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2016 Summer TV Premiere Schedule: Dates For New And Returning Shows

Summer used to be a time when there was a dearth of TV, but now there are new TV shows popping up on nearly every date on the calendar. If you are looking for good dramas, new comedies or even programming that you can stream on Netflix or Hulu, we've put together a list of all of the great new programs--as well as the not-so-great ones--that will be hitting the schedule during the summer months. For your convenience, we've also included this spring's April dates.

The schedule is a work in progress, and dates are subject to change as the weather heats up. In the meantime, if there's a new or returning show you don't see on here, feel free to leave a comment and we'll see if we can dig up the date for you! We’ve also listed shows that haven’t been given official return dates and stuff that is expected to premiere later this summer, so if your favorite show doesn’t have a date, yet, take a look at the end of the list first! (Please note: listed times are in EST/PST.)

APRIL game of thrones

April

Friday, April 1

12:01 a.m. PT - THE RANCH - Netflix

12:01 a.m. PT - Lost & Found Music Studios -Netflix

10:00 p.m. - Banshee - Cinemax

10:00 p.m. - Wynonna Earp - Syfy

Sunday, April 3

8:00 p.m. - Call the Midwife - PBS

Monday, April 4

6:00 p.m. - Powerpuff Girls - Cartoon Network

Wednesday, April 6

6:00 p.m. - The Real Housewives of New York City - Bravo

Thursday, April 7

8:30 p.m. - The Odd Couple - CBS

Friday, April 8

? p.m. - Catastrophe - Amazon Prime US premiere

Saturday, April 9

9:00 p.m. - Outlander - Starz

Sunday, April 10

?:00 p.m. - MTV Movie Awards - MTV

8:00 p.m. - The Girlfriend Experience - Starz

9:00 p.m. - House of Lies - Showtime

9:00 p.m. - Fear The Walking Dead - AMC

9:00 p.m. - Shahs of Sunset - Bravo

9:30 p.m. - DICE -Showtime

Monday, April 11

9:00 p.m. - Jackie Robinson - PBS

9:00 p.m. - THE DETOUR - TBS

10:00 p.m. - HUNTERS - Syfy

10:00 p.m. - The Real Housewives of Dallas - Bravo

Tuesday, April 12

10:00 p.m. - GAME OF SILENCE - NBC

Wednesday, April 13

8:00 p.m. - THE LAST PANTHERS - Sundance

10:00 p.m. - STRONG - NBC

Thursday, April 14

8:00 p.m. - Bones - Fox

9:00 p.m. - American Grit - Fox

10:00 p.m. - Orphan Black - BBC America

Friday, April 15

12:01 a.m. PT - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Netflix

12:01 a.m. PT - Kong: King of the Apes - Netflix

Saturday, April 16

12:01 a.m. PT - CONFIRMATION - HBO

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Monday, April 18

9:00 p.m. - 12 Monkeys - Syfy

9:00 p.m. - CLASS DIVIDE - HBO documentary

Tuesday, April 19

9:00 p.m. - CONTAINMENT - CW

10:00 p.m. - THE NIGHT MANAGER - AMC

Wednesday, April 20

? - Deadbeat - Hulu

10:30 p.m.. - Time Traveling Bong - Comedy Central

Thursday, April 21

10:00 p.m. - Inside Amy Schumer - Comedy Central

Sunday, April 24

9:00 p.m. - Game of Thrones - HBO

9:00 p.m. - Rebellion - Sundance miniseries

10:00 p.m. - Silicon Valley - HBO

10:30 p.m. - Veep - HBO

Monday, April 25

8:00 p.m. - Reign - The CW

8:00 p.m. - Mike & Molly - CBS

10:00 p.m. - Turn: Washington’s Spies - AMC

Friday, April 29

12:01 a.m. - SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS - Netflix Movie

