3 Addicting Summer TV Shows You’ll Love & What’s Coming This Fall

Puppy cuddles & tummy rubs. That sums up my evenings after I returned from two weeks in Colorado last month. Puppy cuddles because I missed them, and tummy rubs because they’re her favorite thing in the world and she demands them as penance after you’ve abandoned her to spend two weeks in Colorado… or after you left to run some errands, go to meetings, spend an evening with friends… or after you stepped outside ever so briefly to take out the garbage or pick up the mail. While I soaked up puppy cuddles and Little One soaked up tummy rubs, I watched some summer TV shows.

I can’t remember the last time a TV show gripped me enough that I watched it week to week as it aired, but these three? I anxiously awaited each new episode and if I wasn’t able to watch them right away, I was waiting for them. Two of these are limited series, which is great for those of you who don’t like to commit to a long season. Watching these shows also reminded me how much I actually enjoy having a TV show or two to look forward to each week, so I thought I’d look ahead at some of the new shows that are coming out this fall and share the ones I have my eye on. First, let’s start with the summer shows.Let's chat TV shows. Three addicting shows from this summer to watch ASAP and a look at some shows to keep check out in fall 2017!

The Sinner

A young wife and mother flies into an unexpected fit of rage and commits a very violent–and public–act of violence. Everyone is horrified–including herself. When an investigator takes on her case, he helps her dig into her past to try and discover why committed this crime. (USA Network)

I saw a clip of this before it started and knew I had to check it out. I thought I’d watch an episode and lose of track of it until it was finished, as I usually do when I check out a new show, but I. was. hooked. First, there are the characters. There’s Cora, who can’t (or won’t?) explain why she committed this crime. There’s her husband, who’s left to deal with the fallout of her crime, while trying to process and understand what happened. And there’s the investigator, who is such a flawed character. I don’t think he’s a likable character at all, but he notices things that makes him willing to dig in deeper and try to find out exactly what happened. Second, there’s the why. That’s exactly what this show is about. Why did Cora do this? I need to know!

Somewhere Between

A news producer is assisting police track a serial killer when the serial killer strikes close to home and takes the life of someone she loves. She wakes up one morning and realizes she’s reliving the days leading up to the murder, so she races against the clock to try and prevent it from happening. (ABC)

After I got caught up on The Sinner, I needed something to watch while I waited for a new episode. I’ve been on a thriller kick lately, so this one caught my eye. My favorite character in this is Nico, a former cop, who works with Laura (the producer) to try and find the killer. He’s a complicated character–my fave kind–who has a fascinating backstory. (He’s also played by Devon Sawa, for those of you who loved him back in the day.) There are so many different pieces to this story that I was a little confused at the beginning. I’ve loved watching all of them fall into place and I’m anxious to see how this ends.

The Bold Type

This follows three young women, best friends, who live in NYC and work at Scarlet–a leading woman’s magazine–as they navigate life, love, and work. (Freeform)

If there’s a show about young women living in NYC you can bet I’m going to watch it. Throw in a writer and I’m definitely in. If you’re looking for a show that also tackles some hot-button issues, this is the one for you.

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New TV Shows for Fall 2017

Most of the shows that caught my eye for 2017-2018 will start midseason, but here’s a list of the shows I’m going to keep an eye out for.

>> Deception. (ABC) A superstar magician joins the FBI and becomes the first consulting illusionist after his career is marred by scandal. This is a midseason show, but they had me at consulting illusionist with the FBI. (Well, let’s be real, they had me at “FBI.” I wanted to work for the FBI when I was younger, so I love reading and watching stories that take place in the FBI.)

>> Instinct. (CBS) A former CIA operative who’s living a normal life is pulled back into his old life to help catch a serial killer. This has Undercover Blue (aka my favorite movie ever) vibes all over it, which means I’m going to watch it. To top it all off, the main character is also a writer. Unfortunately, this is another midseason show.

>> Kevin (Probably) Saves the World. (ABC) A down-on-his-luck man is sent on a mission by God to save the world. The synopsis doesn’t interest me at all, but I love Jason Ritter and JoAnna Garcia Swisher, so I’m going to give it a shot.

>> Life Sentence. (The CW) A young woman who has terminal cancer lives like she’s dying… and then finds out she isn’t. Another midseason show, but I like the concept and it stars Lucy Hale.

