Summer TV schedule


8 p.m.

“Unnatural History,” Cartoon Network (June 13): A live-action series about teenager and his anthropologist parents.

9 p.m.

“The Next Food Network Star,” Food Network (June 6): Hopefuls compete for his or her own cooking show.

“Ice Road Truckers,” History (June 6): A group of elite truckers face a perilous journey.

“Drop Dead Diva,” Lifetime (June 6): A shallow model dies only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a plus-size attorney.

“True Blood,” HBO (June 13): Third season continues with the romance of the waitress (Anna Paquin) and her soul mate, a 173-year-old vampire (Stephen Moyer).

“Scoundrels,” ABC (June 20-Aug. 8): A family of small-time criminals who try to go straight after the father is sent to prison.

“Ocho Cinco,” VH1 (July 11): Cincinnati Bengals star wide receiver Chad Ocho Cinco pursues happiness off the field.

“I Survived,” Bio (July 25): True-life tales of people in life-threatening situations.

“Rubicon,” AMC (Aug. 1): A conspiracy thriller set in a NYC-based government intelligence agency.

10 p.m.

“Top Shot,” History (June 6): Skilled marksmen compete in challenges inspired by real events in history.

“Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami,” E (June 13): The Kardashian sisters open a boutique.

“The Gates,” ABC (June 20): Nestled inside a private mountain community are The Gates, with a secret buried just beneath the surface.

“Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” NBC (June 20): Jeff Goldblum takes over as lead detective in the series.

“Leverage,” TNT (June 20): Con artists, grifters, hackers and thieves return for a third season.

“The Real L Word,” Showtime (June 20): The series follows a group of real-life lesbians.

“Hung,” HBO (June 27): A middle-aged high school basketball coach figures a way to make money when faced with a financial crisis.

“Mad Men,” AMC (July 25): The emmy-winning series about a 1960s ad agency returns for its fourth season.

“My Boys,” TBS (July 25): Series about a 20-something sports columnist in Chicago.

10:30 p.m.

“Holly’s World,” E (June 13): A reality series which follows “the girls next door” alum on and off stage.

“Entourage,” HBO (June 27): The seventh season of the buddy series kicks off.

“The TO Show,” VH1 (July 11): Football player Terrell Owens seeks a team to play for while trying to reconnect with his kids.


8 p.m.

“The Bachelorette,” ABC (May 24-Aug. 6): The sixth edition finds 25-year-old Ali Fedotowsky, who chose her job over love in last season’s “The Bachelor,” returning for a second chance at love,

“Lie to Me,” Fox (June 7-Aug. 30): The second season continues with all-new episodes about a specialist (Tim Roth) who can read clues in peoples faces and voices to expose the truth.

“The Secrets Life of the American Teenager,” ABCFamily, (June 7): The third season focuses on relationships between families and friends. The series stars Shailene Woodley and Molly Ringwald.

“Bachelor Pad,” ABC (Aug. 9-Sept. 13): 20 former contestants from “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette ” get a second chance at finding love.

9 p.m.

“The Good Guys,” Fox, (May 31-Aug. 31): A washed-up, old-school cop (Bradley Whitford) and a by-the-book detective (Colin Hanks) try to expose the big picture of small crime.

“Cake Boss,”TLC (May 31): A second serving of the docu-series about a family-run Italian bakery in Hoboken, N.J.

“Last Comic Standing,” NBC (June 7-Aug. 9): The seventh season of searching for the funniest comedian in America kicks off with new host Craig Robinson (“The Office”).

“You’re Cut Off,” VH1 (June 14): Spoiled women have cash and conveniences removed.

“Huge,” ABCFamily (June 28): Series about teens and staff at a weight-loss camp.

“The Closer,” TBS (July 12): Kyra Sedgwick returns as the head a special LAPD homicide unit.

10 p.m.

“Saving Grace,” TBS (May 24-June 21): Holly Hunter wraps up her role as Oklahoma City Police Det. Grace Hanadarko.

“True Beauty,” ABC (May 31-July 19): Five good-looking men and women are put in moral situations to see which contestant really is kind, generous, compassionate.

“Dad Camp,” VH1 (May 31): A reality series that tries to transform irresponsible soon-to-be dads into respectable fathers.

“Make It or Break It,” (June 28): A group of teen Olympic hopefuls prepare for their day in the spotlight.

“Persons Unknown,”NBC (June 7-Sept. 6) A mystery drama in which strangers must come together to solve the puzzle of their lives. The series stars Alan Ruck and Jason Wiles.

