We get it—everyone loves 'Games of Throne' and 'Mad Men.' But what else is there to watch on T.V.?
New shows for summer 2013
Premiere: Sunday, June 23 at 9 p.m. EDT
Created by former Criminal Minds executive producer Edward Allen Bernero, “Crossing Lines” follows members of an elite task force based at the International Crime Court in The Hauge. The 10-episode series will feature the crew tracking down criminals around Europe’s most exotic cities and plans to include topical crims like plutonium poisonings , serial killings, kidnappings and human trafficking..
The Goodwin Games
Premiere: Monday, May 20 at 8:30 p.m. EDT
Estranged siblings reconnect after the death of their father with the prospect of inheriting his fortune. The catch: his will requires that they participate in a game of Trivial Pursuit containing questions about their lives in an effort to bring them together. The comedy was produced by “How I Met Your Mother”’s award-winning creative duo Carter Bays and Craig D. Thomas.
The Haves and the Have Nots
Premiere: Tuesday, May 21 at 9 p.m. EDT
Starring John Schneider and Crystal Fox, “The Haves and the Have Nots” will follow the lives of the Cryer family and its impoverished housekeeper and family in Savannah, Georgia. Think Downton Abbey with a southern twist.
King & Maxwell
Premiere: Monday, June 10 at 10 p.m. EDT
“The Closer”’s Jon Tenney is back and teaming up with Rebecca Romijin from X-Men in TNT’s new drama “King & Maxwell.” Tenney and Romijn will star as Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, former Secret Service agents turned private investigators. “King & Maxwell” is based on bestselling book series by David Baldacci and developed for television by “NCIS: Los Angeles” creator Shane Brennan.
Premiere: Thursday, May 23 at 9 p.m. EDT
ABC’s new crime drama “Motive” takes a fresh twist on traditional crime dramas. Inspired by “Columbo,” the criminals and victims are revealed at the beginning of each episode, and the viewers will watch as detectives solve the case. The series is a Canadian import and was Canada’s No. 1 premier of the season.
Returning shows for summer 2013
Premiere: Tuesday, July 16 at 9 p.m. EDT
CIA trainee Annie Walker is sent to work undercover at the Domestic Protection Division (DPD) as a Smithsonian Museum employee. At the end of the previous season, Walker had just rescued Mossad operative Eyal. She has been handed a mysterious file from fresh-out-of-prison Henry, the former CIA Director of National Clandestine Service, and decides to accept a mission from him.
Premiere: Sunday, July 13 at 10 p.m. EDT
Written by “West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin, The Newsroom centers around the staff of the fictional Atlantis Cable News channel. Last season finished after anchor Will McAvoy, executive producer Mackenzie McHale and their boss Charlie Skinner uncovered CAN president Reese Lansing’s involvement in a phone-hacking scandal. Newsroom staffers Jim and Maggie finally kiss, but Maggie decides to move in with fellow newsroom staffer Don. Season two will cover the Occupy Wall Street movement and the 2012 presidential election, as well as the unfolding drama within the newsroom.
Pretty Little Liars
Premiere: Tuesday, June 11 at 8 p.m. EDT
Adapted from a series of novels by Sara Shepard, “Pretty Little Liars” follows the lives of Spencer Hastings, Hanna Marin, Aria Montgomery and Emily Fields, whose clique falls apart after their leader Alison DiLaurentis disappears. Last season, the ladies discovered that their presumed dead best friend Alison is alive, but were they hallucinating in the wake of escaping a fire? Mona Vanderwaal confesses she never knew the real identity of who she was working for, and Mona and the girls finding something in the trunk of Wilden’s car.
Rizzoli & Isles
Premiere: Tuesday, June 25 at 9 p.m. EDT
“Rizzoli & Isles” depicts the lives of Jane Rizzoli, a Boston police detective, and Maura Isles, a medical examiner. The two friends’ offbeat and unique working relationship helps them solve Boston’s most complex murder mysteries. At the end of season three, Rizzoli and Isles rescued Berry Frost, Tommy Rizzoli and baby T.J. from a collapsed building. After they all safely make it out alive, Isles has a change of heart and agrees to donate her kidney to her sick half-sister on the condition they don’t tell her.