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Summer TV Preview

Programming Highlights of Note for June and July

Once a veritable wasteland for repeats, burned-off episodes of canceled series and just plain leftovers, the broadcast networks are now 12-month programmers. At least they claim to be, that is. Combined with cable, which always aggressively steps up to the programming plate in the non-traditional TV season, and digital, which has no rules, there is more in the original series department (scripted and non-scripted) in this era of “Peak TV” than ever before.

With that in mind, here is a look, in order of debut date, of some of the worthy new entries this June through July. Keep in mind that new NBC singing competition “Songland,” which shifts the focus behind the scenes to undiscovered songwriters competing to write the next big hit, already debuted on Tuesday this week (out of the return of “America’s Got Talent”).