What Are You Watching This Summer?

The summer is moving along too fast.  As we wait for more Comic Con goodness, here’s a timely question for the season: what are you watching this summer?  There’s plenty of great programming when the sun goes down on the day, and Whedonverse alumni are on the airwaves.

Catch Gina Torres as the high power attorney in the law offices of Pearson Harden in USA’s new hit show, Suits.  Torres reveals to TVFanatic, that Jessica Pearson is “a powerhouse, an authoritative, no nonsense woman, who has achieved great things in her career without losing her sense of humor or what makes her feminine.”  She is the smartest person, male or female, in the house, and has wonderful chemistry with Gabriel Macht (The Recruit, The Good Shepherd) who portrays fast-rising power attorney Harvey Specter.  Patrick Adams, a relative new comer to the business, stars as Mike Ross, a college drop-out who suddenly finds himself living his dream as an assaociate in Pearson Harden without ever finishing his law degree.  Catch Suits on USA Thursday nights at 10PM ET/PT.

Been missing the handsome face of Mark Blucas?  Then watch him on USA’s other new original series this summer, Necessary Roughness.  While the series bares little-to-no resemblance to the motion picture of the same name, its a fairly likable vehicle for the spunky Callie Thorne, who stars a therapist Dani Santino.  Dani gets recruited by Assistant Coach  Matthew Donnally (Blucas) to help a star football player catch the ball.  This spirals into a budding career helping other sportsmen (and maybe women at some point?) deal with the difficulties and pressures of fame and fortune.  Oh, what a problem to have.  While Mark isn’t the focal point of the show, seeing him on screen is always fun.  Necessary Roughness airs in USA Wednesday nights at 10PM ET/PT.

The new season of Leverage is on TNT this summer.  Episodes air Sunday nights at 9PM and Christian Kane is always entertaining as the “hitter,” Eliot Spencer.  The cast is superb and humming in perfect harmony during Leverage’s 4th season.

Eric Balfour is back in season 2 of the SyFy original series, Haven.  Starring alongside Emily Rose and Lucas Bryant, Balfour’s Duke Crocker helps ferrit out the mysteries and strange happenings in Haven, Maine every friday night at 10PM.  Loosely based on the Stephen King short story, “The Colorado Kid.”

Charisma Carpenter will show up in the 11th episode of USA’s Burn Notice.  In season 5’s “Better Halves,” Charisma plays Nicki, a high-maintenance trophy wife who isn’t afraid to speak her mind.  Sounds like the perfect role for our Ms. Carpenter, doesn’t it?  Her husband is a bioweapons engineer who turns out to be someone the Russians want out of the way.  Michael ends up using Nicki to get to her husband, and I don’t think Nicki’s gonna like that.  Doesn’t Michael know that Nicki has a close friend who’s a vampire?  Oh, that’s another show.

Felicia Day has a recurring role on SyFy’s Eureka, which has moved to Monday nights at 8PM ET/PT, and you can catch David Boreanaz in Bones every Thursday and Friday night on Fox.  Nathan Fillion’s Castle has perched on Sunday nights at 9PM through the summer while his Monday night timespot is taken over by the beast of ABC reality TV.  Alyson Hannigan’s How I Met Your Mother is in reruns on Monday nights at 8PM on CBS followed by Daniel Dae Kim in re-aired episodes of Hawaii Five-0 at 10PM.

For those looking forward to the 5th seaosn of Mad Men, which usually debuts in August, you’ll have to wait till early 2012 to see Vincent Kartheiser and Christina Hendricks in new episodes.

Enjoy the summer and don’t miss out on these Whedonverse alumni.

Kristen

Kristen, a freelance writer, has been a part of the Whedonverse Network since 2004 and Managing Editor since 2008.She has contributed news items as well as feature pieces reporting on and exploring the wide, wide world of Whedon and beyond.

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Kristen, a freelance writer, has been a part of the Whedonverse Network since 2004 and Managing Editor since 2008. She has contributed news items as well as feature pieces reporting on and exploring the wide, wide world of Whedon and beyond.

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