Entertainment Television

Guide to July 2012 TV premieres, movies, specials

Summer TV favorites return in July, including the final episodes of TNT's "The Closer," AMC's "Breaking Bad" and DirecTV's "Damages," as well as new seasons of Syfy's "Warehouse 13" and USA's "White Collar."

Several new series debut, with USA's "Political Animals" at the top of that heap. Here's a list of premieres for the month that I will continue to update.

Sunday, July 1
7 | "BET Awards 2012," BET (special)
7 | "Queen & Country," PBS (4-part series premiere)
7 | "The Bond Collection," Encore (nightly showings of James Bond films premiere)
8 | "Masterpiece Mystery: Endeavor," PBS (special premiere)
9 | "Weeds," Showtime (season 8 premiere)
9 | "Shark Wranglers," History (series premiere)
9:30 | "Episodes," Showtime (season 2 premiere)

Monday, July 2
9 | "Four Houses," TLC (series premiere)
10 | "Web Therapy," Showtime (season 2 premiere)

Tuesday, July 3
9 | "Haunted Highway," Syfy (series premiere)

Wednesday, July 4
2 | "Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest," ESPN (special)
6 | "Jim McKay: My World in My Words," HBO (documentary premiere)
7 | "A Capitol Fourth," PBS (special)
8 | "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular," NBC (special)
8 | "America's Lost Treasures," Nat Geo (series premiere)
9 | "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular," CBS (special)

Friday, July 6
9:30 | "Corey Holcomb: Your Way Ain't Working," Showtime (special)

Saturday, July 7
11 a.m. | "Sell This House: Extreme," A&E (season premiere)
7 | "The Dog Whisperer," Nat Geo Wild (final season premiere)
7 | "Man Vs. Wolf," Discovery (special)

Sunday, July 8
7 | "Big Ang," VH1 (series premiere)
7 | "Xtreme Waterparks," Travel (series premiere)
8 | "Masterpiece Mystery: Inspector Lewis," PBS (season premiere)
8 | "Insane Coaster Wars," Travel (series premiere)
8 | "The Talking Dead," AMC (special)
8 | "Oprah Builds a Network," OWN (2-part special premiere; concludes at 8 p.m. July 15)
9 | "The Walking Dead: Series Pemiere in Black and White," AMC (special)
9 | "Bounty Wars," Discovery (series premiere)

Monday, July 9
7 | "Bizarre Foods America Celebrates 100," Travel (special)
8 | "The Closer," TNT (season 7; final six episodes)
8 | "Remodeled," CW (season 2 premiere)
8 | "Bizarre Foods America," Travel (season premiere)
8 | "Count It Down: Best Chick Flicks," TV Guide Network (special)
9 | "Perception," TNT (series premiere)
9 | "Bad Girls Club," Oxygen (season premiere)
9 | "Opening Act," E! (season premiere)

Tuesday, July 10
7 | "Destination Truth," Syfy (season premiere)
8 | "Trust Us with Your Life," ABC (series premiere)
8 | "White Collar," USA (season premiere)
9 | "Covert Affairs," USA (season 3 premiere)
9 | "NY Med," ABC (series premiere)
9 | "Paranormal Highway," Syfy (series premiere)

Wednesday, July 11
6 | "Lombardi," HBO (documentary premiere)
8 | "Damages," DirecTV Audience (season 5 premiere)
8 | "Beverly Hills Nannies," ABC Family (series premiere)
9 | "Hit and Miss," DirecTV Audience (series premiere)
9 | "The Franchise," Showtime (season premiere)
9 | "Cheer Perfection," TLC (series premiere)
10 | "Strangers in Danger," Fuel TV (series premiere)

Thursday, July 12
8 | "Big Brother," CBS (season premiere)
9 | "Top Spot," Travel (series premiere)
9 | "Property Wars," Discovery (series premiere)
10 | "The Real L Word," Showtime (season 3 premiere)

