new and noteworthy tv: 6/13-6/19


  • Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABCFam, 8pm) Season Premiere – The not foolish and not secret life returns.


  • Cupcake Wars (Food, 8pm) Season Premiere – Kentucky Derby theme.
  • Pretty Little Liars/The Nine Lives of Chloe King (ABCFam, 8/9pm) Season/Series Premiere – The oldsters playing teens with ridiculous plots are followed by a sixteen year old who discovers she has powers, why do I feel compelled to at least check these out?
  • Memphis Beat/Hawthorne (TNT, 9/10pm) Season Premieres – Cop show and hospital show that, for me, just aren’t all that engaging.
  • Real Estate Intervention (HGTV, 9pm) Season Premiere – The intervention appears to be of the staging variety.
  • Gene Simmons Family Jewels (A&E, 10pm) Season Premiere – This is apparently in the seventh season…
  • Indoors Out (DIY, 10pm) Season Premiere – Remodeling continues.
  • Jon Benjamin Has a Van (Com, 10:30pm) Series Premiere – A comedian reports ‘mockumentary style’.


  • Devil You Know (ID, 10pm) Series Premiere – Are people really what they appear to be.
  • Hot in Cleveland/Happily Divorced (TVL, 10/10:30pm) Season/Series Premiere – The nostalgia style sitcom returns followed by the return of Fran Drescher in a personal inspired I married a gay man series.
  • Rocco’s Dinner Party (Brav, 11pm) Series Premiere – Would love to be the recipient of dinner party competition dinners.
  • Toddlers & Tiaras (TLC, 10pm) Season Premiere – Still bizarre to me.


  • Yard Crashers (DIY, 10pm) Season Premiere – Decorating outdoor style.


  • Flea Man (NGC, 8pm) Series Premiere – Flea market comings and goings.
  • A.N.T. Farm/Shake it Up (Dis, 8:30/9pm) Series Premieres – Series with kids, who will be the next Miley?
  • Paranormal Challenge (Trav, 9pm) Series Premiere – Competing to collect evidence of ghosts and whatnot.
  • Swamp Loggers (Disc, 10pm) Season Premiere – Another crew member joins.


  • Celebrity Ghost Stories/Celebrity Close Calls (Bio, 9/10pm) Season/Series Premiere – Can there really be that many celebrities with ghost stories, close calls to death, I suppose.
  • Outcasts/Inbetweeners/Come Fly with Me (BBCA, 9/11/11:30pm) Series/Season Premieres – 2040 planetary action, awkward teens, and airport mockumentary.


  • Daytime Emmy Awards (CBS, 8pm) – Wayne Brady hosts.
  • Drop Dead Diva (Life, 9pm) Season Premiere – Model in a lawyers body returns for another season of what is surprisingly an entertaining show for a silly premise.
  • Falling Skies (TNT, 9pm) Series Premiere – Citizens holdouts against alien invaders in the latest Spielberg offering, supposed to be a good start.
  • Miss USA Pageant (NBC, 9pm) – Ladies…
  • Police POV (Tru, 10pm) Season Premiere – Of the Cops ilk.
  • Ryan & Tatum (Own, 10pm) Series Premiere – Do we need to follow more dysfunctional people?

The procrastinator lists items that may not be on your regular season pass, though notation does not imply recommendation other than those underlined. Times noted are typically PST.

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