10 Returning Series To Watch This Summer

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#1. Adam Ruins Everything – July 11

Airs on: TruTV

Genre: Educational/Comedy

Starring: Adam Conover, Emily Axford, Brian Murphy, Hayley Marie Norman, Rhea Butcher, Nicole Roberts, Adam Lustick and Eliza Skinner.

Synopsis: In Adam Ruins Everything, host and investigative comedian Adam Conover embarks on a comically inventive yet unrelentingly serious quest to reveal the hidden truths behind everything you know and love. Tackling topics ranging from the workplace and voting to forensic science and security, he gives you not just fun facts to share with your friends, but information that will make you see the world in a whole new way. If knowledge is power, then Adam Conover will have you laughing all the way to the top. – TruTV.

Season One sneak peek:

#2. Suits – July 12

Airs on: USA

Genre: Legal drama

Starring: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty and Gina Torres.

Synopsis: Suits delves into the fast-paced, high-stakes world of a top Manhattan corporate law firm led by legendary name partner Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), and intelligent, but delicate name partner Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman). The pair is forced to put aside their personal animosities in an effort to keep their struggling firm afloat after the departures of Managing Partner Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres), and the brilliant legal prodigy Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams). Now more than ever, they must rely on the wit and intuition of formidable executive assistant Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty) and the impressive paralegal Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle), as Pearson Specter Litt looks to get back on track. – USA.

#3. Game of Thrones – July 16

Airs on: HBO

Genre: Fantasy/Drama

Starring: Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Isaac Hampstead Wright, Ellie Kendrick, Liam Cunningham, Alfie Allen, Gemma Whelan, Pilou Asbæk, Gwendoline Christie, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Iain Glenn, Aiden Gillen, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jacob Anderson, Rory McCann, Jerome Flynn, John Bradley, Hannah Murray, Conelth Hill, Diana Rigg, Kristofer Hivju, Indira Varma, Jesssica Henwick, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Paul Kaye, Lino Facioli, Roger Allam, Daniel Portman and Anton Lesser.

Synopsis: Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne continues. It stretches from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues, to the vast and savage eastern lands, where a young queen raises an army. All the while, in the frozen north, an 800-foot wall of ice precariously protects the war-ravaged kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men…all play the ‘Game of Thrones.’ An original series based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series. – HBO.

#4. The Strain – July 16

Airs on: FX

Genre: Horror/Drama

Starring: Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mía Maestro, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Sean Astin, Jack Kesy, Natalie Brown, Miguel Gomez, Ben Hyland, Max Charles, Ruta Gedmintas, Rupert Penry-Jones, Samantha Mathis and Joaquin Cosio.

Synopsis: A mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism ravages the city of New York. IMDB.

#5. Ballers – July 23

Airs on: HBO

Genre: Comedy-drama

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington, Omar Miller, Donovan W. Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown, Jazmyn Simon and Arielle Kebbel.

Synopsis: Looking at the lives of former and current football players, half-hour comedy series Ballers follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football. – HBO.

#6. Insecure – July 23

Airs on: HBO

Genre: Comedy

Starring:  Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji and Lisa Joyce.

Synopsis: Modern-day black women are usually portrayed as strong, confident and “flawless.” But Issa and Molly are definitely not “killing it.” These best friends must deal with their own real-life flaws as they attempt to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences. – HBO.

#7.  Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later – Aug 4

Airs on: Netflix

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, A. D. Miles, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Michael Showalter, Christopher Meloni, Marisa Ryan and Molly Shannon.

Synopsis: Ten years after the original film, fans can finally find out what happened to their favorite campers and counselors in this eight-episode series. – Netflix.

#8. Ray Donovan – Aug 6

Airs on: Showtime

Genre: Crime Drama

Starring:  Liev Schreiber, Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey, Devon Bagby and Jon Voight.

Synopsis: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA’s top power players. The one-hour series stars Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award nominee Liev Schreiber in his first lead television role as the go-to guy who makes the problems of the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls disappear. This powerful drama unfolds when his father, played by Oscar® winner Jon Voight, is unexpectedly released from prison, setting off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core. – Showtime.

#9. South Park – Aug 23

Airs on: Comedy Central

Genre: Animated Sitcom

Starring: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, April Stewart, Mona Marshall, Adrien Beard, Jennifer Howell and Jessie Jo Thomas.

Synopsis: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado. – IMDB.

There’s no trailer available for the upcoming season at the moment. So here’s 20 Years of South Park.

#10. Rick and Morty – TBA

Airs on: Cartoon Network (Adult Swim)

Genre: Animated Sitcom/Science Fiction Comedy

Starring:  Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer and Sarah Chalke.

Synopsis: An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not so bright grandson. – IMDB.

There’s no trailer for the season, but here’s a promo clip with series creator Dan Harmon. Don’t forget to tune in to the live stream event Thursday, June 29th at 9 PM ET on Adult Swim’s website and marathon the entire series from 6 AM ET.

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