Friday, May 31, 2019

June Television Calendar 2019: It’s Going to be a Crowded Summer [Contributor: Araceli Aviles]

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If you’re one of the millions of people wondering what you’re going to do with your time now that the September through May network television programming is on hiatus, fear not. The June TV calendar is unusually crowded this year!

Some shows you’ll be seeing on your screens this month are brand new, and there’s something for everyone. If you like soapy drama, ABC’s Grand Hotel is for you. If you’re looking for some star power in your hour, Netflix’s Tales of the City is where you’ll find Oscar-nominated actresses Laura Linney and Ellen Page; and cruise over to Showtime to find Kevin Bacon in the gritty new Boston cop drama City on a Hill. If you really need to start off the summer with a laugh, comedian Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias will have you in stitches as a new high school teacher in Netflix’s Mr. Iglesias.

Even with new series, it’s the returning shows that are the most anticipated this month, with fans of these shows waiting one, two, and even four (yes, you read that right, four) years for these returns. Among the big returns are cable sweethearts Younger, Queen of the South, and Good Trouble, streaming smashes Luther, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Big Little Lies, and newly risen-from-the-ashes Designated Survivor, which makes its Netflix debut this month after being cancelled by ABC last year.

Also, in a surprising last-minute twist, CBS All Access will be releasing the entire first season of The Good Fight on mainstream CBS for a limited run. The Good Wife spin-off, currently in its third season, has received critical acclaim and a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The hope is to attract more viewers to the network’s streaming service, which currently has eight original series in its stock, including the upcoming Stark Trek: Picard, which will see the return of Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard 32 years after he originated the role.

Below you’ll find a full calendar view of every new and returning show. Happy viewing!

Let us know what you will be watching this summer in the comments below!

1 comment:

  1. "including the upcoming Stark Trek: Picard,"

    Is that the long awaited "Game of Thrones" crossover event? Sorry:-)

    On topic, and apologies if it's technically outside the scope of this post as it dropped on May 31st, but "Good Omens" on Amazon Prime starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen in the adaptation of the Terry Pratchett/Neil Gaiman novel is well worth a look.