The following list provides the summer shows that are returning for their new season, the new summer shows that will be debuting, any season finales planned as well as made-for-TV movies that will all air during June:
June 1 – The season finale of the new Starz series Magic City will air at 10 PM
June 2 – The cast of MTV‘s comedy series Awkward will host an encore airing of the entire first season from 12 Noon to 6 PM
June 3 – There will be a Jane By Design marathon on SoapNET starting at 9 AM (check local listings for airtime)
June 3 – The Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva returns for a new season at 9 PM
June 3 – The Glades will return for a third season on A&E at 9 PM followed by the debut of the new show Longmire at 10 PM
Show Synopsis: Widowed only a year, Longmire (Robert Taylor from The Matrix) is a man in psychic repair that buries his pain behind a brave face and dry wit. Struggling since his wife’s death and at the urging of his daughter, Cady (Cassidy Freeman from Smallville), Longmire knows that the time has come to turn his life around. With the help of Vic (Katee Sackhoff from Battlestar Galactica), a female deputy new to the department, he becomes reinvigorated about his job and committed to running for re-election. When Branch (Bailey Chase from Saving Grace), an ambitious, young deputy decides to run against him for sheriff, Longmire feels betrayed but remains steadfast in his dedication to the community. Longmire often turns to close friend and confidant Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips from Stargate Universe) for support as he sets out to rebuild both his personal and professional life, one step at a time.
June 3 – Teen Wolf will return for its second season with a two-night premiere on MTV at 11 PM
June 4 – The second night of the Teen Wolf premiere will air at 10 PM on MTV
June 5 – The TNT series Rizzoli & Isles and Franklin & Bash will be back for new seasons at 9 and 10 PM
June 5 – Pretty Little Liars and Jane By Design will be back with new seasons on ABC Family at 8 and 9 PM respectively
June 6 – Both Royal Pains and Necessary Roughness will be back for their new season at 9 and 10 PM respectively on the USA Network
June 7 – The Canadian series Saving Hope will debut on NBC at 9 PM
Show Synopsis: When the charismatic Chief of Surgery at Toronto’s Hope-Zion Hospital, Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks from Stargate: SG-1), ends up in a coma, he leaves the hospital in chaos – and his fiancée and fellow surgeon, Alex Reid (Erica Durance from Smallville), in a state of shock. Along with newly-arrived star surgeon, Joel Goran (Daniel Gillies from The Vampire Diaries), Alex races to save Harris’ life. As the action unfolds, a comatose Dr. Harris explores the hospital halls in “spirit” form, not sure if he’s a ghost or a figment of his own imagination. Reid, along with her fellow doctors, presses on to save his life and those of their other patients, as they deal with the complicated and courageous decisions that are made in their daily struggle to keep hope alive.
June 8 – Marathon of Season 1 episodes of Merlin on BBC America, starting at 8 PM through 10 PM on Saturday, June 9
June 9 – Marathon of Season 2 episodes of Merlin on BBC America, starting at 10 PM
June 9 – The Hallmark Movie Channel movie Hannah’s Law will debut at 8 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: A frontier town is fueled by crime and corruption until a strong-willed heroine and her friends, including legendary lawman Wyatt Earp and gunfighter Doc Holliday, take a stand for justice. The cast includes Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries), Kimberly Elise (For Colored Girls), Danny Glover, Billy Zane, Ryan Kennedy (Hellcats) and John Pyper-Ferguson (Caprica)
June 10 – True Blood will be back for its new season on HBO at 10 PM
June 11 – The Secret Life of the American Teenager will be back with new episodes on the ABC Family at 8 PM followed by the debut of the new ABC Family drama Bunheads at 9 PM
Show Synopsis: The series is about a Las Vegas showgirl who impulsively marries a man, moves to his sleepy coastal town, and takes an uneasy role at her new mother-in-law’s dance school. The series stars Tony Award winner Sutton Foster and Kelly Bishop (Gilmore Girls) as well as newcomers Julia Goldani, Bailey Buntain, Emma Dumont and Kaitlyn Jenkins.
June 12 – The Encore movie Thorne: Sleepyhead will debut at 9 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: David Morrissey (State of Play) plays the complex and compelling Detective Inspector Tom Thorne, investigating a series of unusual attacks on young women. He finds himself dragged back into the nightmares of his past as he races against time to find a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims are found dead. The fourth victim, Alison Willetts, survived an excruciating attack and is unlucky to be alive. Thorne knows that there are more deaths to come, as the killer enjoys toying with Thorne just as much as he gets a thrill out of pursuing his sick fantasy. The cast includes Natascha McElhone (Californication), Aidan Gillen (The Wire) and Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes).