“Dance Your Ass Off,” Oxygen (June 7): A hybrid dance/weight loss competition. Series airs at 11 p.m. first week only.

“Neighbors from Hell,” TBS (June 7): An animated show about a typical, all-American suburban family who just happen to be from Hell.

“The Hard Times of RJ Berger,” MTV (June 14): A coming-of-age comedy about a late-blooming loser.

“Rizzoli & Isles,” TBS (July 12): Stars Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander, based on Tess Gerritsen’s mystery novels.

“Dating in the Dark,” ABC (Aug. 9-Sept.13): Looks are taken out of the equation when men and women get to know each other in total darkness.

“Scream Queens,” VH1 (Aug. 9) Aspiring actresses get the chance to win a role in “Saw 3D,”

“Weeds,” 10 p.m., Showtime (Aug. 16): The sixth season about a pot-growing family.

10:30 p.m.

SDLqWarren the Ape,”MTV (June 14): An out-of-work actor attempts to clean up his act, patch up his relationships

“The Big C,” Showtime (Aug. 16): Laura Linney as a wife, mother and teacher who upends her life after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis.


8 p.m.

“Hell’s Kitchen,” Fox (June 1-Aug.10): Chef Gordon Ramsay returns for the seventh season.

“Losing It with Jullian,” NBC (June 8): Jillian Michaels (“The Biggest Loser”) tackles the obesity epidemic one family at a time.

“Pretty Little Liars,” ABCFamily (June 8): Based on the bestselling teen novels, starring Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson and Holly Marie Combs.

“Wipeout,” ABC (June 22-Sept. 14): Contestants compete in extreme obstacle courses.

9 p.m.

“America’s got Talent,” NBC (June 1-Sept. 14): Howie Mandel joins Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan as the new judge.

“One Big Happy Family,” TLC (June 1): A close-knit family of four dealing with life as a morbidly obese household.

“Downfall,” ABC (June 29-Aug. 3): Contestants quickly answer trivia questions.

“Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List,” Bravo (June 15) Season six of the Emmy winning series begins.

“Hawthorne,” TBS (June 22): Jada Pinkett Smith returns for a second season of the medical drama.

“Warehouse 13,” SyFy (July 13): A warehouse caretaker (Saul Rubinek) chases down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity.

White Collar,” USA (July 13): A series about a con artist and an FBI agent. Marsha Thomason joins the cast as a series regular for season two.

“Masterchef,” Fox (July 27): Contestants develop their cooking skills while being mentored by the industry’s best chefs.

“Shaq vs.,” ABC (Aug. 10-Sept. 14): Shaquille O’Neal faces off against top athletes in their fields.

10 p.m.

“The Little Couple,” TLC (June 1): The story of Dr. Jen Arnold and her husband Bill Klein, who are both under four-feet tall, as they navigate life .

“Jersey Couture,” Oxygen (June 1): Docu-series on over-the-top dress up shop.

“Double Exposure,” A&E (June 15): Series about the world of high fashion and celebrity photography.

“Memphis Beat,” TBS (June 22): An offbeat series starring Jason Lee and Alfre Woodard, from executive producer George Clooney.

“Primetime,” ABC (June 29-Sept. 14): Themed episodes on crime and how people react.

“Rescue Me,” FX (June 29): Tommy Gavin’s (Denis Leary) realizes how deeply he needs rescued and time is running out.

“The Glades,” A&E (July 13): A homicide detective (Matt Passmore) relocates to Palm Glade, Florida, where things are not as they seem.

“Covert Affairs,” USA, July 13): A young CIA trainee (Piper Perabo) is suddenly thrust into the inner sanctum of the agency after being promoted to field operative.


8 p.m.

“So You Think You Can Dance,” Fox (June 2-Aug.11): The dance competition series returns.

“Minute to Win It,” 8 p.m., NBC (July 7-Sept. 8): Host Guy Fieri features competitors participating in a series of games for a $1 million prize.

“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” TBS (June 2): Season six of the multigenerational, working class Payne family.

9 p.m.

“America’s Got Talent,” NBC (June 2-Sept. 15)

“Ghost Hunters Academy,” SyFy (June 2-July 7): The search for the next great ghost hunter.

“Are We There Yet?” TBS (June 2- June 30): A sitcom starring Terry Crews based on the hit film of the same name.

“I Didn’t Know I was Pregnant,” TLC (June 9): Series recreates stories of women who were completely unaware they were pregnant.

“The Fabulous Beekman Boys,” Planet Green (June 16): A couple work at reviving a farm and creating a new organic brand.

