Premieres: Thursday, June 6 at 9/8c
After having contestants find their way out of cells on The Great Escape to win $100,000 last summer, TNT is now dumping contestants out in the wilderness to search for a hidden briefcase with — you guessed it — $100,000 in three days. The three teams, each comprised of three strangers, are left with just a GPS tracking device and one bottle of water. Drink responsibly.
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The American Baking Competition (CBS)
Premieres: Wednesday, May 29 at 8/7c
Are you a master baker? Based on the British series The Great British Bake Off and hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, 10 amateur bakers whip up their best sweets to win $250,000 and a publishing contract with Simon & Schuster to create his or her own cookbook.
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The Bridge (FX)
Premieres: Wednesday, July 10 at 10/9c
Diane Kruger and Oscar nominee Demian Bichir come to TV as Sonya Cross and Marco Ruiz, two detectives who must work together to hunt down a killer operating on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border. Created by Homeland executive producer Meredith Stiehm and Elwood Reid, the series is based on the Danish series Bron. Let's hope this goes better than The Killing 1.0.
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Brooklyn DA (CBS)
Premieres: Tuesday, May 28 at 10/9c
The six-part docu-series will follow the men and women of Brooklyn's Kings County District Attorney’s Office inside and outside the courtroom, as they take on cases involving murder, mobsters, political corruption and young girls being trafficked as sex slaves. 48 Hours' Susan Zirinsky and Patti Aronofsky will produce.
Add to Watchlist: Brooklyn DA
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Premieres: Wednesday, July 10 at 10/9c
It's summer, which means it's time for camp! The dramedy follows the counselors and campers at Little Otter Family Camp, led by Mackenzie Greenfield (Rachel Griffiths), the camp director whose husband just left her for a younger woman. Fun fact: The series was shot in Australia.
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Crossing Lines (NBC)
Premieres: Sunday, June 23 at 9/8c; moves to 10/9c on June 30
Former Criminal Minds executive producer Edward Allen Bernero has his protagonists chasing criminals again — this time globally. William Fichtner, Donald Sutherland, Marc Lavoine, Gabriella Pession, Tom Wlaschiha, Moon Dailly and Richard Flood star as members of an elite task force based at the International Criminal Court in The Hague who track down criminals around the world. The 10-episode series was shot on location in such places as Paris and Prague.
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Devious Maids (Lifetime)
Premieres: Sunday, June 23 at 10/9c
Originally developed at ABC, the Marc Cherry sudser follows a group of maids — played by Ana Ortiz, Judy Reyes, Roselyn Sanchez, Dania Ramirez and Brianna Brown — who work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. Susan Lucci plays one of the employers, Genevieve Delacourt. In a fun crossover, Sanchez's Maids character made a cameo in the series finale of Cherry's Desperate Housewives.
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Does Someone Have to Go? (Fox)
Premieres: Thursday, May 23 at 9/8c
A sort of reverse Undercover Boss, the six-episode series follows employees from different businesses tasked with managing their struggling companies, including making such tough decisions as who stays and who goes to make the office run more efficiently. Or you know, to create Zen office.
Add to Watchlist: Does Someone Have to Go?
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Family Tree (HBO)
Premieres: Sunday, May 12 at 10:30/9:30c
Who is Tom Chadwick? That's what he's going to find out. After losing his job and his girlfriend, Tom (Chris O'Dowd) inherits a mysterious box of belongings from a great aunt whom he never met and starts discovering his lineage and motley crew of relatives. Shot mockumentary-style, the series comes from Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock.
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The Fosters (ABC Family)
Premieres: Monday, June 3 at 9/8c
Executive-produced by Jennifer Lopez, the drama stars Teri Polo and Sherri Saum as Stef and Lena Foster, a lesbian bi-racial couple who raise ethnically diverse biological and foster (wordplay!) children together. The series has already angered conservative group One Million Moms, which said in a statment that ABC "has lost their minds" for featuring a same-sex couple adopting children.
