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June 2011 Calendar of Premieres, Specials and Finales

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 1st 2011 4:00PM
'True Blood' / 'Teen Wolf' / 'Falling Skies'
In terms of premieres, June is becoming just like September and January on the television landscape.

What used to be the kick-off to a summer of repeats and reality shows has recently become a stomping ground for scripted fare across cable. That shift has made the hot days of June cool and fun, so long as your TV room is air conditioned.

It's the end of an era as two 'Law & Order' shows bite the dust ('LA' and 'Criminal Intent') leaving only 'SVU' to carry the torch in the fall. Reality competitions 'The Voice' and 'America's Best Dance Crew' crown their winners, while seasons end for more serious dramatic series like 'Camelot,' 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Killing.'

But the summer also kicks off in crazy fashion with tons of premieres across cable. TNT has six of them, including the highly anticipated 'Falling Skies,' with USA matching with six of their own, including all of their hits as well as new entry 'Suits.'

FX is pairing a new season of 'Louie' with their unique guy-in-a-dog-suit-comedy 'Wilfred,' while ABC Family is using established hits 'Secret Life' and 'Pretty Little Liars' as lead-ins to launch new series 'Switched at Birth' and 'The Nine Lives of Chloe King.'

'Rookie Blue' is back on ABC, joined by new reality competition 'Expedition Impossible,' while NBC finally premieres their anthology 'Love Bites.' MTV debuts 'Teen Wolf' and TV Land pairs Fran Drescher's return to television, 'Happily Divorced' with the return of 'Hot in Cleveland.'

We haven't even scratched the surface of all that June has to offer. You'd probably be best to just bookmark this calendar of all the premieres, specials and finales for June 2011 so you don't get lost.

All times Eastern Time Zone (ET)

Wednesday, June 1
8:00 - 'Dude, What Would Happen?' (Cartoon Network) 4th season premiere
8:00 - 'Ghost Hunters: Pearl Harbor Phantoms' (Syfy) special presentation
8:00 - 'NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game 1' (NBC) special presentation
8:30 - 'Destroy Build Destroy' (Cartoon Network) 4th season premiere
9:00 - 'Franklin & Bash' (TNT) series premiere
9:00 - 'Haunted Collector' (Syfy) series premiere
9:00 - 'Man v. Food Nation' (Travel) series premiere
9:00 - 'Sweat Equity' (DIY) 9th season premiere
10:00 - 'Hollywood Treasure' (Syfy) 1st season mid-season premiere
10:00 - 'Men of a Certain Age' (TNT) 2nd season mid-season premiere
10:00 - 'The Real World: Las Vegas' (MTV) 25th season finale
10:00 - 'Sand Masters' (Travel) series premiere
10:00 - 'The World According to Paris' (Oxygen) series premiere

Thursday, June 2
8:00 - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night' (ABC) special presentation
8:30 - 'NBA Countdown' (ABC) special presentation
9:00 - 'NBA Finals: Game 2' (ABC) special presentation
9:00 - 'Sons of Perdition' (OWN) special presentation
9:00 - 'Smoking Gun Presents' (TruTV) 11th season premiere
10:00 - 'Break It Down' (National Geographic) 2nd season finale
10:00 - 'The First 48: Missing Persons' (A&E) series premiere
10:00 - 'Love Bites' (NBC) series premiere
10:00 - 'NY Ink' (TLC) series premiere
11:30 - 'Son of a Gun' (MTV) 1st season finale

Friday, June 3
12:00AM - 'Childrens Hospital' (Adult Swim) 3rd season premiere
8:00PM - 'Whale Wars: Road to the Showdown' (Animal Planet) special presentation
9:00 - 'Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution' (ABC) 2nd season mid-season premiere
9:00 - 'Python Hunters' (National Geographic Wild) 2nd season finale
9:00 - 'Whale Wars' (Animal Planet) 4th season premiere
10:00 - 'Urban Legends' (Syfy) 1st season finale
11:00 - 'VH1 Storytellers: My Morning Jacket' (VH1) special presentation

