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The summer TV season is here, which means the debut of a slate of new series as well as the much anticipated return of some favorites. Between shows about the birth of a new superhero team to the exploration of how crack cocaine changed Los Angeles, there are plenty of programming options on network TV, premium cable channels and various streaming services to keep viewers busy all season. Here is a look at some shows to keep an eye out for this summer.

Jim Carrey mines real memories for new TV series, like waking up to 'a girl with no pants on making bacon'

Timing is everything in comedy, and it’s equally crucial for “I’m Dying Up Here,” which chronicles how, when and where modern stand-up comedy was born, with guidance from some real-life regulars at the Comedy Store like Jim Carrey.

“Nowhere else you could go where you would see Richard Pryor and Robin Williams and Eddie Murphy and everybody who’s anybody showing up and baring their soul. It was phenomenal,” says Carrey, who also serves as an executive producer on the series debuting June 4.

One detail in the series — two struggling comics (Clark Duke and Michael Angarano) arrive from Boston and wind up living in a closet — was mined from Carrey’s move here as a rising star in Toronto but a nobody in L.A.

The first time I rented my new closet I woke up the following morning and found a girl with no pants on making bacon.

Jim Carrey
The cast of "I'm Dying Up Here." (Patrick Ecclesine / Showtime)
The cast of "I'm Dying Up Here." (Patrick Ecclesine / Showtime)

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