While the official start of summer is still a few weeks away, the Memorial Day weekend tends to kick things off for most Americans. As such, it's time to take a look at all the shows worth checking out as the mercury rises with the Summer TV 2019 Premiere Dates For All The New & Returning Series. Though Game of Thrones has officially come and gone, there's still another monocultural hit waiting in the wings, as Stranger Things season 3 is set to make the long July 4 weekend a binge-a-thon for many Netflix subscribers. The shift from Halloween to the summer is a clear sign that the streaming giant and the Duffer brothers are aware what sort of blockbuster they have on their hands, which makes the timing of the series' long-awaited third season feel all the more appropriate.
Aside from nostalgia for the '80s (speaking of which, every season of the original Baywatch TV series is currently available on Amazon Prime Video) and all things Amblin, summer TV will also bring threats of deadly viruses, in National Geographic's The Hot Zone, as well as career criminals in Cinemax's Jett, and Euphoria, a daring new teen drama from HBO starring Spider-Man: Far From Home star Zendaya. June also sees the return of Idris Elba as in a new season of Luther, which follows an interesting trend of stars of big summer tentpole films also contributing to the rise of Peak TV.
There's plenty more to keep you watching, as Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, Showtime, and more won't be taking the summer off, as the race to score as many eyeballs as possible has them pumping out as much new content as possible. Take a look at what's to come this summer.
[We'll update with new announcement/changes.]
Monday, May 27
TOP PICK: The Hot Zone — National Geographic 9pm
"Starring Golden Globe and Emmy award winner Julianna Margulies as Dr. Nancy Jaax, is based on the eponymous international best-seller by Richard Preston. It is inspired by a true story about the origins of Ebola, a highly infectious and deadly virus from the central African rainforest and its arrival on US soil in 1989. When this killer suddenly appeared in monkeys in a scientific research lab in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., there was no known cure. A heroic U.S. Army scientist (Dr. Nancy Jaax) working with a secret military specialized team put her life on the line to head off the outbreak before it spread to the human population."
Tuesday, May 28
Animal Kingdom — TNT 9pm
Blood and Treasure — CBS 10pm
Songland — NBC 10pm
Wednesday, May 29
Archer 1999 — FXX 10pm
The InBetween — NBC 10pm
Friday, May 31
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction — Netflix
When They See Us — Netflix
Good Omens — Amazon
Swamp Thing — DC Universe
Deadwood: The Movie — HBO 8pm