Friday, July 13
8 | "Tyler Perry's For Better Or Worse," TBS (season 2 premiere)
8 | "John Leguizamo's Tales From a Ghetto Klown," PBS (special; check local listings)
8 | "Can You Survive a Horror Movie?" Chiller (special premiere)
8 | "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne," Showtime (special)

Saturday, July 14
8 | "True Bloodthirst," Syfy (movie premiere)
8 | "D.L. Hughley: Reset," Showtime (special)
9 | "Dark Matters: Twisted But True," Science (season 2 premiere)
10 | "George Lopez: It's Not Me, It's You," HBO (special premiere)
10 | "Matt Braunger: Shovel Fighter," Comedy Central (special)

Sunday, July 15
7 | "Leverage," TNT (season 5 premiere)
8 | "The Unlikely Leopard," Nat Geo Wild (special)
9 | "Political Animals," USA (series premiere)
9 | "Breaking Bad," AMC (season 5 premiere)
9 | "Strange Sex," TLC (season 3 premiere)
10 | "Small Town Security," AMC (series premiere)

Monday, July 16
5:30 | "Carol Channing: Larger Than Life," Showtime (special)
8 | "Eureka," Syfy (series finale)
8 | "Count It Down: Best Guilty Pleasure Movies," TV Guide Network (special)

Tuesday, July 17
8 | "The L.A. Complex," CW (season 2 premiere)
8 | "American Gypsies," Nat Geo (series premiere)
9 | "Freaks & Creeps with Lucy Cooke," Nat geo Wild (3-part special)

Wednesday, July 18
6 | "Derek Jeter 3K," HBO (documentary premiere)
9 | "Mama Drama," VH1 (series premiere)

Thursday, July 19
5 | "Premios Juventud (Youthful Awards)," Univision (special)
8 | "Project Runway," Lifetime (season 10 premiere)
9 | "Sullivan & Son," TBS (series premiere)
9 | "Great Lake Warriors," History (series premiere)

Friday, July 20
8 | "Super Saver Showdown," OWN (series premiere)
9 | "Lost Girl," Syfy (season 3 premiere)
9 | "3 Days to Open with Bobby Flay," Food (series premiere)

Saturday, July 21
8 | "Bouquet of Barbed Wire," Ovation (3-part mini premiere)
8 | "How to Fall in Love," Hallmark (movie premiere)
9 | "Rove LA," TV Guide network (talk show premiere)
10 | "Todd Barry: Super Crazy," Comedy Central (special)
11:15 | "Squidbillies," Adult Swim (season premiere)

Sunday, July 22
7 | "Teen Choice Awards 2012," Fox (special)
8 | "3," CBS (series premiere)
9 | "Flip Men," Spike TV (season 2 premiere)
9 | "Chopped: Grill Masters," Food (5-part mini premiere)

Monday, July 23
7 | "Bachelor Pad," ABC (season 3 premiere)
8 | "Warehouse 13," Syfy (season 4 premiere)
8 | "25 Biggest Reality Star Blunders," TV Guide Network (special)
9 | "Alphas," Syfy (season 2 premiere)

Tuesday, July 24
7 | "American Originals," Travel (series premiere)
8 | "The Godfather Legacy," History (special)

Wednesday, July 25
5:30 | "Namath," HBO (documentary premiere)
7 | "Going for Gold: The '48 Games," BBC America (Dramaville special)
9 | "The Absolutely Fabulous: Olympics," BBC America (special)
9 | "Top Chef Masters," Bravo (season premiere)

Friday, July 27
10 | "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show," Comedy Central (season 3 premiere)

Saturday, July 28
9 a.m. | "Hideous Houses," A&E (series premiere)
8 p.m. | "The Philadelphia Experiment," Syfy (movie premiere)
8 | "The Nerdist: Comic-Con," BBC America (special)
9 | "The Nerdist: Tribute to Toys & Games," BBC America (special)

Tuesday, July 31
8 | "Design All-Stars," HGTV (season premiere)

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