The 2014 summer TV lineup looks as exciting and interesting as any in recent memory. It appears that there will be something for everyone, from returning hit shows to new traditional shows to reality shows. As usual, the summer is the time that we see three types of tTV show from the networks:
1. Reality shows. Given that there is a lot of time to fill, networks need a cheap and easy way to produce interesting content. Reality shows fill time well, and can still potentially be ratings earners. In fact, some of today’s most popular reality shows in the fall and spring started out as summer TV or winter TV fillers.
2. Sometimes a summer tv show is there because its audience actually watches more tv in the summer than other times of year. College students for example may be more likely to watch a show in the summer than the fall. In a related way, sometimes summer tv shows are designed to capture a summer theme, fitting in nicely with what its potential viewers are interested in during summertime.
3. One factor that is particularly true of the cable channels like HBO and Cinemax is that tv shows that have such loyal viewers that time of year is not important. Many viewers of these niche and often critically acclaimed cable shows look forward to focusing on them during the summer.
All of this said, the Summer TV show lineups can be confusing to navigate – its hard to know what is a rerun and what is new, and what might be promising and what is just poor quality filler. That is why we are here. We will provide not only specific previews and reviews of summer tv shows, but also more information like this that might generally help you navigate the summer tv lineup.
Don’t get depressed each summer, waiting for your favorites to return in late September. Instead learn how to find the very best in the summer TV lineup!