So you’re sitting on the couch, remote control in hand. You might be bored, or looking for some way to unwind after a long day at work. Summer is here, which leaves you thinking that there isn’t going to be anything worthwhile on the TV. Don’t go ditching your cable tv deals just yet, You would be wrong, since summer time is when most alternate cable channels get a chance to shine.
One cable channel that takes advantage of the summer season is USA network. Burn Notice began its final season on June 6, 2013. The exciting story of Michael the former CIA agent comes to a fiery conclusion this season. It airs Thursdays at 9/8c.
Graceland is a new show about undercover operatives from different government departments all living in the same house. It stars Daniel Dunjata, Aaron Tveit, and Vanessa Ferlito among others, and airs Thursdays at 10/9c. Royal Pains returns for a fifth season on June 12 at 9/8c. Another new show airing on USA is called Summer Camp. It’s a new reality show premiering July 11 at 8/7c, from the producers that brought you Big Brother. It sends die-hard campers back to the most cherished place of their youth, and has them indulge in over-the-top competitions that are inspired by classic camp games.
NBC is also a good channel for summer viewing. They have a new series called Siberia that premieres July 1 at 10/9c. It is a scripted reality show that is based in the Tunguska region of Siberia. The basic plot line is about a reality show gone wrong, and sounds rather intriguing. Another new show that sounds like fun is Hollywood Game Night, hosted by Jane Lynch. It throws a bunch of regular people into a house party setting with celebrity guests. Teams consisting of one regular person paired with a celebrity partner play outrageous party games for the chance to win up to $25,000. That premieres July 11 at 10/9c. Camp is a new show about the Granger family and their many adventures at the Little Otter Family Park. Starring Rachel Griffiths, Rodger Corser, Thom Green, Charles Grounds, Dena Kaplan, Charlotte Nicado, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Tim Pocock and Lily Sullivan, it premiers July 10th at 10/9c.
If you’re feeling the itch to watch some AMC, they have a couple good shows that can tide you over till The Walking Dead returns. The Killing is in its third season, airing on Sundays at 9/8c. It starts out a year after the end of the second season, and features some new faces and characters.
Long time favorite Breaking Bad returns for its final run this summer. Walter and Jesse try to build and run a drug empire of their own this time around, which should make for some interesting episodes. The first part of its final season premieres July 15 at 10/9c, with the final eight episodes airing through August.