Summer’s Hottest TV: What to Watch

by | June 9, 2011 at 8:03 AM | TV News

Noah Wyle and his crew from 'Falling Skies' (Photo: TNT)

Noah Wyle and his crew from 'Falling Skies' (Photo: TNT)

The kids might be on summer break, but TV is not on vacation, despite its summer reputation. Here are five new summer shows worth checking out, and five returning shows we’re hot for.

Ready, set, DVR!

1. “Falling Skies

Premise: From executive producer Steven Spielberg and starring “ER’s” Noah Wyle and “Journeyman’s” Moon Bloodgood, “Falling Skies” tells the tale of a global alien invasion and the group of survivors who form a resistance in the aftermath to fight the space invaders.

PREMIERE DATE: Two-hour premiere Sunday, June 19 at 10 p.m. on TNT

Cable subscribers can watch a sneak peek of “Falling Skies” RIGHT HERE

2. “Teen Wolf

Premise: Because wolves and remakes (and teen angst) are all the rage, the Michael J. Fox hit film was an obvious makeover choice, this time bred for the MTV set.

PREMIERE DATE: Sunday, June 5 at 11 p.m. on MTV

Watch the Series Premiere of “Teen Wolf” on xfinityTV.com:

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3. “The Glee Project

Premise: In coordination with “Glee’s” co-creator Ryan Murphy and casting director Robert Ulrich, this reality show features 12 contestants competing to win a seven-episode arc on Season 3 of the hit Fox show.

PREMIERE DATE: Sunday, June 12 at 9 p.m. on Oxygen

Get TV Listings for “The Glee Project” Here

4. “Wilfred

Premise: A shy, depressed young man, played by “Lord of the Ring’s” Elijah Wood, sees his neighbor’s dog Wilfred as a grown man (with biting sarcasm) in a dog suit, who just might be able to help bring Ryan out of his shell. Unless, of course, he’s just nuts.

PREMIERE DATE: Sunday, June 12, at 9 p.m. on Oxygen

Go Behind the Scenes of “Wilfred”:

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5. “Expedition Impossible

Premise: Like “The Amazing Race” on steroids, this adventure reality series features 13 teams of three racing across hundreds of miles across Morocco and compete in grueling challenges.

PREMIERE DATE: Thursday, June 23, 9pm on ABC

Here’s a Sneak Peek of the Danger in Store:

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SET UP THESE NEW SHOWS ON YOUR DVR FROM RIGHT HERE

OUR TOP 5 RETURNING SUMMER FAVORITES

1. “True Blood

PREMIERE DATE: Sunday, June 26 at 10 p.m. on HBO

It’s the Season of the Witch!

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2. “Curb Your Enthusiasm

PREMIERE DATE: Sunday, July 10 at 10 p.m. on HBO

Oh, Larry! We’ve missed you and all your awesome awfulness!

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3. “Breaking Bad

PREMIERE DATE: Sunday, July 17 at 10 p.m. on AMC

The new season of “Breaking Bad” is almost here!

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4. “White Collar

PREMIERE DATE: Tuesday, June 7 at 9 p.m. on USA

Hottie Matthew Bomer Dishes on Season 3:

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5. “Burn Notice

PREMIERE DATE: Thursday, June 23, at 9 p.m. on USA

It’s a “whole new spy game” this season…check it out!

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MORE SUMMER PREMIERE DATES

• “Keep Up with the Kardashians” (E!) June 12

• “Pretty Little Liars” (ABC Family) June 14

• “Memphis Beat” (TNT) June 14

• “HawthoRNe” (TNT) June 14

• “Hot in Cleveland” (TV Land) June 15

• “Drop Dead Diva” (Lifetime) June 19

• “Wipeout” (ABC) June 23

• “Rookie Blue” (ABC) June 23

• “Louie” (FX) June 23

• “The Marriage Ref” (NBC) June 26

• “Leverage” (TNT) June 26

• “Weeds” (Showtime) June 27

• “The Big C” (Showtime) June 27

• “Royal Pains” (USA) June 29

• “Big Brother” (CBS) July 7

• “Torchwood: Miracle Day” (STARZ) July 8

• “The Closer” (USA) July 11

• “Rizzoli & Isles” (USA) July 11

• “Eureka” (Syfy) July 11

• “Warehouse 13” (Syfy) July 11

• “Rescue Me” (FX) July 13

• “Damages” (DirecTV) July 13

• “Hell’s Kitchen” (Fox) July 19

• “Entourage” (HBO) July 24

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