The Summer 2012 TV Schedule: Your Everything Guide

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Ah, summer. You may think there's nothing on TV, you may think it's a great time to go explore the "outdoors" or "get some sun" or "see what grass looks like," but summer TV is a stealthy beach beast. Network TV might be sleeping off its regular-season hangover, but cable's preparing its keggerators for a summer rager, complete with brand new series and season premieres. We've combed through this summer's schedule, organized it into a structured list, and are presenting it now so you'll be ready for all the new TV that this summer has to offer. Your couch thanks us.

(Note: This should be used as a general guide. Schedules are subject to change, and they probably will.)


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SUNDAY



8PM


Leverage.

Secret Millionaire (ABC)

Season 3 premieres 6/3 at 8pm

Leverage (TNT)

Season 5 premieres 7/15 at 8pm



9PM


New CBS dating series 3.

Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (ABC)

Season 2 premieres 6/3 at 9pm

The Glades (A & E)

Season 3 premieres 6/3 at 9pm

Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)

Season 4 premieres 6/3 at 9pm

True Blood (HBO)

Season 5 premieres 6/10 at 9pm

Falling Skies (TNT)

Season 2 premieres 6/17 at 9pm

3 (CBS)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 7/22 at 9pm
This reality show follows three single women, all at different stages in their lives, as they search for love—and support each other along the way. Aww.

Hell On Wheels (AMC)

Season 2 premieres 8/12 at 9pm



10PM


Get ready: Price is gonna be photo-recapping Teen Wolf this year.

Longmire (A & E)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 6/3 at 10pm
A little bit country, a little bit cop-drama, Longmire is about a charmingly dedicated sheriff in small-town Wyoming who's secretly struggling through the pain of his late wife's death.

Teen Wolf (MTV)

Season 2 premieres 6/3 at 11pm after the MTV Movie Awards
TWO-PART PREMIERE! Part 2 will air on June 4 at 10pm and the rest of the season will continue to air on Monday nights.

Our America With Lisa Ling (OWN)

Season 2 returns 6/10 at 10pm

The Newsroom (HBO)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 6/24 at 10pm
Straight from the brain of Aaron Sorkin, this series centers on a cable news team and their anchor (Jeff Daniels) as they all struggle to achieve higher ratings, better broadcasts, and team congruity on a daily basis.

The Great Escape (TNT)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 6/24 at 10pm
TNT tackles competitive reality with a series that follows three teams, each fighting for the grand cash prize by participating in larger-than-life challenges most of us only get to see in the movies.

Weeds (Showtime)

Season 8 premieres 7/1 at 10pm

Episodes (Showtime)

Season 2 premieres 7/1 at 10:30pm

Web Therapy (Showtime)

Season 2 premieres 7/1 at 11pm

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Season 5 premieres 7/15 at 10pm

Small Town Security (AMC)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 7/15 at 11pm
Centering on a hole-in-the-wall security company, this series hones in on the socially awkward team that keeps the books and business alive, and manages to like each other a whole lot, too.

Married to Jonas (E!)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 7/19 at 10pm
Is this like Newlyweds with Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson 2.0? Why yes it is, folks! Only this time we get to follow Kevin Jonas and his wife Danielle as they balance love and boy-bands.

Political Animals (USA)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 7/15 at 10pm
Sigourney Weaver stars as the secretary of state in this six-episode miniseries from USA network.

Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1 (Adult Swim)

Season 9 premieres 6/24 at 11:45pm


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What will YOU be watching this summer? Share your personal viewing schedule in the comments!


Ah, summer. You may think there's nothing on TV, you may think it's a great time to go explore the "outdoors" or "get some sun" or "see what grass looks like," but summer TV is a stealthy beach beast. Network TV might be sleeping off its regular-season hangover, but cable's preparing its keggerators for a summer rager, complete with brand new series and season premieres. We've combed through this summer's schedule, organized it into a structured list, and are presenting it now so you'll be ready for all the new TV that this summer has to offer. Your couch thanks us.

(Note: This should be used as a general guide. Schedules are subject to change, and they probably will.)


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MONDAY



8PM


Not gonna lie: We love us some Bachelor Pad.

