The summer is just about over and so is the shows that premiered this summer. I remember many years ago that during the summer, there was nothing but reruns and nothing much else. These days, there are many shows that are airing over the summer and have either become hits for their stations or duds. There are some really good TV shows that have started to air during, what is called, the Summer TV season and this has become a sensation since there is not that much usually to watch during the hiatus for the Fall season. The following is a list of some of those shows that are entertaining to watch and have become the favorites of many TV viewers.
1. Royal Pains – Royal Pains is about a young doctor who saved the live of someone who was not important instead of the life of someone very important and his life afterward. This show airs on the USA Network, usually on Thursday nights at 10 pm eastern time. This young doctor, with the help of his brother and a young physician assistant, head to the Hamptons in order to help those who are in need of the help. This show has been on two seasons so far and has become a hit. The second season introduced Henry Winkler, of Happy Days fame, as the two brothers’ estranged father, who also happens to be a con man. This is entertainment at its best.
2. Rizzoli & Isles – Rizzoli & Isles is the story about a lone wolf police detective, Jane Rizzoli and her friend, Maura Isles, who is the medical examiner. This show airs on the TNT network, usually on Monday nights, at 10 pm eastern time. Jane Rizzoli is the kind of person who has a huge chip on her shoulder and an attitude to match. Maura Isles is a kind, loving, very intelligent woman who seems to be naive about alot of things but knowledgeable about other things. We discover on this show that Jane has a history with a psycho who wants her dead and Maura is the daughter of one of the local mob bosses. This is the first season of this show and I for one believe that it is an entertaining and very interesting show. It has everything a TV cop should have and more.
This show is based on the Tess Gerritsen novels of the same series.
3. Covert Affairs – Covert Affairs is another new show that has come on board the USA network and tells the story of Annie Walker who joins the CIA to help get the really bad guys. Annie Walker is a very intelligent woman that is recruited for her abilities in the language world and also because she has a history with a rogue agent. Annie is thought to be someone who works for the Smithsonian, which is her cover, and she does her work very well. This is an entertaining show that keeps you guessing every week, plus keeping you intrigued. This is the first season of the show and as of August 19, 2010, has been renewed for a second season.
4. Leverage – Leverage is another fascinating show that airs on the TNT network and is about a group of people who pull cons in order to help those who are in need. leverage stars Timothy Hutton as the lead character in the series and the head of the group. He and his team, who are made of a variety of thieves, pull off some really interesting cons in order to do what they believe is right. It has been on for three seasons and just has been renewed for its fourth season. Leverage airs on Sunday nights at 9 pm eastern time.
5. Hawthorne – Hawthorne tells the story about Christina Hawthorne, a widow with a daughter who works as Chief Nursing Officer; or head nurse at one of the local hospitals. Starring Jada Pickett Smith, this drama is one of the best medical dramas currently airing on the TNT network. In the first two seasons, Christina has to had endure friends dying, falling in love, hospitals closing and so much more, but she has the strength to be able to overcome it all. Hawthorne is slated to return next summer but it has not become official as yet. Hawthorne airs on the TNT network on Tuesday’s at 10 pm eastern time.
6. Warehouse 13 – Warehouse 13 is about two Secret Agents who are sent to a mysterious warehouse after a botched job. This mysterious warehouse holds all the mysteries of the ages inside and keeps our agents busy tying to find artifacts that are being used for evil or for other nefarious means. Confused? Well, that is the basis of the show. These artifacts are actually different things that were used by people in history and have been placed in the Warehouse in order to keep them safe and out of evil hands. This show is in its second season and promises to be a third season. Warehouse 13 airs on the SyFy channel on Tuesdays at 9 pm eastern time.
7. Eureka – Eureka is one of those shows that intrigues and fascinated more than any other show out there. Set in the town of Eureka, where anything goes and it does at times. Eureka is the secret town of many highly intelligent and unique scientists who work for the government to produce a variety of different items. At times, these experiments go awry and it is up to the sheriff of the town to save the day. Sheriff Carter is not from the town and is the one who keeps the town and its inhabitants safe from harm. Each week there is usually something happening that has to be stopped so the world and Eureka stays safe. This past season, Carter and four others, accidentally were sent back in time to 1946 and when they were safely sent forward in time, accidental changed history. In this new time, things are different and that is good to keep this show fresh and moving forward. Eureka has been renewed for its fifth season and I am a huge fan of this show. Eureka airs on the SyFy channel on Friday nights at 9 pm eastern time.
8. Teen Mom – Teen Mom is an interesting reality show about four young teenage girls who find themselves pregnant and what they do in different situations. I am intrigued by these girls as they go through their pregnancies and what happens afterward. Maci, Amber, Farrah, and Caitlyn are the girls who have become pregnant and what happens to them as young mothers. Teen Mom is in its second season and has shown what happens to these girls a year later after the first season. Caitlyn is the only girl who made the ultimate heart rending decision to put her baby up for adoption. This show shows what it is really like for teen moms who are in the same position and what they can do in order to have a good life. Teen Mom airs on the MTV network at 10 pm eastern time.
9. Lie to Me – Lie to Me is about Cal Lightman of the Lightman Group, who is a self professed lie detector. He can tell if you are lying just by looking at your facial expressions or body language. Every week he is hired by someone or other to find out the truth about a certain happening that happened. Lie to Me is a pretty good show that is one of my favorites and airs on FOX on Monday nights at 9 pm eastern. Lie to Me has been renewed for another season and will air on Wednesdays’ this fall.
10. Glee – Glee is about a young bunch of kids in high school who are in the Glee Club and are basically not liked by the other kids in the school and by a certain cheer leading coach, Sue Sylvester. These kids are from variety of different backgrounds but by the end of the first season, are able to work together to make themselves something. They are continually belittled by other students and sabotaged by Sue, since she despises them and their teacher, because they cut into her budget for her cheer leading. Glee has become a sensation and has become one of the best shows on today. Airs on Tuesday and Thursday nights on Fox at 8 and 9pm eastern throughout the summer season and has been renewed for a second season in which it will air at 8 pm Tuesdays.
These are just some of the summer TV Shows that have aired over the summer. There are plenty more out there that have aired, but the above is the ones that I have started or have watched over the summer and that I am more familiar with. I hoped you enjoyed some of these summer shows and I look forward to seeing them when they return.