Summer TV Preview: Twin Peaks, Game of Thrones, and 8 More Shows We Can’t Wait to Watch

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It’s been quite a while since the summer airwaves were dominated by reruns or silly filler programming. And thank goodness! These days, the months of May through August offer a solid lineup of returning TV favorites and promising new shows, and there’s enough out there to satisfy even the most picky of small-screen palates. Below, Vulture lists the premiere dates for summer TV in 2017 — and we’ve highlighted a few favorites that are particularly worth your time. Happy watching!

Master of None, May 12, Netflix

The second season of Aziz Ansari’s semiautobiographical dramedy starts out with a very Italiano bang, with Dev (Ansari) fulfilling his dream to live in Italy and learn how to make bellissima pasta. Soul-searching, ill-fated romances, and a whole lot of meals across two continents ultimately ensue.

I Love Dick, May 12, Amazon

Jill Soloway is back with an Amazon series all about the female gaze. In I Love Dick, a married couple named Chris and Sylvère (Kathryn Hahn and Griffin Dunne) temporarily relocate to the artsy confines of Marfa, Texas, where Chris finds herself lusting after her husband’s professor, Dick (Kevin Bacon).

The Keepers, May 19, Netflix

Will The Keepers be the next Making a Murderer? Netflix’s newest true-crime series tells the story of a Baltimore nun, Sister Catherine Cesnik, who was murdered 50 years ago under very suspicious circumstances. Now, a group of investigators are hell-bent on solving the murder and finally bringing justice to Sister Catherine’s family and friends.

Twin Peaks, May 21, Showtime

After 25 years, Agent Dale Cooper has returned to the infamously quirky Pacific Northwest town of Twin Peaks. The show promises a bunch of familiar faces, but besides that, David Lynch hasn’t revealed much of anything about his hotly anticipated revival. Theorize away about if Bob is still inhabiting Coop’s body.

I’m Dying Up Here, June 4, Showtime

For those who dream of pursuing stand-up, you’ll want to watch I’m Dying Up Here, the newest dramedy from Showtime that explores Los Angeles’s gritty, complex comedy scene in the 1970s. Jim Carrey is an executive producer, so you know it comes with a comic icon’s seal of approval.

Orange Is the New Black, June 9, Netflix

The series’ fifth season picks right up after the very dramatic events faced by the Litchfield inmates in the previous finale, and will take place over the course of three days. Will Daya end up shooting that sadistic officer? Will Piper stay out of trouble? Only time will tell.

Claws, June 11, TNT

Niecy Nash finally gets the fierce leading role she deserves with TNT’s dark comedy Claws, which follows a group of five Florida nail-salon employees tangled in a life of crime and violence. Let’s just say their salon isn’t just doling out gel manicures and French pedicures.

Glow, June 23, Netflix

The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are here to rock your world with their body slams and funky ‘80s outfits. This Netflix comedy finds Alison Brie as a struggling actress in Los Angeles who gets involved with the squad with the hopes of revitalizing her career, despite being unaware that pro wrestling is a lot harder than she expected. Shocker!

Game of Thrones, July 16, HBO

Cersei is the queen. Danaerys is sailing to Westeros. The end is near.

Marvel’s The Defenders, August 18, Netflix

What happens when Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist walk into a New York City bar? They kick some major ass … and get their own supergroup Marvel television show. If you enjoyed their individual shows, you’ll get a kick out of this big team-up.

The full summer 2017 lineup:

Friday, May 12
12 a.m. Anne, Netflix
12 a.m. I Love Dick, Amazon
12 a.m. Master of None, Netflix

Wednesday, May 17
9:30 p.m. Downward Dog, ABC

Friday, May 19
12 a.m. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix
12 a.m. The Keepers, Netflix
8 p.m. 12 Monkeys, Syfy

Sunday, May 21
9 p.m. Twin Peaks, Showtime

Tuesday, May 23
12 a.m. Casual, Hulu

Wednesday, May 24
8 p.m. Dirty Dancing, ABC

Thursday, May 25
8 p.m. Love Connection, Fox
9 p.m. Beat Shazam, Fox

Friday, May 26
12 a.m. Long Strange Trip, Amazon

Monday, May 29
9 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The CW
10 p.m. Still Star-Crossed, ABC