12:01 a.m. - TEAM FOXCATCHER - Netflix documentary

MAY Person of Interest

May

Sunday, May 1

8:00 p.m. - Young & Hungry - Freeform

8:30 p.m. - Baby Daddy - Freeform

10:00 p.m. - Penny Dreadful - Showtime

Monday, May 2

9:00 p.m. - HOUDINI & DOYLE - FOX

Tuesday, May 3

9:00 p.m. - Below Deck Mediterranean - Bravo

10:00 p.m. - Person Of Interest - CBS

Wednesday, May 4

9:00 p.m. - Maron - IFC

Friday, May 6

12:01 a.m. PT - MARSEILLE - Netflix

12:01 a.m. PT - Grace and Frankie - Netflix

Monday, May 9

? - Every Brilliant Thing - HBO documentary

11 p.m. - HELLO GOODBYE - Travel channel

Wednesday, May 11

12:01 a.m. PT - CHELSEA - Netflix

Sunday, May 15

9:00 p.m. - Undercover Boss - CBS

Monday, May 16

9:00 p.m. - Wicked Tuna - NAT GEO

Wednesday, May 18

10:00 p.m. - Royal Pains - USA

Friday, May 20

12:01 a.m. PT - LADY DYNAMITE - Netflix

Saturday, May 21

8:00 p.m. - All The Way - HBO

Sunday, May 22

10:00 p.m. - PREACHER - AMC

Monday, May 23

8:00 p.m. - The Bachelorette - ABC

Monday, May 23

8:00 p.m. - The Bachelorette - ABC

8:00 p.m. - The Price Is Right - CBS nighttime special

Wednesday, May 25

9:00 p.m. - Wayward Pines - Fox

Thursday, May 26

8:00 p.m. - 500 Questions - ABC

9:00 p.m. - Red Nose Day - NBC

Friday, May 27

12:01 a.m. PT - Chef’s Table - Netflix

12:01 a.m. PT - Bloodline - Netflix

Monday, May 30

? p.m. - ROOTS - History, Lifetime, A&E

8 p.m. - So You Think You Can Dance - Fox

9 p.m. - TOP GEAR - BBC America

9 p.m. - The Dresser - Starz

10 p.m. - Mistresses - ABC

Tuesday, May 31

8:00 p.m. - America’s Got Talent - NBC

10:00 p.m. - MAYA AND MARTY IN MANHATTAN - NBC

10:00 p.m. - Scream - MTV

JUNE orange is the new black

June

Wednesday, June 1

8:00 p.m. - American Ninja Warrior - NBC

10:00 p.m. - Cleverman - Sundance

Thursday, June 2

9:00 p.m. - Beauty And The Beast - CW

Friday, June 3

9:00 p.m. - OUTCAST - Cinemax

9:00 p.m. - Marriage Boot Camp - WETV

Sunday, June 5

8:00 p.m. - Legends & Lies: The Patriots - Fox News

10:00 p.m. - FEED THE BEAST - AMC

Monday, June 6

9:00 p.m. - Rizzoli & Isles - TNT

9:00 p.m. - Devious Maids - Lifetime

10:00 p.m. - UnReal - Lifetime

Wednesday, June 8

8:00 p.m. - CMT MUSIC AWARDS - CMT

11:00 p.m. - Big Freedia - Fuse

11:30 p.m. - Transcendent - Fuse

Saturday, June 11

9:00 p.m. - O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA - ABC

9:00 p.m. - Hell On Wheels - AMC

10:00 p.m. - THE AMERICAN WEST - AMC

Sunday, June 12

8:00 p.m. - 70th Annual Tony Awards - CBS

9:00 p.m. - The Ride with Norman Reedus - AMC

9:00 p.m. - STILL THE KING - CMT

Monday, June 13

9:00 p.m. - Guilt - Freeform

10:00 p.m. - BRAINDEAD - CBS

10:00 p.m. - Major Crimes - TNT

Tuesday, June 14

8:00 p.m. - TO TELL THE TRUTH - ABC

9:00 p.m. - UNCLE BUCK - ABC

9:00 p.m. - ANIMAL KINGDOM - TNT

10:00 p.m. - WRECKED - TBS

Wednesday, June 15

?10:00 p.m. - Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee - Crackle

10:00 p.m. - Jay Leno's Garage - CNBC

Thursday, June 16

9:00 p.m. - Aquarius - NBC

Friday, June 17

12:01 a.m. PT - Orange is the New Black - Netflix

Sunday, June 19

