As the fall TV season starts to rear its entertaining and boredom-stalling head through the yearly inundation of trailers and teasers, we can look back on a summer of television that was surprisingly solid across the board. While these school-free months used to be the bane of a couch potato's existence, networks (combined with season-free streaming services) have taken advantage of the formerly quiet period to keep audiences' eyes peeled year-round. Not everything went well - sorry, Uncle Buck - but here are all the big winners of the TV world from the summer of 2016.

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Primetime Celebrity Game Shows

ABC already knew that Celebrity Family Feud was a killer entry in those months when expensive scripted television isn't as viable an option, and so the network expanded that approach by reviving the classic game shows To Tell the Truth (with Anthony Anderson hosting), The $100,000 Pyramid (with Michael Strahan hosting) and Match Game (with Alec Baldwin hosting). It's safe to say that this was a winning idea, as each of the shows has brought in surprisingly big ratings on Sunday nights, even against competition from the Olympics and CBS' lineup. People love watching famous people look silly, especially when it involves yelling at the TV. And while no celebs were involved, NBC Sports recently started airing Sports Jeopardy, formerly a Crackle exclusive, so this summer has basically been a utopia for game show fanatics.

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