Tuesday, May 30
12 a.m. House of Cards, Netflix
9 p.m. Animal Kingdom, TNT

Wednesday, May 31
8 p.m. Kingdom, DirecTV
9 p.m. The Carmichael Show, NBC

Friday, June 2
12 a.m. Flaked, Netflix

Sunday, June 4
9 p.m. Fear the Walking Dead, AMC
10 p.m. I’m Dying Up Here, Showtime

Monday, June 5
8 p.m. Shadowhunters, Freeform
9 p.m. Stitchers, Freeform
10 p.m. Daytime Divas, VH1

Tuesday, June 6
10 p.m. The Profit, CNBC

Thursday, June 8
10 p.m. Queen of the South, USA

Wednesday, June 7
8 p.m. Nightcap, Pop

Friday, June 9
12 a.m. Orange Is the New Black, Netflix
8 p.m. Dark Matter, Syfy
10 p.m. Wynonna Earp, Syfy

Saturday, June 10
10 p.m. Orphan Black, BBC America

Sunday, June 11
9 p.m. American Grit, Fox
9 p.m. Claws, TNT

Monday, June 12
8 p.m. So You Think You Can Dance, Fox
9 p.m. Superhuman, Fox

Tuesday, June 13
9 p.m. Face Off, SyFy

Wednesday, June 14
10 p.m. Blood Drive, Syfy

Friday, June 16
12 a.m. The Ranch, Netflix

Sunday, June 18
9 p.m. Grantchester, PBS

Monday, June 19
9 p.m. Preacher, AMC

Tuesday, June 20
10 p.m. Queen Sugar, OWN

Thursday, June 22
10 p.m. The Night Shift, NBC
10 p.m. The Mist, Spike
10 p.m. The Gong Show, ABC

Friday, June 23
12 a.m. Glow, Netflix
11 p.m. Playing House, USA

Wednesday, June 28
12 a.m. Okja, Netflix
10 p.m. Younger, TV Land

Thursday, June 29
9 p.m. Battle of the Network Stars, ABC
9 p.m. Big Brother, CBS
10 p.m. Zoo, CBS

Friday, June 30
12 a.m. Gypsy, Netflix
8 p.m. Killjoys, Syfy
8 p.m. Masters of Illusion, The CW

Wednesday, July 5
10 p.m. Snowfall, FX

Sunday, July 9
9 p.m. Candy Crush, CBS
9 p.m. The Defiant Ones, HBO

Monday, July 10
8 p.m. Penn & Teller: Fool Us, The CW
9 p.m. Will, TNT

Tuesday, July 11
8 p.m. The Fosters, Freeform
9 p.m. The Bold Type, Freeform

Wednesday, July 12
9 p.m. Salvation, CBS
10 p.m. I’m Sorry, TruTV

Thursday, July 13
9 p.m. Hooten & the Lady, The CW

Friday, July 14
12 a.m. Friends From College, Netflix

Sunday, July 16
9 p.m. Game of Thrones, HBO
10 p.m. The Strain, FX (final season)

Monday, July 17
10 p.m. Loaded, AMC

Tuesday, July 18
10 p.m. Being Mary Jane, BET

Friday, July 21
12 a.m. Ozark, Netflix
12 a.m. Last Chance U, Netflix

Sunday, July 23
10 p.m. Ballers, HBO
10:30 p.m. Insecure, HBO

Monday, July 24
10 p.m. Midnight, Texas, NBC
10 p.m. Somewhere Between, ABC

Friday, July 28
The Last Tycoon, Amazon
Room 104, HBO

Sunday, July 30
11:30 p.m. Rick and Morty, Adult Swim
Top Gear America, BBC America

Friday, August 4
12 a.m. Wet Hot American Summer, Netflix

Sunday, August 6
8 p.m. Sharknado 5, Syfy

Friday, August 11
12 a.m. Atypical, Netflix

Friday, August 18
12 a.m. Marvel’s The Defenders, Netflix

Summer TV 2017 Preview: GoT, Twin Peaks, and More