4 Summer TV Series to Get Excited About

Summer is in full swing, and now that May sweeps are officially over, it may seem like your TV options are slim. But most networks are rolling out a slew of series to keep you tuned in until the weather cools down. Some old favorites — including Suits, Under the Dome, True Blood, and The Bachelor – will be around to steam up your summer nights. But a lot of buzz is also centered around series that will hit the airwaves for the first time. Find out more about some of the most anticipated summer TV series and see if you can find one you think you’ll enjoy.

1. Extant (CBS, Wednesdays starting July 9 at 9 p.m. Eastern)

This sci-fi series has a lot going for it: an A-list star, an exciting supporting cast, and a plot that will keep you tuning in for more. Extant stars Oscar winner Halle Berry as an astronaut who learns she’s pregnant immediately after completing a solo, yearlong space flight. She turns to her husband, a scientist who created a robot child for them to raise. What mysteries will she uncover? You’ll have to tune in Wednesdays at 9 p.m. Eastern, beginning on July 9, to find out.