Summer of Television 2006

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Do you still think that summertime television is a wasteland of cut-rate reality series and tired reruns? Well, this summer's schedule will show you it's definitely time to think again. We're looking forward to a summertime romance with our TV sets, and we bet that by the time you finish reading this feature, you'll feel the same way. Plenty of old favorites will be airing new episodes this summer, and several series will be making their TV debuts! Check out some of the highlights right here.

MONDAYS

8:00 p.m.

Kyle XY (ABC Family, premieres June 26)
Kyle XY follows a mysterious boy who looks like a teenager, but otherwise appears to be a newborn. The Trager family takes him in as one of their own.

9:00 p.m.

Treasure Hunters (NBC, premieres June 19, two-hour preview June 18, 8:00 p.m.)
Treasure Hunters is an exciting new adventure quest series featuring multi-player teams that will be sent off around the globe on a search for clues leading to the location of a hidden treasure.

Hell's Kitchen (Fox, season two premieres June 12)
Spitfire chef Gordon Ramsay is back for another season of torture, humiliation, and abuse. He will somehow blend these horrors into a fertile atmosphere perfect for training America's next star chef.

Driving Force (A&E;, premieres July 17)
Racing legend John Force and his three drag-racing daughters Adria, Ashley, and Brittany take viewers on a behind the scenes look at the everyday life of the Force family. John missed out on much of the girls’ upbringing since he was out on the road in the drag racing circuit. Now John is trying to bring the family together and spends most of his time with the girls as he brings them into his profession.

Falcon Beach (ABC Family, premieres June 5, two-hour preview June 4, 8:00 p.m.)
Falcon Beach is a hot new drama that centres around a group of young adults of different social and economic backgrounds who cross paths in the lakeside resort town of Falcon Beach. It's about summer. It's about freedom. But it's also about two worlds colliding--that of the summer cottagers and that of the townies who live and work in Falcon Beach year round.

The Closer (TNT, season two premieres June 12)
Kyra Sedgwick returns for a second season as Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, a brilliant but hard-headed detective with an astonishing talent for wringing the truth out of even the most reluctant

10:00 p.m.

How to Get the Guy (ABC, premieres June 12)
How to Get the Guy is an hour-long romantic reality show following the lives of four young San Francisco women looking for love. The show comes from the producers of Queer Eye .

Gene Simmons' Family Jewels (A&E;, premieres August 7)
Welcome to the unconventional family life of KISS front man Gene Simmons. Simmons and actress Shannon Tweed have been happily unmarried for twenty years and have two children, Nick and Sophie. Gene Simmons Family Jewels reveals a side of Gene that has remained hidden until now. See the softer side of this metal manic as he balances his rock star life with his role as a dad.

Million Dollar Listing (Bravo, premieres June 12)
Million Dollar Listing take a look at the high-end real estate market in California. The show will follow two successful real estate companies, one located in Malibu and the other in Hollywood. Each episode will feature a real listing and show the hard work and competition involved in selling top properties.

Real World/Road World Challenge (MTV, season 12 premieres May 29)
MTV's ultimate hybrid reality competition brings together contestants from previous seasons of The Real World and Road Rules. The chosen few must duke it out in a no-holds-barred battle for the coveted "handsome reward!"

Saved (TNT, premieres June 12)
Saved chronicles the adventures of medical-school-dropout-turned-paramedic Wyatt Cole (Tom Everett Scott) , who finds the breakneck pace of his 24-hour shift a welcome escape from his inner demons.

10:30 p.m.

Fast Inc. (MTV, premieres June 5)
Fast Inc. follows the behind the scenes dealing of Fast Ashleys, a custom car company that specializes in tricking out vintage and muscle cars for celebrities, models, and millionaires. The team is made up of Christian, Todd and Tater who utilize their collective creativity and expertise to turn out some of the most exceptional cars. Follow the Fast Inc. team as they operate out of their headquarters on Melrose Place and their desert location in Joshua Tree turning out hot rides.

TUESDAYS

8:00 p.m.

Big Brother (CBS, season seven premieres July 11)
Big Brother, a summer reality treat from CBS, confines a disparate group of strangers in a house where they are constantly under the watchful eyes of surveillance cameras. Forced to compete in challenges, battle for Head-of-Household power, and eliminate one another, the contestants duke it out until a huge cash prize is awarded to the last remaining player. Big Brother airs several times each week.

