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June TV Calendar

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The following list provides the dates of the returning cable and major network dramas as well as new cable and major network dramas, made-for-TV movies and mini-series that will air during June:

June 1 – The new season of The Night Shift will get started on NBC at 10 PM

June 1 – The new Australian series Cleverman will debut on SundanceTV at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: Set in the near future, the series is a startlingly original drama rooted in Aboriginal mythology, depicting a deeply conflicted and anxious society, fearful of a minority group living among them, endowed with extraordinary physical traits. One young man – The Cleverman – struggles with his own power and the responsibility to unite this divided world, but he must first overcome a deep estrangement from his older brother.

June 1 – A new season of Kingdom will premiere on DirecTV at 9 PM

June 2 – The final season of Beauty And the Beast will air on The CW at 9 PM

June 3 – The new movie Wedding Bells will debut on Hallmark Channel at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Nick (Kavan Smith from When Calls the Heart) and Molly (Danica McKellar from The Wonder Years), commitment-phobic and busy professionals with little in common, are asked to be the best man and maid of honor at the wedding of their mutual friends, Amy and Jamie. What they both assume will require a few hours out of their hectic lives quickly turns into a full-time job – and a life-changing romantic experience — when they end up organizing the wedding for the squabbling and ill-suited couple at a rustic hotel owned by Nick’s father.

June 4 – The new Hallmark Channel movie Ms. Matched will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: A successful wedding planner is trying to make dreams come true for brides by organizing fairytale weddings. But when she is paired with a financial advisor at a wedding expo, she soon realizes that he is giving the exact opposite advice to their audience by telling them to save their money. When they are forced to spend more time together than they bargained for, they find out that they have more in common than they think. The cast includes Alexa Penavega (Spy Kids franchise and Nashville) and Shawn Roberts (the Hallmark Channel movies Recipe for Love and I Do, I Do, I Do).

June 5 – The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie Garage Sale Mystery: The Novel Murders will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Jennifer Shannon (Lori Loughlin from When Calls the Heart) is a garage sale shopping expert whose sharp observation skills allow her to uncover valuable antiques, as well as help her local police department investigate crimes and solve mysteries. When an impoverished man enters Rags to Riches – a consignment shop where Jennifer sells the gems she’s found at garage sales – and asks to have an item home-delivered, Jennifer agrees. Upon her arrival at his run-down apartment, Jennifer finds the man murdered. As the police survey the crime scene, Jennifer cannot help but think there is something familiar about the details of the killing – and soon realizes that the victim’s coldblooded demise is a re-enactment of a murder in a classic mystery novel.

June 6 – The new seasons of Devious Maids and Unreal will premiere on Lifetime at 9 and 10 PM respectively

June 6 – The final season of Rizzoli & Isles will get started on TNT at 9 PM

June 6 – Reign returns at 8 PM on The CW after a two-week break

June 8 – The season finale of The Americans will air on FX at 10 PM

June 11 – Hell on Wheels will be back for the rest of its fifth and final season at 9 PM on AMC

June 11 – The Hallmark Channel movie Stop the Wedding will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Anna Colton (Rachel Boston from Witches of East End) is a career-focused San Francisco divorce attorney whose busy professional life has replaced her desire for romance. When she learns that her widowed Aunt Belle has hastily agreed to marry Sean Castleberry (Alan Thicke), a charming veteran movie star – who’s been married multiple times – Anna flies to Belle’s Seattle home, determined to talk her out of it. There, she meets Sean’s son, Dr. Clay Castleberry (Niall Matter from Eureka), a handsome and successful surgeon who, perturbed by his father’s impulsivity, also plans to put a stop to the wedding.

June 12 – The new season of The Last Ship will air on TNT at 9 PM

June 12 – The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie An Aurora Teagarden Mystery: Three Bedrooms, One Corpse will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Aurora Teagarden (Candace Cameron Bure) is a beautiful young librarian with a passion for solving murders. A member of The Real Murders Club, a group of crime buffs who meet to discuss notorious unsolved homicides, Aurora has a reputation as an expert crime sleuth in her small town. At an open house showing, Aurora meets Martin Bartell, a charismatic gentleman with a mysterious past, and happens upon the body of a local realtor who was strangled in the backyard. When the police arrive at the crime scene and open a homicide investigation, Aurora decides to launch an investigation of her own.

June 13 – Braindead is the new comic-thriller series to debut on CBS at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: The show is set in the world of Washington, D.C. politics that follows Laurel (Mary Elizabeth Winstead from Mercy Street), a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer who discovers two things: the government has stopped working, and bugs are eating the brains of Congress members and Hill staffers. The cast includes Aaron Tveit (Graceland), Danny Pino (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), and Tony Shalhoub (Monk).

