Summer is almost here which means soon TV enthusiasts can reconnect with their favorite summertime TV shows. “AGT” is back with new judges and wackier talent; friends become foes in “Falling Skies,” and find out if the wedding will go on in the Hamptons.
America’s Got Talent (NBC)
Tuesdays @ 8:00pm, 8th Season Premiere June 4
The wacky variety show AGT is back for its’ 8th season; this time without the spirited Sharon Osbourne to keep the guys in check. It took 2 people to fill her space in the form of supermodel Heidi Klum and singer Melanie Brown of the Spice Girls. AGT will be hosting this year’s talents at Radio City Music Hall. Twice a week live shows begin airing on July 23.
Call of the Wildman (ANPL)
Sundays @ 9:00pm, 2nd Season Premiere June 2
Turtleman Ernie Brown respects and loves all animals, despite what others may think of them. His favorite animal is the snapping turtle, thus the nickname Turtleman. Local people in Kentucky call him when they have unwanted animal guests on their property. When you hear the wild man trademark call from Turtleman, you know a successful capture has been accomplished.
Celebrity Wife Swap (ABC)
Sundays @ 8:00pm, 2nd Season Premiere June 23
Would you be willing to swap wives with your best friend? (Bedroom antics are off limits.) In Phase One the entering wife/mother must follow the house rules left by the departing wife. In Phase Two the new wife/mother may run their new family household in their own way. How will each family adapt to the different rulers?
Fridays @ 10:00pm, 2nd Season Premiere June 7
While watching an execution of terrorists take place in 2077, City Protective Services officer Kiera Cameron accidently gets pulled into their time travel escape plan that lands them all in the primitive year of 2012. (Does anyone else see Terminator references in this show?) Simon Berry, the series creator, teases season 2 with, “Control and power are two themes that run heavily through season two. I can also tell you that season two’s story picks up very shortly after season one. There is a bit of time that’s passed but not a lot and it’s certainly not enough that anything’s been reset. I think it would be cruel and inhuman of me to make the audience wait very long to find out what Alec’s season ending message to Keira was about so we’re not gonna make the audience wait.”
Sundays @ 10:00pm, 6th Season Premiere June 23
The year is 1865. The city is New York. History is about to take place in the form of a presidential assassination; and one detective struggles with his personal demons while trying to maintain control of an unsettled city.
Falling Skies (TNT)
Sundays @ 10:00pm, 3rd Season Premiere June 9
Unfriendly aliens are roaming the Earth. The alien races, which humans have dubbed Skitters and Mechs, have attacked Earth and left most of it incapacitated. Human survivors have bonded to form a resistance group known as 2nd Mass in Boston led by history professor Tom Mason. In season three, good becomes evil, and friends become foes as the aliens infiltrate the resistance from within.
Franklin & Bash (TNT)
Wednesdays @ 9:00pm, 3rd Season Premiere June 19
With a flair for the dramatic in the courtroom, ambulance chasing lawyers Jared Franklin and Peter Bash have caught the eye of Stanton Infield, the patriarch of one of the top law firms in Los Angeles, Infield Daniels. They are welcomed to the firm with open arms by everyone except Infield’s nephew, Damien Karp who has his own ideas for the business.
Hot in Cleveland (TVLAND)
Wednesdays @ 10:00pm, 4B Season Premiere June 19
Three LA women, Melanie, Joy, and Victoria have accidently landed in Cleveland, Ohio and discover they love the laid back life they have found there. Betty White stars as sassy landlord, Elka, at the home they are renting and dishes out advice to them unsparingly.
I Hate My Bath (DIY)
Tuesdays @ 9:00pm, 4th Season Premiere June 18
Do you hate your bathroom but don’t think you can afford to renovate it? “I Hate My Bath” features design ideas, products and cool tools that don’t cost an arm and a leg to get ‘er done!