>> SEAL Team. (CBS) A drama about the elite Navy SEALs. This show has David Boreanaz. I loved him in Buffy and I loved him Bones, so I’ll see if I love him in this.

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What shows have you watched this summer? And what are you looking forward to this fall? Let’s discuss below!

(But let’s keep discussions about the summer shows spoiler-free so that it’s safe for those who haven’t watched yet to scroll through.)

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    September 18, 2017 at 9:12 am

    I hadn’t heard about any of these yet but I’m running behind like crazy catching up on old shows so I haven’t checked out anything new yet! Deception does sound a bit like The Mentalist I must say.. just with an illusionist this time.. I do like the sound of Seal time and i think David is a great actor (same as you, huge Buffy fan when I was younger and a huge fan of Bones as well :D)

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    Melissa @ Discobumblebee
    September 18, 2017 at 9:46 am

    I haven’t heard of any of these, but Somewhere Between sounds really good. I’m a huge fan of snuggling up with a good show and appreciate the suggestions!

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    September 18, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Ooooh!!! Thanks for sharing…I haven’t heard of any of these shows but The Sinner in particular interests me (always love a good whodunnit! Or whydunnit!? Lol) and the Bold Type seems very Sex and the City-esque, totally up my alley 🙂 hope you have a great week and enjoy some puppy snuggles!!

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    Beth Kondrick
    September 18, 2017 at 9:50 am

    I am so behind on what is current with TV. I didn’t even watch the Emmys last night for the first time ever. But I’m definitely interested in some of these so maybe I’ll get back into what’s current after all!

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    September 18, 2017 at 9:54 am

    I love to binge on shows. Right now I am watching The Guardian on Hulu. I can’t wait till some of the shows you listed end up on Hulu or Netflix…Let the binge-watching begin:-)

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    September 18, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Good choices. TV has gotten so much better in the last decade. It’s even attracting top-talent from Hollywood.

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    Katie Arnold
    September 18, 2017 at 11:39 am

    I’m really excited for the new season of This Is Us, even though that’s not a NEW show.

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    Rachel@The Confused Millennial
    September 18, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    ohh i haven’t watched any of these yet! I have a rule: no new shows until they reach 3 seasons. I’ve been disappointed SO many times with shows getting cancelled after season 1! Buttt I am SO excited to watch the bold type!

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    Shann Eva
    September 18, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    I haven’t seen any of these yet! The sinner sounds really good, and so does the Bold Type. I also love Lucy Hale, so I’ll be watching Life Sentence too. I just finally watched 13 Reasons Why, and I’m almost done with The Path.

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    Corey Wheeland
    September 18, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    How have I not heard of any of these? I swear I live under a rock! I think I need to check the Sinner out!

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    September 18, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    I’ve only watched the first episode of The Sinner; I’m glad you are enjoying it!

    I’m curious about Kevin (Probably) Saves the World. I hope to keep up with a lot more shows this season, especially The Good Doctor and all the returning comedies I love like Speechless.


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    Nicole Leith
    September 18, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    The Bold Type sounds good. I always watch those types of shows while my husband is out of town though. He’s not a fan of the dramatic-type shows. I love them.

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    Felicia Renee
    September 18, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    I’ve heard a lot about The Bold Type – I may have to check it out!

    The Felicia Renee | a minimalist lifestyle & beauty blog

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    Summer @ Coffee With Summer
    September 18, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Those sound so interesting and unique! I’m excited for The Seal Team to come out – love the people in it!

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    Kim Munoz
    September 18, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    The only one I had previously heard of was Seal Team. But now I will be looking out for all of them 🙂

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    Claire @ October Rain
    September 18, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    I’ve never heard of any of these shows (except for Life Sentence because I follow Lucy Hale on Instagram) but I’m really excited for Life Sentence and SEAL Team by the sounds of it! I don’t know if it’s because I don’t have cable anymore or they’re not advertised in Canada yet. I love David Boreanaz – SEAL is probably going to be kick ass and the one I look forward to the most.

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    Jordyn Upchurch
    September 18, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    SEAL Team sounds SO good!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

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    Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird
    September 19, 2017 at 6:20 am

    The Sinner is SOOOOOOOOOO good. Izzy and I decided to watch it when it was 3 episodes in, and then we were upset we didn’t wait till it was over so that we could binge all 8 episodes in a sitting.

    Last week’s was just…. oh my gosh. Jaw on the floor. I’m both excited and terrified for the finale.

