Top 5: Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of The Summer

By James Dohnert , Updated May 27, 2013 08:47 AM EDT
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Everybody's favorite shows have ended. Summer has come and with it a dearth of must see TV. However, that doesn't mean there is nothing to watch over the next few months. Summer has brought with it a slew of new shows that may end up becoming a new favorite. From Stephen King adaptations to unique takes on the Zombie genre, here are some of the more interesting shows set to debut this summer.

The Fall (Netflix)
May 28

Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) returns to television with The Fall. Anderson hasn't worked on a television series since the X-Files went off the air. Her new series will see her hunt down a serial killer in Belfast, Ireland.

The show has already premiered in the UK as a BBC series. US audiences will finally get their chance to check out the show when it launches on Netflix later this month.

Under the Dome (CBS)
June 24 at 10PM EST

"Based on a Stephen King novel" are all you really need to know to get excited for Under the Dome. The series sees a small town get quarantined in a translucent bubble. With no contact with the outside world, the town descends into madness as each citizen begins to take sides and fight for control of the city.

Starting Mike Vogel (Cloverfield) and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) the show is sure to be a treat for sci-fi fans looking for something to fill a void on their TV schedule.

Ray Donovan (Showtime)
June 30 at 10PM EST

Over the last few years film stars have been flocking to television for the chance to work on serialized stories. Showtime is getting in on the fun with a new vehicle for Liev Schreiber (X-Men Origins: Wolverine).

Schreiber leads the show which sees him playing a Hollywood fixer that cleans up the messes of the rich and famous. His career goes swimmingly until his dad, played by Jon Voight (Midnight Cowboy), gets out of prison. The plot sees the recently released con go after his son because he believes he was the reason he got sent to jail.

In the Flesh (BBC America)
June 6 at 10PM EST

The Zombie genre may soon be jumping the shark. Between The Walking Dead and the onslaught of undead films currently being churned out in Hollywood, the mass public may soon be suffering from a case of zombie fatigue.

That is why it's nice to see something slightly different come from the genre. In the Flesh sees a world that finds a cure to a zombie outbreak that stops the undead from completely turning. The show follows the exploit of a zombie in remission as he tries to adapt to his disease. The UK export started life as a miniseries on the BBC. Its short UK run was so popular that it was given a new life with a second season which is currently in production. US audiences will finally be able to check out the miniseries that started it all this June.

Low Winter Sun (AMC)
August 11 at 10PM PST

AMC has a great track record for original content. The Walking Dead, Mad Men and Breaking Bad have all proved great successes for the network. So when company executives decide to make a hard-boiled drama about police corruption the chances of it being a hit are pretty good.

Low Winter Sun is remake of an award-winning English miniseries. It follows the story of a Detroit Cop who gets wrapped up in an elaborate cover up following the murder of a fellow police officer. Starring Mark Strong (Kick Ass) and Lennie James (The Walking Dead) the show is sure to add to AMC's portfolio of engaging dramas.

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