New Summer TV Shows 2016

Summer 2016


Preacher (AMC) Premieres May 22

After a supernatural event at his church a preacher enlists the help of a vampire to find God. Starring Dominic Cooper, Tom Brooke, W. Earl Brown, Ian Colletti, Joseph Gilgun, Lucy Griffiths, Jackie Earle Haley, Ruth Negga, Derek Wilson, Anatol Yusef

Based off the comics by Garth Ennis. The synopsis of this series makes me question whether this would be any good. AMC does make good shows, so I’ll give this a chance just because I  know that this show will bring deep characters and stories.

Greenleaf (OWN) Premieres June 21st

The unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis mega church, dark secrets and lies. Starring Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Merle Dandridge, Kim Hawthorne, Benjamin Patterson, Désirée Ross, Lamman Rucker, Tye White, Deborah Joy Winans, Oprah Winfrey

I think that there is a theme this summer on TV but seeing who is involved with this series makes me want to check it out.

BrainDead (CBS) Premieres June 13th

A young, fresh-faced Hill staffer gets her first job in Washington, D.C. to discover two things: The government has stopped working, and alien spawn have come to earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of Congressmen and Hill staffers. Starring Happy Anderson, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Tveit, Nikki M. James, Johnny Ray Gill, Danny Pino, Tony Shalhoub

Yeah, Summer blockbusters are coming to our TV’s.

 American Gothic (CBS) * Premieres June 22nd

American Gothic centers on a prominent Boston family that is attempting to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades — amid the mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his accomplice. Starring Gabriel Bateman, David S. Bookbinder, Justin Chatwin, Shawn Contois, London Hall, Emma Jacobson-Sive, Elliot Knight, Hashim Lafond, Stephanie Leonidas, Virginia Madsen, Juliet Rylance, Antony Starr

Chesapeake Shores (Hallmark) Premieres July 11th

Abby O’Brien Winters returns to Chesapeake Shores when she receives a panicked phone call from her younger sister Jess, who has renovated the charming Inn at Eagle Point. The Maryland town her father built has many sad memories and Abby, thanks to her demanding career, divorce and young daughters, has not had time to spare. Saving the inn from foreclosure means dealing not only with her fractured family but also with Trace Riley, the man she left ten years ago. Trace initially poses an obstacle but becomes an unexpected ally and a second chance at finding love. Starring Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Diane Ladd,  Treat Williams, Laci J Mailey

Based on the book series by Sherryl Woods. Hallmark is renowned for fluff stories but they have done well with their tv series. I’ve enjoyed them. So, here’s hoping this series will be just as good.

 Feed the Beast (AMC) Premieres May 31st

Two friends open up a restaurant together. Starring David Patrick Kelly, Geoffrey Cantor, Demosthenes Chrysan, Adam Feingold, Tricia Paoluccio

Summer’s tend to be the time of year that reality shows take off. This year is no exception but there doesn’t seem to have any that I wanted to highlight. I will still do reviews on most of them. To add to the small amount of scripted shows, I believe that’s because  the main draw will be the Olympics. Which I am just as excited for.

*Synopsis by Deadline. All other Synopsis by IMDB.

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