Summer is a great time to get back into television

BY Allconnect | Tue Jun 16, 2015
Summer is a great time to get back into television

The summertime offers plenty of opportunities for fun and relaxation, from swimming pool trips to excitement-filled family vacations. Getting the most out of summer doesn’t require you to adopt new hobbies. There is plenty to look forward to this summer when it comes to new entertainment and extra reasons to beat the heat on the couch.

“Read up on the the summer’s most hotly anticipated shows.”

The extra free time that often follows the start of summer is your ideal time to catch up on all your favorite shows. TV lovers will find that there’s plenty of compelling content coming to their screens in 2015. Read up on the the summer’s most hotly anticipated season and series premieres. You may find that your household is in dire need of a new cable bundle.

Get caught up on these returning shows
Summertime television always brings with it new seasons of shows that had critics and audiences clamoring the year before. The summer of 2015 will be no different, with plenty of marquee television shows returning to the small screen.

Topping the list of anticipated series returns is Orange Is The New Black, the Netflix original sensation following the trials and tribulations of a set of fictional female inmates. Several characters from Season 2 are returning as regulars and plotlines will include the arrival of an inmate inspired by Martha Stewart. The show made its debut on June 12, but you still have plenty of time to catch up on the the online drama. After all, several cable bundles include a free trial of Netflix.

Audiences are also looking forward to the second season of True Detective, HBO’s gritty crime anthology. Rachel McAdams, Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn headline the new eight-episode story set  in Southern California.

Another reason to get back into cable this summer is the new season of NBC’s Hannibal, a show that has received glowing critical acclaim despite its small audience. The network hopes that treating summer audiences to this latest adaptation of Hannibal Lector’s sinister adventures will turn the show into a summer hit.

Series premieres guaranteed to glue you to your seat
Audiences loved Wes Craven’s tongue-in-cheek slasher flick of the same name when it debuted in 1996, and MTV hopes to resurrect the magic with a 10-episode horror series this summer. Craven will be contributing his creative talents to this project as well, acting as one of the show’s producers.

Zoo, premiering on CBS on June 30, is another adaptation based on a James Patterson novel. The show focuses on the events following a global disaster that turns even the most demure of Earth’s creatures into a violent threat.

Beating the heat is a breeze when you stay inside and watch TV.

X-Files fans should get a kick out of Aquarius, which stars David Duchovny as a 1960s police officer with a undercover partner decked in tie-die. The period drama premieres June 28 on NBC.

Consider upgrading your cable bundle if there are several shows you’d like to catch up on this summer. More and more cable and Internet providers are bundling streaming services and digital DVR functionality as part of their summer promotion. Taking advantage of one of these deals will allow you to increase your bundle’s channel selection and Internet speed.

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