Summer watchlist: Watch the 25 hottest new shows of the season

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Here is your official summer watchlist.  25 of the hottest new shows to get you through all those hot summer days and nights.

Remember when summer was a TV desert? Once upon a time, shows ended in May and you had to suffer through reruns and game shows until September. Those days are long over, and I’ve complied a comprehensive summer watchlist to help you decide what to watch.

Summer is now a prime opportunity for TV lovers to see some of the best shows of the year. Networks trot out the best of the best because they know they have your undivided attention. It may be too hot to do much else, so TV is a welcome escape from the humidity, bugs, and unrelenting sun. What better way to spend a sultry night, than to crank up that AC and snuggle up with the remote?

There is so much good TV out there during the summer, I had to sift through a lot of new shows.  Here’s a list of some of the most promising shows of the next few months. Of course, some of these shows haven’t been released for preview, so I haven’t seen them all. I’m taking it on faith that they’ll be worth the watch, so if you don’t like them, please don’t at me.

Here’s your summer watchlist and a few good reasons why you might want to spend some time with these shows.