Add to Watchlist: The Fosters
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Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls (NBC)
Premieres: Monday, July 8 at 9/8c
Can you hang with Grylls? The adventurer leads 10 teams of two on a non-stop, extreme-survival trek across New Zealand's unforgiving South Island. No word yet if anyone has to drink their own urine.
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The Goodwin Games (FOX)
Premieres: Monday, May 20 at 8:30/7:30c
A year after first receiving a pickup, the comedy, from How I Met Your Mother producers Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris, is finally hitting the airwaves. Becki Newton, Scott Foley and TJ Miller star as estranged siblings who reconnect when they stand to inherit a fortune after their father's death. The catch: His will stipulates that they must play a game of Trivial Pursuit with questions about their lives.
Add to Watchlist: The Goodwin Games
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Premieres: Thursday, June 6 at 10/9c
This is the true story… of six strangers… picked to live in a house. No, it's not The Real World, but it is based on true events. The six strangers, which include Daniel Sunjata and Aaron Tveit, are FBI, DEA and US Customs agents who are forced to live together in a Southern California beach house as part of an undercover operation. Created by White Collar's Jeff Eastin, the dark, gritty drama will most definitely not be confused with USA's usual "blue skies" programming.
Add to Watchlist: Graceland
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The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN)
Premieres: Tuesday, May 28 at 9/8c
Think Downton Abbey in the South. Based on Tyler Perry's 2011 play, the drama series, starring John Schneider and Crystal Fox, follows the affluent Cryer family in Savannah, Ga., and its housekeeper's impoverished clan. The show is OWN's first foray into scripted fare.
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The Hero (TNT)
Premieres: Thursday, June 6 at 8/7c
If you smell what The Rock is cooking, then it's an intense, action-packed reality show. Nine people will be put through thrilling missions that test their brains, strength, courage and integrity while being coached and motivated by The Rock, aka Dwyane Johnson, himself. The winner will receive up to $1 million.
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Hit the Floor (VH1)
Premieres: Monday, May 27 at 9/8c
Who says basketball is just for guys? Starring Taylour Paige and Logan Browning, the steamy drama is about the members of the Los Angeles Devil Girls, the dance team of the city's fictional basketball team. Paige plays newcomer Ahsha who clashes with Browning's ruthless (and threatened) team captain Jelena. Dean Cain co-stars as Pete Davenport, a former all-star Devil who returns to coach the team.
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Hollywood Game Night (NBC)
Premieres: Wednesday, July 11 at 10/9c
Hosted by Jane Lynch and created by Will & Grace star Sean Hayes, this game show teams two contestants with A-list celebrities in a cocktail party atmosphere based on Hayes' real-life game nights. Celebrity guests will include Amy Poehler, Martin Short, Jason Bateman, Matthew Perry and Kristen Bell.
Add to Watchlist: Hollywood Game Night
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In the Flesh (BBC America)
Premieres: Thursday, June 6 at 10/9c
Ready for another show about zombies? Excuse us — Partially Deceased Syndrome patients? That's what the undead are called in this three-part British miniseries. After a zombie outbreak in fictional town of Roarton, Kieran Walker (Luke Newberry) is diagnosed with PDS and tries to re-integrate into society, which includes taking medication and wearing cosmetics to cover up his putrefying appearance, but he is continually haunted by the carnage he committed while rabid.
Add to Watchlist: In the Flesh
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King & Maxwell (TNT)
Premieres: Monday, June 10 at 10/9c
TNT's love affair of ampersand titles continues! The Closer's Jon Tenney returns to the network as Sean King, one-half of a private eye team along with Rebecca Romijn's Michelle Maxwell, who's an ex-Olympian. Both were in the Secret Service, and King's days there ended lamentably when the presidential candidate to whom he was assigned was assassinated. The drama is based on David Baldacci's popular book series.
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Love Thy Neighbor (OWN)
Premieres: Wednesday, May 29 at 9/8c
OWN's second scripted effort is a half-hour sitcom from — who else? — Tyler Perry about the owners and patrons of Love's Diner, a restaurant that offers advice to its customers. Patrice Lovely stars as Hattie, the owner of the diner, and Palmer Williams, who will reprise his role as Floyd from House of Payne.