June 13 – The new season of Major Crimes will premiere on TNT at 10 PM

June 13 – The new FreeForm series Guilt will debut at 9 PM

Show Synopsis: The definition of guilt is being responsible for wrongdoing or a crime. In the murder of Molly Ryan, many are guilty in different ways, but only one is truly guilty of her murder. When Natalie’s sister Grace (Daisy Head from When Calls the Heart movie) becomes the prime suspect in her roommate Molly’s murder and popular target for the press and in social media, Natalie leaves her life in Boston and heads to London to defend her. With the help of an ethically questionable ex-pat lawyer Stan Gutterie (Billy Zane), Natalie starts to question how innocent her sister may really be as more ugly truths start to emerge. The cast includes Anthony Stewart Head (Buffy and Merlin) and Kevin Ryan (Copper)

June 14 – The new TNT drama Animal Kingdom will debut for two hours starting at 9 PM

Show Synopsis: The series follows a 17-year-old boy, who, after the death of his mother, moves in with the Codys, a criminal family clan governed by matriarch Smurf (Ellen Barkin). The cast includes Scott Speedman (Felicity) and Shawn Hatosy (Southland).

June 16 – The second season of the NBC summer series Aquarius will premiere at 10 PM

June 17 – The new season of Orange Is the New Black will air on Netflix

June 18 – The Convenient Groom is the new movie that will debut on Hallmark Channel at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Dr. Kate Lawrence, a celebrity relationship expert, plans to publicly announce her engagement to Bryan, a handsome and perfectly polished businessman. As Kate prepares to share the news, Bryan shocks her by breaking up with her and calling off the wedding. Wanting to save her from humiliation and protect her public image, Lucas Wright, Kate’s childhood friend steps in and pretends to be Kate’s fiancé. The film stars Vanessa Marcil and David Sutcliffe.

June 19 – The season finale of Penny Dreadful will air on Showtime at 10 PM

June 19 – Murder She Baked: A Deadly Recipe is the new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Bakery owner Hannah Swensen (Alison Sweeney) just can’t keep her hands out of the batter when murder stirs things up in Lake Eden, Minnesota, leaving the sheriff dead, a deputy accused, and a killer on the loose. For Hannah, life seems to be lacking a certain flavor lately. Maybe it’s the local sheriff’s election that’s got her down. For years, Sheriff Grant’s been the iron hand in town. But now, Hannah’s brother-in-law Bill is giving the old blowhard the fight of his long, dubious career—and Grant’s not taking it well, especially once the polls show Bill pulling ahead. But before anyone can taste victory, things go sour. While Hannah’s emptying the trash, she makes a very unappetizing discovery: Sheriff Grant’s body in the Dumpster behind the high school where she’s teaching her cooking class. And as if that weren’t bad enough, the poor man still has fudge frosting on his shirt from one of her cupcakes. The number one—and only—suspect is Bill, but Hannah’s not swallowing it. Plenty of people had reason to hate Sheriff Grant. Soon, Hannah’s dishing up scandalous secrets, steaming hot betrayals, and enough intrigue to keep the gossip mill at The Cookie Jar going through several pots of decaf. And the closer Hannah gets to the truth, the closer she gets to finding the murderer with a calorie-laden, nasty recipe for silencing people.

June 20 – The Fosters will return for the start of a new season on FreeForm at 8 PM

June 21 – The series finale of Person of Interest will air on CBS at 10 PM

June 21 – Pretty Little Liars will return for its seventh and final season on FreeForm at 8 PM

June 21 – The new USA Network drama Queen of the South will debut at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: Based on the global best-selling novel “La Reina Del Sur,” this series tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a woman who is forced to run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico. In the process, she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. The cast includes Peter Gadiot (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and Matador) and Justina Machado (Devious Maids and Private Practice).

June 21 and June 22 – The new OWN 13-episode series Greenleaf will air is two-night debut at 10 PM both nights

Show Synopsis: The series centers on the journey of estranged daughter and disillusioned preacher Grace Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge from The Night Shift and Star-Crossed), who has returned home after 20 years on the occasion of the mysterious death of her sister, Faith. As she re-enters the world of Calvary Fellowship World Ministries, the Memphis megachurch run by her powerful parents Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David) and Lady Mae Greenleaf (Lynn Whitfield), it becomes evident that things are not as virtuous as they seem and that the family’s outward display of faith hides sin and misdeeds. In a recurring role, Winfrey will play Grace’s aunt Mavis, a blues club owner, who reveals some shocking information about Grace’s uncle Mac (Gregory Alan Williams). Mavis is still estranged from the Greenleaf family and it starts to become evident that she intends to use Grace to sow the seeds of destruction. Oprah Winfrey will have a recurring role in the series.