Saturday, June 4
12:00 - 'Room Crashers' (HGTV) series premiere
8:00 - 'NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game 2' (NBC) special presentation
8:00 - 'Niecy Nash's Wedding Bash' (TLC) special presentation
9:00 - 'Surviving D-Day' (Discovery) special presentation
9:00 - 'The Ultimate Fighter' (Spike) 13th season finale

Sunday, June 5
7:00 - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Time' (ABC) special presentation
7:30 - 'NBA Countdown' (ABC) special presentation
7:30 - 'Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew' (MTV) 6th season finale
8:00 - 'Food Network Challenge' (Food) 13th season premiere
8:00 - 'NBA Finals: Game 3' (ABC) special presentation
8:30 - 'So Random!' (Disney) series premiere
9:00 - '20th Annual MTV Movie Awards' (MTV) special presentation
9:00 - 'Hogs Gone Wild' (Discovery) 1st season finale
9:00 - 'Ice Road Truckers' (History) 5th season premiere
9:00 - 'Locked Up Abroad' (National Geographic) 5th season premiere
9:00 - 'Man-Eating Super Snake' (Animal Planet) special presentation
9:00 - 'The Next Food Network Star' (Food) 7th season premiere
9:00 - 'Sister Wives' (TLC) 2nd season mid-season finale
10:00 - 'Coming Home' (Lifetime) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Finding Bigfoot' (Animal Planet) series premiere
10:00 - 'Freaky Eaters' (TLC) 2nd season premiere
10:00 - 'The Glades' (A&E) 2nd season premiere
10:00 - 'Mancations' (Travel) series premiere
10:00 - 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' (Bravo) 6th season finale
10:00 - 'The Real L Word' (Showtime) 2nd season premiere
11:00 - 'Teen Wolf' (MTV) series premiere

Monday, June 6
8:00 - 'Adventure Time' (Cartoon Network) 3rd season premiere
8:00 - 'Last Man Standing' (Lifetime) special presentation
8:00 - 'Masterchef' (Fox) 2nd season premiere
8:00 - 'My Yard Goes Disney' (HGTV) series premiere
8:00 - 'NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game 3' (Versus) special presentation
8:00 - 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' (ABC Family) 4th season premiere
8:00 - 'WWE Tough Enough' (USA) 5th season finale
8:30 - 'House Hunters on Vacation' (HGTV) series premiere
9:00 - 'American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior' (Discovery) 2nd season finale
9:00 - 'Bobby Fischer Against the World' (HBO) special presentation
9:00 - 'HGTV'd' (HGTV) series premiere
9:00 - 'Switched at Birth' (ABC Family) series premiere
9:00 - 'Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal' (OWN) series premiere
10:00 - 'Behind Mansion Walls' (ID) series premiere
10:00 - 'The Dr. Laura Berman Show' (OWN) series premiere

Tuesday, June 7
8:00 - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night' (ABC) special presentation
8:30 - 'NBA Countdown' (ABC) special presentation
9:00 - '19 Kids & Counting' (TLC) 5th season mid-season premiere
9:00 - 'NBA Finals: Game 4' (ABC) special presentation
9:00 - 'White Collar' (USA) 3rd season premiere
10:00 - 'Covert Affairs' (USA) 2nd season premiere
10:00 - 'Deadliest Catch: Greenhorns' (Discovery) special presentation
10:00 - 'Love/Lust' (Sundance) 1st season mid-season premiere
10:30 - 'Hook, Line & Dinner' (Cooking) series premiere
10:30 - 'Sports Show with Norm MacDonald' (Comedy Central) 1st season finale

Wednesday, June 8
7:00 - 'CMT Music Awards: Red Carpet' (CMT) special presentation
8:00 - '2011 CMT Music Awards' (CMT) special presentation
8:00 - 'My Bear Family' (National Geographic Wild) series premiere
8:00 - 'NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game 4' (Versus) special presentation
9:00 - 'Operation Repo' (TruTV) 9th season premiere
9:30 - 'Extreme Couponing' (TLC) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'The Real World: Las Vegas: Reunion Special' (MTV) special presentation
10:00 - 'South Park' (Comedy Central) 15th season mid-season finale
10:00 - 'Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman' (Science) 2nd season premiere
10:30 - 'Workaholics' (Comedy Central) 1st season finale
11:00 - 'The Electric Barbarellas' (MTV) 1st season finale

