And here I thought listings would start quieting down, a few summer series to check out…
- French Open (ESPN2, Various) – Week one of play gets going, will Nadal crush another?
- Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO, 9pm) – Word is good for this dramatic look at Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman as these writers.
- Cake Boss/Extreme Couponing (TLC, 9/10pm) Season Premieres – Cakes and coupons.
- Gene Simmons Family Jewels/Monster In-Laws (A&E, 9/10pm) Season Premieres – Gene and his family and family in-law dynamics.
- Hatfields & McCoys (Hist, 9pm) Mini-series Premiere – Family rivalries drama.
- Single Ladies (VH1, 9pm) Season Premiere – A little cast swap but assume the ladies will still bring the same flavor of drama.
- The Catalina (CW, 8pm) Series Premiere – A look at the goings on at a real South Beach hotel.
- HGTV Design Star (HGTV, 9pm) Season Premiere – Twelve designers design.
- Roadtrip with G. Garvin (Cook, 9pm) Series Premiere – Visiting eateries.
- What Not to Wear/Big Brooklyn Style (TLC, 9/10pm) Season/Series Premiere – Stacy and Clinton return and then we visit a plus-size clothing store in Brooklyn.
- Tosh.0/Workaholics (Com, 10/10:30pm) Season Premieres – The boys are back.
- Dogs in the City (CBS, 8pm) Series Premiere – Dog trainer Justin Silver visits some dogs.
- Melissa & Joey (ABCF, 8pm) Season Premiere – Who’s the Boss-esque update is back.
- Breaking Pointe (CW, 8pm) Series Premiere – The world of ballet reality-style.
- Final Offer (Disc, 10pm) Series Premiere – A more selective bidding on big ticket items.
- LA Hair (WE, 10pm) Series Premiere – Celebrity stylist.
- Mountain Men (Hist, 10pm) Series Premiere – Outdoorsmen live off the wilderness.
- Whale Wars/Louisiana Lockdown (AnPl, 6/7pm) Season/Series Premiere – Whaling and prison.
- Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia (Cook, 10pm) Series Premiere – On the hunt for tasty treats.
- My Yard Goes Disney/House Hunters on Vacation (HGTV, 8/8:30pm) Season Premieres – Disney themed yards has a whole show? and you know vacation houses.
- The Glee Project (Oxy, 7pm) – The casting special heads into the show that I actually enjoyed for it’s focus on casting of a specific show and not just talent, I won’t hold lackluster performances by winners on last season’s Glee against them.
- It’s Me or the Dog (AnPl, 7pm) Season Premiere – Dogs gone wild.
- Easy Chinese (Cook, 8:30pm) Season Premiere – Chinese food made easy.
- Iyanla, Fix My Life (OWN, 10pm) Series Premiere – Iyanla and Oprah patched it up now you can see her work again.
- Adele Live in London/Miss USA Pageant (NBC, 8/9pm) – Specials.
- Secret Millionaire/Extreme Makeover Weightloss (ABC, 8pm) – Rich people pop by to visit poor people and focus on weightloss.
- Drop Dead Diva (Life, 9pm) Season Premiere – Ridiculous premise made cute, with the merging of lives of the model drops into a lawyer’s body.
- Empire Girls (Style, 9pm) Series Premiere – More reality of reality stars.
- The Glades/Longmire (A&E, 9/10pm) Season/Series Premieres – The return of the detective that I almost find entertaining and a look at Wyoming lawman based on the book series with intriguing enough cast to tune in.
- Ice Road Truckers (Hist, 9pm) Season Premiere – I think there’s ice, roads, and trucks.
- MTV Movie Awards (MTV, 9pm) – Its own brand of movie awards.
- Are You Normal, America? (OWN, 10pm) Series Premiere – Oprah’s look at what’s normal.
- Call of the Wildman (AnPl, 10pm) Season Premiere – He’s looking into nature.
- Head Games (Disc, 10pm) Series Premiere – Delving into the human brain.
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.