Fear Factor (NBC, new episodes begin June 6)
Fear Factor forces its contestants to face their greatest fears in order to win the grand prize of $50,000. From disgusting gastronomic feats to death-defying stunts, each challenge shakes players to the core.

8:30 p.m.

Rodney (ABC, season two premieres May 30)
Standup comedian Rodney Carrington stars in this sitcom about a suburban dad searching for a peaceful balance between his beloved family and tedious job.

9:00 p.m.

Rock Star(CBS, season two Tuesday show premieres July 11; Wednesday show premieres July 5)
On this season's Rock Star, young singers will compete for a chance to front a brand-new supergroup featuring Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke.

Last Comic Standing (NBC, season four premieres May 30)
This nationwide talent search brings America's most talented professional and amateur comics together in a hilarious competition that results in the crowning of the unofficial funniest person in America!

Pepper Dennis (The WB, season finale airs July 4)
Pepper Dennis is a beautiful and ambitious reporter with her sights set on anchoring Chicago's top-rated evening news broadcast. Her career is her top priority, but she does have close friends--especially the station's makeup artist Kimmy and cameraman Chick, who has a secret crush on Pepper.

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (Bravo, season two premieres June 2)
Kathy Griffin exposes the evils and the downright hilarious aspects of Hollywood culture, as well as her surprisingly busy life as a D-list celebrity.

Eureka (Sci Fi, premieres July 18)
The sleepy Pacific Northwest town of Eureka is hiding a mysterious secret. The government has been relocating the world’s geniuses and their families to this rustic town for years where innovation and chaos have lived hand in hand--until US Marshall Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson) stumbles upon this odd town after wrecking his car and becoming stranded there.

9:30 p.m.

Less Than Perfect (ABC, season four premieres May 30)
Sara Rue stars as Claudia Casey, an enthusiastic assistant who loves her job working for GNB Network news anchor Will Butler, played by Eric Roberts.

Hi-Jinks (Nick at Nite, season two premieres July 11)
This hidden-camera show enlists Hollywood celebrities to help average parents play crazy and hilarious pranks on their children.

10:00 p.m.

Tuesday Night Book Club (CBS, premieres June 13)
Tuesday Night Book Club follows the lives of a group of real suburban housewives who meet each Tuesday night to dish on everything in their lives from sex to spouses and more.

Queer Eye (Bravo, season four premieres June 6)
The "Fab Five" are at it again in a fourth season of manly make-over shenanigans. Watch them transform a parade of hapless straight guys into paragons of style and taste.

Work Out (Bravo, premieres July 25)
Work Out is Bravo’s newest docu-drama following the personal and professional life of Jackie Warner, personal trainer to the stars and owner of Sky Sport and Spa in Beverly Hills.

The Contender (ESPN, season two premieres July 18, preview July 12 9:00 p.m.)
The Contender follows 16 aspiring boxers from training camp through an evolving series of ring challenges and boxing matches over the course of 16 episodes. Ultimately, just one contestant will remain standing--and that tough and talented young man will receive an immense cash prize.

Rescue Me (FX, season three premieres May 30)
From the creators and executive producers of The Job comes Rescue Me, a dramedy that centers on the inner workings of Engine 62, a New York City firehouse, and the personal and emotional battles of its members in a post-9/11 world.

The Real World (MTV, season 17 premiered February 21, new episodes continue) Reality's warhorse is at it again--this time following the drunken exploits and emotional meltdowns of seven strangers living together in the sunny paradise of Key West.

The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency (Oxygen, premieres June 6)
Self-proclaimed “World’s First Supermodel” Janice Dickinson launches her own modeling agency and Oxygen is there to chronicle it all.

10:30 p.m.

Blowin' Up (MTV, premieres May 16)
Blowin’ Up follows comedic prankster Jamie Kennedy and his friend Stu Stone as they try to break into the music industry as legit rap stars again the better judgment of Jamie’s manager and parents. Tune in to see if the duo can crash their way into the rap world and be taken seriously.

WEDNESDAYS

8:00 p.m.

Gameshow Marathon (CBS, Wednesday episodes begin May 31)
Ricki Lake hosts this elimination-style tournament in which seven celebrities compete in one classic game show after another until just one lucky winner is left standing.

Rock Star (CBS, season two Wednesday show premieres July 5)
On this season's Rock Star, young singers will compete for a chance to front a brand-new supergroup featuring Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke.

Blue Collar TV (The WB, new episodes begin May 31)
Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy are at it again in this hilarious show based on their incredibly successful Blue Collar Comedy Tour and subsequent film, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie.