The Bachelorette (ABC)

Season 8 premieres 5/14 at 8pm

America's Got Talent, Part 1 (NBC)

Season 7 premieres 5/14 at 8pm
Part 2 will air on Tuesdays beginning 5/15 at 9pm

Hell's Kitchen (FOX)

Season 10 premieres 6/4 at 8pm
TWO-PART PREMIERE! Part 2 will air on June 5 at 8pm.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family)

Season 5 premieres 6/11 at 8pm

Tia & Tamera (Style)

Season 2 premieres 6/11 at 8pm

Bachelor Pad (ABC)

Season 3 premieres 7/23 at 8pm



9PM


New ABC Family series Bunheads.

MasterChef (Fox)

Season 3 premieres 6/4 at 9pm
TWO-PART PREMIERE! Part 2 will air on June 5 at 9pm.

Bunheads (ABC Family)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 6/11 at 9pm
A Vegas-showgirl-turned-small-town-dance-instructor develops a bond with four ballet students who each struggle through growing pains and ballet aspirations in their own unique ways. If you've got two X chromosomes and a penchant for dance, this might be your new summer slow jam.

The Closer (TNT)

Season 7 returns 7/9 at 9pm

Warehouse 13 (SyFy)

Season 4 premieres 7/23 at 9pm



10PM

Push Girls (Sundance)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 6/4 at 10pm
Just because they're in wheelchairs doesn't make them any less female, that's for sure. Push Girls follows four spirited—and, might we add, attractive—women as they chase their ambitions undeterred by their paralysis.

The Glass House (ABC)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 6/18 at 10pm
Watch out, Big Brother, this reality show is out to challenge your hold on summer's most voyeuristic audience. Basically, this new series is Big Brother, but with a twist: In this version, the viewers get to call the shots with regard to who goes home.

Opening Act (E!)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 7/9 at 10pm
From the creators of American Idol, this new series follows YouTube hopefuls who've been plucked from the internet and unknowingly chosen by musical celebrities (Rod Stewart and Nicki Minaj, to name a couple) to perform as their opening acts on tour.

Perception (TNT)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 7/9 at 10pm
Eric McCormack is back... as an eccentric, schizophrenic neuroscience professor who's enlisted by the FBI to solve eccentric, schizophrenic cases! Or, just the tough cases, we're not sure. Either way, let's just say it's A Beautiful Mind meets hardcore crime. And it sounds pretty good!

Alphas (SyFy)

Season 2 premieres 7/23 at 10pm

Major Crimes (TNT)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 8/13 at 10pm, but moves to its regular timeslot on 8/20 at 9pm
This spin-off of The Closer will feature at least six characters from the original Closer cast, and follows Captain Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) as she sets out to make her new team play by her rules.


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What will YOU be watching this summer? Share your personal viewing schedule in the comments!


Ah, summer. You may think there's nothing on TV, you may think it's a great time to go explore the "outdoors" or "get some sun" or "see what grass looks like," but summer TV is a stealthy beach beast. Network TV might be sleeping off its regular-season hangover, but cable's preparing its keggerators for a summer rager, complete with brand new series and season premieres. We've combed through this summer's schedule, organized it into a structured list, and are presenting it now so you'll be ready for all the new TV that this summer has to offer. Your couch thanks us.

(Note: This should be used as a general guide. Schedules are subject to change, and they probably will.)


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TUESDAY



8PM


The Catalina is certain to be trashy as hell. Whether it's addictively trashy or depressingly trashy remains to be seen.

The Catalina (The CW)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 5/29 at 8pm
Somewhere in the great United States of America (coughMiami) there is a hotel called The Catalina. It's a hub for young hard-partiers who love their booze as much as they love their blackouts—and those are just the guests. The staff is certifiably nutso, too, but it wouldn't be a worthwhile reality show if they weren't.

Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)

Season 3 premieres 6/5 at 8pm



9PM


Bomerrrrrrrrrrr! (Can you tell we're excited about White Collar's return?)

America's Got Talent, Part 2 (NBC)

Season 7's weekly Part 2 premieres 5/15 at 9pm
Part 1 will air on Mondays at 8pm

Jane By Design (ABC Family)

Season 1 returns 6/5 at 9pm

Rizzoli & Isles (TNT)

Season 3 premieres 6/5 at 9pm

Barter Kings (A & E)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 6/12 at 9pm
Bartering: to trade goods without the use of cash. Many of us thought this was a lost art, but apparently there are people out there who still practice it—so obviously they need their own reality show!

Trust Us With Your Life (ABC)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 7/10 at 9pm
Fred Willard hosts this new improv comedy series featuring Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, and Jonathan Mangum. It's like Who's Line Is It Anyway with a host who's actually funny! (Sorry, Drew).

