9 TV Shows You Should Be Excited About This Summer

Handpicked so you can cut the wheat from the chaff

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With over thirty new and returning shows to pick from this summer, you probably don't know where to start. 

Starting right here could be your best option. 

From meaty US dramas to homegrown thrillers, here are nine shows that we think will be worth watching.

1 | Ray Donovan

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Liev Schreiber returns for a fourth season as fixer for the rich and famous. Season three left Ray's family under threat and the criminal finally opening up about the childhood sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of Father O'Connor. With season four's first episode titled 'I Have Sinned' could we see a new Ray living a life away from murder and lies? We hope not.

Ray Donovan Season four airs on Sky Atlantic in June

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2 | Orange Is The New Black

Twitter went a bit nuts after season 3 ended on major cliffhanger. Is Alex (Laura Prepon) dead? Questions will be answered this summer as OITNB returns for a fourth season. And brace yourselves, the new season is going to be a lot darker.

Orange Is The New Black Season four airs on Sky Atlantic in June

3 | The Musketeers

With Aramis quitting The Musketeers after his affair with the Queen becomes public, can Athos, Porthos and D'Artagnan carry on without him? The third season of the BBC's period drama, based on the characters from Alexandre Dumas' adventure novel, will be the final.

The Musketeers season three airs on BBC One in June

4 | Stranger Things

When a boy vanashes, the people living in a small town in Long Island discover it's more than a missing persons case. Supernatural forces, secret experiments and a very strange little girl follow.  

Stranger Things airs on Netflix from 15 July

5 | Dark Matter

The Raza crew were left in turmoil as season one's finale revealed that Six was the traitor turning the crew over to the Galactic Authority. Post season, we discovered the actors didn't even know who the traitor was until final day of shooting. So why did Six do it?  We can't wait to find out.

Dark Matter season two airs on Syfy UK from 4 July

6 | The Vampire Diaries

Fans thought the departure of Nina Dobrev after six seasons was a huge blow and the death of The Vampire Diaries. Contrary, the first half of season seven has been a huge hit as the Salvatore brothers try and work out life without Elena Gilbert.

The Vampire Diaries second half of Season seven airs on ITV2 in July

8 | HIM

ITV's three-part horror drama follows a 17 year old who has supernatural power inherited from grandfather. Will he use his new found powers for the greater good? Only his grandmother can show him the light.

HIM aires on ITV from  July

9 | The Get Down

Think cool music, amazing outfits, brilliant hair and urban grit. Baz Luhrmann's musical drama set in 70s New York City has been ten years in the making. Hopefully, we'll be talking about it for the next ten.

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