9:00 p.m.

America's Got Talent (NBC, performance episodes premiere June 21)
Simon Cowell and NBC are scouring the country in search of the most talented person in America. Regis Philbin is the host; David Hasselhoff and Brandy Norwood are judges.

So You Think You Can Dance (Fox, season two Wednesday episodes premiere May 31)
Similar in premise to American Idol, this reality competition is out to discover the nation's newest star dancer.

Inked (A&E;, season two premieres May 31)
Inked gives fans a real-life look at the inside world of Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company, one of Las Vegas’ hottest tattoo parlors located inside the Palms Casino Resort. Each week we follow founder and freestyle motocross champ Carey Hart as he manages his staff and caters to his celebrity clientele.

Celebrity Poker Showdown (Bravo, season eight premieres May 31)
Celebrity Poker Showdown features five celebrities competing against each other for a piece of the $250,000 prize pool in a game of No Limit Texas Hold'em poker for the charity of their choice.

Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (TNT, premieres July 12)
TNT has pulled together an all-star cast for this new anthology series consisting of eight one-hour episodes adapted from Stephen King’s short stories.

10:00 p.m.

Commander in Chief (ABC, new episodes begin May 31)
Commander in Chief, which tells the story of America's first female president, returns from hiatus to finish out its stellar first season. The show won't be returning, so get it while you can!

Criss Angel: Mindfreak (A&E;, season two premieres May 31)
Criss Angel is on a quest to bring magic into our lives through extreme entertainment that he calls "mindfreak." He believes today's magicians are for the most part archaic and out of touch with society--but he's ready to change that standard with his modern and unbelievable feats.

30 Days (FX, season two premieres July 12)
Academy Award nominee Morgan Spurlock is the host of 30 Days, a new series inspired by his hit movie Super Size Me. Morgan will show viewers what happens when people are forced to spend 30 days living in one another's shoes.

The Hills (MTV, premieres May 31)
The Hills follows Laguna Beach's Lauren "LC" Conrad as she moves to Los Angeles to attend college at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Upon her arrival in L.A., LC gets a job as an intern at the popular magazine Teen Vogue. The show focuses on the challenges LC faces while she is trying to juggle work, school, and relationships.

Blade: The Series (Spike TV, premieres June 28)
This weekly television series, based on the Blade film franchise, follows the character of dhampir Blade, half human and human vampire, who is on a mission to destroy the hidden vampire society.

10:30 p.m.

Dog Bites Man (Comedy Central, premieres June 7)
Dog Bites Man is a wacky new part improvisational comedy that follows the antics of a fictional news team as they interact with real people in a man-on-the-street documentary style.

Cheyenne (MTV, premieres May 31)
This reality show follows the adventures of Cheyenne Kimball, a teenaged music prodigy on the fast track to rock superstardom. Cheyenne's leaving her small-town life behind for a shot at the big time, and now her fans can be there for every step she takes in this crucial journey.

THURSDAYS

8:00 p.m.

Master of Champions (ABC, premieres June 22)
Master of Champions is a unique competition series in which six players with amazing and extreme talents face off against each other in a one-hour battle. Each week features a new set of contestants with a new set of skills. The show will feature challenges such as International House of Helicopters, Human Fireworks, Interpretive Pizza Tossing, and the Extreme Unicycle Obstacle Course. The judges whittle the six down to three finalists who will compete in front of a live studio audience for the final prize--the title of Master of Champions.

Gameshow Marathon (CBS, Thursday episodes begin June 1)
Ricki Lake hosts this elimination-style tournament in which seven celebrities compete in one classic game show after another until just one lucky winner is left standing.

Big Brother (CBS, season seven premieres July 6)
Big Brother, a summer reality treat from CBS, confines a disparate group of strangers in a house where they are constantly under the watchful eyes of surveillance cameras. Forced to compete in challenges, battle for Head-of-Household power, and eliminate one another, the contestants duke it out until a huge cash prize is awarded to the last remaining player. Big Brother airs several times each week.

America's Got Talent (NBC, results episodes premiere July 13)
Simon Cowell and NBC are scouring the country in search of the most talented person in America. Regis Philbin is the host; David Hasselhoff and Brandy Norwood are judges.

9:00 p.m.

So You Think You Can Dance (Fox, season two Thursday episodes premiere June 1)
Similar in premise to American Idol, this reality competition is out to discover the nation's newest star dancer.

