Starting Monday, July 4, the largest domestic TV stations will switch completely to summer programme schedules. Some of the shows that were a fixture of the spring schedule were still catching up last week. At the same time, this summer's shows were already starting to air.
The summer broadcast is based primarily on reruns. All three major domestic TV stations will include reruns of their original series in the summer, many of them detective series. In addition, some traditional summer and holiday shows will also appear. Viewers will thus be reunited with the characters from the series Chalupáři, Malý pitaval z velkého města, Hříšní lidé Města pražského or even older Czech films and comedies.
However, the programming schemes try to stick to their genre focus even in the summer. Nova continues with two episodes of Specialisté on Monday, but unlike the main season, both episodes will be reruns. ČT1 continues with reruns of the series Případy 1. oddělení, and will offer a second season of the series after the end of the first season on Monday, July 11. Prima is rerunning its summer series Vinaři based in Moravian Pálava on Mondays and Wednesdays.
There will be several series with a detective plot this summer, both Czech and foreign. Alongside Specialisté, Nova is including its new series Šéfka on Tuesday, of which it has only aired a few episodes so far. On Sunday will come the proven series Policie Modrava and Kriminálka Anděl. They will clash with Czech films and Czech detective stories on ČT1 and also with Czech films on Prima. From Thursday, 30 June, the 1982 series Malý pitaval z velkého města will start on TV Nova.
On Friday and Saturday, Prima will rerun its series Mordparta, V.I.P. vraždy and Temný Kraj. ČT1 offers reruns of Hříšní lidé Města pražského and the detective-comedy series Poldové a nemluvně.
Non-detective series are represented by the traditional Chalupáři, alongside Vinaři, against which Czech films will appear on TV Nova. Among entertainment shows, the summer will see reruns of Souboje na talíři, Všechnopárty, 7 pádů Honzy Dědka, Show Jana Krause, Comeback and the new 2 on 1 show.
The summer months are among the weakest of the year in terms of ratings. The average daily time spent in front of the TV screen drops to about three hours a day or less.