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List Rules Shows that premiere mid-May - August 2013

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The most anticipated summer 2013 TV shows include several returning series that consistently attract millions of viewers, but there are also several brand new shows premiering as well. This list includes all the best TV series of summer 2013 that will premiere and air during the summer of 2013. Which ones are you most looking forward to? Vote them up!

The biggest returning TV shows in summer 2013 include 'Breaking Bad' (July 15), 'Dexter' (June 30) and 'True Blood.' 'Breaking Bad,' of course, returns for its final season, and no doubt it is one of the most highly anticipated shows. Dexter's eighth season, which includes 12 episodes, will be its last. The series finale is scheduled for September 15, 2013. HBO plans summer releases for 'True Blood' (season six) and 'The Newsroom' (season two) beginning in the summer of 2013, as well. You can't say there's nothing to watch in the hot summer months, now can you? And, if you need to catch up, some of these summer premiere shows are among the best streaming Netflix TV shows, so no excuses!

Several new TV shows in summer 2013 are expected to debut during the summer months of 2013. Some, like the FOX comedy 'The Goodwin Games' (starring Scott Foley), have been shuffled around so much that some thought they might never make it on air. Others, like CBS' 'Under The Dome' (the TV adaptation of Stephen King's best-selling novel), have been moving along at a very fast pace. The casting is finished, the shooting has begun, and it's only a matter of time before it premieres (June 24, 2013, if you're marking your TV viewing calendars). Will these new shows of summer 2013 succeed, making this list of the best new TV shows of 2013? Only time will tell.

Which show is a must-see for you? If it isn't listed here, and it is premiering over the summer of 2013, please add it to the list of summer 2013 TV shows (along with a premiere date, if you have one). Happy channel surfing and enjoy the old and new shows of summer 2013!
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Under the Dome is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Under the Dome Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch

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Falling Skies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Falling Skies Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight

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Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
True Blood Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

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The Killing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
The Killing Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell

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Suits is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
alishan92 added Suits Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle

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The Newsroom is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
The Newsroom Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr.

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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Arrested Development Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

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Covert Affairs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Covert Affairs Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett

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Longmire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Longmire Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips

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Rookie Blue is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Rookie Blue Missy Peregrym, Gregory Smith, Enuka Okuma

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Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Burn Notice Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

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Unforgettable is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Unforgettable Poppy Montgomery, Dylan Walsh, James Hiroyuki Liao

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Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Pretty Little Liars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale

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Being Human is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Being Human Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington

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White Collar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
alishan92 added White Collar Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson

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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Teen Wolf Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden

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MasterChef USA is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
MasterChef USA Gordon Ramsey, Christina Tosi, Graham Elliot

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Rizzoli & Isles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Rizzoli & Isles Angie Harmon, Jordan Bridges, Bruce McGill

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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Whose Line Is It Anyway? is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Jeffrey1 added Whose Line Is It Anyway? Drew Carey, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles

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The Glades is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
cfletcher4956 added The Glades Matt Passmore, Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gómez

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Marvel's Avengers Assemble is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Marvel's Avengers Assemble Fred Tatasciore, Roger Craig Smith, Troy Baker

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Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Big Brother Julie Chen, Phil Proctor, Clayton Halsey

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Hot in Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Hot in Cleveland Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick

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So You Think You Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
So You Think You Can Dance Mark Thompson, Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley

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Ray Donovan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Ray Donovan Liev Schreiber, Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan

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Mistresses is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Mistresses Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes

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Drop Dead Diva is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
MichaelGuerrieri added Drop Dead Diva Brandy Norwood, April Bowlby, Margaret Cho

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Graceland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Graceland Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Ferlito

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Switched at Birth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Switched at Birth Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc, Constance Marie

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America's Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
America's Got Talent Nick Cannon, Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne

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The Fosters is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
The Fosters Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly

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Girl Meets World is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
corymatthews added Girl Meets World Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Ben Savage

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Melissa & Joey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Melissa & Joey Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence, Taylor Spreitler

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Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Hannibal Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas

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Misfits is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
corymatthews added Misfits Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon

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Wipeout is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Wipeout John Henson, John Anderson, Jill Wagner

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The American Baking Competitio... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
The American Baking Competition

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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Major Crimes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Major Crimes Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison

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The Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
The Bachelorette Ben Sandford

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King and Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
King and Maxwell

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The Goodwin Games is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
The Goodwin Games Becki Newton, Scott Foley, T.J. Miller

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Perception is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Perception Eric McCormack, Rachael Leigh Cook, Kelly Rowan

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Royal Pains is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Royal Pains Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty

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The Bridge is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
The Bridge Sofia Helin, Rafael Pettersson, Dag Malmberg

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The Motive is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
The Motive

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Broadchurch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Anticipated Summer 2013 TV Shows
Broadchurch David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker