Television has been a year-round business for quite some time now, with everyone from traditional broadcasters to cable to newer streaming networks looking to hook the captive audience that prefers air conditioning and relaxation over frolicking outside during the hottest months of the year.
This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, some recent summer staples on the small screen, from FX’s “Pose” to HBO’s “Succession,” have been put on pause and won’t deliver new episodes imminently.
But that is not cause for alarm, as there are plenty of other players who have their seasons in the can and are ready to provide entertainment over the next few months. HBO Max and Peacock alone are both launching with a slew of new scripted and unscripted series and library titles.
To help you plan ahead, Variety has selected 12 scripted series to check out this summer.