Starting the sporting portion of our summer schedule…
- Wimbledon (ESPN2, 3:30am) – The fortnight of tennis begins!
- Tour de France Preview (NBCSN, 8am, and various) – Who’s who and who to watch at this year’s tour.
- Olympic Trials (NBC, 8pm, ongoing + NBCSN) – Swimming! The trials are starting and the focus on the pool begins as we get a look at the times Lochte and Phelps will be throwing down, other trials are taking place on cable including Track & Field, Diving, and Gymnastics.
- Mobster Confessions (Disc, 9pm) Series Premiere – Mobster tales.
- Hollywood Exes (VH1, 10pm) Series Premiere – Stop the madness, if you stop watching these shows they will go away.
- Craft Wars (TLC, 10pm) Series Premiere – Tori Spelling hosts this competition of crafting.
- Retired at 35 (TVL, 10pm) Season Premiere – Has this dude been unemployed for a year?
- Final Witness (ABC, 10pm) Series Premiere – I think this is a combo of investigating and reenacting crimes.
- The Real World (MTV, 10pm) Season Premiere – Apparently they haven’t run out of people or places to be real.
- Wipeout (ABC, 9pm) Season Premiere – Nerdy dudes vs. hot dudettes.
- Anger Management/Louie/Brand X with Russell Brand (FX, 9/10/10:30pm) Series/Season Premieres – A new start for Charlie and Russell and another bad day for Louie.
- Trip Flip (Trav, 9pm) Series Premiere – Excursions.
- Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell (Food, 10pm) Series Premiere – Anne finds someone to turn restaurants around.
- Awkward (MTV, 10:30pm) Season Premiere – Welcome back another season of romance and public humiliation as only high school can bring.
- Chasing UFOs (NGC, 9pm) Series Premiere – A skeptic, a believer, and an undecided go chasing lights…
- XIII (Reelz, 9pm) Series Premiere – A secret agent looks for his true identity, I’m thinking Bourne-esque, might be worth a look.
- Tour de France (NBCSN, 5am) – The boys are hitting the road for the first stage in the tour, get your dvrs cleared off!
- X Games (ABC, 10am, various and ESPN/2) – The games kick it off on Thursday hitting network on the weekend for another crop of crazy runs and hopefully only minor injuries.
- ER Nights (Health, 10pm) Series Premiere – Night time medical visits.
- Queen & Country (PBS, 8pm) Series Premiere – Starting with a look at the guards of the queen.
- Weeds/Episodes (Show, 10/10:30pm) Season Premieres – Kicking off the final season of Weeds, do I move on past season three? and another season of Joey.
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.