Pimp My Ride (MTV, season three premieres June 15)
Xzibit and the good people at West Coast Customs make people's cars go from dirt to pimped in this 30 minute series.

Who Wants to Be a Superhero? (Sci Fi, premieres July 27)
This new reality competition features average Americans who are given the chance to pitch their superhero ideas to a panel of celebrity judges, each of whom has at least one superhero role under his or her belt. The winner will receive a chance to have his or her idea developed by comic pioneer Stan Lee into a possible comic book or television show.

10:00 p.m.

Windfall (NBC, premieres June 8)
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to become a millionaire overnight? A group of 20 friends and acquaintances is about to find that out as they win $386 million in lottery on NBC's hot summer drama, Windfall.

The Showbiz Show (Comedy Central, season two premieres May 11)
Television and movie funnyman David Spade hosts The Showbiz Show, which cuts past the glitz of Tinsletown and gets to the heart of the industry. David Spade’s irreverent brand of comedy puts a fresh spin on entertainment journalism, featuring interviews with guest stars and comedian correspondents.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX, season two premieres June 29)
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia revolves around four friends who run a bar in the City of Brotherly Love and have to overcome their relentless self-involvement to make their friendship and business work.

Making the Band (MTV, season nine premieres June 15)
The latest season of Making the Band follows the five girls chosen by Sean "Diddy" Combs to make up an all-new pop group. These talented young women are now living together in a luxe SoHo loft, facing the challenge of recording their first album and preparing for a nationwide tour.

The Ultimate Fighter (Spike TV, season three premieres April 6)
Sixteen young men with broad talents in the field of martial arts come together in Las Vegas, where they will undergo rigorous training and brutal competitions in this search for the world's next Ultimate Fighter.

The Dudesons (Spike TV, premieres July 6)
Spike TV is bringing Finland’s version of Jackass to the states. The Dudesons follows four friends as they dare each other to perform stupid stunts and crazy antics in the Arctic Circle.

10:30 p.m.

Run's House (MTV, season two premieres June 15)
Former Run-DMC member turned reverend Joseph Simmons (Rev Run) stars with his wife and kids in this reality show that chronicles the adventures of this decidedly unconventional family.

Raising the Roofs (Spike TV, premieres July 6)
This is an unscripted comedy series that stars Michael Roof, Jr., and his back-country family as themselves. Michael hails from a tiny town in Florida, but left that life far behind to seek his fame and fortune in Hollywood. Or at least he thought he left it behind--until his dad and uncle show up for an extended visit, pet pig and all. Will these small-town men make it in the big city? And will Michael's sanity--and career--withstand the presence of his family?

FRIDAYS

8:00 p.m.

Dateline NBC (NBC, new episodes airing all summer)
This multi-night franchise includes frequent specials, documentaries, and multi-episode features offering in-depth coverage of current news events.

WWE Friday Night SmackDown! (UPN, new episodes airing all summer)
Wrestling fans can rejoice, for SmackDown! will dominate your Friday nights all summer long. Watch as your favorite professional wrestlers beat the living daylights out of each other over and over again!

9:00 p.m.

Stargate SG-1 (Sci Fi, season ten premieres July 14)
This sequel to the 1994 movie Stargate chronicles the further adventures of SGC (Stargate Command). It turned out that the Goa'uld Ra was only one of many alien System Lords who used the Stargates to conquer much of the universe. When Earth uncovers a working cartouche to decipher the coding system of Earth's stargate, the SGC gains the ability to travel anywhere.

Monk (USA, season five premieres July 7)
Former police detective Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub), whose photographic memory and amazing ability to piece together tiny clues made him a local legend, has suffered from intensified obsessive-compulsive disorder and a variety of phobias since the unsolved murder of his wife, Trudy, in 1997. Now on psychiatric leave from the San Francisco Police Department and working as a freelance detective/ consultant on difficult cases, Monk hopes to convince his former boss, Captain Leland Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine), to allow him to return to the force.

10:00 p.m.

20/20 (ABC, new episodes airing all summer)
20/20, one of the most important and long-running newsmagazine series, covers everything from light-hearted human interest stories to investigative reports on fraud and wrongdoing in the corporate, medical, educational, and governmental worlds.

Stargate Atlantis (Sci Fi, season three premieres July 14)
This spin-off of the original Stargate SG-1 series follows a small group of scientists who have discovered the lost city of Atlantis...which is actually not located on Earth, but in a far-off galaxy known as Pegasus. Dr. Elizabeth Weir and her team are on a one-way journey to Pegasus in search of the secrets of Atlantis--without which they have no hope of returning home.

