There’s a reason the experts are calling this current era of television #PeakTV: it seems like everyone wants to get in on some of the amazing shows that are being produced these days. From twisty cop and medical dramas to out-there comedies and character studies, there’s something for everyone on the air right now.
And that means some of Hollywood’s top talent is flocking to the small screen to be a part of it all. We’re talking current stars like Chris Pine and Alec Baldwin, along with former headline-grabbers like Marcia Clark and Eva Longoria. Heck, with lineups this exciting, we kind of wish it were fall already.
13 big stars and A-listers heating up a TV screen near you
Jessica Alba and Gabrielle UnionWhat kind of project does it take for two notable female movie stars to come together on the small screen? A Bad Boys spinoff, of course. L.A.’s Finest stars the ladies as partners in the LAPD working all the toughest cases. Getty Images
Alec BaldwinApparently when this guy wasn’t busy perfecting his Donald Trump impersonations he was developing his own talk show. The Alec Baldwin Show will have the actor sitting down for some primetime conversations with some compelling personalities when it debuts. ABC
Sandra OhLuckily we don’t have to wait too long to see the one-time Grey’s Anatomy star and Canadian back on the small screen. Her new drama Killing Eve kicks off July 22 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.BBC America
Marcia ClarkShe was the woman who famously took on O.J. Simpson and lost. Now, the former defense attorney is producing a new show starring Robin Tunney called The Fix, based on a lawyer who gets a second chance to lock down the man she let get away all those years ago. Sound familiar?Getty Images
Jennifer CarpenterOh how we’ve missed the former Dexter star and her foul-mouthed antics. Luckily she’s back, this time as an ex-CIA operative who teams up with an FBI agent to track down a criminal in The Enemy Within.Bell Media
Busy PhilippsWe’ve all wondered what Michelle Williams’ real-life bestie has been up to since her days on Cougar Town and now we know: working on her own series. Busy Tonight follows the actress as she goes behind popular Instagram stories with interviews, segments and tons of great commentary. Getty Images
Nathan FillionWe love how this Canadian actor has elevated himself from a cult-fave to household staple. Catch the one-time Castle portrayer next in The Rookie, in which he plays a man following his dream of becoming an officer with the LAPD.Bell Media
Chris PineThe newest version of Captain Kirk is making a big impact on the small screen with the upcoming debut of One Day She’ll Darken, a tale that follows the story of a baby who was given away at birth and the shady characters involved in it all.Getty Images
Eva LongoriaEver since her days on Desperate Housewives we’ve been waiting to see what Longoria will do next. It turns out she's been producing a soapy, upstairs/downstairs romp revolving around characters at a Miami Beach hotel in Grand Hotel. Fingers crossed she’ll appear onscreen too. Getty Images
Scott FoleyHe went toe-to-toe with Olivia Pope for a handful of seasons on Scandal, but now he’s teaming up with The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan for Whiskey Cavalier, an hour-long dramedy named for his FBI character’s code name. Bell Media
Chris NothThe guy who made Mr. Big famous is back, but this time he’s got more at stake than a love triangle. Noth stars in Gone, a procedural drama that follows the survivor of a famous child-abduction case and the FBI agent who rescued her. Getty Images
Noah WyleWe’ve missed the former ER and Falling Skies actor. Luckily he’s back to put his own brand of star power on The Red Line, a timely and racially charged drama in which a white cop accidentally shoots and kills a black doctor. Bell Media