White Collar (USA)

Season 4 premieres 7/10 at 9pm

Big Brother (CBS)

Season 14 premieres 7/12 at 9pm



10PM


New ABC series Final Witness.

Franklin & Bash (TNT)

Season 2 premieres 6/5 at 10pm

Craft Wars (TLC)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 6/26 at 10pm
Tori Spelling hosts this new reality competition series where three crafting aficionados go head-to-head each episode to prove their Martha Stewart-like abilities.

Final Witness (ABC)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 7/10 at 10pm
Half documentary, half drama, this crime series retells the stories of some of America's most disturbing murder cases from the victim's point-of-view.

Covert Affairs (USA)

Season 3 premieres 7/10 at 10pm


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What will YOU be watching this summer? Share your personal viewing schedule in the comments!


Ah, summer. You may think there's nothing on TV, you may think it's a great time to go explore the "outdoors" or "get some sun" or "see what grass looks like," but summer TV is a stealthy beach beast. Network TV might be sleeping off its regular-season hangover, but cable's preparing its keggerators for a summer rager, complete with brand new series and season premieres. We've combed through this summer's schedule, organized it into a structured list, and are presenting it now so you'll be ready for all the new TV that this summer has to offer. Your couch thanks us.

(Note: This should be used as a general guide. Schedules are subject to change, and they probably will.)


SUN MON TUES WED THUR FRI/SAT



WEDNESDAY



8PM


ABC Family's Baby Daddy could turn out to be a younger version of Raising Hope.

So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)

After the two-hour Season 9 premiere on 5/24, it moves to its regular Wednesday timeslot 5/30 at 8pm.

Dogs in the City (CBS)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 5/30 at 8pm
Think Cesar Milan meets the mean streets of New York City. Justin Silver sets out to teach urban-dwellers how to take control of their pets—and subsequently, their lives.

Melissa & Joey (ABC Family)

Season 2 premieres 5/30 at 8pm

Baby Daddy (ABC Family)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 6/20 at 8:30pm
Picture this: Young Ben gets a girl pregnant, but has no idea until she drops the baby on his doorstep and runs. What does he do? He decides to raise it, of course! But not without the help of his mom, brother, best friend, and the adorable girl next door.



9PM


The Ewings (and their earworm of a theme song) return to TV when TNT launches its Dallas reboot in June.

Royal Pains (USA)

Season 4 premieres 6/6 at 9pm

Dallas (TNT)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 6/13 at 9pm
This remake of the hit 1978 series follows a wealthy oil and cattle-ranching family that just loooves themselves some Southern drama.

Beverly Hills Nannies (ABC Family)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 7/11 at 9pm
Ever wonder what it's like to be a nanny for the rich and fabulous? Wonder no longer—this new reality series is about exactly that.

The Franchise (Showtime)

Season 2 premieres 7/11 at 9pm
This season will feature the Miami Marlins.



10PM


New BBC America series Inside Men.

Necessary Roughness (USA)

Season 2 premieres 6/6 at 10pm

Inside Men (BBC America)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 6/20 at 10pm
This BBC drama features three employees of a security company who attempt to use their expert knowledge to pull off a multi-million dollar heist. The story is told from each character's point-of-view, too!

Futurama (Comedy Central)

Season 7 premieres 6/20 at 10pm

The Soul Man (TV Land)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 6/20 at 10pm
In this Hot In Cleveland spin-off, Cedric the Entertainer is a R&B-star-turned-reverend; named Boyce "The Voice" Ballentine. Watch as he attempts to "stay faithful."

The Exes (TV Land)

Season 2 premieres 6/20 at 10:30pm

Damages (DirecTV)

Season 5 premieres 7/11 at 10pm


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What will YOU be watching this summer? Share your personal viewing schedule in the comments!


Ah, summer. You may think there's nothing on TV, you may think it's a great time to go explore the "outdoors" or "get some sun" or "see what grass looks like," but summer TV is a stealthy beach beast. Network TV might be sleeping off its regular-season hangover, but cable's preparing its keggerators for a summer rager, complete with brand new series and season premieres. We've combed through this summer's schedule, organized it into a structured list, and are presenting it now so you'll be ready for all the new TV that this summer has to offer. Your couch thanks us.

(Note: This should be used as a general guide. Schedules are subject to change, and they probably will.)


SUN MON TUES WED THUR FRI/SAT



THURSDAY



8PM


Jenny McCarthy and her new face will host Love in the Wild this season.