“Ghost Hunters International,” SyFy (July 14): Ordinary citizens investigate and attempt to debunk claims of ghosts.

10 p.m.

“Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns,” TBS (June 2): Season 3 of the sitcom starring David Mann.

“Toddlers and Tiaras,” TLC (June 2): Season three follows young pageant queens in the making.

“Monsters Inside Me,” Animal Planet (June 9): Sometimes the smallest creatures are often the scariest.

“Hot in Cleveland,” TV Land (June 16-Aug. 25): Stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White. Three best friends find their lives changed when their plane makes an unexpected landing.

“Work of Art: The Next Great Artist,” Bravo (June 16): Up-and-coming artists compete for a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum.

“Raising Sextuplets,” We (June 30): The Masche family decides to move to Florida to pursue a job in finance.

“Pros vs. Joes,” Spike (July 14): Amateur contestants matching themselves against professional athletes.

“Psych,” USA (July 21): The fifth season guest stars will include John Michael Higgins and Jean Smart.

“Hard Knocks,” HBO (Aug. 11): Series about football training camp. This season follows the Cincinnati Bengals.

10:30 p.m.

“Tosh.0,” Comedy Central (June 2): Daniel Tosh takes his comedy show to the next level.


8:30 p.m.

“100 Questions,” NBC (May 27-July 1): A comedy series about a woman who takes a 100-question compatibility dating test while recalling humorous times in her life.

9 p.m.

“So You Think You Can Dance,” Fox (May 27-Aug. 12)

“Police Women Of Memphis,” TLC (May 27): Female police officers in Memphis risk their lives.

“Burn Notice,” USA (June 3): The blacklisted spy stranded in sun-soaked Miami returns with all-new episodes.

“Rookie Blue,” ABC (June 24): Five young, ambitious cops right out of the Academy are plunged into the world of big city policing.

“Mary Knows Best,” SyFy (July 15): A docu-soap reality series following Mary Occhino, a successful radio host, psychic intuitive and mother of three.

10 p.m.

“Mallcops: Mall of America,” TLC (May 27); men and women who work the security team at Mall Of America.

“The OCD Project,” VH1 (May 27): Severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder sufferers face their fears.

“Royal Pains,” USA (June 3): Second season about a blacklisted man who revives his career as a doctor to the rich in the Hamptons.

“Bethenny’s Getting Married?” Bravo (June 10): “Real Housewife of New York City” star Bethenny Frankel prepares for two big milestones — a wedding and a baby.

“Penn & Teller: Bull****,” Showtime (June 10): America’s favorite muckrakers back for an 8th season of skewering beloved topics.

“Boston Med,” ABC (June 24-Aug. 12): Explores the culture of doctors and nurses and the conversations that happen outside the patient’s earshot.

“Futurama,” Comedy Central (June 24): Matt Groening’s series about a 20th century pizza delivery boy and his drunken robot Bender returns with all new episodes.

“Paranormal Activity,” SyFy July 15): The truth behind supernatural and unexplained occurrences which have been caught on tape.

“Jersey Shore,” MTV (July 29): The second season of the controversial series about New Jersey young adults.

“Head Cases,” ABC (Aug. 19-Sept. 16): This series looks at the darkest corners of the human mind.’

10:30 p.m.

“The Green Room with Paul Provenza,” Showtime (June 10): Provenza and other comedians in a roundtable setting, speaking off-the-cuff before a studio audience.


9:00 p.m.

“Whale Wars,” Animal Planet (June 4): This season, Captain Pete Bethune’s boat collides with a Japanese whaling ship and sinks.

“Eureka,” SyFy (July 9): Fourth season introduces new series regular James Callis as Dr. Grant, a former resident whose unexpected return is cause for serious alarm.

10:00 p.m.

“Battle of the Wedding Planners,” TLC (June 4): Competition for a lucky bride and groom.

“Stranded,” Discovery (June 11): A five-part survival miniseries.

“Cupcake Wars,” Food Network (June 18): Cupcake bakers face off testing their creativity, flavors and presentation.

“Haven,” SyFy (July 9): FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) with a lost past arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine.

“Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town,” IFC (Aug. 20): Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson reunite for an eight-episode “gothic comic murder mystery.”


8:00 p.m.

“Last Chance Highway,” Animal Planet (June 4): A unique effort to find homes for thousands of stray pets.

9:00 p.m.

“Celebrity Ghost Stories,” Bio (July 17): Celebrities’ real life encounters with the paranormal.

“My Ghost Story,” Bio (July 17): Ordinary people who captured captured their hauntings on tape.

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