Summer TV Show Line-up
With Times - New And Returning Shows - How To Get A Guy - Fear Factor -
Last Comic Standing - Celebrity Poker
June 2nd 2006
Our favorite TV shows of the season have ended and now we are trying to
figure out what else to watch. American Idol, Lost, Greys Anatomy,
Desperate Housewives have either begun their summer re-runs or on hiatus
until the fall. The networks are working a series of reality shows such
as "Last Comic Standing" and "Big Brother."
Cable TV has come up with a summer line-up. These shows include TNT's
"The Closer," FX's "Rescue Me," USA's "The Dead Zone" and HBO's
"Entourage" and "Deadwood." ABC has also offered free downloads of last
seasons TV shows on their website.
There are other new and returning shows planned for this summer. CBS is
presenting “Game Show Marathon” which airs at Thursday only beginning
June 15. Host Ricki Late will gather a B-list of celebrities playing
classic TV game shows such as "The Match Game" and "The Price Is Right."
Here are some of the summer shows and their times:
ABC will offer “How to Get the Guy” which will air 9 p.m. Mondays. This
show follows four single women in San Francisco looking for Mr. Right.
“Master of Champions” will also air on ABC at 7 p.m. Thursdays. This is
a variety show which spans the globe to feature such unusual contest
categories as Interpretive Pizza Tossing and an Extreme Unicycle
The drama series “Windfall” will appear on NBC this summer. This starts
Luke Perry and Jason Gedrick who follow the lives of 20 lottery
winners. This is the only new drama series offered by the networks.
NBC will also offer a reality show called the “Treasure Hunters” which
puts together teams that travel the world competing in variety of
physical and mental challenges such as puzzle solving and clue gathering
in a "Da Vinci Code"-styled quest. This show will air 8 p.m. Mondays.
Simon Cowell has produced the “America’s Got Talent” show for NBC which
will 8 air p.m. Wednesdays. It will be hosted by Regis Philbin and
David Hasselhoff will be one of the judges.
The USA Network will be offering “Psych” at 9 p.m. on Fridays. This is
a one hour drama series staring James Roday as a phony psychic who uses
his well-honed powers of observation as a private investigator. The
4400 will also be returning this summer to USA at 8 p.m. Sundays.
Bravo will be offering a reality TV show called “Work Out”. This show
follows the personal and professional lives of some Beverly Hills
fitness trainers. It will air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. The SciFi channel is
also offering a reality show called "So You Want to Be a Superhero?"
This show challenges the wannabes to live like their heroes and compete
in challenges. Marvel Comics guru Stan Lee will judge. So far, there is
no time announced for this show.
NBC will be bringing back some shows including “Fear Factor” and "Last
Comic Standing”. FX is bringing back “Rescue Me” staring Denis Leary as
a New York firefighter. Bravo will be bringing back “Celebrity Poker
Showdown”. The celebrities include Jason Alexander, Bryan Cranston,
Jennifer Tilly, Macy Gray, Glencoe native Fred Savage and Palos native
Robin Tunney. The Bravo shows "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" and "My
Life on the D List" are also coming back.
HBO is bringing back “Deadwood” and “Entourage”. Deadwood, which airs 8
p.m. Sundays, is centered on a wild-west town and its lawlessness.
Entourage will appear on Sundays at 9:30 p.m.
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