Summer TV: Primetime Soap Preview

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The 2014 Summer TV Season has already kicked off, but there’s still a lot of soapy goodness to look forward. Keep reading for a sneak peek at what’s still to come!

Dallas — Aug 18, TNT, 9 p.m.
Season 3B continues all the Ewing/Barnes drama and scandalous hook-ups. Pamela (Julie Gonzalo) is definitely on the warpath. John Ross (Josh Henderson) better watch his back.

Dallas

Tyrant — June 24, FX, 10 p.m.
From the creators of Homeland, FX's Tyrant follows a powerful Middle Eastern family. Things get complicated when the dictator's younger brother/expat moves his American family back to his homeland, and a clash of cultures ensues.

Tyrant

Reckless — June 29, CBS, 9 p.m.
Set in South Carolina, this sexy legal show finds a Southern attorney (Cam Gigandet) clashing with a Yankee lawyer (Anna Wood) when they represent opposite sides in a police sex scandal. The real battle will be if they can deny their intense attraction to one another.

Reckless

The Leftovers — June 29, HBO, 10 p.m.
When two percent of the world's population disappears the people leftover think they've missed the Rapture. From Lost's Damon Lindelof, The Leftovers picks up a few years after the event, with everyone trying to get on with their lives.

The Leftovers

Under the Dome — June 30, CBS, 10 p.m.
Everyone's still trapped under the dome on the mysterious drama, and they just hope that remains their biggest problem.  There are major characters who won't make it.

Head's Will Roll

Witches of East End — July 6, Lifetime, 9 p.m.
Relationship statuses might be the least complicated thing for our gals, when the portal to Asgard is opened this season on Witches of East End, and all powers are returned to warlocks.

witches of east end

Finding Carter — July 8, MTV, 10 p.m.
A feisty teenage girl, played by Skins' Kathryn Prescott, is shocked to learn her mom is really her kidnapper, when she's reunited with her biological family.

Finding Carter

Extant — July 9, NBC, 9 p.m.
After a year alone in space, an astronaut returns home inexplicably pregnant. The freshman CBSS drama boasts Oscar winner Halle Berry as the astronaut in question.

extant

Hemlock Grove — July 11, Netflix
You could binge the new 10-episode season in one day, which is good since the supernatural thriller is quite addictive. Roman (Bill Skarsgard) is still adjusting to full Upir-vampire status, when werewolf bestie Peter (Landon Liboiron) comes back to town. The pair are then faced with a new threat and adult responsibilities.

Hemlock Grove

Masters of Sex — July 13, Showtime, 10 p.m.
Following his disastrous presentation, Dr. Masters (Michael Sheen) must get a new job to support his family, but worries about continuing his study. Meanwhile, Virginia (Lizzy Caplan) faces harassment at the work because of the sexual nature of the study's research. Plus, there's also their love affair.

MASTERS OF SEX (SEASON 2)

Satisfaction — July 17. USA, 10 p.m.
The edgy new drama sees investment banker Neil (Matt Passmore) and his wife Grace (Stephanie Szostak) feeling unsatisfied in their marriage. Both make shocking choices to spice up their lives. Think more American Gigolo than Eat Pray Love.

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Outlander — Aug. 9, Starz, 9 p.m.
A married WWII nurse named Claire (Caitriona Balfe) is transported to 1700's Scotland, and soon becomes involved with hunky Scotsman Jamie (Sam Heughan).

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