A Guide to All the Nerdy Summer TV Premieres

Sunday, 01 May 2016 - 2:12PM
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Sunday, 01 May 2016 - 2:12PM
A Guide to All the Nerdy Summer TV Premieres
April was chock-full of exciting television premieres, from Outlander's return to Orphan Black's trip down memory lane to Game of Thrones leaving us twisting about Jon Snow. But there are still plenty of premieres yet to come this spring and summer, from returning favorites like Mr. Robot to exciting new shows like Preacher, Luke Cage, and CBS' BrainDead (no, really).

May


Penny Dreadful - May 1 on Showtime



Eva Green's Vanessa Ives accepting her demons plunges the world into darkness in the third season of this acclaimed Gothic fantasy.


Person of Interest - May 3 on CBS



At long last, this beleaguered but beloved show is getting a fifth final season. You don't want to miss the home stretch of this widely praised exploration of artificial intelligence.


Preacher - May 22 on AMC



Preacher has become one of the most anticipated shows of the season, and we can't wait to see Custer and the gang come alive on screen. AMC has a little bit of experience with adapting beloved comics, so expect Preacher to be one of the most talked-about shows this year.


Powers - May 31 on Playstation



Powers will delve into the consequences of the high-profile murder of the world's most famous superhero, Retro Girl, when Brian Michael Bendis' show comes back for its second season.


June


Beauty and the Beast - June 2



Beauty and the Beast comes back for its fourth and final season, and we honestly can't believe it lasted even this long.


The Last Ship - June 12 on TNT



This post-apocalyptic series chugs along as the crew shifts their attention to Asia and Rachel Scott's fate hangs in the balance. 


BrainDead - June 13 on CBS


This new sci-fi drama has a silly premise, as it follows brain-eating aliens who have taken over the politicians of Washington D.C., but it comes from the creators of The Good Wife and the cast includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Tveit, so it has potential. Plus, a healthy dose of political satire is just what we need in the middle of this truly depressing presidential election.


Battlebots - June 23 on ABC



12 years after the classic robot showdown Battlebots ended its run on Comedy Central, it's finally back as a reality summer series. Enough said. 


July


Mr. Robot - July 13 on USA



Mr. Robot was the unexpected breakout hit of last year's TV season, and now Elliot is back to try to uncover the sinister government conspiracy.


September


Luke Cage - September 30 on Netflix


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After Mike Colter's impressive turn as the Hero for Hire on Jessica Jones, we can't wait to see him in his own solo series, which will feature prominent MCU/comic book characters like Cottonmouth, Misty Knight, and Rosario Dawson's Claire Temple.
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