts in a psychological thriller! Boo to the fact that this has nothing to do with gypsies.

Jerrica

Billy Crudup and Naomi Watts star in the psychological thriller about a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives

Friends From College

Friends From College

Premieres: Jul. 14 at 3 a.m.
Network: Netflix
Genre: Comedy

Friends From College is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements, and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.

Alex's Opinion: Pick!
Totally here for Keegan-Michael Key!

Alex

With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another, Friends From College is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements, and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.

Marvel's The Defenders

Marvel's The Defenders

Premieres: Aug. 18 at 3 a.m.
Network: Netflix
Genre: Action

Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist are a quartet of singular heroes with one common goal: to save New York City.

Mony's Opinion: Pick!
It's hard not to dislike a Netflix Marvel show, except for maybe Iron Fist, but we'll pretend that didn't happen, even if it is a precursor.

Mony

Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist are a quartet of singular heroes with one common goal: to save New York City.

Disjointed

Disjointed

Premieres: Aug. 25 at 3 a.m.
Network: Netflix
Genre: Comedy

Kathy Bates is a lifelong advocate for legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of an L.A.-area cannabis dispensary.

Jerrica's Opinion: Pick!
Kathy Bates. Comedy. Pot. Netflix. Umm, hell yes.

Jerrica

Kathy Bates is a lifelong advocate for legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of an L.A.-area cannabis dispensary. Joining her are three budtenders, her twentysomething son, and a deeply troubled security guard.

My Mother and Other Strangers

My Mother and Other Strangers

Premieres: Jun. 18 at 8 p.m.
Network: PBS
Genre: Drama

Set in rural Northern Ireland during World War II, this drama follows Rose and her family as the U.S. Army sets up a base nearby.

Elle's Opinion: Pick!
1943. A love story set in N. Ireland, where 4,000 USAAF personnel settle in a village. Might be worth a look?

Elle

Set in rural Northern Ireland during World War II, this drama follows Rose and her family as the U.S. Army sets up a base nearby.

Prime Suspect: 1973

Prime Suspect: 1973

Premieres: Jun. 25 at 10 p.m.
Network: PBS
Genre: British

This is the story of 22-year-old Jane Tennison's first days in the police force, in which she endured flagrant sexism before being thrown in at the deep end with a murder enquiry.

Elle's Opinion: Pick!
This prequel is a welcome return to the trailblazing Jane T. Will all of us Prime Suspect fans love this reboot?

Elle

A prequel to Prime Suspect, this is the story of 22-year-old Jane Tennison's first days in the police force, in which she endured flagrant sexism before being thrown in at the deep end with a murder enquiry.

I'm Dying Up Here

I'm Dying Up Here

Premieres: Jun. 4 at 10 p.m.
Network: Showtime
Genre: Drama

Exploring L.A.'s famed '70s stand-up scene, the series delves into the inspired, damaged, and complicated psyches of those who stand alone in front of an audience "dying" for fame.

Audrey's Opinion: Pick!
An inside look at the stand-up comedy world in 1970s L.A.? I'm down.

Audrey

Exploring L.A.'s famed '70s stand-up scene, the series delves into the inspired, damaged, and complicated psyches of those who stand alone in front of an audience "dying" for fame.

The Mist

The Mist

Premieres: Jun. 22 at 10 p.m.
Network: Spike
Genre: Crime

As a small town deals with the fallout of a brutal crime, an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting the residents off from the rest of the world, and in some cases, each other.

Alex Elias's Opinion: Pan!
The book wasn't good. The movie wasn't good. Why would a show be? Hmm.

Alex Elias

As a small town deals with the fallout of a brutal crime, an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting the residents off from the rest of the world, and in some cases, each other.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Premieres: Jun. 14 at 10 p.m.
Network: Syfy
Genre: Action

The high-octane series set in a near-apocalyptic future centers around L.A.'s last good cop, who is forced to join a gory cross-country death race — with cars powered by blood.

T.J.'s Opinion: Pick!
Not really a grindhouse guy, but this truly does look nuts, so I'm sort of intrigued.

T.J.

The high-octane series set in a near-apocalyptic future centers around L.A.'s last good cop, who is forced to join a gory cross-country death race — with cars powered by blood and a dangerous femme fatale partner who sees people as fuel.

Hooten & The Lady

Hooten & The Lady

Premieres: Jul. 13 at 9 p.m.
Network: The CW
Genre: Drama

Charismatic, roguish American adventurer Hooten and his fantastically feisty partner-in-crime Lady Alexandra travel the world to save the world's lost treasures.

T.J.'s Opinion: Pan!
Nope. Neither Hooten nor The Lady. No, sir.

T.J.

Charismatic, roguish American adventurer Hooten and his fantastically feisty partner-in-crime Lady Alexandra travel the world, from the Vatican to the Himalayas, the Amazon to Egypt, in their quest to save the world's lost treasures.

Claws

Claws

Premieres: Jun. 11 at 9 p.m.
Network: TNT
Genre: Drama

Claws follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at a Florida salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures.

Zaz's Opinion: Pick!
Niecy Nash can carry this ridiculously fun premise with her eyes closed!

Zaz

Claws follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at a Florida salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures.

Will

Will

Premieres: Jul. 10 at 9 p.m.
Network: TNT
Genre: Drama

The wild story of young William Shakespeare's arrival onto the punk rock theater scene that was 16th century London.

Rachel's Opinion: Pan!
Will... probably not watch this.

Rachel

The wild story of young William Shakespeare's arrival onto the punk rock theater scene that was 16th century London – the seductive, violent world where his raw talent faced rioting audiences, religious fanatics, and raucous side-shows.

The Sinner

The Sinner

Premieres: Aug. 2 at 10 p.m.
Network: USA
Genre: Crime

An eight-episode series following a young mother (Jessica Biel) who, overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a startling act of violence and, to her horror, has no idea why.

Zaz's Opinion: Pick!
I'll take a chance on a Jessica Biel crime thriller. I'd love to see USA with a new hit!

Zaz

An eight-episode series following a young mother (Jessica Biel) who, overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a startling act of violence and, to her horror, has no idea why.

Daytime Divas

Daytime Divas

Premieres: Jun. 5 at 10 p.m.
Network: VH1
Genre: Drama

Every weekday at noon, the hosts of TV's long-running women's talk show gather at the table to discuss life, love, politics, and juicy gossip. But behind the scenes, it's even juicier.

Zaz's Opinion: Pan!
Daytime and reality TV star antics are only any fun because they are (ostensibly) real people. So... a fictional version? Meh.

Zaz

Every weekday at noon, the hosts of TV's long-running women's talk show gather at the table to discuss life, love, politics, and juicy gossip. But behind the scenes, it's even juicier.

What Would Diplo Do?

What Would Diplo Do?

Premieres: Aug. 3 at 10 p.m.
Network: Viceland
Genre: Comedy

James Van Der Beek is a superstar DJ who can bring 60,000 people to their feet... but who kind of sucks one-on-one.

Rachel's Opinion: Pick!
James Van Der Beek is underrated. Can't wait to see him in a new, amusing role!

Rachel

James Van Der Beek plays a fictional version of international DJ superstar Diplo in a show about life as seen through the eyes of a guy who can bring 60,000 people to their feet... but who kind of sucks one-on-one.