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Guide to June 2012 TV premieres, movies, specials

By Curt Wagner

RedEye

12:08 PM CDT, May 29, 2012

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If it gets to hot outside this summer, don't worry. You'll have plenty of TV to watch in the air-conditioned luxury of your living room. June brings a bevy of new and returning TV series, specials and movies, as will the rest of the summer. Here's a complete list (as complete as can be) of premiere dates and times for the month of June. As always, I will continue to add when I hear of more premieres, and please let me know if I've forgotten something.

Friday, June 1
7 | "a.n.t. Farm: Creative Consultant," Disney (season 2 premiere)
7 | "The National History Bee," History (3-part special premiere)
8 | "Whale Wars," Animal Planet (season 5 premiere)
9 | "Motor City Rising," Ovation (series premiere)
9 | "The Culinary Adventures Of Baron Ambrosia," Cooking Channel (series premiere)
10 | "Femme Fatale," Cinemax (season premiere)

Saturday, June 2
7:30 p.m. | "Easy Chinese," Cooking (season 2 premiere)
7 | "Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters," Hub TV (series premiere)

Sunday, June 3
10 a.m. | "Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction," Food (season premiere)
7 p.m. | "The Diamond Queen," BBC America (special premiere; Parts 1-3 until 10 p.m.)
7 | "Secret Millionaire," ABC (season premiere)
7 | "TCM's Essentials Jr. with Bill Hader," TCM (series premiere)
8 | "The Glades," A&E (season 3 premiere)
8 | "Drop Dead Diva," Lifetime (season 4 premiere)
8 | "Miss USA 2012," NBC (special premiere)
8 | "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition," ABC (season premiere)
8 | "Ice Road Truckers," History (season 6 premiere)
8 | "Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne," Style (series premiere)
8 | "Yogi Cameron: A Model Guru," Veria Living (series premiere)
9 | "Teen Wolf," MTV (season 2 premiere)
9 | "Longmire," A&E (series premiere)
9 | "On the Case with Paula Zahn," ID (season 6 premiere)
9 | "Head Games," Discovery (series premiere)

Monday, June 4
7 | "Hell's Kitchen," Fox (season 10 premiere)
8 | "MasterChef," Fox (season 3 premiere)
8 | "Count it Down: Sexiest Hollywood Babes," TV Guide (special premiere)
8 | "Are You Normal, America?" OWN (series premiere)
9 | "Push Girls," Sundance (series premiere)
9 | "The Real Housewives of New York City," Bravo (season 5 premiere)

Tuesday, June 5
3:15 a.m. and 7 a.m. | "The Queen's Diamond Jubliee: Services of Thanksgiving and Royal Procession," BBC America (live coverage special)
6:30 p.m. | "Total Drama Revenge of the Island," Cartoon Network (series premiere)
7 | "Pretty Little Liars," ABC Family (season 3 premiere)
8 | "Jane By Design," ABC Family (season 2 premiere)
8 | "Rizzoli & Isles," TNT (season 3 premiere)
8 | "Love in the Wild," NBC (season 2 premiere)
9 | "Franklin & Bash," TNT (season 2 premiere)
9 | "The Glee Project," Oxygen (season 2 premiere)
9 | "Kendra on Top," WE tv (series premiere)
9 | "Storage Wars," A&E (season premiere)

Wednesday, June 6
8 | "Royal Pains," USA (season premiere)
8 | "Haunted Collector," Syfy (season 2 premiere)
8 | "Best Sandwich in America," Travel (series premiere)
8 | "Cajun Pawn Stars," History (season premiere)
9 | "Fast N' Loud," Discovery (series premiere)
9 | "Necessary Roughness," USA (season 2 premiere)
9 | "Through the Wormhole," Science (season premiere)
9:30 | "My Big Redneck Vacation," CMT (season 2 premiere)

Thursday, June 7
6 | "Orchids: My Intersex Adventure," Showtime (doc premiere)
7 | "No Look Pass," Showtime (doc premiere)
7 | "Take Me Out," Fox (series premiere)
8 | "The Choice," Fox (series premiere)
8 | "Saving Hope," NBC (season 2 premiere)
8 | "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles," Bravo (series premiere)
8:30 | "Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston," Showtime (doc premiere)
9 | "Cajun Justice," A&E (season premiere)

Friday, June 8
8 | "Lives on Fire," OWN (series premiere)
9 | "Flying Wild Alaska," Discovery (season 3 premiere)
9 | "Comedy Bang! Bang!" IFC (series premiere)
9:30 | "Bunk," IFC (series premiere)

Saturday, June 9
7 | "Hannah's Law," Hallmark Movie Channel (movie premiere)
8 | "Jersey Shore Shark Attack," Syfy (movie premiere)
8 | "Guys Choice," Spike TV (special premiere)
8 | "Million Dollar Neighborhood," OWN (series premiere)
9 | "Real Life: The Musical," OWN (series premiere)
9 | "Redneck Island," CMT (series premiere)

Sunday, June 10
8 | "True Blood," HBO (season 5 premiere)
8 | "Untamed Americas," Nat Geo (series premiere)
9 | "Bridezillas," We tv (season premiere)
9 | "Our America with Lisa Ling," OWN (summer premiere)

