Friday, May 28, 2010

2010 Summer TV Premieres and Schedule

Summer TV is a slow time for the medium, filled with reality and reruns. However, in the past few years more networks have been getting into summer scripted shows and the cable shows are becoming top quality themselves.

Check below for the cable summer premiere schedule from The Hollywood Reporter.
For the broadcast schedule, check it out over here HERE.

June 3
Burn Notice (USA), 9 p.m.
Royal Pains (USA), 10 p.m.
June 6
The Hard Times of RJ Berger (MTV), 10 p.m.
Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime), 9 p.m.
June 8
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family), 8 p.m.
  June 13
True Blood (HBO), 9 p.m.
June 15
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (Bravo), 9 p.m.
June 16
Top Chef (Bravo), 9 p.m.
June 20
Leverage (TNT), 9 p.m.
June 22
Hawthorne (TNT), 9 p.m.
Memphis Beat (TNT), 10 p.m.
June 24
Futurama (Comedy Central), 10 p.m. 
June 27
Hung (HBO), 10 p.m.
Entourage (HBO), 10:30 p.m.
June 29
Rescue Me (FX), 10 p.m.
Louie (FX), 11 p.m.
July 9
Eureka (Syfy), 9 p.m.
July 11
Children's Hospital (Adult Swim), 10:30 p.m.
July 12
The Closer (TNT), 9 p.m.
July 13
White Collar (USA), 9 p.m.
Covert Affairs (USA), 10 p.m.
July 14
Psych (USA), 10 p.m.
July 24
Being Human (BBC America)
July 25
Mad Men (AMC), 10 p.m.
My Boys (TBS),
Aug. 1
Rubicon (AMC)
Aug. 16
Weeds (Showtime), 10 p.m.
The Big C (Showtime), 10:30 p.m.
Aug. 17
Melissa & Joey (ABC Family), 8 p.m.
Aug. 20
Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town (IFC)

What summer shows will you be watching? I'm definitely watching Mad Men and Psych, but will also be checking out The Gates and Pretty Little Liars. The show I've been eagerly anticipating is an old one that I've missed so much - Futurama! My favorite of the cartoons-for-adults genre (The Simpsons, Family Guy, Venture Bros., etc) is back after being prematurely canceled and then briefly resurrected for TV movies. Now it's back to form with a series order from Comedy Central and hopefully can live up to the standard it set the first time around.

What summer shows will you be watching? Or do you chose to spend your summers catching up on good TV you missed the first time around (Six Feet Under, The Wire, Sopranos, etc)?

Chuck: Jeffster's "Blaze of Glory"

During the excellent season finale of Chuck on Monday, we saw snippets of Jeffster's music video of Bon Jovi's song "Blaze of Glory." The tune played throughout the Intersect vs. Intersect battle, but we only saw glimpses of the video that took Jeff and Lester two weekends to make. Now, the whole video is online for us to enjoy!


It's hilariously over the top and awful/awesome. Just like Jeffster!

[via The Watcher]

Linkulous: MacGruber, Shit My Dad Says, Lost Posters, World Cup and more!

Happy Friday! Below are some great articles I read over the week covering topics from Nike's World Cup ad to Lost to the stories behind viral videos and a whole bunch more. Enjoy the reads and have a great holiday weekend!

How 'MacGruber' Fell Victim to the SNL Curse - I thought it was really funny and should be seen, but this explains just why SNL movies are such bombs nowadays. 

First Look: “Shit My Dad Says” pilot - Starring Shatner and based on a twitter profile, it sounds like the perfect geek hybrid of the old and new.  I just hope it's actually funny.

Lost Series Finale a Twitter Earthquake - The most talked about show on twitter, by far.

The Secret to Getting The Job You Want 

Nike’s “Write the Future” Ad Sets Viral Record [VIDEO]

Lost Posters: Season 6 in Black and White

Author Nicholas Carr: The Web Shatters Focus, Rewires Brains - doesn't necessarily make you smarter, but it does change they way your brain works. Fascinating! 

Watch This: Iron Baby

Boob-Slapping Wedding DJ Didn't Get Paid for Show, Might Sue Video Maker

Mom Convicted After Locking Son Out of Facebook

Did you read any great/crazy stories this week? Feel free to share them in the comments. I'm always looking for interesting reads.