New shows: A ris­ing tide doesn’t lift all boats

The Washington Post Sunday - - SUMMER TV PREVIEW - BY HANK STUEVER

Sum­mer brings more sci­en­tific proof that TV’s oceans are in­deed ris­ing with a glut of con­tent. Among other un­nat­u­ral dis­as­ters be­tween now and La­bor Day, Syfy has a D.C.-based “Shark­nado” movie (July 22) and there’s a Life­time movie about the be­hind-the-scenes drama at “Full House.” (It airs in the dog­gi­est of dog days, Aug. 22.) Want more bad news? We say good­bye to Jon Stewart on Aug. 6. Per­haps some­thing to cheer you up? More zom­bies, with AMC’s “Fear the Walk­ing Dead” spinoff se­ries still ex­pected in Au­gust (no firm date yet).

Quan­tity once again trumps qual­ity — es­pe­cially this sum­mer — but in this chrono­log­i­cal list of new se­ries, spe­cials, doc­u­men­taries and re­al­ity shows, I’ve noted a few things that might merit a glance. ( Who would have ever ex­pected a David Si­mon/Paul Hag­gis HBO minis­eries about public hous­ing?)

Although it’s my job to watch too much TV, it’s your duty to spend your pre­cious sum­mer evenings in the best way pos­si­ble — so don’t for­get the beau­ti­ful free­dom that can be found with the “off ” but­ton. En­joy.

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