Monday, June 11
7:30 | "Annoying Orange," Cartoon Network (series premiere)
8 | "Damages," DirecTV Audience (season 5 premiere)
8 | "Bunheads," ABC Family (series premiere)
8 | "Chicagolicious," Style (series premiere)
8 | "Count it Down: Sexiest Hollywood Hunks," TV Guide (special premiere)
9 | "Hit & Miss," DirecTV Audience (series premiere)
9 | "Tia & Tamera," Style (season 2 premiere)
9 | "Lizard Lick Towing," TruTV (season premiere)

Tuesday, June 12
8 | "Thorne: Sleepyhead," Encore (miniseries premiere)
8 | "Barter Kings," A&E (series premiere)
9 | "World's Worst Tenants," Spike TV (series premiere)
9 | "The Brit List: 20 Sexiest," BBC America (special premiere)
10 | "The Next Big Thing: NY," Oxygen (series premiere)

Wednesday, June 13
8 | "Dallas," TNT (series premiere)
8 | "Thorne: Scaredy Cat," Encore (miniseries conclusion)

Thursday, June 14
8 | "Burn Notice," USA (season 6 premiere)
9 | "Suits," USA (season 2 premiere)

Friday, June 15
7 | "Let It Shine," Disney (movie premiere)
9 | "Randy To The Rescue," TLC (series premiere)

Saturday, June 16
9:30 a.m. | "Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen," Food (series premiere)
10 a.m. | "Barefoot Countessa: Back to Basics," Food (season premiere)
7 | "Blue Lagoon: The Awakening," Lifetime (movie premiere)
7 | "Operation Cupcake," Hallmark (movie premiere)
8 | "Piranhaconda," Syfy (movie premiere)
9 | "StandUp in Stilettos," TV Guide (series premiere, followed by Ep. 2)

Sunday, June 17
7 | "Operation Cupcake," Hallmark (movie premiere)
8 | "Falling Skies," TNT (season 2 premiere)
8 | "2012 MuchMuch Video Awards," Fuse (special premiere)
8 | "Forensic Files," Smithsonian (series premiere)
9 | "Taboo," Nat Geo (series premiere)

Monday, June 18
7:30 | "Pair of Kings," Disney XD (season 3 premiere)
8 | "Hollywood Heights," Nick at Night (series premiere)
8 | "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta," VH1 (series premiere)
8 | "Count it Down: Best Movie Kisses," TV Guide (special premiere)
8 | "Danger By Design," Science (series premiere)
9 | "The Glass House," ABC (series premiere)
9 | "Miss Advised," Bravo (series premiere)

Tuesday, June 19
8 | "Discovering Lennon," BBC America (special premiere)
9 | "The Brit List: 20 Coolest," BBC America (special premiere)
9 | "Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp," Lifetime (series premiere)
9 | "Fanquest: Twilight," TV Guide (special premiere)

Wednesday, June 20
6 | "Hitler's Pawn," HBO (documentary premiere)
7:30 | "Baby Daddy," ABC Family (series premiere)
8 | "Diamond Divers," Spike TV (series premiere)
9 | "Inside Men," BBC America (series premiere)
9 | "Futurama," Comedy Central (season 7 premiere)
9 | "The Soul Man," TV Land (series premiere)
9 | "School Spirits," Syfy (series premiere)
9:30 | "The Exes," TV Land (season 2 premiere)

Thursday, June 21
7 | "Justin Bieber: All Around the World," NBC (special premiere)
9 | "Snooki & JWoww," MTV (series premiere)

Saturday, June 23
7 | "Big Baboon House," Nat Geo Wild (series premiere)
8 | "Arachnoquake," Syfy (movie premiere)

Sunday, June 24
9 | "The Newsroom," HBO (series premiere)
9 | "The Great Escape," TNT (series premiere)
9 | "Army Wives," Lifetime (season premiere)
10:45 | "Aqua Something You Know Whatever," Adult Swim (season 11 premiere)

Tuesday, June 26
8 | "Craft Wars," TLC (series premiere)
9 | "Retired at 35," TV Land (season premiere)
9 | "The Brit List: 20 Baddest," BBC America (special premiere)

Wednesday, June 27
6 | "Runnin' Rebels of UNLV," HBO (documentary premiere)
8 | "Hollywood Exes," VH1 (series premiere)
9 | "Final Witness," ABC (series premiere)

Thursday, June 28
8 | "Twenty Twelve," BBC America (series premiere, followed by episodes 2 and 3; moves to regular 11 p.m. Sat. time June 30)
8 | "Anger Management," FX (series premiere, followed by Ep. 2)
8 | "Wipeout," ABC (season premiere)
8 | "Trip Flip," Travel (series premiere)
9 | "Wilfred," FX (season 2 premiere)
9 | "D.U.I.," TLC (summer premiere)
9 | "Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell," Food (series premiere)
9:30 | "Louie," FX (season 3 premiere)
9:30 | "Awkward," MTV (season 2 premiere)
10 | "Brand X with Russell Brand," FX (series premiere)

Friday, June 29
8 | "XIII," ReelzChannel (series premiere)
8 | "Chasing UFOs," Nat Geo (series premiere, followed at 9 p.m. by Ep. 2)
8:30 | "Gravity Falls," Disney (series premiere)

Saturday, June 30
8 | "Bigfoot," Syfy (movie premiere)