Kitchen Crashers (DIY)
Mondays @ 9:00pm, 4th Season Premiere June 3
If you are in the market for a new kitchen, then find out which home improvement store the people from “Kitchen Crashers” are lurking. They are looking for the weekend home improvement warrior who is planning a kitchen renovation. That lucky person will get a free kitchen renovation done courtesy of “Kitchen Crashers.”
Major Crimes (TNT)
Mondays @ 9:00pm, 2nd Season Premiere June 10
Captain Raydor has taken over the LAPD Major Crimes division from ex-Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson. Her first major task is to gain the detectives trust that she is now in charge of.
Tuesdays @ 10:00pm, 2nd Season Premiere June 25
Dr. Daniel Pierce is a neuroscience professor with paranoid schizophrenia who aids the FBI with complex cases. Because his brilliant mind is damaged, he sometimes has hallucinations and paranoid delusions which can be either a gift or a curse in helping solve the case riddles. Kate Moretti is the FBI agent who is willing to look beyond Daniel’s quirks, and bring him onboard to assist with special cases.
Pretty Little Liars (ABCF)
Tuesdays @ 8:00pm, 4th Season Premiere June 11
Dark secrets are about to be revealed in Rosewood which bring estranged friends together. Some of the ugliest secrets in Rosewood belong to the prettiest girls in town.
Rizzoli & Isles (TNT)
Tuesdays @ 9:00pm, 4th Season Premiere June 25
Sometimes it takes two minds to understand the twisted mind of a criminal, that’s why detective Jane Rizzoli has teamed up with medical examiner Maura Isles.
Royal Pains (USA)
Wednesdays @ 9:00pm, Season Premiere June 12
Will the Royal Pains Royal Wedding of Evan and Paige go on as planned? (Check this out for some behind the scenes look at the wedding plans.) What secret will cousin Owen reveal about the brothers and will it affect the wedding? Will Hank be able to return to HankMed after undergoing brain surgery?
Switched at Birth (ABCF)
Mondays @ 8:00pm, 2B Season Premiere June 10
Two teenage girls, Bay Kennish and Daphne Vasquez learn they were switched at birth. One lives with a wealthy family with a brother and two parents while the other is deaf with a working-class single mother. Once the switch is discovered, the families have to learn how to get along with each other.
The Exes (TVLAND)
Wednesdays @ 10:30pm, 3rd Season Premiere June 19
When three divorced men share an apartment, will they enjoy their new bachelor life or will living with other people turn out to be more like the life they were living with their exes?
The Killing (AMC)
Sundays @ 8:00pm, 3rd Season Premiere June 2
Based on the Danish TV series “Forbrydelsen,” “The Killing” focuses on the murder of a young Seattle girl Rosie Larsen and the subsequent police investigation led by lead investigator Sarah Linden.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey (BRAVO)
Sundays @ 8:00pm, 5th Season Premiere June 2
Follow the lives of New Jersey ‘housewives’ Caroline Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita, Kathy Wakile, Melissa Gorga, and Teresa Giudice.
The Soul Man (TVLAND)
Wednesday’s @ 11:00pm, 2nd Season Premiere June 19
“The Soul Man” is a spinoff show of “Hot in Cleveland” featuring Cedric the Entertainer’s character Reverend Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine, an R&B singer-turned-minister.
Total Blackout (SYFY)
Tuesday’s @ 9:00pm, Season Premiere June 4
Jaleel White (“Family Matters” Urkel) is all grown up and hosting a weird game show. Contestants compete in a totally dark room where they have to feel, and identify, what is put in front of them.
True Blood (HBO)
Sundays @ 9:00, 6th Season Premiere June 16
Oooo…there’s new blood on True Blood this season! Waiting sucks but you can view video previews of the new season here.
Sundays @ 9:00pm, Season Premiere June 23
In “Whodunnit?” the board game “Clue” comes to life when amateur wannabe sleuths put their detecting skills to the test. 13 contestants use their crime scene investigation techniques (learned from TV maybe?) to decipher evidence that will hopefully lead them to the killer and the $250,000 prize. “Whodunnit” is produced by Anthony E. Zuiker, the creator of the “CSI” franchise.
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