We know Scandal’s return is still almost two months away and you fans of shows like The Good Wife, Being Mary Jane, NCIS and The Real Housewives of Atlanta have to wait even longer for your favorite shows to return. But there’s plenty to watch this summer from Orange Is The New Black on Netflix to Masters of Sex on Showtime. But there are three new shows that may have escaped your attention that you should be watching. Check out our list and get your DVR, Amazon or Netflix on.


Nia Long, Damon Gupton, Clarke Peters

You won’t see him on the show but Scandal’s Tony Goldwyn is behind the scenes in a big way for this 8 episode summer series. HE’s the producer and director and ond of the creative team responsible for getting the show on the air. Set in Philadelphia, the show covers what happens in the aftermath of an execution of a white man for the murder of a black family. As both the D.A. who originally prosecuted the case and his father, the police commissioner are Black, things get messy when its believed that maybe the murders didn’t happen exactly as everyone thought.

Why You Should Watch: It’s both a crime drama and a thriller, with a lot of twists and turns. Nia Long, Damon Gupton and The Wire alumnus Clarke Peters (“Wire” fans know him as Det. Lester Freamon) are putting in some great work in a show that gives the Black characters as much to do, if not more, than the white ones.

How to Watch: Wednesdays at 9 p.m. WeTV.com with a cable provider, Amazon streaming video, On Demand

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One thought on “Three Summer TV Shows You Should Be Watching

  1. You said that “Extant” has a Black woman in the leading role. Who is that Black woman. We all know that Halle Berry isn’t Black. She’s mixed, mulatto or biracial. Who is the Black woman that stars in “Extant”?

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