In the past, television shows that premiered during the summer months were often considered to be leftover shows that did not make the fall or spring TV schedules. However, no longer are the summer months stuck with reruns and castoff shows. In fact, many networks now use their summer TV programming to test out new shows, premiere shows that may be more outside the mainstream to smaller markets, as well as a time to run limited-series or anthology shows which do not necessarily have linear narratives between seasons. Check out the highlights for summer shows available with your Dish TV package from Advanced Satellites.

  • Pretty Little Liars. This wildly popular cult teen drama based on the book series of the same name returns to Freeform this June. The seventh season is expected to the show’s last, although actress Shay Mitchell has hinted there may be a feature film to follow.
  • Mr Robot. This psychological thriller was a sleeper hit for USA during its initial run in 2015. The second season premieres July 13 and continues to follow the protagonist Elliot Alderson, played by Rami Malek, and his role as a security engineer for the computer company Allsafe.
  • Vice Principals. Danny McBride makes his first return to HBO since the end of the beloved Eastbound & Down in this new comedy series. The show received an 18-episode order for the network and promises to provide plenty of laughs. The first episode is expected on Sunday, July 17.
  • Big Brother. CBS will bring this beloved reality series back to television this summer for its 18th American season. The Big Brother franchise has spawned nearly 40 versions in countries around the world, and season 18 is expected to be filled with dramatic twists and plenty of entertaining contests.

Have a show we missed that you love? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll see if we can highlight more of your favorite summer shows in a later post!