Reality check: summer is practically over. Time to catch some serious rays and maybe even embark on that little getaway you've been pondering. Or, you know...you could just watch television. Which is so much easier. Stay in bed, is what we're saying.

Yes, it's the Golden Age of TV, meaning even in August there are a variety of things worth tuning in for. From Netflix's revival of "The Killing" to the new "Doctor Who" to Starz's "Outlander" adaptation to a pair of wildly-divergent awards shows (one of which made a splash last year thanks to Miley Cyrus's...uh, showstopping performance), here's our list of 12 August TV events you may want to put your vacation plans on hold for.

After scrolling through all our picks in the gallery below, let us know which of them you're looking forward to by voting in the poll further down the page.

HitFix Poll

Which of these August TV events are you looking forward to? (Check all that apply.)