Bummed that “Game of Thrones” is over for another nine months? Looking for a new show to watch after you binge-viewed all 15 “Arrested Development” episodes on Netflix? Summer is usually a pretty down time when it comes to TV, but here are a few shows coming up over the next few months that I’m particularly looking forward to:
“Crossing Lines,” June 23: Starring Donald Sutherland, this NBC crime drama, which TV Guide says was filmed in places like Paris and Prague, follows members of an elite task force as they chase criminals around the world. I’d think this show would be worth watching for Sutherland’s performance alone, if not also for the show’s foreign locations.
“Under the Dome,” June 24: CBS goes the route of Stephen King in this 13-episode series. Based on King’s novel of the same name, the show follows a Maine town that gets placed under a dome. Seems straightforward!
“The Bridge,” July 10: FX introduces a new crime drama this July about an American detective and a Mexican detective joining together to investigate a serial killer along the Texas-Mexico border. FX dramas are usually consistently good, so this should be one to check out.
“Low Winter Sun,” Aug. 11: This new crime drama on AMC was set and filmed in Detroit, and is based on a 2006 British miniseries of the same name. It follows a detective who gets pulled into the heart of the Detroit underworld after a fellow cop is murdered.
“Breaking Bad”: Walter White, everyone’s favorite science teacher-turned meth kingpin returns for his final eight episodes. Nobody’s entirely sure what’s in store for Walt and Jesse, but it promises to be a heck of a finish.
There are a few other intriguing premises out there that may well fall flat, but may be worth checking out. Like “Whodunnit?” on ABC, debuting on June 23. It’s a reality series, a la the game “Clue,” in which 13 people try to figure out who among them is a killer. Hmmmm…..
Or, how about “Hollywood Game Night,” starting on July 11 on NBC. It’s hosted by Jane Lynch, and teams up celebrities (like Amy Poehler, Jason Bateman, Matthew Perry and more) in a cocktail party atmosphere as they play games. I feel like the show’s subtitle could be “Watch Rich Funny People Play Games.”