'The Glee Project' and Steven Spielberg's 'Falling Skies': Summer TV Heats Up

Falling Skies (TNT)

What it’s about: Executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the alien invasion drama stars Noah Wyle (ER) as a former history professor who is charged with leading a regiment of resistance fighters protecting a big group of civilian survivors – all while trying to free his son from alien captivity. Think of it as V meets The Walking Dead.

Premiere date: Sunday, June 19 at 9 p.m.

While the official start of summer isn’t until June 21, the season is already under way on the small screen.

From scripted fare like MTV’s Teen Wolf and reality fare including Bravo’s Platinum Hit and Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, the summer is already starting to heat up.

With returning series like HBO’s True Blood and Showtime’s Weeds as well as such newcomers as Oxygen’s The Glee Project and TNT’s alien invasion drama Falling Skies from executive producer Steven Spielberg, the summer calendar is packed with must-see TV.

Check out The Hollywood Reporter’s Summer TV Preview for more than 20 can’t-miss series, premiere dates and where your favorite shows left off. And yes, we know we left off Breaking Bad. What other summer series are you excited about?

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