10 Shows Premiering This Summer So You Never Have To Leave The AC

By Dylan Hafer | May 28, 2021
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Well, summer is finally here! Your seasonal depression has melted away, your antibodies are nice and strong, and you know what? You still might not actually be ready to leave the house. There’s nothing wrong with that, and thankfully, there’s lots of good TV coming up this summer if you just want to stay on the couch in the comfort of your own, crisp air conditioning. From messy reality shows to intense dramas and nostalgic comedies, there’s almost too much coming out in the next couple months, but I did my best to pick the top 10 must-see shows premiering this summer. 

‘Family Karma’ – 6/2 (Bravo)

 

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If you’re more of a casual Bravo viewer, you probably haven’t explored much beyond Real Housewives, but now is the time to change that. After a strong debut last year, Family Karma is back for a second season, and it looks GOOD. The show is about a group of Indian American millennials working through friendship drama, relationship issues, and complicated dynamics with their immigrant parents. Season one is only eight episodes, so you can catch up in like, one day.

‘The Bachelorette’ – 6/7 (ABC)

I obviously don’t need to explain the basics of The Bachelorette, but this season is going to be special for a few reasons. First of all, we have franchise favorites Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams stepping in as co-hosts, and their energies are both perfect for this job. Katie has the big personality and no-nonsense energy to be a compelling lead, and with ~sources saying~ she really took the process into her own hands, it should be a great season. And don’t forget, we also have Michelle’s season coming up later this year—how did we get so lucky?

‘Loki’ – 6/9 (Disney+)

Disney+ has really been cranking out the Marvel shows this year, and Loki looks like it’ll be another fun one. Tom Hiddleston reprises his mischievous role from the MCU movies, and this show takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, when Loki created an alternate timeline after stealing the tesseract. If you don’t know what any of that means, maybe just stick to The Bachelorette. Owen Wilson is also in the cast, because the MCU won’t rest until they’ve cast literally every actor in the world.

‘Vanderpump Dogs’ – 6/9 (Peacock)

It feels like Lisa Vanderpump has had 100 different shows at this point, but thankfully Vanderpump Dogs is a major improvement over Overserved, her weird dinner party show from this spring. Vanderpump Dogs focuses on people looking to adopt dogs from her rescue foundation, and each episode spotlights different adorable dogs. It’s kind of like Say Yes to the Dress, but with way less arguing and a lot more adorable pups.

‘iCarly’ – 6/17 (Paramount+)

 

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As the streaming services keep multiplying, so do the nostalgia-fueled reboots of shows that you loved watching in middle school. The latest is a revival of iCarly for Paramount+, which features Carly (obviously, it’s not like Miranda Cosgrove was busy), Spencer, and Freddie. In the new episodes, Carly decides to start her web show again after a 10-year hiatus, and like… are web shows even a thing anymore? Unclear. Really, the most important part of iCarly getting revived is that we’re one step closer to Ariana Grande bringing back the red hair to play Cat Valentine again.

‘Physical’ – 6/18 (Apple TV+)

Rose Byrne has quietly built up an impressive resume in the last 10 years, and she stars in this new dark comedy series about a deeply unhappy housewife who begins an exciting new journey when she discovers her love for aerobics. The ‘80s vibes are off the charts, and with the same director as I, Tonya and Cruella, this should be a lot of fun.

‘Kevin Can F**k Himself’ – 6/20 (AMC)

If you’ve been having Schitt’s Creek withdrawals since the series ended last spring, listen up. Annie Murphy (fka Alexis Rose) is going in a completely new direction with her new show, where she plays a woman who suddenly realizes that her marriage is far from perfect. Kevin Can F**k Himself is a super dark comedy with some wild twists and turns, so expect to be shocked.

‘Too Hot to Handle’ – 6/23 (Netflix)

If the first season of Too Hot To Handle felt like a quarantine fever dream, I’m happy to inform you that this wild show is very real, and it’s returning for a second season. I’m sure the new crop of hot singles won’t have any trouble keeping their hands off each other, and will easily secure the cash prize, right? Obviously, that won’t be happening, and thank god.

‘The Real Housewives of Potomac’ – 7/11 (Bravo)

 

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RHOP spent several years as an underrated gem on the Bravo roster, but after a fifth season in 2020 that got everyone talking, the Potomac ladies are finally getting the recognition they deserve. Bravo fast-tracked their new season, and the trailer makes it look as explosive as ever. New Housewife Mia is definitely ready to make a stir, and with lots of marital drama and a new Darby baby on the way, the whole cast is firing on all cylinders. If you’ve never watched, this is your sign to start catching up.

‘The White Lotus’ – 7/11 (HBO)

 

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An HBO limited series from an acclaimed director with a stacked cast of beloved actors? Shocking, I know! The White Lotus is a satirical comedy about a group of guests and staff at a tropical resort, and it was shot on location in Hawaii (jealous). The cast includes Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Natasha Rothwell, Sydney Sweeney, and Molly Shannon, so get ready for everyone to be talking about it later this summer.

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