9:00 p.m. - The Last Ship - TNT

10:00 p.m.- TOP SECRET SWIMMING HOLES - Travel

11:00 p.m.- 7 WATER WONDERS - Travel

Monday, June 20

8:00 p.m.- The Fosters - Freeform

10:00 p.m.- Odd Mom Out - Bravo

Tuesday, June 21

8:00 p.m. - Pretty Little Liars - Freeform

10:00 p.m. - GREENLEAF - OWN

Wednesday, June 22

8:00 p.m. - Big Brother - CBS

10:00 p.m. - AMERICAN GOTHIC - CBS

10:00 p.m. - The Jim Gaffigan Show - TV Land

Thursday, June 23

8:00 p.m. - Battlebots - ABC

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Sunday, June 26

8:00 p.m. - Celebrity Family Feud - ABC

9:00 p.m. - Ray Donovan - Showtime

9:00 p.m. - THE $100,000 PYRAMID - ABC

10:00 p.m. - ROADIES - Showtime

10:00 p.m.- Murder in the First - TNT

Tuesday, June 28

9:00 p.m. - DEAD OF SUMMER - Freeform

9:00 p.m. - Zoo - CBS

Thursday, June 30

10:00 p.m. - Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll - FX

JULY August the get down

July And August

Friday, July 1

9:00 p.m. - Killyjoys - Syfy

10:00 p.m. - Dark Matter - Syfy

Sunday, July 3

10:00 p.m. - Island Explorers - Travel

Wednesday, July 6

10:00 p.m. - Tyrant - FX

Sunday, July 10

9:00 p.m. - THE NIGHT OF - HBO

Monday, July 11

8:00 p.m. - Penn & Teller: Fool Us - The CW

9:00 p.m. - Whose Line Is It Anyway? - The CW

10:00 p.m. - Running Wild With Bear Grylls - NBC

Wednesday, July 13

8:00 p.m. - The 2016 ESPYS - ABC

9:00 p.m. -Suits

- USA 10:00 p.m. - Mr. Robot - USA

Friday, July 15

12:01 a.m. PT - STRANGER THINGS - Netflix

12:01 a.m. PT - Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru - Netflix

Sunday, July 17

9:00 p.m. - Power - Starz

10:00 p.m. - Survivor's Remorse - Starz

10 p.m. - Ballers - HBO

10:30 p.m. - VICE PRINCIPALS - HBO

11:00 p.m. - LIFE'S A BEACH - Travel

Tuesday, July 19

10 p.m. - SHOOTER - USA

Friday, July 22

12:01 a.m. PT - Degrassi - Netflix

12:01 a.m. PT - BoJack Horseman - Netflix

Sunday, July 24

? p.m. - Survivor's Remorse - STARZ

Thursday, July 28

10 p.m. - Ripper Street - BBC America

Friday, July 29

12:01 a.m. PT - Tallulah - Netflix

Sunday, July 31

8 p.m. - Sharknado: The 4th Awakens - Syfy

Tuesday, August 2

8:00 p.m. - Bachelor in Paradise - ABC

Wednesday, August 3

12:01 a.m. PT - BEAT BUGS - Netflix

8:00 p.m. - CMA Music Festival - ABC

10:00 p.m. - Paranormal Witness - Syfy

Friday, August 12

12:01 a.m. PT - THE GET DOWN - Netflix

Sunday, August 21

9:00 p.m. - Fear The Walking Dead - AMC

Monday, August 22

10:00 p.m. - Cheer Squad - Freeform

Tuesday, August 23

9:00 p.m. - Halt and Catch Fire - AMC (will air at 10 in subsequent weeks)

10:00 p.m. - The Profit - CNBC

10:00 p.m. - BETTER LATE THAN NEVER - NBC

Wednesday, August 24

10:00 p.m. - Cleveland Hustles - CNBC

10:00 p.m. - Gomorrah - Sundance

Friday, August 28

? - MTV VMAS - MTV

10:00 p.m. - The Strain - FX

Wednesday, August 31

10:00 p.m. - You're The Worst - FX

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Jessica Rawden
Jessica Rawden

Amazing Race & Top Chef superfan with a pinch of Disney fairy dust thrown in. If you’ve created a rom-com I’ve probably watched it.