Thursday, June 9
8:00 - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night [if necessary]' (ABC) special presentation
8:00 - 'DIY Dominator' (DIY) 2nd season finale
8:30 - 'NBA Countdown [if necessary]' (ABC) special presentation
9:00 - 'NBA Finals: Game 5 [if necessary]' (ABC) special presentation
10:00 - 'Nightmare Next Door' (ID) 2nd season premiere
10:00 - 'Ridiculousness' (MTV) series premiere
10:00 - 'Yard Crashers' (DIY) 5th season finale

Friday, June 10
7:00 - 'My Babysitter's a Vampire' (Disney) series premiere
8:00 - 'NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game 5 [if necessary] (NBC) special presentation
9:00 - 'CMT's Next Superstar' (CMT) 1st season finale
9:00 - 'Ghost Adventures' (Travel) 3rd season finale
9:00 - 'Guys Choice 2011' (Spike) special presentation
10:00 - 'Camelot' (Starz) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'FBI: Criminal Pursuit' (ID) 3rd season premiere
11:00 - 'Ray LaMontagne' (VH1) special presentation

Saturday, June 11
12:00AM - 'The Dudesons' (MTV2) 2nd season premiere
8:00PM - 'Field of Vision' (NBC) special presentation
9:00 - 'Color Splash' (HGTV) 9th season premiere
9:00 - 'A Crush on You' (Hallmark) special presentation
9:00 - 'Doctor Who' (BBC America) 6th season mid-season premiere
9:00 - 'Shane Untamed' (National Geographic Wild) series premiere
10:00 - 'My Ghost Story' (Biography) 2nd season finale

Sunday, June 12
7:00 - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night [if necessary]' (ABC) special presentation
7:30 - 'NBA Countdown [if necessary]' (ABC) special presentation
8:00 - 'The 65th Annual Tony Awards' (CBS) special presentation
8:00 - 'NBA Finals: Game 6 [if necessary]' (ABC) special presentation
9:00 - 'Army Wives' (Lifetime) 5th season finale
9:00 - 'Bridezillas' (WE) 8th season premiere
9:00 - 'Finding Sarah' (OWN) series premiere
9:00 - 'The Glee Project' (Oxygen) series premiere
9:00 - 'Swamp Wars' (Animal Planet) series premiere
9:00 - 'Taboo' (National Geographic) 7th season finale
10:00 - 'Amsale Girls' (WE) series premiere
10:00 - 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' (E!) 6th season premiere
10:00 - 'The Protector' (Lifetime) series premiere
10:00 - 'Why Not? with Shania Twain' (OWN) 1st season finale
10:30 - 'Ice Loves Coco' (E!) series premiere

Monday, June 13
12:00AM - 'Superjail!' (Adult Swim) 2nd season finale
8:00PM - 'Carnal Innocence' (Lifetime) special presentation
8:00 - 'NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game 6 [if necessary]' (NBC) special presentation
8:00 - 'Pair of Kings' (Disney XD) 2nd season premiere
8:30 - 'Kickin' It' (Disney XD) series premiere
9:00 - 'A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt' (HBO) special presentation
10:00 - 'Man v. Monster' (National Geographic Wild) 1st season finale

Tuesday, June 14
8:00 - 'Cupcake Wars' (Food) 3rd season premiere
8:00 - 'G4's Proving Ground' (G4) series premiere
8:00 - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night [if necessary]' (ABC) special presentation
8:00 - 'Pretty Little Liars' (ABC Family) 2nd season premiere
8:00 - 'Spouse vs. House' (TLC) 1st season finale
8:30 - 'NBA Countdown [if necessary]' (ABC) special presentation
9:00 - 'Braxton Family Values' (WE) 1st season finale
9:00 - 'Gene Simmons' Family Jewels' (A&E) 6th season premiere
9:00 - 'Memphis Beat' (TNT) 2nd season premiere
9:00 - 'NBA Finals: Game 7 [if necessary]' (ABC) special presentation
9:00 - 'The Nine Lives of Chloe King' (ABC Family) series premiere
10:00 - 'HawthoRNe' (TNT) 3rd season premiere
10:00 - 'Indoors Out' (DIY) 6th season premiere
10:30 - 'Jon Benjamin Has a Van' (Comedy Central) series premiere

