Most of these shows won't prevent me from spending prolonged periods outdoors during the summer months, but some of this stuff has me really excited.
My lawyer told me for weeks that Battlestar Galactica season 2 was starting up over the summer but I refused to believe him, thinking it would return in November. This is excellent news.
I'm totally down for Hogan Knows Best. I read the first episode will be Brooke's first date where Hogan sends Nasty Brian Knobs and Jimmy Hart to spy on her.
I'm also definitely going to check out The Inside, the FBI serial killer procedural drama by the writers of Angel and Lost.
Nothing else listed particularly tickles my fancy given my typical (and yes, admittedly limited) field of interests but those shows are more than enough to keep me happy this summer.
Returning Shows: Al Franken Show (Sundance) June 6 Average Joe: The Joes Strike Back (NBC) June 21 Battlestar Galactica (SciFi) July 15 Big Brother 6 (CBS) July 7 Blow Out 2 (Bravo) June 7 Celebrity Fit Club (VH1) July 10 Celebrity Poker Showdown (Bravo) Aug. 18 Dead Zone, The (USA) June 12 Entourage (HBO) June 5 The 4400 (USA) June 5 Ghost Hunters (SciFi) July 27 Kenny Vs. Spenny (GSN) July 11 Laguna Beach (MTV) July 25 Lingo (GSN) Aug. 1 Missing (Lifetime) June 12 Monk (USA) July 8 Pimp My Ride (MTV) June 26 Punk’d (MTV) June 26 Real Gilligan’s Island 2 (TBS) June 8 Real World 16: Austin (MTV) June 21 Reno 911! (CC) June 14 Rescue Me (FX) June 21 Six Feet Under (HBO) June 6 Stargate SG1 (SciFi) July 15 Stargate: Atlantis (SciFi) July 15 Strong Medicine (Lifetime) June 12 Summerland (WB) June 13 Tripping the Rift (SciFi) July 27 Ultimate Fighter 2 (Spike) Aug. 22 Viva La Bam (MTV) June 26
New Shows: Andy Milonakis Show (MTV) June 26 Anything to Win (GSN) Aug. 14 Ballbreakers (GSN) July 18 Barbershop (Showtime) Aug. 10 Battle of the Network Reality Stars (Bravo) Aug. 10 Beach Girls (Lifetime) July 31 Beauty and the Geek (WB) June 1 Being Bobby Brown (Bravo) June 30 Brat Camp (ABC) July 13 Cattle Drive (E!) Aug. 7 Closer, The (TNT) June 13 Comeback, The (HBO) June 5 Criss Angel: Mindfreak (A&E) July 20 Cut, The (CBS) June 9 Dancing With The Stars (ABC) June 1 Empire (ABC) June 28 Extreme Dodgeball (GSN) July 19 Fight For Fame (E!) June 5 Fire Me Please (CBS) June 7 Girls Next Door (E!) Aug. 7 Hidden Howie (Bravo) Aug. 18 Hit Me Baby One More Time (NBC) Hogan Knows Best (VH1) July 10 I Want To Be A Hilton (NBC) June 21 Inked (A&E) July 20 Inside, The (Fox) June 8 Into The West (TNT) June 10 Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (Bravo) Aug. 3 Law Firm (NBC) July 28 Master Blasters (SciFi) Meet Mr. Mom (NBC) Aug. 2 Mind of Mencia (CC) July 7 Minding the Store (TBS) July 17 Over There (FX) July 27 Party at the Palms (E!) June 15 Poker Royale: Comedians Vs. Pros (GSN) July 8 Princes of Malibu (Fox) July 10 Rock Star: INXS (CBS) July 11 Scholar, The (ABC) June 6 Situation: Comedy (Bravo) Aug. 2 So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) July 20 Sports Kids Moms & Dads (Bravo) June 1 Stella (CC) June 28 Super Agent (Spike) July 22 30 Days (FX) June 15 Tommy Lee Goes To College (NBC) Aug. 16 Venus & Serena (ABC Family) July 21 Wanted (TNT) July 31 Weeds (Showtime) Aug. 10 Weekends at the DL (CC) July 29 Welcome to the Neighborhood (ABC) July 10 Wild’n’Out (MTV) July 13 Wildfire (ABC Family) June 20
When the actor playing Finn died earlier this summer, I didn't know how the writers would handle it. There wasn't really a way they could build up to a death for the character and make it convincing, but I think they did the best they possibly could.