22 Shows You Absolutely Need to Watch This Summer

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Summer is a time for barbecues, sun tanning and...

... television viewing?

In this day and age, YES!

As you're about to find out, there are plenty of strong shows about to air that we strongly recommend you tune in for...

1. Big Brother

Big Brother
Big Brother 19 premieres June 28 on CBS, and we are already imagining the twists and turns as deals are broken between the multitude of houseguests.

2. Vanderpump Rules: Jax and Brittany Take Kentucky

Vanderpump Rules: Jax and Brittany Take Kentucky
Ever wanted to watch Jax tell Brittany to get him a sandwich on a weekly basis? Bravo sure seems to think so and the first Vanderpump Rules spin-off will debut later this summer.

3. Nashville

Nashville faces the impossible when it returns for the second half of Season 5: Continue telling the stories of the characters in the wake of losing Connie Britton's Rayna. Don't worry, Rachel Bilson and Kaitlin Doubleday are tapped to appear in the upcoming episodes.

4. Fear the Walking Dead

Fear the Walking Dead
This spin-off of The Walking Dead returns June 4, and something tells us this will be the season it pops and turns into something worth watching. Who are we kidding? It will be the same old show, but we'll watch it. It's not like there are a lot of other options this summer.

5. Queen of the South

Queen of the South
USA Network's addictive mob drama, Queen of the South returns for Season 2 on June 8.

6. Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black
The ladies of Litchfield will return June 9 on Netflix. Look for it to pick up in the immediate aftermath of the women going crazy that Poussey's death was covered up.

7. Orphan Black

Orphan Black
Orphan Black will return for one final season of twists and turns on June 10. How will it end? Find out this summer on BBC America.

8. So You Think You Can Dance

So You Think You Can Dance
So You Think You Can Dance will be back to basics when it returns to Fox on June 12, one year after the terrible junior version. Will it be able to recover?

9. The Night Shift

The Night Shift
NBC's reliable hospital drama will return to solve some more medical problems on June 22.

10. The Mist

The Mist
The Mist is the latest TV adaptation of a Stephen King novel. It looks scary! Look for it to premiere June 22 on Spike.

11. Preacher

Season 2 of Preacher debuts June 25 on AMC and something tells us it's going to be just as crazy as the freshman run.

12. Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones
HBO's fantasy epic will return for its penultimate season on July 16. Look for many thrilling battles as the seven-episode run signals the beginning of the end.

13. The Strain

The Strain
The Strain will return for one final season on July 16, and we're quite scared at the prospect of losing some more key characters.

14. Suits

Suits returns for Season 7 on July 12. The season will focus on Mike's return to Pearson Specter Litt as the firm tries to win back all of the clients it lost through Mike's lie.

15. UnREAL

Lifetime's soapy series inspired by The Bachelor is slated to return this summer, but a premiere date has yet to be confirmed.

16. Midnight, Texas

Midnight, Texas
NBC's long-delayed supernatural drama series finally premieres July 24. The original novel of the series came from the same woman who wrote True Blood. Will this be a successor to that series?

17. Life of Kylie

Life of Kylie
The latest Keeping Up with the Kardashians spin-off will focus on one of the most controversial members of the family. It debuts July 6.

18. Famously Single

Famously Single
E!'s series about Z-listers who have trouble dating is back for Season 2. With a cast that boasts the likes of Chad Johnson, Ronnie Magro, and Tiffany Pollard, what could go wrong? EVERYTHING. It debuts July 9.

19. Bachelor in Paradise

Bachelor in Paradise
Bachelor in Paradise is back, with Amanda Stanton confirmed to return following her failed relationship with Josh Murray. We're still holding out hope that Corinne Olympios is part of the cast. It debuts August 8.

20. The Last Ship

The Last Ship
TNT's twisty military drama series returns for a fifth season on August 20. You need not worry because the series has already been renewed beyond the upcoming season.

21. The Fosters

The Fosters
Freeform's sole family drama returns for a fifth season on July 11. Look for the family to try desperately to save Callie.

22. Ray Donovan

Ray Donovan
Ray Donovan Season 4 was awful, but Season 5 looks set to recover from the creative low with new additions to the cast. It debuts August 6.

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