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How to Survive Summer TV Season: 6 Shows to Binge, Now

Catch up on what you've been missing to make sure you're ready to miss it again after the summer ends!

The Americans - Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings, Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings.

Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell in “The Americans”

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Summer TV is undoubtedly the least packed of seasons, making it almost a de facto offseason. Schedules may have been too busy in the fall and spring to keep up with everything — who can be expected to? — so now proves to be the perfect time to catch up on what was missed in preparation for the next season… even though schedules will probably be too tight again for anyone to keep up when those come back around. Does that make summer the actual season of TV? You can only do your best!

To fill that schedule back up and fend off summertime sadness, Very Good TV Podcast offers six shows to binge during those hot summer nights. Discussing many recent highlight hits, IndieWire TV Editor Liz Shannon Miller and TV Critic Ben Travers scrap together a list of comedies and dramas that span from “You’re the Worst” and “Fresh Off the Boat” to “The Americans” and a dash of “Aquarius.” So while one may not get a lot of sun while bingeing, one certainly will have a lot of fun.

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