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On episode 277, Amrie (@mytakeontv) and Jason (@theTVaholic) are joined by Ivey West (@Dorv) from CliqueClack.com and the Block Bluster! podcast (@blockblusterpod) to talk some renewal news and then preview the Summer 2015 TV season followed by a discussion of the second spring season finale of Young & Hungry and the big battle on the latest Game of Thrones. Plus, a brief reality check and some TV recommendations at the end. (Start times of each segment/topic)
We talked about the following TV news story:
Summer TV Preview 2015 (00:03:07)
We went over the Summer 2015 TV schedule and gave premiere dates for shows premiering or returning in June and July and a few in August. We talked about which new shows we were most excited for and what we thought of the ones we’ve seen ahead of time and which returning shows we will be watching. We went through the week (Sunday-Saturday) and our discussions focused on the shows mentioned below for each day.
- Sunday – New shows AMC’s Humans and HBO’s Ballers and returning shows HBO’s True Detective and TNT’s Falling Skies and The Last Ship. (00:04:00)
- Monday – New shows ABC’s The Whispers and Lifetime’s UnREAL and returning shows ABC Family’s The Fosters, Lifetime’s Devious Maids and TNT’s Major Crimes. (00:13:10)
- Tuesday – New shows ABC Family’s Stitchers, CBS’ Zoo, MTV’s Scream, TBS’ Clipped and TNT’s Proof and returning shows ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars and USA Network’s Playing House. (00:23:22)
- Wednesday – New shows NBC’s Mr. Robinson and The Carmichel Show, and TV Land’s Impastor and USA Network’s Mr. Robot and returning shows ABC Family’s Baby Daddy, Melissa & Joey and Young & Hungry and CBS’ Extant. (00:34:09)
- Thursday – New shows ABC’s The Astronaut Wives Club, FOX’s Wayward Pines, FX’s Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and USA Network’s Complications and returning shows NBC’s Hannibal, Syfy’s Dominion and USA Network’s Graceland. (00:42:39)
- Friday – New shows Netflix’s Sense8 and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and Syfy’s Killjoys and returning shows Cinemax’s Strike Back, Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black and Syfy’s Defiance. (00:52:40)
- Saturday – New shows BBC America’s Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell and Starz’ Blunt Talk and returning show AMC’s Hell on Wheels. (01:02:26)
We used the specific episodes listed below as a jumping off point to discuss the following two TV shows:
- Young & Hungry – S.2 Ep.10, “Young & Part Two” (Spring Finale) (01:05:15)
- Game of Thrones – S.5 Ep.8, “Hardhome” (01:09:27)
Amrie’s Reality Check (01:19:25)
Amrie briefly talked about MasterChef and Survivor.
TV Recommendations (01:20:41)
- Amrie talked about the Make Me Go See The Entourage Movie Fundraiser
- Jason reiterated his pick from last week, Syfy’s Killjoys, which premieres Friday, June 19th – Official Site
- Ivey recommended Flashpoint – Watch via Amazon Instant Video/Prime (S.1-5), DVD (S.1-6), HuluPlus (S.1-5), iTunes (S.1-5) and Netflix (S.1-5). Note: There are five seasons and 75 episodes of the show, which somehow ended up packaged as six seasons on DVD.
What new summer show are you most excited for? How about returning shows? Do you wish that ABC Family’s Young & Hungry would cool it already with the will-they/won’t they? Did you like HBO’s Game of Thrones as much as we did? Did you enjoy this week’s guest? Let us know in the comments, send us an eMail, connect via Twitter @TVtimesThree, or Like us on Facebook.