2014 Summer TV Schedule: New & Returning Shows

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May thru August we’re starting the summer season early.

Summer is here, and with it, a fantastic array of new and returning shows to indulge in. Feast your eyes on gripping dramas, spine-tingling action series, gory horror shows, spectacular adventures, mysterious fantasies and fun and sexy comedies. Every network has something new to offer: Showtime with creepy series “Penny Dreadful”; FOX with LA police drama “Gang Related”; ABC Family with another heartfelt original series “Chasing Life”; TNT with gripping homicide series “Murder in the First”; Syfy with angelic hosts in “Dominion”; Starz with 50-Cent inspired drama “Power” and eons more. Check out a list of all the new and returning shows you must keep an eye out for below! And while you’re at it, be sure to watch out for our TV After Dark 2014 Summer TV Watch List with our thoughts on which shows you should set aside time for!

Spring/Summer TV Premiere (2014): New Shows

Part of summer fun is being able to watch new series premieres! Check out the release dates for these upcoming shows from various networks:
  1. “Salem” premieres Sunday, April 20 10|9c on WGN America
  2. “24: Live Another Day” premieres Monday, May 5 at 8|7c on Fox
  3. “Rosemary’s Baby” premieres Sunday, May 11 at 9|8c on NBC
  4. “Penny Dreadful” premieres Sunday, May 11 at 10|9c on SHO
  5. “I Want To Marry Harry” premieres Tuesday, May 20 at 9|8c on Fox
  6. “Gang Related” airs Thursday, May 22 at 9|8c on Fox
  7. “The Normal Heart” airs Sunday, May 25 at 9|8c on HBO
  8. “Petals on the Wind” airs Monday, May 26 at 9|8c on Lifetime
  9. “Hit the Floor” airs Monday, May 26 at 9|8c on VH1
  10. “The World Wars” airs Monday, May 26 at 9|8c on History, H2
  11. “The Night Shift” airs Tuesday, May 27 at 10|9c on NBC
  12. “Crossbones” premieres Friday, May 30 at 10|9c on NBC
  13. “Derek” premieres Friday, May 30 at 12:00am EDT on Netflix
  14. “Murder In The First” premieres Monday, June 9 at 10|9c on TNT
  15. “Chasing Life” premieres Tuesday, June 10 at 9|8c on ABC Family
  16. “Power” premieres Saturday, June 16 at 9|8c on Starz
  17. “Dominion” premieres Thursday, June 19 at 9|8c on Syfy
  18. The Last Ship” premieres Sunday, June 22 at 9|8c on TNT
  19. “Tyrant” premieres Tuesday, June 24 at 10|9c on FX
  20. “Young and Hungry” premieres Wednesday, June 25 at 8|7c on ABC Family
  21. “Mystery Girls” premieres Wednesday, June 25 at 8:30|7:30c on ABC Family
  22. “Taxi Brooklyn” premieres Wednesday, June 25 at 10|9c on NBC
  23. “The Leftovers” premieres Sunday, June 29 at 10|9c on HBO
  24. “Reckless” premieres Sunday, June 29 at 9|8c on CBS
  25. “Extant” premieres Wednesday, July 9 at 9|8c on CBS
  26. “Welcome to Sweden” premieres Thursday, July 10 at 9|8c on NBC
  27. “Working the Engels” premieres Thursday, July 10 at 9:30|8:30c on NBC
  28. “Backpackers” premieres Monday, July 14 at 8:30|7:30c on The CW
  29. “Seed” premieres Monday, July 14 at 9:30|8:30c on The CW
  30. “Hotel Hell” premieres Monday, July 21 at 9|8c on Fox
  31. “The Astronaut Wives Club” premieres Thursday, July 24 at 9|8cT on ABC
  32. “The Strain” premieres Sunday, July 13 at 10|9c on FX
  33. “The Quest” premieres Thursday, July 31 on ABC
  34. “Masters of Illusion” premieres Friday, August 1 at 8|7c on The CW
  35. “Bachelor In Paradise” premieres Monday, August 4 at 8|7c on ABC
  36. “Outlander” premieres Saturdays, August 9 on Starz
  37. “Legends” premieres Wednesday, August 13 at 9|8c on TNT

Spring/Summer TV Premiere (2014): Returning Shows

What would summer be without our favorites returning to our screens? Not sure when your show is returning? Don’t worry, we’ve got it covered! Check out 2014’s returning show dates and networks below:
  1. “So You Think You Can Dance” returns Wednesday, May 28 at 8|7c on Fox
  2. “Beauty And The Beast” Season 3 returns Monday, June 2 at 9|8c on The CW
  3. “Mistresses’ Season 2 returns Monday, June 2 at 10|9c on ABC
  4. Orange Is the New Black” Season 2 returns Friday, June 6 at 12:00am EDT on Netflix
  5. “Pretty Little Liars” Season 5 returns Tuesday, June 10 at 8/7c on ABC Family
  6. “Graceland” Season 2 returns Wednesday, June 11 at 10|9c on USA
  7. “Switched at Birth” Season 4 returns Monday, June 16 at 8|7c on ABC Family
  8. “The Fosters” Season 2 returns Monday, June 16 at 9|8c on ABC Family
  9. “Perception” Season returns Tuesday, June 17 at 10|9c on TNT
  10. “Defiance” Season 2 returns Thursday, June 19 at 8|7c on Syfy
  11. “Rectify” Season 2 returns Thursday, June 19 at 9|8c on Sundance Channel
  12. Falling Skies” Season 4 returns Sunday, June 22 at 10|9c on TNT
  13. “True Blood” Season 6 returns Sunday, June 22 at 9|8c on HBO
  14. “Teen Wolf” Season 4 returns Monday, June 23 at 10|9c on MTV
  15. “Unforgettable” Season 3 returns Sunday, June 29 at 10|9c on CBS
  16. “Last Tango in Halifax” Season 2 returns Sunday, June 29 at 8|7c on PBS
  17. “Under the Dome” Season 2 returns Sunday, June 30 at 10|9c on CBS
  18. “Witches of East End” Season 2 returns Sunday, July 6 at 9|8c on Lifetime
  19. “Hemlock Grove” Season 2 returns Friday, July 11 at 12 a.m. EDT on Netflix
  20. “Ray Donovan” Season 2 returns Sunday, July 13 at 9|8c EDT on Showtime
  21. “Masters of Sex” Season 2 returns Sunday, July 13 at 10|9c on Showtime
  22. “Rookie Blue” Season 2 returns Thursday, July 17 at 10|9c. EDT on ABC