There is so much to look forward to in the next few months — warm weather, sunny days on the beach, barbecues and outdoor parties. But there’s one thing I might like just a bit more than all those things…the diverse shows to watch this summer.

Unlike the shows that broadcast during the rest of the year, summer shows have a special way of dragging you in (I’m looking at you, Orange Is The New Black). Binge-watching these shows might cause unintended consequences, including forgetting that the real world exists and turning into a TV-obsessed vampire. Please watch at your own risk.

That being said, these are the spectacular shows I’m looking forward to watching this summer:


Nicole Byer and her comic friends challenge gender and dating norms through humor. You’re going to love this hidden-camera comedy.

Where to watch: Thursdays on MTV


Tyler James Williams (of Everybody Hates Chris) plays the BFF with a crush in this unusual but funny mobile app show.

Where to watch: Stream on go90 (Verizon’s mobile video app)

O.J.: Made in America

After The People vs. OJ, we can’t help but be curious to know more about this man’s life.

Where to watch: Saturday, June 11-Saturday, June 18 on ESPN

Orange Is The New Black, Season 4

We’re excited to have the ladies from Litchfield back in our lives.

Where to watch: Streaming on Netflix beginning June 17

The Amber Rose Show

Amber Rose isn’t one to shy away from sharing her thoughts. Now we can see what secrets she has to tell us on her very own show.

Where to watch: Fridays on VH1 beginning July 8

East Los High, Season 4

If you haven’t seen this show, you’re missing out. It’s as if Degrassi: The Next Generation and Step Up had a baby — and it’s addicting.

Where to watch: Streaming on Hulu beginning July 15

Ballers, Season 2

After this show’s super-successful debut last summer, we can’t wait to watch season two.

Where to watch: Sundays on HBO beginning July 17

Power, Season 3

It’s the perfect alternative for the hole Empire left in your life.

Where to watch: Sundays on STARZ beginning July 17

Degrassi: Next Class, Season 2

Who can resist the constant drama that is Degrassi? No one, that’s who.

Where to watch: Streaming on Netflix beginning July 22


Executive produced by America Ferrera, this new web series follows its characters as they navigate the changes happening in the Los Angeles neighborhood Boyle Heights, which has become a hotbed for gentrification. It looks hilarious, you have to check it out.

Where to watch: YouTube, premiere date TBA

Survivor’s Remorse, Season 3

It’s kind of like Ballers, but with basketball. Plus, Tichina Arnold and Mike Epps play starring roles. You won’t be sorry you started watching.

Where to watch: Sundays on STARZ beginning July 24

The Get Down

A show about New York and the birth of hip-hop, punk and disco. What more could you ask for?

Where to watch: Streaming on Netflix beginning August 12

The only thing left to do now is decide which show to watch first. Which summer shows are you most looking forward to? Share them with us in the comments below.

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