Psych (USA, premieres July 7)
Psych follows Shawn Spencer (James Roday), who has developed a keen eye for detail after being instructed by his police officer father to note even the most minute details of his surroundings. After Shawn calls in a tip on a crime to the police, he is accused of having committing the crime himself. To try to clear his name, Shawn convinces the police that he is a psychic and he begins solving cases for the police force.

SATURDAYS

12:00 p.m.

Celebrity Deathmatch (MTV2, season five premieres June 10)
Sport and event coverage re-defined! Today's hottest celebrities are pitted against each other in no-holds-barred Claymation fantasy fights complete with pre- and post-battle activities, one-on-one interviews, press conferences and behind-the-scenes locker room moments that parody the worlds of film, television, music and politics.

12:30 p.m.

Where My Dogs At? (MTV2, premieres June 10)
MTV 2’s latest animated comedy, Where My Dogs At?, follows two stray dogs, Buddy and Woof, (voiced by Jeffery Ross and Tracy Morgan) as they navigate the mean streets of Hollywood. This great new show is rift with spoofs of some of Hollywood’s most mockable A-listers.

1:00 p.m.

The Adventures of Chico & Guapo (MTV2, premieres June 10)
The Adventures of Chico & Guapo is a Beavis & Butt-Head-esque animated series that follows the misadventures of two interns trying to get ahead in the music business.

8:00 p.m.

Dateline NBC (NBC, new episodes airing all summer)
This multi-night franchise includes frequent specials, documentaries, and multi-episode features offering in-depth coverage of current news events.

COPS (Fox, new episodes airing all summer)
Called the original reality show, COPS hit the airwaves in 1989, putting camera crews in police cars all across the United States. Adopting the Cinema Verité style of documentary filming, COPS uses no narration, depending completely on the police officers and the footage shot as it happens to tell the story.

Carpocalypse (Spike TV, season two premieres June 3)
Carpocalypse brings bizarre racing events such as automotive soccer, a school bus figure-eight race, blindfolded trailer racing and more directly to your living room.

9:00 p.m.

Big Brother (CBS, season seven premieres July 15)
Big Brother, a summer reality treat from CBS, confines a disparate group of strangers in a house where they are constantly under the watchful eyes of surveillance cameras. Forced to compete in challenges, battle for Head-of-Household power, and eliminate one another, the contestants duke it out until a huge cash prize is awarded to the last remaining player. Big Brother airs several times each week.

America's Most Wanted (Fox, new episodes airing all summer)
Since February 7, 1988, America's Most Wanted has captured hundreds of dangerous criminals, and returned many missing children to their homes. This summer, AMW and its viewers will continue their crusade against crime in our nation.

10:00 p.m.

48 Hours Mystery (CBS, new episodes airing all summer)
This one-hour investigative report series investigates plenty of fascinating unsolved crimes.

Hustle (AMC, season three premieres July 1)
An action-packed blend of humour and intrigue, Hustle follows the fortunes of a gang of five expert con-artists let loose on the streets of London.

SUNDAYS

7:00 p.m.

60 Minutes (CBS, new episodes airing all summer)
This popular newsmagazine provides hard hitting investigations, interviews, and features, all focusing on current events and newsworthy people.

Dateline NBC (NBC, new episodes airing all summer)
This multi-night franchise includes frequent specials, documentaries, and multi-episode features offering in-depth coverage of current news events.

9:00 p.m.

Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo, season 12 premieres May 7)
For over eight years and more than 100 episodes, James Lipton has sat down with some of the world's most accomplished actors and directors for penetrating, fascinating interviews. Lipton's studious research and enlightened curiosity has inspired his guests to open up and confess their deepest thoughts about the art of acting.

Chappelle's Show (Comedy Central, season three premieres July 9)
Here they are! The "lost episodes" of comedy hit Chappelle's Show, featuring not-crazy comic Dave Chappelle and his hysterical assortment of skits, sketches, and parodies guaranteed to make you laugh yourself out of the country!

Deadwood (HBO, season three premieres June 11)
It's time to return to Deadwood, the American frontier town loaded with outlaws, prostitutes, gunslingers, cowboys, racketeers, and assorted other unsavory types. Real and imagined characters combine to create a historical tale free of stuffiness and gloss, sure to engage any viewer in a matter of moments.

