“Leverage” Season 5 premiere
Sun., July 15, 8 p.m. ET on TNT
There are plenty of cop shows on TV, but for those who like to see things from the thieves’ perspectives, this show sets up new heists each week.
“Political Animals” series premiere
Sun., July 15, 10 p.m. ET on USA
This six-part Washington, D.C.-based drama series boasts an impressive ensemble cast — including Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, Ellen Burstyn, Adrian Pasdar and James Wolk — and an incredibly intriguing story full of scandal and political corruption.
“Breaking Bad” Season 5 premiere
Sun., July 15, 10 p.m. ET on AMC
The much-anticipated fifth and final season will be split in two, according to star Bryan Cranston, with the first half airing starting in July, and the second half in 2013. They’re picking up right where we left off in the jaw-dropping Season 4 finale.
“Small Town Security” series premiere
Sun., July 15, 11 p.m. ET on AMC
This new reality series centers on a family-owned private security company in rural Georgia. We wonder if they have the same “security” problems that Walter White and Co. experience in Albuquerque …
“Sullivan & Son” series premiere
Thurs., July 19, 10 p.m. ET on TBS
From executive producer Vince Vaughn, this new sitcom stars comedian Steve Byrne as Steve, a guy who takes over his family’s Pittsburgh bar.
“3” 90-minute series premiere
Sun., July 22, 9 p.m. ET on CBS
Based on a hit Israeli reality dating show, “3” follows three very different women as they meet hundreds of men who could possibly be their soul mates.
“Bachelor Pad” Season 3 premiere
Mon., July 23, 8 p.m. ET on ABC
As long as there are people willing to look for love on “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” there will plenty of cast-offs to fill the “Bachelor Pad” house.
“Hell On Wheels” Season 2 premiere
Sun., Aug. 12, 9 p.m. ET on AMC
This post-Civil War drama returns, and former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) is still out to find the Union soldiers who made his life a living hell.
“Major Crimes” series premiere
Mon., Aug. 13 at 10 p.m. ET on TNT; moves to regular timeslot Mon., Aug. 20, 9 p.m. ET
This much-anticipated spin-off of “The Closer” will hopefully make the loss of that fan-favorite show a little easier on viewers with continuing characters, includingMary McDonnell’s Captain Sharon Raydor and G.W. Bailey’s Detective Lt. Louie Provenza.
“Boss” Season 2 premiere
Fri., Aug. 17, 10 p.m. ET on Starz
Kelsey Grammer’s drama wasn’t exactly a ratings hit, but it did score some Golden Globe love and a second season pickup before the first season even premiered. We ended last season on election day, but this season Mayor Tom Kane promises that he will tear it all down if needed — and if his disease doesn’t take him down first.
“Married to Jonas” series premiere
Sun., Aug. 19, 10 p.m. ET on E!
The latest couple to share their married life on reality TV: Kevin Jonas and his wife, Danielle. Other JoBro cameos are all but guaranteed.
“Hotel Hell” series premere
Originally slated to premiere in June, Fox moved it to later this summer, TBD
And now, a new Gordon Ramsay show (“Hell’s Kitchen” and “MasterChef” just aren’t enough for some) to complete what Fox has dubbed the “Summer of Gordon.” This one follows him as he whips ailing hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts into shape.
Tell us: Which summer shows are you most excited for?