Here Are the 12 TV Shows You Should Be Watching This Summer

From Game of Thrones to The Defenders, television isn’t letting up

Game of Thrones, Marvel's The Defenders and Claws will keep "peak TV" going strong all summer long. Photo Illustration: Dianna McDougall; Sources: HBO, Netflix, TNT

The 2016-17 TV season ended last Wednesday, which means that most broadcast shows have wrapped until the fall, but “peak TV” is showing no signs of letting up over the next few months. The streaming services are still going full throttle—just yesterday, Netflix dropped House of Cards’ fifth season—while many of TV’s best shows (including Better Call Saul, Veep and The Handmaid’s Tale) will continue airing new episodes well into June.

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.