Wednesday, June 15
8:00 - 'An Animal Saved My Life' (National Geographic Wild) series premiere
8:00 - 'NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game 7 [if necessary]' (NBC) special presentation
9:00 - '101 Gadgets That Changed the World' (History) special presentation
10:00 - 'ABC News: YouTube All-Stars' (ABC) special presentation
10:00 - 'Devil You Know' (ID) series premiere
10:00 - 'Hot in Cleveland' (TV Land) 2nd season mid-season premiere
10:00 - 'Toddlers & Tiaras' (TLC) 4th season premiere
10:00 - 'Top Chef Masters' (Bravo) 3rd season finale
10:00 - 'Tyler Perry's House of Payne' (TBS) 7th season finale
10:30 - 'Happily Divorced' (TV Land) series premiere
11:00 - 'Rocco's Dinner Party' (Bravo) series premiere

Thursday, June 16
10:00 - 'The Truth Below' (MTV) special presentation
10:00 - 'Yard Crashers' (DIY) 6th season premiere

Friday, June 17
8:00 - 'Flea Man' (National Geographic) series premiere
8:30 - 'A.N.T. Farm' (Disney) series premiere
9:00 - 'Paranormal Challenge' (Travel) series premiere
10:00 - 'Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind' (OWN) series premiere
10:30 - 'The Whitest Kids U'Know' (IFC) series finale
11:00 - 'Maxwell' (VH1) special presentation

Saturday, June 18
8:00 - 'Cops' (Fox) 23rd season finale
9:00 - 'America's Most Wanted' (Fox) 24th season finale
9:00 - 'Celebrity Ghost Stories' (Biography) 3rd season premiere
9:00 - 'Outcasts' (BBC America) series premiere
9:00 - 'Rock the House' (Hallmark) special presentation
10:00 - 'Celebrity Close Calls' (Biography) series premiere
10:00 - 'Parking Wars' (5th season finale
11:00 - 'The Inbetweeners' (BBC America) 3rd season premiere
11:30 - 'Come Fly With Me' (BBC America) series premiere

Sunday, June 19
7:00 - 'DIY Dominator Special 2011' (DIY) special presentation
8:00 - 'The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards' (CBS) special presentation
8:00 - 'Coal' (Spike) 1st season finale
9:00 - '2011 Miss USA Pageant' (NBC) special presentation
9:00 - 'AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Morgan Freeman' (TV Land) special presentation
9:00 - 'Drop Dead Diva' (Lifetime) 3rd season premiere
9:00 - 'Falling Skies' (TNT) series premiere
9:00 - 'Game of Thrones' (HBO) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'The Killing' (AMC) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Ryan & Tatum: The O'Neals' (OWN) series premiere
10:00 - 'Saddle Ranch' (VH1) 1st season finale

Monday, June 20
12:00AM - 'Mongo Wrestling Alliance' (Adult Swim) 1st season mid-season premiere
9:00PM - 'Hoarders' (A&E) 4th season premiere
9:00 - 'RuPaul's Drag U' (Logo) 2nd season premiere
9:00 - 'Sex Crimes Unit' (HBO) special presentation
10:00 - 'Animal Planet Investigates: Canned Hunts' (Animal Planet) special presentation
10:00 - 'Crave' (Food) series premiere
10:00 - 'Intervention' (A&E) 11th season premiere
10:00 - 'Nurse Jackie' (Showtime) 3rd season finale
10:00 - 'Sanctuary' (Syfy) 3rd season finale
10:30 - 'United States of Tara' (Showtime) series finale

Tuesday, June 21
8:00 - 'History Detectives' (PBS) 9th season premiere
8:00 - 'Wipeout' (ABC) 4th season mid-season premiere
9:00 - '101 Ways to Leave a Game Show' (ABC) series premiere
9:00 - 'Staten Island Cakes' (WE) series premiere
10:00 - 'Combat Hospital' (ABC) series premiere
10:00 - 'The Cupcake Girls' (WE) 2nd season premiere
10:00 - 'Nail Files' (TV Guide) series premiere
10:00 - 'POV' (PBS) 24th season premiere

