Summer 2018 TV: Returning Dramas, Comedies, and Favorites

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Thursday, June 7, 9/8c, CMT

See y’all around! The swan song sixth season picks up with Will (Chris Carmack) recuperating from his collapse.

Goliath - Billy Bob Thornton

Friday, June 15, Amazon Prime Video

Lawyer Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton, below) gets embroiled in yet another mammoth case in Season 2. Plus, Mark Duplass joins the cast as a real estate developer.

The Affair - Maura Tierney, Dominic West

The Affair,
Sunday, June 17, 9/8c, Showtime

The core quartet — Cole (Joshua Jackson), Alison (Ruth Wilson), Noah (Dominic West) and Helen (Maura Tierney) — concentrate on their new relationships in the fourth season.

Shades of Blue - Ray Liotta, Jennifer Lopez

Shades of Blue,
Sunday, June 17, 10/9c, NBC

In this last season, Det. Harlee Santos (Jennifer Lopez) and Lt. Matt Wozniak (Ray Liotta) deal with their near-death experiences in very different ways.

Shooter - Ryan Phillippe
Eddy Chen/USA Network

Thursday, June 21, 10/9c, USA

For Season 3, marksman Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Phillippe) digs into a mystery surrounding his own dad’s death.

Preacher - Ruth Negga
Alfonso Bresciani/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

Sunday, June 24, 10/9c, AMC

Preacher Jesse (Dominic Cooper), his ex Tulip (Ruth Negga) and vampire Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) head for the plantation where Jesse was raised. Home sweet hell!

Trial and Error - Kristin Chenoweth as Lavinia Peck-Foster
Sergei Bachlakov/NBC

Trial & Error: Lady, Killer,
Thursday, July 19, 9/8c, NBC

John Lithgow has left the courthouse, so the true-crime satire has recruited Kristin Chenoweth as its Season 2 defendant, possible murderess Lavinia Peck-Foster.

Casual - Alex (Tommy Dewey), Valerie (Michaela Watkins) and Laura (Tara Lynne Barr)
Greg Lewis/Hulu

Tuesday, July 31, Hulu

Break out the iPhone XV! Season 4 fast-forwards several years to find Alex (Tommy Dewey) in daddy mode and Laura (Tara Lynne Barr) with a new job and girlfriend. How does Val (Michaela Watkins) fit into all of that? Not very neatly would be our guess.

Comedian in Cars Getting Coffee - Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen Degeneres - Comedian in Cars Getting Coffee - Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen Degeneres

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,
July, Netflix

Jerry Seinfeld buckles up to trade more hypercaffeinated quips with other funny celebs, including Ellen DeGeneres.


July, TBS

The third installment goes full-on Hunger Games when the castaways wash ashore on a billionaire’s private island and are forced to hunt one another to the death. It’s a comedy, we swear!

Get Shorty - Ray Romano

Get Shorty,
Sunday, August 12, 9/8c, Epix

Thug turned aspiring auteur Miles (Chris O’Dowd) is back to work, but the film — and his freedom — could be at risk by Rick (Ray Romano) wearing a wire.

Ballers - Dwayne Johnson

Sunday, August 12, 10/9c, HBO

Back at the helm of ASM, financial advisers Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) and Joe (Rob Corddry) plan to conquer the West Coast.

Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill - Better Call Saul - Season 3, Episode 10
Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

Better Call Saul,
August, AMC

Reeling from his brother’s death, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) wades into the crime world. And voila! Smarmy alter ego “Saul Goodman” is born.

Mr Mercedes
AT&T Audience Network

Mr. Mercedes,
Wednesday, August 22, Audience Network

While psycho-killer Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) is in a coma, strange things happen to the hospital staffers around him, alarming retired detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson).

The Sinner - Jessica Biel
Peter Kramer/USA Network

The Sinner,
August, USA

Det. Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) goes to his New York hometown to investigate the case of an 11-year-old boy who murdered his parents.

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Summer is swiftly upon us, which means the return of some of our favorite TV dramas and comedies including The Affair, Shades of Blue, and Casual, just to name a few.

Click through the gallery above to see when your favorite thriller or sitcom’s new season is premiering.