Duets (ABC)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 5/24 at 8pm.
ABC takes a shot at its own competition reality show that relies on vocal prowess—in teams of two. Contestants will battle it out in pairs to prove their melodious reign and skills at harmonizing. Who will be America's best(s)?

So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)

TWO-HOUR PREMIERE! Season 9 premieres 5/24 at 8pm.
It then moves to its regular Wednesday night timeslot 5/30 at 8pm

Breaking Pointe (The CW)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 5/31 at 8pm.
This ain't no Bunheads teenage dramedy. The CW takes a very real look at the cut-throat ballet industry and the athletes inside it whose hunger for perfection will make or break their success on stage.

Love in the Wild (NBC)

TWO-HOUR PREMIERE! Season 2 premieres 6/7 at 8pm



9PM


Charlie Sheen makes his big return in June, with FX's Anger Management.

The Choice (Fox)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 6/7 at 9pm
This is a dating show, but wait for it... the contestants are celebrities! Finally, we get to witness the likes of Pauly D, Rob Kardashian, and Joe Jonas as they attempt to avoid awkward first-date silences—wow, they really are just like us! Also this show rips off the spinning chairs from The Voice, if you're... into that sort of thing?

Burn Notice (USA)

Season 6 premieres 6/14 at 9pm

Wipeout (ABC)

Season 5 premieres 6/28 at 9pm

Anger Management (FX)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 6/28 at 9pm
Charlie Sheen has returned to scripted television. Need we say more? Okay, he also plays a THERAPIST who specializes in anger management. What's the word for "opposite of typecast?"



10PM


Beautiful men in beautiful apparel on USA? We are so in for Suits.

Rookie Blue (ABC)

Season 3 premieres 5/24 at 10pm

Saving Hope (NBC)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 6/7 at 10pm
It's another doctor drama! But it stars Smallville's Erica Durance and The Vampire Diaries's Daniel Gillies, so it's got at least something going for it.

Suits (USA)

Season 2 premieres 6/14 at 10pm

Snooki & JWoww (MTV)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 6/21 at 10pm
Because what would we ever do without these two on television? We'd probably go outside, that's what! Snooki and JWoww are leaving their Jersey Shore nest and moving in together to party harr—I mean—to be adults and not get wasted every night for the sake of Snooki's unborn child, we hope.

Wilfred (FX)

Season 2 premieres 6/28 at 10pm

Louie (FX)

Season 3 premieres 6/28 at 10:30pm

Awkward. (MTV)

Season 2 premieres 6/28 at 10:30pm

Brand X with Russell Brand (FX)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 6/28 at 11pm
Hey! We haven't gotten enough of this guy! Let's give the ol' bloke a show! FX is calling it a late-night talk show, but it's more like an episodic comedy special featuring Mr. Brand. Fun times!

The Real L Word (Showtime)

Season 3 premieres 7/12 at 10pm


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What will YOU be watching this summer? Share your personal viewing schedule in the comments!


Ah, summer. You may think there's nothing on TV, you may think it's a great time to go explore the "outdoors" or "get some sun" or "see what grass looks like," but summer TV is a stealthy beach beast. Network TV might be sleeping off its regular-season hangover, but cable's preparing its keggerators for a summer rager, complete with brand new series and season premieres. We've combed through this summer's schedule, organized it into a structured list, and are presenting it now so you'll be ready for all the new TV that this summer has to offer. Your couch thanks us.

(Note: This should be used as a general guide. Schedules are subject to change, and they probably will.)


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FRIDAY



10PM

Kurt Braunohler of IFC's Bunk.

Common Law (USA)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 5/11 at 10pm
This one is about an odd-couple cop-duo who have to man up and deal with their differences in order to keep the jobs they love.

Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 6/8 at 10pm
What was once just a lowly podcast (just kidding it was actually super popular) has morphed into a late-night talk show. Combining celebrity couch-talk with comedy sketches, this sounds like it's a little bit old-school Conan, a little bit SNL. Hosted by Scott Aukerman.

Bunk (IFC)

NEW SERIES! Premieres 6/8 at 10:30pm
Welcome to IFC's new game show where comedians compete in strange ways for off-the-wall prizes using nothing but quick wit and a lack of shame. Hosted by Kurt Braunohler.

Boss (Starz)

Season 2 premieres 8/17 at 10pm



Saturday


Pretty much nothing except SyFy Creature Features!



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What will YOU be watching this summer? Share your personal viewing schedule in the comments!


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