Wednesday, June 22
9:00 - 'I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant' (TLC) 4th season premiere
10:00 - 'The Real World/Road Rules Challenge' (MTV) 21st season premiere

Thursday, June 23
9:00 - 'Burn Notice' (USA) 5th season premiere
9:00 - 'Expedition Impossible' (ABC) series premiere
9:00 - 'Known Universe' (National Geographic) 3rd season finale
10:00 - '24 Hour Restaurant Battle' (Food) 2nd season finale
10:00 - 'Futurama' (Comedy Central) 6th season mid-season premiere
10:00 - 'Rookie Blue' (ABC) 2nd season premiere
10:00 - 'Suits' (USA) series premiere
10:00 - 'Wilfred' (FX) series premiere
10:30 - 'Louie' (FX) 2nd season premiere

Friday, June 24
9:00 - 'How It's Made' (Science) 10th season finale
9:00 - 'Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution' (ABC) 2nd season finale
9:00 - 'Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss' (TLC) 2nd season finale
10:00 - 'Commercial Kings' (IFC) series premiere
11:00 - 'VH1 Unplugged: Mumford & Sons' (VH1) special presentation
11:00 - 'Young, Broke & Beautiful' (IFC) series premiere

Saturday, June 25
10:00 - 'Carson Nation' (OWN) series premiere

Sunday, June 26
10:00AM - 'The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes' (Disney XD) 1st season finale
7:00PM - 'Wild Amazon' (Animal Planet) special presentation
8:00 - 'BET Awards '11' (BET) special presentation
9:00 - 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' (VH1) 5th season premiere
9:00 - 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' (USA) series finale
9:00 - 'Leverage' (TNT) 4th season premiere
9:00 - 'True Blood' (HBO) 4th season premiere
10:00 - 'The Marriage Ref' (NBC) 2nd season premiere
10:00 - 'Underbelly' (DirecTV) 3rd season finale

Monday, June 27
8:00 - 'Gone' (Lifetime) special presentation
9:00 - 'Hot Coffee' (HBO) special presentation
10:00 - 'Law & Order: Los Angeles' (NBC) series finale
10:00 - 'Weeds' (Showtime) 7th season premiere
10:20 - 'James May's Road Trip' (BBC America) 2nd season finale
10:30 - 'The Big C' (Showtime) 2nd season premiere

Tuesday, June 28
8:00 - 'My First Place' (HGTV) 18th season finale
9:00 - 'Kitchen Impossible' (DIY) 6th season finale
9:00 - 'Real Estate Intervention' (HGTV) 5th season premiere
9:00 - 'The Voice' (NBC) 1st season finale

Wednesday, June 29
8:00 - 'Melissa & Joey' (ABC Family) 1st season mid-season premiere
8:30 - 'Money Hunters' (DIY) 2nd season finale
8:30 - 'State of Georgia' (ABC Family) series premiere
9:00 - 'Income Property' (HGTV) 4th season finale
9:00 - 'Royal Pains' (USA) 3rd season premiere
9:00 - 'Tough Love' (VH1) 3rd season premiere
10:00 - 'Behind the Music' (VH1) 4th season premiere
10:00 - 'Necessary Roughness' (USA) series premiere

Thursday, June 30
9:00 - 'Wicked Attraction' (ID) 4th season premiere
10:00 - 'Extreme Chef' (Food) series premiere
10:30 - 'Ugly Americans' (Comedy Central) 2nd season premiere

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firebobhesucks

This is the 1st time I've checked here in a few days since they stopped the What's On Tonight. I see no reason to check in here anymore. I guess I'll have to go back to going up & down my cable guide for 30 minutes every night just to make sure I'm not missing anything. What a pain in the ass! At least I can save myself the time of looking around here for an hour every day. Goodbye TV Squad. R.I.P.

June 02 2011 at 6:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MidnightSnack

So, Is this the "whats on tonight" for the month? Ever since this switch you guys have really dropped the ball. Not reliable at all anymore.

June 01 2011 at 10:30 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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hammermint

Doesn't look like anyone has taken over the daily prime-time and late-night show posts from Rich Keller following his departure. I hope this is a temporary situation, as these were the primary reasons that drew me to TVsquad to begin with!

June 01 2011 at 10:40 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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