Magazine article Variety

Summer Is the New Fall

Magazine article Variety

Summer Is the New Fall

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Network execs are canceling their summer vacations. An unprecedented number of original scripted series will roll out across cable, broadcast and digital outlets in June, July and August. Here's what to watch for - and perhaps add on that already overworked DVR. byrickkissell ©

BAUER HOUR: Fox gets a jumpstart on its summer sked before the season even ends with the May 5 bow of "24: Live Another Day." If all goes well, Kiefer Sutherland will have saved the network by the time the 12-week run wraps July 21.

JUNE BOOM : CBS, AMC and Netflix are firing off their big guns this month. AMC's "Halt and Catch Fire," bowing June 1, will test auds' appetite for recent-period fare (1980s Texas during the PC boom). Netflix returns to lockup with "Orange is the New Black" (June 6). CBS caps the action June 30 with a new season of last summer's sensation, "Under the Dome. …

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