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Low Winter Sun (AMC)
Premieres: Sunday, Aug. 11 at 10/9c
Based on the 2006 British miniseries, Mark Strong will reprise his role as Detroit Detective Frank Agnew, who murders a fellow cop. Surely a cop can cover up his own tracks, right? Wrong. Though it appears to be the perfect crime, Agnew's life is forever changed and he is pulled into the Motor City's underworld. Lennie James co-stars.
Add to Watchlist: Low Winter Sun
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Premieres: Monday, June 3 at 10/9c
More than a year after it was ordered, the soapy drama, based on the British series of the same name, will finally make it on air. Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes and Jes Macallan play four pals who each get involved in hot and illicit affairs. Now that's finding friends with common interests.
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Premieres: Thursday, May 23 at 9/8c
Whodunit? You'll know before they do! Inspired by Columbo, the police procedural reveals the criminal and victims at the beginning of each episode, and viewers will watch the detectives (Kristin Lehman, Louis Ferreira and Brendan Penny) figure out the killers' motives. Like ABC's successful summer series Rookie Blue, Motive is a Canadian import and was the country's No. 1 premiere of the season.
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Perfect Score (CW)
Premieres: Tuesday, July 16 at 9/8c
90210's Arielle Kebbel hosts this dating game show in which two friends compete to see who can pick their ideal mate from a group of 12 singletons.The twist: Everyone takes compatibility tests beforehand, and each possible match has a cash value. The player who selects the most compatible match, and thus the highest cash value, wins the date and the money. Might we suggest that the winner is forced to choose between the two?
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Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Premieres: Sunday, June 30 at 10/9c
Tony winner Liev Schreiber will look for Emmy glory as the titular character, a professional "fixer" for the rich and famous in Los Angeles who must balance his work and complicated family after his father, Mickey (Jon Voight), is released from prison. So, he's Olivia Pope with fewer cream pantsuits and affairs with the president?
Add to Watchlist: Ray Donovan
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Save Me (NBC)
Premieres: Thursday, May 23 at 8/7c
Are you there, God? It's me, Anne Heche. Coming off the shelf after a year, the dark comedy stars Heche as a woman who starts to believe that she is channeling God after she has an accident. No, it's not based on her former alter ego Celestia.
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Twisted (ABC Family)
Premieres:Tuesday, June 11 at 9/8c
ABC Family adds another murder mystery to its stable with this drama about Danny Desai (Avan Jogia), a troubled teen who killed his aunt five years prior and is now suspect numero uno in the death of a fellow student. Denise Richards and Sam Robards co-star as Danny's mother and the town sheriff who's convinced Danny's a killer, respectively.
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Under the Dome (CBS)
Premieres: Monday, June 24 at 10/9c
Now this is how you go stir-crazy. Based on Stephen King's sci-fi novel, the thriller takes place in Chester's Mill, Maine, which inexplicably finds itself sealed off from the rest of the world by a massive transparent dome. The town's residents, including Breaking Bad's Dean Norris and Twilight's Rachelle Lefevre, struggle to survive while also trying to uncover the truth behind the barrier and how to get rid of it.
Add to Watchlist: Under the Dome
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Premieres: Sunday, June 23 at 9/8c
It's the marine insurance investigator in the dining room with the knife! From CSI creator Anthony Zuiker, the Clue-esque reality series tests 13 amateur sleuths' deductive skills as they work to uncover who among them has committed a fictional murder in the glamorous estate they're staying in, Rue Manor. They will even have access to, yes, crime scene investigation techniques. A new crime is presented each week and the player who unmasks the killer gets $250,000.
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The Winner Is… (NBC)
Premieres: Wednesday, July 11 at 9/8c
Think American Idol meets Deal or No Deal. Hosted by Nick Lachey, the competition series blends the performances of a singing series with the strategy of a game show. Six acts will battle in groups of two. At the end of each round, players will be judged against each other. The singers can take a cash prize to exit or let the judges decide whether he or she goes on to the next round and a shot at a $1 million grand prize.
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