June 22 – The new CBS series American Gothic will debut at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: The series is about a prominent Boston family reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, their mounting suspicion and paranoia that one of them is a killer threatens to tear the family apart. The cast includes Justin Chatwin, Stephanie Leonidas and Virginia Madsen.

June 23 – The series finale of Rush Hour should air on CBS at 10 PM

June 23 – The five-episode mini-series Thirteen will debut on BBC America at 10 PM

Mini-Series Synopsis: The mini-series explores how to pick up the threads of a life half-lived, while questioning who to trust when you can’t even trust yourself. It follows Ivy Moxam (Jodie Comer from Doctor Foster) on the day she escapes from the cellar that has been her prison for the last 13 years. It’s the day she’ll return to her home, to her family, to her life – but that day is only the beginning. The Moxam family had given up all hope when suddenly their loved one was thrust back into their lives – now the family struggles to piece back together the version of their lives that existed before Ivy disappeared.

June 25 – The Lifetime movie Center Stage: On Pointe will debut at 8 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Jonathan Reeves (Peter Gallagher) is tasked with infusing more contemporary styles and modernism into the American Ballet Academy and enlists his top choreographers Charlie (Sascha Radestsky), Cooper (Ethan Stiefel) and Tommy (Kenny Wormald) to recruit dancers to compete at an intensive camp where the winners will be selected to join the Academy. Bella Parker (Nicole Munoz from Defiance), who has always lived in the shadow of her hugely successful sister Kate, finally gets her chance to step into the limelight as one of the dancers selected for the camp.

June 25 – The Wedding March is the new Hallmark Channel movie that will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: When former college sweethearts Olivia Parsons and Mick Turner are unexpectedly reunited the weekend of Olivia’s wedding, the former couple initially locks horns but as the events of the weekend unfold, Olivia and Mick find old feelings rising to the surface. Will the bride-to-be walk down the aisle as planned or will she decide to give her first love a second chance? The cast includes Jack Wagner (When Calls the Heart), Emily Tennant (Cedar Cove) and Josie Bissett (Melrose Place)

June 26 – The new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie Flower Shop Mystery: Dearly Depotted will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Abby Knight (Brooke Shields) is a beautiful ex-attorney and proprietor of Bloomers, a quaint Illinois flower shop. As a bridesmaid and the floral arranger at her impulsive cousin’s wedding, Abby hopes Jillian won’t once again run from the altar. When the ceremony concludes without a hitch, Abby breathes a sigh of relief. But things take a mysterious turn when Abby and Marco (Brennan Elliott), a handsome bar owner and former private investigator, discover the body of Jack Sutcliff, an unscrupulous grifter who attempted to crash the wedding. While the police tape off the crime scene and a coroner examines the body, Abby’s curiosity gets the better of her and she sets out to conduct her own murder investigation and solve the case. With Marco’s help, Abby assembles an eclectic list of murder suspects — including her “black sheep” relatives, various wedding party members and even the groom’s socialite mother — and uncovers the surprising ways they were connected to the victim. As Abby interrogates the suspects, a budding romance develops between herself and Marco. While Abby’s investigation unfolds, one of the murder suspects turns up dead from an apparent suicide. But when Abby suspects this death was a homicide — and closes in on the killer — she finds herself trapped in a dangerous showdown. Now the former-lawyer-flower-shop-ownerturned-sleuth must scramble to bring the killer to justice, without becoming another victim.

June 26 – Ray Donovan will return for a new season on Showtime at 9 PM

June 28 – The second season of the summer thriller Zoo will premiere on CBS at 9 PM

June 28 – The new series Dead of Summer will debut on FreeForm at 9 PM

Show Synopsis: Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Stillwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses – and first kills. Stillwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn. The cast includes Elizabeth Lail (Once Upon a Time), Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost), Mark Indelicato (Ugly Betty) and Charles Mesure (The Magicians and V).

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Using her favorite online handle, Rueben is an East Coast-bred gal who is now a permanent Californian and a lifelong tv-oholic. She watches at least 25 TV shows a week, goes to the movies as often as possible, listens to music every waking moment, reads every day and “plays” on the internet every chance she can. Some of her current favorite TV shows are Outlander, Arrow, Grimm, The Blacklist, Teen Wolf, Killjoys, Dark Matter, The Shannara Chronicles, Good Witch, When Calls the Heart, The 100, Switched at Birth, Jane the Virgin, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash and The Fosters (among others). She is looking forward to the limited-run returns of Prison Break and 24: Legacy as well as the debuts of Emerald City and Midnight, Texas. Follow her at @ruebenrambling or contact her at rueben@nicegirlstv.com.