    I’ve read reviews on the book and they only sound so so but they did an amazing job with the TV adaptation.

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    La Shell
    September 19, 2017 at 8:43 am

    I definitely want to see the Sinner. I finally got a chance to watch Big Little Lies and I loved it! Crime drama are my thing.

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    Melissa Chee
    September 19, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Love the puppy photos and I think I would really love the bold type too!

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    Shannon Paige
    September 19, 2017 at 10:57 am

    The first one sounds SO interesting, may have to check that out! You definitely have your TV show niche. Lol-

    Also, yes yes to puppy rubs and tummy cuddles- we just adopted a new pup too and have been doing A LOT of that, gladly! Do you watch This is Us? It comes back next week and I am so excited!! *thegoodthingscomin.wordpress.com

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    Cappuccino Traveler
    September 19, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Sadly, no of these sounds very wholesome. :/ I was hoping to see some listed here. Most sound very dark. Where are the good wholesome shows like I Love Lucy?

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    Tiffany Twisted
    September 19, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Awww hey dog! LO I definitely want to check out Sinner, and Life Sentence too! Thanks for this, I need to find a few new shows to dig into!

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    Elise Cohen Ho
    September 19, 2017 at 11:39 am

    I have the Sinner taping but I have not watched it as of yet.

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    September 19, 2017 at 11:48 am

    First off, your dog and my dog are similar in sleeping poses. Secondly, I defintely need to check some of these shows out. Hopefully they are on netflix!

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    September 19, 2017 at 11:56 am

    You have me intrigued on The Sinner! Hadn’t heard about Life Sentence but that’s a cool concept.

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    Sandra Gould Samoska
    September 19, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    I hadn’t heard about most of these, but I am intrigued by Deception. My husband is on a magic kick lately, and there is only so much David Blaine I can watch! 😂 I’ll have to try this one!

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    September 19, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    I’ll admit that I rarely watch TV, but I just got Netflix so I’m excited to catch up on a few shows. The Bold Type sounds right up my alley.

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    Maisy Hawthorn
    September 19, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    I sadly don’t live in the US and I’m so mad because you completely sold me on Dilusion!
    (I love FBI shows too)

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    September 19, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    I’ve been looking for new shows! This is great…now I just need to decide which one to start first!

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    September 19, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    I haven’t heard of any of these! I feel out of the loop. We’ve mostly been binge watching shows on Netflix!

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    Amanda | The Light Owl
    September 19, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Deception sounds SO good! Can’t wait to check that one out!

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    Krystal // The Krystal Diaries
    September 19, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    The Bold Type sounds like a show I may like just because it’s based in NYC. I’ve been looking for some new shows to try watching on the weekends when I have down time.

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    Carly Ned
    September 19, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    The Bold Type is so good! I’m obsessed.

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    Jiawun | Beauty Nerd By Night
    September 19, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    I haven’t heard of these but they sound so good! I need to check out The Sinner and The Bold Type asap! Thanks for sharing x

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    Shani Ogden
    September 19, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    I actually haven’t heard of any of these! I’m more into watching Netflix so I can binge watch shows, haha.

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    September 20, 2017 at 8:44 am

    These shows sound so good! I’m definitely going to start binging the first 3! I really want to watch SEAL Team this fall!

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    Anne Markey
    September 20, 2017 at 10:15 am

    I have seen all the previews for the fall and non seem to jump out at me. I will give a few a try and hope for one I love

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    Amber @ xoxo, Am
    September 20, 2017 at 11:45 am

    The Bold Type is on my list to watch! I’ve been loving the show Younger!

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    Bre @ Bre Pea
    September 20, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    One of the many things to love about fall: the return of a ton of awesome TV shows! I haven’t heard of the ones you suggested but I’m definitely going to check them out.

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    Taylor Mead
    September 20, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    I haven’t heard of many of these, so I’m really interested to check them out! I have, however, heard of “The Bold Type” and have heard great things! Thanks for this list 🙂

    xo, Taylor || The Millennial Sprinkle (thesprinkle.tayloramead.com)

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    Allison Ellzey
    September 20, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    My fam LOVES The Sinner and I’ve been meaning to watch the Bold Type!

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    Shannon Marie
    September 22, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    I actually haven’t seen any of these shows, and I love TV! I will definitely have to check them out, thanks for sharing!

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