June 13 – The Encore movie Thorne: Scaredy Cat will debut at 9 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: David Morrissey returns as Detective Inspector Tom Thorne finds himself on the hunt for not one, but two serial killers who seem to be working together, yet killing separately after the bodies of two female victims are found at the same time – killed in the exact same way. Thorne starts to unravel a case that twists and turns back through ten years. And when the suspect escapes, he finds himself on a desperate hunt for two killers again – one who is desperate to stop and one who is terrified of the consequences if he does. The cast includes Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy), Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes) and Aidan Gillen (The Wire).
June 13 – The new series Dallas will debut on TNT at 9 PM with a two-hour series premiere
Show Synopsis: The story focuses on the offspring of bitter rivals and brothers JR and Bobby Ewing, who clash over the future of the Ewing dynasty while the fate of Southfork itself weighs in the balance. The cast includes Dallas originals Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray as well as Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Julia Gonzalo, Jordana Brewster and Brenda Strong.
June 14 – The USA Network will air the new seasons of Burn Notice and Suits at 9 and 10 PM respectively
June 15 – Let It Shine is an original Disney Channel movie that will debut at 8 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: The film introduces Cyrus DeBarge (Tyler James Williams from Everybody Hates Chris), who’s the musical director at his father’s church, and an aspiring rap artist who pens poems under the name “Truth.” While Cyrus has been having some challenges convincing his dad, Preacher Jacob DeBarge (Courtney B. Vance from FlashForward), that hip-hop is not the devil’s music, his challenges continue when, through a freestyle rap competition at the local teen club, he tells his childhood friend and longtime crush, recording artist Roxanne Andrews (Coco Jones, Next Big Thing finalist), how he really feels about her. When it’s all said and done, his best friend, Kris McDuffy (Trevor Jackson from Eureka), is mistakenly named the author of the rap song and winner of the contest. As Roxanne begins to fall for Kris, it’s up to the true poet Cyrus to overcome self-doubt, seize the opportunity to reveal both his talent and his feelings, and pursue his dreams. All the while, Cyrus must still convince his father that hip-hop music can convey a positive message — despite the rap battle that the younger DeBarge is about to throw down with his nemesis, “Lord of Da Bling” (Brandon Mychal Smith from So Random!) at the club. Dawnn Lewis (A Different World) plays Cyrus’s mother, Gail DeBarge. Alex Desert (Becker) plays the club owner Levi, and Nicole Sullivan (MADtv) plays Roxanne’s music manager Lyla.
June 16 – The Hallmark Channel original movie Operation Cupcake will debut at 8 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: When Army Colonel Griff Carson (Dean Cain) returns home from Germany on a two-month leave, he considers retiring if he doesn’t get promoted to General. Being away on deployment has been hard on Griff, separating him from his wife Janet (Kristy Swanson) and his two teenagers. With his kids growing up and his wife busy opening a second bakeshop with a slimy business partner, Griff suddenly feels he no longer fits into his own family. Hoping to give him a sense of duty, Janet assigns him to help run her quaint cupcake shop.
June 16 – The Lifetime movie Blue Lagoon: The Awakening will debut at 8 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Overachieving high school student Emma Robinson (newcomer Indiana Evans) and slacker Dean McMullen (newcomer Brenton Thwaites) find themselves on the same class trip to Trinidad. Though they have little in common, Emma and Dean attend a wild party on a boat, and when Emma falls overboard during a police raid, Dean jumps in to save her. The pair drifts in a motorless dinghy until they end up stranded on a deserted island. While their parents desperately search for them, Emma and Dean are forced to rely on each other for survival, and the more time they spend together the more they realize their attraction to one another. Despite their differences, they eventually create a bond between themselves. But as days on the island become weeks and then months, Emma and Dean wonder if they’ll ever be rescued or if their life on the Blue Lagoon will last forever. Denise Richard appears as Emma’s mother Barbara and Christopher Atkins (from the original movie) appears as Mr. Christiansen, a high school teacher who helps in the search for Emma and Dean.
June 17 – Falling Skies will be back for a new season on TNT at 9 PM with a two-hour season premiere
June 20 – The new 4-part BBC America series, as part of the cable networks “Dramaville”, Inside Men will debut at 10 PM
Show Synopsis: The series centers on three employees of a security depot who plan and execute a multi-million pound (i.e., dollars) cash heist. The cast includes Steven Mackintosh (Luther and Camelot), Ashley Walters (Outcasts and Hustle) and Warren Brown (Luther and Occupation).
June 24 – Army Wives will be back with new episodes at 10 PM on Lifetime
June 24 – The new HBO series The Newsroom will debut at 10 PM
Show Synopsis: This drama is a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program, focusing on a network anchor (Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), the newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel) and their boss (Sam Waterston).
June 28 – The MTV series Awkward. will be back for its second season at 10:30 PM
June 29 – The Canadian series XIII, based on the graphic novel, will reair its 13 episode first season on the Reelz Channel starting tonight at 9 PM
Show Synopsis: Stuart Townsend, Aisha Tyler and Virginie Ledoyen star in a story of a man’s quest to uncover the truth about his identity while trying to stop a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of the U.S. government and could change the balance of power in the world.
Mark your calendars!