The 4400 (USA, season three premieres June 11)
4,400 humans were abducted from Earth, only to be returned without a single memory of their time away from home. Some were gone for many years, but none have aged a day. And all of them have been changed in ways beyond our comprehension.

My Fair Brady (VH1, season two premieres May 28)
What happens when America's Top Model meets The Brady Bunch via The Surreal Life? According to Christopher Knight and Adrianne Curry, the answer is nothin' but love. Follow this May-December pair as they prepare for their upcoming wedding in the second season of My Fair Brady.

9:30 p.m.

Hogan Knows Best (VH1, season two premieres March 19)
Return to the happy home of Hulk Hogan for another season of this hysterical reality show, which shows us all what happens when the Hulkster drops his in-the-ring persona and reveals his life as a family man.

10:00 p.m.

Three Moons Over Milford (ABC Family, premieres July 23)
The residents of sleepy little Milford, Vermont, don't give a darn about the future--because a comet is hurtling toward Earth and could destroy their world at any moment.

Mind of Mencia (Comedy Central, season two premieres July 9)
Famed comic Carlos Mencia offers you a glimpse into his warped and hilarious mind with this sketch comedy show, featuring everything from carefully crafted studio bits to unpredictable on-the-street skits.

The Simple Life (E!, season four premieres June 4)
Although you probably won't catch them in the same room ever again, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie join forces once more for a fourth season of their hit reality series, The Simple Life. This time, the girls face off to see who can do a better job as a member of a working-class family.

Entourage (HBO, season three premieres June 11)
Vince Chase is a sexy young actor whose career is on the rise. To share the fun of the ride and keep him grounded, Vince looks to Eric, Drama and Turtle, his childhood buddies from Queens. Together, they'll navigate the highs and lows of Hollywood's fast lane, where the stakes are higher, and the money and temptations greater, than ever before.

Angela's Eyes (Lifetime, premieres July 16)
This hour-long drama follows Angela Clinton, a young FBI agent in her twenties who is blessed with the ability to almost instantly detect whether someone is telling the truth. Angela's painful past spurs her to perfect this talent, for when she was 14 years old, she discovered that her parents were actually spies--and they are now serving long prison sentences for the crime of treason. Can Angela redeem her family, help her troubled younger brother, and keep her own life and career in order?

Huff (Showtime, season two premieres April 2)
Dr. Craig "Huff" Huffstodt (Hank Azaria), the successful psychiatrist whose existence is shaken to the core when a young patient commits suicide in his office, is back for a second season. This darkly funny drama follows the bumpy road Huff and his loved ones ride as they attempt to patch their family back together and deal with life's endless parade of tragedy and humor.

Brotherhood (Showtime, premieres July 9)
Brotherhood follows the lives of two brothers in the Providence, Rhode Island Irish-American neighborhood known as “The Hill”--a blue-collar area deeply rooted in old-world ways of street justice and shady dealings.

The Dead Zone (USA, season four premieres June 18)
Johnny Smith's life was almost perfect until he was involved in a terrible car crash that left him in a deep coma for six years. When he finally wakes up, Johnny finds that everything has changed. The woman he loves has married another man, his mother has died, and Johnny himself has been altered in an unbelievable way: he now possesses psychic powers that, of course, prove to be both a blessing and a curse.

Supergroup (VH1, premieres May 21)
Hard rock is in a sorry state these days, and VH1 has decided to address this crucial problem with SuperGroup, a new reality show focused on saving the power chord. Ted Nugent, Scott Ian, Sebastian Bach, Evan Seinfeld and Jason Bonham have been recruited to conduct the "ultimate musical experiment," in which they will be guided by legendary rock manager Doc McGhee. Will this ragtag group of rockers save the future of music, or will their hard-partying ways and heavy-duty personalities cause this band to collapse before hitting the big time?

Bridezillas (WE, season three premieres June 11)
"Who among us has not met a Bridezilla?" This reality series from WE takes us inside the hectic wedding preparations of brides-to-be who are determined to have the perfect wedding--no matter how many tantrums they must throw to acheive that dream.

10:30 p.m.

Reno 911! (Comedy Central, season four premieres July 9)
The makers of The State and Viva Variety! bring you another hilarious unscripted comedy series, this time chronicling the misadventures of the Washoe County Sheriff's Department.

Lucky Louie (HBO, premieres June 11)
Emmy-winning writer-producer Louis C.K. wrote and stars in Lucky Louie, a new comedy focused on a middle-class couple struggling to raise their child and keep peace in their household.

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